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Tierney absent as Tavares, Saka and Lacazette start

Gameweek 9 gets underway in north London this evening as Arsenal play host to Aston Villa.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta has made three changes from Gameweek 8, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m), Albert Sambi Lokonga (£4.9m) and Nuno Tavares (£4.3m) replacing Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m), Martin Odegaard (£5.5m) and Kieran Tierney (£4.9m), who misses out due to a bruised ankle.

That means Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) is fit to start despite being taken off injured at half-time on Monday after a heavy challenge.

As for Aston Villa, they are unchanged from their 3-2 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Matty Cash (£5.1m) has recovered from a dead leg he sustained during that match, while Leon Bailey (£6.4m) makes the bench after missing the last three Gameweeks with a thigh injury.


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny, Kolasinac, Martinelli

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, Luiz, McGinn, Targett, Buendia, Watkins, Ings

Subs: Steer, Sanson, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Bailey, Archer, Ramsey


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  1. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hope Bailey gets a injury free run. Not a Villa fan and not going to be a Bailey FPL owner anytime soon. He just looks like he could be a real entertainer.

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ødegaard isn't very good is he

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      So Odebaard then...

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not compared to ESR or Saka

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rubbish signing

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Slow, weak, contributes very little.

      Saw that in his loan spell, don't know why Arteta and Edu were so infatuated by him.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Leno back soon

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      There was nothing Ramsdale could have done to save that.

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nah. Leno's done

  4. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Odeegard 40M euro what a buy

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Joe Linton says hi

  5. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Avl was supposed to have decent defense. Their goal was a "lucky" one, interesting to see what was it's xG. Stars are just aligned against me and I have lost my touch 🙁 Well, soon I have to target top 100k and forget top 10k. Unless Jesus helps me...

    1. Astronaut
        1 month, 8 days ago

        who do you have mate?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ramsdale fielded and ESR last on the bench... Yes, after poor start I remember having had 11/13 green arrows. The issue is that I seem to have lost some focus on this game, since I may have "gotten life" 😉

      • Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Villa?

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The game is mostly luck, you probably never had a ‘touch’ and are just On a run of bad fortune, it will turn mate

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Auba cramping up

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ramsdale and Auba owner - could have been so much more

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That must be annoying, yeah. This game!

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Could have been a lot less as well.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Should be getting double what you're gonna get

      4. Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sanchez gets a cs against City then it’s time to call it a day.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good ebening.

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Maybe the ‘great fpl asset’ Raph can finally show up this week and stop getting out scored by likes of esr

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Leeds without Phillips = crap

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Martinez 32 points in the last 5 gameweeks...

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Martinez conceding 3 and finishing on 10 points is some going.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Against his former club as well

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        jeez cant think of many CS they had either

      3. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The international break **** ups ruined this for me as was all set on Martinez set and forget.

        Then again I did enjoy the Sa 14 pointer so can’t complain

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good to know my first sub has locked in 1 point (D Luiz). Definitely a good chance he is going to come on I suspect as a Christensen owner!

    8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Arsenal 9th! They must be chuffed. Happy for them!

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          They’re at the top half of the table and not in the relegation race as before?

    9. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      How you lost that cleanie ramsdale

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        By conceding a goal

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        the ball went inside his net

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Think the man was asking a wry rhetorical question, lads. He wasn't genuinely confused

    10. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Arteta in!

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        😆

    11. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Such a good arsenal performance.

      Really unlucky we’ve not got hauls there.

    12. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      ESR & Ramsdale owner. Bitter sweet

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nah that’s just sweet.

      2. All The Aces
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ramsdale owner and ESR seller. Just bitter.

      3. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ESR is a huge differential, easily covers the much more owned Ramsdale.

        Started both myself we can enjoy that one even without the CS 🙂

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah no point moaning. That haul is just awesome.

      4. RedRo
          1 month, 8 days ago

          There’s nothing bitter about that

      5. Astronaut
          1 month, 8 days ago

          should I be happy I didn't play white?

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Depends who you played.

          2. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yes unless you wanted 2 points

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Not really. He’s ceiling is really 6 points with occasional bonus.
            He’s my first sub, hopefully not needed

            1. Bennerman
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              The day he scores, will you change his 'ceiling'? Who decides a 'ceiling'?
              FFS non-thing

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                It’s a common fantasy term not just in soccer.
                Refers to their reasonable upside. White doesn’t have much attack in his locker so one would expect 6 points when they keep a cs and maybe some bonus points, more often away from home when the attack isn’t as good

                1. Bennerman
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I know, and I'm saying it is purely jargon. As is 'upside' (ie, chances of doing well).

                  It's one of the ways people who make money out of this 'industry' make it seems special, sub-cultural and smart.

                  They are loving it when people then repeat guff like 'ceiling', 'upside', etc.

                  I know you won't like this and will have your back up, but it's the true landscape. In my opinion, of course.

                  1. Theholygoalie
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I get what you're saying and I'm not a fan of innate jargon myself but when it comes to defenders who do not go forward even for corners then you can say they have a 'ceiling'.

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      They don't, though. It's just a general expectation that they probably won't score more than whatever figure.

                      But it's only predicated on what's gone before, it is not true science. It's just an expectation. What about when Jonny Evans scored his first goal for Man United after 100+ games? Did he have a ceiling before that, and then did it change?

                      It's just jargon on here, and it's all gravy for those who feel pretty clever when they come out with it, even more gravy for those who make money from this whole made-up thingy.

                  2. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I kinda understand where you’re coming from but it is an industry/business now and it’s a lot easier to use these terms rather than having to explain oh I don’t think White is very capable of scoring much more than 6 points per game.
                    Terminology like upside, ceiling/floor im ok with as I use it as a talking reference.

                    Can’t stand nailed and essential personally

        • yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Saka oh how you fail me

        • All The Aces
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Another proverbial FPL nutsack kicking for me then.

          Ramsdale between the sticks and sold ESR this week for Mbeumo.

          Ballbags!

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Haha. Proper bags of balls, doh

        • jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          So so close to the dbl arsenal defence paying off.
          Know you never check rank before the 90 mins is up, but I was looking at a 50% rise to 65k

          Ah well, wasn't to be!

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          My rank 817k > 1.2m after -12. Could have been much worse.

          Luckily whole team still to play.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            -12 ! which transfers did u make?

          2. Mambino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            That's balsy

        • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Good evening all!!! I don’t own Vardy, Son or a City defender currently, could you rank in order of which order I should prioritise getting them in?!

          A- Son
          B- Vardy
          C- Cancelo

          Cheers everyone!!!

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Whichever one is bound to rise in £'s.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Could do Ronaldo, Greenwood and Townsend to Son, Vardy and Brownill which frees up 0.8

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                *Brownhill

          2. RedRo
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Probably B,C,A but kind of depends on who you’re getting rid of too - Son’s fixtures are a couple of weeks from getting really good.

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                The players who would go are Alonso, Greenwood and Ronaldo mate

          3. Sam (Team Sam)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Thinking of a 4 point hit for this...

            Out: Ronaldo, Saka, Benrahma
            In: Aubameyang, Son, Mbuemo

            Is it madness?

            Have exact money, so would need to move tonight.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Just remember Auba doesn’t score away from home mate!! Haha maybe get him for Watford at home the week after

              1. Lord.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Everyone’s at home against Newcastle.

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Auba seemed to be limping, but nothing serious I guess.

          4. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The way Auba got his final points is odd, goal, assist, missed pen, yellow card, and 1 bap. wtf

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I’m unsure what to feel as Auba (c).

              Could easily have been 12 pointer but equally miss the rebound and on 3 points.

              Weird game

              1. ilikewud
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Auba has always screwed me - Auba should have had more - I will never buy again lol (he's done me wrong as captain in dgw and other gws int he last few seasons)

            2. Kellz86
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              ESR, Martinez, Partey in BPs currently

            3. SouthCoastSaint
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Should have also been sent off …

          5. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            OR - 5.6k

            ESR is a legend!

            Chuffed with that WC pick last gw.

            I was so close to selling/benching him as well this he and then better sense prevailed. 😀

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Nice one. Think your linked team is wrong though 😀

            2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              You linked team says otherwise about the rank.

            3. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Ranks are not updated yet I guess

              1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Lol

              2. RedRo
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I think it’s just the wrong team mate - unless he’s taken you from 3.8m to 5.6k

                  Congrats on the rank, great work

              3. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Fixed my ream link

            4. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Based on today's performance, do I still play Livramento (wat) over ESR & Tierney (lei) next week?

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Over Tierney, but not over ESR

              3. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Leicester have been very poor defensively. Definitely play ESR.

            5. tbos83
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Martinez looking essential again

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                After conceding 3?!? Pen saves are hard to predict.

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  32 points in 5 gameweeks and villa not been great defensively at all

              2. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Not gonna save a penalty every week.

            6. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Bugger offff!

              Where did those Partey bonus points come from.

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Well he did score

                1. TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  More it’s the stupid post game manipulation. Aubameyang was like 2-3 points above him at full time.

                  It’s only a point but 7 point captain covers a goal for Salah

                  1. ilikewud
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Auba missed a pen and got a yellow - Would have had to score or assist another to get in the bps with those negatives.

                    1. Bennerman
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Yeah, it's an imperfect system (where this isn't a perfect one), but on the face of it if someone misses a pen, gets a yellow and doesn't really play eye-catchingly well, he doesn't really deserve to be considered in the game's top three performers. That's fair enough

            7. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Fizzing height of top 6k

              Enjoying while it lasts

              Team link fixed 😀

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Good going!

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Majestic.

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Post it again please

            8. mcginnntonic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Zinchenko will play this weekend. right???