Dugout Discussion

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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996 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So typical for Arse to get a cleanie yet no Tierney, hate FPL sometimes

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just sometimes?!

    2. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Er...

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Note to self: I must stop rejecting players with double surnames besides Alexander-Arnold. /Saka owner

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wrong notepad

  3. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Could do with the ramsdale cleanie going

    1. Im New Here
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      congrats

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Auba SOT

  5. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ramsdale 7 pointer?

    1. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Stop jinxing it 😛

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Minimum

  6. Yank Revolution
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Fun Fact: Villa have conceded 6 unanswered goals in a row dating back to last week.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good work with the dating

      1. Astronaut
          1 month, 13 days ago

          lol

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      ESR has only returned in 2 out of 9 games and the comments section going crazy.

      Anyone who owns him can’t be ranked too highly surely? 🙂

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        ML leader who was already much ahead have ESR and White

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Envious Smith-Rowe

      3. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I am top 1k before this game

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          You’ll be back.

      4. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It's about picking when to start him fella

      5. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He’s a great enabler. Perfect to avoid hits too.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yep

      6. Al Moon Yeah
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I can almost taste the salt in your comment

      7. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        More than Kane 😉

      8. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 13 days ago

          They may not have owned or played him 9 weeks

        • Root
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          ESR 2nd sub for me. 🙁

          17k rank

      9. Astronaut
          1 month, 13 days ago

          can't really blame my self for benching white, had Liv Rudiger and TAA....

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Odegaard pants again.

        • Dammit_182
            1 month, 13 days ago

            These 5.5m mids have been great value this year. ESR, Everton mids, Gallagher and Mbuemo (if he stops hitting the post). Feels like having 1 in your team is the way to go - is it worth having any more if is that over kill??

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I have two.

            2. tbos83
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I've got 2 (ESR and Gray). Think Salah is only premium mid worth the money

            3. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I've got 2, but suffering as it means I have Ronaldo with all the spare cash.

            4. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              3 here

            5. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              *is great value

            6. Make United Great Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I’ve got two

            7. Fadi AMJK
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Planning to have two, they offer a great value and would allow Son as a third premier along with TAA
              Mbeumo one for sure
              The second is open to debate along with form

          • Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Kept faith with ESR until week 4 and sold without hesitation.

            Now I'm scratching my head a little bit

            Checks their fixtures...

            1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I got him for a hit at gw5 while all pro pundits on YouTube suggested Saka

          • Brakos2k
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Anyone else take ESR out this week or just me?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              About the same as benching him.

          • have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            wait, Danny Ings was on the pitch this whole time?

          • Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            So Captains aside. ESR has on his own scored me more points than my entire 4 man midfied over the past 2 weeks combined, gotta love him :).

          • matiakez
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Not much fun as a Saka and Tierney owner

          • Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Planning to bench ESR again next week 🙁

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Oh no! White getting a cleanie and bonus.

            Not great this week but still a stellar 4.4m pick.

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Timing

            2. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Lol

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Perfect jinx!

          • DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            6 points is very underwhelming for Aubamayang tonight.

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Took -8 so working well

          • RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            We just need a Villa goal

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Timing

            2. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Ohhhhh timing!!!!

            3. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Good timing!

            4. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Kind of opposite of jinxing 🙂

          • lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Decent start with Auba. Could have been more, but happy to keep him under the radar for the next home fixtures. A really big score is not far away me think

          • _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            ramsey goal

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Whoops ARS

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Sorry if I trolled away your points

          • Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yesssss clean sheet wipe out

          • Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            The excitement over one Matthew Cash lasted precisely one game week.

          • Zilla
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Of course, who now

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What a goal tbf

          • Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            YES, huge clean wipe

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Ramsdale > ?

          • Riverside Red
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            West Ham next for Villa...Antonio and Benrahma owners hopeful.