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Spurs v Arsenal team news: Saka fit, White a sub, Romero out

The 16th and final fixture of Double Gameweek 36 takes place this evening – and what a match it is.

It’s not just local bragging rights on the line as Tottenham Hotspur play host to Arsenal but also a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot.

An Arsenal win secures at least fourth place for the Gunners, while a draw leaves them firmly in the driving seat. A Spurs victory, however, not only keeps things interesting between the two rivals but also means that Chelsea have to tentatively peer over their shoulders.

Kick-off in the north London derby is at 19:45 BST.

The team news is nice and simple from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as there is just one change across the two sides, and it’s an enforced one at that.

Davinson Sanchez comes into the starting XI for the hosts as the injured Cristian Romero misses out.

“In the game against Liverpool he received a hit on his hip. After the game he had pain and is not right to recover.” – Antonio Conte on Cristian Romero

The fact that Arsenal are unchanged means that Bukayo Saka, absent from training ground images on Wednesday and listed as a doubt by his manager, is fit enough to start.

Ben White has also shaken off a hamstring injury but is only on the bench.

Saka is the most-owned player in this fixture, both overall and within the top 10k.

A closer look at the leading 10,000 managers above (via LiveFPL) shows that interest extends beyond the Arsenal winger, with Son Heung-min and Eddie Nketiah both sitting in more than 50% of these teams.

Little more than 2% of Gameweek 36 captains are still to play in this fixture, however.

GAMEWEEK 36 LINE-UPS

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

Subs: Winks, Rodon, Gollini, Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, White, Scarlett, Devine, Craig.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, Holding, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Subs: Leno, White, Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Tavares, Sambi Lokonga, Swanson, Patino.


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935 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Never thought I'd get 2 starts from Martinelli this week

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Hope they are a good combo today like your username and Warren G.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        The combo of Martinelli and?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Saka

      2. NorCal Villan
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Snoop and Warren G are playing May 29 at a Native American casino just 30 miles up the road

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            Sweet!

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Actually tonight was the first time I just assumed he was in & didn't need to check

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          To think before he started against West Ham last week I was dead set on transferring him and James out

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Conte agrees Sanchez is going to be a liability

    3. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Son, saka, Nketia & ramsdale. Assemble!

      1. Gunneryank
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          You're damn right!

        • NorCal Villan
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            There with you except I have Kane instead of Ramsdale

            1. Dammit_182
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              I would rather be you right now! Ramsdale can’t save penalties or keep
              A clean sheet.

              1. NorCal Villan
                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                  Thanks! This combo of players delivering could help me salt away all of my MLs today, especially if Son goes berserker. I have a big lead in several leagues, closest one is 99 points, and would be great to go into Sunday knowing I am (even more) firmly in control

                  1. Dammit_182
                    • 1 Year
                    11 days, 3 hours ago

                    Your Kane definitely smashing it vs my ramsdale

          • Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            Makes me want to lose the NLD
            https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxLiYUmnzmDRxo3ZApZtKJqDfGLFRP23vv
            But it does sound like there's something in it for the winner too

          • Dammit_182
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 4 hours ago

            #hergametoo with the highest score so far this week. Good way to make a statement!

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Can you explain what you're talking about to a simpleton like me pls?

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Just saw the ‘highest score’ for the week team name on FF. which is as above. Reminding us girls play too.

                1. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                  I see. Top work!

            2. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Check out the Hot Topic!

            3. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              Check the hot topics, it's the daughter of a user here!

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Oh nice!!!! Absolute result!

            4. Gunneryank
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Aww nice. That warms my heart. Ladies of fpl doing the work. Cheers and good luck.

            5. OptimusBlack
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 4 hours ago

              ON FH ??
              A- TAA & KDB
              B- Cancelo & Salah

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 3 hours ago

                A

            6. Gunneryank
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Around 100 with Saka, Son, and the new star man Eddie to go. But that's actually not good enough. Seen some ridiculous scores. Oh well, top 50k should be on the cards.

                Good luck managers, and LET'S GO GUNNERS!

              • European Bob
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Play Gordon or Digne?

              • Atimis
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 4 hours ago

                Would you go for?

                1. Salah
                2. Mane

                A. Kane
                B. KDB

                1. beric
                  • 10 Years
                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                  depends on the fa Cup final

                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 days, 4 hours ago

                    Isn't that after the GW37 deadline?

                    1. The Mentaculus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 days, 4 hours ago

                      Deadline is Sunday

                      1. Make Arrows Green Again
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        11 days, 4 hours ago

                        Well [heck] would you look at that. Completely missed that, many thanks!

                    2. European Bob
                      • 9 Years
                      11 days, 4 hours ago

                      Cup final is Saturday bro

              • Gunneryank
                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                  Let's go Arsenal fans. We need this. We must have it.

                  Up the Gunners. Get it done.

                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    11 days, 4 hours ago

                    We dont, will get top four anyway

                    1. Gunneryank
                        11 days, 4 hours ago

                        Ok but you're ruining my narrative for the derby dammit 😀

                        1. Dammit_182
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 4 hours ago

                          I’m not ruining anything??

                    2. DavidBadWillie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 4 hours ago

                      I’m so nervous. I expect spurs to get a slight win but a part of me says arsenal will qualify tonight.

                      1. Gunneryank
                          11 days, 4 hours ago

                          We feel the fear and do it anyway 😉

                      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 12 Years
                        11 days, 4 hours ago

                        Spurs are the biggest bottlers around so no worries

                        1. NorCal Villan
                            11 days, 4 hours ago

                            Someone should creative an adjective for their bottling tendencies

                          • Dammit_182
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 4 hours ago

                            Just to say that this season City have they particular accolade

                      3. beric
                        • 10 Years
                        11 days, 4 hours ago

                        Let's go Son(c)!

                      4. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 4 hours ago

                        As a KDB non owner shite week sums it up.

                        To FH37 or 38, team linked?

                      5. Gunneryank
                          11 days, 4 hours ago

                          Finally a day off to watch my boys earn a spot in the top 4...hopefully 5-3 with a Son hat trick in a loss! 😀

                          Sorry Spuds fans.

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 6 Years
                            11 days, 4 hours ago

                            An Arsenal fan asking for a hattrick against them!!

                            1. Gunneryank
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                I mean context. We could beat them with a brace for Saka and Nketiah. 😀

                          2. Gandalf
                            • 11 Years
                            11 days, 4 hours ago

                            Hoping for a high scoring game, preferably with no Kane involvement. 0-0 incoming

                            1. dabber7
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 4 hours ago

                              As a Kane, Son, Saka, Martinelli and Nketia owner, I'll settle for a 5-5 ...

                          3. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            11 days, 4 hours ago

                            Is it too much to ask for a Ramsdale clean sheet? 😛

                            1. Gunneryank
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                I think you know the answer to that...

                              • AC/DC AFC
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Yep, probably.

                                Spurs are leaky too.

                                2-2?

                              • Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Yeah, Arsenal look comfortable here.

                              • Dammit_182
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Yes.

                            2. Rainer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              11 days, 4 hours ago

                              Cracking atmosphere for a game between two minnows!

                              1. Gunneryank
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Ooof harsh lol

                              2. tiger
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Holding holding Son

                              3. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Son attempted elbow...

                                1. JBG
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Did he fall over and pretend he got injured right after?

                                  1. JBG
                                    • 4 Years
                                    11 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Son that is...

                                2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                  • 12 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  But he’s a nice guy

                                  1. Make Arrows Green Again
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    11 days, 4 hours ago

                                    He's a normal man, an innocent man.

                                    Except when he does violence on the pitch surprisingly often. At least he cries afterwards.

                                    1. FantasyTony
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      11 days, 4 hours ago

                                      He hates what he becomes.

                              4. ZEZIMA
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Topspur? What's that?

                              5. _Ninja_
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Bavies yc

                              6. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Bavies YC

                              7. Camzy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                TAA + Ings or Kane + Gordon?

                                1. JBG
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  TI

                                2. Rainer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Free Hitting? If so, Ings should probably be a lock! Kane if buying one and need for GW38.

                                3. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Ti

                              8. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                1ft, 0.7itb. Pretty happy with my sgw players.

                                A) Kane & Weg > Vardy & Richa -4
                                B) Only Rams > Pickford
                                C) A+B -8

                                Rams
                                Taa Robbo Cash Alonso
                                Salah Maddison Saka Kulu
                                Kane Weg

                                B: Martinelli, Broja, Schär

                                1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Only gw 37. Fh38

                              9. Random Name
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Arsenal's weak links right now are very obvious - elneny, cedric, xhaka

                                1. ZEZIMA
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Don't forget Lacazette

                                2. Deulofail
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Nketiah?

                              10. _Ninja_
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                spurs pen

                                1. _Ninja_
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Son a

                              11. Alan The Llama
                                • 12 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Penalty spurs

                              12. tiger
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Pelanty

                              13. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 4 hours ago

                                Son wins pen?

                                1. Rainer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Yes.

                              14. Casualspotted
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Son assist ffs

                                • OptimusBlack
                                  • 9 Years
                                  11 days, 4 hours ago

                                  Who win it ?