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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Spurs and Arsenal both now 5/6 to finish 4th!

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Arsenal will bottle it, Spurs do not have a history of bottling it

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ask Hazard

        • Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Unless they have lasagne the night before.

        • Utopsis
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          See 2015/16 PL season, and 2018/19 CL final.

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        We’ll scrape by Newcastle and pump Everton on the last day.

        Maybe.

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is a 30 point gain on a free hit over previous team considered a success?

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I would say so. 30 points from any chip is a result.

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Haha! Do you really need to ask this?

    3. Neto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GW26 Kane vs MCI 13pts
      GW27 Kane vs BUR 2pts

      GW36 Kane vs ARS 13pts
      GW37 Kane vs BUR

      1. Neto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        TOT vs BUR

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          (S)on rather than (K)ane then

      2. Neto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Kane had only two consecutive double-digit hauls this season.

        1. Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm an idiot. Kane had just one.

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Best way to get Son?

      Sa
      TAA/Robbo/Laporte/Cancelo/James
      Saka/Jota/Coutinho/Foden
      Kane

      Dubravka/Fraser/Broja/Dobbin
      1ft 1.4itb

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Coutinho to Son, Laporte to fodder. Does that give you enough?

        1. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          cheers but not enough money.

    5. g_jannyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Emerson and Sessegnon look capable of a 15point haul not sure which one gets it

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Neither. They can't finnish 😉

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sess looks the better pick

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Alonso and James still better options

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      So FH37, Good? Great? Poor? Solid? Boring? Template?

      Any changes?

      PICK
      Trent DIGNE CASH
      Salah Son ZAHA GORDON
      Kane INGS RICH

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Looks solid enough. Could maybe loose one of kane or son but depends on whether you are chasing or looking to hold. If you are holding thats solid

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          At 1.9k and no idea if I’m holding or pushing haha! Tonight kind of hurt me

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            1.7 actually 😆

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It’s the template but I like it, got the exact same draft 😆

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Seems the most logical. Unless you want City (Cancelo or KDB) or Maddison

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah could drop Kane for KDB but I prefer Kane for this gameweek.
            TAA and Gordon to Robertson and Gray is something I’m looking at if I think TAA will be rested.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Also considering that. Which is best though Gordon or Gray? Money a side haha

      3. teneighty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Looks good, I'm bookmarking this in case I run out of FPL time this weekend.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Aye it’s canny enough. Just no city

      4. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Exactly the same as mine

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          GL then haha

      5. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nearly the same as mine:
        Kane -> KDB
        Ings -> Watkins

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yeah the Kane / KDB call is the tricky one! Especially as a KDB owner right now

          1. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yep its a tough call!

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Why Watkins over Ings?

          1. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Just reading the stats. But I can see many going Ings over Watkins, so I feel like im missing something :p

      6. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nearly same as mine although now thinking Maddison over Gordon

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Must have a high team value to make that change

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Oh sorry means downgrading digne to Keane

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I’d deffo make that move but Gordon is 4.7 and Maddison 6.9?

              1. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Pickford
                TAA Keane cash
                Son KDB Maddison zaha
                Kane Watkins (if fit) rich

              2. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Sorry ignore me as I don’t have salah !!

    7. Dreaming of glory
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A) kane, cash, buendia
      B) son, Digne, richalison

    8. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      FH37 Draft… thoughts please:

      Pickford
      TAA Cash Digne
      Salah Son Zaha Gordon*
      Richarlison Ings Kane

      Steele Kelly Tsimikas Brownhill

      1. Gordon 343
      2. Mykolenko 442

      Who to go with in that 11th spot, Gordon in 343 or Mykolenko in 442 ?

    9. sinik
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Start Weg or Ramsey?

    10. Abaddon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jesus, mount and Dias to Ricky, Son and Holgate -8?

      1. Utopsis
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        -8 is steep but I do like those moves

    11. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Any point keeping Kulu if I have Kane and Son aswell?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        BUR/nor.

      2. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good fixtures, esp in 38. Not sure who else you could get for better value ?

    12. Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Difficult decisions coming up for the home straight then.

      Not easy picking the plum fixtures out of these.

      Ready to take a few hits!
      Son and Zaha incoming this week.

      Would you rather lose Mount or Saka?

      1. Utopsis
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Saka for me - still carrying a knock + Mount's GW38 fixture is incredible

    13. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Moved up 100 places or ~1% tonight despite having Kane
      Shows you basically need Kane and Son to advance, they just score at the same time and both are well owned

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 18 days ago

          0.36% here lol

      2. PartyTime
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Very tiny green arrow for me. Can’t complain

        • Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          On a FH..

          A) Matip, Kane
          Or?
          B) Robertson, Vardy

          Have Son. (Bench - Amartey, Tsimikas)

        • BUZZBOMB
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Who will be the first to post the "Is 225 any good this GW?" brag...?

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            It might have been at the end Tuesday

        • FredrikH
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Looking at Cancelo Salah Pukki to Digne Luis Diaz and Kane somehow.

        • MrJobby
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Did I hear Gary Neville say opta has awarded an assist to Kane.? Do fantasy use opta ?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I think he said Opta won’t give it (which is not what FPL soley use anyway, they make up their own rules) but he would

          2. BUZZBOMB
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            No they use the Post Office Horizon system

        • teneighty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          My FPL-promise to myself for next season: I will not let FOMO dictate who I captain.

          1. No Need
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Till Salah doubles your rank again

            1. teneighty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.

          2. Utopsis
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Salah is an FPL phenomenon - FOMO will reign supreme until he leaves the PL

            1. PartyTime
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Salah is fpl

              • Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                No it won't. I sold him for Bruno 😉

          3. Utopsis
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Gents - for GW38 would you rather have:

            1. Taylor (NEW)
            2. Fofana (SOU)

            Given what we know about 2's playing time?

          4. robt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            My Salah-less FH. Thoughts?
            Pickford
            Digne Cash Myko
            Son KDB Zaha Jota
            Kane Rich Ings

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Great. With one huge omission!

            2. BeWater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I like it.

          5. The Frenchie
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Should I do those moves for -4?

            In: De Bruyne / Son / Zinchenko or Mykolenko?
            Out: Salah / Kulusevski / TAA

            Schmeichel
            TAA / Robertson / Cancelo / James
            Salah / Mount / Kulusevski / Coutinho
            Kane / Watkins

          6. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Feels like the GW from hell with my Sterling to Mahrez hit. Still 134(-4) is a nice green arrow.

            1. ToffeePot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              If that's a GW from Hell you must be winning fpl?

          7. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah obviously

            1. teneighty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Same

          8. asr
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            158(-8) finally a BB success and massive green (41.43%)!

            Now to tinker a bit more with the FH37 draft but pretty much set on

            Pickford
            Cash Digne Mykolenko
            Salah KDB Son Zaha
            Kane Richarlison Ings

            3.9 KDH Tsimikas 3.8

            Gl everyone!

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              The benefit of FH is affording all 4 big hitters. I just have to go without Salah and hope he won't end my season.

            2. TimoTime
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              What’s your team value?

          9. footballfreak
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Mount to zaha for hit? Yes or no?

            1. Utopsis
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Having the exact same dilemma

              1. footballfreak
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Only problem is that i want mount for last game

                1. Utopsis
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Exactly - considering the hokey cokey as a result, even though I hate that tactic

            2. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              No unless mount gets full 120mins ta cup

          10. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Any good?
            Pickford
            TAA Keane cash
            Son KDB Maddison zaha
            Kane Watkins (if fit) rich

          11. GoonerGirl
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Love you Arsenal. Not easy when you have to play against 12 men. Referees so corrupt.

          12. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            What a pasting. Massive. 137 (-4). Would be 138 if I'd not taken the hit but ko živ, ko mrtav.

          13. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            So Newcastle will basically decide who gets champs league now from the two