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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, 25 days ago

    Kane assist?

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Must be.. :/

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      nah

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tackle

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    SOOON (c)

  3. JBG
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ugh ffs... Son.

  4. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Why oh why didn't I cap Son (thinks everyone)

    1. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Other than KDB and Sterling cappers

  5. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    YES SON

  6. tokara
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Son the rank killer

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeah .

  7. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Should have captained Son over Salah hahaha

  8. Gunneryank
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Oh my stars and garters.

    • asr
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son(c) you beauty!!!!! Absolute Scenes

    • Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      SONNNNYYYYY GOLDEN BOOT INCOMING

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Everything gained from KDB last night will be lost tonight!

      Make this season end PLEASE!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Steady on, he scored 4

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Kane and Son have 3!

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        😮

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son is the new postman

    • Kodap
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Assist for the son goal?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nah

      2. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Holding

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hard to say, it's one of those grey area ones, I'd lean toward no assist but kane otherwise

    • AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I guess that's Son goal no assist

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Get in Sonny, eat into them KDB points!

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just when I taught my Gameweek couldn't possibly get any worse. Bye Bye top 100k now!

    • lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Where's my dodgy Kane assist for that one?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        On it's way, I hope 😉

    • FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      FH37 Draft… thoughts please:

      Pickford
      TAA Cash Digne
      Salah Son KDB Zaha Gordon
      Richarlison Ings

      Steele Nketiah Kelly Tsimikas

      1. TAA Salah Gordon Nketiah(b) 352
      2. VVD Diaz Delph(b) Kane 343
      3. Mykolenko Diaz Gallagher(b) Kane 343

      Appreciate some help please…

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This is what FPL is all about.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Any chance Kulu could join in on this?

    • TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Come on son, need another off you tonight to make up for the KDB nightmare

    • Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What do I do here?
      Looking at Son in 38 or Zaha this GW but I’m unsure what to do.

      1 FT 0.5 ITB

      Foster Ramsdale
      Cancelo Dias Robbo TAA Alonso
      Mount Salah Kulu Martinelli Gordon
      Watkins Richarlison Dennis

    • DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son has been the bane of my season.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Buy him next season

      2. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Did someone say Bane?

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qpeUZeU-cdo

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        6 nil Spurs?

      4. Gunneryank
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Damn it, Arsenal.

        • Neto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          C'mon Son! Punish those cocky KDB owners ( ͡º ͜ʖ͡º)

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            1,084,004 of them.

            But Twitter amplifies it somewhat

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cool kids have both 🙂

        • Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Any assist ?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            None with his 10th assist this DGW.

        • jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          100k rank drop this week. Horrible

          1. ZEZIMA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            No coming back from that

          2. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            78k to 131k here - have some fun the last few weeks!

        • Nightcrawler
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Good news for Arsenal fans they don't have to witness this mauling being already in the MUD

        • That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          17k to 131k between GW30 and GW36, never quit bottled something this bad in my life! Time for a bottle of something myself 🙂

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah, I’m on 11 out of 13 red arrows! But now as dramatic a drop as yours! Clinging onto a green arrow now

            1. That Was Easy!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Check this out --> https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/934921/history

              Going to have fun with a few crazy moves the final 2 weeks, more pain or a couple moments of brilliance

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Son > Kane in 26, FH Salah out for his haul against MU, I've been on the wrong side of just about everything.