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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. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Son will overtake Salah at this rate

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    ESR on for Marti.

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gutted martnelli should have got big points this DGW in first game

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think Martinelli has been much better than Saka so far.

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I like Martinelli a lot, but I still feel ESR brings more

  3. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I've got one FT available, but I don't see any real benefit in playing it this week. I could obviously swap a single gw player for someone with a double (Havertz to Zaha, for example), but I'm tempted to roll the FT into the final week. I'd appreciate any recommendations you have.

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo | James | Matip | Davies
    Salah | Son (c) | Coutinho | Havertz | Saka
    Toney
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Dubravka | Thiago Silva | Wood | Adams

  4. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Grrr...

    Emerson and Son have spurned two assists for Sessegnon now.

  5. subhojit123
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Keep or sell Sterling?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Keep

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      keep

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He's a keeper

  6. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Opinions on a Mahrez punt on free hit this week?

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FYI, I’ll be getting Son & Kane on FH this week so can say close to 100% say that they will both blank! 😀

  8. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Salah captain gw37? Now that the heat for Golden boot is on?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      or Son for the same reason ?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I don't own him which is a shame, but he is as good a captain choice as any

      2. Neto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        early kick off captain?

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          hmmm yeah cant do that again

  9. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kane is so selfish. Did not even give Son the pen

    1. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hahah

      1. Rohirrims
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Only after his hattrick will he share the spoils

    2. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah obviously

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Newcastles last home game of their most promising season in decades, Monday night atmosphere, huge test for the young Gunners!

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can genuinely see Newcastle getting a result

      2. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Monday-night atmosphere? It's the second worst slot after the Saturday morning!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Monday is a big drinking day in Newcastle 😉

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          The place will be bouncing!

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        can see them bottle it and finish 5th but I think that will be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal dont think this squad is ready for UCL

    4. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well done kane and son owners!

      I was lording it up after KDB (c) last night so only fair to pipe up when things going terribly!

      What a gameweek! Anyone else ready for the summer and gearing up for a season like no other?

      Shall we all just quit for a year?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You sound foaming haha! 🙂

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          At 22k, probably back down to 36k again after tonight.

          It’s by no means a bad season but just never had a sustained good run!

          All good fun though. I’ll be back next year!

          Captained KDB but so did rivals and Foster, Holgate, Nketiah, James and Mount have done for me

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This is gw like no other

      3. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It’s been a rollercoaster season. Never seen so many polarising weeks when 50:50 decisions can create a 30-40 point difference

      4. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I will be needing the entirety of the summer to rekindle my hope, that's for sure.

      5. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Well after James Assist and mount goal last night I turned off the tv I knew it was going to be a massacre! Then later see Kdb haul! Dropped 100k in rank! Then tonight son(c)Kane and kulu so all is never lost till the game week ends. Lesson learned!

    5. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Am I missing something people still getting salah FH37?

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The only thing you will miss is his 20 pointer next gw 😉

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Maybe but hasn’t exactly been getting big points recently

      2. Feanor
        • 13 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm getting him out for KDB on my FH.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          KDB and Kane for me

    6. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm still doing Kane and Saka to Ings and KDB

    7. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Come on Kulusevski! Do something

    8. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Spare a thought for my rival that was leading most of season and had to be 70 or 80 ahead going into this wk.

      He got 95 this wk and is 40 behind after guy in 2nd got 185 on a BB.

      185!!

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh Jesus, that makes my travails this week – against my younger blooming brother – not so harrowing

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          But still harrowing

    9. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will Son be retrospectively banned for such dirty cheating?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don't think there's retro bans now with VAR.

        Would just be admiting the officials are even more useless.

    10. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      There should be a separate award for penalty goals. And the trophy should be a gift-wrapped present

    11. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I need to do one FH draft without any Spurs player. I need to enjoy that Burnley match.

    12. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Moura on for son

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kulu off as well

    13. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kuluseless!

    14. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sensible decision

    15. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Should thank Spurs for putting the pressure on and exposing the players that won't be good enough for Arsenal's champions league campaign next season

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Lalmao

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh bollocks we need to restart the project!

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        thats the whole squad pretty much except like 2-3 players

      4. DavidBW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cedric
        Holding
        Tavares
        Lokonga
        Pepe
        Lacazette

        All need to be banished

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          and Xhaka

    16. Feanor
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Son off

    17. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Everyone’s forgetting that Spurs are more then capable of losing to Burnley when expected to win.

      1. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not at home I don’t think so

        1. DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Brighton 2 weeks ago

          1. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yea true but in fairness potter team set up was always going to cause problems for spurs! They struggle with a low block but burnley need the win!

    18. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Noooooo Son out 🙁

    19. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Son fuming

      1. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just like the lads

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yay. Son subbed. No more pain.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Decent returns from Eddie & Sonny!

      4. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Arsenal fan with triple Arsenal and Kulu. Not pleased.

      5. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kulu and son out! Nice…

        Now let’s go my last two Nketiah Saka …

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Timing
          Nketiah out