Lineups Available from 7pm
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Chambers, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ox, Walcott
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Can, Lucas, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke
Subs: Bogdan, Sakho, Moreno, Origi, Ings, Ibe, Rossiter
The Fantasy Perspective
From a Fantasy point of view this is an interesting clash. The gameweek average for the Fantasy Premier League currently sits at 32 points going into tonight’s fixture but with high ownership across the board for both Arsenal and Liverpool that average could shoot upwards if some of the big names fire tonight.
Despite being the away team there will be a lot of eyes on Liverpool new boy Christian Benteke who currently commands an impressive ownership figures in excess of 40% meaning more than 1million fantasy players will be looking for him to hit the back of the net tonight to add to their points tally for GW3.
In addition to Benteke the top 5 players in terms of ownership for this match looks like this
- Benteke 40.3%
2. Clyne 39.4%
3. Cech 29.2%
4. Coutinho 19.8%
5. Koscielny 15.2%
With a week to go in the transfer window the rumour mill is still in full on crazy mode. Depending on which source you care to believe Arsenal will sign/won’t sign/have signed/have no chance of signing Karim Benzema. This transfer saga epitomises the long drawn out nature of the transfer window but from a Fantasy perspective one thing is clear – If a player like that joins the league this week – expect an influx of managers looking to add the current Madrid man to their lineup.
Prediction from @Bet_McLean and @OurLogie
I like Brendan Rodgers. A nice guy who deserves to do well and it’s a pity he didn’t win the Premiership two years ago. He has spent an awful lot of money to strengthen his resources, some of it poorly. His investment in that Italian misfit Mario Balotelli was reckless, just as many had predicted. Rodgers has brought a number of players in over the summer and it will take time for them all to bed in.
Arsenal have by no means set the world alight thus far this season despite a impressive pre-season, however they were much improved against a solid Crystal Palace team last week and in Alexis Sanchez have a genuine game changer regardless if he is operating at 100% fitness.
The Reds were so lucky against Bournemouth, but a reinvigorated Arsenal will not be so forgiving.
Arsenal to win.