Unai Emery drops Nicolas Pepe selection hint ahead of Watford vs Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Sep 2019 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement Watford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:54FullscreenWatford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/watford-v-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-2005254/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Responding to the managerial change at Watford, Emery said: ‘They finished with Javi Gracia, they did a very great season last year and now they signed a very great coach also with Quique Sanchez Flores.‘I think now he’s going to know the team, the players and he knows some players because he trained them three years ago and I think he is also going to be good also.‘I really respect every coach. I think now with Quique Sanchez Flores, they are going to continue working well like they were doing with Javi Gracia.‘We are going to respect them and prepare for the match thinking of us in the beginning and after, respecting them with their characteristics.‘After, some things can change. Watford are going to be the same in their great spirit like a team and also they are going to push a lot in Watford with their supporters. They have very good players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Unai Emery drops Nicolas Pepe selection hint ahead of Watford vs Arsenal Nicolas Pepe was sent home early from international duty by Ivory Coast (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is hopeful Nicolas Pepe will be fit enough to play a starring role for Arsenal against Watford on Sunday.The club’s record signing has shown flashes of huge potential during the opening weeks of the new season following his £72million move from Lille.Pepe caught the eye, in particular, during the recent defeat against Liverpool at Anfield, providing the usually unflappable Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson with several uncomfortable moments.The 24-year-old has already operated as a conventional winger and a support striker as Emery continues to tinker with his system and make alterations to his starting line-ups depending on the opposition.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal confirmed on Friday that Alexandre Lacazette would be out of action until October with a persistent ankle injury, which could force Emery to deploy Pepe in the role he filled at Anfield on Sunday alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Pepe was sent home early from international duty by Ivory Coast last week, but Emery his confident his major summer signing will feature at Vicarage Road.‘We decided to keep him here with us [during the international break] & we were working with him to have him ready for Sunday & we think he will be.It is a small problem. Where is it? I don’t know exactly.’Watford have taken only a single point from their opening four matches this season and last weekend parted company with Javi Gracia, who was instantly replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores, who coached the Hornets during the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.last_img read more

FanDuel Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgMORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX Jordan Howard, Bears @ Giants ($5,700). I’m not a huge fan of Howard as a player, but this week seems to be a good one to target him, especially given his sub-$6K pricing.  While Howard hasn’t played well of late (112 total yards, no scores in his last three games) the Giants allow the fifth-most FanDuel points to RBs. They have struggled with bigger power backs in recent weeks too, including Peyton Barber and Adrian Peterson. Howard could be the next in line to break 100 yards and score, so we’ll get him as a cheap FLEX that may be among the lower-owned options in our lineup.DEF Buffalo Bills @ Dolphins ($4,000). In recent weeks, the Bills’ defense has played well against pedestrian quarterbacks, and they’re averaging 9.0 FanDuel points in their last two contests. They’re a lower-budget option that should have a chance to generate some turnovers against a still banged-up Ryan Tannehill, so we’ll take a chance on them as a low-budget option. Week 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerWeek 13 FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS tournament lineupQB Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. 49ers ($7,700). Last week, I took Lamar Jackson in a solid matchup as my QB, and that worked out. This week, I’ll be spending down into a similar price range to target another QB who can run in Wilson. Wilson is taking on a 49ers team that has allowed 19.9 FanDuel points per game to QBs. Wilson should have a chance to do damage against them despite his limited opportunities to pass the ball (the Seahawks throw the second-fewest amount of passes across the league). That latter stat is part of why Wilson is so cheap, and getting him as the 10th-highest priced QB on the slate seems like a bargain.RB Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Cardinals ($7,600). The Cardinals have allowed the fourth-most FanDuel points to RBs this season at a clip of 29.1 per game. Jones is starting to get more work in the Green Bay offense, and he has at least 93 scrimmage yards and a score in each of the past three weeks. The Packers will likely look to exploit the Cardinals weakness against the run, so that means that Jones could see carries early and often. As the seventh-highest priced RB on this slate, he’s a worthwhile investment.RB Phillip Lindsay, Broncos @ Bengals ($7,000). The Bengals defense has been dreadful in recent weeks, and they have allowed the third-most FanDuel points to RBs this season. Lindsay should have a chance to see a lot of touches, and he has at least 100 scrimmage yards and a score in each of the past two weeks. That, coupled with the fact that the Bengals have allowed four RB to score 19.5-plus fantasy points in the past three weeks makes Lindsay a good value as the 10th-highest priced RB on the slate.​WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos @ Bengals ($7,000). I am going with a contrarian stack by pairing Sanders with his equally-priced teammate Lindsay. The reason for this is simple: Cincinnati is simply that bad. Sanders should continue to see a bulk of the team’s targets, as he’s averaging 9.0 per game in the past three outings, and he will have a chance to break a big play. This leaves us heavily exposed to the Broncos playing an early game, but it should ultimately pay off because of the porous Bengals defense.WR D.J. Moore, Panthers @ Buccaneers ($6,400). In the past two games, Moore has logged 15 catches for 248 yards and a TD. He’s becoming the No. 1 receiver for the Panthers and should continue to see a volume of targets. The Buccaneers have allowed the fifth-most FanDuel points to WRs this year and this contest has the makings of an offensive showdown.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | DraftKingsWR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. 49ers ($6,700). I wanted to stack Wilson with one of his top weapons, and the pricing on Lockett here is solid. Lockett has been surprisingly consistent this season, and he has scored a TD in eight of 11 games. He should have a good chance to beat the 49ers’ coverage team, and Wilson targets his just about five times per game. That’s enough for us to take him on as a TD threat with decent volume.TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Raiders ($7,800). I wanted exposure to the Raiders-Chiefs game, so I decided to spend up at TE. Kelce is far and away the highest-priced tight end, but spending up is possible since we didn’t spend up big at any other position. Kelce is averaging 15.17 FanDuel points per game, and he should consistently get close to that number, especially if he can score. He has a ton of upside, taking on one of the worst defenses in the league, so he’s well worth the investment on an otherwise thin-looking slate for the position. Last week’s slimmed-down NFL DFS slate is in the past, and now we have a deep player pool to choose from. For this week’s FanDuel GPP lineup, only the Saints-Cowboys, Chargers-Steelers, and Redskins-Eagles games were unavailable for main slate. That left players from 26 other teams to choose from for our daily fantasy football roster. This time around, we budgeted strategically and spent no more than $7,800 on any single pick.Because of our spending decisions, we were able to generally get top-tier talent at most positions. We didn’t target the pricing ceiling at any position, save for TE, but we spent down just enough and targeted matchup-based sleepers to carry our tournament lineup. We have two stacks, including a traditional QB-WR stack with a pair of Seahawks and a contrarian RB-WR stack with a team that has a great matchup. We’re hoping these moves gain us enough differentiation to really make some noise in GPP formats and get in the money.last_img read more