Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Troy Deeney send Fantasy Premier League managers into despair after Watford vs Arsenal game
Fantasy Premier League bosses were pulling their hair out after Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Watford on Monday night.
The match was decided in two crazy minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang charged down Ben Foster to put the Gunners in front, moments before Hornets skipper Troy Deeney saw red for an elbow on Lucas Torreira.
Arsenal climbed back into the top four, but FPL managers were sent tumbling down their mini-leagues as a result of the drama.
The official FPL account on Twitter revealed that 81,126 people transferred Aubameyang out of their teams ahead of the match – and 105,568 brought in Deeney!
The Watford striker looked to be a solid option with nine goals this season and a tasty double-gameweek against Premier League strugglers Huddersfield and Southampton coming up.
But he finished the Arsenal game on minus-two points and the red card will rule him out of BOTH of those games unless the club launch a successful appeal.
Aubameyang, on the other hand, had only started two of the Gunners’ last seven league matches and hadn’t completed 90 minutes since early February.
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However, the Gabon international rewarded his patient owners with a six-point return and, having overcome illness, he looks set to be a key player for Arsenal’s favourable run-in.
FPL can be a cruel game sometimes.
Source: SportsLatest TS