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Best West Ham players to sign on FPL in 2018/19 – Complete Members’ Analysis

West Ham United’s line-up for their trip to Anfield in Gameweek 1 will have a very different look to the side that sleepwalked to a 13th-place finish in 2017/18.

Summer signings Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m), Issa Diop (£4.5m), Fabian Balbuena (£4.5m), Ryan Fredericks (£5.0m), Jack Wilshere (£5.0m), Andriy Yarmolenko (£7.0m) and Felipe Anderson (£7.0m) all have realistic chances of starting against Liverpool a week on Sunday, while new manager Manuel Pellegrini has ditched the three-man backline favoured by predecessor David Moyes in favour of an attacking 4-3-3.

West Ham were a team of contradictions last season; no side conceded more league goals than the Hammers, but only the clubs finishing in the top seven kept more clean sheets.

Similarly, while their total of 48 goals scored was the eighth-best in the division, their underlying attacking statistics were mostly unremarkable – more of which we will discuss later in this article.

A grim-looking opening run of fixtures in which the Hammers play five of the “big six” in the first nine Gameweeks will likely deter too much Fantasy investment in Pellegrini’s side, but in Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) the east London club have a player bang in form and in high demand among Fantasy Premier League managers.

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  1. Jayben23
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Out of these three who should i get
    1 De Bruyne
    2 Sane
    3 Mahrez

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wait for CS I think Mahrez personally

      1. Jayben23
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        CS?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Community shield

        2. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          he meant community shield

          chelsea-city on sunday, that game will probably give some clues about who´s going to start first gameweek

  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone tempted by Robertson to TAA?

    1. Jayben23
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Very Tempting, but not 100% sure if TAA is nailed

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        he will start.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe GW1 but long term?

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I am tempted but Robbo is 100% nailed. TAA has Clyde and Gomez.. And he played WC.

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Assume Luiz is nailed, would Azpi be worth the million over him?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      depends if Azpi is given license to attack or not

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah!
        Luiz could be on free kicks and has goal threat too!

    2. 420king
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Probably not.

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If he's nailed, absolutely not.

  4. Kane KunTa
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bottomed!

    A few essential questions in my opinion....

    Why the love for Aguero? Everybody forgot the rotationrisk?

    Will Firmino start in GW 1? Is Morata replacement for short term?

    What are the rumours about a transfer for Daniels?

    Auba or Laca?

    Cheers fellas!!

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aguero love stems from the fact that he played a lot less than Jesus in world cup and probably will start the season coupled with a lot of players uncertainty, such as Kane etc.
      I had my doubts, but Klopp didn´t rule him out so it´s a guess one would make based on the last preseason games they have left.

      Can´t help you with that one, but Daniels got serious competition for his place and he were last season, age might come to steel his thunder?

      This depends a lot on other players as it does with Firmino above, if Ramsey is out, Laca stands a good chance to start, but if the game against Chelsea were to read something from he could be impact sub. Auba is expensive but could be played as left wing (i would´nt really bother as he has pens in his locker and i genuinely think he could be top scorer even playing as a centerback-).

      Not a conclusive answer but hopefully to some help

  5. Jayben23
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    How does this look?

    Ederson
    Daniels Trippier Bailly
    Salah Mkhitaryan Mahrez Neves Stephens
    Firmino Aubameyang

    Bench: Fabianski Kamara Cedric Peltier

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Trippier needs a rest after WC, Daniels at risk GW3 onwards. Wouldn't want to start Stephens, so might need a restructure.

      -------------------------------------

      There's a new community article up designed to gather all RMT posts, and this post is probably best suited there. Post it over there and you'll probably get far more replies than here!

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/08/02/rmt-collection-gregor

  6. faithy13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Seasonlong fun with a proper prize pool of €100.000 for €22 buy in, check out my blog for more information and lots of EPL content.

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  7. GOONER
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any expectations on city back 4?

  8. GOONER
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who is more nailed on?

    Mahrez, Silva, Sane???

  9. Mason
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hello

  10. BigRom
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is going for a medium strikers attack a viable tactic?

      Like going for 2 medium strikers (and a 4.5):
      -King
      -Zaha
      -Arnie
      -(Tosun?)

      But without spending money on the premium striker options.
      And spent the extra money on a premium midfielder or even a full premium defense?