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Fabianski fit to play but Arnautovic misses out through injury

West Ham United take on Liverpool at the London Stadium this evening in the penultimate match of Gameweek 25. Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

The injury-hit Hammers will be without Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) tonight, with Javier Hernandez (£6.1m) being given the nod to lead the line for the home side.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.8m) has recovered from the arm injury he sustained in the defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, though, and maintains his ever-present record in the league this season.

Manuel Pellegrini has also made changes in the full-back positions, with Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) and Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) – in for his first Premier League start since Gameweek 4 – earning a recall.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) and Sadio Mane (£9.5m) all start up front for Liverpool for the ninth league match in a row.

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his starting XI from the side that drew with Leicester City, as Fabinho (£5.5m), James Milner (£5.6m) and Adam Lallana (£6.9m) replace Jordan Henderson (£5.3m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.1m).

Henderson, Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) miss out through injury while Shaqiri drops to the bench.

Lallana is making his first league start since the victory over Cardiff City in October.

The reverse fixture of tonight’s match was contested in Gameweek 1, with Liverpool running out 4-0 winners in a game that saw Salah, Mane, Firmino and Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) all deliver attacking returns.

No FPL asset scored more points than Mane on the opening weekend of the campaign.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Hernández.

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Lallana, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

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  1. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Sané, Jesus, Mahrez vs Everton. As it was earlier in the season.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      My god I hope you're right.Make it happen.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Won't Pep be tempted to keep same line up with 1st place in reach? Nervous Sane capper

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Chelsea probably harder and requires the A team

      2. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Chelsea so soon after he might preserve arsenal lineup for them?

        1. Dthinger
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          It seems like that lineup was tailored for Arsenal to me. I don't think you'll see that again for a while. They basically played with no wide players bar Sterling.

      3. Vinyl78LP
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Yep, not the time for keeping fringe players players happy.

    3. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Sane, Jesus, Sterling with Raz off for Mahrez on 60' if City 2 to the good?

  2. I love Spurs
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Liverpool have been poor these last 3-4 games. I think they’ll finish 4th behind City, Spurs and United.

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Don't think so tbh

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Wow big prediction here

    3. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Still over 3 months to go, lots of ups and downs to come yet!

  3. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    I think Everton game is even more important now for City. A strong statement against Everton would give them the lead and confidence again while putting more stress on Liverpool.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah they'll be Everton 3 or 4 nil
      Everton have given up.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      This and they need Sané 😉

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      They'll have more fans at that game then they've ever had at a home game too.

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Oh an that too 🙂

  4. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Sane and Alonso to Son and Maguire before BGW? Or keep Alonso for future DGW?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      I like Son and Maguire, both are in my plan

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Sounds good but Pereira or Chilwell rather than maguire. Cheaper and more attacking

  5. I love Spurs
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    KDB and Sterling rested against Everton?

    1. Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Twisted ankles?

    2. No Leaf Clover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      For sure... not important game at all

    3. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Nah just Kun.

  6. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Sane Quaner Alonso >>> Auber Westwood Kola - 4?

  7. I love Spurs
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    I just realised the bloke with the beard on Sky Sports is actually Ashley Cole!

    1. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      thought it was Rylan

  8. Gringo Kid
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      In my opinion Pep will field the best possible line up

      Liverpool still to play away matches versus ManU and Everton

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Agree but who has been successful so far to get into Pep’s mind?

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 8 hours ago

          Mourinho.

    • Eriksen Maestro
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Wouldn't be surprised to see Sane Aguero Sterling now with that tie

    • DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Again pep s line up on Wed will be the most anticipated of the season.

    • Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      New post

    • GuillermoDickero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Would you do....

      Laporte + Richarlison ------> Kola + Son

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        I would

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Can you afford Kosc?

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Thought I'd go with Salah or Auba but now I'm tempted in putting the armband on Pogba.

    • Pontus Jansson's Magic…
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Would you wildcard? 1 FT, 2.1 ITB

      Want rid of Alisson, Hazard, Sane, Richarlison, Kamara.

      Alisson
      Robertson/Doherty/AWB
      Salah/Hazard/Sane/Pogba/Richarlison
      Rashford/Jimenez

      Hamer/Bednarek/Shaw/Kamara

      1. GreenShark1
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Huh?!!

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Want and need are 2 different things. If you want to blow your WC instead of using strategically that's your choice

    • #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Genuine question

      Why did salah not play today lol?

    • 420king
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      I was just sacked by my FPL team 🙁

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah looks like i’ll be sacked in the morning

    • SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Posted at 22:29
      Get Involved on beeb online.....

      Bob: As a City fan, the other story with tonight's result is that Liverpool can get no more than 99 points now.

      Hmmmmm, surely its 101 Bob?

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Why do the words "wishful thinking" appear in my head every time someone lists the City players likely to play on Wednesday? 😀

    • Catsandhats
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 20 hours ago

      I guys, should I play:

      A) Bennet (New) (have Doherty)
      B) wan B (whu)
      C) Fraser (LIV)

      Thanks!