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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. SweeSwee
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Robbo looking like he’s about to score a hat trick anytime soon?

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Nice grav

  2. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    West Ham actually looking pretty good tonight

    1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      So inconsistent

    2. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      No, Liverpool just can't pass.

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Must be torture for their fans, such a Jekyll-and-Hyde team.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        True, like Everton in that respect.
        Just never sure if the players fancy it.

      2. BoleynWin
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 22 days ago

        It will never change unfortunately, play out of our skin against the big teams then travel to Wimbledon thinking we are Barcelona, the inevitable happens.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Could be worse, when Northampton play Wimbledon they play nothing like Barcelona, or West Ham, and exactly like Northampton

  3. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Felipe running the show.

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      He's acing his audition for the BGW27

  4. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Liverpool should sign Felipe Anderson.

    1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Tonight. Hand him a Liverpool shirt

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Salah(C) still outscoring Sane(C)

      1. TEEMU PUKKI
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Post of the for sure

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Captain obvious has arrived

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        It’s City’s year.

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          ... Spurs? 😮

        2. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Huddersfield are a town not a city.

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        This game needs more Shaq

      4. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Friggin awful. Cheers all my players.

      5. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Felipe is a great player. Shame he costs too much to bench for every away game.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Before last 5 blanks his previous 4 away scores 9 10 6 15

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Lol

      6. TEEMU PUKKI
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Is it to cold for Salah to dive ?

        • diesel001
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          @Mysterion - this is why man-marking should be in the game. Look at Anderson - he's being allowed to run the game for West Ham.

        • Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Will Salah come on in the 2nd half?

        • el polako
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Ogbonna boss.

        • Runaway
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Hope Boby can complete 60min., he is terrible

        • Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Can't believe Liverpool's passing, they look like a knockout-stages England

          1. Royal5
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Horrible

        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Felipe will soon score a goal

        • Belsunz
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          Teeth having a shocker

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            That's Dr. Teeth to you, sir.

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          West Ham prob go and lose 3-0 to Palace at the weekend now

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            exactly.

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              4 months, 22 days ago

              This

          3. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 22 days ago

            C'mon Virg!

          4. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Who’s worse on the night ?
              Mo or Bobby?

              Get them off and get Origi and Sturridge on

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Firmino. Should have been hauled off at HT. Milner and Matip need more defensive protection. Liverpool are missing a focal point in attack. Firmino not creating anything.

              2. Runaway
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                I think Bobby is worse

            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Little Pea gets a YC

            • Rainer
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Hello, Mo.

              Nice to see you!

            • Demigod Mendy
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Flappy turning it on 😎

            • Fpl Cursed
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              The game needs Shaqiri

            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              It's the Fab show

            • Fred54
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              I thought Liverpool had no blanks..

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Nice

            • Demigod Mendy
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Salah finding it difficult to breathe inside Ogbonna's pocket.

            • diesel001
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              You know things are difficult when Robertson is shooting from 25 yards.

            • el polako
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Shaq warming up.

            • Demigod Mendy
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Robertson aiming for the sky 😎