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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 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
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice grav

  2. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    West Ham actually looking pretty good tonight

    1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      So inconsistent

    2. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No, Liverpool just can't pass.

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

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

      2. BoleynWin
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 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
          2 months, 19 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
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Felipe running the show.

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He's acing his audition for the BGW27

  4. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Liverpool should sign Felipe Anderson.

    1. Football Manager 2
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Tonight. Hand him a Liverpool shirt

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah(C) still outscoring Sane(C)

    1. TEEMU PUKKI
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Post of the for sure

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Captain obvious has arrived

  6. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    It’s City’s year.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      ... Spurs? 😮

    2. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Huddersfield are a town not a city.

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    This game needs more Shaq

  8. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Friggin awful. Cheers all my players.

  9. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 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
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Lol

  10. TEEMU PUKKI
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is it to cold for Salah to dive ?

  11. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 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.

  12. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Will Salah come on in the 2nd half?

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ogbonna boss.

  14. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hope Boby can complete 60min., he is terrible

  15. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Horrible

  16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Felipe will soon score a goal

  17. Belsunz
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Teeth having a shocker

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That's Dr. Teeth to you, sir.

  18. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      exactly.

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This

  19. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    C'mon Virg!

  20. Football Manager 2
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

    Get them off and get Origi and Sturridge on

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I think Bobby is worse

  21. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Little Pea gets a YC

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hello, Mo.

    Nice to see you!

  23. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Flappy turning it on 😎

  24. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    The game needs Shaqiri

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    It's the Fab show

  26. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I thought Liverpool had no blanks..

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice

  27. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

  28. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

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

  29. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Shaq warming up.

  30. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Robertson aiming for the sky 😎