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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    eff this. eff salah. eff aguero. eff auba. eff err'thin

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Feel your pain 🙁

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I read your name as Massive Green Marrow.

        I like that name.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I prefer that!

        2. Sim Simma
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I udderstand

    2. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      eff haz, eff sane,

    3. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Here Son - Your still in the top 3K and your best OR Rank is 238,000
      Dry your eyes Son

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        first season actually playing properly is this one, hence the bad history lol. but yeah i know

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This game needs carroll

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Like a hole in the head.

    2. FPL Opinion
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Imagine ! 93 mins winner from Andy Carroll overhead kick

      1. FPL Opinion
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Leaving Fabianski with no chance.

    3. Belsunz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      ... said no one ever up til now.

  3. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Robertson being selfish. Not a good sign for owners

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Moreno scores that...

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Moreno to get the nod, robbo out 🙂

  4. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Matip 😆

  5. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Setting my alarm now in case I nod off

  6. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Pool not clicking tonight?

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yeah look off key. I guess every team has their bad spells - City lost to Leicester, Palace and Newcastle after leading all three.

  7. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Not sure on Salah(C) for Bournemouth. But United play P$G three days after the Fulham game, so captaining Rashba has its risks.

    1. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No, I'm GB.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      agreeable post

    3. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bournemouth aren't capable of sitting back, perfect team for salah

  8. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Great White Shaq sighted

  9. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Shaq coming on?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any second now.

    2. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Getting ready

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mushy little pea

  11. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mane with a Xavi-esque through ball .... for a goal kick. 😎

  12. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    ML rival comfortably outscoring my WC team, FML he has Pogba captain too!

  13. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    For God's sake when is Gomez back.

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Longer than we thought. Will undergo a surgery soon.

    2. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Surgery awaits

  14. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Dire performance from Liverpool, no way they win the league this season.

  15. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Shaqiri on
    Lallana off

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Harsh on Lallana. Firmino definitely been worse than him.

  16. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if Firmino has had more misplaced passes than completed.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who's your man with the pearly whites and what has he done with Firmino?

  18. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Fanderson added to watchlist

  19. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lionellana Messi off.

    Shaqiri on.

  20. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Expected Firmy to get subbed there, having a stinker

  21. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Let's go Shaq!

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    shaq to salah x2 to win it, bing

  23. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think I will ditch Firmino for Auba. Planing to keep for BOU but he seems completely lost.

    1. Regin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Obvious move

  24. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Firmino might be subbed

  25. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Yay or Nay? If I wait another week likely be priced out of these players coming in.

    Sterling, Sane & Ings > Son, Mane & Aubameyang -8?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not for a -8 I think

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Get one of Son or Auba for -4.

  26. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Shaqiri has made more clean tackles on Anderson than Liverpool did in the first 65 minutes

  27. FPL Opinion
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Right! Time for Firmino and Anderson to grab this game and turn it into 3-3 with a brace each!

  28. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lost count hoe many times firmino has given the ball away today.. no doubt he will now go on and score a 'no-look' goal but still..

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How* oops.

  29. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Igor Biscan had a better first touch than Firmino tonight

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hell even Lukaku on his right foot while drunk on a windy day.

  30. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I need at least a goal from Salah to punish ML chasers that don't have

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My rivals all have Mane so I desperately need something from him

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Non competitive ML then..

      1. Kingmasson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        ⬆️. Did a little laugh