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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. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Feel your pain 🙁

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 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
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I prefer that!

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

          I udderstand

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

      eff haz, eff sane,

    3. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 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
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This game needs carroll

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Like a hole in the head.

    2. FPL Opinion
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Imagine ! 93 mins winner from Andy Carroll overhead kick

        1. FPL Opinion
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Leaving Fabianski with no chance.

        2. Belsunz
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          ... said no one ever up til now.

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

        Robertson being selfish. Not a good sign for owners

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Moreno scores that...

        2. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Moreno to get the nod, robbo out 🙂

      • Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Matip 😆

      • Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Setting my alarm now in case I nod off

      • g40steve
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Pool not clicking tonight?

        1. SMEE_HEEE
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 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.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 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
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Auba?

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            No, I'm GB.

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          agreeable post

        3. JHATM FC
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Great White Shaq sighted

      • g40steve
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Shaq coming on?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Any second now.

        2. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Getting ready

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Mushy little pea

      • Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • Marvin of the D'Urberv…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        For God's sake when is Gomez back.

        1. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Longer than we thought. Will undergo a surgery soon.

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

          Surgery awaits

      • Bullet Eder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Shaqiri on
        Lallana off

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Harsh on Lallana. Firmino definitely been worse than him.

      • Fpl Cursed
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Fanderson added to watchlist

      • Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lionellana Messi off.

        Shaqiri on.

      • Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Expected Firmy to get subbed there, having a stinker

      • SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Let's go Shaq!

      • Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        shaq to salah x2 to win it, bing

      • Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. Regin
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Obvious move

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

        Firmino might be subbed

      • FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 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
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Not for a -8 I think

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Get one of Son or Auba for -4.

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

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

      • FPL Opinion
          2 months, 16 days ago

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

        • #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 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
            2 months, 16 days ago

            How* oops.

        • SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Igor Biscan had a better first touch than Firmino tonight

          1. Fred54
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

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

        • Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

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

          1. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

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

          2. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Non competitive ML then..

            1. Kingmasson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              ⬆️. Did a little laugh