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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. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    BBC commentary: "On comes Xherdan Shaqiri for Liverpool, denying me Aaron Wan-Bissaka's five points on my fantasy football bench."

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      haha saw that. the guy's always talking about his fpl team. loves doherty and jimenez too, rightly

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nice to hear that all that TV license money is being well spent.

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

        Never pay that Scam tax.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          My friend stopped paying it, and he's had three surprise visits in the last 6 months to check he's not watching TV.

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I wouldn't mind working for the BBC if TV licence money can go towards my FPL team's budget 😆

  2. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Big Div coming on to save the day!

  3. Neevesy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Firminho is having an absolute mare

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

      No an absolute mare is distinguishing the difference between Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

  4. Regin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    There was one funny guy here who repeatedly said I have sane, Aguero and sterling but will captain Salah despite dgw for city. Lol. Had he captained Kun or sterling he would have hauled. Don't understand why anyone will captain sgw player ahead of dgw player.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe he did captain Kun and was telling porkies

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I said Aguero if City and ended up changing to Sane. Was put off City for fear of Pep rotation which is exactly what happened to DGW player I ended up on

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sell Markovic and now you see what happens.

  6. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any chance Firmino has been hanging out with Lukaku lately? His first touch has been awful on most occasions today.

  7. FPL Opinion
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Safe prediction Origi on for Bobby

      1. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This

      2. FPL Opinion
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yip - no danger. I will sell Fobby Birmino and he will start scoring

      3. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        what a miss Noble

      4. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Noble 😮

      5. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Noble oho dear

      6. SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        A Noble effort

      7. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        If Liverpool win this game, they have the most luck ever

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Rumours Noble was told to miss that on purpose!

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

        OOOhhhh Noble close.

      10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Origi getting ready

      11. EL tridente
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Time to consider salah to mane?

        1. Tcheco
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          6 double figure hauls in 10 games.... no

        2. FPL Opinion
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I will on my wildcard in GW32

        3. Darth_Krid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Doosra misses sitter 🙁

        4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          What a miss Noble

        5. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Origi on
          Firmino off

        6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Original sighting

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

            Auto correct spotted.

        7. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I own Salah but I'm happy with a 2 pointer, as kun triple captain.

          1. moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yes, it's the best result for us really.

        8. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Not sure how west ham arent ahead here

        9. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Maybe Salah can score now?

        10. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Firmino's worst ever 🙁

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Besides hat trick where Salah gifted him penalty he's been pretty ordinary. Couple of 8s in a sea of 2s

            1. Jayv807
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              did you wind up capping Salah this week instead of Kun, Sane or Sterling?

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                No I fell for City mania after fear of Pep rotation and went Sane C

                1. Jayv807
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  well, at least you get one more shot at some returns. as a fellow Sane capper, let's hope for a brace (or more)

                  1. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    How funny would it be if he had a stormer and ended up City top points scorer for the GW(unlikely)

                    1. Jayv807
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      would love that, but the way my season is going, RC incoming haha. Good luck mate.

        11. Ady87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          How West Ham haven’t scored there is beyond me.

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

            The FA aren't letting them.

        12. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Noble has another chance and who created it? Anderson

          Why won't PL managers just try to man mark him out of the game?

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

            Clearly your talents are wasted here. 😉

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

              Redmond at Southampton is the same. Stop Redmond and you pretty much blunt Southampton.

              Loved watching Herrera man-mark Hazard out of the game in 2017.

            2. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Also - when you learn about NFL tactics you realise how simple a game football is on the tactics side.

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

          That kit. Pyjamas

          1. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Chelsea vs. Bournemouth were the same, I don't understand this current fashion. It's not like their normal blue would've clashed with Bournemouth's home colours.

        14. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Feel lucky to get 2 from Firmino today. I would sub him off at HT probably.

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

          Grey shirt syndrome for Pool, like United Southampton back in the day? It's like they can't see each other. Firmino particularly.

        16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          As predicted, Bobby departs the field

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

            Only 75 mins over due...