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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
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Not even captained Sane (Salah fail), but here’s hoping for a Sane brace and zilch more from Aguero / Sterling

  2. Runaway
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Why is Klopp crying? Really? An offside goal and almost a second in the extra time of the extra time!

  3. Meinhoff
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Why is Klopp crying about now? Stfu and be happy with 1 point your team did nothing tonight

  4. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Hmm thought this might happen. Feeling a big score after yesterday and now in the second half of the DGW it’s stuttering. Hoping the Man City boys push me through to 100 points.

  5. Regin
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Only Mane worth getting of Liverpool?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      salah maybe... he looks ok

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Lol

  6. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Liverpool don't like Monday night football. Reverse chronological order since the start of the 2017/18 season:

    West Ham 1-1 Liverpool
    Palace 0-2 Liverpool
    Swansea 1-0 Liverpool
    Watford 0-1 Liverpool
    Leicester 3-1 Liverpool
    Sunderland 2-2 Liverpool
    Everton 0-1 Liverpool
    Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd
    Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool
    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Lost only 2 out of 10 with 8 of the 10 away games. Doesn't seem too bad.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Man City (same period):

        City 3-0 Wolves
        Spurs 0-1 City
        Stoke 0-2 City
        City 1-1 Everton
        Bournemouth 0-2 City
        City 2-1 Burnley

  7. nibby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Pep should play Kun, Sterling against Everton. He can't risk rotating his best players and slipping up points, right?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      That's my thinking

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I have neither but I think he'll start them.

    3. drughi
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Jesus and Mahrez are good enough replacements against a bad Everton side, sterling and Aguero needs rest ahead of Chelsea

      1. Vinyl78LP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        If Everton are that bad, they'll get their rest on 60 mins after bagging a brace.

    4. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Let me guess, you have Sterling and Kun.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        He has Sane instead of Sterling actually

    5. Regin
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      And sane atleast for a cameo.

    6. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      He definitely can risk it. He always rotates.

  8. TheTinman
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Is it over?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Full-Time 1-1

    2. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      The match or the title race?

      1. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Damn. Beat me to it

    3. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Title hopes or game?

  9. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    At least now ZoumasBloomers can put his Conspiracy Theory project on hold and get back to his old RMT spamming days.

  10. I love Spurs
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Spurs to win the league.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      are you high?

      1. I love Spurs
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I know they’re shite but you never know

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          give us a puff

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You could have a point. Wouldn't mind seeing them win it.

  11. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Complete and utter bollocks! Just bring on the next GW already please

  12. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Could it be yet another trophyless season for Jurgen Flopp?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Who?

  13. donkey73
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Obvious move ?!
    Firmino, Sterling, Sane to Auba, Son, Mane ? (-8)

    yay/nay ???

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I can see bobby scoring against Bournemouth

    2. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      No way...Sane > Son and be done.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 21 days ago

        This

      2. Regin
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Lol get rid of playmaker firmino for a proper forward like auba or Aguero or even Higuain from gw 28.

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          I would love to but to move bobby on I need to do bobby + a mid as well as need to free up funds for Auba, could do Higuain as a differentiator! I have Son, Pogba, Salah, Jota and Sterling currently so which of those would you move with Bobby to make room for Auba as Jota won’t give me enough! Arrrr!

  14. Jayv807
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    This performance muddies the water a bit for captain choice next week. Have had it on Salah since this GW kicked off, but they looked dreadful today. then again, City lost to Newcastle and looked dire and then next thing you know Kun's bagging a hatty. So maybe Salah can bounce back next week.

    1. shearer9
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Son is tempting.

    2. Regin
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      That's where the trick is. Predicting future points. Liverpool could make a statement beating bmouth 4 or 5-0. I captained Kun this week. Will probably captain Salah. Cardiff beat bmouth 2-0!

  15. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    How much did the average go up tonight?

    4pts for me.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      2pts woop woop

    2. Jayv807
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Same for me, bringing me up to a Whopping 48 points so far this week. Only Sane(C) and Sterling to go now...

    3. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      5.6

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A muscular 6pts from my expensively assembled triple-up 😎

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 21 days ago

      5.5 top 10K according to FPL discovery

    6. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 21 days ago

      4 here 😉

  16. Gimli son of Gloin
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Firmino. What to do with him...

    Thoughts on moving out him and Laporte for a -4 to bring in Aubemeyang?

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I was planning to wait after bournemouth but he didn't convince me to keep him exactly

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I'm thinking this too. Was going to do Firmino ☞ Auba next week but might do it for this weekend.

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Arsenal are not great away though, even if it is Huddersfield. And Bourn leaky at the back.

    3. Runaway
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I was planing to hold for BOU game at least but after seeing him today I will ditch him for Auba I think

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I was wanting to keep him...but the scales have tipped very heavily in Auba's favour after tonight and the Leicester game.

      He's offering nothing

    5. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Moving to Auba in 27 not before.

    6. Phil's Stamps
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      But hold for now because it looks like Auba might drop before the next deadline.

  17. Bissaka Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Why wasn't Lovren flagged?

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I guess Jamie Jackson didn't see him limping so there isn't enough evidence 😀

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Thursday morning headlines:

    “City go top with Sane hatrick”

    1. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Please

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      ..of minutes

    3. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling*

    4. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      That would be the best Thursday morning ever.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You mean Aguero right?

    6. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You spelt Sterling wrong.

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You guys are really funny

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    You are a joke Kloop. Maybe you shouldnt have implicitly told your team they are losers by giving up the FA Cup.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Shall I forward this to Klopp?

    2. Werkself - For Joe
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      You do realize he's unlikely to read that, don't you?

      1. Sedemuda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        He wouldn't recognise his name if he did.

        1. Werkself - For Joe
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          It's like shooting fish in a barrel around here lately. 🙂

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Im pretty sure Klopp posts here. Seen his name and face in a grav.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Klopp needs to do three things IMO:

      1) Do whatever it takes to make the players happy - if they want more money, more time off / time with their families etc. whatever it takes. He needs to get them enjoying life
      2) Look at his tactics. Today was poor tactically - Milner and Matip were clearly the weaker side of the defence and they were left exposed by Fabinho and Keita. Keita and Firmino were making mistakes and he didn't sub them until too late. Anderson was running the game for West Ham and noone was closing him down.
      3) Make earlier subs - if something needs changing because they are having an off day or you got the selection wrong just change it.

  20. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Where can I find Aguero EO this week? Thx for your help.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers mate

  21. mitro
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    they're really going to bottle it again 😀

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Nah, they’re not.

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      It already done.

    3. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Can't wait, will be a victory for the football world! Can't stand Klopp, some of their players or their fans!

  22. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Is

    Sane + Firmino -> Anderson + Auba worth a 4 point hit?

    1. NestorC
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Sold anderson for sane last week...

  23. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Have Alonso Sane and Sterling who blank GW27.
    Sane and Alonso to Son and Maguire? Leicester with good fixtures. First Sane out, Alonso next week. No hits.
    How does this sound?

    1. Regin
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Pereira better option.

  24. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Sane cappers and triple cappers, with salah vc.. how are ya feeling?..

    Squeaky bumtime

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Sane is bound to play some time.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        You would hope and think so!
        Scenes on toast if he doesnt tho!

    2. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Sané TC and Salah VC here. Feeling a mixture between despair and desperate hope that Sané will get something done 😉

  25. shearer9
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone else had a ML rival TC Aguero? Do we foresee any opportunities in future DGWs to get a similar score with the TC?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Definitely. 3 goals in 2 games is possible for a few different players.

      1. shearer9
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah but not many we'd feel confident about. I actually think if Pogba had a decent double and was on form I'd seriously consider him.

      2. Pishpott
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Depends if he gets attacking returns on Wednesday as well.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Aye of course. I can only go on his current score though.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        we need to wait until we know the DGW fixtures bro

        1. shearer9
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah true. Was just looking for some comforting speculation haha.

      4. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        My mini rival free hitted. Got in sterling and captained him, sane Aguero son hazard and left out Salah altogether. He's laughing at me I know it.

        1. shearer9
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah at least he didn't TC Aguero or Sterling and you've got your FH for a bigger blank or a double.

    2. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Why can't Klopp accept losing for once lol, refs were in his side today and still he is complaining

      1. Vinyl78LP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        ..they lost?

        1. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yes, 2 points

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Losing? You should drop the hate. It’s affecting your eye sight.

        1. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          You get what I meant

      3. Bissaka Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        The refs didn't ensure his side won like they had agreed. He was trying to get his money back.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Suddenly Sane C is improvement on Salah given potential. Shame I didn't make Kun VC if he ends up not playing at all

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        least you have kun, heads up

    4. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Rainer, any chance of a Fab bap?

      1. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Misses out according to FFS but they've been wrong a good bit this weekend.

        1. Eddie`
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Cheers. Trying to stay in LMS and every single point counts this week.

    5. marzo
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      1. Rich + Firmino -> Son + Jimenez (leaves 1.2m).
      2. Rich + Firmino-> Mane + Jimenez (leaves 0.4m).
      3. Rich + Sané + Firmino -> Son + Mane + Jimenez. (-4). (leaves 1.2m)
      4. Other moves?

      Fabianski.
      Digne, Doherty, Holebas.
      Pogba, Salah, Rich, Sané.
      Firmino, Auba, Rashford.
      Hamer, Bednarek, Camarasa, AWB.
      2ft, 0.6m ITB.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        3 with Mitro for me

        1. Regin
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Lol. Why mitro? Jimenez much more consistent.

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Thats for you,for me Mitro.