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

    Lino is a joke

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I much prefer real tiles

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

    Linesman is hottendous

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

      Because autocorrect thinks being horrendous ain't enough

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Is Hottendous a word?

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

          Hottendous - definition: To be absolutely ****

  3. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Wow these officials

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

    Salah was on...

    Conspiracy Theory debunked!

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Has to throw the odd one West Hams way to make it a bit less obvious

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

        😛

  5. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Think that Linesman needs to get subbed off @ HT

  6. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Sheesh...really avg performance this by Salah...

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

    *removes armband from Salah and puts it back on Auba*

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

      innit

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Where did they get this linesman from ? Little Britain ?

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

    You're either with us or with the terrorists. 😆

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

    Klopp running inside the tunnel to gather some more quids for the refs.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      They will pay in alloys.

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

    Linesman desperately going for redemption.

  12. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Linesman having a shocker

  13. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This lineman’s been down the boozer all day!!

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

    If Liverpool don't get the win here and City beat Everton on Wednesday I feel it'll be done 🙁

    Nice while it lasted I suppose.

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      That’s the spirit!

  15. FPL Opinion
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Linesman’s haircut is horrendous and even worse than his performance

  16. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Rashford an intriguing captain option for GW26. Away to Fulham.

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

      or Pogba

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        For sure. I need to look into how many penalties Fulham give away

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

      Certain to score against that Fulham defence.

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

      Aye, don't let them know about it just yet.

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

      Yeah, or Salah(well..), Auba or Pog. So many good options next week...

    5. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Not if Lukaku also starts.

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

    Tbh, I have never seen City playing this terrible in last 2 seasons. Pools second half attitude will tell us whether they have the quality to win the league or not.

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

      I've seen City play terribly on occasion.

  18. Meinhoff
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best league in the world, worst referees in the world

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

      All the fuss when none of them were selected for the World Cup...

      At least one big mistake in every game, wanting attention instead of reffing.

    2. DROP IT LIKE IT'S HART
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Well said, Chaz Austin. Back to you in studio.

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

    Maybe people should sell Salah again so he can start bloody scoring points again.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      All he does is blank since I got him 😉 he’s fun to just own and hope he blanks

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

        Not really fun hoping he blanks, no

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Well I was told I’m mad to not own. Had the Kane funds free. Followed the crowd. Fun game FPL

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

        His scores since gameweek 16 have been incredible. He has blanked for 1.5 games in a row - hardly a crisis!

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

          Is insanely frustrating when he's your captain for those games though

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

            It’s always frustrating when your captain blanks but if you’d captained him last 8 weeks you’d have a lot of green arrows.

            Also...it’s only half time!

  20. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Lineman's ruining the game

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      He has had a stinker

  21. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Just got home from work,did Rainer changed his grav to Aguero

  22. FPL Opinion
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mane better than Salah?

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

      better at what? for what?

  23. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    what are appropriate FPL names for Felipe Anderson?

    A. Anderson
    B. FAnderson
    C. Fanny Anderson

    I like C

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

      Fando

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

      Anderson or Felipe, don't see the need for FAnderson - is he not the only Anderson?

      C works though

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

      Just Anderson.

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

        Just Anderson. Like that. Creative.

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

          More creative than Liverpool's midfield 3.

    4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A and C both fine, B is stupid

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

      You like Canderson?

  24. Pontus Jansson's Magic…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Going Guaita > Alisson 3 weeks ago just sums up this crud season. Double Pool defence letting me down 3 times in a row.

    From 30k to 200k in a 10 week period or so, just keep on going down.

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

      From 10k before Christmas to 330k right now. 😎

      It's okay.

  25. dvdguy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Salah's been average for past 2 games

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No dives no points.

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

    Get Firmino off and Shaqiri on. Drop Fabinho deeper and switch to 4-2-3-1

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

      Not off before Keita.

  27. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    HT: WHU 1-1 The FA

    Still time for Salah to buy a penalty.

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

      And for Fab to save hopefully 🙂

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

        Given Salah has EO over 100%, as a Salah owner not capper, I think I’d benefit from negative Salah points?

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

          Everyone has salah only people missing out if he blanks are his captainers

  28. LIARS POKER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What players are you eyeing up to bring in for the blanks in 31 and 33?

    Got my eyes on Chillwell, Fraser, Wilson/King, Yedlin

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

      Playing FH so will see when it comes. Likely be similar, though I'm looking at Pereira over Chilwell given he plays OOP sometimes

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      That's like six months away

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

      3 Pool and fodder fillers.

      Think more value can be gained out of using the FH in GW32.

    4. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Haven’t even looked yet. I genuinely dunno! TC used so can just FH and WC my way through

    5. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Chilwell looked far better than Pereira v United. Much more interested in him, but if Pereira plays OOP there’s no contest.

      Chilwell
      TAA
      Mane
      Maddison

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

        Maybe Vardy if the time comes to sell Rashford.

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

          no thanks. would rather have Quaner

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

    Am fuming currently.

  30. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Liverpool have not turned up

    Interesting to see if Klopp makes a change

    Keita or Lallana off and Shaq on

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Not sure why he’s not been playing him. He was really good.