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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Lino is a joke

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I much prefer real tiles

  2. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Linesman is hottendous

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Because autocorrect thinks being horrendous ain't enough

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Is Hottendous a word?

        1. Fpl Cursed
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Hottendous - definition: To be absolutely ****

  3. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wow these officials

  4. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Salah was on...

    Conspiracy Theory debunked!

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        😛

  5. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Think that Linesman needs to get subbed off @ HT

  6. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

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

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      innit

  8. el polako
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Where did they get this linesman from ? Little Britain ?

  9. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

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

  10. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. el polako
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      They will pay in alloys.

  11. tucaoneo
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Linesman desperately going for redemption.

    • Royal5
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Linesman having a shocker

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

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

    • Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 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
        4 months, 12 days ago

        That’s the spirit!

    • Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

      • Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          or Pogba

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. Belsunz
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Certain to score against that Fulham defence.

        3. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

        5. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Not if Lukaku also starts.

      • Runaway
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 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
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I've seen City play terribly on occasion.

      • Meinhoff
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Best league in the world, worst referees in the world

        1. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 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
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

      • Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Not really fun hoping he blanks, no

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 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
              4 months, 12 days ago

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

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 12 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!

      • Garlana
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Lineman's ruining the game

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          He has had a stinker

      • CRO KLOPP
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

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

      • Birmingham Bromwich Villa
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Mane better than Salah?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            better at what? for what?

        • SMEE_HEEE
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          what are appropriate FPL names for Felipe Anderson?

          A. Anderson
          B. FAnderson
          C. Fanny Anderson

          I like C

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Fando

          2. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Just Anderson.

            1. Belsunz
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Just Anderson. Like that. Creative.

              1. Demigod Mendy
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                More creative than Liverpool's midfield 3.

          4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            A and C both fine, B is stupid

          5. Kiwivillan
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            You like Canderson?

        • Pontus Jansson's Magic…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 days ago

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

            It's okay.

        • dvdguy
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Salah's been average for past 2 games

          1. el polako
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            No dives no points.

        • diesel001
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Not off before Keita.

        • Zladan
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          HT: WHU 1-1 The FA

          Still time for Salah to buy a penalty.

          1. Runaway
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            And for Fab to save hopefully 🙂

            1. Zladan
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 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
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

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

        • LIARS POKER
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 days ago

            That's like six months away

          3. Rainer
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 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
            4 months, 12 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
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Maybe Vardy if the time comes to sell Rashford.

              1. SMEE_HEEE
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 12 days ago

                no thanks. would rather have Quaner

        • Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Am fuming currently.

        • Syd.
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 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
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

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