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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    2nd half Mane brace coming up

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

      This

  2. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Can't wait for Dermot Gallagher on ref watch to justify this linesmans decision to not flag for offside tomorrow.

    1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      4 months, 13 days ago

      He’ll say he got it correct- for sure

      1. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Probably the worst segment on Sky Sports. And there's a lot of horrendous ones.

    2. tucaoneo
      4 months, 13 days ago

      He is full of sh*t

  3. jdp219
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Decent plan?
    gw26: Haz > Son
    gw27: Kam, Siggy > Rondon, Fando (-4)

    Fab, Button
    Robbo, Luiz, Doh, AWB, Bednarek
    Salah, Hazard, Sane, Siggy, Pogba
    Rashford, Jimenez, Kamara

  4. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Klopp has a laptop showing Milner was clear on-side.

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Tweeting that he was on-side as we speak, no doubt.

  5. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    FA => Rich one of the worst -4 I did. Did not considered GW27.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Rich has another game to play this week. Chill that batty

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I was never expecting anything more than 4 points

        1. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Assuming he plays

      2. Lucky Z
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Anyways. This transfer was useless.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          You dunno that until the weeks over. But I guess you just learn from it and plain longer term in future ? Take the positives.

          1. Lucky Z
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yes. Rich's let's say 10 pointer will not help. Cheers.

  6. trinzoo
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    on WC, Jota should be fine for Newcastle, right?

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Think so. Think he's a good pick too. Would double up with Jimi if I was on a WC

    2. ceejay106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

  7. Bouncebackability
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    This site has never been so bad for anti this, anti that.

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

      I can imagine

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

      You are very anti anti. 😉

      1. Bouncebackability
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Busted! 🙂

      2. Calderano FC
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Can you be anti anti anti?

    3. Sharkytect
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I love a bit of anti this, anti that. You are so anti anti this anti that

      1. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Anti vax

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Time for an anti-freeze!

    5. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      You could be a vigil-anti

      1. Bouncebackability
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Vigil-anti.

        Applauds.

    6. Belsunz
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      so you are anti-anti?

      1. Belsunz
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        sorry to up the anti...

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Sorry to say this but City will win the title with a 6-8 points difference in the end.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Let's see if you think the same at the end of the match. Which you might.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      6 point over Spurs? I doubt so.

    3. Meinhoff
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      If Liverpool don't win this game, it's entirely possible they collapse

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

      Based on what?

    5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Pool drawer or lost at Utd to give a proper lead to city cementing the hurt

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

    Where would Liverpool be coming in the league if VAR was been used in the PL this season?

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Just for their games, or for all games? First is my guess...

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

        All games of course.I know it is only a hypothetical question.

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      How many of the conspiracy theory pens were "CLEAR and OBVIOUS errors" for the ref?

      That offside, no question.

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      10pts over Citu maybe. Sterling would not have won so many points

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

        Sure

    4. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Europa League

    5. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      20th I reckon

  10. Slow regard for silent thin…
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    For those watching the match, unbiased opinion of final score please?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      2-2

    2. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      4 months, 13 days ago

      WHam 2-3 Lpool

    3. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Score draw

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

      VVD next goal. I feel it.

    5. Homer21
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Unbiased, you'll be lucky

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

        this, really

    6. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      2-3

    7. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      All biased here towards West Ham. So 2.1 Hammers come on!

    8. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      2-1 Hammers. Little Pea winner

      Liverpool look off key in defence, injuries hit them hard

  11. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Hazard to Pogba on a free

    A Yes
    B No

    1. Meinhoff
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I would

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      No

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      A

    5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

  12. grooveymatt65
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Cheers linesman, now Moratas crying!

  13. Niho992
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Liverpool fan here and i know we will bottle again unfortunately.

    Lallana was best in first half.

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

      Season defining 45.

      Fact Lallana stands out is a big worry.

    2. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Not sure what game you were watching, his was dreadful in my opinion.

  14. TLF
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    If Cam & Trent are fit it may not be a bad week to play BB.

    Ryan, Patricio
    Robbo, TAA*, WB, Doherty, Digne
    Salah, Son, Richarlison, Pogba, Camarasa*
    Jimmy, Rash, Aguero

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I would.

  15. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    So much hate for Liverpool on here.

    Long way to go whatever the result here.

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Been so poor the last couple of games

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

      Honestly is. Surprises me how many would prefer Cit£y win the league instead - really?

      1. Royal5
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Less fans. Pool supporters are the worst in the world.

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

          That is a gross overexaggeration. Some Pool fans are d!cks, but you get them at every club and I've seen a hell of a lot more of them at some other clubs - Real Madrid, Chelsea, MUN sometimes spring to mind

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

        It's because people assume City will win the league often anyway (say 3 out of 5 seasons). So one more doesn't change things and there won't be a big hoo hah

        Whereas Liverpool have never one the PL so it's a huge deal.

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Liverpool cannot win the league.

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

      Nowhere near as much hate as Man United get

  16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Feels like TV is of very little use anymore. Lots of really good cheap options around.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Agreed

      I just use a cheap Tablet and you don't need an extension lead if you want to go mobile

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        😆

    2. Belsunz
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Laptop here

  17. marzo
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Time up for Firmino?
    Doesn't look threatening. Any chance he turns it around?

    Likekt switching to Jimenez here to free up cash as well.

    1. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      An odd one. Scores quite well but never looks like he’s always going to bag. The opposite of Mitrovic

    2. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I suspect it is. Probably going to ship for Auba

    3. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I'm going for Laca

    4. Jon Snow
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Never liked the look of him anyway. Had him the first 10 weeks when he did nothing, the hattrick skewed it

  18. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Who is a better option from GW27 onwards.

    A) Digne & Richarlison to Perriera & Maddison/Almiron (352

    B) Richarlison & Kamara to Camarasa & Rondon (343)

  19. Niho992
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Mane just love scoring from offside this season.

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    No obvious options from bench for Liverpool other than Shaqiri- and possibly Sturridge late on

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

      that is one of their limitations - lack of squad depth.

    2. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Jones ? Camacho ?

  21. FlockofSeagulls
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Antonio injured himself celebrating his goal, Rolf.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Tie me kangaroo down.

    2. I Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Roll on laughing floor?

    3. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Something fishy about that.

  22. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    How settled are the Newcastle defence?

    Didn't realise they were playing with 3 centre backs in a back 5 - but have been eyeing up Lejeune as a cheap rotatable defender.

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

      Lascelles safest.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      They're not Travellers

    3. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      We're pretty settled at the back. Not sure if Lejuene is nailed though. I'd get Yedlin.

    4. TheTinman
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lejeune is nailed. Best defender and our defensive improvement coincided when he came back in. Lascelles too injury prone. Yedlin a safe bet with little to no competition.

  23. Blame it on Traore
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Why do my comments keep disappearing? Is it a glitch?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      What comment has disappeared?

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Mine got deleted. I swore and did “lol”

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

      It's a glitch in the Matrix

    3. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      4 months, 13 days ago

      The last part of my message got deleted too and I was going to say was

  24. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What the dickens is Salah playing at this evening?

    Has he heard the silly campaign to get him reclassified as a striker next season, so making an extra effort to avoid getting in the area?

  25. Pinball Wizard
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Mané's ownership in the top 10k is bellow 10%. Interesting.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      TEN PERCENT. INTERESTING.

  26. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Salah to Son

    Although I dunno if Son is also a trap!

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Don't think Son's a trap. Think shipping Salah for him is a bit risky though. No-one else?

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Is this a joke?

    3. Kiwivillan
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Not a trap but tough fixtures

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

      Not ahead of Bournemouth at home?

    5. Belsunz
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      yes to Son, but not for Salah

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

    Anderson running the show.

  28. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    A little ironic that when a mod makes a d****ead comment it gets removed before too many see it.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Ironic or consistent?

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I thought it was very smart and clever.

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      We all remember the "blew up the whistle ref" from a well-regarded Mod

    4. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Who did that? I haven’t removed anything so far this evening

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I think Joe posted some nudes 🙁

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Naked birds?

        2. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          FPL Virg would be gutted to miss that

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            He doesn’t like meat !

            1. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              There's always the 2 veg

      2. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Blatant favouritism comment. Someone has because it's disappeared

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Oh right, I actually have a story for that I don’t think people will believe...

          Basically my flatmate posted it when I left my laptop at half time because he thought it would be funny to see the amount of abuse I got. When I saw it I unapproved it since it was just going to annoy people. Apologies.

  29. el polako
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Come on, you Irons !

    1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Jeremy? Davie ?

  30. Kiwivillan
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What happened to Blame it on Traore? Never see him post anymore

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I'm here! Haha!

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Dunno. Haven’t seen him post for months !

      1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I know I have not seen him in ages. Maybe he thinks people are ignoring him