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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 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    2nd half Mane brace coming up

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      This

  2. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      He’ll say he got it correct- for sure

      1. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 17 days ago

      He is full of sh*t

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 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
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

  5. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I was never expecting anything more than 4 points

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Assuming he plays

      2. Lucky Z
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Anyways. This transfer was useless.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 17 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
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

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

  6. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Blame it on Traore
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

  7. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      I can imagine

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      You are very anti anti. 😉

      1. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Busted! 🙂

      2. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Can you be anti anti anti?

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Fresh_From_Desh
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Anti vax

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Time for an anti-freeze!

    5. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      You could be a vigil-anti

      1. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Vigil-anti.

        Applauds.

    6. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      so you are anti-anti?

      1. Belsunz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        sorry to up the anti...

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 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
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      6 point over Spurs? I doubt so.

    3. Meinhoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

    4. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Based on what?

    5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 17 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
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        That offside, no question.

      3. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Sure

      4. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Europa League

      5. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        20th I reckon

    7. Slow regard for silent thin…
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        2-2

      2. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        WHam 2-3 Lpool

      3. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Score draw

      4. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        VVD next goal. I feel it.

      5. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Unbiased, you'll be lucky

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          this, really

      6. Fpl Cursed
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        2-3

      7. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

      8. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        2-1 Hammers. Little Pea winner

        Liverpool look off key in defence, injuries hit them hard

    8. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hazard to Pogba on a free

      A Yes
      B No

      1. Meinhoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Blame it on Traore
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        I would

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        No

      4. Garth Marenghi
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        A

      5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Yes

      6. grooveymatt65
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers linesman, now Moratas crying!

      7. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        Lallana was best in first half.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Season defining 45.

          Fact Lallana stands out is a big worry.

        2. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

      8. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I would.

      9. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        So much hate for Liverpool on here.

        Long way to go whatever the result here.

        1. Blame it on Traore
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Been so poor the last couple of games

        2. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

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

            1. Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 17 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
            8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Liverpool cannot win the league.

        4. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Nowhere near as much hate as Man United get

      10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 17 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            😆

        2. Belsunz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Laptop here

      11. marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I suspect it is. Probably going to ship for Auba

        3. Ghost Gooner
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I'm going for Laca

        4. Jon Snow
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

      12. Jurgen Flopp
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 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)

      13. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Mane just love scoring from offside this season.

      14. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

        2. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Jones ? Camacho ?

      15. FlockofSeagulls
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Antonio injured himself celebrating his goal, Rolf.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Tie me kangaroo down.

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Roll on laughing floor?

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Something fishy about that.

      16. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Lascelles safest.

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          They're not Travellers

        3. Blame it on Traore
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

        4. TheTinman
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 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.

      17. Blame it on Traore
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          What comment has disappeared?

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Mine got deleted. I swore and did “lol”

        2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          It's a glitch in the Matrix

        3. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

      18. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 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?

      19. Pinball Wizard
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          TEN PERCENT. INTERESTING.

      20. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Salah to Son

        Although I dunno if Son is also a trap!

        1. Blame it on Traore
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Is this a joke?

        3. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Not a trap but tough fixtures

        4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Not ahead of Bournemouth at home?

        5. Belsunz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          yes to Son, but not for Salah

      21. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Anderson running the show.

      22. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Ironic or consistent?

        2. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I thought it was very smart and clever.

        3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 17 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
          8 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            I think Joe posted some nudes 🙁

            1. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              Naked birds?

            2. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 17 days ago

              FPL Virg would be gutted to miss that

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 17 days ago

                He doesn’t like meat !

                1. Syd.
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 17 days ago

                  There's always the 2 veg

          2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 17 days ago

            Blatant favouritism comment. Someone has because it's disappeared

            1. ZoumasBloomers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 17 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.

      23. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Come on, you Irons !

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Jeremy? Davie ?

      24. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Blame it on Traore
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          I'm here! Haha!

        2. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 17 days ago

          Dunno. Haven’t seen him post for months !

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 17 days ago

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