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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. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    made 3 choices this week....one of those!

    1. F.Anderson --> Richarlison for -4 this week wasnt smart was it!!!
    2. Sane (C) over Aguero
    3. Robertson in

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      yikesss

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      though at least you have aguero.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      1. is a no, but the other decisions are fine

    4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        4 months, 14 days ago

        1. I and a lot of others on here did the same move - seemed pretty straightforward
        2. Unlucky - still have the Everton game though
        3. Good long term move

        1. LOLarov
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Ye fair point! Need a big one from old Sane this on Wednesday Night!

          OR to be dropped and not play at all

          AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VC

      • Jayv807
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Cant fault those moves mate. Anderson had 5 blanks in a row and WH was crap. Sane rested for both cup games looking like he was ready to play in both games of the DGW, Jesus in form and a thread to Kun and Robbo is Robbo. FPL is cruel sometimes.

    5. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Snodders showing Salah how to take a corner.

    6. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Those who kept on barking about diving. Why dont you see a clear hand and penalty there?

      1. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Because it wasn't a dive

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        A ball striking your hand doesn't mean its a pen. your hand must be in an unnatural position or being used to alter the direction of the ball

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          It was. Until he fold it behind.

    7. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Please score some goals Salah, for god's sake.

      1. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        *own goals

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          hattrick*

          1. Demigod Mendy
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            *hattrick of own goals

            1. Chakchakchakchakchakachakac…
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              This is winning funniest comment of the night.

      2. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Not looking likely. Playing wide now.

        1. el polako
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          In Cresswells pocket.

    8. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah sighting.

    9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fab saves a Salah SOT

    10. George James
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      On this performance so far would you keep Firmino for Bournemouth?

      1. Tcheco
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        yes

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I actually would unless you can get Auba?

        I sold for Kun this week but wanting firm for this block of 4 prior to the DGW being announced.

      3. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I'd keep him regardless cause its Bournemouth.

      4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I'd be getting rid of Salah if you base choices on a single performance, let alone Firmino.

      5. el polako
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No, looking at selling him and Haz for Auba and Son.

      6. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No. He's playing too far away from goal and with CL coming up I think he'll get rested now

      7. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        yes, unless you can straight swap to Auba

    11. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salah defending well so far.

    12. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Salahs first touch

    13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Mane has that defender in his pocket

    14. Ribus
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fab 3 saves. Best news of the gw so far.

    15. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fab earns obligatory save point #1

    16. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fab save point.

      He's on course to outscore Robbo and salah.

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Sane too

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        And sane!!!

      3. el polako
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Really no need for Sane comments, it still hurts.

    17. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      christ fabianski

    18. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It is annoying watching Milner being left so exposed. Why isn't someone offering defensive protection?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Been very disappointed with Keita so far, hasn’t put the shift in I expected

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He has plenty of money to go away and buy his own Johnny's.

    19. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I definitely have the wrong keeper in this game! Fabianski is such an FPL legend too.. I need him soon

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        really?

        I have him - he's gets a steady 3 points per game nothing great. I just think of him as a decent and cheap option

    20. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Free-kick to Hammers

    21. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ohh Matip.. you are just awful

    22. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Fanderson taking diving lessons from Salah

    23. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ref remembered to bring his cards this half

    24. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Lionellana Messi is furious.

    25. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      There's a Matip Fanny Yellow joke in there somewhere.

    26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Tip gets yellow for Fanny assault

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        *for = *after

    27. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Is Anderson too good for West Ham United?

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe. Fabianski is

        2. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          How good do you have to be to be too good for west ham?

          (hides)

        3. Demigod Mendy
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Is Lallana too good for LFC?

        4. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Probably but too inconsistent for the next level.

        5. Pishpott
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Too early to tell.

          • Belsunz
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            yes.

        6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Felipe is pretty good at football

        7. Kiwivillan
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I've kept him this long 5th mid may as well keep Snod for Fulham H 27?

          1. ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Seems to be playing well, might as well (unless an easy switch to Jota is on)

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              3 Wolves and 0.2 itb Snod 5m

          2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            May as well

          3. Demigod Mendy
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Always the fear that he'll get benched though.

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Of course but BGW and 5 blankers atm

          4. 420king
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            If he continues to start I'd keep him longer than that.

            1. Kiwivillan
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Did love him at Villa last season

              1. 420king
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Think that was two seasons ago? He also covers the 31 blank.

        8. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Firmino to Auba
            Hazard to Mane

            2FT 1.5m itb

            1. SMEE_HEEE
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 14 days ago

              seems a bit sideways to me

              removing Firm and getting Mane

              Do you have Son?

          • Fpl Cursed
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Salah onside called off again

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Nah, he fouled the defender

              1. Fpl Cursed
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                It was given as offside

          • Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Come on Mo, just 2 goals and max bonii please, that's all