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Arnautovic and Lanzini on bench for West Ham in Blank Gameweek 27 opener

The main Fantasy Premier League interest tonight is on West Ham as they prepare for a favourable home match with Fulham.

Felipe Anderson (£7.2m) will be the key asset, starting on the left flank of attacking midfield and lining up against the Cottagers weak right side.

However, there was frustration for those who had turned to Marko Arnautovic (£6.8m) as he was named on the bench, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.1m) leading the attack in his place.

The Austrian now has just one start in the last five Gameweeks with no injury currently reported by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Alongside Arnautovic on the West Ham bench is Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m), who has finally returned from the injury he sustained in pre-season.

Owned by 0%, the Argentinian could prove a powerful differential in the Blank Gameweeks if he can rediscover his form from last season.

Claudio Ranieri has opted for a four-man defence at the London Stadium with Joe Bryan (£4.8m) and Denis Odoi (£4.4m) flanking Tim Ream (£4.2m) and debutant Havard Nordtveit (£4.5m), who has been asked to drop into the back-line from midfield.

Meanwhile, Andre Schürrle (£5.5m) misses the trip to West Ham with a virus.

In Friday night’s other match, Sean Morrison (£4.7m) has returned to the heart of Cardiff’s defence.

That means Bruno Ecuélé Manga (£4.4m) shunts back along to right-back and pushes Joe Peltier (£3.9m) out of the match-day squad entirely.

Oumar Niasse (£5.0m) leads the line while Josh Murphy (£4.8m) and Callum Paterson (£5.0m) man the flanks.

There is still no return for Victor Camarasa (£4.6m) .

Adam Masina (£4.3m) comes in for the suspended Jose Holebas (£4.8m) while Ken Sema (£4.6m) drops to the bench to allow Roberto Pereyra (£6.1m) back into the side following injury.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Arter; Paterson, Bacuna, Ralls, Murphy; Niasse.

Watford XI: Foster; Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Deeney.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Zabaleta; Rice, Noble; Anderson, Antonio, Snodgrass; Chicharito.

Fulham XI: Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, Seri; Babel, Cairney, Sessegnon; Mitrovic.

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1,052 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    Which teams are likely to play in GW 33?

    1. Niho992
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      is it so hard to check ?

      Liv, Bou, Che, Eve, WhU, Bur,Hudd, Lei...

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Spurs don't play?

        1. gaurava1216
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          depends on FA cup results ( Basically if Palace beat watford then no)

          1. The 5% Team
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            depends on Millwall - Brighton match

        2. Niho992
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          If i know i would leave my money on Watford vs Palace in the cup game

  2. FPL Pillars
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    Deloufeu has played Cardiff twice this season. He's accumulated a total of 4 goals and 2 assists. 36 points in two games.

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      I should have seen it coming
      I should have read the signs
      Anyway
      I guess it's over

      1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Hashtag: NameChangeHatrick?

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      If Cardiff manage to stay up I'll try remember for next time.

  3. fedolefan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    Richarlison plays Cardiff next. Rich (TC)

    1. Niho992
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      essential 3 points even after TC.

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      We ll be lucky if he starts.....

    3. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      What kind of garbage post is this? Richa has 1 attacking return in 8 games, this is poor advice.

  4. Deulofale
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    I think this article has disappeared from the homepage

    1. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Do you have him? If you don't just change your profile name

      1. Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        The fail is not the part where he scores a hattrick with 1.8% ownership 😉

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          You are discrediting him by the fail part, at least change it for tonight 😉

          1. Deulofale
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            🙂

    2. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Oh no, it's the recycling trick again. "LATEST ARTICLE" my arse!

    3. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      I remember when ‘TheFAIL’ was mate!
      (and THIS could actually be a ‘Fail-ja Vue’?! Lol
      ...It was last season; after a nice return...mad people Transfered him In...
      then, Next GW—Leg Injury, before 60mins; and Sidelined for pretty much the rest of the season!

      1. Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        He's a talented mess. He was like this aleady at Everton when I choose my name

        1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Damn! Didn’t even know it went back that far?! Lol!
          ...guess you just stood out to me after that epic fail last season!
          BTW, during Andy’s Epic, Drunk-Kareeokee-Stream, I got a bunch of laughs from ‘Deulofail’! ....so gave u a proper Shoutout & Credit ‘

          1. Deulofale
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Haha why thank you! 😀

  5. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Looking for a defender that plays 31 and 33.
    Have Kola, Trippier, Tomkins, TAA and Pereira.
    This week, Trippier to?

    A) Newcastle defender
    B) LEI def double up
    C) Other?

    1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Possibly David Luis?
      ...Otherwise, Save some Funds w/ a downgrade to Lascells[NEW] or maybe (CAR Top-Scorer)—Sol Bamba?

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Luiz a good shout post Spurs game

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      newcastle

  6. Nuno’s Dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Ok, think I’ve sussed it. How does this look guys? (-4)

    Etheridge - Shaw - Haz >>
    Boruc - TAA - Sterling

    Guaita - Boruc
    TAA - Laporte - Perreira - Doherty (WB)
    Salah - Sterling - Pogba - Son (Camarasa)
    Aguero - Rashford - Jiminez

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Haz plays 31 and 33

      Laporte or shaw to TAA is good
      Why the rush to bring in Boruc?
      None of your front 3 play 31 and 33
      u FH 31?

      1. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Great comments!

        My plan would be sterling to Mane or Haz for 31 or play FH. Then TC Aguero for dgw and play BB for next dgw.

        Can then live with blanks on bench (fingers crossed!)

      2. Nuno’s Dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        ...and Boruc simply frees up funds to make it happen! 😉

  7. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Where was Peltier today?

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Diarrhoea

  8. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Brought in fanny so I wouldn't have to play punch. so you know he'll score to wipe out my Schar clean sheet.

  9. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    How did Arnie look?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Great

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Really good

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Dangerous when he came off the bench, no idea why Hernandez started over him.

      Had a good header saved, a fingertip save pushing another shot onto the bar, then set up the 3rd goal with a nice chip.

      Glad to have him in my team and not Felipe Anderson 🙂