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Lanzini returns for West Ham as Roberto makes first league start

Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) is back in the West Ham line-up for a Gameweek 8 clash with Crystal Palace.

The Argentinian midfielder starts in attacking midfielder for the first time since Gameweek 5, flanked by Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) and Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m), who has three goals in his last four matches.

While the Hammers are in decent attacking form, there may be concerns over their defence in the long-term absence of Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m).

He sustained a hip injury in the draw with Bournemouth in Gameweek 7 and is, naturally unavailable this evening.

That means Roberto (£4.4m) comes in for his first league start of the campaign, although he has come in for criticism from West Ham fans for his performances in the cup competitions.

Aaron Cresswell (£4.9m) keeps Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) out of the left-back spot for the third match in a row, while Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) makes his eighth successive start of the campaign.

Luka Milivojevic (£6.7m) serves his one-match suspension for Crystal Palace today so it will be interesting to see who takes penalty kicks if his side are awarded one.

James McCarthy (£4.4m) comes in for the Serbian international, making his first league start for the Eagles.

Roy Hodgson has gone with the same centre-back pairing that kept a clean sheet against Norwich last time out with Gary Cahill (£4.5m) captaining the side and Martin Kelly (£4.1m) still bearing the torch for starting defenders in his price bracket.

West Ham XI: Roberto; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Noble; Anderson, Lanzini, Yarmolenko; Haller.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Cahill, Kelly, Ward; Schlupp, McArthur, Kouyaté, McCarthy; Ayew, Zaha.

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  1. dansmusen
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Mane C only good move all season. Praying for a Sterling blnak since all my rivals got him C.

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Don't think that you will get lucky there.

    2. Jindaljain
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      I m with you buddy need sterling blank

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      It won't happen I'm afraid. Man city 4-0 wolves

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        Sterling could easily blank. He might get a hattrick. He might get injured in the warm-up. He might get just get two points. This season has been a bit crazy so far.

  2. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Crystal Palce in the top 4 and Zaha hasn't scored for them yet...

    Who would have thought!

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      woy

    2. TAT
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Roy aiming for CL!

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      In Roy we trust.

  3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    TAA & Robbo with very easy fixtures over the next 3 games.

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Man U away wont be ez

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Easiest of the lot.

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 15 hours ago

          Mane (c) locked in

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            if they were @ home maybe, but no way away

      2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        You must have been watching a different Man U to me .

  4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    21 from 7, small red

  5. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Normally I use transfers, even hits, to bring in players I want, but this year I seem to be using transfers, even hits, to get rid of players I don’t want.

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Know the feeling.

  6. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    35 points and 4 to go inc. captain.

    Fairly satisfied 🙂

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      33 and same remaining. Happy with that

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      7 to play yet including captain, hope for a good day

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        6*

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      28 pts with 6 to play plus sterling cap

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Kelly 2 BAPS?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Looks like it!

  8. Jindaljain
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    I must have done mistake from KDB to yarmolenka or mahrez but someone helped me from this page..

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Maupay is Brighton's central first choice striker right ??
    Looking for Salah Barnes Pukki >> Mane Vardy Maupay

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Decent moves I reckon

  10. Regin
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Why o why didn't I captain dunk???

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Because you never would.

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    Sterling to haul tomorrow?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Obviously.

    2. Jindaljain
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Auba haul needed

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  13. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    West Ham let you down whenever you have one in your team. Lesson learned. Perez 4 pointer absolutely pissing itself at me on the bench for transferring Anderson in for KDB

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    The dream team so far this GW - how many do people have? 😀

    McGovern
    Dunk PVA Janmaat
    Milner Hourihane Mane El Ghazi Hendrick
    Wesley Connolly

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Kelly outscoring Lundstram!

    2. Neves say Never
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      0 that explains a lot about my success this season

    3. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      1 - McGovern otb

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Mane & Connolly

  15. Regin
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    What was I thinking getting in yarmolenko for a hit? Well I did get rid of son and dendo for yarmo and mount.

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Did you only get him in for one gameweek? If so, it was foolish for a hit.

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Got rid of mount. Oh dear.

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        No I got yarmo and mount for son and dendo for a hit.
        Yarmo meant to be medium term investment atleast

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Which ones score more?

    A. Auba, Aguero (C)
    B. Otamendi, Sterling (C)

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      A

  17. Pigeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    On wildcard would you guys still keep Mané for the "tough" run of fixtures or would you rather have Auba and Sterling as the big hitters?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Pool don’t have tough fixtures 🙂

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Thankfully i can have all of those including Abraham and vardy

      1. Pigeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        How high is your TV?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          103.4 now i think

          1. Pigeon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            I'm on 102.6, dunno how you managed it haha

          2. KNOW IT ALL
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            103.4 nice! im only 2.9

            1. KNOW IT ALL
              16 days, 11 hours ago

              102.9 🙂

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Keep mane? Of course you keep mane lol

    4. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Spurs and city home will be easier for Liverpool from attacking point of view than today's Leicester game

    5. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Would be good to keep but really depends on rest of the team overall.

      1. Pigeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        WC team would be this:

        Ryan Button
        Lowton TAA Lundstram Ota Soy
        Sterling KDB Madds Mount 4.4
        Auba Wilson Abraham

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          See I think that is acceptable not to have him when you have Sterling, KDB and Auba. If you did Sterling to Mane though it would mean you could get Vardy instead of Wilson, great form and fixtures. Nice team as it is also though.

          1. Pigeon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            I have Maddison instead of Vardy, think he'll do just as good. I'd like to have Tomori but can only afford Lowton, not extremely keen on Mount though don't know why

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 11 hours ago

              Madd is decent pick but I don't think he covers Vardy, he'll get considerably more points in my opinion. Mount is great value, I've been on him since very early and may well be a season keeper.

              Good luck!

  18. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Is pukki gonna drop in price tonight?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Hard to tell only -63 but in free fall

  19. zon
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    What ya reckon? Team not in hit-WC-right-now bad shape?

    Pope Button
    Robbo Soy Cresswell Lund Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Donck
    Tammy Pukki Haller

    Rather gaining value than losing with this squad, also depend on injuries. Pukki, Salah to Auba, Maddison on the cards, also getting TAA for Robbo has to be done sooner rather than later.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      No Connolly or Kelly?

      Start again

  20. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Welcome to my team Emerick

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane Watford at home next....

  21. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Questions during IB

    1) mane to salah?
    2) is it time to leave pukki party?
    3) Liverpool def
    4) pep roulette
    5) son to ??

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      1. Probably
      2.yes
      3. One is enough TAA
      4. Sterling and 2 others
      5. Keep for Watford

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      1. Crazy? I am thinking Salah to mane.
      2. Looks like
      3. Keep max 1
      4. Just stick and hope.
      5. Kdb, downgrade and upgrade fwd

  22. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Will Pooch sooner rather than later?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      * Go

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      The player. They look least interested.

      There's something going on in the dressing room

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        Sure is. Getting to has to go stage maybe

  23. Regin
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Rage transfer Salah to mane? Fed up of Salah.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      No, just get both trust me. Saves a lot of headaches!

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    No clean sheet or attacking return yet TAA still gets a bonus!

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Son, Pukki to Mount, Auba for -4?

  26. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 14 hours ago

    Team is not performing, but still not sure this is worth WC:

    Button, Heaton, Montoya, Salah, Cantwell, Pukki, Greenwood OUT

    Gives:

    Gazziniga, Roberto
    TAA, Otamendi, Soyuncu, Lowton, Tomori
    Raz, KDB, Maddison, Mount, Stephens
    Auba, Abraham, Haller

    With Auba giving way to get Mane or Salah back in 4 weeks time.

  27. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 12 hours ago

    How did Vardy play? I’m thinking about getting him

  28. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 9 hours ago

    What site do you guys think is the most accurate for price rises/drops?