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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
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Don't think that you will get lucky there.

    2. Jindaljain
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I m with you buddy need sterling blank

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 18 days 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
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

    Who would have thought!

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      woy

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Roy aiming for CL!

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      In Roy we trust.

  3. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Trophé Mourinho
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Man U away wont be ez

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Easiest of the lot.

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Mane (c) locked in

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                4 months, 18 days ago

                if they were @ home maybe, but no way away

          2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Trophé Mourinho
          4 months, 18 days ago

          21 from 7, small red

        • Lamplighters
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 days 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
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Know the feeling.

        • S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          35 points and 4 to go inc. captain.

          Fairly satisfied 🙂

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 days ago

            33 and same remaining. Happy with that

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

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

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              6*

          3. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            28 pts with 6 to play plus sterling cap

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Kelly 2 BAPS?

          1. KAPTAIN KUN
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Looks like it!

        • Jindaljain
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

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

        • Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Decent moves I reckon

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Because you never would.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Sterling to haul tomorrow?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Obviously.

          2. Jindaljain
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Auba haul needed

        • New Post
        • Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days 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

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 days 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
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Kelly outscoring Lundstram!

          2. Neves say Never
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 18 days ago

            0 that explains a lot about my success this season

          3. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            1 - McGovern otb

          4. KAPTAIN KUN
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Mane & Connolly

        • Regin
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 days 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. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

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

          2. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Got rid of mount. Oh dear.

            1. Regin
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

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

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Which ones score more?

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

          1. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            B

          2. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 days ago

            A

        • Pigeon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days 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
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Pool don’t have tough fixtures 🙂

          2. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Thankfully i can have all of those including Abraham and vardy

            1. Pigeon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              How high is your TV?

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                103.4 now i think

                1. Pigeon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

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

                2. KNOW IT ALL
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    103.4 nice! im only 2.9

                    1. KNOW IT ALL
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        102.9 🙂

              2. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Keep mane? Of course you keep mane lol

              3. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

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

              4. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. Pigeon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 18 days 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
                    4 months, 18 days 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
                      4 months, 18 days 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
                        4 months, 18 days 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!

            2. Zim0
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Is pukki gonna drop in price tonight?

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Hard to tell only -63 but in free fall

            3. zon
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 18 days 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 KUN
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                No Connolly or Kelly?

                Start again

            4. Jurgen Flopp
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Welcome to my team Emerick

              1. KAPTAIN KUN
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Kane Watford at home next....

            5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days 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
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

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

              2. Regin
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 18 days 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

            6. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Will Pooch sooner rather than later?

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                * Go

              2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                The player. They look least interested.

                There's something going on in the dressing room

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Sure is. Getting to has to go stage maybe

            7. Regin
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Rage transfer Salah to mane? Fed up of Salah.

              1. KAPTAIN KUN
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

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

            8. KAPTAIN KUN
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

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

            9. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Son, Pukki to Mount, Auba for -4?

            10. The Tinkerman
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 18 days 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.

            11. Mané money
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

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

            12. FPL_DON
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

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