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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Kelly goal threat 😮

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Yarmolenko yellow

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    YarmaYellow

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Yarmolenko yc

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Yarm YC

  6. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    damn Yarmo...seeing red soon

  7. dshv
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    WC TEAM:

    Heaton
    Robbo, otamendi, tomori
    Mane, sterling, maddison, mount, yarmolenko
    Wilson, aubameyang

    1. Do it
    2, no
    3. Open to any other ideas

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      It depends on your current team mate.

  8. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Who's worse.
    Barnes or Pukey .

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Barnes

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Both

  9. JayLegend
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Yarmayellow

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Why wasn't Yarmo booked?

  11. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Hows the game going , anyone watching? Hows the golden boy Yarmalenko doing?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Less gold, more yellow.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Both side could have got some goals
      A few chances created
      The best player in this westham team

  12. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Two of the most transferred this Gameweek out players are in my team .

    Pukki and salah

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      2 transfers change that.

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I had no idea about that

  13. pjanns
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    This lot worth WCing? Got 2 FTs
    Tempted just to do Salah + Pukki + Haller --> Mount/Yarma + Vardy + Auba.

    What do you guys think?

    Pope
    Soy - Montoya - Diop
    Salah - Sterling - Son - KDB
    Pukki - Abraham - Haller
    (Button - Cantwell - Lundstram - Rico)

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Too early, wait for after internationals

      1. pjanns
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Well if I should use my WC, it should be now to gain TV. 🙂

        Do you think my current team is worth wildcarding?

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Wc imo

  14. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Ayew not in this at all, hate to say it but think we need to get tekkers on against their tall CB's

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Ofc Yarmolenko gets booked

  16. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    For a hit
    Salah, Pukki OUT
    Mahrez, Auba/Vardy IN

    A) Yay
    B) Nay

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Not tonight.

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Lanzini close

  18. Francis Begbie
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Boys this fantasy football is killing me I am meant to be a big johns now with the boys on the sesh my motto used to be no surrender 4 day bender now I am watching this just praying on ma knees for no goals I think I am addicted

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      You need help

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      English only, cheers.

      1. Francis Begbie
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Never in my life have I felt so persecuted as I do these last couple months Anti Scottish sentiment by the english has even reached the top of this site. I blame Brexit and the tories

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          He's an Aussie

    3. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      The first stage is to admit you have a problem...

    4. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Get a root

    5. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      U wot m8

  19. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Who do you think will be rested?
    A) Mahrez
    B) DSilva
    C) BSilva

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Bilva

    3. MTPockets
        11 months, 25 days ago

        A, or none if C fills in for KDB absence

      • Hail Hydra
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        A

    4. Slam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Haller looks so sluggish

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah, not a good pick

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Not a good pick?

      2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Watch him bag

    5. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Whom to ditch 1st
      1) vvd
      2) Robertson

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        1

      2. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Vvd

    6. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Ahhh Anderson could have been hauling by now ffs hope he does x

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 25 days ago

        x

    7. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      hopefully Yarmo takes some shots second half instead of just trying to assist these guys..

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        THIS

    8. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Thoughts on this as early stab at possible WC squad?

      Pope McGovern
      TAA Pereira Otamendi Tomori Rico
      Sterling KDB Mount Maddison Saka
      Aubameyang Abraham King

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        * King Pereira could b Ed Wilson Söyüncü

    9. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      So
      A. Pukki and Cantwell
      To Wilson and 4.5 mid
      for a hit. Cantwell usually first on the bench.
      B. Haller to Wilson for free

    10. dshv
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      WC ??

      CURRENT TEAM:

      heaton
      Robbo,walker,digne,rico,lund
      Salah,sterling,son,cantwell,mount
      Pukki,wilson

      WC TEAM

      Heaton
      Rico,tomori,roberson,lund, kelly
      Mane, sterling, maddison, mount, dendo
      Callum wilson, auba, abraham

      1. Do it
      2. No

    11. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Anyone considering Zaha or is rest of the CP team too damn bad in attack?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 25 days ago

        they look ok going forward but zaha isnt really standing out tbh

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        No, yes

      3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I personally wouldn't consider Zaha, hes on a different wavelength to the rest of our slow attack (Ayew/Benteke/Wickham)

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Zaha will only come into it more when Townsend comes in.

    12. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Hahaha I've got McGovern on my bench just realised. That's so jokes

      1. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Same here but there was no way I was gonna bench Pope for him. Jammy pen save points...

    13. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Why do we play this game?

      Every week, an absolute steaming pile of turd.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Yer it's bollox

    14. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Great feeling when you realise you have two free transfers isn't it

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Won’t matter, GW will still be dog crap

      2. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I wouldn't know.