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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. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 25 days ago

    Need to get Rid of Pukki and Aurier this IB.
    Any good striker + defender combos as a replacement? Selling price 11.8

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

      Who’s your strikers and defenders at the moment bud?

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        TAA, Ota, Aurier, Lund, Kelly
        Auba, Pukki, Greenwood

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

          Abraham + Tomori? Or a Brighton defender possibly?

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            Abraham + 4.2, so basically Abraham + rico is the only option there

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Sell Greenwood first

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            Greenwood to another 4.4?

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 25 days ago

              I have 0.0itb

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Or maybe I should keep Aurier for Watford?

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Not for that price

    4. MTPockets
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Man that's lazy

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          I tried a few combinations. Wilson + 3.9, Maupay + Idk

          Looking for ideas

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Also I answer around here plenty, and very comprehensively. So you and the upvoters can check my comment history and see if I'm lazy.

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

        Soyuncu and King/wood

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah king vs Norwich is tempting.
          Cheers for the reply

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I'm keeping Aurier for Watford at home.

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

      Villa know Norwich from last year, I dont read much into todays result.

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Disaster GW but not loosing the faith 🙂

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

        Season is already a write off

    7. 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
      3. Give me another options ..

    8. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      A or B?
      A. Mane, Jorginho
      B. KDB, Maddison
      Ta.

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

        What do you expect from Jorginho?

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

          Big things, brought him in last night 😉

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

          Penalty kick 🙂

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

            A wins then.

    9. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Wolves and Bornemouth upsets await.

      Let it roll!

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Lol

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Wolves will beat city tomorrow

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          This is a bit crazy

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            5-0 thumping more likely

        2. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Nope

    10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Would you WC this lot? Want to keep Ryan, Diop, lowton and Lundstram and maybe Tammy and the citizens.

      Ryan Button
      VVD Ota Diop Lowton Lundstram
      Mo Raz McGinn Guendouzi Cantwell
      Tammy Kun Pukki

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

      i took a -12 and you guys doing so bad its basically like i didnt xD
      phew

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

        That’s how i was last week with a low scoring gameweek, was a good time to take hits to sort stuff out.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Whats your score?

    12. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      That Lanzini pic is one of the best images I've ever seen on this site.

    13. Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Question for wildcard
      A) Otamendi or Tierney
      B) Vardy or Wilson

      1. Bruno BaNani
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        O
        V

      2. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        OW

    14. NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Thoughts on this as a potential Wildcard squad? Just activated

      Ryan // Pope

      Pereira // Otamendi // Tomori // Lundstram // Rico

      KDB // Mané // Maddison // Mount // Guendouzi

      Aubameyang // Wilson // Abraham

    15. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      One of the reasons I WC was because I felt my bench was weak: Dunk, Kelly and Douglas Luiz. If Palace keeps a CS they will score 22 points altogether 🙁

    16. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Maddison cannot even be classified as a one season wonder. Did absolutely bugger all in the match today.

      Alisson would have kept a clean sheet.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Maddison is type of player who doesnt need too many chances to score. Efficent

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Leicester lucky with their attacking returns.

          Vardy was a gohst today as well.

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Do you realise before they played Spurs 2 weeks ago he had the most shots and the least goals of any player in the league? Lol...

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            Someone has watched FPL show

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

              Dude I watch nothing, just the scout cast sometimes. It was on FPL twitter 2 weeks ago

    17. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Greenwood pukki digne salah >
      Auba vardy dunk yarma?

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

        Can you kneejerk more?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah

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

          At least he didn't say Wesley

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          To be fair greenwood is deadweight

          Vardy dunk (or other 4.5) was always planned for this GW removing pukki and digne

          And salah to auba seems like a no brainer based on prior form and fixtures

        4. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Look like good moves to me!

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Good moves for a -8

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Could pay off immediately

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          It is

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            Can you skip the Digne > dunk and get Wilson instead of Vardy?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 25 days ago

              I hear you, but I’m sick and tired of Digne - Everton have been so poor defensively and he really isn’t even chipping in enough with attacking returns- albeit there is no urgency. Wilson i don’t expect to maintain whilst vardy with his fixtures should be the guy who really shines over the next 8gws or so

    18. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Demise of early season bandwagon budget forwards is alarming

      Pukki 4 blanks in last 5
      Barnes 5 blanks in last 5
      Haller 1 assist in 4
      Abraham 2 blanks in last 2

      Think its time to jump on premium established strikers in Auba Vardy Wilson Firmino etc

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

      WC TEAM

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

      What do you think ?

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

        Sexual

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

        Rather TAA in there.

      3. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Good team but Prefer TAA over Robbo

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

        Could you stop spamming? You've posted this a million times already

      5. NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Pretty similar to mine, like it a lot!

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

        4 posts in 22 minutes of this boring ass team. Get lost

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

      If my clean sheets stay here my 3 players this game will have double what my first 6 players got today and I will have my captain pea and sterling to go not bad all in all just please pray for my clean sheets lads positive vibes only please visualise the 0-0 amen

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

        1-1 incoming

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

          Masochism that is pal

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

        Can your west ham defenders go off at 60 followed by an ayew goal?

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

          Only got 1 West Ham but I would take that for ya but with van arnolt goal

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

            Pva is allowed the assist I guess

    21. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Might sell Haller instead of Pukki

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Both on my chopping list alongside digne salah

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Wilson in next gw and might give Jimenez a try aswell

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

        Both are goners for me

    22. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      2,500 over all rank 😀

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Nice

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Link or it didn't happen

    23. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Knock knock

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

        Use the doorbell next time

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Don’t remind me that Joker scene 😮

        1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          I said knock knock

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 25 days ago

            Are you the one who knocks?

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

          No spoilers

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

            Sorry

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

              All good 🙂

      3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Joker!!

    24. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      When is Laca back? Need to do Cantwell to Saka tonight to allow son to KDB later

    25. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Got some decisions to make. Looking at Mane and Pukki to

      A) Auba and Maddison
      B) Vardy and Pepe

      Will get Mane or Salah back GW13 for Sterling.

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        A of those

    26. Freaki
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 25 days ago

      What points is everyone on rn?

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

        Not enough.

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          We have near enough the same team and the same rank. What's your next move? Lol

      2. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        33 after bps. 5 players left to play including Sterling and Auba captain.

        1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Two captains?

      3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        30 from 5. KDB -- Mane worked well plus Burnley and Sheff Utd clean sheets. £captain tomorrow

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Same here but have Auba as captain.

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

        22

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

        14 dude, 4 to play with sterling captain..

    27. MarvelouSuccess
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      33 points post BAPs. Who would you bring in for Pukki? Vardy or Wilson?

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

        Willy

        1. MarvelouSuccess
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          I prefer Wilson. Norwich and Watford look awful.

      2. Whatever100
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Bring in Cilson but be prepared tor Pukki to out score him when they play each other as that’s how fantasy football works!

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

      Is there anything more cringe when you go on Twitter and see dogs or cats or wifes team and they post just coz doing well some sad scumbag with lots of teams bragging about nailing 1 and deceiving the game and other players riles me

    29. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Cresswell owners looking good for a CS

    30. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      Should I WC from this:

      Pope - McGovern
      VVD - Ota - Robbo - Rico - Lundstram
      KDB - Mount - James - Sterling - Nakamba
      Pukki - Kane - Abraham

      To this:

      Pope - McGovern
      SOYUCU - Ota - Robbo - Rico - Lundstram
      KDB - Mount - MANE - MADDISON - YARMALENKO
      AUBA - KING - Abraham

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

        WC for 6 players? Nah

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

          Patience is the key I guess

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

        Who you gunna bench?

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

          Between king and Yarm

      3. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        I would personally

      4. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Why dump Sterling? City have a good run of home fixtures. Mane doesn't.

    31. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 25 days ago

      So Salah is dead huh?

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

        Nah, he's fine.

        1. mad_beer ✅
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 25 days ago

          Klopp didn't sound so convincing.

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

            2 weeks etc.

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

        That is a sick thing to say pal

      3. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah. Got rid for Mane 3 weeks ago. Haven't looked back.

      4. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        Being planted after 11 o clock mass tomorrow

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

        Ankle injury, 2 weeks off, should be fine

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

      What a miss Ogbonna

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

      All the finishing touches from WHU are awful

      1. MarvelouSuccess
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 25 days ago

        It's West Ham not Man City