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

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

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

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

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

          Abraham + Tomori? Or a Brighton defender possibly?

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

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

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Sell Greenwood first

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

            Greenwood to another 4.4?

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

              I have 0.0itb

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

      Or maybe I should keep Aurier for Watford?

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Not for that price

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Man that's lazy

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

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

        Looking for ideas

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 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.

    5. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Soyuncu and King/wood

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

        Yeah king vs Norwich is tempting.
        Cheers for the reply

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I'm keeping Aurier for Watford at home.

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Disaster GW but not loosing the faith 🙂

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

      Season is already a write off

  4. dshv
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 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 ..

  5. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

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

      What do you expect from Jorginho?

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

        Big things, brought him in last night 😉

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Penalty kick 🙂

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

          A wins then.

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Wolves and Bornemouth upsets await.

    Let it roll!

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

      Lol

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Wolves will beat city tomorrow

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

        This is a bit crazy

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

          5-0 thumping more likely

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

        Nope

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 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

  8. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

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

      Whats your score?

  9. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

  10. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      O
      V

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      OW

  11. NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 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

  12. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 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 🙁

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Leicester lucky with their attacking returns.

        Vardy was a gohst today as well.

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 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
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Someone has watched FPL show

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

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

  14. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Greenwood pukki digne salah >
    Auba vardy dunk yarma?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Can you kneejerk more?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        At least he didn't say Wesley

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 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
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Look like good moves to me!

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

      Good moves for a -8

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

        Could pay off immediately

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        It is

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

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

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 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

  15. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 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

  16. dshv
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 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
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Sexual

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

      Rather TAA in there.

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Good team but Prefer TAA over Robbo

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

    5. NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Pretty similar to mine, like it a lot!

    6. beric
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

  17. Francis Begbie
    4 months, 18 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™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      1-1 incoming

      1. Francis Begbie
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Masochism that is pal

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

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

      1. Francis Begbie
        4 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Pva is allowed the assist I guess

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

    Might sell Haller instead of Pukki

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Both on my chopping list alongside digne salah

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

        Wilson in next gw and might give Jimenez a try aswell

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Both are goners for me

  19. LarryDuff
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    2,500 over all rank 😀

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Nice

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

      Link or it didn't happen

  20. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Knock knock

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

      Use the doorbell next time

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Don’t remind me that Joker scene 😮

      1. Grievez
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I said knock knock

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Are you the one who knocks?

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

        No spoilers

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Sorry

          1. beric
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            All good 🙂

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

      Joker!!

  21. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

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

      A of those

  23. Freaki
    4 months, 18 days ago

    What points is everyone on rn?

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

      Not enough.

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

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

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

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

      1. Grievez
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Two captains?

    3. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. MarvelouSuccess
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Same here but have Auba as captain.

    4. beric
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      22

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

      14 dude, 4 to play with sterling captain..

  24. MarvelouSuccess
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

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

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

      Willy

      1. MarvelouSuccess
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I prefer Wilson. Norwich and Watford look awful.

    2. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 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!

  25. Francis Begbie
    4 months, 18 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

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Cresswell owners looking good for a CS

  27. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      WC for 6 players? Nah

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Patience is the key I guess

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

      Who you gunna bench?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Between king and Yarm

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

      I would personally

    4. MarvelouSuccess
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

  28. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    So Salah is dead huh?

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

      Nah, he's fine.

      1. mad_beer ✅
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Klopp didn't sound so convincing.

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

          2 weeks etc.

    2. Francis Begbie
      4 months, 18 days ago

      That is a sick thing to say pal

    3. MarvelouSuccess
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

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

    4. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Being planted after 11 o clock mass tomorrow

    5. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Ankle injury, 2 weeks off, should be fine

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    What a miss Ogbonna

  30. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    All the finishing touches from WHU are awful

    1. MarvelouSuccess
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      It's West Ham not Man City