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Masuaku set for attacking midfield in Gameweek 22 opener

David Moyes has re-opened the door to an avenue once thought firmly closed.

Fantasy Premier League defender Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) looks set for a return to the attacking midfield role he played during Moyes’ first spell as the West Ham manager.

He has been named in the same side as Aaron Cresswell (£4.7m) while attacking midfielders Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) are both on the bench.

With the Hammers preparing for two fixtures in Double Gameweek 24, all eyes will be on Masuaku tonight.

Meanwhile, there is just one change to the Sheffield United side that lost at Liverpool.

Lys Mousset (£4.8m) drops to the bench so that Oli McBurnie (£5.7m) can star alongside David McGoldrick (£5.4m) up-front.

That means key Fantasy assets such as John Lundstram (£5.1m) and Dean Henderson (£4.9m) keep their places in the starting line-up.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, McGoldrick.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Zabaleta; Noble, Rice; Masuaku, Lanzini, Anderson; Haller.

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  1. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    VAR singlehandedly ruining the game 😉

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      This one really isn't anything to do with VAR. It was just VAR confirming it was handball, which it was.

      You can argue that the handball rule is stupid though, but that's not down to VAR.

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If VAR didn't exist that goal counts. An accidental handball.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not if the handball was seen by the ref.

          1. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            An epic fail in your logic

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The rule is made with VAR in mind... Its not even enforceable without VAR

  2. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Football being reduced to a farce

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dude, handball.

    2. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I hope a petition can be started and football fans not go to stadia till this VAR thing is removed or used for contentious decisions only not just making the refs do nothing and knowing they can check later
      Annoying now

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        In this case, VAR isnt the problem; its that BS handling rule update

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Handballs should be allowed. Maradona scored!!!

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I've got a Sheffield Utd defender ... if you think that the handball rule is Ok then you must also want every shirt tug in the box to be a penalty...we'd end up with 23- 23 scorelines

  3. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 14 days ago

      whats happening?

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Heather' Son woke up.

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Some dude used his hand in a game of football.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That was never handball if it was LiVARpool

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        See Mane vs United

    • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Fleck 1st sub. KdB Mr. Glass right?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No

    • Says
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      i LOVE how VAR is highlighting how poor the rules are.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This!

    • FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 14 days ago

        VAR ruled correctly but the rules for handball surely should change. If it is unintentional then the goal should stand.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You can't define intention that's why the rule is lime that

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Why doesnt the same rule apply to defenders?

            1. Says
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              because we need to ensure there are as few goals as possible

        2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Only North Korea and Saudi Arabia can rule on people's intentions.

        3. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I disagree. I think it should be the other way. Rule out all handballs. If you bring in 'intention' it is subjective.

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            and lets do a way with the advantage rule while we're at it

        4. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That led to so much ambiguity that's why they changed it in the first place

      • Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        After hating VAR for half a year I have to reconsider tonight!

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Lol

      • OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Didn’t see it but was there a handball or what?

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It was

        2. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I haven't seen it either but it was blatantly the wrong decision.

        3. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes, early in build up.

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            well, not that early, but it wouldn't have been a handball anywhere else

        4. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Are you Michael Oliver?

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Gotta love this Sheffield team, pure heart, great teamplay, no divas, no slacking.

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        About time VAR won me some points for a change

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Still havent had a single VAR decision go my way all season. Another one today for all Baldock and Henderson owners. Hate this crap. Just remove shitty VAR

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It’s ok lots of other people are evening it out for you 🙂

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Keep on giving us a good smile, thanks man 🙂

      • Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I Love Var 🙂

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Three cheers for VAR!

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hell Yeah!!!

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes Sir 🙂

            1. Riverside Red
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              You obviously are not concerned that its ruining our national game

      • BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Henderson, Lundstrum dirty 12 point double.. YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No bonus points?

      • Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        This match summed up my season.

        I don’t own Lundstram. I don’t own Henderson.

        I do own Fabianski. I do own Snodgrass.

        1. SB007
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sorry to hear that. Just unlucky.

        2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Never mind all that...what do you think of VAR?

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It’s pathetic. I thought it was bad news before the season started and it’s been even more horrific than I expected.

        3. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Casual 😉

      • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just got in from beer fuelled evening in Belgium. As a WH fan, how should I be feeling about this game?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hope the beer was nice.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It was a delight. De Muze in Antwerp on a Friday night - packed out, jazz band and properly made regional beer. Ace.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Suicidal

        3. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Depressed . Moyes is still clueless.

      • SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Kelly Cates with lovely windswept hair.

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is she preggers? Coat seems to get bigger and bigger.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Shut up Heather might be the father

        2. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          And GNev

        3. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Remind me of King Kenny.

      • Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sheff Utd defender loaders getting their only points of January

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Red arrow when your 4m defender keeps a CS...

        FPL is bonkers!

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Lots of double Sheffield defenders

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Because others have two

        3. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The average is on 5.70689655 per player, so it's essentially a green arrow.

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            (Top 10k average)

      • Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        feck VAR done for me ,deffo last season ,theres£12.50 down the bog FFS

      • Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I used to feel so much joy when I saw a notification for a goal and now it just fills me with dread for the inevitable VAR decision.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Make sure you score a legal goal then.

          Players were getting away with handballs and offsides before. Not any more.

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            some of the goals they're disallowing are crap. This one today, for instance--it would not have been a handball if it hadn't led to a goal. And the offsides goals they are calling are still subjective because some human has to decide where the line is, and the resolution they are using isn't precise enough to make the tight calls they are making.

          2. Squeazy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He still has to wait in dread

            1. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Exactly. It’s just anti-fun. If it was clear and obvious we wouldn’t need to spend 30 minutes combing over the footage.

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Lol

      • Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What a shite motm trophy

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          😆

      • Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I benched Henderson for Foster. I knew he had a home game, why did I bench him 🙁
          Can Foster outscore?

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 14 days ago

                but its Bournemouth, they dont do goals

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Usually plenty of goals in that fixture.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      oh no, im getting slack. But Foster is on fire, I have faith

                      I guess the manager bounce at West Ham lasted one game

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That was a beautiful moment as a Sheffield Utd double defence owner

              Right up there with Vardy (c) missing the pen v Brighton then VAR ordering the retake

            3. AzzaroMax99
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Lundy owners & VAR...
              They have the hardest time 😀

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Professionals punished.

            4. Lindelol
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Hendo + Lundy

            5. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              We’ll all tell our grandchildren about the time we tried VAR for a season...

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It's annoying for sure but correct decisions are being made

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  2 reasons to disallowed the goal, missed by the ref.

                  How people can argue it as VARs fault is comical.

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Easy to say as a LiVARpool supporter..

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                You realise how well it works in other European leagues, right?

                1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Tbf Europe don’t have FPL...

              3. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I would rather have correct decisions than incorrect ones.

              4. Squeazy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I hope so.

              5. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                'At the end of the season the never used pitch side monitors were set alight.'

            6. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Those Cleansheet points tastes like Spaghetti Pasta in creamie Tomato sauce & crushed crunchy Nuggets

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Or like juicy tender meatballs in a lovely marinara sauce with some oregano and fresh tagliatelle smothered in grated mozzarella

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  You don't grate mozzarella you heathen.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    You bloody do n all - well the shop does. Then they sell it in bags.

                    100 less calories per 100g compared to cheddar means more cheesy goodness for your calorie envelope too

                    Mmmmmmm Mozarella

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Get a decent mozzarella and tear it! I do agree that it's delicious though.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I’m a big fan of both the mozzarella balls and the bags of grated. Of all cheeses in fact.

                        And VAR

                        I love VAR

              2. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Lamb and tuna fish

            7. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              The guy in my ML on 18 points - pure jam!

            8. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              But but but. We're tired and the bubble burst..

              1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Won't be long . Blades will not play sides as bad as that very often.