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Lascelles starts but Ritchie only among the substitutes for Newcastle v West Ham

Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) is once again on the bench as Newcastle United face West Ham United in the second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday.

Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 14:15 BST.

Ritchie, who had picked up a muscle injury in Gameweek 31+, was an unused substitute in Wednesday’s win over Bournemouth and is again omitted from Steve Bruce’s starting XI this afternoon.

There is better news for owners of Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m), however, with the Newcastle stopper recovering from what his manager called a “nasty knock” to line up alongside Federico Fernandez (£4.6m) at centre-half.

The in-form Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) gets his fifth straight start in league and cup since the restart, too.

He was among the top ten Fantasy Premier League assets for transfers in ahead of Gameweek 33+.

Bruce has made two alterations from the side that won at the Vitality, with Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) and Isaac Hayden (£4.4m) in for Sean Longstaff (£5.0m) and Nabil Bentaleb (£4.8m).

There is another start up front for budget forward Dwight Gayle (£5.0m), meanwhile.

West Ham’s team news is a lot more straightforward, with David Moyes unsurprisingly naming an unchanged side following the 3-2 win over Chelsea.

The ‘out of position’ FPL midfielder Michail Antonio (£6.9m) leads the line again, with Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) not even among the substitutes as he battles back from injury.

Mark Noble (£4.9m) and Arthur Masuaku (£4.1m) have shaken off fitness issues to make the bench, however.

These two sides shared five goals in the reverse fixture, with Newcastle winning by the odd goal.

The Magpies are stiffer opposition on their own soil, having kept seven clean sheets and conceded on just 13 occasions in 16 home fixtures.

West Ham have lost seven away games in a row going into this afternoon’s match.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Joelinton, Gayle.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Lanzini, Antonio.

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975 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Might start a Patreon service to alert people of my FPL moves so they can do the opposite

    Some examples of my recent work as I picked:

    Son over KDB
    Maupay over Greenwood
    Picked Rashford over Martial
    Started Cantwell over Sarr (2 pts but every point counts)
    Captained Mane over Bruno this week
    Did not go ahead with Sarr to Bowen transfer

    Will set up an email soon for contact

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What’s your next move?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That knowledge is only for members of the elite Patreon programme

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mané will haul

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      These are not even that bad to some of my decisions

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Also a Cresswell owner to compound the misery - I love this game

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Now onto the Lascelles HAUL

  3. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So do we think Salah will get compassion leave and not play?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Stop scaremongering

      1. Kno
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Been doing it for 11 years, why stop now?

      2. Fitzy.
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He thinks if he keeps mentioning it, it might eventuate.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think he'll want to play but what do I know.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      what happened?

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        His Aunt has passed away apparently

      2. Fitzy.
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Daniel vice-captained Bruno

        1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          yes, correct. i vice Bruno and Eagan is first on my bench. should have bench boosted 🙁

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Where were you on 2nd July between the hours of 10pm and 11pm?

    4. Samwise the Brave
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What happened?

  4. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    West Ham and Sheffield goals

    Oh beautiful 🙂

  5. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lascelles goal and assist incoming.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He don't come forward. Should have paid the extra for Fernandez.

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    OH FFS AS IF LASCELLES CONCEDES AFTER 4 DAMN MINUTES.

    Oh well at least Pope conceded

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Now you know how we felt. 😀

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I have it every week though, Lascelles midweek, McCarthy Watford etc etc

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I also know how you feel about Lascelles. I have Fernandez. 🙂

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Fair haha

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You know it was Lascelles that was culpable right?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No I didn’t, it’s more the fact it makes me laugh it happens so early on

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It was shocking.. got his feet mixed up and let the ball go through to Antonio for a tap in.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Time to sell? Bought at 4.2

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah hatrick today

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      One point cameo more likely

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nah! Brace & assist I reckon 🙂

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Plz 🙂

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      4 goals and 2 assists to Mane

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      probably not play if news about aunt true.

  8. JJO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Does Lascelles have any attacking threat?

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      None whatsoever.

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No

    3. JJO
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not even going for corners?

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fernandez more likely.

        1. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah I know
          Just interested in should i even check the score anymore

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Nope. You get what you pay for.

          2. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I mean, anything can happen but he's just about the most unlikely Newcastle player to get an attacking return other than Dubravka and Krafth maybe.

          3. JJO
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Well its easier like that

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      None

    5. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      6g/1a since 2015/16.

      1. JJO
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That is not that bad 🙂

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He definitely used to

  9. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Antonio & Bowen again. WH have a good run of fixtures

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      will be on beach soon

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Don't think Ant & Bow will be - they've played very little football this season

  10. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Was thinking of playing Bench Boost next game-week, I’ve got 14 starters and Alonso do I keep or sell taking a -4 points hit???

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      -4

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Take the hit. You get +2 for a start, so it's half the margin without trying

  11. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Remember that story a year ago or so by that supposed ITK journalist who said Aguero would be rested and everyone seemed to drop him and then he played and hauled?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Jamie Jackson

      1. SuperMane Returns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The infamous Jamie Jackson lol

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yep I didn't see the story and captained him 🙂

  12. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Well there goes my interest in this game. Annoying but prefer to lose cs in 4th min than 86th

    1. Andy Ftw
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Or the 94th

  13. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Ugh. Taylor and Lascelles. What was I expecting.

    1. Shuko
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not sure about you, but most probably expected this.

  14. Glad He Ate Her
    1 month, 8 days ago

    That Salah news posted on a site that looks like it was programmed 20 mins ago

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Link?

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          What a user-friendly and complete looking website... looked into it and the FB page has been up for a few months at least

  15. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chances of kdb rest for 90? Egan first sub

    1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Or taa

    2. Big Mac 24
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Surely you’d hope for more from kdb

    3. Fitzy.
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You don't think he could get more points than Egan?

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I expect KDB to be benched but thats just me

    5. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I pray to fantasy gods both TAA and KDB to get rest

      1. Big Mac 24
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        With you

      2. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Then l will take Egan and Saka points
        Thank you

  16. Ragabolly
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah's aunt passing away today is true and is all over the Egyptian media (source: I am Egyptian). Whether this has any effect on him is just mere speculation.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Are you Mr Live FPL? If so well done on a continuously improving web application!

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        will he affect his starting? is it common to get compassion leave for this and maybe miss this or next game ?

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I guess it depends how close to his Aunt he is

      2. Ragabolly
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes I am, thank you so much 🙂

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeh its really great, thank you sir

        2. TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Echoed x 10000

    2. Fitzy.
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Daniel's giving it blanket coverage on here too

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Will he really be that affected from his aunts death. Its not the same as your parent or sibling is it

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Maybe he'll want to play and score for her

        1. Ragabolly
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah, I am having the same thoughts

        2. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Depends on the aunt.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Well let's pray he's handling it well and he'll be okay

            1. Pépé sur le P…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I hope he's not bothered by it, but they decide to give him compassionate leave for PR reasons anyway.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yeah i don't have salah. But with the news I've read about him over the years he's a sensitive guy. So I hope he gets through it.

      2. dark91
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It is not the same but in Egypt and eastern countries, there are usually strong family bonds which makes everyone sort of close to each other

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Hmm ya that's possible

        2. Pépé sur le P…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          How about Algeria?

  17. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Things that I would like to happen in the embers of this game week.

    * Salah goal and clean sheet, no BPS
    * Mane to do nowt
    * Foden and KDB to either play the full thing or not at all
    * If that happens, DCL to come on and go postal.

    Not asking for much right?

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      too much. sorry for the boulevard of broken dream

  18. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Think salah and mane to start with firmino to be rested

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      So mane playing as striker

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    This day going well so far with just salah(c) and TAA

  20. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lascelles score yah twerpy muppet...

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    OMG Almiron

  22. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    AlmirOn Fire

  23. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Almiron M. goal, (Krafth E. assist

  24. Samwise the Brave
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    We should all just accepted isn't playing now (hope he does) and stop worrying about it

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      ?

  25. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    This game needs a winner from Fernandez now

  26. Ady87
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Glad I started Alonso over Lascelles. Oh, wait.

  27. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Well Krafthed goal.

    1. GanonTEK
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Underrated pun!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Tarkowski did well not to (cheese) slice it!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        *Almeron

  28. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    FPL Magnus Carlsen
    @FplMagnus
    ·
    2h
    Captain Picks GW1-GW33:
    Salah 16
    Sterling 7
    Abraham 2
    Manè 2
    De Bruyne 2
    Son 1
    Vardy 1
    Aubameyang 1
    Kane 1

    Magnus knows

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I believe its true sadly

      1. SuperMane Returns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I know man, poor guy

    2. SuperMane Returns
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If true, feel so sad for Salah 🙁