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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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  1. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I am watching the Grand Prix and it is almost as boring as Burnley v Sheff Utd

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is the Pope participating in his popemobile?

  2. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I don't want VC points doubled. 14/15 points is nothing. I'm waiting for Salah to get 25. 😀

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That’s the spirit!

    2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      How would you feel about a one point cameo

      1. Glad He Ate Her
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Unsubscribe

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            At least put on some makeup. You're scaring the dog.

            1. Glad He Ate Her
                1 month, 10 days ago

                My mister says he likes my natural look

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  What does he know? He's been dead in his armchair for 50 years.

                  1. Glad He Ate Her
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Love knows no bounds. You'll understand someday. Well maybe

            2. tucaoneo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Can't speak for others but I would love it.

              1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Indeed

              2. TomSaints
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Make my day

            3. Sun Jihai
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              He either plays or doesn't

              1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Insightful

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  If the bereavement is serious for him, I just can't see why he'd come on for a 5 min cameo

        • Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Can anyone recommend a reliable streaming site for the liverpool game please?

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Sky go.

          2. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Those paid ones.

          3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hesgoal.com

            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              You can stream any game off here

          4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Totalsportek if you are looking for a free one

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              This
              Ronaldo7 is cool too

              1. Pépé sur le P…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Thought they stopped covering PL games?

                1. Pépé sur le P…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  'Covering' might be the wrong word haha

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Good one ... 😉

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Nope
                  They cover everything 😀

          5. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Download Navscore. It's not on the play store you have to Google it. It's perfect, never had an issue with it

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I don’t know about anyone else but I think it’s high time taa, salah, mane etc got a well deserved rest... about an hour and a half should do it

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            They got rest for 3 months just about 2 weeks ago.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Weren’t rested mentally though, worrying about the restart, should be rested today

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            If you start the timer now, they still get 75 mins eacv vs Villa. Deal!

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            o/

        • DMP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          How the feck should i bring Greenwood in, with Alonso issue to solve either?

          Also, Ederson the only GK with fixtures, and doesnt really want to burn another City slot with him, when we have Foden so cheap.

          1.5 ITB

          DDG
          Alonso Doherty Aurier (Robinson, Lascelles)
          KDB Mane Son Fernandes Martial
          Jimenez CLewin (Connolly)

          1. DMP
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Have Mahrez instead of Son, sory.

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Alonso may play next week, and if not Robinson may be able to shut down Jimmy. Get in that Greenwood-fella for Clewin 😉

          3. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's probably rational to deal with Alonso. MU won't score five every game. DDG annoys me too but the stats are there. MU are one of the very best defensively since the restart.

            1. DMP
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Alonso to Digne in the cards. Not to many options and Everton have the fixtures.

          4. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Dcl to greenwood or Connelly to greenwood. I'd say DCL as he's not really scoring points

          5. DMP
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Guys, i have already 3 MU assets.

        • Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Salah with the squad today.

          https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1279758224338694145?s=20

          1. Glad He Ate Her
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Doesn't confirm him starting

              1. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                You sir, have higher expectations

              2. Glad He Ate Her
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Origi's hair however..

              3. Syd.
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Is that The Wirral Working Mans Club that they were leaving?

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  It's open!? Alright I'm off ... Gnight

              4. Sun Jihai
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Where are they?!

              5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Salah(C), Martial(VC)
                All I'm asking is no cameo for Mo.

                1. Scrumper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I have Salah (C).
                  If he doesn't play, I'll get 28 points!!
                  Bruno (VC) and Greenwood on the bench

            • bigbudgie
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Potentially wrong time to ask this but quick half time poll
              A) Guendouzi > Foden with a benching problem (Jiminez or DCL)
              B) DCL > Jesus
              C) time to jump off double wolves defence, get TAA

              Foster
              VVD Doherty Boly (Lascelles Simpson)
              KDB Mahrez Martial Bruno (Guendouzi
              Rashford Jiminez DCL

              3.2 in the bank

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                A & split Wolves def to Bur def

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Salah start please. Jimenez my VC

              1. Syd.
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                2 minute cameo confirmed

                1. Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Happy with that. All rivals have Bruno VC

            • Vazza
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Who to bench next week -

                A. Mane vs bha
                B. Son vs bou
                C. KDB vs NEW
                D. Foden vs NEW
                E. Fernandes vs avl
                F. Greenwood vs avl
                G. Rashford vs avl
                H. Jimenez vs shu

                1. HollywoodXI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  H

                2. bigbudgie
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  you are helping me answer my own question

                  Gun to the head, Jiminez

                3. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  No point posting this until we see how money minutes Foden plays today. But for me it's him for now

                4. Pep bites Kun
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  H

              • Rainer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Teams are in 😮

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  who plays?

              • Rainer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                New Origi hairstyle...

              • Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Martial vice cap Saka 1st sub

                If salah(c) doesnt play

                1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Bullshyt

              • Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Salah will start, he couldn't very well have made it to the funeral in time, not mentioning Covid.

                1. Berbs
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  He's with the squad. Can be seen on LFC match centre videos.

              • JustPark
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                So, any of you hasn't been to pubs since they're open now?

                1. Glad He Ate Her
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Never realised until a few years ago, Utd's Park chant was so racist.

                    1. Berbs
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      You sound surprised. They had to stop singing their Lukaku chant too.

                      1. Glad He Ate Her
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I am surprised. I knew utd scum was a thing, thought it was just a saying

                      2. King Henrik
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        which ones ?

                        1. Glad He Ate Her
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            The one about eating a certain animal in his country

                            1. JustPark
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              But, but. That makes my post sounds racist.

                      3. Pépé sur le P…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I hasn't been to the pub since they're open now

                      4. La Roja
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        What pub? Hiccups*

                      5. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Nope not been yet, maybe tomorrow to enjoy the Kane hat trick.
                        You?

                        1. JustPark
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Celebrating Holgate CS hopefully.

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Come on Lascelles, still time for that winner son

                    3. dshv
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Patricio
                      Awb doherty aurier holgate lazcelles
                      Mane kdb foden son bruno
                      Rashford jimmy

                      1 ft 1.2 itb .. need some change tell me?

                    4. King Henrik
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Mane captain owners... Squeaky bum time !!

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        He’ll start! As will Salah

                        1. King Henrik
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          heres hoping

                    5. wantsharptv
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Azpi worth 6.0m?

                      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Sure is

                      2. Syd.
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Yes

                      3. JustPark
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Doherty to Azpi worth it?

                      4. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        No, assists will return to normal frequency now

                    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Salah needs to either start or not be in squad

                      Bruno VC waiting in the shadows...

                      1. Lindelol
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Salah is my TC - tony VC

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Good luck buddy - hope he scores 5

                          1. Lindelol
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            *5 goals 😀

                    7. Glad He Ate Her
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Origi's hair brighter than your future

                      • Rainer
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Klopp video on LFC Twitter “rest of the boys on a very strong bench”

                        1. Syd.
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          The Lockdown effect

                        2. Lindelol
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Seriously???

                        3. SHOOTER MCGINN
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Saw that. Worrying.

                      • Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Where's FPL rockstar?

                        1. Rainer
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          No need post deadline.

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

                          Irbox?

                      • matiakez
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Why oh why have i keft my VC on Jimi..

                        1. Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Same. Ffs

                        2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Put vc on Rashford to be cool. Bit annoying with martial and Fernandes sat there and Saka 3rd on bench. Come on Salah........

                      • MAXIMIN EFFORT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Sorry guys brought in Pope this week, expectedly blanked

                        1. Lindelol
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          It wasn’t because of you - it was because of Mee

                          1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Hahaha

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Sounds like we would get along

                      • Niho992
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I hope Salah will make cameo at least. All rivals have Bruno as VC and i have Jimenez

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          He doesn't start?

                        2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          I have Martial vc but I'll be absolutely fuming if Salah doesn't play

                      • kime67
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Doherty-> digne?

                      • kime67
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        doherty owners are you getting rid?

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Reason?

                        2. Lindelol
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Why?

                        3. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Tempted for Azpi

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

                            you should get both

                        4. wantsharptv
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          no. he plays like a striker

                        5. kime67
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          well he was taken off early and hasnt been great

                      • Feed tha Sheep
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Who’s the 4.5 def of choice at the minute?

                        1. Sun Jihai
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Garcia is a good pick if you have a decent bench

                        2. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Taylor?

                        3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Egan just scored 8

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

                            *10

                          2. SuperMane Returns
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            10 after bonus 🙂

                        4. diesel001
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Lamptey?

                        5. JustPark
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Charlie Taylor? Probably Holgate after Spurs.

                      • Niho992
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Trent and Salah benched i think

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Source?

                        2. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          This is bordering on ban.

                          1. Niho992
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I said I think. Learn reading

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I’ve just thought of something, is a player like Salah or Mane more likely to score points from the bench anyway?

                        1. Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          No chance Salah will came from bench