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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. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Come on Maximin!

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

    Seems that Salah starts, FPL Rockstar twitter account as a source

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

      I really hope you’re right mate!

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Solid, source. Looks like it'll be a strong team from what he said

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

      Grass!! 🙂

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I didn’t see FPL rockstar mention anything about Liverpool but Salah does start, Firm rested

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

    OMG SCENES

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

      WOW THIS IS HUGE

    2. Scott Talent RIP EJ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What are you on about ?

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

        Firmino rested!

  4. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Cmon fernandes give me something

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

      He did 15 points yesterday

  5. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Here comes the melt down when Klopp rings the changes

  6. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Its Mané.

  7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Early thoughts... good to go?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Holgate
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Kane Vardy Greenwood

    (McCarthy Taylor Guendouzi Lascelles)
    0ft 1.8ITB

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

    Brace yourselves.

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

      Winter isn't coming

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But only for one night. It's not all it's cracked up to be.

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

      Maura

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

    Rockstar confirms Salah starts!

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

      Wahey!

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

      He's reliable right?

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

        First time?

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

    Origi starts

    1. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Owner here 😎

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice

  11. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Alisson TAA Gomez VVD Robertson Fabinho Ox Keita Salah Origi Mane

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

      nice
      Thanks

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Feck origi starts

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But reina in goal is good for mane. What is Smith thinking? Drunk?

  12. Dele
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    OMG

  13. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Official, Liverpool rested Firmino, all others are regulars

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      YAAAY! Salah(C) Let's gooooooooo!

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wijnaldum too

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

      Ox and Keita not regulars though

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

    #LFC v Villa: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Origi, Mane.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Henderson, Wijnaldum, Firmino rested.

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

    origi Hattie including

  16. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Nothing to worry about

  17. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Really looking forward to Salah and Mané adding a zero on to my rank.

  18. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah(c) + Mane, HERE WE GO

  19. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Firmino benched, rest seems about right

  20. Jafooli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Called it - Origi hatty is my next prediction.....

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

    Poor Firmino owner(s)

  22. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chances of Bournemouth survive relegation?

  23. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    LIV: Alisson, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Chamberlain, Salah, Origi, Mané
    Subs: Adrián, Williams, Elliott, Wijnaldum, Jones, Henderson, Minamino, Firmino, Shaqiri

    AVL: Reina, Taylor, Mings, Hause, Konsa, Grealish, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Davis, Trézéguet
    Subs: Nyland, Guilbert, El Mohamady, Jota, Lansbury, Vassilev, Nakamba, Hourihane, Samatta

    1. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Reina to spoil Liverpool dreams....just like when he played for them.....

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

        He isn't a keeper capable of spoiling any opposition's dreams.

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

      🙁 Should have captained Bruno

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

        Cue a Salah haul and you telling us how clever you were to captain him.

  24. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah and Trent starts YEEEEEEESSSS

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

      They better outscore Egan. Each one of them

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      EO close to 100 for both but I don’t care they need to score big!

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        All rivalš have VC Bruno and i have Jimenez. I care

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

    I need Mane Trent to outscoreVVD Salah

  26. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah TC time!!!!!

  27. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Line up as expected

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

      Based on your research? Fair play!

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No the predicted FFS you nob

  28. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah double hattrick to save the gameweek!

  29. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who actually owns Firmino

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

    Salah (c) here.

    Looking forward to my 6 pts.