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

    Salah TAA starting great

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

    Salad sterts

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

      Have another go

  3. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Well that was stressfull

  4. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Time to hide behind the couches.
    Praying for a Salah and Mane blank

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

      DFS Supersale

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

    C'mon Gomez!

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

      o/ Absolutely!

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

    Really like that midfield, would have preferred a Minamino experiment as you know what you get with Origi, but exciting team nonetheless.

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

      Would look better with Ox out Thiago in.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Playing Keita instead of Henderson is great vs teams that play defensively. Would prefer Wijnaldum over ox though

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

        Not sure how this will affect things, a bit unbalanced. Keita more derp i guess

  7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bruno VC... Mixed feelings about Salah starting.

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

      Egan first sub here

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

        Maybe kdb will be rested for 90?

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

          Need a miracle

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

    Salah hattrick and VVD goal in a 4-0 win please. No assists for TAA if possible.

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

      Origi could surprise people here

  9. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Reyna starts.. hmmm

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

      Claudio?

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

    Salah TC get in there. My rival did TC Fernandez so i need to top that!

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

      Fingers crossed for you pal. 2 goals would be nice

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

      Salah (TV) hope he doesn’t disappoint now

    3. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good luck
      My cap salah, Bruno v/c !

  11. Nomar
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Missed in all the excitement, Nyland wagon derailed.

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

    I called it. Firmimo rested and salah mane start 🙂

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

      Everyone called it

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

        Did u say firmino would be rested too?

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

      Genius alert.

  13. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah Gomez and TAA. want big points tonighg

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

      TAA to assist Salah's brace

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

    I don’t even mind if Salah does well I just need pool to concede please. Was full sure Gomez would be dropped.

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

      Why would he be dropped?

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

        Because of his horrific performance last game

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          They'd have to drop almost the entire team then.

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

          11 changes needed then.

          You don't drop a player who's been world class all season over one bad game.

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

            World class all season? He didn’t start for the first half of the season? He was at fault for both of the first goals and was hooked at half time. Very possible he could have been dropped. Only reason he probably wasn’t is because the replacement is Lovren.

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

        Best CB after VVD for pool dropped after one bad half? Makes sense

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

          Matip is better imo.

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

              He's injured..

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

                I know that...

                1. Klip Klopp
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I still don’t even understand your point LOL

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

                    What is hard to understand? He said “ Best CB after VVD for pool” and I replied that I think Matip is a better CB.

                    He didn’t say best “fit CB after VVD”

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

                    LOL

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

              In saying that I do think Gomez will eventually be better and I think he is a very good player. He has speed and strength, just needs more experience.

        2. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Matip our for season, lovren doubt

      • Team Cruel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Would have TC'd Salah if I knew Reina was going to start

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

          Nyland is more of a disaster imo

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

          He'll probably steal all the goals and turn them into assists by tossing it into his own net

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

            😀

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

          Nyland much worse from what I've seen of him!

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

          Why??

        5. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Just hope Reina doesn’t bask in Anfield glory

      • Berbs
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That Liverpool MF is very attacking. Chances a plenty for Salah (c) today.

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Hope so mate

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

            *Hope so mane

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        SALAH STARTS..

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

          Source?

          1. FreddyP3
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Twitter

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

            😛 who's your cappo jafooly

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

              El Salado.....with Origi first on my bench 😎

              And you Chuckles?

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

                same.. need him to fire to punish bruno cappers.....

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

                  Hatty minimum, probably need four and a brace of assists..... 😮

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

          Fake news?

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

        Salah(c)+mane+Trent...hoping to get ahead after my triple Bruno, martial, Greenwood success. Took a minus 4 to make this happen, good luck pool owners!

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

        1-0 Villa

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

          That is something

      • NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Anyone else salah tc?

        1. Isaac.m94
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sure did!

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

          Yes

      • Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Get that Hattie Salah!

      • Viper
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        All the Salah owners licking there lips for a massacre & I'm sat here hoping Ritchie comes on for 1 point 😆

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

          Nope - Infact tense

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yes Salah starts!

        he's my VC to cover Mahrez (c) if he misses out.

      • KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Make or break time coming up... (S)alah, TAA and Robbo on FH!

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

        Manè is going to go ballistic I’m certain. It’s written in the stars.

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

          He's close, he times his runs so well. He just hasn't sorted his feet out properly since the restart yet

        2. JabariParkersEyelid
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Fingers crossed.

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

            If his last game against Villa is anything to go by!

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This Bobby benching is bothering me.
          Looks like Klopp might rotate madly now :p

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

            I doubt he'll do it madly. Perhaps normally, or even just a little less than the average manager at this time.

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

            Firm also hasn't been playing well tbh

          3. Geriatric Unathletic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            FIRMI NOoooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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

              Yes.

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

            Nah, Salah wants his golden boot

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

          Just remember a Salah brace in a 2-0 win would actually outscore Bruno

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Not with Taa 2 assists 😉

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

              Touche, wouldn't be complaining about that though!

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

              Easy work

            • kopite65
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              At least what I’m hoping for with Bruno v/c

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Will still get 0 bonus.

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

              Bruno scored 15, Salah brace and clean sheet total 13. How is it out scoring? Salah doesn’t do bonus remember.

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

            Lascelles get out of my team yah noob

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

              This

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

            The point is Reina starts at Anfield. Not sure if this says anything about Nyland.

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

              No, but Nyland playing like Nyland says something about Nyland.

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

              Nyland is a Karius doppelganger. Smith doesn't want the Liverpool lads to have a case of mistaken identify and shoot on sight, providing Nyland is actually even worse.

          5. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I bought origi for a -4 this week! Come on my boy!

            1. kopite65
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Good luck
              Nice cheeky punt