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Antonio starts up front for West Ham and Saint-Maximin returns to Newcastle side

There are no big line-up surprises for the two early Gameweek 35 kick-offs this afternoon.

Michail Antonio (£6.9m) continues in the striker role for David Moyes’ West Ham.

The FPL midfielder looks set to be flanked by Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m).

Behind that trio, Mark Noble (£4.9m) returns from a minor injury to retake his spot in midfield – alongside Tomas Soucek (£4.8m) and Declan Rice (£4.7m) – as Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.2m) drops to the bench.

Daniel Farke has named an unchanged Norwich XI from the GW34 defeat to Watford.

However, Todd Cantwell (£4.5m) is fit enough for a place on the bench after completely missing that 2-1 loss with a hamstring problem.

Norwich will be relegated if they suffer defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers West Ham, while a draw and Watford avoiding a loss to Newcastle will also seal their fate.

Nigel Pearson’s team, perhaps less surprisingly, is also unchanged after an acrobatic Danny Welbeck (£5.8m) goal saw the Hornets sting the Canaries for all three points on Tuesday.

The ex-Manchester United and Arsenal forward was only behind fellow goalscorer Craig Dawson (£4.8m) for transfers in of Watford assets ahead of this morning’s deadline.

After a 5-0 drubbing away to Manchester City, Steve Bruce has reverted to a more familiar looking 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 formation with Fabian Schar (£5.0m) expected to take up a central midfield role again.

There is a return to action for both Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), who were both absent for that Etihad hammering.

Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) starts up front, with Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) set to play beside or behind the striker.

Both Gayle and Almiron were substitutes in Gameweek 34, with Javier Manquillo‘s (£4.3m) replacement of Emil Krafth (£4.3m) at right-back making it five changes in total for the Magpies.

Before kick-off, Bruce said:

What we’ve all had to do with the amount of games we’ve had is hope you can keep a few of them fit. We’re delighted we’ve been able to freshen the team up which will give us more up top.

Norwich XI: Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, Vrancic; O Hernandez, Stiepermann, Buendia; Pukki.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Creswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Soucek, Noble, Rice; Fornals, Antonio, Bowen.

Watford XI: Foster; Masina, Dawson, Kabasele, Femenia; Hughes, Capoue; Welbeck, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Rose, Fernandez, Lascelles, Manquillo; Ritchie, Schar, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Almiron, Gayle.

1,665 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alnair
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    TAA is getting subbed on and you know it

  2. camarozz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    86k to 27k with Antonio(c) /Cresswell.

    Can't believe this

    1. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Beautiful!

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Congrats!

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

      enjoy it ! up 10k to 10 k with just owning him. but that wont last 🙂

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

      Well done

    5. Utopsis
        1 month, 2 days ago

        That...is an incredible call, you deserve it!

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Fair play!

      • SomewhatPleasing
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Nice.
        Well played.

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

        Astonishing rank jump. Congrats.

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

        Well done you deserve that jump for that decision

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

      Magnus Carlsen has got to be loving this. Big green for him this week and he also has the super bold Sterling (c)

      1. Yozzer
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Sterling C isn't bold? Probably the best option this gw

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

          It is if you deliberately bring him in for this week and then cap him.

          Carlsen is going for gold here.

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

      Antonio ownership overall - 1.6%

      Antonio ownership on FFS - 50%

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        😆

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

        😆

      3. Guy Demel
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He's a machine when he's in that position when fit, underrated and a little unfashionable - fixtures a great. Had him since 33 where he was my captain also.

        A time where high TV from teams makes people get that luxury player that often coasts towards the end of the season instead of the option in form and potential.

      4. SomewhatPleasing
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Antonio so close to bringing him in 85%

    8. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Well done Antonio owners.

    9. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Alisson, Williams Gomez Van Dijk Robertson, Fabinho Wijnaldum Jones, Salah Firmino Mane

      KopHQ

      1. Hybrid.power
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Trent 🙁

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

        At least Salah starts

      3. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Salah starts phewwww! Now match Antonio's hatty please 🙂

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

      Getting Antonio this weekend fixed my life.

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

        lol

      2. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Oh dear

    11. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      #LFC v Burnley

      Alisson, Williams Gomez Van Dijk Robertson, Fabinho Wijnaldum Jones, Salah Firmino Mane

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

        oh! So close this time 😀

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Well at least Mane and Salah start. If TAA stays on the bench then Aurier autosub.

          Go Salah(C)!!!

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

          No TAA. Not wholly unexpected but quite annoying since I have no defensive cover. He'll come on later for a cameo I'm sure.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I hope not. I'll take Fernandez 5 points off the bench.

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

            doubt it if Pool are winning

      3. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        As expected, Salah starts.

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Highly irritating as a Mane owner but yes expected

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Those who don't own, find a very big mountain to hide behind...

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

          How do I link my previous post?

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

            go to your post history, right click "copy link address"

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

              Cheers

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

          Salah starts! how people transfered out?!?!

        5. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I played Lascelles over Egan & Stevens!

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

          Benrama second goal against Derby. On for his third Hatty of the season. If Brentford don’t come up to the PL he will be signed by someone.

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

            *Benrahma

        7. how now brown cow
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Trent no surprise but still disappointing

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Hoping he stays benched now with Kiko as first on my bench.

            1. _sidney_will
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Same!

          2. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yep annoying as my ML rivals always get jammy bench points

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

          I'm getting Lascelles off the bench 😎

          Not sure I deserve this amazing bit of luck tbh, hopefully he'll score an own goal because I feel unworthy.

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Same even when I don't play him he trolls me.

        9. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Go Salah... destroy Burnley and get us cappers a hattie!!!!

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Pope 10 pointer.

            1. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              We'll see about that

        10. Better luck next year
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Who holds the record for most points in a SGW? Salah at 29 or anyone higher?

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

          Sold deeney. Season over 🙁

        12. DMP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          If I make a transfer, and then hit free hit, is that transfer cancelled?

          1. Hybrid.power
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yep

            1. DMP
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              TY, mate. Was unsure about that. Just in case.

        13. Bubz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Getting Taylor’s clean sheet off the bench for Trent

        14. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Let’s go Salah (c)!!

        15. TheTinman
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I brought in Antonio.

          Rival captained KDB with TAA vice.

          The stars are aligning

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

            Ah no please I changed the armband to Kdb also from Salah.

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

          Remember when you used to get bonus points for a hatrick too?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I actually don't.

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

          I changed the armband to KDB from Salah as I was so scared of rotation! Pep you better bloody start Kevin.

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

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22077535

          Gotta laugh!! Willian has a bit to do to justify my baaaad call.

          1. Hybrid.power
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Oh no

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

            Many of us in that boat unfortunately

        19. Reg83
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Trent benched or not in squad? Have kiko first sub

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Saw somebody here said who capped Antonio..Salute

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

              Thanks mate

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

              Check hulked posts, TC

          • Astronautovic
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            The next GW looks perfect for a FH. Would you be worried of rotation because of the FA cup which is shortly after?

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

            OMG SCENES

          • Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Diop on bench to come on for Trent but know Trent comes on for 1 point. arrghhh