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Soucek and Wilson feature as West Ham host Newcastle

Tomas Soucek (£5.0m) starts for West Ham United amid concerns over his match fitness for Gameweek 1.

The player reportedly missed international duty with the Czech Republic on account of a quarantine period and missed some training too.

But the first chance David Moyes had to include the budget midfielder, he starts, against a Newcastle team that typically struggles to deal with the aerial threat of a player like Soucek.

They may also face a tough test competing with Michail Antonio (£6.5m) who has retained the centre-forward berth on the back of his exceptional Project Restart form.

That means Sebastien Haller (£6.5m) remains on the bench, where is joined by Ben Johnson (£4.0m), kept out of the team by Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m).

Callum Wilson (£6.5m) comes straight into the Newcastle team following his summer signing from Bournemouth.

He is paired with Andy Carroll (£5.5m) in a two-man strike-force while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) and Jeff Hendrick (£5.0m) are tasked with providing the width from midfield.

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

Newcastle United XI: Darlow; Lewis, Lascelles, Fernández, Manquillo; Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick; Carroll, C Wilson.

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1,329 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Goodison Gladiators
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Calm

  2. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone know what the average is since the site isn’t available today?

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Below 45 with low ID numbers, overall below 28.

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Declan Rice is already packing his bags for Stamford Bridge. West Ham are the definition of a sinking ship.

  4. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    65 from 6. Nose bleed territory.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Nice score! I'm 60 from 6. Delighted, honestly.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Super both

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Genuinely bricking it lol. I like making maverick moves so I don’t know if I can play the dullard maintaining rank game.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Remember us when you win it all.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        I’ll give you a mention in the acceptance speech, mate.

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        lol

    3. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Great start

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers HP. Long road ahead.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      54 with 5 to play. its all Salah though

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Still, nicely done.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          i panicked this morning and drafted salah back in.
          now im taking him out
          thanks for the points, mo

        2. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Great work, well done

  5. Goodison Gladiators
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Breathe

    Breathe

    See what happens tomorrow

  6. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    How does this WCT look guys?

    Steer/Nyland

    Davies Shaw Taylor Mitchell Vinagre

    Auba Sterling Rashford Foden Bissouma

    Werner Martial Wilson

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Save it

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Happy with a strong start, 61 + Kane, Son, Doherty and Ryan to play

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Very strong. 60 with Werner, Son, Davies for me

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Good, Werner is the one I’m worried about!

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Nice one

      41 here lol with Werner, Havertz, Doherty and Justin to play

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Still fairly good, above average I’m sure

  8. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Hendrick bandwagon?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Soucek exodus

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Bit of a luxury transfer that one.

    3. Soonmixdin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Anyone here watch the WHU-NEW game last night? I have Saint-Maximin and just made a quick comparison against Hendrick in the members area. Hendrick was definitely the better option from the stats, I'm pondering whether it's wroth worth using a FT this week to swap the two going forwards?

  9. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    60 with Werner, Havertz, Alli, Davies left.

    Pleased I think.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Definitely. Good start.

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      you think? *rolls eyes*

  10. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Good job Hendrick owners. True winners.

  11. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Need Barnes hattie to save my season

  12. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Dodged a bullet with Salah(c) today, the rest of my squad scored 2,1,2,7,2,2

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 6 hours ago

      🙂

      Yep all those 60 plus scores are really based on one return. Not looking like great set ups per se

      We'll only find out in about 3/4 weeks what a decent squad is

  13. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    68 with Ramsdale, Doherty, Perez & Werner still to play, very pleased with that.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Excellent score

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 6 hours ago

      Perez 🙂

  14. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Should I be panicking here?

    41 points with Havertz, Werner, Doherty and Justin to play

    1. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Yep wildcard right now

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      28 here with 5 left... so better than me?

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 6 hours ago

      How will panicking help?

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 6 hours ago

      Of course

  15. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Usually have a howler 1st game of the season. 50 points with Harry Kane, Son, Haevertz and Wilmer still to go. Best start ever. Kamonnn

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      It's usually the only week you don't take a hit 😉

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Hey GNU. Green dreams here pal. How’s life?

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          All good thanks.
          Decent Gameweek so far and the mighty Gers top of the league 🙂

          1. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            Yeah. Stevie G off to a flyer mate. No complaints here either, good start for the Hi-bees. Been a tough week life wise mate. Lost my
            mum last week but you soldier on.

            1. Gnu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              11 days, 5 hours ago

              Oh Jeez, I'm sorry to hear that Bud. Are you back up here at the moment then?

              1. Das Boot
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 5 hours ago

                Yeah mate. I moved back up 3 years ago. Thanks btw, dementia had taken its toll, horrible to watch her losing her memory over the years mate. Horrible disease

                1. Gnu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  11 days, 5 hours ago

                  yEah, the human body can be cruel, it's a terrible thing to witness.
                  Really, you back in Auld reekie then?

  16. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Hibs are on your tail mate. CCS

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      😉

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Do you think realistically that you will mount a challenge this year?

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah, of course we can but It will be tough to overcome the Stink.

          1. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            Lol, will be interesting to watch. Stevie G has made a huge difference. A 3 way fight with us, you and them.

  17. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    See Mo bagged Hattie nice. Still getting rid for Fernandez anyone else getting rid?