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

    Very safe in my Soucek selection. He's a perfect 5th mid that plays every game.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      ... or 4th

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

        Same thing really. 7th attacker. I'm playing 3-5-2

  2. MITHRRANDIRR
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Looks of ASM with the last guy trying to finish.

    https://twitter.com/SamanthaQuek/status/1304855358935126016?s=20.

  3. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gosh, WHU have no ambition to go forward. So Boringgggggg

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeah frustrating to watch as a Bowen owner

  4. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm already behind by 14 points in my ML and he has Vardy as opposed to my ASM lol

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Get Fraser on for an old school link up with Wilson

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This please

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What about Declan Rice makes him a 70m rated player? I really don't see it. He's average on the ball, average in the tackle. He's young and English but that's about it.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Last part.. You answered your own question XD.

  7. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Maxi has Fredericks’ number. He can’t keep up any more once Maxi turns on the turbos.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A red for Fredericks would be amazing. Will have Johnson & Mitchell as playing 4.0 defenders in my team!

  9. Logic
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Regreting the maxima pick

    1. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He's been excellent

  10. Jrs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    De Bruyne is leading the transfers in with around 30 odd thousand, how long till his price rise? Sorry if it’s easy to work out but I have zero clue.

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Way away yet... The transfers in would need to be steady for the remainder of the week I think. Granted, I'm tempted now that I see that move.

      1. Jrs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My plan was meant to be Salah out Bruno in, then the following week do Auba for De Bruyne... now have to consider the price rise on Salah.. oh the drama

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      About another 70K needed, for the record.

      1. Jrs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilson G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hendrick A

  12. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilson scores against his favourite opponent

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

    WILLLLLLLLSON

  14. thepoet85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Carroll did well there.

    1. thepoet85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wasn't even him whoops.

  15. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilson's love affair with WHU continues 😀

  16. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wwwiiiillllssssoooonnnn.

    3 more to cancel out no Salah 🙂

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hahaha know them feelz

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Brilliant from Hendrick.

  18. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any price rises tonight?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No

  19. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilsonnnnnnnnn

    Get innnnnnn

  20. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Boom. Wilson. Thanks for doing what Joelinton couldn’t do all year. HWTL

  21. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ohhhhh baby Wilson

  22. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilson you beauty

  23. RoyaleBlue
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best decision I made: Switiching Mané to Salah.

    Worst decision I made: Captaining Auba over Salah.

    Oh well; at least I have both I guess.

  24. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    That's my boy! This has been an excellent GW1 for me.

  25. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wilson punt pays off

  26. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Yessshhh

  27. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Calum ole ole

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    TOOOOOOON!!! 😀 so sweet!!!

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If he scores a Hatty then I’m lighting a fire in my garden, getting into my pants and shouting willlsssoooonnn as loud as I can

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Whyyyy tf did I get persuaded to go back to Ings over Wilson.

    Ffs :/