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Haller leads West Ham attack as Fulham visit London Stadium

David Moyes has trusted Sebastien Haller (£6.1m) with the centre-forward role as West Ham host Fulham in Gameweek 8.

The Frenchman has been filling in for the stricken Michail Antonio (£6.2m), this his second consecutive start since his colleague’s hamstring injury against Manchester City.

Offered another shot at that role, it means suggestions of Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) operating as a false-nine, at least from the beginning, have been dashed.

He has been deployed on the right-hand side of attacking midfield, Pablo Fornals (£6.4m) the man on the other side.

Moyes keeps faith with the 3-4-3 formation that has led to so many positive performances recently, which features Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) and Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m) as the wing-backs and Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) on the left-hand side of the back-three.

Fulham go with the same front-four who starred in their recent 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

That sees Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.8m) leads the Cottagers’ line with Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) either side of Tom Cairney (£5.3m) in attacking midfield.

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  1. swobe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 15 days ago

    Kante and Werner on 31bps? How will that be decided?

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      dm, updated 🙂

    2. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sword duel

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        nice

      2. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Kante will win.

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Going to be some big scores out there today.

    23 from 5.

    Maupay you’re a total fraud

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      My first good week in ages it seems. 50 from 7 so far

      1. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Good score to leave us feeling contend for IB

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Congrats, nice to go into the break on a high!

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Not for me. Only Ayling and Zouma played so far. Could be a rough one.

    3. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Same, i am on 23 from 5. Maupay out for me after last night

  3. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Rodriguez to Ziyech looks a good move right for free?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Right

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      That is a terrible move with the 2 fixtures James has next

    4. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Yes, avoid attackers against Fulham

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah and Leeds. Get rid now.

    5. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Get a 4pts hit too while you're at it

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      It takes courage to come out as Werner owner

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      He got 1 goal, no bonus, hardly even a haul and probably not the best captain pick for this weekend

    3. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Irbox is well known for being nauseating

  4. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I know I’ve got IB to think it over but some initial thoughts would be appreciated please:

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    What to do with my 2FT??

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Fix the bench for a start

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        What do you suggest mate?

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Great game from Ziyech. Can't fit him in though with Chilwell and Werner...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Same here ... I may get him in for Son GW9 and then Werner > Vardy GW10

    2. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Same. City mid the priority from gw10 for me.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        I am going Kane > Jesus GW10

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Considering this also.

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    What's the prediction here WHU v FUL?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Soucek brace in a 4-1

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Make it 4-0 and you’ve got a deal

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Deal

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Mitro show!

    3. noone
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Let Mitro and Creswell score a couple

  7. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Who’s is better long term Fornals or Bowen guys ?

    1. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bowen

  8. Rocky FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Ziyech or Grealish?
    Both looks like really good picks, but if you had to choose one? why?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Ziyech is on the much better team, that swings it for me

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Ziyech

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Both

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Hakim Ziyech vs Sheffield United

    Key Most Chances Created (6)
    Key Most Big Chances Created (3)
    Most Assists (2)

    It's Sheff Utd but still, incredible!

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    The reason Bamford goal was ruled out, crock of sh1t

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54855596

    1. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      should just do feet , would be easier

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Players have been pointing where they want the ball since the game was first played!

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Unbelievable. Makes a joke of the game

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Shocking decision
      Could have changed the game too

  11. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 14 days ago

    With this team yet i am currently bottom in my ml this wk

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      well with no team thats not surprising 🙂

  12. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Go Bowen and soucek!

  13. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Fulham's front four isn't actually that bad. Many routes to goals/assists. Just not top quality anyway

    As a Coufal owner, I hope it doesn't work tonight

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Lookman is really interesting. FPL aside he's got clear talent

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        5m player in an attacking mid role? Could be useful.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Who misses out when Havertz and Pulisic return?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Abraham and....?

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Kovacic

        Mount and Havertz are the two #8 mids in front of Kante DM

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Abraham and Kovacic

    3. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy and not sure

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Well the best 11 on paper is

      Pulisic - Werner - Ziyech
      Havertz - Mount
      Kante
      Chillwell - Silva - Zouma - James/Azpi

      Lampard has his own ideas though

      1. The Road to Turfdom
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        I think that's too attacking. Mount for Kovacic/Jorg would be my best XI but Frank sure does love Mason

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah looks a bit weak defensively, in terms of mid protection

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy and Kante

  15. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Go Coufal AND Chillwell!

  16. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Was hoping Antonio would be on the bench at least

    Still a good option post IB?

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Definitely a good option. But was always a risk.

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Time for 352: Salah KDB Ziyech Grealish Fernandes

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Already own 4 of them

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      And Brewster upfront?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Bamford Adams 😆

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son over grealish

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Money restricted

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      FT Barnes to Zyiech is a no-brained, correct?!

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I have this, with Son instead of KDB

      The plan was to switch Ziyech to KDB. Now it might be Son who makes way, especially due to funds and fixtures (Kilman becomes Dias with the funds)

      This fixture swing is doing my head in

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Yep FPL is not that boring now 🙂

    6. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      That’s my current midfield, but I have Sterling over KDB...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Nice man, well ahead the curve!

    7. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Same, looking at switching from 343 to 352 after gw 9. Better option in midfield than forward

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Forward options more expensive bar DCL

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Antonio not even on the bench. I am worried as an owner. I don't buy that he is back shortly. Shortly might mean in a month or 2

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Injured players don't make the bench

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        But do you buy that he is back shortly? Moyes looks like downplaying in order fans not to be worried

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          "Shortly" is subjective. Two months can be "short" for a hamstring injury

          6 months can be "short" for some ligament injuries

          If there's no stated time scale, there's absolutely nothing for you to work with

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      We knew that he was out this week

  19. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is it too late to get on the Bamford train? Fixtures don’t look great...

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Not too late. I might get Richarlison in meantime

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      is a bit late, not many returns i feel over the next three

    3. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Irrelevant, Leeds only play one way, don't need them to win for FPL points.

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        You need them to score though. Better defence means lower probability of scoring.

        Not sure how that’s irrelevant.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    So no BAPS for Chilwell?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      No 🙁 owner too. Werner goal ruined all

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Won't Chilwell get 3bps for winning goal?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Winning goal to be added, Tammy will lose dispossessions

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        I thought they had started adding winning goal BPS during game?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe, but I believe dispossession deductions etc are after

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Fair enough - seems mental that Kante would get 2 bonus just for having the ball smashed against him 🙂

          2. Klaren
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            They are all done during the game now other than some rare late adjustments.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              But they still change after the game has finished later on?

  21. JOELIO8701
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I hate myself.

    Last minute changes:
    - Pulisic out for JRod instead of Ziyech (i had transferred out Jrod for Pulisic prev week)
    - Walker Peters benched for Justin

    I had dreams of winning FPL this year. Now I have to muster the strength to continue with my pathetic mini leagues.

    I should have been on 37 points. I’m on 18. All I can think about is what I could have done... what I should have done.

    FPL = FML

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      It's a pain. But that's the fun of it..

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Theory

  22. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Bigger priority

    A. Bruno

    B. Ziyech

    Ziyech allows a 4.5m to be Robbo

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Chelsea attack very much the Man City merry go around of yester year. Ride at your discretion.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        There was/is a lot of points to be had on that merry go around. Also on the Chelsea iteration, there's not as much rotation risk as the strongest forward line is pretty clear

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I want both but for prioritising it depends on the rest of the team

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        I’ve got chilwell so might have to pass on ziyech

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          That makes sense, only thing is Ziyech is much cheaper

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno more nailed

  23. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Fornal or Bowen guys ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Watch them play, but Bowen for me

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Every player I have has delivered and still a red? I don't get it.

    Lamptey Chilwell Zaha DCL everyone delivered

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Fernandes Bamford

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      You must be pretty high up

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Im on 3 points and dropped from 500k to 2.1 million in 3 weeks.

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bamford 50%+

    6. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Bruno, Bamford, Werner, McCarthy, Ziyech, KWP cancel that out.

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Is Ziyech nailed with Pulisic and Havertz fit?

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Plenty of rotation in that XI, but you'd think he would be playing more than not.

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Without Ziyech Chelsea would suffer offensively. He is their creator

  26. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    With Everton's fixtures i think that i prefer Rodriguez over Ziyech.

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      100%

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Good, one less owner

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Same

  27. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Robbo Son ➡ Chilwell Bruno(c) -4

    A) get out of town
    B) pull the trigger, yolo

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      B

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        😮

    2. jimmy.floyd
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Do it

  28. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Hmm considering sterling to kdb or Bruno for next week

  29. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Will Ritchie be a direct competition to Lewis?