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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
    3 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      dm, updated 🙂

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Sword duel

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        nice

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Kante will win.

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 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
        3 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Good score to leave us feeling contend for IB

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

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

      3. shiraz
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

      4. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Rodriguez to Ziyech looks a good move right for free?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes

        2. jimmy.floyd
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Right

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

        4. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes, avoid attackers against Fulham

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah and Leeds. Get rid now.

        5. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          It takes courage to come out as Werner owner

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

        3. lespaul
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Irbox is well known for being nauseating

      5. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 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
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Fix the bench for a start

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            What do you suggest mate?

      6. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

        2. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Same. City mid the priority from gw10 for me.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            I am going Kane > Jesus GW10

            1. JIMMY764
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Considering this also.

      7. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        What's the prediction here WHU v FUL?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Soucek brace in a 4-1

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Deal

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Mitro show!

        3. noone
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Let Mitro and Creswell score a couple

      8. tbhogal
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Bowen

      9. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 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
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Ziyech

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Both

      10. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 20 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!

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        The reason Bamford goal was ruled out, crock of sh1t

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

        1. lespaul
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          should just do feet , would be easier

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Unbelievable. Makes a joke of the game

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Shocking decision
          Could have changed the game too

      12. shiraz
          3 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            well with no team thats not surprising 🙂

        • Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Go Bowen and soucek!

        • Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 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
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Who misses out when Havertz and Pulisic return?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Abraham and....?

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 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
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Abraham and Kovacic

          3. Meinhoff
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Tammy

          4. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Tammy and not sure

          5. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 20 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
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 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
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

          6. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Tammy and Kante

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Go Coufal AND Chillwell!

        • Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 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
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Definitely a good option. But was always a risk.

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Time for 352: Salah KDB Ziyech Grealish Fernandes

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Already own 4 of them

          2. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            And Brewster upfront?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Bamford Adams 😆

          3. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Son over grealish

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Money restricted

          4. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

          5. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 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
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Yep FPL is not that boring now 🙂

          6. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Nice man, well ahead the curve!

          7. shiraz
              3 months, 20 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
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Forward options more expensive bar DCL

          8. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 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
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Injured players don't make the bench

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 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
                  3 months, 20 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
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              We knew that he was out this week

          9. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Not too late. I might get Richarlison in meantime

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

            3. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

              1. Klaren
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

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

                Not sure how that’s irrelevant.

          10. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            So no BAPS for Chilwell?

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              No 🙁 owner too. Werner goal ruined all

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Won't Chilwell get 3bps for winning goal?

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Winning goal to be added, Tammy will lose dispossessions

              1. Cookie Kid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  Maybe, but I believe dispossession deductions etc are after

                  1. Cookie Kid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

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

                  2. Klaren
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

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

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 20 days ago

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

          11. JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 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
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

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

          12. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Bigger priority

            A. Bruno

            B. Ziyech

            Ziyech allows a 4.5m to be Robbo

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 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
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 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
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

              1. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  That makes sense, only thing is Ziyech is much cheaper

            3. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Bruno more nailed

          13. tbhogal
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Fornal or Bowen guys ?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Watch them play, but Bowen for me

          14. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 20 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
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Bruno

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Fernandes Bamford

            3. Gooner Kebab
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              You must be pretty high up

            4. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

            5. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Bamford 50%+

            6. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

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

          15. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Is Ziyech nailed with Pulisic and Havertz fit?

            1. swobe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 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
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Without Ziyech Chelsea would suffer offensively. He is their creator

          16. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. swobe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              100%

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Good, one less owner

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Same

          17. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Robbo Son ➡ Chilwell Bruno(c) -4

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

            1. Chucky
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              B

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                😮

            2. jimmy.floyd
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Do it

          18. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Hmm considering sterling to kdb or Bruno for next week

          19. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Will Ritchie be a direct competition to Lewis?