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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. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    I hate my team

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I hate it too

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I think I may wildcard just so I don’t have to look at the same names on the team sheet

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          If your linked team is correct, it's really not that bad...

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I didn’t say it was bad, I just hate it. I had no idea what I really wanted to do with Foden or Puli so I just held them thinking I would have a better idea.... but no .... I really don’t

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Top notch top post if I’ve ever seen one

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pure class

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I'm happy really

      Happy new year

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Wildcard.

      Good time to do it with the international break and the fixture swings.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I looked at that and would change 8 but it would basically be to get in KDB and go 3-5-2, pretty weak a$$ use of WC

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Why don’t you post your draft WC and we could have a look?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              It was KDB Jota Ziyech Bam Brewster kilman and coufal in for Puli foden Wilson donkey Bissouma saiss & Taylor

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  No Bruno?

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Can’t own them all

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              It would set up your team for the long term though which has long lasting benefits.

              Once set up you can start making proactive transfers rather than constantly chasing and fixing your team.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Very true, but tough to justify using the WC for that when I’ve saved this long. I expect double gwks around new year

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Should have found a way to keep Bruno in week 5 and just gotten Grealish instead of puli like I was going to do. Keep getting my head turned every time captain America gets near the pitch... killing my season really

      2. slove
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Aubameyang, Son and Justin to De Bruyne, Ziyech and Chillwell worth a -8?
        *bottomed*

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yuk

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Not worth a -8 for me, just Auba to KdB if you must

        3. Right In The Stanchion
            3 months, 27 days ago

            No

          • MidTableFantasy
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I would not get rid of Son... Auba and Justin can go though.

          • Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Probably not -8

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Try and break that transfer up over a few weeks - get the highest priority player out now then re-evaluate later

              1. slove
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Unfortunately I can’t really, I could do Son to Ziyech but if Chillwell/KDB combo rises by 0.2 I’d be priced out of it and I think it will over the break

          • Mac90
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Son have bad fixtures, and he does not perform less in home games. I say Son to KDB/Ziyech

            but if Son is fixture proof, you didn't get this advice from me

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              *he does performs less

        4. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          need this WHU CS wiped asap...

          1. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            no, please! no!

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            It will happen

        5. RyanMK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Adams or Bamford?

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Bumford

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Easy brace today but the top left corner of his bicep was offside so overruled

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Bamford, gets so many chances

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Bam bam

        6. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          come on Fulham

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            +1

        7. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Sooooo...what's the story with West Ham? Not scoring today or what?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Moyes-ish

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Missing some good chances... and Antonio.

        8. Steve Stiffler
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          What’s the chances of Saiss not playing and getting 8 points from Taylor on the bench haha?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Pretty decent

          2. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I minure cameo from Saiss

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              how about Killman Saiss switch in HT

              1. noone
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                I like this

              2. ivantys
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  And then Wolves keep CS to rub it in

          3. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Benrahma will score here

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Proven record against Championship opposition

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Seriously though...

                He reminds me of Leicester Mahrez

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Yeah but look how his fellow Brentford alumni have panned out... Maupay, Watkins..

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  They have not done bad for themselves to be fair.

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  You mean pure class?

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    😆

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 27 days ago

                      😉

                3. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Tehyve both been pretty decent this season to be fair. Defeinitely premier league level players

          4. Vazza
              3 months, 27 days ago

              McCarthy (Fodder)
              Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
              Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
              Kane DCL Jimenez

              WC to this ? =>

              Martinez (Fodder)
              Chilwell, Bellerin, Lamptey (Lewis, Fodder)
              Son Salah Grealish KDB Bruno
              Bamford DCL (Brewster)

              Bamford could also be Watkins..

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Any help please guys 🙂

              2. Babelcopter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Creswell goal coming! I can feel it

                1. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  I wish I could feel you

                2. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Stop feeling it and focus on the game.

              3. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Fulham misses an absolute sitter

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Hate that guy

              4. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Fornals and Bowen are subbed

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Wow. What a waste of a transfer that was

                2. Mac90
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  luckily I trusted Chelsea attackers' over West Ham's but can someone tell me how much they differ in offence statisticallly?

                  I jsut went with my gut

                3. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  debated which one to go for, for half the week...

              5. JJeyy
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Bowen off

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  I am very glad I did not transfer him in this week. Was on a knife-edge towards the deadline.

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Strange move by Moyes.

                  I guess this kind of game doesn't suit him...

              6. denial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Bowen off FFS

                Got him in rather than ziyech

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Get what you pay for

                2. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Amateur

                  1. denial
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Cheers

              7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Wasn’t able to watch the Chelsea game - Ziyech decent I take it? Woulda loved a goal too but 2A can’t be complained about

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Outstanding.

                  1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Lovely, very happy new owner. Cheers Slouch.

                    Chilwell looking an even better pick too now - Chelsea finally clicking!

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 27 days ago

                      They have goals in them for sure. Ziyech was unfortunate not to get more out of the game. Sheff Utd were dross though but maybe because Chelsea were so impressive.

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Should have got 3 or 4.

                  1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Oooft don’t tell me that! Maybe another week lol. He the standout?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 27 days ago

                      Monopoly over set pieces that’s for sure

                  2. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    I was just tying this. 100% class deliveries

              8. Old Bull
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Been waiting for a game for Soucek to shine. Still waiting.

              9. JJO
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Thank you for nothing Bowen

              10. Babelcopter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Glad I stayed away Bowen hype train.

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Was there even hype?

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Not the only train derailed this week 😀

              11. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Opted to go with Bowen and feel a bit unlucky. However, I think he needs to make way for Bruno

              12. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Luckily bought Chilwell and Ziyech before IB. Now can just chill watching their prices rise and gloat over you guys every now and then

                1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  You sound cool

                  1. Mac90
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    I do think that every now and then.

              13. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Come on. Let's have a non mitrovic fulham goal please

              14. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Suuuper tempted by Robbo/Saiss + Podence + Kane —> Chilwell + KDB/Bruno + Antonio now....

                Even moreso than before that Chilwell goal! Early thoughts?

              15. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Bowen vs Fornals: (this season)

                Minutes per shot inside the box: 74.5 vs 59.2

                Minutes per big chance: 198.7 vs 197.3

                Minutes per big chance created: 589 vs 590

                West Ham's fixtures have been tough but both seem to be putting up mediocre numbers. Not sure I'll go there

                #FPL

                https://twitter.com/BigManBakar/status/1324638235595821058?s=19

                Big man coming through.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  He has an eye for the important stats for sure

                2. Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Went with bowen but will be shifting to bruno

              16. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Coufal on for 3 baps

                1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Don’t you dare jinx that. His winner should secure it 😉

              17. PascalCygan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Went Zouma instead of Coufal, who I brought into my draft team as some kind of consolation prize. Not much of a consolation tbh

              18. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Bowen and Fornals subbed off.

                ....

                *Smirks*

              19. RedWolf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                How's this team for after the fixture swing (from 10 onwards):

                Martinez Steer
                Diaz Zouma Konsa Coufal Mitchell
                KDB Foden Ziech Mane Zaha
                Werner DCL Bamford

                Clearly can't play all 5 attackers so too much of a benching headache?

                1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Bun Zaha

              20. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Come on Fulham, nab one for West London 😉

              21. Right In The Stanchion
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Yawn here comes the I got Zouma instead of Coufal posts.

                  Lol

                  1. PascalCygan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Ha! Busted

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Nearly got Zouma but wanted the extra money.

                • Vazza
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Come on Fulham!!! Please score a goal will yer??