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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.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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  1. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    I hate my team

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      I hate it too

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 24 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Top notch top post if I’ve ever seen one

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Pure class

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      I'm happy really

      Happy new year

    4. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Wildcard.

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

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 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
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 24 days ago

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

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 24 days ago

              No Bruno?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 24 days ago

                Can’t own them all

        2. G B
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 24 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
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 24 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
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 24 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
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Yuk

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

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

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      No

    4. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

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

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Probably not -8

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 24 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 24 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

    6. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 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. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        *he does performs less

  3. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    need this WHU CS wiped asap...

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      no, please! no!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      It will happen

  4. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Adams or Bamford?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Bumford

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

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

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Bamford, gets so many chances

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Bam bam

  5. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    come on Fulham

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      +1

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Moyes-ish

    2. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Missing some good chances... and Antonio.

  7. Steve Stiffler
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 24 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Pretty decent

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      I minure cameo from Saiss

      1. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        how about Killman Saiss switch in HT

        1. noone
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          I like this

        2. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 24 days ago

          And then Wolves keep CS to rub it in

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Benrahma will score here

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Proven record against Championship opposition

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Seriously though...

        He reminds me of Leicester Mahrez

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          They have not done bad for themselves to be fair.

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          You mean pure class?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 24 days ago

            😆

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 24 days ago

              😉

        3. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

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

  9. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 24 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Any help please guys 🙂

  10. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Creswell goal coming! I can feel it

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      I wish I could feel you

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Stop feeling it and focus on the game.

  11. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Fulham misses an absolute sitter

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Hate that guy

  12. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Fornals and Bowen are subbed

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Wow. What a waste of a transfer that was

    2. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

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

  13. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Bowen off

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

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

    2. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Strange move by Moyes.

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

  14. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Bowen off FFS

    Got him in rather than ziyech

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Get what you pay for

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Amateur

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Outstanding.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Lovely, very happy new owner. Cheers Slouch.

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

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 24 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™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Should have got 3 or 4.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          Monopoly over set pieces that’s for sure

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        I was just tying this. 100% class deliveries

  16. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

  17. JJO
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Thank you for nothing Bowen

  18. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Glad I stayed away Bowen hype train.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Was there even hype?

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Not the only train derailed this week 😀

  19. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

  20. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 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…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      You sound cool

      1. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        I do think that every now and then.

  21. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

    Even moreso than before that Chilwell goal! Early thoughts?

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      He has an eye for the important stats for sure

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Went with bowen but will be shifting to bruno

  24. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Coufal on for 3 baps

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

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

  25. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 24 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

  26. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Bowen and Fornals subbed off.

    ....

    *Smirks*

  27. Hits dont lie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 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.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Bun Zaha

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Come on Fulham, nab one for West London 😉

  29. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 24 days ago

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

    Lol

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Ha! Busted

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Nearly got Zouma but wanted the extra money.

  30. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 24 days ago

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