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

    Pathetic from West Ham here

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    On head to head who gonna win
    A- Salah & Kane
    B- Mane & Sterling

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

      A

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

      Might be B starting from GW10

  3. Matsy123
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Was there a problem with price rises not going up during the last ib? Cus I want to WC a week early but if I cant make any money during the two weeks I won't bother

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

      Do it for a better team, not the money.

      1. Matsy123
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Well the team needs improving and I'd be wcing gw10 anyways

  4. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    I just wanna say I bought Chilwell & Ziyech this GW

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

      What response are you expecting ?

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

        is a bit of a praise too much to ask??

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          All hail MAC90! bow before him

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

          That doesn't happen much here

          Well done though!

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

          If it satisfies your ego then well done.,

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

            thank you very much sir. xoxo

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      You're SUCH a cool guy

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

        yeah bro yeah!

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

      Ok?

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

        I can sense the jealousy

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

      Unlucky on missing out on the Chilwell cs from previous weeks.

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

        let's focus on the present and positivityyy

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

          I got ziyech and I've owned Chilwell for ages. And I'm still doing crap.

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

            tis a marathon. hang in there brother

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Some of the gloating on here is pathetic, I know/hope you’re joking, but some people aren’t

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

        It's funny given how people respond, though. As in the ones that care so much about it them gloating.

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

          pls be patient with me gloating later. My past 2 GW sucks.

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

            Gloat all you want mate, I don't care lol.

    6. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Well done. Good moves

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

        tq. xoxo

    7. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      WOW YOU'RE THE BEST FPL PLAYER EVER! Please impart your clairvoyant knowledge onto me.

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

        you know what, if I'm champion I will remember you guys

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

          I was being serious?

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

            Bruno is my next move!

    8. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Nice moves Mac90, ignore the trolls

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

        cheers mate!

  5. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Well maybe 5 points

    TAA/Pereira>Chilwell/Ziyech for a hit would have worked out well. Brought in Bowen instead & kept Trossard. Season summed up. Probably 4 points 4 Bowen/TAA.

  6. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    I dont own any Fulham or Wham (obviously) but lol at the game you guys are enduring xD
    Dont do it to yourselves, switch it off

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

      I'm enjoying it.

      It's quite a cerebral game, with West Ham trying different passing patterns to crack Fulham open. I like seeing the tactical problems, and watching teams try and solve them.

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

        Not watching due to the paywall but will surely be last on MotD?

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

          Yeah probably.

          Most people like goals.

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Havent watched at all tbh just been checking the score, but typical... Saturday night game is a 0-0 -_-
        Expected Wham would win this with comfortably like most people, but I guess they miss Antonio

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

    Best Ings replacement? kept him on the bench this week and played Taylor.

    A) Martial
    B) Watkins
    C) Antonio

    Have Jimmy and DCL

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

      Bamford?

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

        tough fixtures?

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

    3 - Coufal (29)
    2 - Areola (28)
    1 - Cresswell (27)
    A few on 24.

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

      Hang in there Czech Dani Alves

  9. reedybob91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    So I'm getting rid of either son or kane this week.

    And either one is going to Werner or Ziyech. My heart says son to Ziyech, is that the best option?

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

      I have no words. Just seriously bad move.

      1. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        I can't keep a spurs double up with the upcoming fixtures, and have no Chelsea cover.
        It's either Kane and Ziyech,

        or Son and Werner

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Why do you want to get rid of the top 2 scoring players in the game? They're on form and second season Mourinho

      1. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Man city
        Chelsea
        Arsenal
        Palace
        Liverpool
        Leicester
        Wolves

        Doesn't get much harder than that for 7 GWs

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

        It’s a fair question however do you expect them to be the top2 scoring options from here on out?

        1. reedybob91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          Ziyech for the last two weeks as been the heartbeat of the Chelsea team, so I think he can definitely outscore son from here on in

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

      Do you think An on form Werner will outscore an on form Kane?

      1. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        I think Werner and Ziyech outscore them both these next 7 weeks

  10. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    When you stick Haller up top you deserve this

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      final straw for Soucek owners?

  11. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Coufal is so attacking!

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

      Any danger of him getting assist or goal??

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

        no. There isn't any real crossing threat on his side.

      2. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Looking like he could get an assist, if only Haller could head the ball...

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 24 days ago

          I thought that was pretty much all Haller could do? He does hold up play well also

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

    Surely Soucek owners have lost patience by now

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Haul coming soon

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

        The Haul will bound to happen in a DGW where he gets a brace in both games or something.

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

      Getting there. Played him this week over Taylor.
      Easier when you play 343 but yes waiting for return(s)

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      LOL I just got him this week, wish I went Bissouma instead 🙂 He's got nice fixtures, and when cash arrives from downgrading Spurs, it could be sorted.

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

      Freed him from my bench for this game. Currently don’t have a clue who I’d get in for the same money

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

      Lol this aged well

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

    Magic bean is on

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

    How many more crosses into the box in these West Ham games until Soucek nods one in??

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

      Can't wait to see the stats for this game. I'm guessing there's been 124 crosses.

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

        Feels like not far off that!

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Should that be a pen?

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

      About 5 minutes ago, no.

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

        No

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

      I wouldnt personally.

      Everton have great fixtures next 2. Kane could be fixture proof.

  17. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Coufal on 3 baps.
    Sit back and watch it go away.

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

      Glad he didn't get booked for diving.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Please please let him keep them.

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        Sorry

  18. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Is Jamal Lewis nailed for the season?

    1. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      no

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

        Ritchie his competition?

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      Yes. Number 1 left back. His spot to lose

  19. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    When you like the look of Ziyech but have triple Chelsea already and thats probably already too much 😛
    What do I do now? Hope Chelsea are so woeful in defence I can justify removing James? 😀

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

    Hating this game more and more every gw

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

    Areola double save

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

      Back to 3BPS hopefully

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

        Timing

  22. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    West Ham toothless.

  23. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOuuuucceeeekkkkkkkkkkk

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 24 days ago

      This

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

      Had him since GW1!! Long overdue 😀

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 24 days ago

        same here finally he scores

        added bowen and Cresswell as 1 week punts but its GW1 Soucek that delivers

  24. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Essential.

  25. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Soucek G

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

    How many saves for mr. nipple?

  27. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    And the baps go away.

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

    Omg Soucek 😀

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

    Soucek of course.

  30. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 24 days ago

    Lmao it has happened. Finally!