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Back-to-back starts for Lingard as West Ham visit Fulham

Jesse Lingard (£6.0m) has earned a second successive start in a West Ham shirt for a Gameweek 23 trip to Fulham.

The Manchester United loanee netted a brace on his debut for the Hammers and will be hoping for more good fortunes at Craven Cottage.

As he did against Aston Villa, Lingard lines up as a number 10 in David Moyes’ 4-2-3-1 formation, flanked by Saïd Benrahma (£6.0m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.1m), who comes back into the side at the expense of Ryan Fredericks (£4.2m).

That attacking-midfield trio supports centre-forward Michail Antonio (£6.7m) who comes into Gameweek 23 as a bona fide captain option.

After coming third in this week’s Fantasy Football Scout poll, the West Ham forward has been handed the armband by 20.6% of the top 10,000 Fantasy Premier League managers this weekend.

Bowen’s return is the only change Moyes makes on Saturday afternoon, keeping faith in the defensive midfield pairing of Tomas Soucek (£5.4m) and Declan Rice (£4.7m) in front of Aaron Cresswell (£5.7m), Angelo Ogbonna (£5.0m), Craig Dawson (£4.5m) and Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m).

There will be plenty of attention on the left and right full-backs considering their recent creative output.

Cresswell might have the advantage tonight considering six of his eight assists this season have come in on the road, while no West Ham defender has created as many chances as him over the last four matches.

Having conceded twice in each of their last two league matches, after an encouraging run of defensive form, Fulham come into Gameweek 23 with a rare change at the back.

Ola Aina (£4.5m) drops out of the back-three for the first time this season, replaced there by right-back Kenny Tete (£4.3m).

Key central midfielder André-Franck Zambo Aguissa (£4.5m) finds himself among the substitutes too, with Mario Lemina (£4.5m) and Harrison Reed (£4.4m) handed the starting berths today.

Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m) is also on the bench, with Ivan Cavaleiro (£ leading the line in front of Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m).

Gameweek 23 Starting Line-ups

Fulham XI (3-4-2-1): Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Tete; A Robinson, Lemina, Reed, De Cordova-Reid; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek; Cavaleiro.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Benrahma, Lingard, Bowen; Antonio.

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1,428 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Pope and Mee cs was too good to be true.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’d be fine with a 2 pointer from Pope, if I hadn’t bought him this week and benched Sanchez

      :facepalm:

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sanchez can never be benched (owner since he broke into the team, but missed all his points until today)

      2. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        What are you doing benching Sanchez every week? Made that mistake in the double GW19 where he outscored Johnstone. Never benching again. Not even getting Pope in for him.

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Let's go Soucek and Coufal!

  3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I would sell my soul to the devil himself for an Antonio blank.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks for the gesture 🙂

  4. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Come on, Coufal, Soucek & Antonio (c) here, lets go!!

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anything but Soucek goals

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No.

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Antonio and Soucek are the new Son and Kane don't you know.

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

      *Lingard

    4. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No.

    5. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Okay, going to need City to concede now after doing Ederson to Pope. Couple of farewell goals from Salah wouldn't go amiss.

    6. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Get in Lewis Dunk

    7. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Loved those 8 big ones off Pieters. Cheers, Big Fella!! 😀

    8. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Get Mee or Lowton this week? And why?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Mee more threat.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers mate

    9. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is the person responsible for Antonio benching rumours going to get burned at the stake?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Stoned to death I heard.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Too good for him

      2. Tango74
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Nothing wrong with starting rumours Btw wasn’t me

          Rumours make you think more

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Absolute to$$ers if they're doing it to purposely rile people

        • Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Hammers forums were worried about him in truth.
          Cup game in the week seems to be a bigger deal than Fulham game.

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            To be honest, it was more Hammers fans split on whether he should be rested.

            Not really a mention that he will be rested.

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I tried to deny it as best I could, sorry if some idiots side affected you.

          1. Tango74
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I think we all know if rumours start 1hr before it’s crap.

              But then again we are all against each on here . So why not throw curveballs

              1. denial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                It never used to be like that in the old days on here. We would all work together.

                1. Tango74
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Well people who don’t have the players want your captain to blank or CS wiped.

          2. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            you mean to tell me Newcastle scored 3, and Wilson did nothing?!?!?

            1. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              He did go off injured to be fair haha..

            2. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Correct.

            3. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Jam goals all round

            4. NotReadyForPrimeTime
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I suppose I'll have to treasure that 1 point he got my team...

          3. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            4 from 3 (Mee Grealish Wilson).

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Solid.

            2. JJO
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              5?

              1. JJO
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Oh he got YC,is he suspended now?

                1. Silver_and_Gold
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  counting to 10 bookings now

                  1. JJO
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah thanks,forgot what gw it is 🙂

            3. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Should keep you out of the relegation spots.

          4. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Steve Bruce said he'd play attacking football, we all laughed, Newcastle fans scorned and now look who deserves his kebab and chips.

            1. Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Chilli sauce, salad?

            2. djaddy
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Considering he has Wilsom, ASM, Almiron and Fraser, I'd expect so much better from Newcastle.

                Just really poor tactics from Bruce

              • tambourineman
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Having ASM back helps massively.

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  If it wasn't for ASM this season they'd be in that bottom three!!!

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Three jam goals ... Wilson now injured.

            3. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Anyone contemplating J-Rod for Everton's DGW...?

              1. djaddy
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Was thinking similar last week, but wasn't he dropped in the last game against Leeds?

                  Plus M City and Spurs are a tough double.

                  1. The Ilfordian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    He was rested I think (check as I’m not totally sure)

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Yup rested for United

                      1. Sco
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Rested? He's barely played recently. Probably dropped because he was so bad v Newcastle.

                        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          I haven't been tracking him at all recently. Or Everton, if truth be told...

                        2. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Coming back from injury ; this isn’t hard

                          1. Sco
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            So why would he be rested? Far more likely a case of Leeds being attacking and him being a defensive liability who also performed horribly in the game before.

                            1. Sco
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              DCL and Digne were both out injured too and weren't rested.

                            2. FPL.team
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Ancelotti said he was rested.

                              1. Sco
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                Hardly going to say he's been dropped for being shite and lazy.

                                1. FPL.team
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 9 days ago

                                  I don't really know what more to say then. Believe what you will.

                • The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes but I’m WCing in 25 so calculated risk. Not completely sure yet either. Want to see that he can stay fit this gw

                • Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  If he looks amazing against Utd, maybe

                  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    The FUL fixture does look appealing!!!

                • hullcityfan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I won him and he got me 9 points last week by letting Soucek sub in. Legend.

                  1. hullcityfan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    own*

              2. Sco
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Would kill for a Fulham 1-0 with Soucek sent off.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Hmmmm. Who would you be prepared to kill?

                2. Warblers Fear Satan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Strange....

                  1. Sco
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Definite Soucek owner.

                3. Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  You have to kill half a person

              3. fachada
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                anyone else feels like Ings only delivers when you dont have him? :/

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I don't remember ever owning so, yes

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Was so unlucky this game as well

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Very unlucky

                4. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I had him captained in some FanTeam squads. Rough.

              4. Hadebayor Mum
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                It’s sad that a lot of comments seem to be wishing the worst on players one doesn’t have rather than wishing the best for players one does have. The force is bitter in many, my young padawan learner.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Come on all my players!

                2. Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Its true but mathematically its often more beneficial for a player you dont own to fail than for a player you own to succeed 🙂

                  1. Hadebayor Mum
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yes but I want to do well because of my own strength rather than the weakness or poor fortune of others.

                    1. Sco
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I want both.

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Quite

              5. Alisson WondHaaland
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Antonio to break my 5 week captaincy blank streak?

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I'm a non-captainer, but I wish you (us!) all the best!!! 😉 😀

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Same

                2. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  yes please!

                3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Unlucky. Jlingz time again.

              6. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                The prospect of seeing so many puns in GW24 disappoints Mee.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Shawly you Jess(ie)t

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

                  I'm sure the puns will Pieters out over time

                3. Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Puns for GW24 is as obvious as the fact the Pope is Catholic.

                4. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  It gives me Wood thinking about all the puns I can make.

                  Just kidding, I'm Dunne now. I'll put a Cork in it.

              7. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Captain Antonio. Time to do a “Norwich”

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I think he will. Non-owner, but I've already accepted it.

              8. Sickboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Is there a place for the likes of Kane and Vardy with all these cheap forwards consistently performing?

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Wilson shaped spot has just opened.

                  1. Sickboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    True

              9. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                https://twitter.com/nepenthez/status/1358052030435229699?s=21

                How is this not a penalty? Martinez grabbing Laca's shirt and pulling him down lmfao.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Looks like you have been watching Six Nations

                2. Joey Tribbiani
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    omg, Villa so lucky

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Martinez with another pen save?

                  • Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Why is Lacazette impeding the goalkeeper from the off?

                3. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  How Grealish doesn't get returns every GW is a mystery. Looks so good, but nothing to show for it.
                  Its not all Watkins' fault either.
                  Grealish doesn't get into scoring areas that often.

                  1. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Not selfish enough like Watkins

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Watkins doesn't get the credit he deserves. The way he stretches defenses and his strong hold up play. Underrated.

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    FPL =/= real football

                  3. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Nothing to show for it ?? You mean the 5th highest scoring player in the entire league

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Its relative. He looks more dangerous than a lot of premium FPL assets. But I wouldn't feel comfortable captaining him.

                  4. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Spends too much time on the turf and not enough playing the game

                    1. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I think players around him are too selfish. Barkley, Traore and El Ghazi They all just want to get a shot away.

                    2. mixology
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      This. He’s rather lead the league in most fouls drawn than goals/assists. That being said I enjoy watching him play/owning him in FPL

                  5. gogs67
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Could've quite easily got a goal and 2 assists today. Decent save and Watkins/Barkley missed, that's about average for him every week, that's why I keep him

                  6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Right Soucek and Antonio. Don’t make me regret benching Watkins for you anymore than I already do... please

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Don't worry, Uncle Tomáš will make everything okay.

                    2. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Watkins jam can be topped

                  7. Davros
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Oh dear that doesn’t look like a great Fulham side to me

                    1. Sco
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Is there such a thing as a great Fulham side?

                      1. Davros
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Cheeky

                    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Assuming Anguissa not fully fit, fear we'll be lost without him.

                      1. Davros
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Yup, first name on the team sheet didn’t realise he was not fit

                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Just a guess, otherwise there can be no reason not to start him. As you have said, 1st name on the team sheet.

                  8. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Wow dreadful start to the week with huge Martinez haul on bench.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Week from hell? Or too early to judge?

                  9. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    What are the chances of the Antonio 4-goal haul repeat? Would be amazing.

                    1. fedolefan
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I'll take a 1 goal haul.

                    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I’d take half

                  10. Stimps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    2FT

                    Barnes, Mitchell -> Rodriquez, Lowton?

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Ask again about 10 o'clock.

                  11. Benteke Fried Chicken
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Anyone know why anguissa is benched for Fulham?! Thought he was one of their best players!

                    1. Davros
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      He is. Can’t be fit

                    2. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Surely a rest? He’s been great

                    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Scottie P planning to (TC) him next week?