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

    Can't believe I benched a player (Antonio) and he didn't score !!!
    To be on the safe side, I will still only believe it when the final whistle blows.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think you might just be ok this time

  2. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    So how did that xG work out for Antonio?

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hey Hazz, clearly said “of those two” (options)

        Guess you missed that.

        I answer questions based on what the OP asks

  3. Says
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    As a Fab owner, thank you Anguissa for just hitting it right at him, I needed that save

  4. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek is a real troll 😆

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sell sell sell

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Zaha & Wilson too

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I hate him so much

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He’d never fit under a bridge

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Despise him

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any downside of picking Lowton (4.4) over Mee (5.0)? Needed only for DGW24 then becoming a fodder ...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bardsley?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Lowton has played full 90 min since GW4

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    So unlucky I didn't get anything out of Ings (C) after this bad performance of Antonio (no chances I mean)

  7. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Only ever playbsoucek for his blanks fuming haha

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    RLC limping

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This is exactly what I expected from soucek when I played him. Cannot wait to sell and never ever own again

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Will be a lot easier that way

  10. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thank you Antonio

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Welcome

  11. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek played. Blanks again. 100% guaranteed if I bench he'll score a hatful

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Can you bench next week then, and I’ll captain.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      10 more minutes left, he's a perennial risk with his boundless energy

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Knew the moment I'd buggered it when I saw I had the same captain as Fudgy.

    At least I can rest easy knowing the fat of my GW early on.

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lol that would do it. He seriously has no idea

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Poor you

  13. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ppl still own Soucek lol

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Now I KNOW this is bait haha

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Souceck our scores Grealish yet again

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This aged well.

  15. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can Fulham please score? Sick of these West Ham clean sheets.

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

    Wham desperately hanging on for a pt

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      classic example of why FPL is all luck.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Eh?

  17. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    3 - Andersen (31)
    2 - Fabianski, Cresswell (26)

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Needs updating again lol

  18. Says
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Benched Martinez for Fabianski and looks like it'll work out ok

  19. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fab 3 saves & simply on 1st

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Good man flappy, get horrible cresswell off them baps!

  21. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fab to Pope going well

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

    Weeks like this you feel like packing it all up.

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

      Every week for you?

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      They get tired playing back to back gameweeks

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You pack it up every week

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Cresswell +BPS

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Give him yellow card for that

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Should have captained him

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Why is noble still getting a game? Literally looks about 50 years old out there

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

      Subbed in as Fulham walked through the MF every possession

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lol yeah was gonna say he looks like this is the 120th minute of a world cup semi final where his team was down to 10 men

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Haha so true

  25. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Well this has been the worst game of football i've had the pleasure of sleeping through so far this season!! Zzz...is it over yet?!!

  26. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Antonio potentially injured?

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      YES!

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      How can we know before anything Moyes says?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Because I finally did kane to antonio this week 🙂

  27. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lingardinho bubble popped.

    He was an England Captain candidate last week

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      3 point captain is actually one of my better ones of late. Blow it up ref.

  28. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Keeping up my perfect record of benching Soucek goals and starting Soucek blanks !

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ditto

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Same! It’s ridiculously unlucky

  29. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Well at least I didn't cap Antonio.