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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. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek over Salah going smooth! Good job to Antonio cappers also

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Only positive thing I I didn’t captain him (was considering it for 20seconds to be honest 🙂

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Total Fail

      - No real shots
      - Now injured
      - Now got to trade around his condition

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Oh ffs flappy !

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Flappy YC

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Flappy owns Cresswell...

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Imagine benching salah for the Czech bean pole

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Overthinking? 😛

  6. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Stop shooting wide of the goal you white shirt wearing muppets.

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Good advice.

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Fulham should be winning this! Good performance

  8. djman102
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    JUST aster I see Fab is in the baps. FFS.

  9. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I need Antonio to be fit against Sheffield

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Be surprised if he plays that one.

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Andy must own a West Ham defender...

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yep Coufal

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Brought in Mee ...

  11. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    3pt yc for Flappy

  12. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Come Fulham. Late winner please

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      This

  13. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Even worse that Antonio hurt himself trying a bicycle kick to save a throw in (and failed)

  14. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That yellow card cost flappy owners 4 points

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      How? He was on for 2 baps and now is on for 0

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Souceck time

  16. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Andersen Yellow.

    Cresswell back on 3 Baps?

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Another big YC for Cresswell.

  18. Werner Brothers
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I bought soucek for his headed goals. Has he headed anyone yet?

  19. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What a stupid annoying card for Fab...

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek in trouble here

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Don’t be silly

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Accidental

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You said this about Antonio, he didn't even get booked!

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        It’s Mike dean

        Who knows what happens? But more likely than not he will get things wrong

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek red?

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Brought in Mee, benched Coufal FFS

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That should have been 1-0 Burnley, my 9 year old girl can defend the post better

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I couldn't work out how he didn't keep it out, the ball was barely moving!

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That’s a red...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Oh stop it. Completely accidental.

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    soucek in trouble. why lift the elbow?

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      First time I am happy not playing Soucek

  25. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek red card!?

    VAR not looking at that?

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    It’s a red

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek in big trouble

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Oh no

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Oh no no no no

  29. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Off, off, off

  30. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Might be Red card for Souchek