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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. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Soucek Red incoming

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Soucek red?

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    No way that's a red card

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    That is never a red

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    No reason to lift his arm there...

  6. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Oooh this is going to be fun 🙂

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    If that’s a red card i quit

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Use FT

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 hours ago

        More the fact I bench all of his returns and the week I start him he gets sent off!

  8. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    If Dean looks at the screen, this is a red

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Joke if this is a red

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

    He’s giving a red

  11. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Looks accidental

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    It's red come on!

  13. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Disgrace if that’s a red

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Soucek red incoming

  15. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Complete accident, but it's a red.

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Omg red card? loool

  17. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Slav on Slav crime

    Soucek on Mitrovic

  18. ivantys
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Anderson's yellow is great for Cresswell's bonus

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      May be a red

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      He definitely didn't intend that, you always know by whether they immediately looked shocked an apologetic or not afterwards, and Soucek did.

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Accident still = red, totally unnatural movement

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      FML

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Mike Dean with 2 reds in 2 games!!

    • The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      How the f is that a red card! Even mitrovic doesn't think it's a red

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Even Mitrovic defending him.

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      That cannot be a red

      Mitrovic said its not a red either

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 hours ago

        I dont own soucek

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 hours ago

        Like when Martial said it wasn't a penalty last GW

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      next week BB up in flames

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Send him off

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Red

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 hours ago

      Soucek RC given