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

    Sou Chucked Off

    Mike Dean loves it

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

    Mike Dean fall asleep? What’s he looking at?

  3. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    actually I guess Souk will miss FA cup

  4. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Soucek Red

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

    Red

  6. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Straight red for scoucek owners

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

    Hahahahaha

  8. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    RED

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

    Soucek red yuhuuuuuuu

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

    Probably won't even book him

  11. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA SOUCEK

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

    I’m actually angry about that

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

    Mitro total scum

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Commentators said Mitro himself said it's not a red

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Soucek off

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

    Wowowoowowoww

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

      Worst decision ever

      I will take it tho!

  16. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Wow just wow

  17. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    RED!

    Soucek in the bin. Unfortunately all his owners now buy Raphinha.

  18. BeWater
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mike Dean doing Mike Dean stuff.

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Told you I'd kill for a Soucek red card 😉

    • dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lingard 3 pointer looking better by the second

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

      LMAO

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

      3 game ban.

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      LOL HAHAHAHAHA

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

      Embarrassing

    • threeputt
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sold him 2 gws ago haha

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Loooool 🙂

      A non owner, sorry

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lmfao! I own Soucek and even this is hilarious! Bye bye Soucek! Hello my old friend Raphinha!

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That will surely get rescinded

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Red card, lovely - off you trot 🙂

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Why is it lovely? What a stupid thing to say

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      So, -3 and this will get rescinded anyway.