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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. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    That's absurd...

  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    As if Antonio captain wasn't bad enough...

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

    OMG am sure WHU will appeal (non owner)

  4. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    It's a definite red card. Can't have any complaints about that.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Brosstan?

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

      Lol you serious?

  5. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Well that’s an absolute joke of a red card!!

  6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Soucek with 0 points? Who’s everyone got coming on for him?

  7. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    What a joke

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just absurd

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

      Shocked

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mike Dean's ML opponent has Soucek.

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

    Mike Dean is an awful ref

  10. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    looooool

  11. ivantys
      2 months, 9 days ago

      My cup opponent has Soucek, Antonio and Coufal triple up. My Cresswell's gonna match all 3 lol.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Taking him out for Mee was a tough decision

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

      Benched Martinez
      Antonio (C)
      Played Soucek

      See you next week.

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

        Unlucky pal , I did similar

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I thought your only bubu was Martinez like me?

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

            Antonio cap

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

        Unlucky mate. FPL can go very badly wrong from time to time, just have to try and see the funny side of it!

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Asd Coufal on my bench in there

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Add*

    • REDMOND IN SANDALS
        2 months, 9 days ago

        get innnnnnn

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

          Same, well said.

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        3 games ban ?

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

          Zero

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

          Will be rescinded and Mike Dean allowed to continue refereeing

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

          Violent conduct then yes, prob appeal

      • ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Of course I played Soucek over Salah having benched all of his goals in my team

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

          That is crazy

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Unfortunate, that’s bad luck. I can’t feel sorry for people who have done this though.

          • KEVIN DE CLAUS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Did the same.

        3. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Ridiculous. That Wilson, Antonio and Soucek out for me

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

          Lmaooooo that's hilarious

        5. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          What’s Bruno’s EO?

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

          What the actual f XD

        7. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          The rules are the rules.

          I don't know them either, but still.....

        8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Some poor barstood is going to get Soucek in first sub now

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

          I dont own him....but even Mitro said that all is fine...BIG JOKE

        10. sergioaguero67
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Wth. That wasn't a red

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

          We need to start importing refs

        12. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 9 days ago

            So close to bringing in Soucek for Zaha and got Minamino instead. A transfer has finally paid off for me this season, I repeat one transfer at last has finally went in my favour.

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

            Thats perfect

          • ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Typical Mike Dean. Worst ref in the game

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

            Is that really what the game is coming to??

          • PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Second time I’ve played Soucek. Blank first time, now a RC..