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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. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mate this is unbelievable. Bugger off.

    Watkins benched for Soucek. Screw this game

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      It’s all luck.

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

      Bizzare decision benching Watkins.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        So who would you have benched from Soucek Bamford Antonio and Watkins? Would love to know

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I would have benched Souchek

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

          Probably Soucek. I started Watkins

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

      Only got yourself to blame.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Soucek v Fulham. Bugger off

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

      Top lad!

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

    SCORE FULHAM!

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mike Dean is a complete control freak

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He gave United that pen against Southampton right?

  4. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek out makes benching decision easy next week.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Did Cresswell get a yc?

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

      Doesn't look like it

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

    All that Soucek jam comes to an end. About time

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thank god! Can’t wait to sell the troll

    2. doher.ty
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He would have had 3 points how would those be jammy?

        I've started him twice and have gotten 0 and a red

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Mike Dean would red card his own mother for waving from the stands.

      1. thegame983
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        lol

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

        Well she shouldnt have been there...

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      FPL apart. Soucek doesn't seem like a dirty player. Apologized immediately. Sent off for being tall?

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

        Even Mitrovic was pleading to Mike Dean.. Such a weird decision.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah he was.

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

      Mike Dean should come out and explain. Disgrace.

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

      Aaron Cresswell you absolute gem.

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

      Mike Dean is trying to make himself famous. Thats his incentive lmao

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        The var ref should have never told him to go to the screen.

        Not a red card.

      2. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Infamous, more like it.

    8. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Well, at least no benching headache next gw....

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

        Haha yeah, what I told myself.

      2. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Think it'll be appealed and overturned.

    9. doher.ty
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Mitro sells the elbow and then gets up and is like 'it's not a red' lol

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

          I know shocking never a red

          1. doher.ty
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Mitro is standing so close to him he can't even raise his arms, shocking decision.

        2. zon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Should be three game ban for Dean after that call

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

          At least people won’t be moaning about benching Soucek goals for the next 3 GWs 🙂

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

            Appeal, overturned, back next week.

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

              Just like bednarek

          2. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Will be rescinded.

        4. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Brought Soucek in this week of course.

        5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Coufal sold for Mee a week early because otherwise I’d burn a FT.

          Soucek benched for Watkins.

          This game is so god damn infuriating.

        6. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Cresswell many deductions?

        7. deathcabofdevil
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          And that, my friends, is why no English ref will ever go to any major EU/Global tournament in football.

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

            Yup.

          2. deathcabofdevil
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Just to mention I've never owned Soucek, and wasn't planning to.

          3. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Don't tar all refs with Mike deins decision.

          4. Radzio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I have seriously have no idea how Mike Dean can be allowed to referee in such serious league...

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

          Mike Dean needs to be suspended. Period. He is incapable of doing the job.

          1. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            This, only gives out these red cards so he is the Center of attention

          2. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Mike Dean thinks everybody is a bloody-minded as he is... sees evil everywhere he trolls.

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

          I don't even own Soucek and it's utter bull.

          How tf does Mike Dean look at the monitor twice for the pen and then for this and get both decisions wrong...

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

            Breaking bad maybe

          2. doher.ty
              3 months, 10 days ago

              'Clear and Obvious mistakes' takes 7 minutes to make the decision... shocking

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Cresswell 3 bonus confirmed?

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

              Looks that way

          4. liner
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            How long can this ego maniak will be a ref? Really a bad referee,prob the worst in EPL and that is hard to be with all clowns overthere

            1. alsybach
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Shocking decision

          5. alsybach
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            That is an awful decision by the ref. It was total accidental. VAR is shocking in so many ways, but if the ref can’t see it after watching it 50 times we have a problem.

          6. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Well, this is truly brilliant

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

            Love to 2 foot mike dean

          8. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Who has everyone got coming off the bench for Soucek?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              DCL 🙂

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

              I benched gundo for him... awell

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

            There is clear contact so if that’s overturned then accidental elbows will be flying every game.

          10. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Tight:

            Tete (27)
            Andersen (27)
            Cresswell (27)
            Dawson (25)
            Areola (24)
            Robinson (22)
            Adarabioyo (21)

          11. FPLGOOD
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Feel so bad for Souchek. Clearly not even a foul. So symphatic player. And that fking idiot ref again, why always him...