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

    That was the chance...

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      World class cross by Lingard

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

    No Soucek points today, too many started him.

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No lies here

  3. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Soucek looks like he's just got out.of fight club!

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      First rule of fight club, you must score against Fulham.

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Or assist Antonio 😉

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lol so true. He looks like a lightweight boxer !

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Weather playing a big part in this low scoring GW

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

      Pitch is fine, it’s just raining

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Not just this game, but Newcastle stadium was wet af.

        Also its been forecasted that there will be heavy snow in some areas

  5. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What a rubbish gameweek so far

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Are we talking FPL or just the standard of play?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Mostly FPL.

        The New/Sou game was pretty entertaining I guess

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Not if you had Wilson

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Deffo FPL

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Half an hour into the 4th of 10 games with all the main picks and captains to come...

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    This is what I get for trying something different. At least the likes of Magnus Carlsen copied me.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What was different?

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What did you do? If it's captaining Antonio everyone did it

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Really? A hell of a lot more captained Bruno no?

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This!

        Bruno
        Son
        Antonio

        Maybe Bamford was the differential pick.

        Or Kane will help Son shine at high noon at the Lane?

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

      Antonio captain?

    4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Relax, we are just starting to get a hold of this game. An hour to go!

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks, not watching the game so just going by comments on here!

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          That's your first mistake..

          This place is full of sheep and drama queens.

  7. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is it even possible to get a captain return?

    1. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Captain always go down with the ship

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It's a new anti-chip that FPL never told us about.

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

      I have all the right players, but captain fail galore. Always picking the lowest scoring player smh.

    4. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If Antonio blanks it’ll my fourth captaincy blank in a row

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Been trusting Salah too much?

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        4? 1 assist in last 11 matches for my captains.

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I've had four in a row already which has resulted in four red arrows with this team

        Martinez
        Cancelo Stones Dallas
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan
        Bamford Antonio
        Johnstone Coufal Meet Brewster

  8. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Has a player ever slowed things down as much as Loftus-Cheek? It's like he's allergic to a counter attack.

    Decordova-Reid is a Championship player. Poor Fulham 🙁

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Decordova-Reid will be next season :p

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

      Willian

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on?

    Johnstone, Mitchell, Watkins > Pope, Digne, DCL

    -4

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Big yes

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers will wait in case any injuries, but that will give me 6 DGW players including Dias, Stones & Foden

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Looks good but let's wait and see

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        See previous reply 🙂

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Pope,
          Maguire, Dias, Digne, Stones
          Bruno, Son, Salah, Foden
          Bamford, DCL , Antonio

          Martinez, Barnes, Coufal, Son

          Unsure benching Son, but bus team

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Fulham play some good football. Not good at getting results though.

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      They will today because I’ve started with triple WHU 🙂

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Me too...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ran away from Championship but just not enough treat for Premier L

  11. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Casuals win again with their Bruno (C)

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He will blank

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Hope so. Guess who I capped?

      2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No, we will get an additional one point haul for cleanie

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      United yet to play

    3. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      How many points did he get?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Double digits at least

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why. He's already blanked.

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Confirmed.

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Parker will be suffering from lock jaw in a few years no doubt

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      lmao

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Painful to watch as an Antonio capper

  14. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Did it arseways again this wk. Played Soucek and benched Martinez.

    Il get it right yet..

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You played Soucek in goal?

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

        Gods are omnipotent and can play any position

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

        lmfao

      3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        You need a whole course known as logic 101.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Did the same

  15. Muchentuchel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    0-0 would be massive!

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nooo we need WHU CS to be wiped. Fulham 1-0 would be massive

  16. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If I know a great way to watch all the games on a stable app am I allowed to say?

    Or is it dodgy ground?

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

      Not allowed. Ripping people off is reserved only for the betting companies

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

        Haha, it’s funny because it’s true

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

      Does it begin with M and end with O?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        N
        E

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Nah... That's hit and miss.

        This one is perfect.

        Sometimes have to reload at half time

        'you already know'.

        I mean I pay for 2 but it's hard to have them all. All of the time.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          So you can watch some on the big screen and the others on a tablet.

          I'm also paying £10 pay per view to watch my team in the lower reaches of League 2 to put some money into my local club.

  17. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone watch the Southampton game? Adams look threatening at all?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not really, won a freekick which led to goal though. Southampton mid is the problem though. Redmond was very poor. Ings main threat - was unlucky not to score, hit the post and one shot saved by Darlow.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Didn't mean to write though in the second sentence*

      2. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Southampton need Vestergaard back. He doesn't just defend well, his distribution to the forwards is excellent.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He played today?

        2. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Hmmm

          1. All Hail K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Sorry, meant back to his form.

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

          Didn’t he play today?

        4. mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He played today. It didn't help.

        5. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He played the game? lol

          Midfield was the problem this game

  18. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why it has to be a crap game whenever i have 2 attackers in the game?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It's a conspiracy.

  19. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Antonio captain major fail

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lingard here..making it to 60 mins for the second appearance point is the new aim

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Lingard? Surely that's a wind up?

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Absolutely not !

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

          I VCed, not necky enough for C

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

        Would have said it was a good punt before I watched the game

  20. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Antonio (c) fail

  21. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Glad I did not captain Antonio.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Don't jinx it yet!

    2. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Even gladder I don't have him.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Said nobody like....

        And ‘gladder’ lmao

        1. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Artistic licence.

  22. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Its not even half time guys, bore off

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You can usually tell by now what type of game it is.

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It is now.

    3. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      We have time to comment instead of watching the match.

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

    Loftus-Cheek cheek aka Bernards watch because play stands still when he gets it

  24. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How come Aston villa Martinez manages cleansheet everytime?

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Apart from 3 days ago

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Most of the times he does that

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

      He’s a decent keeper, bit of jam thrown in there

  25. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    It’s a shame they couldn’t introduce some sort of fix on this site that immediately banned for one week the first 100 people who post ‘captain fail’ before half time.

  26. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone else needs Kane to be back and save their GW?

    1. Abaddon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah. I need him back to assist my captain Son

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      o/

  27. Jurgen Flopp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sick to death of picking the wrong captainz

  28. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FUL are dominating this game, WH are crap

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hope fabianski manages to save penalty if it comes

    2. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      They were the new Bayern Munich 3 days ago

      1. GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        LOL who said that?

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lol on here when Lingard was tearing Villa a new one

          1. GGMU
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            If someone says Lindgard makes any team the new Bayern, they are smoking crack

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Hahaha

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

      This. They're being outrun in the midfield. Lingard is not helping them, barely got the ball

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Villa played defensively badly in dat game, only read smiths reaction to it after the deadline with Antonio capt lol.

  29. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Looking forward to the Man U game

    Bruno(C) Rash and Cavani

  30. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Terrible match this one. Hope still for Antonio captainers is that the Villa-WHU game was 0-0 at half time as well.