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Can Jesse Lingard continue to deliver FPL returns ahead of a tough run of games?

West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard (£6.0m) is currently the most-bought player ahead of Double Gameweek 27, attracting more than double the number of ‘transfers in’ than any other player.

Lingard has made an excellent start to his West Ham career, scoring three goals and creating two assists in five games.

But with some tough fixtures coming up for the Hammers, Fantasy managers will be questioning if Lingard is really worth bringing in.

We’ve taken a look at stats from our Premium Members Area to see if Lingard can maintain his current form through a tricky run of games.

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Eyebrows were raised when David Moyes opted to bring in Lingard and not a striker to replace the departing Sebastien Haller.

But Moyes insisted Lingard would bring a new dimension to West Ham’s attack and that he could even play in the false nine position.

“I actually think we could play him as a false nine if we needed that as well. He will bring me that. I’ve wanted to try and get an energetic team at the moment and I think Jesse is known for his work rate and effort and I think he’ll fit in nicely with what we’ve got.”

David Moyes

His five games in claret and blue have seen Lingard play every position in behind the striker and even fill in up front.

As shown from his heatmap, wherever Lingard plays, he is usually West Ham’s most advanced midfielder:

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259 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Remember at the start of the season when Brewster - Werner - Mitrovic was half the RMTs

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      To be fair Wilder's treatment of Brewster was a tad unexpected, as was Lampard's misuse of Werner.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        And thirdly Mitrovic randomly being abandoned from the Fulham team!

        So in essence had they all been given a chance they may have done well!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Quite.

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      And Salisu and Vinagre at the back!

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone else feeling an Elmohamady goal tonight?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Brace I'm feeling actually

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not feeling anything, fed up, numb...

    3. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I am feeling up Targett right now

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Eww

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which of these options looks the best to you guys here?

    A) Bruno --> Son, bench Barnes and get back Bruno for GW30, get Grealish for Barnes next week
    B) Barnes --> Lingard, BB27 with a bench of Martinez(wolves) - Digne(chelsea) - DCL (chelsea) - Veltman (leicester)
    C) Barnes --> Mount, BB28 with Johnstone (Palace) - Bamford (chelsea) - Dallas (Chelsea) - Veltman (Southampton)

    Thanks!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B out of that lot.

      Grealish is back next week?

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Targett and Watkins let's gooo!!!!

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brewster to score his first goal today

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He’s definitely shown signs of it from the bench in recent months

  6. AubaArtetaball
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Let down by a source yesterday so worked hard to get news for tonight. @thewhuera

      The Man United team to start is: Henderson AWB Bailly Maguire Shaw Fred Matic Greenwood Bruno Rashford Cavani #CRYMUN #FPL

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Report the guy if he's wrong again

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Elmohammady please be magical

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It's only a game.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        And we're bunch of looser addicted to it.

        Fantasy game based on random outcomes of football events.

    • Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Martinez
      Dias/Targett/Dier
      Mane (C)/ Bruno/Gundo
      Antonio/Kane/Ollie

      Areola/Dallas/Digne/Barnes

      GTG?

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Burnley goal

    • hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vydra essential