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

    Bags of potential, could blossom into a really good player when he gets older etc

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      That's funny because he's not that young.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      One for the future. Can see him starting regularly for England in a few years once he’s matured.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Totally agree. A couple more years and he’ll flower.

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A wonderkid

  2. Bumbaclot
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Best replacement for Barnes this week?

    Midfield is Salah/Bruno/son/gundogan/barnes*

    Nothing in the bank. Thanks everyone

    1. Peskey
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I fancy Saka, but he may get rested once in a while

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

        Raphinha / Lingard?

        1. Bumbaclot
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Lingard no with those fixtures but raph seems sensible

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        read the article...

        1. Bumbaclot
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Not for me

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            wham have scored vs livp/spurs/city in last 6
            I can see them scoring vs all the team they are up against now(leed/ars/wolv/leic)

            Nothing wrong with Lingard as replacement for barnes
            good luck

            1. Bumbaclot
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Thanks! 🙂

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

          It's a Members article Christina.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            look at the picture then
            lol

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            What does a 'Members article' mean?

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              It means casual plebs like us cannot read the article

      • DonBenzema
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Same exact midfield as mine. I'm personally leaning towards Lingard seeing as I can cover his blank in GW28 and I actually think that West Ham have better fixtures than Leeds beyond BGW29.

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Been wondering the same thing. Here's who I am considering:
          Soucek - nailed and could nick a goal
          Lingard - but no game in 28
          Saka - but now in rotation?
          Raphinha - I already have him, but worth considering if you don't

        • Fantasydreamer
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Saka or Jesse for me

          I don’t think saka is as much of a rotation risk as being made out... although that comment could come back to burn me!

      • jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        I understand shushing the "crowd," but the better question is: Why is he licking his finger in that picture?

        Ew.

        1. Peskey
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Because he just scratched his arse?

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              That's probably it.

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

          I’ve not got a FH left so I’ve been planning for 29 with FTs and I’ve already got 9 players playing.

          I’ve got WC left but not sure if I want to lose my players blanking that weekend because of value tied up and wanting them back for 30 onwards.

          So... as I don’t foresee any transfers to make this week or 28, does it make sense to do McCarthy to Forster for free?

          Start saving money for future WC, Saints DGW28 and Saints have nice fixtures when Martinez has a bad run. Or Forster can just stay on the bench!

          1FT, 0.0ITB
          Martinez McCarthy
          Cancelo Stones Reguilon Dallas Coufal
          Salah Son Bruno Gundogan Raphinha
          Kane Watkins Bamford

          Cheers!

          1. Hktrader88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No guarantee Forster keeps his place. Plus Southampton have been very poor. I would hold your transfer your never know what injuries may happen. Plus if the Villa and Everton get a DGW28 then you may want to bring in an Everton player or extra Villa player.

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

              Nice one, thanks

        3. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Is it time to drop Stones, fed up with this rotation, already have Dias as feel he is nailed for most of the games.

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

            I’ve just made peace with Pep roulette. Can’t second-guess it, and 10 is still an acceptable haul this week. Stick with your choice of City and ride out the rough and smooth.

            Or if you’re really fed up, take the plunge and go non-City

          2. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Think everyone gets a rest over the two DGWs ... wouldn't be surprised if Dias only gets one match next week
            I've brought in Stones for gw27

          3. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Four games in 9 days. One of those games being CL. I imagine even Dias is on the bench for one of those PL games.

          4. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No

          5. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Cheap as chips but make sure you have a good bench.

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Moyes and Lingard, the two comedy acts of Man United years ago are now responsible for the revolution of West Ham.

          You can’t write this

          1. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            The foundations were laid by Jack Wiltshire 😉

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            don't think Moyes has ever been a bad gaffer, does a job when given the time

        5. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Pereira apparently not starting tonight.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            nice

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Ignore this I can't read.

            He is starting and on the wing too.

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

              Ha, oh well!

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Looks like he’ll be a wingback in 5 at the back

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

              😡

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

                Hehe

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

            Would be nice. Some rivals have him. Would like a score draw with own goals or at least goals from low owned players!

          4. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Which one - LEI or WBA

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

            Can't see how he doesn't play. More than one reliable source saying its this:

            https://twitter.com/SmuelMartinFPL/status/1367136157214064641?s=19

            Unless you mean the WBA one who plays tomorrow.

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

          Stones & Bruno to Dallas(plays GW 29) & KDB(would have Gundo & Dias)??

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Better ways to use your transfers to field the maximum possible players in 29

            1. Skogen89
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Wouldn't worry to much about gw 29,low scoring gw, and 6-7 players from the best teams should be just fine

          2. Skogen89
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Im thinking the same, only rudiger beacuse i have Dallas

        7. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          My team for dgw27:
          Martinez
          Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
          Bruno, Salah, Gundo, Raphinha
          DCL, Kane, Bamford
          (Pope; Mee, Kilman, Barnes*)

          1) Sell Barnes
          2) Save FT

        8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          This is the evening I need Bruno to show up as triple captain. A haul could be crucial .

          1. Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            How confident are you? I've only got him as captain but most of my ml rivals have gone for Kane or Son so could really do with at least a goal tonight.

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Don't see palace been able to deal with United this evening. They'll be reeling from the criticism they've received since they drew with Chelsea.Hopefully Bruno involved.

              1. Lemongrab
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Fingers crossed, good luck

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            GL mate !

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

            Same here, mate. Feels like a season-defining game.

        9. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Is the likely to be an update on when AVL v EVE will be rescheduled, before this week's deadline?

          Have DCL and Watkins but want Antonio this weekend, surely potential for a haul against Leeds

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Thanks - dragging their heels a bit ... odds on there being a dgw in 28?

        10. Fuddled FC
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I should really know this, sorry to ask

          Is Barnes price protected while red flagged?

          I will need to transfer him out tonight otherwise

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No price only protected once red flag is removed..... I think

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

              You're right.
              That or when new players join. For one week

        11. Skogen89
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Thoughts on this plan?

          Stones and bruno - > rudiger and kdb (tc)

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            nah not for me.

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            KdB Is fools gold, don't bother.

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

            Decent punt

          4. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I wouldnt captain any City players next GW, thinking to just captain Kane

        12. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          9.3m to spend on Barnes replacement ... must be sign that I should roll the dice on Bale

          1. Quan MisTaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Seems like its written in the stars. Can you wait until after the fulham game?

            1. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Yes, his price will hold until tomorrow night (I may have helped align the stars, but Son is out of reach)

        13. Quan MisTaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          How do we feel about Mahrez? I know its playing with fire with Pep but hes started and performed for the last 4 and played most games last 7.

          Barnes + Bruno to Son + Mahrez

          1. Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            He seems no more risky than Foden or Jesus. Personally I would just find the extra £££ for KDB if you can.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            You’ll come to the right conclusion I’m sure.

          3. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Seems like reason to avoid him ... 90 minutes in each of the last four, so could be double rest next week

        14. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Come on Bruno. Blank tonight buddy

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

            Wash your mouth ... Don't say dirty things like that ! 😀

        15. Liberate HK - antichinazi
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Is Bilva more nailed than other City's midfielders?

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

            Nope.

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            no one is nailed except for Ederson

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

            Less

        16. Lemongrab
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I'm presuming no DGW 28 for Everton then? Anyone know what the latest they could announce it would be?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            the latest would be next wednesday according to Ben

          2. Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Ignore me I'm getting my gws mixed up!

        17. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Bruno to Son worth it for next 3 gws?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I am thinking about this. Easy enough to get back in GW30 and not too fussed about 0.6 value lost

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

            I think so, yes.

        18. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 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. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            B

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

          Sean@enderby

          Schmeichel
          Amartey, Ndidi, Soyunchu
          Castagne, Choudhury, Mendy. Tielemanz, Ricardo
          Iheanacho, Vardy

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

          Who is on the chopping block first?
          A) Salah
          B) Bruno
          C) neither

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

            Salah,

        21. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I need a bruno blank and a Rashford haul tonight

          the odds against that must be astronomical

          1. newuser123
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Rashy and Bruno both to return!

          2. newuser123
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Bruno TCs....tonight we feast in FPL points 😀

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

              Score predictions?

              Burnley - Leicester 1-2
              SU - Villa - 0-2
              Palace - United 1-3

              Not quite sure how I have both Burnley and Palace scoring tbh Think it's the Zaha Lowton effect 🙂

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

                2-0
                1-1
                0-4

              2. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                0-0
                1-1
                1-2

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

                  Gulp

                  Another going for SU getting one past Martinez. 3 fairly cast iron home blanks on the face of it. If Zaha starts I can just about see Palace in with a chance and you never quite know with Burnley but SU?

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

                0-0
                1-2
                1-3

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

                1-1
                0-3
                0-5

              5. Dthinger
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                0-0
                1-3 (Brewster finally scores)
                1-1

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

                  🙂

              6. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                0-1
                0-1
                0-3

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

                  And remarkably this is the first with 3 home blanks.

                  I'd take this provided it's Vardy and Watkins. Bruno is a given.

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

              Best option for next week?

              Need some differentials?

              Barnes > Lingz,
              Shaw > Reguilon

              Both have 29/33

              Martinez,
              Dias, Cancelo, Shaw,
              Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo,
              Kane, Watkins, Bamford

              Sanchez, Aina, Dallas, #Barnes

            • Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Pick two to start one to bench for GW27:

              Cresswell (LEE), Bamford (lee), Watkins (WOL)

              Thanks.

            • Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              No he can't

            • The Gambler.
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Dimemma

              To get Kane i need to lose Bruno and one of these, but which?

              A) DCL - potential dgw28
              B) Bamford - plays gw29 and value tied up in him
              C) Watkins potential dgw28 and plays gw29

              1. The Gambler.
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                When will the deadline be for knowing if they double in 28?

            • El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              The fantasy football Twitter account at the centre of team news 'leaks' has agreed to hide the identities of backroom staff at all 20 Premier League clubs.

              Sky sport

              1. The Gambler.
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Ffs lol

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

                Hope they got some money out of it! Good for them if they did.