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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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  1. Drumandbaines123
      1 month, 12 days ago

      As a Bruno owner but non-captainer/TCLer I'm not sure how I'd feel about a potential haul tonight. Sad position to be in...

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        His haul will hurt your rank, so hope for lowest score possible

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Starting on the bench would be great then.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          This guy usually gets it right

          https://twitter.com/JoeLyonsJourno/status/1367153469006749700?s=19

          1. Breezyy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            DDG dropped before Derby get this clown out my club

            1. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Ole^

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Henderson is better imo

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Better is hard to say, but what is obvious is De Gea is done for an elite title winning team, went from horrendous form to just average with a dodgy mistake every now and then. Definitely not at the peak of his powers anymore, Henderson deserves a run

      3. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The worst part about the game when your asset is so highly owned and captained.

      4. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        well he's 115% EO in my rank so i want him to blank. (I have Kane TC).
        which is a shame. i kind of want them to rest him altogether for Man C and bigger games ahead. They don't need him for this game.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          We need him for every game unfortunately, we're still rubbish.

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          They need a win tonight. Won't catch city so tonight more important.

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Even in Europa League with 4-0 advantage they played him 45 minutes in the return match... weird choices.

      5. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I want all my player to haul regardless of ownership - with Bruno, there is a small loss against captains or TCers, but 40% of teams do not own Bruno. People have already sold Bruno for KDB, Son, Bale etc., so I want Bruno to score more than those players

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I doubt many of those 40% teams are around your rank unless you're 4 to 7m, his ownership will hopefully drop a bit next week at least.

      6. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You don’t need points firm him:)

      7. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        3 pts or dodgy penalty . . the ref will decide!

    • RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who would you get rid off for Antonio:
      a) DCL
      b) Bam
      c) Watkins

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dcl if you don't have a free hit for 29

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Neither

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        None

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        None

    • JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Luke Shaw starts according to guy who got team right last time

      1. si
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why wouldn’t he? Back on the pies?

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          *Reported for fat shaming

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not a shock

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      56 points =[

      It’s the hope that gets you. Villa win and clean sheet with a Fernandes goal and clean sheet v palace.

      That surely gets me to around 100.

      Sound easy. Surely

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        56 isn't that bad.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Oof that is tough. Good luck.

      3. Nerdlinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        13pts more than me!!

    • Tomsk
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any chance Potter could use Lamptey further forward with Veltnan doing so well? Would be a nice asset as an oop defender?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          There are 3 players Im not touching again this season even if it rains cats and dogs: Sterling, Foden and Lamptey.

          1. Tomsk
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Haha, a few goals from a £4.6m def and you'd be back in a flash.

            • Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              F**king Foden...

        2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Tonight will see the bench boosters who don't have a Leeds bench move up a notch

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Rarity. Most bench boosters used the chip because they had the triple/ double up from last DGW.

        3. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pick two to start for GW27:

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

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cresswell and Watkins.

        4. Lord_Trumpington
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Best replacement option for Lowton guys? Current considerations include Konsa, Dawson, Veltnan, White, Lascelles

          Budget of 4.6

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Konsa looking good. Aina perhaps? Although he was hooked off early last game..

            1. Lord_Trumpington
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Interesting option, hadn't considered Fulham tbh

          2. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Rudiger if you don't need players for 29. One of the Brighton lads if you do

            1. Lord_Trumpington
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Needs to play gw29 unfortunately

          3. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Veltman more nailed than Burn?

            1. Lord_Trumpington
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Not sure mate but I prefer Veltman as an option I think.

              The other option is to do DCL > Antonio and Lowton > Dunk this week for a -4

        5. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden benched twice this week so must be due to start.

          So.... Barnes --> Foden?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Read your first sentence again.

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'm tired of second guessing Pep, he is exhausting

          3. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yes, but it doesnt help his cause that those who have come in have done well. He will start one but I wouldnt be buying into him personally.

          4. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I like it. I’m tempted to do Sterling to Foden for a hit

            1. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I have Foden but I wouldn't buy him right now to be honest. Too much uncertainty. He will start at least one though

            2. mcsteely
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I'm not sure if this is serious but I wouldn't sell the more nailed player for a less nailed player for a hit. Who are you getting on the other side of that trade?

        6. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Come on Marty...

        7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          BURNLEY : Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vyrda, Wood.
          Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Richardson, Benson.

          LEICESTER : Schmeichel, Castagne, Amartey, Soyuncu, Pereira, Mendy, Choudhury, Ndidi, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Vardy.
          Subs: Ward, Fofana, Albrighton, Under, Fuchs, Thomas, Leshabela, Daley-Campbell, Tavares.

          SHEFF UTD : Ramsdale, Baldock, Stevens, Bryan, Ampadu, Jagielka, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, Brewster, McGoldrick.
          Subs: Foderingham, McBurnie, Sharp, Mousset, Lowe, Burke, Osborn, Ndiaye, Maguire.

          ASTON VILLA : Martinez, Elmohamady, Targett, Mings, Konsa, Nakamba, Ramsey, McGinn, El Ghazi, Traore, Watkins.
          Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Luiz, Trezequet, Barkley, Engels Sanson, Davis, Hayden.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Emi!

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Barkley benched again I see

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              The reason is the fact he's been awful of late.

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yep, consistently awful actually

          3. Woy_is_back
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Will Brewster finally score? Massive flop

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Dire team, bad man management, bad tactics. Kid is a player.

          4. Lord_Trumpington
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nice to see Smith giving Ramsey another start

          5. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Desperate for Leicester to score in this one to avoid #Meetoo benching regrets

        8. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thinking on pulling the trigger for a Mee>Targett -4, which would give me the following bench:

          Forster DCL Shaw Dallas

          Good enough to bench boost if Hasenhuttl gives an indication that Forster will start against SHU?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Probably, there's certainly a benefit in getting BB out of the way.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Cheers, I'm so exhausted of having to carry it and I want to WC 30/31 and not think about it

        9. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I would just love to see a konsa towering header tonight

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Just the one shows a distinct lack of ambition!

        10. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Martinez and Watkins the 2 highest scorers and it’s happy days

        11. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Isn't Marvelous Nakamba the best name ever?!

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            George Best was fairly marvellous

          2. Lord_Trumpington
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I think Danny Shittu will forever hold that mantle

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              27? Looks like a 37 y/o meth addict

          3. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I thought Newcastle's 90s winger Brian Pinas was a great name.

            Combine the two, and Marvelous Pinas would be unbeatable.

          4. Chris_H
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I love Joel Mumbongo ('s name)

          5. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            One of the greatest:)

          6. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I like Axel Witsel.

        12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hoping for a Bruno 1pt cameo tonight

          1. JJO
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Leicester formation tonight?

            1. JJO
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sorry,meant to be separate post

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              To answer this anyway, it's 352.
              Pereira & Castagne wing backs.

              1. si
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Pereira in goal I imagine with the way this game week is heading..

              2. JJO
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Thanks Hazz

        13. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Today.

          Wed 3rd March 2021

          Rhian Brewster will score a goal.

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            How now brown cow?

          2. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Did it come to you in a dream though?

          3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            With double Villa defence on BB I have already mentally conceded that this will happen

        14. Fintroy
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Isn't nice to have players in your 11, where just prior to the team being announced you pretty much know they will start. (i.e. the 6pm games today). Instead of the Pep/Man City effect, where you are hoping and praying your players won't be rested.

            Man City players may get the points in, but as for picking them for a DGW, that's me done (apart Ederson and Peps love child KDB).

            1. Fintroy
                1 month, 12 days ago

                soz - should have started "Isn't IT nice"!

              • Nerdlinger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Foden started 9 out of 10 games prior to dgw. And the dgw? 25mins from 1 game. Thanks Pep!

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Pretty sure I sold him just before those runs of starts. And of course bought him back for this week 😆

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Eh? Foden has never started 9 straight PL games. Three is his max and City had more injuries then.

            2. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Any other United fans here not confident tonight really? I don’t see a trouncing it’s going to be very close imo.

              1. Dosh
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Zaha is back too

                1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  He's not.

                  1. Dosh
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Sorry he's not. Will be back for the next game.

                2. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Zaha is back?

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                United don't play well against buses so I don't see any trouncing happening. Might squeak a win.

            3. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Which combination wins?
              A)vardy + Shaw
              B)bruno 113% EO

              1. Davros
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                A

            4. 03farmboy
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Would you transfer grealish out??

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                he should be back soon, though Smith is being a little cryptic

                If you are FH 29 then its an option, if need him 29 may aswell hold

            5. SomeoneKnows
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Martinez (Fabri)
              Cancelo, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Douglas)
              Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Grealish
              Kane, DCL (Bamford)

              With 1FT and 0.5 itb should I do the following as preparation for GW29?

              Douglas > Veltman

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Is Veltman nailed ?? what about Burn ??

              2. rubberdignerapids
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I'd actually roll the transfer and then you can have 2 FTs for GW28 and subsequently 29...especially since your first 11 is good enough for GW27

                Offers you a lot more flexibility

            6. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Capped Bruno since don’t have Kane so I want him to do well.

              BUT main ML rival TC him so I want him to do bad. Oh the agony!

            7. Breezyy
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              FH29.

              Barnes and Bamford -> Davis/Brewster and Son? Need Son.

              1. rubberdignerapids
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Not for a hit I wouldn't...Bruno to Son for free perhaps?

            8. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              No Freehit for 29 and WC in week 31

              Is there any merit in Bruno > Son for free if you are chasing 60 points in a ML and others have/will keep him? Getting him back in 31 WC

              Bruno next 4 mci WHU blank BHA
              Son next 4 CRY ars avl new

              This is not to say Bruno is a bad option in these games, more looking for ways to make up some decent ground (and probably destroy my rank trying)

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                A lot are considering this move, and it looks a decent punt.

              2. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Depends if the people you are chasing have Son. If they do then I would find a away to get Kane or do a straight swap for Bale........

                1. popey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  yes context - all of us have Kane and Bruno, none have Son (yet)

                  1. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Then yes it's a good move to get Son....

            9. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Would you guys BB a bench of Martinez (WOL) - Digne (che) - DCL (che) - Veltman (LEI)?

              Chelsea - Everton could be a dullard 0-0 and Leicester have no Madders or Barnes.... I am tempted

              1. luk46
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                no way, chelski will surely score... would need two cs from both Martinez and Veltman, seems not too likely

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yeah true, just dont fancy Leicester right now with so many injuries and Wolves hasnt looked right for months now.

                  Do you like Chelsea attack? They've looked so flat, all possession no penetration, but defienitely could score i guess

            10. Dosh
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A. Digne --> Dias
              B. Rich --> Antonio
              C. B + Bruno --> KdB (-4)

              Early thoughts, best option?

              1. rubberdignerapids
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                A

            11. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Come on Brewster!!!

            12. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              This is proving a tough call tbh;

              A) Save FT
              B) Bruno --> Son
              C) Barnes --> Lingard/Saka

              I know Lingard cant play against united he will be on my bench not a problem its a GW29 planner.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Im honestly thinking about doing both B and C for a hit.... Bruno for a hit seems madness but could be good over the next 3 GWs until GW30

            13. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Just a simple ask for tonight:
              Leicester to score
              Sheffield United not to score
              Bruno not to haul