Dugout Discussion

Saka passed fit to feature as Aubameyang keeps his place in Arsenal starting XI

The two remaining Blank Gameweek 29 fixtures take place today, starting with West Ham United v Arsenal.

Kick-off at the London Stadium is at 15:00 GMT.

It’s mostly positive news on the teamsheet front concerning the most-owned Fantasy Premier League assets on show.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m) was omitted for disciplinary reasons in the north London derby last weekend but he returned to the Arsenal starting XI in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday and keeps his place this afternoon.

The Gabon international looks set to be deployed on the right flank in east London, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) still leading the line.

Aubameyang is one of three players who are recalled to Mikel Arteta’s line-up after missing out against Tottenham Hotspur, with Pablo Mari (£4.4m) and Callum Chambers (£4.5m) returning to the defence.

Emile Smith Rowe (£4.2m), Gabriel (£4.9m) and Cedric Soares (£4.6m) are all benched.

Willian (£7.5m) misses out through injury but Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) has made a swift return from the hamstring strain that forced him off at half-time of the win over Spurs.

There are two changes for the Hammers from the side that were beaten by Manchester United last week.

Club captain Mark Noble (£4.5m) and young defender Ben Johnson (£3.9m) are benched, as loanee Jesse Lingard (£6.1m) and Said Benrahma (£6.0m) return to David Moyes’ starting XI.

Pablo Fornals (£5.9m) is still sidelined.

Having operated in a more conservative wing-back system last weekend, West Ham look to be back in a 4-2-3-1 this afternoon.

Lingard and Aubameyang were both transferred in by over half a million Fantasy managers ahead of the Gameweek 29 deadline.


West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lingard, Benrahma, Antonio.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Mari, Luiz, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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2,005 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Goal!! Gdluck

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Ban

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I know Lingard will score. Lol

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Just annoying

  2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Auba double-digit haul incoming

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Yup

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      God I hope so. I need it

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Whenever I see Arsenal playing in the London stadium I am reminded of Sanchez's hat-trick

  4. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Need a 10 goal thriller with Cresswell, Soucek, Lingard, and Odegaard scoring buckets

  5. Says
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    What's up with Bellerin, not even on the bench?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Being sold maybe?

  6. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Don't often like making -8 but how does this sound?

    Son, Cancelo & Trossard > KDB, Azpi & Gundogan?

    I did only want to do a -4 but was 0.1 short.

    1. Zebras
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Would only make the azpi move and hold on Son since I think he’ll be for after the break. Not worth any hits for me

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Waaaake me up, when my souceck hauls.. da da da da

    1. Straight Edge
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Almost did

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Ffs, Ben Johnson sub after starting the last number of weeks is annoying. Got him in as bench fodder given it looked like he’d play this game 🙁

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      First time owning Creswell this season.
      Expect no assist, no goal, no clean sheet and one yellow card.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Hopefully mate

      2. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        He’ll get an assist but no clean sheet I feel

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Could really do with an Antonio goal...

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        More likely 15th minute hamstring injury

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Brewster coming on.
      Charity FC looking generous today.

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nervously checking the score with Lingard first on my bench

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Why’s it relevant when Grealish wont play? Strange comment

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Because knowing my luck he will or have a 5 minute cameo.
          Not a strange comment, we all know how this game goes!

    7. Straight Edge
        4 months, 13 days ago

        West ham looking really sharp

        1. LSK
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Yep

      • Sleepless in Settle FPL
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Soucek the new Fellani (Everton) under Moyes!

        1. Effe
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          So true

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Why are Arsenal playing with Auba on the right and Saka on the left. Both of them look uncomfortable...

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          To lull West Ham into a false sense of security before they eventually swap over?

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Why do refs never give yellows for simulation?

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        OMG lingard

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          My crazy C

      • Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        OMG JLingz

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Wow

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Lingz C G

        1. Tango74
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Me too

            Let’s party

        2. sambyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          JLingz!! What a hit

        3. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          My differential captain scores ! 😀

        4. Straight Edge
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Lingard goal

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Antonio A

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Geeett innn

          • hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Get in!!

          • BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Jeppers!

          • jimmyharte
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Lingard my cap! lovely jubbly

          • Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            As a United fan I find this personally offensive

          • Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Well done Lingard

          • mattk lfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Brought in Antonio and Lingard