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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
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Goal!! Gdluck

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Ban

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I know Lingard will score. Lol

    2. Effe
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Just annoying

  2. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Auba double-digit haul incoming

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yup

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      God I hope so. I need it

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

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

  5. Says
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Being sold maybe?

  6. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 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
      6 months, 9 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
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. ANGRY PERSON
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Almost did

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 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 🙁

  9. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Hopefully mate

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

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

  10. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Could really do with an Antonio goal...

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

      More likely 15th minute hamstring injury

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Brewster coming on.
    Charity FC looking generous today.

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Nervously checking the score with Lingard first on my bench

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 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!

  13. ANGRY PERSON
    6 months, 9 days ago

    West ham looking really sharp

    1. LSK
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

  14. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Soucek the new Fellani (Everton) under Moyes!

    1. Effe
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      So true

  15. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 9 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
      6 months, 9 days ago

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

  16. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Why do refs never give yellows for simulation?

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    OMG lingard

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

      My crazy C

  18. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    OMG JLingz

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

    Wow

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Lingz C G

    1. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Me too

      Let’s party

  21. sambyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    JLingz!! What a hit

  22. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    My differential captain scores ! 😀

  23. ANGRY PERSON
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Lingard goal

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

    Antonio A

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Geeett innn

  25. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Get in!!

  26. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Jeppers!

  27. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Lingard my cap! lovely jubbly

  28. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    As a United fan I find this personally offensive

  29. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Well done Lingard

  30. mattk lfc
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Brought in Antonio and Lingard