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

    Game on!

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

    Lmao. Dawson owners. I enjoyed that one. Been a miserable day otherwise.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Rough week for Andy

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson you mug.

  4. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    West SHAM

  5. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Coufal OG next

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Mind your tongue.

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

    5th goal by a West Ham player today!

  7. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Jon Moss

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Chambers finally gets his assist.

    Owner in heaven.

  9. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Chambers owners unite?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      All one of them?

  10. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Westham scores 5

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson you idiot. Cresswell 1pter then

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Better than Coufal 0 pointter

  12. Werner Brothers
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Bale & Kane better be playing... I have dawson on bench!

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I hope one of them doesn't! (Raph 1st sub and Tross vc)

  13. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Hopefully Smith Rowe gets thrown on soon...went cheap with my final free transfer so he can be bench fodder moving forward.

  14. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Pleased for chambers owners, well deserved

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      *tumbleweed*

  15. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Really wish OGs didn't affect the rest of the defense. That'd be swell.

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Cresswell OG incoming..

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      wonder if that would be a Premier League record? (6 goals scored by one side in a 3-3 draw)

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      😆

  17. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson’s 5th goal of the season

  18. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Lol west ham players all scoring this afternoon!!

  19. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    West Ham going goal crazy today.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Hopefully they still have some goals left for future weeks

  20. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    If you owned arsenal players and only saw the scores thus far you’d be pretty optimistic one of your players got a return lol

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

    West Ham committing seppuku.

  22. JayLegend
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson should have left it for Auba

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Must have sold him

  23. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Even when conceding 3 and getting 0 attacking returns cresswell still outscores coufal and Dawson

  24. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson ensuring Aubameyang blank!

  25. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Cresswell outscoring Coufal again, that's why you pay the big bucks.

  26. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    OR #2 bought in Dawson for Cancelo this week!

  27. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Robbed by Dawson OG! Can't they let Arsenal score for themselves?

  28. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Dawson dangerous in both penalty areas !

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Do something JLingz FFS.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      He already has?

  30. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Any clue why Pepe isn't starting?? Utterly failed punt 🙁

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      He's terrible.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Because he’s not good enough?