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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. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Or Toblerobe foil

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

    Antonio playing LWB now.

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

    There’s a certain symmetry to West Ham pulling 3 back v spurs then giving 3 goals to arsenal

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Only if you're Ray Charles.

  4. G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Lingard (33)
    2 - Antonio (25)
    1 - Bowen (24)

    Chambers (20)
    Ødegaard (19)
    Soucek (19)
    Tierney (16)
    Lacazette (16)
    Fabianski (14)
    Cresswell (14)
    Partey (14)
    Xhaka (13)
    David Luiz (13)

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      and Bowen off!

  5. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Moyes has moved Antonio to LWB ffs

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Auba a huge differential for me this week, all season my differentials have done absolutely nothing, how is that possible over such a prolonged period!?

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

      unlucky, the Dawson OG was his if Dawson didn't put it in

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Story of my season

    2. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      0/

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Different is not always better

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Not always, not very often even but surely occassionally it should pay off

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

      Annoying isn’t it, I guess there’s a reason why some of them are differentials

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Surely it should pay off at least once though over a whole season

  7. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Imagine watching this and saying”all this game needs is a little mark noble” and then getting paid for that decision

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lmao

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Hahaha.

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lmao

  8. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Just something, anything frm Auba will help me big time. Narrowed gap to 1st in ML to 70 odd frm way back..

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

    Bowen off Noble on

  10. G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Bowen off
    Noble on...

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

    Saka blank banked.

    ESR on.

  12. G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Xhaka and Saka off
    Pepe and ESR on...

  13. g40steve
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    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Lingz!

    Close

  14. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Come on ESR

  15. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Son to Lingard went pretty well

    This single GW is better than my normal gameweeks... I didn't even plan or use chips lol

    So this is what it feels like to be a casual

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Auba and Saka useless for me

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

    Leno such a liability. They really did sell the wrong keeper. Arsenal have a history of selling great ones...

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

    Nearly another Chambers assist.

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

    Football: touches sideline, but clearly never completely crosses it

    Every footballer within a mile radius: *raises arm*

  20. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Partey can't shoot

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

      Just another Xhaka

  21. G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Antonio post!

    How??? 😆

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      And it’s gonna be a big chance missed.. unbelievable

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

    Ant post

  23. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    How antonio missed that

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

    Antonio miss of the season

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

    Sound guy should have booo'd Xhaka coming off the pitch for the banter

  26. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Rate Arteta's job out of 10 so far

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

      2

    2. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      5.5

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      6

      Trophy big plus as well as getting rid of the deadwood, inconsistent form in the league and picking Leno over Martinez count against him

      Deserves one more year

  27. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    How... how... how....

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Sounds like a dog

  28. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Antonio shoots from a long distance right to the post

  29. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Can't believe this

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

    Hoooooooow?!?!

    If West Ham don’t win this...

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      😆