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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Shocking performance by Pierre

    1. G-Whizz
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He seemed happy enough to be involved in the goal celebration 😆

  2. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Captain LACAAAAAAAAAA

  3. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Laccazette SCORES!!!

    West Ham 3 Arsenal 3

    Pepe with the assist...

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not good for your guys?

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not sure I understand the question?

        I've got Soucek and Antonio so doing alright tbf...

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    3 3 Lacazette

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Looking at past games i thought a score draw.

      2 2 most likely.

  5. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    YESS LACCA

  6. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Didnt know auba was playing..he s been that sh1te...

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

      I brought him in, I'm literally the most unlucky FPL player ever

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That’s because he is sh1te lol

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Auba involved in the celebration

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      From the stands

  8. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Laca!

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Auba involved in celebrations

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Antonio miss punished

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

    Or was it Soucek OG?

  12. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    EQUALIZER! (that I could've done without!)

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

    Don’t West Ham, don’t...

  14. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Cresswell was another great decision this GW.

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Laca was the one to get.

    Not Auba!

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

    Wham doing wham things

  17. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Antonio out of bps. Ffs willy!

  18. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Odegaard 0+0+3

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

      Still time to cover Lingz damage.

  19. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Of course it’s Lacazette, of course. A whole GW of ‘of courses’

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

      My favourite reaction is “as if”

  20. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Auba involved in the celebrations

  21. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Why why why why why does it have to be Lacazette

  22. Cruyff Turn
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Went Auba instead of Laca on FH... 🙁

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same. Antonio first on bench too

    2. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Guess who got captained laca 😉

  23. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need a Lingard winner

  24. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need another one Lingard

  25. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Why is ESR not playing?

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

      He’s on

  26. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    C'mon Cresswell! Get that tie-breaker!

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Tie breaker OWN GOAL

  27. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Scene nicely set for a Lingard winner

  28. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Cant recall a time I've had Aub in my team (and Captained) and he's actually done anything for me, ill never learn

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    As if, 3 goals and no Auba involvement, what is this mystery

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

      Arsenal only scored 1 goal to be fair.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ha just wrote the same below, just typical

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

      *misery

  30. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Three Arsenal goals, no Auba involvement, apologies.

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      More involvement from West Ham in those goals, lol.