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. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    This score line is perfect for free hitters.

    After Bamford came good again with Raphinha etc.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Two form teams.

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

        Arsenal are not a form team

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          4th top in the league form table, since the new year I think...

          but feel free to think again.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Slightly depends how you draw the form line and how far back you're willing to go.

            Two good ones over Leicester and Spurs but beyond that recent form is a mixed bag. Good ones in there and also some poor ones too if you look more recently.

            Won 3 of last 8, drew 2 and last 3

            Decent not compelling in my book.

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

      Well yeah. Been an atrocious GW

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Saw quite a few going with Cresswell and Tierney

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Perfect.

        Pile into the attackers... Up to 5 or 6 options.

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Riceldinho

  3. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    What a run Declan! :O

  4. Tango74
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Declan Weah

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

      Carragher orgasm

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      One of the greatest strikers of all time.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Darren Bent on commentary?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I do at least admire your commitment.

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who needs 10 matches when you can have 1 like this

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Odegaard is dominating

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Classy player.

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Omg, Odegaard is so good. I'm defo keeping.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Wish it would turn into captain points. Was sensible enough not to put it on Auba but not sensible enough to put it on Laca instead of Ode

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Not likely in this game, but I can see some decent returnes in future GWs.

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Played Lingard over Laca so can't complain. Well I can coz I played Auba.

    • Parsnips
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Laca u f*****g beauty

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

          Hate him

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          3-4?

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

          You are late for celebration

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Moyes too early to settle for a goal lead bringing on Noble and Fredericks, should have pushed for another goal.

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Odegaard has been fantastic

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Raging to read this as an owner but with nothing to show for it!

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Tough luck.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Average FH team on 52 points. Overall 30.

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Pretty happy with my 50(-4) with 4 to play then.

      • TheBiffas
          3 months, 2 days ago

          OMG Auba

          score please

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

            He’s off

          2. hullcityfan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            He was subbed

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

            From Dugout?

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

            ... he's been subbed.

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

          From a neutral point of view minus FPL, this has got to be up there with game of the season. Amazing excitement.

          1. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            agreed, great fun

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            One of the best not involving Leeds for sure

        • Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Groan ..... Laca first sub in FH squad .... grrrr.

        • Tango74
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Laca on 3pts
            Lingard. 2pts

            1. Tango74
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Bonus

              • UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Of course he is, why wouldn’t he be

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Fredrick is playing for the Arse?

            3. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Antonio yc

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

                Of course

            4. G-Whizz
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Bonus Points

              3 - Lacazette (40)
              2 - Lingard (33)
              1 - Bowen, Antonio (24)

              Chambers (23)
              Ødegaard (20)
              Soucek (19)

            5. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Ant YC

            6. hullcityfan
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Antonio yellow and out of bonus

            7. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Antonio yc

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

              Antonio clown

            9. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Nooooooo

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Reply fail to Antonio YC

            10. G-Whizz
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Antonio YC...

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Bap killer

            11. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Jamie Carragher is making some strange sounds on commentary.

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

              LACA(C) & LINGARD (VC)

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

                Ok

            13. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Antonio YC