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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cress yc

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Idiot Cresswell.

  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Idiot Tony.

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Creswell you bell

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell yc too

  5. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Luiz shot...

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell 0

    Get innnnnnnnnnn

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Lol

  7. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Just losing points after points

  8. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    YC galore

  9. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Antonio YC 1-2 points gone

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Auba is really annoying

  11. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Oh fantastic, cheers Cresswell, GW from hell, disgrace

  12. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell zero pointer.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Got him as my eleventh man from Lucas "nul points" Digne

  13. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell and Antonio - FFS!

  14. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Creswell BGW fail

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Did Cress just motion to Moss that he needs glasses? 😆

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah!

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Absolute legend. I'm getting him into my FPL team just for that 😀

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell is a legend

  17. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    So your telling me the Mark Noble sub Didn’t work...?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Shocker

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell free kick goal, willing to pay/bribe

  19. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Bonus Points

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

    Ødegaard (21)
    Soucek (19)
    Fabianski (19)
    Antonio (19)

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      How does Laca get more bonus for one goal vs Lingard goal and assist

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Got the assist to the OG

        1. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          ... and a yellow card.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Because it punishes volume attackers

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Think he got a goal + assist?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Ah I forgot about assisting the og

  20. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    1st time owning Antonio.. how is he only on 7 points?!

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Standard.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Don’t watch highlights...

  21. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Oh ffs. Both players in this -1 within 30secs.

    And after I finally give in and get Cresswell too. Useless.

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Me too 🙁

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Same. Ffs.

  22. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Amazed with Arsenal comeback

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Cresswell 12 pointer every week except the week people actually own him

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah, so annoying

    2. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Can’t complain as a long term owner

  24. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Just downhill from that Antonio miss

  25. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Used my two frees on cress and Auba..

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      And now you own Auba. 🙁

      1. matiakez
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah don't know what I was thinking.

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Thanks Auba for nothing.

  27. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Ha ha. Moss making a spectacle of himself

  28. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Laca yc

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Oh ffs

  29. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Laca YC

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Laca YC