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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bowen G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingz A

  2. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    ANOTHER ONE!!!

  3. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Goal again. Tierney in tears

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Tearney

  4. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Love it Jesse

  5. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Antonio Lingard (c) perfect

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Oh my word

  7. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    2-0 ha ha

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Have Lingard and Antonio

    YES

  9. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    FH just keeps getting better and better. Antonio and Lingard 😀

  10. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Lingard my man 1 goal 1 assist . Lol

  11. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bowen G Lingz A

  12. Straight Edge
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bowen goal

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard assist again !

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Arsenal back to their usual self.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard G & A

      OMGGG

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Go on Antonio!!!

      Wish I had the cojones to bring Lingz in for someone

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard you star!!

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      We move
      😎

    • Torres76
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard again Booom

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes!! WHU!

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Arsenal imploding!

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

      Oh gosh please tell me Grealish misses out

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Should have captained him!

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I know!!! Went with Dunk 🙁

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      ugh why did I start Odegaard and bench Antonio

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard the new Salah

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Leno suspect on both

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Definitely on the 2nd...

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        The 2nd one is unforgivable goalkeeping

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Probably should have bought Lingard...

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Damn it!
      That missing Lingard fixture last week made me not get him 🙁

    • Torres76
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Who bought Auba and Tierney?

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Should have used the FH button!