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

    Laca yellow wtf is this game

  2. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    laca booked

  3. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Maximum BPS, a goal and an assist for Lacazette (c). Only regret this GW is Willock over Trossard. Club loyalty hurts.

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

      Just got a yellow so probably 2 bonus now

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

      Look again YC

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Ah. He should still be maximum, no? By my maths.

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    2 points from Aubamayang and Coufal, Auba with a goal taken off his toe and Coufal robbed of assist for great cross because of that Soucek touch! This game is 100% luck

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I’m in the same boat, to be fair I think Antonio’s header was going wide

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No it wasn't, the touch didn't even change the direction of the ball and certainly not enough to make it go from off target to comfortably inside the post!

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'm a lot more upset about the Auba blank with 3 goals from Arsenal

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

    Lingard back to 3 bonus

    1. Tango74
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Wahoo my capt

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

        No?

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

          Laca YC

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

            Still

          2. Ode
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Laca is way above lingard

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

          I could have sworn a YC has cost my players more than 3 BPS before!
          Sorry looks like he still gets the 3, which is absurd really

      • Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Laca 37, Lingard 33

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

      And it was all Yellow.......

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

      Feck off Moss

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

      Not sure if John Moss or Clinton's cards.

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

      Jesus, Moss on card commission

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

      Croydon De Bruyne and Odergaard. Some talent in that Arsenal midfield.

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

      Yellows for everyone

    8. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Auba > KDB

      But have to sell one for - 4
      A) Stones
      B) Cancelo
      C) Gundo

      Worth it?

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

      FT 3-3

      Bonus Points

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

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

      How long before Random Name posts telling us all how good Lacazette is?

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I can tell you how good Odegaard is.
        Very!

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

        11 goals / 3 assists in an average arsenal side and he’s been benched 11 times. That’s pretty great

    11. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      These 3 YCs saved me from a red arrow, for now.

    12. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Antonio's woodwork hurts....

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

      Fantastic entertainment

      An absurdly awful refereeing performance.

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

        Yep, despite that awful refereeing that was a great watch.

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

        Cresswell booked for tackling a lad.

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

      Very entertaining game

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Agree. Crap ref tho

    15. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Antonio and Laca yellows at the end is very annoying.

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        That was a fun 2nd half as antonio and creswell owner...

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

        What a game. Most I’ve enjoyed a neutral game in a while.

        Lacazette, Lingard and Tierney in it. Cresswell benched and it went about as good as possible

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

        Finally we watched a great game

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

          Very good but not great. West Ham great in first half. Poor defensively second half but Arsenal kept on the front foot, fair play to them.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Cressfail & Coufail.

        1. boc610
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          were you really expecting cleanies in a london derby?

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

            I think the point is that he was expecting some attacking returns?

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

          But did put yourself in?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            No, have neither.

      • Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Captained laca but benched lingard.
        Any chance bale or Kane don't play?

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

          Chances there on BALE

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Maybe Bale.

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

          Nah ... maybe bale on bench ... at a stretch ... but he’ll cameo if he is ..... I have Laca on bench first sub so one of Kane or Bale not in the squad would be awesome,

          1. Bank$y
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            How many did you have this GW if you couldn’t fit Laca in your first 11? Free hitter?

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Laca YC will still receive 3 bonus

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

          Makes no sense

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

            Still. 2point matters

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

        Just need Son to get some minutes to block jammy Lingard benchers.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No chance.

      • Plagued by indecision
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Odegaard did everything.... but score any points. Sigh.

        1. boc610
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          his movement and passing really reminds me of Cruyff

        2. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          He was great. MOTM

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Bale will be benched, Kane will blank but Martinez will conceed.

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

          This season has been awful so for once having a good week and making annoying posts.

          85 with Kane and Grealish to come (lookman 5 pointer first on bench).

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

            Not sure why this replied to you!

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

            Great score Tom. Keep her lit.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Why will Bale be benched with no Son ( unless there is miracle recovery)or Lamela in team?

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

            Lamela is suspended. You wouldn't know with Mourinho, Doherty could end up in midfield yet.

      • Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Was Jon Moss holding up his driving licence instead of a yellow card? Seemed to be some wallet type affair!

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

          He's so lazy that he can't even be bothered taking the card out of the book!

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

          Maybe he had run out of actual cards by then and just had to find something, anything...