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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. Drumandbaines123
      4 months, 15 days ago

      An extremely frustrating watch as an Odegaard owner.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Frustrating? Did you just see the way he played? Frustrating was watching Aubameyang be totally useless.

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          This. 70 points on FH and capped him when nearly all others returned, Form is everything im an idiot

          1. Elfozzie 42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I suspect that green arrow will soothe the pain!

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Greed is good in fpl lol

          2. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I humble brag shame you

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Guilty but my point is the guy was out of form and i made a mistake with him

      2. Drumandbaines123
          4 months, 15 days ago

          The best player on the pitch scored me 2 points so yes I am extremely frustrated.

      3. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Any news on Son?

      4. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        BREAKING TEAM NEWS Police cars revolving light

        Vinicius, Lo celso, Rodon and Tanganga all come into the starting 11 for
        @SpursOfficial
        this evening to face
        @AVFCOfficial
        .
        From tier one Tottenham source wow

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Bale dropped then?

        2. JJeyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          From @spurslion

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Who would miss out then?

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            That source said spurs would be let back into the europa league in place of Slavia Prague Lol

            1. JJeyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Got a lot of lineups right, I trust it you don’t have to

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

            They are mostly full of poo, but have been right

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          No sauce

        4. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Kane rest?

          1. JJeyy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            No 442 apparently

        5. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Carnage if no Kane!

      5. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Alasdair Gold
        @AlasdairGold
        ·
        1h
        Hearing that Jose Mourinho's Spurs starting XI changes and bench today are going to make a real statement and it's likely to ruffle a few feathers. That's not really a bad thing after this week. Needs to win the game though for it to have the desired effect.

        1. Tango74
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Could be carnage on here

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Kane will start still I think

          • Reedy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I bet it's Winks in for N'Dombele, can you imagine the meltdown?!

          • Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Kane definitely starts imo. Think bale does too?

        2. Crosswell Cresswell
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Need a Watkins haul and Kane blank

        3. milanista10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Anyone seen Son today? Need him to fully rest to get Lingard’s points!

          1. Elfozzie 42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I think you're safe.

            1. milanista10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Let’s hope so, thanks 😀

        4. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Really good game from Ødegaard.

        5. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Tottenham news good for my double Villa defence

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Not quite.

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Not really

          3. Bonus magnet
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            What exactly is the news?

        6. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Lingard on for Bale at least then!

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Unless he’s on the bench and annoyingly cameos

          2. Tango74
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Grealish won’t start

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                He needs to have zero minutes

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Doubt they would risk him at all

            • Tango74
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Kane will be nailed I think

              • The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Bale certainly will come on

            • S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Would have got atleast 20 points more if I had fh this gw.

              Hopefully we get big dgw35

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              No point in dumping Mourinho even if Spurs lose tonight. Not like there are any better managers out there.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                They already fired a pretty good one...

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Agreed

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Seconded

              2. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Steve Bruce could be available

              3. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                In fact Rafa is out of work and actively looking

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Rafa the Gaffa? He could post RMTs on the starting XI he should play 50 times a week.

              4. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Costs also £20-25m?

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Bale bench?

              Jose’s comments post-Dinamo did question players adaptation...

            • Fred54
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              There are people who used FTs to bring Auba in.

              Roaring.

              1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Was part of a -4 for me, Lingard & Raphinha the other two

              2. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                There are people who used their wildcard to bring in Coufal, Cresswell, Auba and Pepe???

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                They must’ve lost a bet or some kind of forfeit.

              4. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Yeah problem position for me. Sold Salah for Sterling weeks ago and got nothing in return so did Sterling > Auba this week. I need to just pick a cheap inform midfielder from now on.

                1. FourLokoLeipzig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  So true. Can’t recall a time that not a single premium mid was in form, it’s really bizarre

                  1. pablo discobar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Kdb in form

                    1. FourLokoLeipzig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Not good enough form to make up for the rotation imo

              5. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                meh, brought him in for Fernandes against Burnley where he scored. Ended up FH anyway this week and he's gone for me next week. Not a big loss.

            • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Lacazette tempting on WC31

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Yes, although not many others despite a really good run of fixtures (Chambers)?

              2. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Yeah, might have to choose between him or Vardy for that 2nd premium striker spot assuming we keep Kane as he has another DGW at some stage.

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Why has he not been a starter week in week out for ARS?

              4. Kane and Ablett
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  I brought him in on WC this week joining Kane and Watkins, it’s gone better than expected so far

              5. Bonus magnet
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                What exactly is the spurs news ?

                1. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  No news. Still crap.

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Shake up.

                  Few regulars might be benched.

              6. mgilbert86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Already did Cancelo to Azpi.

                Would Auba to De Bruyne this week be worth -4 or just wait until next for free?

                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Not before IB has been played out.

              7. Bookkeeper
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Why is Bale benched? don't feel he's played badly at all.
                Mourinho clearly has issues with him.

                1. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Who said he's benched?

                2. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  If he is then stay there ffs, have Trossard possibly coming in

                3. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Who says he is benched? You won’t know until team sheet released

                4. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Even if he is, he will come on

              8. Tango74
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Twitter going nuts at mo, just do a search as not reliable

                  Lloris,Tanganga,Rodon Alderweireld,Reguilon
                  Bale,Lo Celso,Hojbjerg,Lucas
                  Kane Vinicius

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    It's going nuts is it? Twitter? Carnage like.....

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Absolute bedlam.

                • Tommie
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  72 pts with kane and Watkins left

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Another two post wonder makes a yearly appearance 😉

                  2. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Good job bud.

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Bale & Watkins goals too much to ask for?

                • The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Do clubs care about the Fa cup anymore? United’s best chance to win anything for a while and they rest Bruno...?

                  1. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Anymore? Clubs have being resting/rotating players for FA cup games for the best part of the last 2 decades

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      In the semis? Not so much... what’s he saving Bruno for?

                  2. Ode
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    And their best Lb

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Telles isn’t as big a drop off imo

                  3. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Does anyone care about the FA cup anymore? It was an institution until the premier league and champions league came along.

                  4. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    It's probably 3rd behind CL & PL for obvious monetary reasons. I agree it's a shame, but in saying that smaller clubs get a slightly better chance. I still enjoy it - especially if you get a minnow in the final playing out of their skins against a top 6 PL side 🙂

                • tommo123
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Best triple captain option for the rest of the season?

                  1. Ode
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Kane for a dgw

                • Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  That muppet Alisdair Gold tweeted something along the lines of "Quite a few shocks expected when the line ups come out" before the previous PL game.
                  Then Spurs fielded the most predictable XI.

                  He has now tweeted something similar again

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Along the lines of? Post the URL.

                • tiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Nacho time

                • Tommie
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Lec goalless lol

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Nacho continues his form

                • G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Lovely Fred, just beautiful 😆

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    If only he could slip his own players in with such skill

                    1. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      😆

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Fred the Red!