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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. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    44 from 6 so far...not too shabby with 3 to play (4 if Son plays)

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

      Captaine played?

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

        Nope. Kane later

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Son out of national team so out of the game probably

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

      Totally different gameweek to me. Only 19 points from 4 with kane (c), reguilon, Watkins and emi to play. I decided last minute to not play my FH and roll my FT and play with 8 players. At this moment it seems like a poor decision as I will be out of the cup and lose my FFS H2H division 1 match (baring a 32 point turnaround and rival also has kane). I do still have FH, TC and WC left so I hope my turn is yet to come. Well done to those members who have made this reduced gameweek pay off for them. There are still many twists and turns still to come I'm sure.

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

    I’ve got lookman 5 pointer first on bench.

    Not sure if I want Grealish to play but I do fancy villa to win this game quite comfortably.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Grealish won't play. Count your 5 points.

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

        Also doubt it. Flagged as late fitness test: Mar 19: "I'm hopeful for Jack. I'll leave it until Sunday AM. He's not trained with us, but he's pain-free and he's running. Ultimately, it will be his decision."

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Aston Villa Tottenham should be a 1-1 with goals from the CDMs. This gw went better than expected so far

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

    City, BRI, Chelsea and avl will have A blank GW 32?

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

      No, the games are likely to just move to the free midweek slot and therefore stay in GW32.

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

        Cheers!

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

    Bale better come off the bench... don't want those jammy Trossard benchers to get their points!

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Mou will probably sub him in on the 90th minute just to "show" him

  6. tbos83
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone see Bale on the golf course earlier? Got Trossard 1st on bench

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

        What kind of team do you have to be able to bench trossard?

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

          a FH team I'm guessing

          1. tbos83
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Exactly this

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

            A dumb decision regardless for everyone that benched Trossard. You would be better off having a Brighton defender if you were going to bench Trossard anyway

            1. tbos83
                4 months, 15 days ago

                What? I had double Brighton defence

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

                  But you could have had 3. Brighton defenders (and the GK) were significantly better options than any other defender this week. OFC, it was a little more high risk/variance.

        2. Kane and Ablett
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Son is injured Lamela suspended and Jose needs a win, Vini not done enough so Bale will start

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

              Who you trying to convince?

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

            Fred needs the sack

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

            What a game Fred is having.

          • Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Awful DM play by Matic and Fred

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

              Matic moves more slowly than me leaving a 'video' shop in Soho

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

                Lol

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Non free hitters how are we doing so far ?

            I’m on 27, no hits with bale (c), son, Kane and konsa to go

            Only a small red arrow so far from 340k to about 370k, could have been worse i suppose

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 15 days ago

              355>370 sorry, 4% red arrow

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

              50 with C Kane and his sidekick Reggie to come

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Very nice, miles better than me

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

              Who's the VC on?

              On net 40 with Kane(C), Emi and a very unlikely Son.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Veltman, hoping for a no show

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

              47 with Kane, Loris, Watkins and Traore left.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Flying, wow, I am doing horribly

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

              44 with son, Martinez and Kane c to play.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I’m logging off now

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

              Similar 29 points drops me from 360k to 367K. Kane (C), Son, Martinez and Elmo to go.

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

              Back down to 29

              Kane C
              Bale
              Son
              Konsa
              Martinez

              I planned really well for this week didn't I 🙂

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

                Oh missed out Watkins there

                Think that may put me on wanting a 1-0 with Watkins scoring

            8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              48 with kane cap and Martinez

            9. Jurgen Flopp
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              71 with 4 to go. Captain played.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Lol wtf, these scores are amazing

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

                Whoah

                Well played. That's going to be quite the GWR provided Kane is quiet.

              3. Jurgen Flopp
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Trossard (c)

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

                Nice score for a non-FH

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

              67-4, Martinez, Kane and Bale.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                30 ahead of some free hitters in my ml

            11. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              19.

              Took a -8.

              Kane (C), Lucas Moura, El Ghazi and Martinez to play.

              Not expecting much tbh.

            12. lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              43 with Cane, Bale and Reguillon to go. I see that I easily could have done nettet, but I picked the team I believed in the most. Still fairly happy, but not thrilled

            13. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              39 with (K)ane, Emi, Watts & Son*

            14. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              12 with 4 to play.

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

                21. Down from 600th to 1.6k.

                Could be a season defining week. Almost used wildcard and wish I did now.

                1. Esalman
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Went from 400k to 130k after gw26 WC. Already back to 300k. Was too passive, should've used FT to bring in BHA def and WHM forwards.

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

            Glory? Glory? Man United?

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

            Either way Southampton facing a side that beat them 9-0 in the semis

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

              Who hasn’t at this point?

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

            Bruno ready to tidy up the mess again

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

              The Portuguese Womble.

          • Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Getting close to team line up, moved on desktop PC.

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

            Vardy is finished.

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              What a miss, unbelievable

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

              After a rest in international break he will be back to his usual goalscoring self

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

            Any reliable source about bale benching?
            Can’t really see him being benched unless mou is trying to push himself out of the club tbh

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

              9 minutes and all this shiite will be put to bed.

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Martial is very poor. United making four subs.

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

              Biggest diver in the league

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

            Bruno blocks Lingard points 🙁

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              I've got Bruno off the bench for Grealish

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                And Cancelo off the bench for Bale

          • Hazz
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Lmao Bale benched. Oh well!

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

              Is he even in the squad ??

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

            This is why I'm glad they can only make 3 subs in the premier-league.

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Bale not in the squad?

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

              Light nights still on the course

            2. Party time
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Probably injured again

            3. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Rival has Grealish and Son on FH and....

              Trossard first sub!

              Gulp

            4. Party time
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Bale benched.
                Get innn

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

                  Super sub time

              • Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I'll take 30 mins from Bale over 0 from Son. If Son is out that is!

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

                  he's out, posted this earlier

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

                Auba over Bale was a 2 point gain afterall. Winning!

              • Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Hope spurs lose 8 0 and Jose gets sacked

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

                  100% agree ......man is a c..t

              • Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                No Son according to Rockstar 🙁

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

                  Unless he's being cryptic and saying he starts 😆

                  1. Party time
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Benched Son for Bruno 🙁

                  2. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    I'm reading that as Son starts

                  3. Party time
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Heck

                  4. djman102
                    • 12 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Looking like a useless -4 Salah to Bale now. Hopefully a Salah-esque brace off the bench.