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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. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Rockstar is now more like a tribute band...

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Deadline being moved so FPL players could not take advantage of team leaks was a positive move IMO. I say that as someone who benefitted from those early team leaks.

  2. Kane and Ablett
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Kane rested! WTF!

    1. tbos83
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Scenes if this is real

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      BAN. Stupid comment if unconfirmed.

  3. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Also...

    Bale hat trick against Newcastle coming up very soon now!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Nice

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      If he’s survives the international break.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      followed by Auba hattie against Sheffield Utd in GW31. Operation target Newcastle and Sheffield Utd working out perfectly.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        Not sure i can keep Auba after today.

        Straight to KDB maybe although that blank is a worry

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Jose actually sticking to his post-game words...

    Bale not starting as he hinted.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Trossard first sub... hhhhh

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        Ugh. Just accept he’ll appear, unless Spurs are safe, surely not...

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Preparing myself for SCENES

  6. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Sceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenes in 60...59...58.....

  7. Party time
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Alli

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    And Here. We. Go...

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    30 29 28 27

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      😆

  10. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    3,2,1...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Zero!

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        lol - Good call on the countdown 🙂

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

    Team to face Tottenham: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, Sanson, McGinn, Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet.

    Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Nakamba, Barkley, El Ghazi, Engels, El Mohamady, Davis, Ramsey.

    TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS

    Team to face Aston Villa: Lloris, Tanganga. Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndomebele, Vinicius, Kane.

    Subs: Hart, Bale, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Bergwijn, Davies, Scarlett, Devine.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      No Grealish and Bale benched. Damn! (don't own either).

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      The leak earlier today was correct?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        Almost

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Moura?

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      11th spurs starter ? Moura im guessing

      Sky almost always F up

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        Yes Moura

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Am I going to look really smart having got Bale in last week? One point and really essential team value gain ahead of the pack 🙂

  13. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Son doesnt start!

    1. Party time
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Yikes

  14. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Why are you guys surprised Son is out entirely? He's not bloody Deadpool, was badly injured.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      It was the wankery with the United game earlier in the season

  15. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Kane starts , bale benched

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Watch that average sky rocket now with no Son

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    YES!!! Lingard in for Grealish! Phew

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Was always gonna be that though?

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        Also why on earth would you start Grealish ahead of Lingard?!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 hours ago

          I've been wondering that myself since 18:30 on Friday

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      What were you worried about?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        The official news was he was facing a late fitness test, I felt there was a chance he would play (hence why I started him on my FH team)

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Nice one. I’m happy with my 5 points from lookman.

      90 points Kane to play.

      I want the century but every point of his hurts my rank....

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        WOW!!!

  18. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Elmo starts for Villa...my ultimate differential

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      On bench

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      or not 🙁

  19. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Lol rival called Bale

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      did he answer ?

  20. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Great FA cup draw.

    We can revenge the first 9-0 v Leicester then beat Chelsea in the final

  21. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    No Grealish no Son no Bale
    Rival gets 15 off bench and Bale nightmare for me

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Sterling > bale a total chump move from me

    You stupid, moronic potato head

  23. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Traore starting is huge for me

  24. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Vini to grab 2 goals

  25. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Bale.... smh

  26. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    - I have no Brighton (bar Burn, sic!)
    - I have no WHU
    - I bought Bale for BGW29
    - FML...

  27. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Glad I only took a -2 to get Bale in

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      -3 now.

  28. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    I spent 8 pts to get Auba and Bale

    Jesus

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Silly that no game for Jesus

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Actual Spurs ITK, lineup was ridiculous but correct.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 20 hours ago

      Didn’t they have Lucas for lo celso?

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 hours ago

        BBC has Lucas?

  30. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 hours ago

    Soucek out scoring Bale, peace is restored