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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. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Not having Lingard and Tossard has killed my rank

    1. Tango74
        4 months, 14 days ago

        That’s me in the other 28GW, back to normal for me next week

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Lingard, yes. trossard only owned by about 10%.

        1. Tango74
            4 months, 14 days ago

            This is my only week where I can pipe up

            Trossard,Lingard (c)and laca IN

            Back to crap

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I will take the Lookman 5

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Snap. But I do think spurs are here for the taking

      • djman102
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Bale can still come on and do some damage, plus I also got him for Newcastle.

        It's the hope that kills you.

      • Tango74
          4 months, 14 days ago

          And people who want they bench to blank and laughed at me

          This is why it’s good to have a scoring bench !

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Kane blank today?

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            God I hope so

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          An Emi special would be sweet here. Kane captain will barely make any ground even if he hauls.

        • EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon and Reguilon. Now or never Ollie!

          1. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            This. Would be nice to see he pulls off another "Liverpool" game tonight 😀

        • TyroneGAA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Thoughts on bale coming on

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Think he will.

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            If they’re winning, nah.

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Almost certainly

            1. TyroneGAA
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Hope your wrong

        • Kane and Ablett
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Jose wants his payout this summer he’s gone into self destruct mode !

            1. Tango74
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Why did you say Kane benched ??

              • #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Lost all credibility with your Kane post

              • Kane and Ablett
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  I couldn’t resist .... the twenty minutes on here before teams are announced is magical

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Bye bye Laca's 11 and Trossard's 15 on the bench!

                1. Kane and Ablett
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Ouch

                2. AC Yew
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Veltman furst on bench. Hope Bale doesnt sub!

                3. Mweene
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  This is where my season falls apart. Well it was fun while it lasted...

                4. Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Got Bale for a hit 🙁 Hope he gets something

                5. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  Lineup - A Villa starting line-up: Emiliano Martínez, Matthew Cash, Matt Targett, Douglas Luiz, Ezri Konsa Ngoyo, Tyrone Mings, Morgan Sanson, John McGinn, Ollie Watkins, Bertrand Traoré, Trézéguet.
                  Substitutes: Ahmed El Mohamady, Jacob Ramsey, Anwar El Ghazi, Ross Barkley, Marvelous Nakamba, Neil Taylor, Keinan Davis

                  Lineup - Spurs starting line-up: Hugo Lloris, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilón, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Joe Rodon, Davinson Sánchez, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane, Carlos Vinícius, Giovani Lo Celso.
                  Substitutes: Dane Scarlett, Gareth Bale, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Alfie Devine

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Wow, a whole page after teams have already been posted and you Green flag it.

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      OmG!!!

                    2. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      You want me to Sticky a wrong lineup?

                      Geez...

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        4 months, 14 days ago

                        Fair point, my apologies.

                        You should try the same?

                    3. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      It is because the earlier posted lineup only had 10 players in the Spurs' starting XI.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 14 days ago

                        Nobody has Lucas anyway 😉

                    4. ZimZalabim
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      at least this one has 11 starters for Spurs

                6. Milkman Bruno
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Fred f***s a 4v3. He has been awful

                    1. Nomar
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      He sucks

                  • Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Nervous times for Bale cappers!

                    1. Mario Balofail
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Been there:)

                  • TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Smith is just so so bad around Grealish isn’t he - bet Grealish isn’t back this season

                  • Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Nacho is essential.

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      He looks unstoppable. How are they going to fit Barnes and Maddi into this team?!

                  • MMN
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Ahhh Bale over Lingard really not turned out well ...

                  • G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    OMG! I transferred in Ihenacho and Raphina this week in Dreamteam 😆

                  • GE
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Bale and Auba in went great...

                    1. The Ilfordian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Bad luck. I was going to do the same and just calculated I’d be on 12 (-12) with Reg and Marti (and Bale) to play if I’d have chose not to FH

                  • Jebiga
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Ihenacho can't stop

                  • Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 14 days ago

                    Rancid game week, bale to come on and get a cameo as my captain and block veltman vc, onto the next

                  • Tango74
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      So it’s Lingard and inneacho bandwagon now

                    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Come on Mou:(

                    • Nomar
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Ihenacho essential!

                    • Gabhini Gupini
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      I have wc, bb and fh. I dunno when to use them systematically for my advantage.

                      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 14 days ago

                        About a month ago

                    • SADIO SANÉ
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Raphinha autosub ayoooo - Bale though 🙁

                    • diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Would be harsh if Rodgers drops Iheanacho after his recent performances.

                    • Bookkeeper
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 14 days ago

                      Dean Henderson is junk