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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Moyes reversing a huge claret and blue bus into position now

  2. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lingard (C) dreamland!!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Group hug

    2. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      My VC w/ Kane capper. Good bold decision mate

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'm similar with Kane(c) Tross(vc). It'd be nice if Harry had a nice long rest today

  3. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Jessie el capitanooooo

  4. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    All popular captain differentials returning so far

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      0/

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        You don't need to raise your hand this is a internet forum

  5. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Arsenal this Arsenal that.
    🙄

  6. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone with Lingard and Trossard staying on bench?

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lingz matches Trossard in 16 minutes 🙂

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      All my agony from yesterday wiped

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    JLingz an absolute beast. Why oh why didn’t I ditch Son or Gundo for him!! Ah well.

    Cmon Cress and Antonio!!!!

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I was feeling really iffy for selling Gundo for Jessie. Feel much better now!

    2. G-Whizz
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Ditched Gundo for him on my Wildcard, just think he's at least guaranteed more minutes, plays in 33 and the fixtures aren't that bad imo tbh...

  9. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    God knows my Arsenal sold Martinez..

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lingard 🙄

    1. Tango74
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Was brave to capt Lingard

        Don’t cAre about Kane now

        Come on lacca

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

      Come on you Irons..

      1. Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I quite like the band celebration

    3. Drogo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      6 players on pitch, 0 goals 0 assists 0 cleansheets.

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Damn.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Wow

      3. Drogo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Better now! Lacazette captain and Soucek

        1. Drogo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          LOL, nevermind! Changed to own goal for Soucek! Fml!

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Horrific.

      Leno over Martinez looking a more shocking decision by the week.

      1. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Mad decision.

    5. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Now for Villa to rip Spurs a new one.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes please

    6. djman102
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Just tuning in...yes, Lingard(c)!!!

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lingard goal and assist, I take that!

    8. Says
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      WHM need to slow down, the bubble machine can't keep up!

    9. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bottled son to lingard ffs

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I have Lingard on bench lol.
        Need Grealish or Bale no show, hopefully with International break coming up Grealish misses out

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I think Grealish doesn't play mate you will be okay

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Praying lol

    10. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      JLINGZ TO THE MOOOOOOOOOON LET'S GO

    11. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Unreal. Lingard killing my season.

    12. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lingard for Ballon d'Or

    13. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Who’s riding the Lingz Captain train today?

      0/

    14. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Dunk, Raphinha, Lingard & Antonio on FH!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bamford too but already had him

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Did you live up to your name?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yes mate, wasn’t convinced though, so if I’m in doubt I just go Kane anyway

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I got all those plus Tross but Raph first sub and didn't pick Bamford. Doh!!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Trossard great pick!

    15. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I capped Kane for safety. At least I got Lingz.

      1. gogs67
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I had lingard captain until 6.29 on Friday, bottled it for Kane last minute lol

          1. Guba
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Yep same thing for me. Still feel it was probably the right call with his EO and every team in my mini league with captain Kane to safeguard but still feels a kicker!

      2. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        The Jessiah is only warming up.

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Souceck to lingard was a move not many would have made but it would have been well worth it even for a hit a couple of weeks ago, good lesson to be learnt in that for me!

        1. Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Salah to Lindgard is already paying off

      4. Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Beautiful JL, but still need a goal Mr Auba

      5. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        So basically a free hit team this week would have smashed it.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Not so sure, many went dunk and Leeds defenders + left out bam

          The ones in my ml are doing ok but only a 20-30 point gain at most SO FAR

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        My season ends today. Was somewhat fun while it lasted.

      7. Ch0udini
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Sanchez and Lingard for -8 paid off better than expected.