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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. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    2 goals for West Ham in 17 minutes means 10 goals in 90 minutes no?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Sounds about right

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Lingard (c) - my boy !!!!

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Well done - switched out of it.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Played FH this week so decided to have a little fun.

        Thanks.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Couldn't see more than I goal for WH in this one so decided it was pointless.

          Whoops 🙂

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nice one!
      Kane captain, have lingard

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Didn't include Kane at all, very nervous about later.

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Ling already got goal an assist in the bag, still over hour to go to,

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Might bench Dcl instead of Lingardinho next gw.

    1. TheBiffas
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Same

      • HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Fur sure

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard raph gundo, add jota to that, few quid in the bank !

      1. Fantabulous KdB
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Add Mount or Saka and its 5 mids

    3. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard really is proving a lot of doubters wrong, including myself. I think he can do worse than secure a permanent move from United > West Ham. Fair play Jese.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I hope you’re now right that Grealish doesn’t show!

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Grealish not playing again this season

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Eh?

        2. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Haha i didn’t mean to come off as rude pal. I meant it that Grealish is almost a certain no show. You’re good IMO

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            The real question is why you would start Grealish vs. Spurs over an in-form Lingard 😉

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I know, stupid rushed decision in my 5 minute made FH team

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            I hope so! Feels like he’s so important to that team that he could be risked even if not fully fit

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      For being a striker, Antonio doesnt spend much time in the 16m box.

    5. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I will never stop saying this. Arsenal sold the wrong goalkeeper

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Leno is a great keeper, but does increasingly look an error

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Leno has been very good this season

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Dosen't really do clean sheets do

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            More to do with the rest of the defense I think

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          No he hasn't. He's been average at best.

      3. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Looks a poorer decision by the week

      4. Effe
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        They always do: Fabianski, Szczesny, Martinez, the list goes on...

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Johnson fodder means I’m now stuck with 3 WHU (Antonio & Cresswell) and can’t get JLingz in directly at least until WC! Dammit!

    7. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      I’m feeling less smug with Trossard (c), but happy to also have lingard.

      Less happy with Tierney and lacazette at the moment!

    8. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Get in Lingard. Wish I was brave enough to captain him

      Also should have gone with my hunch and ignore Arsenal completely on FH. That would have put Antonio and Bamford in first 11, but you can't have them all.

      I am happy

      You?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Mate, Arsenal too inconsistent to rely for such an important chip like FH

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I had important projects can't spend time on tinkering like in the past. I might take a break next year. If I had more time probably would have forget about Arsenal. I thought West Ham will win and somehow ended hedging my bets

          1. The Red Devil
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Ah, fair enough, I just meant overall, Arsenal could beat city one game & then lose to Burnley next game

      2. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Should have, could have, would have. I chose Trossard over Lingard as I have Antonio, long way for me to feel happy ha

    9. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lord lingard on his way to match Trossard returns in mere 20 minutes, Lord lingard for a reason!
      (Kudos to those who got both on FH)

    10. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      This gw was suppose to be very dull...lol.

      Should have fh after all.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Feeling similar. GW33 better be a goal fest

    11. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Just look how close Brewster came to finally scoring.

      https://streamable.com/oinl7k

    12. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Xakha has so many bad passes

    13. Agger
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      76 points with 60 minutes of Lingard, Antonio and Cresswell to come and Martinez.

      Is that any good?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Nice joke

      2. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Fantastic first two posts!

      3. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Average for a non-FH team I thnk.

      4. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        2 posts in a month - both bragging

        No that’s not good

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        yawn

      6. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        average on here

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

        Two posts this year, must try harder 🙂

      8. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        *74 with 60 mins of lingard, lacazette and Tierney to come

      9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Soucek og

    14. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Leaving FPL aside I’m really happy for Lingard. Showing just how good a player he is this last wee while.

    15. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Lingard bro relax, my rank is dropping

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

        You have Trossard?

        1. Jon Snow
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I don't, only have Antonio and didn't want to take a hit on a potentially low scoring week

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

            🙁

    16. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Antonio doesn't play up front anymore does he?

    17. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      any goss on son ? lingard first on my bench ...

      1. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Luke?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          nope

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Must be Matt then

    18. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Rank down almost 20k and dropping fast. Need those Spurs boys to show up.

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Spurs often let down.

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

      Was debating Leno vs Mendy for goalie after WC. Debate over.

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

        🙂

    20. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      FPL is a funny old game. My absolute hatred of lingard made me refuse to get him in. I knew this would happen

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

        Why do you hate him?

        1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          His stupid dancing every time he scored against us. He’s so annoying

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

            Its just a celebration. Let the kid have some fun.

            1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              He’s nearly 30

      2. Tango74
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Why do u hate Lingard ?

          1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            See above. Also has acted like he’s prime Messi for years and been crap. Making him being good now even more painful

            1. Hooky
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              He might actually sell some of his JLingz clothing now that he's not being so rubbish. He does have a very annoying face

              1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Thank you, I’m not alone. Appears I am alone in not owning him but it’s a hill I’m willing to die on.

                1. Hooky
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  I'm the same with Vardy. Never owned him, even when they won the league!

                  1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Ha! I respect a man of principle. Some things are bigger than FPL

      3. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Happy I didn't bring in a Arsenal defender for this horsesh*t GW at least. But regret not putting C on Lingard, only VC.

      4. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Any chance Bale and Kane to be rested?

        1. Milkman Bruno
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Benched Lingard?

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Antonio not Lingard. Lingards starts for sure

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Almost 0. Sorry your Lingard points are gonna stay benched...

          • Effe
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            No

          • Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            You got Bamford or Trossard on our bench perhaps?

          • Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Doubt it. They need top four now they’re out of the Europa.

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Any word on Son's fitness today?

        3. Richarlidad
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Always feels better when you're rewarded for making brave calls. Just need a Kane 2 pointer now so that Trossard and Lingard captainers get the full benefits.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Kane hattrick and they’ll have made a mistake

            1. Richarlidad
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              You're a genius.

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              oh yes that's likely to happen with Son out against that Villa defence.

        4. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Lingard VC any chance Kane doesn't play!

          Really tho ... Any news on Son?

        5. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          It's just been one of those seasons for me. Can't get anything right. One last chance on my GW31 WC to fix things...

        6. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Spurs current situation is pretty bad, but arsenal aren't exactly covering themselves in glory are they?

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Arsenal has been like this since before Wenger left.. Nothing new here.

        7. CloudSky
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Chambers gonna get pneumonia the way they are running past him.