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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Ant Man!

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Souceck goal, ant assist

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Tonio G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Souchek G

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Booya!

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Finally COUFAL!!!!

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Soucek g Antonio a

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Sorry pal

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Imma report you

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      lol

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Unlucky, Ant A Sou G

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Coufal is a myth

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Souceck goal get in

  6. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek and Lingard double up!

  7. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Arsenal are just a mid table team.

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Souceck G
    Antonio A

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Fpl given goal to Antonio ?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Wrong even Antonio pointed at Soucek

  9. Ninja Škrtel
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    lingard captain :)))

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Don’t know how to feel with just Antonio

  11. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek nick the goal?

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

    Soucek! OMFG! Legend

  13. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Cresswell, Soucek and Antonio - loving it right now! Have all 3!!!

  14. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    One more Coufal!! Lets go

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      He got nowt.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Look above unlucky

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Dayyum

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

    Lingard + Antonio 😎
    Not so fussed about no Brighton joy yesterday now. Just hoping for a Arsenal consolation goal to kill that Cresswell cs

  16. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek you fail skank

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Souceek!!!

  18. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Coufal assist robbed damn

  19. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Oh my god are you kidding me how unlucky for us Coufal owners FFS this game is a joke

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      Was it Coufal assist?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        No, Soucek 'touched' it on way in so his goal and Antonio assist, absolute joke

  20. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    What a gameweek this is! Took a hit for Antonio(c) and JLingz

    1. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      That’s a ballsy (c), nice one!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks! Fancied an Arsenal hangover from Thursday.

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

    Oh my days, it just doesn't get any better than that for me!!!

    Antonio, Soucek owners :O

  22. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Shouldve pulled the trigger on Son to Lingard dayyymm

  23. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Westham party

  24. The Sociologist
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    As an Arsenal fan, I had 100% faith in the -8 to bring in Cresswell, Antonio, and Lingard this week. That is a sad state of affairs.

  25. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek?

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 days ago

      looks like

  26. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    any chance Kane or Bale no-shows so I can get Antonio off my bench?

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

    This is a 5/6 niler

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    F off Soucek stealing that goal

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Antonio, what a legend.

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

      Not in my wildest dreams could I imagine he would get 2 assists from this game and now Lacca has wiped the CS I'm in absolute heaven!!!

  30. JustPark
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 days ago

    Man United wasted Lingardinho!!