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

    Anyone with Lingz, Soucek & Antonio?

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

      Lingz (C) + Antonio + Auba. An auba goal to wipe the cleanie would be amazing

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same 3 here but armband on Antonio. Wouldn’t mind a penalty for either side 🙂

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

      No Soucek 🙁

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

      No Cresswell instead of Soucek

    4. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      JLingz, Antonio and Creswell.

      And there goes his clean sheet 🙁

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

    Glad I didn’t by Auba, Tierney and Lacazette and play my FH chip

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah they were terrible punt in hindsight. I got Auba and Tierney and I am fuming

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

    Make it stop

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

      Why is this happening so often? New Players Or manager needed?

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

        Both, but predominantly it's the manager.

        Arteta isn't experienced nor good enough to fix this squad.

        Showed up at West Ham with a defensive line up. Down 3-0 now, made no real changes.

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

    I really didn’t see this arsenal performance coming

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

      Didn't see BRI scoring 3 either - just that kinda weekend

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone has Time Machine to bench my Arsenal assets..?

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

      Poor FH im afraid. Bamford + Antonio bench is just weird

  6. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    FPL towers need to correct their data - it is not Antonio but Soucek who got the third!!

  7. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Looked offside no?

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

      No he was onside

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

      Onside

  8. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Leno couldn't distribute a pizza between 2 people, get this mug out of my club

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think arteta out first for selling lord emi

    2. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Hard to believe they sold Martinez, especially as he done well when he played

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

      burnd pizza is the worst

  9. ivantys
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Soucek pulled a Lamela and stole the goal from Antonio lol

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Soucek owners lucky as always

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

        Got to be in there to get the touch, he’s still in the box all the time, sometimes he gets lucky sometime he doesn’t

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

        Not all all - it's your fault for not owning him (and I haven't got him either).

      3. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you FPL towers, that was quick!

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

      Soucek goal not Antonio

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

      Soucek owners so damn lucky ffs

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

        See above

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

          I mean lucky in this instance to get that goal. Not lucky overall.

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

        We have been saying that all season long.

    • Straight Edge
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Let my boy Cresswell get some of that action

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Innit

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Grealish over a third West Ham player to spread players around is looking bad haha

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

          Grealish ain’t in the squad

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ist not really unlucky cause without Soucek the header was going wide...

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

          Get those glasses fixed

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Antonio 3 baps so far

        1. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Not when he loses the goal

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            He just did lol. 2 baps now

        2. Tango74
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Back to Lingard 3bps

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

          Lol, smile Moyesy!

        4. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Soucek luckily not in offside

        5. doher.ty
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Missed the deadline with 2ft with plans to bring in Jlingz for Barners. This is very painful!

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

            Feeling better about that Bamford to Antonio move a couple of weeks back now. Up a point 🙂

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

            Cresswell A Antonio G needed now

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I am properly cursed

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Surely they should give that
            Antonio G
            Coufal A

            1. doher.ty
                3 months, 5 days ago

                It wasn't though - Clearly came off Soucek

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

                Watch the replay again mate

            2. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              It's ridiculous to credit Soucek with that goal...

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

                Not at all if he got a touch on it. He was just ridiculously lucky to

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

              Antonio 1st on bench and played Lacazette and Odegaard .... hope Bale gets a rest 🙁

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

              Wow ARS sleeping

            5. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Coufal....so unlucky

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

                yea annoying as doubt he'll get a chance of any other points now.

            6. Bob_the_builder
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Lingard (c) does soften the blow of going with Auba/Laca and leaving Trossard at 1st bench.

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

                ouch. lingard captain great call though

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

              Could be teams getting triple digits this blank week

            8. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              WHU CS gone