Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships, monthly subscriptions and a FREE trial are all now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

2,005 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Soucek stole my Coufal assist

  2. Party time
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Points for everyone

    • son of city
        4 months, 13 days ago

        have Aubameyang and cresswell what should I hope for?

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

          Attacking returns from both

      • 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Yes. Wipes that CS

      • Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        When did WH last finish above Arsenal ?

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Arsenal playing in slow motion, like they have no game plan whatsoever...

      • Tango74
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Lacca punt wahoo

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

          Lacazette you beauty.

          1. doher.ty
              4 months, 13 days ago

              OG Soucek

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Who said it would be low scoring week. Lol

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

            Soucek OG

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Goal - Goal! Scored by Alexandre Lacazette, assisted by Calum Chambers

          4. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            D'oh!

          5. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yea! Wipe that West Ham cleanie

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

            Get in Laca!

          7. PP6
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            LACCCAAA

          8. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Booo

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

            Came off Laca arm?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Thifh

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

              Looks like Souchek OG

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

            Soucek with another goal

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Goal - Goal! Scored by Alexandre Lacazette, assisted by Calum Chambers

          11. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Soucek own goal would be great.

          12. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            This is turning into a horror show for non free hitters

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Speak for yourself mate, doing alright here

          13. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            FFS Aubamayang, god I hate this game

          14. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            100% OG by soucek

          15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Soucek OG will be confirmed

          16. Torres76
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Own goal

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Goal - Goal! Scored by Alexandre Lacazette, assisted by Calum Chambers

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

            Oh F off. Cresswell crap pick so far this week

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

            Soucek giveth
            Soucek taketh

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

              Soucek also taketh from Coufal owners

          19. noone
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            As a Coufal owner, I feel robbed

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

            Souček og that one, Laca a.

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

            Bye bye Cresswell cleanie!!!! 🙂

          22. Parsnips
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Laca let’s go. Punt paying off

              1. Shteve
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                He'll get the assist

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

              And they said the games this GW would be low scoring...