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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. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    This will test the integrity of FPL because that's clearly going wide but Soucek is very highly owned.

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

    Soucek OG, now FPL do the right thing and deduct points

  3. ivantys
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Soucek stole goals from both ends lol

    • TheBiffas
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Arsenal bound to pull one back surely. Please make it auba

        1. TheBiffas
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Ah, never mind

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

          Is it -2 for own goal?

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Does it matter? Not a chance in hell they're going to give it. He's too popular a pick.

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

              It's a clear o.g, if course they'll give it

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Agreed.. baltently obvious, will be given as an og

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

              Why wouldn't they give it as OG?

              1. Sco
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Have you seen some of the decisions they've given over the years? They awarded John Terry a goal against Everton years ago when replays showed he never even touched it at all but he was the highest owned defender at the time.

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Clear Og and given.

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

                      I don't believe it!!! :O

                      Wow!!! OG for real :O

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

            Cresswell Cleanie gone too

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

            That is an own goal for sure. Was easily going wide.

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

            That one was obvious wide so it's soucek og laca assist

            1. Ejaaz11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah I have laca(C) but that is an own goal

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

            This should be Soucek's own goal

          6. Kun Tozser
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Anyone on 100 yet?

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

            Saka really should score

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

            Creswell going backwards vs Saka

          9. Tango74
              4 months, 13 days ago

              People thought this would be a crap low scoring BGW

              I’ve made my best decision this week

              Oh well back to my rubbish choices next week

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

              Honestly the only man worthy of wearing the shirt right now. Of course he's the one to pull a goal back absolute legend

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

                Didn’t know you were such a fan of Soucek

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

              Saka should score there

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

              Jesus how open is this now

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

              Was clearly going in off the post 😉

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

                Shut the front door.

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

              Cresswell is massively overdue a goal

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

              That was going wide for sure..

            • AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Own goal for sure

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

              Fpl gives the goal to lacazette

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

                well deserved

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

                OG will show on replays!

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

                Will change according to what Opta say

            • DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              looks like soucek will be on an OG to go with his goal

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

              First time owning Cresswell is he actually playing today???

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

                Far tooo slow

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

              Things really going my way so far today - expecting huge backlash with Kane(c) to restore the universal entropy balance

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

                Harry abhors entropy - he'll do sod all. [Kane(c)]

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

              Been given on betting sites and fantasy football as lacazette goal

              1. In Bale We Trust
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                It’ll be changed. That shot was clearly going off target

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

              Antonio hattrick of assists needed. Assist Aaron my boy

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

              People saying this would be a low scoring gw 😀

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Wow - great minds and all that - see below

            • Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Who said GW 29 fixtures were uninspiring. 😀

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

              Let’s not punish soucek owners

              Lacazette deserved the goal

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

              Commentator just said OG soucek

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

                Correct

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

                Seen the angle, it clearly is.
                Hope it gets updated.