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

    Saka is not a clinical player

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

    Don’t want half time to come. Great game!

  3. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    FPL towers bottle merchants

    1. G-Whizz
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Spoke too soon?

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

    Have Lingard and Cresswell but no Soucek or Antonio. It started off so well. Can never be all good can it!

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

    OG confirmed

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Boo

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Great

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

      Not on Fpl yet

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

      By who? The ticket conductor?

      1. CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        After review, the Goal Accreditation Panel have credited Arsenal’s first goal as a Tomas Soucek own goal

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

          nice

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

    Let's go Auba!

    1. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A brace from Auba would make up for a lot of sins this year....

  7. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lingard check
      Antonio check
      Lacazette check
      Aubameyang my boy your up

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Free hitters heaven isn't it

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

        Yeah - I cannot understand it ... totally out of kilter with the rest of the season

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

        It surely is.

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

        Not for those with Dallas, Areola, Lascelles, Burn, Wilson and Auba

      4. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I disagree, although some FHitters will have had some success I didn't FH and with only 9 outfield players, currently sitting on 60 points with Lloris and Kane to come...

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          If I still had FH left I would surely end up with Raphinha, Bamford, Dunk, Veltman, Trossard, Lingard and Antonio. I think they were quite otpimal choices on FH. And all of them returned.

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Errr. Fpl towers sort that own goal out pronto.

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      This is farce if FPL don't give that as Soucek own goal.

    • Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What a FH!
      Only really regretting punting on Areola over Lloris.

      Areola
      Dallas - Dunk - Veltman
      Bale - Lingard - Trossard (C) - Raphinha
      Kane - Antonio - Lacazette

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

        Massive, well done!

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

        Very close to mine as well 77 points with 2 to come and second half

      3. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Here’s mine

          Sanchez
          Dallas, Veltman, Dunk
          Auba, Lingard, Bale, Raphina
          Kane, Lacazette, Antonio

          Only Dallas blank so far

        • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Fantastic!

      4. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        surely if it's a soucek G it's a soucek OG?

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

        Soucek OG confirmed

      6. Samwise the Brave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Shocked that's not an og it's clearly going wide.

        1. TheBiffas
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Confirmed now i think

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

          That needs to be a Soucek own goal to redress the balance

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Any auba cappers here? 🙁

        3. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          FFS give em 5 mins at HT !

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

            This haha, it’s like with Bruno last week it took them a while to remove his assist.

            Thought tbf they should only add scorers/assists once fully confirmed who it is

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

              This. I don't see the need to assign the points and goals within milliseconds of the ball hitting the net.
              Wait a minute, and get it correct.

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

                Completely agree, it’s better that way for keen owners as well as non owners!

              2. G-Whizz
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Totally agree...

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

            Didn’t expect so many goals
            Must be the Villa game that’s 0 - 0 !

        4. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Fell asleep and missed the entire first half! Nice waking up to a Lingard goal and assist but can't believe I've missed this haha

        5. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          OG now confirmed.

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

            This, wake up FPL towers

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

          Soucek on a hatty.

          1. Life_Ban
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Lifetime ban if untrue

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

            FH29 people have really won here.

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

              Not all of them 🙂

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

                If not, they should learn why not.

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

              No FH here and currently on 50 (-4) with 4 players also in this evening's game

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

              Some non-FH29 players are doing well too.

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

              True, but I don't regret my FH use in gw18.

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

                Bit me badly with the late fixtures. Complete waste

          3. Plagued by indecision
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Tried to be clever with Odegaard pick.

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

            Where were the goals when I free hitted 😀

          5. Tango74
              3 months, 5 days ago

              To template is now?

              Bruno, trossardnaldo,Gundogan, raphadhino, jota

              Kane/vardy

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

                Not Bruno

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Bandwagon template you mean?

                1. Tango74
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Yeah lol

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

                  What is Vardy doing there?

                  City and West Ham in next two.

                3. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Lingard returned well today so he becomes template such are the rules.

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    😆

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

                    Every reason for Lingard to be template anyway really.

              3. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Callum chambers owners in tears

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

                    Only those peeling onions.

                • Lubic87
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Benched Lingard and Bamford. Played Cresswell. Rivals did the opposite. Properly ballsed up this FH.

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

                    The odds were kinda against you on that decision :/

                • Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  A Soucek goal with Coufal assist would be just magic now.

                  1. Effe
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Yes I would love that

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

                  Well, this is how the low scoring BGW looks like! 😛

                • Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Why hasn’t fpl site updated the og yet?

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

                    They will have to as official announcements have been updated

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

                    FPL Staff having orange slices at HT.

                    1. Forever In Our Shadow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Lol

                • Joburger
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Any chance of Son playing tonight?

                • Firmino
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Safe to say playing FH in GW18 was a mistake.