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Lingard and Bowen lead West Ham line as Masuaku misses out with late injury

Fantasy Premier League managers have their eye on Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.0m) as West Ham visit Newcastle on Saturday lunch-time.

The Magpies have conceded at least twice in nine of their last 14 Premier League matches while David Moyes’ men are in a rich goal-scoring form.

With Michail Antonio (£6.5m) still out injured, Lingard and Bowen are tasked with leading the West Ham line as out-of-position forwards again, just as they did against Leicester.

Pablo Fornals (£5.8m) supports the pairing from a number 10 role with Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) and Mark Noble (£4.5m) occupying more traditional central midfield stations.

Moyes has gone with wing-backs again today although has been forced into a late change following an injury to Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m) who joins Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m) on the sidelines.

Budget option Ben Johnson (£3.9m) comes into the team to operate as a left wing-back on the opposite flank to Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) who has assisted in each of his last two Premier League matches.

Angelo Ogbonna (£4.7m), Issa Diop (£4.3m) and Craig Dawson (£4.5m) are the back-three today, spared having to face Callum Wilson (£6.5m) for 90 minutes.

The former Bournemouth forward, who has an admirable scoring record against West Ham, is named on the bench for the second week running following his recent hamstring injury.

Joelinton (£5.7m) spearheads the Newcastle attack this afternoon with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) either side of him.

Double Gameweek 32 Line-ups

Newcastle United XI (3-4-3): Dubravka; Dummett, Clark, Fernández; Ritchie, Shelvey, S Longstaff, Murphy; Almirón, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

West Ham United XI (3-4-1-2): Fabianski; Ogbonna, Diop, Dawson; Johnson, Soucek, Noble, Coufal; Fornals; Lingard, Bowen.

Double Gameweek 32 so far…

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533 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jacktastic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    B

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ball

      • Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Beyonce?

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Regret benching Coufal for Cancelo now, on a plus note I have joined the Lingard train

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Same

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Went Masuaku on WC.

      3. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone else not on the Lingard train?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Moo o/

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No. You are the only one. We are all crusing along with our partyhats on.

          1. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Good god. I am hoping for an early derailment - with no major injuries obviously!

        3. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes! Chooo chooooo !!!!

          • Silver_and_Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I’ve missed his hauls unfortunately. Decided not to jump the train now. Maddison is my pick now.

          • el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yes, Ole "the strict father" Solskjear.

        4. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Why almost no Italien players in PL clubs?

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Also. There are no gay footballers either. What about that huh?

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                That is of course i correct.

                1. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Not correct...

            • Ian Davis
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Very few Italian players outside of Italy..

            • Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              They don’t want to live away from their mothers.

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Hehe, yes must be the correct anwser

          2. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Off the top of your head, without looking, how did the game between Everton and Villa earlier this season go?

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              They haven't played each other yet

            2. KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Youre really drilling it in mate arent you

            3. KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Those who triple capped Kane.

                Would you call it a success?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Yes

                2. BrooksWasHere
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Personally yeah - I’ve had triple captain blanks before... this is better.

                  1. KAALI_DAAL
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Ive never had a triple captain blank before.

                  2. Silver_and_Gold
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Definitely yes. Would be great, if he features against Southampton...

                  3. Ian Davis
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Bittersweet success. Could’ve been 70+ quite easily..

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Dont be so greedy man

                    2. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Well, I captained Son. That didn’t work out. Praying for a goal next game.

                      1. KAALI_DAAL
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          The oversmart ones are behind the couch.

                      2. BERGKOP
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Yes

                      3. tisza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Pretty sure Michael Keane has him as TC - only explanation for last night

                      4. HashAttack
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Already beaten Bamford and Kane's 8 point dgws earlier in the season, so yes

                      5. Werner Brothers
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Double digit point for captaincy is always a success... Let alone TC.

                        SOU fix now is a bonus we're hoping for.

                    3. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      RE: Article title, Masuaku was not the lte injury.

                      He got a knock at the end of the last match. Not many picked up on it, but ran through the West Ham forums:

                      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23679548

                      He'll likely be back next week:

                      https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1383367922546970624?s=19

                      ExWHUEmployee also said he expects two changes (Cresswell > Ogbonna, Masuaku > Johnson) -unless- there is a last minute change due to an injury:

                      https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1383365605126934531?s=19

                      Probably means someone in the XI has some sort of knock but deemed okay enough, for now?

                    4. Vazza
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Best goalie with effect from next gameweek?

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Leicester for 3 games or Liverpool on fixtures?

                        Probably Martinez still?

                    5. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Norwich need 10pts from their last 5 games to reach 100pts. 100pts+ is usually the mark of a team that is more likely than not to stay up in the PL the next season.

                      However, 4 of their next 5 games are against teams in the top 7 (chasing promotion) so will be interesting to see if they make it to 100pts.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        How many points did they come up with last time?

                        My suspicion is the balance in the championship has been affected this year by COVID finances. The only teams with money are the ones with parachute payments. It is unusual for 2 teams that were relegated to go straight back up - especially directly and not through play offs. Also notable that Bournemouth also look good for the play offs. It's almost unheard of for 3 teams to shine when demoted.

                        Weaker division than normal so not reading too much into it.

                        1. diesel001
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          94 pts in 2018/19.

                          Last team to get close to 100pts was Wolves in 2017/18 (99pts)
                          Leicester got 102pts in 2013/14.

                          1. diesel001
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            And before Leicester, Newcastle in 2009/10 with 102 pts.

                          2. Major League Shocker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            A team that win the league should stay up, provided they spend some money. Last time they spent next to nothing.

                          3. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Impressive in that case.

                            They may well be better than last time but I think possibly more because of the PL experience they have rather than romping home this time. How much money is spent is always a factor and no one has spent anything in that division this year. Typically there are at least a couple who go big in the attempt to buy their way into the PL.

                      2. El Presidente
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Norwich has been by a large margin, the best Championship team this season. Hope their assets are still cheap next season... Cantwell, Pukki..

                      3. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        They will be better equipped from the premier league next year for sure. They won't spend and will stick to the same model but they look more balanced all round now and have the experience of last year behind them.

                    6. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Shaw, Rudiger, Veltman, Phillips
                      Bruno, Salah, Lingard
                      Iheanacho Bamford

                      McCarthy, Dias, Gundo, Son, Kane

                      I've got 10 + a FT for GW33 and FH and BB still available.

                      Would you

                      A) FH now to beat the price rises.
                      B) FH later this GW if no DGWs/blacks have been announced.
                      C) Save FH and BB in the hope that a DGW35 and black GW36 are announced after the GW deadline.

                      1. Nedvěd11
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        I guess B if you are going to FH.
                        Kane and Son out will free up funds

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

                      Does anyone ever look at the watchlist on here. There are often some curiosities but this one is one is very odd indeed

                      Vardy is rated A for form - 3 assists in the last 6 matches
                      Bamford is rated C for form - a goal and 2 assists in the last 3 matches

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Bamford has been disappointing but my fault for captaining at the wrong time.

                      2. tisza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        i get curious about what formula they use form. Bruno another anomaly if it's on FPL form

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Good spot - Salah too

                          I suppose they just don't bother to update it - which makes it completely pointless. I imagine this data is from after the SHU Leicester game in 28

                      3. OleGGMU
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Mods play the game too and lose sleep over OR ranks ect so naturally they are completely unable to leave their aspirations at the door when they get in, so always take these "watchlists" ect with a bag of salt, they are designed to cleverly sway players away from the picks they feel they want to move up in OR ranking. Never EVER take their recommendations as gospel, ALWAYS use your own decision making methods to sort your team. Vardy is a class player and no doubt can haul but to rate him as form A yet Bamford is given a C for the same number of attacking returns and further more points all screams of mods trying to sway the crowd, similar to how they all arrogantly avoided putting bamford at the beginning of the season, never ever mentioned or recommended the lad and ultimately were made to gag on the entire humble pie rather than a slice of it. FPL, Family, Munday ...everyone play ignorance to Bamford until they were forced to recognize him ...weeks after the train had left them at the station

                      4. Royal5
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Never look at it

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

                      Got unlucky this week, my captain scored!

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        I acted on my little lads advice and went Son over Kane!

                        When i last asked he said Spurs and i went Bamford in the Sheffield United game when vc Kane got 13.

                        My fault!

                    9. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Lingard scored yet?

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Give it a mo.

                    10. gooberman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Lingard blank incoming.

                    11. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Just letting everyone know I just brought in Lingard. Sorry for ruining him. I will come back to this in 90 mins after his destined blank

                      1. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        He'll get at least one assist minimum.

                    12. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Bowen playing for NewC?

                    13. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Dawson close-ish there.

                      1. pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Which end?

                    14. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Fabianski save point. Newcastle peppering...

                    15. Royal5
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Missed yesterdays game. But read everywhere that Kane got injured. Any reason why he's not flagged?

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        His ankle at the end of the game.

                        A whole article on it above.

                        1. Royal5
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Thanks!

                    16. AMBELLINA PRISE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Lingard showing signs of his true skill

                    17. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      ASM feels like a bit of an enigma. Not consistent enough to earn a move to the top 6 as a starter but would be a great addition coming off the bench against tired defences. Looking good today though.

                    18. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Masuaku likely to be back next week? Saw it was just a knock from last week.

                    19. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      Shelvey has been dreadful.

                    20. Echoes
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Not watching the game. Has my new recruit Mr Lingardinho done anything of note yet or does it seem I may have broken him?

                        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          He seems to be back to his former unexciting self

                          1. Echoes
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Ah, okay. Thanks.

                        2. Nightcrawler
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Lingard bandwagon coming to an abrupt halt. LOVE to see it oh yes i do

                          1. Keeptrying
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Can you do anything else than posting pathetic posts?
                            Still traumatised from having missed out on all the points?

                            1. Nightcrawler
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              Ive had him for a couple of weeks but so does everyone else. The sooner his run ends the sooner i can sell him for a dgwer oh yes i will

                              1. Keeptrying
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Enjoy his points, he delivered again.
                                Far from everyone is having him.

                        3. Bobby Digital
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          This is boooriiing

                          1. Royal5
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Awful day for fpl

                            1. Bobby Digital
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              I have Coufal and Soucek

                        4. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Bradford being beaten 1 nil by the not so mighty Harrogate Town.

                          Life in league 2!

                        5. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          Praying for a Lingard blank!

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Awful place to be, hating on others!

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              I know, I don’t like doing it but needs must at the business end of the season

                        6. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 8 days ago

                          I took a -8 to chase unsustainable lingard points lol

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 8 days ago

                            Could be worse, I took a -12 to get Salah, TAA, Pereira and Iheanacho, whilst selling 3 City

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 8 days ago

                              That's not even bad

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Could be very risky selling City though