Dugout Discussion

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. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Defending leads to errors, errors leads to goals. Why some still don't realise this?

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

      Eh?

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Defending all game after scoring a la Mourinho and Bruce.

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

          OIC. Attack the best form of defence eh?

          1. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah, I do believe so

  2. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    We moaned about the international break but it's brought the energy and goals back

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

    Coufal doesn't deserve that assist earlier 😆

    1. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Absolutely does! Clear as a whistle...

  4. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Justice

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

    Why do people actually complain at half time if a player has blanked? Just crazy

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

      Most don't even make it to half time

  6. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Awful defending from Johnson.

    I’d avoid him if you were weighing up a 4.0 DFer to bring in

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

      Masuaku will be back next week anyway.

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

      Masuaku be first choice if imagine

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

        *I’d

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      But in offense he plays very well. Very interesting prospect. I think he will geature more now.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        feature*

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ben Johnson - man of the match at sofa score. Of course you need to take it with a pitch of salt, but nevertheless, he's a very interesting player.

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

          He will 100% not start with Masuaku back. Moyes loves Masuaku.

          Sofascore MOTM pointless anyway. He's still a defender playing for a team who lost and conceded three goals.

          ASM made both initial goals for Newcastle, and relieved pressure for them.

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah I know, but imho he will be coming from the bench quite often, maybe get some odd start. For 3.9m it's more than enough for me.

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              And btw. I don't think he was much to blame for those 3 goals.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    JLingz down

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

    Bottomed:

    How to get Lingard in? Fed up of him giving me red arrows.

    Martinez
    TAA | Rudiger | Dallas
    Salah | Bruno | Son | Raphinha
    Kane | Bamford | Iheanacho

    Forster | Pereira | Phillips | Lowton

    0.1ITB

    Thanks

    Or do I just go without

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He is injured. Get him in for Salah

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

      Depends on the injury he just got, but you can't go without someone who has only blanked once in 10 matches.

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

        I guess but you could argue that run is bound to end at some point.
        So seeing it as the opposite of points chasing, personally can’t see how I can get him without more surgery.
        Certainly won’t sell Salah, Bruno, Son

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

          I mean your arguement is basically "he's scored points so he can't score more?"

          Chelsea is not the priority, but rest of the fixtures are pretty good.

          Best player in the game at the moment.

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

            Nah that’s clearly Kane! But for his price I guess up there.

            Sounds like he’s injured now anyway so I can rest easy for now

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

              Lingard has been the better FPL asset. Cheaper (basically half as much) & ~90 points since he started. Kane has less in that period, and played more games

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

                The point I’m making is as a non owner it feels like I’ve missed the boat.

                How would you get him into my team if he’s ok?

    3. just a man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Looks like he pulled hammy.

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

        Ok that problem is solved then!

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

    Ffs lingard on one bonus now

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

      Can’t believe they got the penalty literally a minute after Noble went off lol

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

        Ye I got lucky af

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

          About time Fudgy, you have been due don’t in fairness

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

            *some

      2. Tango74
          2 months, 8 days ago

          No need to think now Kane if Lingard done hamstring

          Happy days for u

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

      Willock 1 point behind Lingard in BPS

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lingars down, could be cramp

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hammy or just cramp?

      1. Tango74
          2 months, 8 days ago

          That’s not cramp

          That’s hamstring

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

        Son to Lingard done

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

          Timing

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

            Brilliant!

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

          Uh-oh

        3. jwong23
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hope you were joking

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

        Not looking good for Lingard

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

        Have WH replaced Leeds as the must watch team?

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

          I think the overall level of entertainment rose up since the international break, at least my impression.

      5. son of city
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I don't have Kane, I don't have lingz...... what kind of fpl am I playing. lol?

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

            Anti-FPL

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

            Bye bye Jesse for now!

          3. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Dodging injuries it seems

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

          Lose that bonus point and us non-owners will not be too upset!

          1. son of city
              2 months, 8 days ago

              loose it all

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

            GW33 wildcarders in heaven

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

              Imagine what joy GW34 Wildcarders will have 😉

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

              Yes!

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

              GW 31 wildcarders with two free transfers, not that bad. Although prevents from rolling for double if you spend both now.

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

            Funniest part are the Lingard non-owners a few pages back at half-time who thought they were safe

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

            Come on Ritchie, get a YC

          5. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Who was fauled for that penalty?

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

              No one. Coufal forced defender to play handball

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks. Coufal got an assist from what I see.

            2. Tango74
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Handball

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

                Soucek technically

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

              Coufal third straight assist

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

                Bloody lucky assist for him today tbh.

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

                He's always dangerous playing the wingback.

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

                  This, 4 at the back and he's useless but wingback he's got some threat

              3. Custard Gannet
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                He's been an absolute gem for me this season. 7 assists and 8 clean sheets for 4.6m is very nice.

            4. Echoes
                2 months, 8 days ago

                5th time this season the player I've brought in been injured immediately in the next game. Feels kinda unreal as well as funny when I think about it.

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                a hit to bring lingard in another to get him out, he has been costly for my rank that jlingz

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

                Hope nothing serious for Lingard. Has been joy to watch him playing.

              • Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yellow for Willock please. Joint with JLingz at the mo

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

                  Ritchie would be better

              • Louis Van Gaalstones
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Every West Ham game I've seen lately has talked about how shrewd the signing of Dawson has been, and he reacted to that praise with 2 own goals and a red card.

                1. son of city
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    series of unfortunate events

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

                  So both Kane and Lingard out for a while, blaaaah

                  1. Les Bleus
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    What made you think that?

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

                      Walkings

                  2. Hy liverpool
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Chill.. Both may be fine

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

                      Doesnt looks so optimistic tbh

                    2. son of city
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        who did you guys sell to get Kane and lingz because I did the math and it never worked?

                    3. Tango74
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Same , 2 games 2 down , who next ?

                        May need WC next week

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

                      Lingard badly injured?

                      1. Ruinenlust
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Hammy

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

                      A Lingard yellow flag will force many a transfer with most having Kane, Son and a City player on their bench next week.