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Antonio and Cresswell back from injury as West Ham face unchanged Burnley

Fantasy Premier League’s second highest-scoring defender make a return from injury for tonight’s match at Turf Moor.

Aaron Cresswell (£5.6m), who trails only Stuart Dallas (£5.3m) for FPL points among players in his position, is back after a three-game absence for West Ham United’s trip to Burnley.

He’s not the only popular FPL asset who makes a playing comeback following a spell on the sidelines as Michail Antonio (£6.4m) returns for a first appearance since Gameweek 30.

Craig Dawson (£4.5m) is also available after suspension and returns to David Moyes’ starting XI.

The West Ham boss has made five changes in all, with Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m) and Said Benrahma (£5.9m) recalled along with that aforementioned trio.

Jarrod Bowen (£6.0m), Fabian Balbuena (£4.1m) and Ryan Fredericks (£4.3m) drop to the bench, while Angelo Ogbonna (£4.7m) and Mark Noble (£4.5m) are not in the squad at all.

On Ogbonna and Noble, Moyes said ahead of kick-off:

We lost them in the game against Chelsea last week, Angelo and Nobes. We’ve got a couple back but we lose a couple as well.

The Burnley team news is nowhere near as headline-grabbing, as manager Sean Dyche has unsurprisingly named exactly the same side that defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 a week ago.

Chris Wood‘s (£6.4m) ownership has risen to a season-high 3.2% following his 20-point haul at Molineux.

A further 105,780 Fantasy managers recruited the Kiwi ahead of last Friday’s deadline.

Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) is the most-owned player on show by some distance, sitting in just under one in three of FPL squads overall and in 88% of the top 10,000 teams.


Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vydra, Wood.

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Stephens, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Dunne.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Benrahma, Lanzini, Lingard, Fornals, Soucek, Antonio.

Subs: Trott, Randolph, Balbuena, Alves, Bowen, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko, Coventry.

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491 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Coufal just casually approaching double figure assists for the season despite not even joining the league until GW4

    Cresswell only has 2 more, and had corners to help him

    5.5 & 6.0 next season respectively though, probably both off limits

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Zero chance they defend that well again over an entire season. Coufal should be in convo for team of season.

    2. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      You know what's funny? I owned him from gw 19 to 26 and sold Dawson. Dawson was scoring for fun that time and he did nothing. Sold him around 26, he transformed to vintage TAA since then. Timing is everything.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Chasing Dawson’s headed goals.. tisk tisk

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Precisely this. As always, fpl is 40% luck

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I feel your pain.

        I was so patient with Chris Wood - stuck with him through his COVID cancellation, sat & watched in horror as he handed his penalty vs. Liverpool to Ashley Barnes... then finally gave up when he got injured...

        Only to see him start smashing in 7G 3A in 7 games when he gets back

        Timing is everything in this game

        1. Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Aye, I remember owning chris wood for the double too in 19, constant 2 pointers week in week out

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Barkley instead of Grealish in GW6 and Laporte instead of Dias in GW10 were all stinkers that still haunt me... as was waiting a week on KDB > Gundo instead of doing it for West Brom... Werner instead of Kane in GW25 another mare ... pretty much self-sabotage at every turn

            Just didn’t have the pulse of the season properly at all, oh well - always next year!

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Don't feel bad. This was a season like no other. A lot of high ankers caught of guard. Very unpredictable season. Just focus on the gwks left that you can make a difference.

  2. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Chris Wood Captainer and Semedo Owner. Pretty happy with the overall result but annoyed Wood is missing out on BAPs. Every point counts! But counting my blessings. Cheeky captain punts have been my best source of green arrows.

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Welp, pretty sure that’s my worst GW score I can remember, and a decent red arrow to boot! Kane fail, Rudiger out and the cancellation etc.

    Oh well

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Can’t legislate for weeks like this. Remember the wind cancelations?

  4. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    In a shocking turn of event Lingard has reverted back to performing like Lingard and not Lionel Messi

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, at least I got one goal from him. Now it's time to WC him where he belongs to.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Only 8 players including Davis, Alonso, Lingard and C Kane. 3% green arrow still, I guess I should be happy with this result, but it's been a bumpy week. Rival has Wood, I have Lingard so the end was disappointing.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Reply fail to Rogdog below 🙁

  5. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Well comfortably the worst week this year.
    22 pts.
    GW Rank - 7,400,000

    Dropped from OR-299 to OR-733.

    Super bummed out to have my push for top-100 derailed. But the year's been great otherwise so not going to be too down.

    How'd everyone else go?

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Given your GW rank, I'm surprised you didn't drop further!

      29 all out here, dropped to 49k OR.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        me too! glad to still be top 1k

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      20. Only have myself to blame for not recognizing a United fans protest was due.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        lol - i wish i had that foresight! but really it was Alonso, Fofana, Holding, Rudiger, J-Rod and no Spurs (cept-Kane) that killed me.
        Yikes.

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      A very good week: 55 pts, broke into top 100k for the first time this season after a horrible start.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Heck yeah, that's rad! Well done

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      You are VERY fortunate to be on top 1k still. Nothing to hang your head about, still within reach.

      Chip time this week tho

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah I'm all out of chips - so expecting movement this week. Have 2fts so hopefully can do some nice team-surgery and get ground back.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I’d be expecting a worse hit next week personally. 2FTs and the rescheduling should help. GL!

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 26 days ago

            cheers! you too.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      22 (-4)

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        daaaamn.

    6. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Wouldn’t worry, the worse your team the better you did this week. My rivals’s dead team managed 77

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        lol - if only the rankings worked this way!

    7. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      44 points. Small green arrow. Languishing at 250k. Just having fun with it now.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 26 days ago

        small green is the same green as a big green.
        fun is always the way!

  6. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Chelsea have to go to Man City and Leicester. Could still see West Ham going out of the group stages of the Champions League next season.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      We are going to rack Leicester

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Well rack is a form of shelf which is used to hold things so if as you're suggesting they're held to a draw but lose to City West Ham would still go ahead of them....

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          The rack is a form of mid evil torture.. google it up

  7. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Well done to Ian Crocker for making it through that game without bellowing 'derby day in Glasgow'

  8. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Dawson is my 3rd sub next week. Is it worth doing Dawson to a non playing defender for a hit just in case I end up with Dawson in my starting 11 again?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I’d take a -12 at this stage to lose Dawson

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        It may have paid off a few week ls ago

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        If you've played him over the last 7 weeks you've actually taken a -2 for him (and that's not including the points his replacement would have got).

  9. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Lingard to Greenwood if Man U get a double?

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      And play the week after, not this GWs double.

  10. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Guita Mendy
    Shaw Castagne Digne TAA Veltman
    Bruno Greenwood Siggy Zaha Lingard
    Kane Nacho DCL
    Save ft or any ideas?

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    After the famine that was GW34, we feast in GW35!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Just jinxed it...

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Starting this Friday

      All vardy believers invited for a FEAST!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        He’s saved up all those goals he should have scored vs Palace & Southampton & vomit them all over Newcastle

        Probably score 5 vs. The toon I’d say

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          We shall FEAST in his vomit

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Wow... you need a breather my guy

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            😆

  12. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio is an outstanding interview. Funny, smart, honest. When they asked him about the HT chance ... LOL

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    47 points all out. Not the best week to have a good week, very low scoring

    But we move!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Who is we?

  14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    There’s a time & a place for reckless wanton transfer hit aggression - and it’s called the run-in

    A time for your Wilfried Zaha’s and your Patrick Van Aanholt’s and your Calvert Lewis’s and all these mad Shane-Duffy DGW type manoeuvres

    No point trying to limp into the top 100k, if you’re going to lose - lose big 🙂

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      PVA was in the team until he got benched last week. Really wanted to play him...

      Nothing talking me out of JWP tho

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I’d have loved Ings to be fit - would definitely have punted on Southampton if he had been

        JWP always in the mix with set pieces though

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Penos against those defenders

          Daddy want

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Looking for - 12 or - 8 this week for BB.. If forster wasn't going to start it would be - 16.
      The problem is i don't trust jota/Maddison/Mount.