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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. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    OMG! Coufal!!!
    Finally some points in my team after a horrific show this GW

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      It’s one assist, clean sheet already gone

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Assist almost worth a cs though. I will take it, again!

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Exactly

      2. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        If you can't cheer your player getting points what are we playing for?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          The one I hate is when folk say but everyone has him anyway!

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Coufal has done quite well attacking-wise...ever since I brought in Cresswell.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    This has Kane vs SHU written all over it. Antonio will do a Bale here while all of us own and expect Lingard to do well.

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Coufal! A single luck in the middle of stormy GW!

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    why did i think saving 0.2m for Dawson instead of Coufal was a good idea

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sooo really any budget striker other than Bamford then... OK...

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Since getting rid of Coufal he has turned into Cafu. While I had him he couldn’t cross his legs.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Same here.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Exactly the same. Standard

    3. Il Capitano
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Always Cresswell when I owned Coufal, always Coufal when I own Cresswell

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Haha

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        4 assists in last 5 but no clean sheets and haven't started him once with TAA Castagne Shaw Rudiger also in my squad

      • Custard Gannet
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Owned him since GW9. 8 assists and 8 clean sheets for 4.5 is top value.

      • Alex_thekid
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Same done Coufal to Cresswell on my WC 8 gws ago went well not lolz then Cresswell got injured so had to take him out

    4. Reeker
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Veltman + Bamford to Shaw + DCL allows to field this for the DGW

      Sound good?

      Martinez
      Castagne - Shaw - TAA - Rudiger
      Salah - Jota - Son
      DCL - Kane - Iheanacho

      Benching Lingard, Raphinha and Dallas

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Wood is a beast!!

      Shame I chickened out on him on WC a few weeks back!

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I bottle Vardy + Neto to Wood + Son for a -4

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Ah mate that’s a nasty one!

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            No-one would have done it if they knew Vardy was going to get 85 minutes v 10 man soton mind, Leicester playing that badly was incredible!

    6. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      So I’ve actually got Soucek to be booked on a bet, not watching but if he gave away the penalty was it not a yellow card offence?

      1. DropkickMurphys
          2 months, 21 days ago

          No it was a strange one some refs wouldn’t of even given it.

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Ah okay, fair enough! Like I say, not watching it!

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You just know that Lingard will emerge from this with a YC and a 1pter

      3. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lingard diminished with Antonio back

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Remember when everyone said he'd regress with Antonio out?

      4. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Good game this

      5. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lowton cleanie gone without lingard involvement. Thats me done for today

        We MOVE!

      6. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Antonio again

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Benrama a

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Antonio essential here

      8. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Tonio 2

      9. Mr Ozil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Come On Vydra, get any points

      10. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Plan to BB next GW, one Mendy / Forster, shoulld I:

        1. Hold
        2. Forster >> Guaita

        Thanks

      11. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Benrahma assist.

      12. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This game would've been perfect for Bowen. Damn you Moyes

      13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Tony turning heads. All aboard!

      14. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Who is this new Chris Wood?!

      15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Antonio wtfff

      16. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Sold Coufal after the Wolves games as I didn’t fancy them for any CS’s, correct with that but 3 assists in 4 after I sold is kick in the teeth!

        1. mr messi
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Same

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Only 4pters though

      17. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Alright screw FPL. Looks like a great match on the menu.

      18. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        So Antonio in for Iheanacho in GW36 then!

      19. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        West ham winning is good for top 4 race at least.

        Chelsea and Leicester tough run in

      20. son of city
          2 months, 21 days ago

          End the game already

        • Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Classic Antonio, bring him in and his hammie will go again

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            It's like Ings

        • Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Was Antonio expected to be back for this game or was it a surprise inclusion?

          1. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            25% chance flagged with Muscle injury

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Moyes was really vague in press conference about him if I remember right

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I could have sworn moyes ruled him out for the season.