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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
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      It’s one assist, clean sheet already gone

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 24 days ago

          Exactly

      2. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 24 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
          4 months, 24 days ago

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

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 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
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 24 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
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 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!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Same here.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Exactly the same. Standard

    3. Il Capitano
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Haha

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 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

    6. Custard Gannet
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

    7. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 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

  7. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 24 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

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Wood is a beast!!

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

        Ah mate that’s a nasty one!

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 24 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!

  9. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 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
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 24 days ago

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

  10. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

  11. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Lingard diminished with Antonio back

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

  12. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Good game this

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

    We MOVE!

  14. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Antonio again

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Benrama a

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Antonio essential here

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Tonio 2

  17. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Come On Vydra, get any points

  18. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Hold
    2. Forster >> Guaita

    Thanks

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Benrahma assist.

  20. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Tony turning heads. All aboard!

  22. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Who is this new Chris Wood?!

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    Antonio wtfff

  24. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 24 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Same

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      Only 4pters though

  25. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

  26. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

    So Antonio in for Iheanacho in GW36 then!

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

    Chelsea and Leicester tough run in

  28. son of city
    4 months, 24 days ago

    End the game already

  29. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

      It's like Ings

  30. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 24 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
      4 months, 24 days ago

      25% chance flagged with Muscle injury

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

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

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 24 days ago

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