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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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  1. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Antonio close to 3rd

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Almost a hattie

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Almost a repeat,

  4. son of city
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bamford OUUUUUUUUTTTTTT. Antonio in??

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yep, easy move

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        No double

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Every DGW has been a disappointment this season.

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Do you already have DCL and / or Watkins?

      4. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Watkins for the dgw then Antonio?

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Westham are one of the best teams this.. Really enjoyed watching them this season.

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        THIS. I hope they qualify to UCL

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Vydra close. off the line.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Vydra off the line

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Are there any defenders alive out there?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Doubt it tbh.

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Someone out there must have Bale (C), Havertz and Antonio in their team?

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Mystic Meg

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Someone that stopped playing 7 weeks ago

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      This is what happens when you take the nails out of the Burnley players' diet.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        It's what happens when Wood eats them all

    • FCSB
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Mendy
      TAA Shaw Rudiger
      Salah Son Fernandes Lingard Greenwood
      Kane Iheanacho

      Forster Vydra Holding Kilman

      2FT, 0.0itb

      Kilman Son Vydra >> Coleman JWP DCL (-4) [BB DGW35]

      Good plan for BB ??

      Thanks

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah. I will probably sell Son for my BB

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Don't ever sell Son, probably the biggest lesson I've learnt from this season.

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I’m reluctantly selling but need to upgrade fodder for BB

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        We need luck with Coleman

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          You got lucky with Forster. I was silly and went with Fabri 🙁

        2. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Why... is he going to lose his spot ?

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Watkins zaha digne may be a better options 3

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Can get digne and Zaha but would mean holding Vydra but at least I’d save -4 ?!

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Or Digne watkins and JWP since you have no enough m itb for zaha.. Not sure about Coleman minutes tbh.

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Ok thanks, just Watkins fixtures look very tough

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Antonio
      Havertz
      Bale
      Auba

      The week of the differentials

      Anyone has any of them ?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Havertz would have been my cap choice but I was too preoccupied with the doubles so didn't even get him, then again preoccupation with the earlier doubles in the season is the reason I'm doing so well in the first place

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Just Havertz, him week before last. Was watching his stats creep up and get better when he played. I may ship him out though, as don’t fancy more Roulette

      3. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yup, I enjoyed Havertz' 16 ponter on Saturday. My bro was chuffed with Bale on Sunday.

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard to be seen? Need a brace from him to save the GW from pure disaster

      1. Alex_thekid
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        85% EO won't do any good

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Well, would at least be keeping up with ML rivals

    • GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      This week just having a playing 11 will be a differential.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Only managed 8

    • Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      If Liverpool have double could mane be an option on FH ?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yes

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Definitely, between Mane Digne and Auba Robertson atm

        1. Ohh1454
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Will auba even play ?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            DGW fun, no gamble no gain

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Maybe but I think Mane & Firmino will share mins with Jota.

    • ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Anyone thinking of Lingard out for someone like Zaha or Greenwood?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Nope

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yes for Zaha. Have some fun with the DGWs

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Might be injured.. But yes he is a fun pick tbh.

        2. Ohh1454
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Is Zaha gonna be fit ?

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        The way westham are playing? Defintely not..

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Nope. Fixtures look good for the run in.

    • Parsnips
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Coufal has done wonders for me this season. Great asset on and off the bench

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          One of this seasons worst decisions to sell him and keep Konsa in GW26

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Only a Lowton thunderbolt can save my season now

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          *Coufal

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Don’t be greedy, he already has an assist. My poor Matthew has net 0 so far

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Punt on Zaha for double a crazy idea if chasing?

        1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Supposedly an injury doubt. See above

        2. BUZZBOMB
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Its only a punt if he's not fit. Its quite the move if confirmed 100%.

      • Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Does anyone know the Leno situation?

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Apparently wants to leave this summer. If he doesn’t start on Thursday then FPL owners should maybe get rid.

      • DropkickMurphys
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Who remembers when all of us had Soucek?

        • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Will be doing Castagne & Iheanacho to Dallas & Antonio after the DGW

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I am getting rid of Nacho too for Antonio.

        • Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          LiveFPL is great. Wood and Coufal's 12pts only having an extra 0.2% impact on my OR than Lingards 1pt

          1. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Pre-subs my rank looks alright, post subs it's a bit meh

        • BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Bring in Cavani, Antonio or Wood?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Antonio

        • Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Are you guys keeping Jota or selling him?

          1. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I'm open to selling but there's no stand out options in that price bracket

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Greenwood?

              1. Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 23 days ago

                I stand corrected.

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            No, I'm rather debating whether to bring in him, Greenwood or JWP for the double

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          If Pool have a double, which of these would be the best player to transfer in (already have Salah and TAA):

          A) Robertson
          B) DCL
          C) Digne
          D) Zaha

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            All valid options, I'd go C due to Sheffield at home in GW36

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              Makes sense. But DCL or Digne from Everton?

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 23 days ago

                50:50 decision imho, toss a coin

        • Champions League Varane
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Need a Lingz goal so badly but doesn’t look like it’ll happen

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            He can't score during halftime 🙂

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 23 days ago

              He scores when he wants

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Will Mendy play both in the dgw?

        • humar816
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Just my luck that I’m gunna lose my lead to a guy who had Watkins and Coufal on his bench - replacing Bruno and Salah (that we both have)

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Everyone should have Coufal on their bench, he’s an assist machine. My “rival” has Antonio Bale Son Cancelo DCL(c), but he gave up weeks ago

        • AM9
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Philips good to bring in if they double?