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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. COUFAL SO GOOD
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    JLingz brace urgently needed

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      His teeth look alright

  2. DropkickMurphys
      3 months, 1 day ago

      This match has a 2-2 feeling in it

      1. COUFAL SO GOOD
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah,West Ham always concede past the 80th minute mark

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thinking the same - West Ham so much better than Burnley but you just know what’ll happen

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Not sure if I’ve complemented your handle before but Skinhead on the MTBA is my jam

        1. DropkickMurphys
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Cheers, love that one! Do or die is one of the best albums!

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Love the old stuff, Mike was my favorite back in the day; stopped listening when he left but got back in late 2000s. Still a great show.

              1. DropkickMurphys
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah well Street dogs has some great songs too and too bad they also disbanded. I’m sure you like Flogging Molly as well, great stuff...

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah, they were cool. I’m usually into more older SoCal punk like Bad Religion, Rancid, NOFX type stuff, but FM is a good show too.

                    Really into the Interrupters at the moment.

                    1. DropkickMurphys
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Wow man I was about to write the same stuff in the previous message! Nofx is my absolute favourite, Rancid and Against Me! being right there as well. Bad religion is just amazing.
                        Don’t know much about the interrupters, will check it out now.
                        But everyday I love nofx and fat mike more and more:)

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          LOL, you will like Interrupters. Check out No Use for a Name if you aren’t familiar, Tony Sly passed away but their older stuff is quality.

                          I’m the biggest BR fan, read all his books, even listened to the old school slide guitar album he did with Brett LOL

                          It’s a pity there aren’t any newer good bands these days, we get to see a lot of good shows out here in California but the guys are starting to look like pensioners 🙂

                          1. DropkickMurphys
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Lol they really do, right. Sad that new ones don’t pop up like they used to. Oh the interrupters sounds really good. I think my wife might of mentioned them to me before. No use for a name sounds good as well.
                              I used to/still listen American Jesus on loop and love their stuff.
                              And Misfits, of course... but I am sure that’s given :$

            2. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Not Colombian J Rod playing unColombian.

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Not much to separate them these days tbf

            3. son of city
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Lingard

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  ?

                2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Poor fellow only plays well when there's no pressure on him

              • Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Camaaan Bowen

              • Dirty_Harry
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Crazy to do the below for free:

                Son+Vydra > Greenwood+DCL?

                1. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Son seems to have re-found some form which has been nice.
                  But overall that looks good to me.

                  1. Dirty_Harry
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah running no Son is a little worrying but could bring him back for Bruno if needed

                2. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Surely you be up overall on that deal, 4 matches vs 2. Son can punish you selling of course but it worth it to have a bit of fun with the DGW

              • MIGHTY JOE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Hows that not a booking? Haha

              • GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                No right foot for a PL player.

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Fornals on track to break the record of wrong decisions in a single game

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  This

              • AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Now that's the Lingard we all know and love

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Space player; Burnley sitting back never suited him, should do much better moving forward

              • fcsaltyballs
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Best choice for BB35:

                1. Ward (shu, sou)
                2. Christensen (mci, ARS) is he nailed??

                Thanks

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I’d go palace for sure. Neither of those games are vital to us.

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Is Christensen likely to be rested for one of them ?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Nobody has any clue, any of the 5 can play any game. I think Rudi is the most secure but just barely

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Put it this way, even if you think his odds are 50-50 for each match (which is not the case) your chase of a benching is 75%

                        1. fcsaltyballs
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Ok thanks mate, I’ll go Ward... he will be fodder after the DGW anyway...

                2. Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I'd go Ward, Chelsea rotation a risk

              • MIGHTY JOE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Throw Jlingz or Jota for next GW?

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Joter if any

                  1. MIGHTY JOE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    One is gonna leave 100%. Desperate hunt in ML

              • HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Dawson is like the gift that just keeps giving

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Negative points sustain him.

                  1. HollywoodXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    OG incoming

                2. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Just need him to hold onto that 1 point or I'm not hitting 20 for the week. Gonna be a nervy few mins for me.

              • blizzle
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Dunk, Salah, Vydra > J. Ward, Auba, Watkins (-4) seem reasonable? Would BB next. ML rival doesn't own Salah, which makes me more comfortable dropping him. Leaves me an easy route to get him back when the game is rescheduled. Do it?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I don't know anymore.

              • Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                At least JLingz stayed away from booking so far. Only positive so far this GW.

              • Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Lingard almost, decent save from Pope

              • AM9
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Anyone have less then litreally 21 points..?

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Yeah... 20. Until Dawson gets sent off, concedes or scores an own goal.

                  2. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I'd make fun of the spelling here if I wasn't stuck in this glass house!

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Are you seriesus

                  3. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Definately - 18

                • Rassi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Coufal on 2 bps. Hooooold!

                • The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Patiently wairung for Lowton goal.

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Holding breath?

                  2. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Lowt own goal ?

                • Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  HOLD Dawson!!

                • The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Popey needs to play CDM

                • potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  It's the hope that kills you.

                • Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Dear god bowen what an awful pass. Lingz would be through there.

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    also cross-field! garbage decision.

                • Mr. O'Connell
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Dawson ya beauttyyyy

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    0, -1, 0, 1, -3, 0, 1. FPL royalty.

                    1. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      -2 points from his last 7 matches. The definition of form.

                • Sack The Glazers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  18 pts, worst GW ever

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    sorry - that's a shitty week.
                    i had 22 - also crappy.

                • AMBELLINA PRISE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Coufal went from 27BPS to 28BPS by having 2 players dribble past him..

                • Revival
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Hammers Champions league push back on with Chelsea still to play City, Arsenal and Leicester.

                • Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Another GW, another red arrow.

                • Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Let's just draw a line under this GW. Forget and move on.

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    *season

                  2. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    This!

                • MIGHTY JOE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  No Wood bonus??? Dear me

                  1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Fpl towers own Coufal, sorry mate