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Iheanacho starts for Leicester as highly-owned Antonio leads West Ham attack

There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 14:00 BST today – Crystal Palace v Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa and West Ham United v Brentford.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira names an unchanged starting XI after Monday night’s 1-1 draw with rivals Brighton and Hove Albion. The Eagles are unbeaten in their three Premier League home matches this season, conceding just one goal at Selhurst Park so far.

For Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m), who was unable to feature in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League game due to an issue with his travel documents, starts alongside Jamie Vardy (£10.4m), with Hamza Choudhury (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) also featuring.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m) drops to the bench, with Jonny Evans (£5.4m) and Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) unavailable.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to avoid a fourth straight Premier League defeat, and make three changes from last weekend. Emerson Royal (£5.0m), Cristian Romero (£4.9m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) all come in, replacing Japhet Tanganga (£4.6m), Davinson Sanchez (£4.5m) and Dele Alli (£6.5m).

Son Heung-min (£10.0m), who has netted three of Spurs’ four Premier League goals this season including both at home, is involved, as is the 5.1% owned Harry Kane (£12.1m).

Opponents Aston Villa, who are going for a third win on the bounce, are unchanged. As a result, Leon Bailey (£6.4m) and Morgan Sanson (£5.0m) both miss out, with Dean Smith hopeful the pair will return after the international break.

West Ham United name the same starting XI that began their 2-1 win at Leeds United in Gameweek 6. Vladimir Coufal (£5.0m) returns after missing their European tie against Rapid Vienna with a groin injury, and starts alongside the highly-owned Said Benrahma (£6.6m) and Michail Antonio (£8.0m)

For Brentford, head coach Thomas Frank makes two changes, as Mathias Jorgensen (£4.5m) and Shandon Baptiste (£5.0m) replace Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m) and Frank Onyeka (£4.9m).

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kelly, Clyne, Kouyate, Hughes, Schlupp, Olise, Benteke

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Choudhury, Tielemans, Barnes, Lookman, Vardy, Iheanacho

Subs: Ward, Amartey, Pereira, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumaré, Albrighton, Pérez, Maddison, Daka


Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Sanchez, Rodon, Winks, Lo Celso, Gil, Alli, Scarlett

A Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, J Ramsey, Targett, Ings, Watkins

Subs: Steer, Tuanzebe, Young, Nakamba, Buendia, El Ghazi, Philogene-Bidace, Traore, Archer


West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio

Subs: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku, Kral, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Vlasic

Brentford XI: Raya, Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Baptiste, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney

Subs: Fernandez, Goode, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Bidstrup, Roerslev

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  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Antoonioo!

  2. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Come on Brentford, a cleansheet will do nicely

  3. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone still own Torres?

    1. Gunneryank
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who? 😀

      • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I would say his own mother has sold him at this stage!!?

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      My only real hope to turn this shite shower of a gameweek is for Salah & Antonio to blank and Cancelo & Gallagher expload.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        My rank has dropped nearly 100% so far. Whatever Salah and Antonio do is not going to make a blind bit of difference. Just need a slight Toney hat trick to bail me out.

        1. BoleynWin
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          We’ve had fairly similar starts Andy, I’m not overly optimistic on being saved today but hoping for a turnaround to edge back towards that 10k mark.

          You wildcarding this week? Activated mine last night

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        It's gonna be Antonio & Gallagher exploding with Salah & Cancelo blanking I'm afraid...

    3. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Kane(c). Today is the day.

    4. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mbappe, Messi, Neymar & co...1 shot on target and defeated by Rennes

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Clubs with no history

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I never get this clubs with ‘no history’ phrase by its very nature history has passed. I find it is used for code for calling clubs who had success in the last 25 years or so ‘new money’ upstarts.
          Always smacks of jealousy and bitterness IMO. Giving that English football is extremely capitalist by nature and hoovers up players from smaller European and African nations for relative peanuts,
          Plus the added irony of your comment is clubs such as Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Newcastle have all shopped in France on the cheap. Clubs with no shame hawks sucking on small birds eggs.

          1. Angelic upstart
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Well said. Usually said by fans that love nowhere near the club they support. Normal football fans support the club. Plastic fans crave success.

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Embarrassing!

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Predictions..?

      CRY 1-1 LEI
      TOT 0-1 AVL
      WHU 2-2 BRE
      LIV 2-1 MCI

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Need all clean sheets wiping to start with.

      2. Boly Would
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        4 draws

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cry - Lei 2:1
        Tot - Villa 1:2
        Whu - Bre 4:1
        Liv - ManC 0:0

      4. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        2-1, 1-1, 1-2, 3-1

      5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cry 1-2 Leicester
        Tottenham 1-2 Villa
        West H 2-2 Brentford
        Liverpool 2-1 Man City

    6. seewhyaxe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Somehow in Martin Tyler's voice

      Replacing "Balotelli...Aguerooooo" with "Benrahma....Antonioooooooo"

    7. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Score predictions, fam?
      TOT v AV: 2-2
      WHU v BRENT: 3-2
      CP v LEI: 1-2

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        1-3
        2:2
        1-1

      2. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        2-1
        3-2
        2-2

      3. Dr Mantis Toboggan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        0-0
        0-0
        1-1

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Need some Toney magic!

    9. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mbuemo hits the bar

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        For a nice Sunday afternoon drink

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          To get the bartenders attention

      2. LC1
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        and fails his pole vault attempt

    10. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mbeumo hits crossbar

    11. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mbuemo close twice already.

    12. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Well, defo doing Greenwood / Jota > Mbuembo next gw

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He plays Chelsea

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Not that I don't think Brentford can't nick one, but I'd never sell Jota vs. Watford. Even a cameo he could score.

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            This

          2. gellinmagellan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah, it'll probably be Greenwood. Jota just on my list of players that have to be shipped out

        2. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Have to get rid of one of the two, and other option is Raphinha but he wont play GW8 probably so will strongly consider this

    13. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Brentford is way too comfortable on the ball

    14. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Who else would not mind having Vardy this week?

    15. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio looking dangerous

    16. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lol that was a great thrust by Bowen, regardless of the ball going out of play.

    17. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Son my only differential 🙁

    18. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      West Ham CS is on the ropes

    19. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Toney almost scored here,denied by Fabianski

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I was almost in dreamland

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I have Mbeumo,looking good so far.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Decent. Just wish he could finish! Looking at him for after Chelsea

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              He is cheap,thats the thing

    20. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No goals yet in any of the prem games?

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Nope

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Get Paris Roubaix on!

    21. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Brentford or Brighton, which one is a better team?

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Bri

      2. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Brentford for attack,Brighton def

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Brighton. If they had a good finisher they'd be even better.

    22. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Palace actually all over Leicester, Leicester lucky they aren't a goal or two down.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        And some people thought it couldn't get better than Roy Hodgson Mr anti football

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Haha I know. He was such a boring manager.

    23. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      How is Antonio doing?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Had a clear chance to shoot, tripped over his own feet

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Praying for a haul...

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Lively

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Brentford have been in control. West Ham have had two breakaways where Antonio was involved twice. Not close yet, but okay signs

    24. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I thinks it’s safe to say Antonio and Ben aren’t going to haul in this game the way it’s started.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        They both seem to find a way whether playing well or not

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Antonio has still looked dangerous in the two breakaways West Ham have had.

      3. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Antonio will score, Benny won't

    25. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Zouma very close

    26. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Surprised Brendan gets such praise as a manager. He's average if anything.

      Had top 4 on a plate last season, bottled it.

      Messed around with his line up this season, dropping Nacho, their best player last year and suffered for it first 7 games.

      Barely any chances created. Barely any shots on target. Defense is shocking, conceding goals for fun.

      Why does he get so much love?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        They are struggling right now but their defence has been gutted since Pereira's initial injury.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Vardy can still score irrespective.

    27. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I feel like the prem is tighter this season, not so many hauls which is obv disappointing from an fpl perspective.

    28. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Currently on WC and last MID spot still to be decided. Currently on Gray (5.8m) and 2.5 ITB. Any better option?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Gray is a very good pick IMO.