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West Ham v Arsenal team news: Nketiah starts, White out, Martinelli recalled

There’s one more Premier League match still to come on Sunday and it sees Arsenal attempt to regain their top-four spot at West Ham United.

Kick-off in east London is at 16:30 BST.

We were expecting plenty of alterations from David Moyes given that this match falls in the middle of a two-legged Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt and while he has made five changes from Thursday, the rotation wasn’t as widespread as perhaps we initially thought.

Lukasz Fabianski returns in goal in place of Alphonse Areola as expected, while Vladimir Coufal, Ryan Fredericks, Mark Noble and Said Benrahma start instead of Ben Johnson, the suspended Craig Dawson, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio.

Kurt Zouma, who made a shock early return from injury in midweek, starts his second match in less than 72 hours at the heart of the Hammers’ defence.

West Ham aren’t the only team dealing with upheaval at centre-half.

Arsenal are missing the influential Ben White today, with the stopper not risked because of a tight hamstring.

Cedric Soares and Emile Smith Rowe also drop out, as Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rob Holding and Gabriel Martinelli come in for the Gunners.

Eddie Nketiah gets the nod up front for the fourth match in a row, meanwhile.

GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Fredericks, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Benrahma, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen.

Subs: Yarmolenko, Antonio, Vlasic, Areola, Diop, Masuaku, Soucek, Kral, Alese.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares, Xhaka, Elneny, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Cedric, Pepe, Sambi Lokonga, Oulad M’hand, Swanson, Kirk.

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1,102 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    60% of my point this gameweek are from Captain Son!

    Saka, Ramsdale and Toney to help him out a bit...

    1. Tango74
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Son captain too, was planning son to KDB.

      Hold ?

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'm holding Son for the rest of the season...giving him lots of cuddles

      2. Lubic87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I was planning the same, but might just do Mount to Foden instead

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I don't think I'll be able to get KDB, so I might be trying to get Foden too. Mount would certainly be dispensible if I had him...

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Before City's DGW was confirmed I was honestly likely to captain Son next week, think he'll get some joy against Liverpool and the Arsenal game will surely have goals in it. Still considering it

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        He'll certainly have more space and Spurs will be able to play on the break more. I'm not sure who'll I'll captain yet, but Son will be in with a chance.

      2. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        After KDB’s rest this week I think I’m on him. Glad to own both though!

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah I'm the same, the rest made me feel like he's sure to start the remaining games now but Son is a high risk - high reward option

        2. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I don't have an easy way to get KDB, I agree, he's the one to fear for me I think!

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 44

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  3. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A) Keep Son (liv, ARS)

    B) Sell for KDB (WOL, new)?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      C) Both.

    2. SINGH
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Same problem. Was gonna remove but now thinking will keep. Might remove Kulu or Maddy for Foden or Bernardo

  4. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Has there ever been a bigger FPL troll than Reece James?

    1. SINGH
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes, Ighalo

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      More about timing.

    3. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes digne

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    2 free transfers for GW36 and they will both be used to get rid of Mount and Havertz. Absolute jokers they have been.

  6. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Selling Son to get KDB feels just wrong. He’s capable of scoring against anyone. He’ll probably score vs arsenal anyway.

    Keeping him

    1. SINGH
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes but what if he doesn't?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You can say that for any player really.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Fancy him to score against Liverpool high line aswel

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I wouldnt be surprised

  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Mount and James to foden and Laporte for free ? Cheers.

    1. dshv
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just one.

      I will do Havertz to Foden (alonso mount owner)

  8. BigBillyBass
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Season over for non Son cappers

    1. dshv
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      And continues for Son cappers..

    2. GlamRock Chauffeurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Had been holding my breath but shipping Kane & Salah for Son, KDB & Jesus might actually pay off. Still unlikely to nudge up my ML but still.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Son low owned at my rank lol so owning was enough

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Was it really? 😛

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes - c26% ownership

  9. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I need saka & ramsdale hauls to save my gw

  10. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    KDB captain, Son VC - some joy this GW!

    2 FTs for next week. BB active, all players in team have DGW. Could the 2 FTs improve it?

    Schmeichel / Foster

    Laporte / Cancelo / TAA / Davies / Alonso

    Salah / KDB / Son / Mount / KDH

    Nket / Pukki / Gelhardt

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mount to Saka could be a good start.

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers yeh was thinking that. Chelsea haven't really got much to play for and don't look great. Would free up some funds too

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Apart from for playing for a place in an FA Cup Final team.

          1. The Mantis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Fair point indeed. Think the strikers are the ones fighting for a place really

  11. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sat at 20k 30pts behind Top 10k

    Do we think 30pts can be closed in final 3gw or is top 10k gone now?

    Note, I have BB36 and FH37 to play (current bb36 squad below before using FT)

    Schmeichel Foster
    Robbo Laporte Cancelo James Alonso
    Salah Saka Kulu Cout Dewsbury
    Kane Pukki Nketiah

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'm 6K with no chips and doubt I'll stay there.
      Expect you to pass me.

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Really think BB and FH are worth that many pts? (Also assume many teams in front of me are also packing a chip or 2)

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes, BB not so much but FH can be gold.

      2. Slitherene
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Seems like taking a few extra hits this year has paid off.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Should be able to gain ground with chips
      Only 40% of teams have BB, say you gain 30 from that chip = +18 points
      50% of teams have FH, say you gain 30 from that chip = +15 points

  12. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Was thinking I'd have to move on Martinelli to another DGWer next week but now I'm not so sure. I said I'd do it to fund Doherty to Matip but now I'm thinking holding and getting rid of James is best?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Similar thoughts myself. If Martinelli does well you'd expect him to keep his place for at least one game. Chelsea look to be on the beach

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah I'm certainly more hopeful of him getting a start and a decent sub appearance now. Wish I could afford to do James to Robertson even by downgrading someone else to fodder but I can't but I'll see if I can figure something else decent out

    2. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      DGWs are often the best times to own rotation/fringey options like Martinelli, City mids, Jota, etc. Likely to get more minutes than they do on average as teammates are rested and have their minutes managed. If wouldn't have considered selling even if he were on the bench this match.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Interesting view, I see your point. I guess I just felt Arteta felt he was onto a particular plan that worked in the last 2 games and that didn't involve Martinelli, but if he has a chance of a start in one I'll definitely keep

  13. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Should I be taking a hit for 36 BB?

    Foster ¦ Raya
    VvD Alonso Cash White
    Salah Son Bernardo
    Kane Pukki Dennis
    ¦ Zaha Gordon Amartey

    1.1 ITB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yes

      1. Slitherene
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Upgrade my bench?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          and 1st 11.

          1. Slitherene
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Who do you not like the look of?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Alonso, White, Bernando is a bit meh, Kane is hurting elsewhere, Amartey

              1. Slitherene
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Agreed, who do you think is the obvious missing in my team?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 13 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  They are pretty obvious to all.

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Okay, thanks!

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 13 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Man City for starters.

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      White is injured

  14. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Playing aggressively has been working so well for me. My -8 selling Sterling, Havertz, Werner for Son, Watkins, Coutinho gained 17 for me, 30+ with son (c).

    Playing aggressively can work

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Good work, not taking anything away from those moves.

      But ofc it works when you remove the three stooges for Son and players playing the worst team in the league.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I thin you're right. But that is because it came off. You could have been aggressive to bring in Salah or KDB and you'd be a little less pleased.

    3. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Decisions are either good or bad. I don't think is such a thing as playing aggressively. But congratulations on your win

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Of course it can work but it also can not work, when looking at single GWs moves have a huge variance whether they work or not
      e.g. Someone could have brought in KDB, Jota and Coutinho for a -8 and netted 0 points from that this week even though all those players would have big upside on paper heading into the week

  15. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Poor start from Arsenal. Got a bad feeling about this…

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    If the league table was on home games only, Everton would be 10th on 26 points. On away games 20th, with 6 points. Crazy!

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yet people still looking at their double next week...

      1. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yeah but they will win away again.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on going Son (c) instead of Salah for DGW 36 to try and gain ground?* I think the Spurs fixtures are deceptively good for Son...

      *not purely a kneejerk as I was already considering it.

      1. SonnyPikey
          3 months, 14 days ago

          son away to pool 1st game though he won't get much. arsenal will be trickier than today.

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          If they weren’t playing Liverpool then I’d have

        • Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It's two assured starts. Arsenal not as assured at the back as earlier in the year and Liverpool will be coming off their CL fixture so he could get returns

          1. SonnyPikey
              3 months, 14 days ago

              think he blanks v pool. maybe goal v arse

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Nope it’s spurs and they will bottle both games

            1. SonnyPikey
                3 months, 14 days ago

                haha

              • Hulk Smash
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                My perception of Spurs is they tend to do better than most against the big teams and bottle it against crap teams.

              • Hulk Smash
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                e.g. they've done the double over City and drew with Liverpool this season.

              • La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                lol

            2. The Red Devil
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Pool & city are at a different level, could haul against Arsenal
              Has a great home record & Arsenal struggle away

              1. SonnyPikey
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  arsenal struggle away? beat chelsea

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 13 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Chelsea are terrible atm.

                    1. Athletico Timbo
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      No Everton are rocking

                  2. The Red Devil
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Lost to saints, palace

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        2 games ok

                        1. The Red Devil
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Lol just sort the league table home and away & you might understand

              2. The Red Devil
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Original plan was to switch Kane and kulusevski to Watkins & kdb
                But now thinking get Jesus & son
                Thoughts?

                1. SonnyPikey
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    not a kneejerk at all lol

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Lol, not owning son has killed my season

                2. Stranger Mings
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Is this crazy raph, KANE, havertz & Werner to salah, Jesus, foden & Nketiah-8?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 13 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    no

                    1. Stranger Mings
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Thanks just big risk going foden & Jesus snd losing Kane

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 13 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        No Kane and having Son is the main reason for my rank.

                        1. Stranger Mings
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Ok cool thanks v tempted

                  2. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Descent trade tbh

                    1. La Roja
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Decent*

                      1. Stranger Mings
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Cheers have just enough to do!!

                3. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Is this worth -8?

                  Trent Havertz Weghorst ➡ Matip KDB Mateta

                  1. Athletico Timbo
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yuk no way

                  2. Scots Gooner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yes (just)

                  3. Athletico Timbo
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Keep Trent

                  4. Stranger Mings
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    No keep Trent

                  5. The Red Devil
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    If you think kdb outscores havertz by 8 then yes, other two moves are meh

                  6. Hulk Smash
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    No

                4. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Cmon Arsenal, don’t spoil a good weekend

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Come on West Ham

                5. Valdez
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Why has no elite club every tried to sign Son? He’s far too good to be at Spurs his whole career

                  1. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    No idea, very hard worker, fantastic finisher, hardly ever injured, excellent stats and record practically every season. Unfortunately it isn't an exaggeration to say that Asian and British-Asian players aren't looked upon very favourably on the whole compared with players from a lot of other regions.

                    1. Valdez
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Yep that’s literally the only reason I can think of

                  2. Hulk Smash
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Chelsea could do with someone of his finishing ability

                6. Saosin
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Have 2 FT.
                  Thoughts on: Mount and Salah -> Foden and KDB, then FH38?

                  1. MIGHTY JOE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Just one. Wouldnt lose Salah

                7. MIGHTY JOE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Lads! 2 FT:

                  Bilva the fraud/Werner -> Saka/Jesus

                  or

                  Bilva/Mount -> Saka/Foden?

                  1. Stranger Mings
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    A

                  2. Gizzachance
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    B

                  3. Hulk Smash
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    B

                8. Stranger Mings
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Seen talk of robbo being rested 1 DGW36 - people considering transferring him out to Laporte?

                  1. Gizzachance
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Think he will miss one of the dgw
                    Champs league semi final m week to

                    1. Stranger Mings
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Mmmm.. might sell then

                      1. Gizzachance
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Robbo owner myself, if fh may get taa, he’s had his rest now

                        1. Stranger Mings
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Yeh got TAA and Robo and selling robbo give me funds to get salah

                          1. Gizzachance
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Selling for who? Matip, or other dgw player

                  2. HashAttack
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Sounds like he needs a rest but hopefully in the CL (slim chance) - I could swap him for TAA but wondering whether Alonso is a bigger problem than Robbo

                9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  OMG holding

                  1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Saka assist

                10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  OMG YES

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

                  Saka a

                  1. Cilly Bonnolly
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Nice.

                12. Milk, 1 Šuker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  (S)aka assist

                13. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Holding you beaut