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

    Which one do you like the most?

    A) Weghorst to Nketiah
    B) Mount to Saka

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

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

      A

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A, I guess, but I'm not sure I'd spend a transfer on either of them

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

        It is for funds mate

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

    Damn Gabriel - save it for my FH next week!

  3. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    White injury doesn't seem serious? Back next week?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Does he even get back in when both CBs have scored today?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Holding won't play if White is fit.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Sarcasm not detected.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            7 Gin and Tonics. It wasn't me. Hahaha!

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

      Someone said hamstring earlier, unless he just felt it a little I'd say he'll be out

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Salah Ramsey > Son Jota ... who's with me 😛

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      The overthinkers 😉

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nah, that's the losing gambler 😛

  5. Jeremy Corbyn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Foden or Jota for GW36?

  6. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Argghh... 0.1 short of doing TAA & Martinelli to Laporte & Foden.

    Mount instead of Foden?

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

      Jota?

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Jota is much more expensive

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

          Sorry - just seen price. I thought Mount was > 8

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

      Wouldn't sell TAA now he's had his rest anyway

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This, next rest could be Robbo ...

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Good point. But Gomez is always lurking, unlike Tsimi.

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

          Tsimikas is pretty damn decent for a backup whenever watch him, don't think Robbo is completely safe (although ideally his rest comes in the UCL second leg)

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Perhaps you're right. I have both TAA Robbo.. think I need to have double City defence for DGW36

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

          Tsimi is OK- but he's been ill and Robbo is so fit.

          1. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah unlucky guy

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

              I think he might play in Spain

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nah need to push to get Foden I think

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        -8? Hmmmm

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ouch, no then ...

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

        I’m not sure you really ‘need’ to get Foden. He is a lovely player but doesn’t really return fpl points. I would prioritize Cancelo/Laporte for the dgw. I would understand the need more if you were thinking of captaining Foden but I wouldn’t rip up my team to get him.

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Very good advice. Cheers all

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

          I agree with this. Think before yesterday Foden had like 3 returns in his last 12 games or something

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with James? 🙁

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Send him on his way and tell him you’ll see him next year … maybe.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Exactly ... got 0 1 or 2 from him the whole season for me. God knows how I missed all of his hauls 😛

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

      With Martinelli starting today I think I've swapped my plans to move him out and will move James instead. He's still really likely to only play once in the DGW and can't be sure of a clean sheet any more

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I may bench James, believe it or not ...

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably sell for laporte

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Got all the big guns TAA Robbo Laporte Cancelo ... bench him I guess ... and play Pukki 4-5-1 😛

  8. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    25 on the pitch, 26 on the bench, love that. Destined for 6 point BB next week.

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

    Thinking Robo to Matip ? Can Matip play both DGW36?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why is that? Worry of benching or for releasing funds?

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

        To free up funds plus Think risk of benching after played yesterday plus CL? Although depends if matip secure? Not sure if any budget City defenders?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Releasing funds is somehow fine, but I will think hard to let Robbo go ...

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

            True but if benched only plays 1 game compared to getting a doubler

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              That's speculation though ... could be the other way around with Robbo play twice and Matip once

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

                True but talk of Tsimi coming in

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Maybe maybe ... if you wish to take the chance. GL!

  10. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Not watching … but if you were a gambling man … Saka more likely to pick up a second yellow or a goal/assist before the whistle?

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

      Another attacking return

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      6 YC's and 19 fantasy goal involvements this season would suggest the latter

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

    Which to lose for Foden?
    A. Mount
    B. Havertz

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

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

      Either

    3. AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Lose both!

    4. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

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

    Nketiah got to hit the target

  13. RN - Lyon Fan
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Nketiah is such a wasteman just get it on target bro ffs

    1. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That was a joke

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

      Lol a famously good finisher. There's no pleasing you when you've got your hooks into a target 😀

      1. RN - Lyon Fan
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Famously good in carabao cup, under 21 and fifa 22

        In the premier league he panics.

  14. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which is better?

    A) Sa (che, MCI) and Rodrigo (ars, CHE) +8
    Or
    B) Pickford (lei, wat) and Jesus (NEW, wol) -8

  15. Bikerz
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Son hauls keep stagnating my rank! Wonder if/when Kane owners will fall on the right side of variance

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

        BUR (H) in 37 seems like more of a Kane game than a Son game.

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Seen Sons last goal v Burnley at home?

      2. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Next season

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

          Would think Son would get as much service as possible being the closest to catching Salah for Golden Boot. Thoughts?

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

      Sorry another transfer option Robo, havertz, raph, Werner to matip, salah, Gelhardt & saka -8? Thanks

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No

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

          Ok cheers my other option is to sell Kane

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

      It makes me laugh how some people are suggesting West Ham is a tough fixture for Man City in the title race. West Ham are a terrible defensive team. Arsenal have scored 2 today and have had 6 shots on target. Dread to think what City will do to them. Will be an easy win for them.

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

      Come on Nketiah! I benched Matip and Martinelli for you! (After planning to play Matip the whole week and showing faith at the last moment like a mug)

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Eddie's going to score..

      2. RN - Lyon Fan
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nketiah on your team? He must have the worst points to game ratio of any fwd in fpl history

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Surely that's Brewster

          1. RN - Lyon Fan
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            brewster too

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

          You not splurting over Lacazette anymore?

          You even changed grav. Lol

          1. RN - Lyon Fan
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            youre not in a position to discuss gravs

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

          It's 2.7 times better than Dobbin's this season!

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

      Why are West Ham playing full strength now? They’ve got their biggest game for 15 years on Thursday.

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone know where RCA is? He's been very quiet this year, but when you "have it" like him, I don't think you need to do much talkin 😆

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        RCA?

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          He was just an old poster that used to come on and brag about how well he was doing and he said something like "In FPL, you either have it or you don't" but he hasn't been on in ages so I'm guessing he's not doing too well!

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

        Remind me of the Avatar

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I think his avatar was maybe Dalglish when he was playing. I think RCA was trying to wind people up but he's gone very quiet in the last two years!

    • Arteta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tomiyasu 🙁

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tomiyasu injured again.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That White injury puts a spanner in my BB36 works.... Boooo!

    • RN - Lyon Fan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      no pace

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

        😆

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

      Nketiah really passing the eye test today

      1. RN - Lyon Fan
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        what about goal test

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

          He can save those untill I bring him in next GW.

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

          He will get goals, been unlucky today

      2. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Mateta to Nketiah worth a shot?

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

          Yeah reckon so, I'm getting him

          1. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thinking of bringing him in for the double GW. Mateta not really cutting it for the team

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I did this for a hit before deadline

          1. AC Yew
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Hope it pays off for you!

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Hopefully.

              Fwiw I did Schar Mateta Werner to Cash Watkins Eddie (-8). Feeling happy about it 🙂

              1. AC Yew
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Nice one! I picked Coutinho over Watkins so not as happy haha

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

        Yeh v tempted to get

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

      Nice shot by Nketiah

    • Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who do you think will be the biggest price riser next season? I’ll start off, Saka to 8m so + 1.5m

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Son 10 to 11.5

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

        Saka for sure, I'd say Jota will be up there, Cancelo too

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

        More 1.5s

        Jota 9.0 (+1.5) if he stays as a mid
        Cancelo 7.5 (+1.5)
        Bowen 8.0 (+1.5)

    • NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who to start in DGW36?
      A. Nketiah
      B. Martinelli

      1. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

      2. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nketiah, Martinelli first on the bench.

        Really think there's a decent chance that Nketiah will haul before the season is done.

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

        A

      4. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks all

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

        A

      6. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

    • AC Yew
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What to do with
      a) Mount
      b? Coutinho

      On BB next week

      1. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hold both

        1. AC Yew
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Im sure there are better midfield options

      2. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Keep.. chance it.

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

        Sell for foden & saka ?

        1. AC Yew
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Like this, but not sure Foden will start both games

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

      Saka down

      1. RN - Lyon Fan
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        shush he's up again

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

          Ok, limped off