West Ham 1-0 Fulham
- Objectives: Thomas Sochik (£ 4.9 million)
- It helps: Saeed bin Rahma (£ 6.0 million)
- Saves penalty kick: Lucas Fabianski (£ 5.0m)
- Missed penalty kick: Ademola Lookman (£ 5.0m)
- Reward points: Fabiansky x3, Vladimir Koval x2 (£ 4.5m), Soucek x1
take a bow
Most of West Ham’s attacking assets were disappointed in their first game of a catchy series of matches as they beat Fulham 1-0 on Saturday night.
Fantasy Premier League managers have been waiting for the Gameweek 8 match swing for quite some time, even Mikhail Antonio (£ 6.2m) injury does not delay a wave of investment.
Jarrod Bowen (6.3 million pounds sterling) and Pablo Fornals (£ 6.4m) selected nearly 150,000 new owners among them, but none were particularly impressed even against Fulham’s weak defense.
Of the two, Bowen was the closest to an offensive comeback, as his strong first-half efforts were veered from the edge of the penalty area and overturned. Alphonse Areola (4.5 million pounds sterling).
Subsequently, the former Hull player fired a few more shots on target, almost all from outside the penalty area. Regardless of his guesswork, Bowen struggled to get into the game.
His recent performance has been somewhat criticized by the local press, highlighting that it has been in a downturn since Gameweek 4’s 3-0 win over Leicester.
Meanwhile, Fornals was closest to an attacking comeback in the first half when he turned around the left-back Anthony Robinson (£ 4.4m) and his cross swept off a path Arthur Masuako (4.5 million pounds) who fired a close-up shot at Areola.
None of the players were allowed to finish the game either, and it was replaced Saeed bin Rahma (6.0 million pounds) and Manuel Lanzini (6.4 million pounds) in the 72nd minute.
While the owners of Bowen and Fornals are definitely likely to hold these assets on Gameweek 9’s trip to Sheffield United, who are still without clean sheets this season, the fact that they looked so poor even against Fulham may be enough to put off further investment despite the fixtures. Favorable.
“I think it says a lot about the players, it’s a change. We won’t try to lose the game, we’ll stick with it and try not to lose. I wouldn’t say it was ugly, we controlled the ball in the opening ten or fifteen minutes, we had chances but we also tried in The last 20 minutes. What we don’t have is the ability to beat someone even (after the substitutions). ” David Moyes
However, not everything was so bleak for the West Ham strikers against Fulham.
Thomas Swick (£ 4.9million) finally gave his positive baseline stats and scored his first campaign goal.
Unsurprisingly, the midfielder’s presence in the penalty area marked his latest performance, putting him in the right place at the right time to overtake Areola in the final stages.
Those looking to invest in West Ham matches Bin Rahma should also be on their minds, as it was his constant determination that breathed new life into the Hammers in the last 20 minutes – and he also got a helping hand for the winner.
Admittedly, it was Ben Rahma who missed a penalty in stoppage time for foul. Tom Cairney (£ 5.3m) Moyes didn’t seem to have to worry about it full time, however.
All things considered, this show might convince him to start Benrahma against Sheffield United, who could see anyone Bowen or Fornals pulling out from the side, although it’s hard to predict this with any degree of certainty. Either way, the appearance of Bin Rahma is sure to be a bit disappointing for the Fantasy managers evaluating the most famous players in West Ham midfield outside the market.
“(In response to a question about Benrahma’s influence): I hope you’ve seen Fornals and Boyne’s class also in recent weeks, so we’ve got really good competition in those positions. Saeed is a really good player, I’ve had a lot of players from the tournament and I’m not expecting a lot of them quickly It had an effect in both boxes, but fortunately it went well for us. ” David Moyes
There was mixed news about West Ham’s defensive capabilities in their 1-0 win over Fulham.
The third clean sheet of the season was, of course, welcome news for the more than 120,000 directors who signed up Aaron Creswell (£ 5.1m), which was a pity not to escape the offensive comeback on Saturday.
Fabian Balboina (£ 4.4m) and Haller both saw efforts either saved or hit the crossbar from the corners of Creswell in the opening match, and the left center back was also rejected by Areola.
she was Vladimir Koval (4.5 million pounds) who scored the highest score among FPL defenders, earning an additional two points for eight. He now has 25 matches from five matches, averaging five points per match.
The reason for those additions against Fulham appears to be his insistence on the cross, even though the quality of his delivery was not quite up to Criswell, something Moyes deduced full-time.
“One little thing, I think our crossing tonight was awful and our ability to get to such situations, we just didn’t do well enough. Either we kicked it or hit the streak man and that was one side but we thought we’d have more ball, I moved with this Way later in the game and we didn’t pass the ball well enough across the lines. ” David Moyes
As for the long-term potential of clean sheets, it was somewhat alarming to watch the West Ham game in the final stages, especially after the 1-0 lead.
They have struggled to cope with alternative driving tours Robin Loftus Cheek (5.9 million pounds) And seemed likely to give up under Fulham offensive pressure. Of course, they would have done had it not been for the occasional circumstance Ademula Lockman(£ 5.0m) Shocking penalty.
Meanwhile, Moise will now be sweating in fitness Angelo forced us (£ 4.9 million), who suffered a muscle injury in the second half and was the backbone always in West Ham defense and could be severely missed if his absence proves to be long-term.
“We are a bit worried about Angelo. Because it was a challenge in the penalty area where I don’t think the player should have taken the challenge on the goalkeeper and opened the thigh a little so we will check him and see the result.” David Moyes
West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski. Creswell, Ojbonna (Diop 63), Balboina; Masuako, Soyak, Rice, Koval; Fornals (Benrahma 72), Bowen (Lanzini 72 ′); Haller.
Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola. A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Red, zambo angisa (Cavallero 90 + 3 ′); Lockman, Cairene, De Cordova Reed (Loftus-Cheek 83 ′); Mitrovic.
Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8
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