We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from West Ham United v Bournemouth in our Scout Notes summary. Dominic Solanke (£5.8m) hobbled off in Bournemouth’s defeat to West Ham on Monday, lasting only 45 minutes of the Cherries’ 2-0 loss after picking up what appeared to be an ankle injury. To add to the visitor’s woes, they also lost first-choice‘ keeper Neto (£4.5m) at the break, having hurt himself while clearing the ball in the first half. He was replaced by Mark Travers (£4.3m), who started the season as number one but hasn’t played since the 9-0 Liverpool defeat.
There was further controversy late on, when a penalty was awarded after Vladimir Coufal’s (£4.3m) cross hit the arm of Jordan Zemura (£4.4m), who was sliding with his arms raised. However, Jarrod Bowen (£8.2m) – who missed West Ham’s last penalty at Anfield in Gameweek 12 – had been withdrawn just moments before after a quiet night, which meant Said Benrahma (£5.6m) was the man to step up and covert.
Bowen then later confirmed in his post-match interview that he wouldn’t have taken the penalty even if he was still on the pitch. For Benrahma, the winger had impressed in cameos off the bench against Southampton and Liverpool recently, with David Moyes challenging him in the build-up to “show a bit more” and “make things happen”. Upon his return to the starting XI, he certainly did that, with his converted penalty his eighth shot of the match.
Elsewhere, Aaron Cresswell (£4.8m) produced his biggest return of the season so far with eight points. The full-back put in some good crosses and with another four chances created for his teammates in Gameweek 13, is now up to 24 overall – more than any other FPL defender bar Kieran Trippier (£5.8m).