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Antonio leads the West Ham line again with Haller still on the bench

The Fantasy Premier League man of the moment Michail Antonio (£7.0m) has been handed another outing as West Ham’s centre-forward.

Fresh from netting four goals at Norwich last time out, the out-of-position FPL midfielder keeps his starting berth for the visit of Watford.

With Sébastien Haller (£6.8m) still on the West Ham bench, it allows Antonio to spearhead the attack once more.

The £7.0m man remains a key differential despite the recent interest in him.

His ownership increased by just over 130,000 managers between Gameweeks 35+ and 36+ but Antonio is still only in 3.5% of squads worldwide.

He will be helped in his cause by Mark Noble (£4.9m) tonight, who looks to be deployed in the number 10 role once again, a position he has taken on admirably in recent weeks.

Aaron Cresswell (£4.5m) starts at left-back once again while Ben Johnson (£4.0m) earns his first start since the restart at right-back.

There is arguably less interest in the Watford line-up but there are not too many shocks.

Craig Dawson (£4.8m), the Hornets greatest goal threat of late, retains his place at the heart of defence while the kindly priced Kiko Femenía (£4.2m) is at right-back once again.

Troy Deeney (£6.2m) naturally leads the line with Danny Welbeck (£5.8m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£6.0m) providing the width.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Noble, Bowen; Antonio.

Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Masina, Dawson, Kabasele, Femenía; Hughes, Cleverley; Welbeck, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

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1,051 Comments Post a Comment
  1. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling essential next GW? Got KDB, Mahrez & Jesus at the moment....

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No, could easily be rested if he plays FA cup.

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        The same with Mahrez?

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He started 1 in last 3 , he plays rest off season.

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          You would guess so. But with ‘rien va plus’ Pep you never know...

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Captain him?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        In that case yes

        1. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Free hit already used.

          DDG
          TAA Doherty Azpilicueta (Holgate)
          KDB Mahrez Foden Fernandes Martial
          Vardy Jimenez (DCL)

          A. Save FT
          B. Vardy to Aubameyang
          C. Azpilicueta to Tarkowski

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Save

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No. I thought he was essential this GW!

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Not the only one with that thought

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Probably wouldn’t be moving around the City boys this GW.

      Couch needed if he starts though.

  2. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    GTG? BB activated. 0FT, 0.8 itb

    Pope
    Trent Doherty Egan
    Sterling KdB Martial (c) B.Fernandes Pulisic
    G.Jesus Greenwood

    Henderson Gayle Pieters Stephens

    Doing Foster & Diop >> Pope & Pieters (-4)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Best time for it with 2 GWs left.

  3. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What to do with Aurier?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Start

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Presumably he'll either start or not play at all. So what you do depends on your bench I suppose.

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Keep

  4. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any advice on what to do here please? 1ft. 0 cash

    Hendo (mccarthy)
    Taa maguire boly (Stephens soy)
    Kdb foden bruno martial (pulisic)
    Jesus jiminez vardy

    A.....vardy to wood
    B...something else....

    Thanks

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maguire to Tarkowski
      Vardy to Rashford

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Interesting

        Thanks

  5. BT31 - WE ARE ALL TINKERMEN…
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FH or TC this week? Thanks

    Pope
    Garcia Saiss Aurier
    Salah Fernandes Pulisic KDB
    Gayle Rasford Vardy

    Martin Saka Fernandez Targett

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      FH w37 and TC a City attacker w38

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You still have FH and TC wow used mine ages ago.

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kind of amazing that the difference between OR 1 and 10k is more than 200 points.

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      If you look at the recent gameweek scores for those at the very top, they don't seem to be stand-out amazing. Wonder if there's a bit of a buffer between them and say 500 to 1000, that's built up over the first 3/4s of the season

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It is a huge gap...Im not positive, but normally I think its tighter than that

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I think in past seasons it has been tighter too.

  7. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    50 point gap now in my mini league coming off last week. Was 15 but he smashed the free hit. I take my hat off to him but any advice of how I can try to bring it back?

    We currently both have: Maguire TAA Pulisic KDB Fernandes Jesus

    Differential players:
    Me v him
    Pope v Martinez
    Digne v Doherty
    Sterling v Mahrez
    Salah v Willian
    Greenwood v Vardy

    Feel like captaining Salah in the final two games could be a good start as he won’t get him in.

    Any of our combined players I could look to move on? KDB is risky but I could go Son then Pulisic > Silva in 38

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Captaining Salah is probably your only shout. Even then, Sterling Vs Mahrez is reliant on Pep roulette working out in your favour

      1. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I am tempted to take a minus 4

        Maguire + Puli > K.Long + Martial (C)

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Looks like you got to captain salah and hope he goes mad.

      1. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I am tempted to take a minus 4

        Maguire + Puli > K.Long + Martial (C)

  8. GW37+ Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    GW37+ fixtures and clean sheet odds

    GW37+ fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/tju2p8
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW36+ clean sheets
    CHE: 56% ✅
    MUN: 53% ✅
    MCY: 49% ❌
    WOL: 46% ❌
    LEI: 39% ✅
    TOT: 38% ❌
    SOT: 36% ❌
    EVE: 34% ❌
    WHU: 31% ❌
    LIV: 29% ❌
    BRI: 26% ❌
    BUR: 26% ❌
    WAT: 25% ❌
    SHU: 24% ❌
    AST: 22% ❌
    NEW: 19% ❌
    ARS: 17% ❌
    CPL: 14% ❌
    BOU: 7% ❌
    NOR: 6% ❌

    GW37+ clean sheet odds
    WOL: 54%
    MUN: 48%
    MCY: 44%
    BRI: 39%
    SHU: 38%
    BUR: 34%
    TOT: 31%
    ARS: 30%
    EVE: 28%
    LIV: 28%
    BOU: 27%
    NOR: 26%
    LEI: 25%
    NEW: 23%
    SOT: 23%
    CPL: 20%
    AST: 19%
    CHE: 18%
    WAT: 10%
    WHU: 10%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Liverpool: 15
    Manchester City: 15
    Burnley: 14
    Leicester City: 13
    Sheffield United: 13
    Manchester United: 12
    Wolverhampton Wanderers: 12
    Arsenal: 10
    Crystal Palace: 10
    Newcastle United: 10
    Watford: 9
    Brighton and Hove Albion: 8
    Chelsea: 8
    Everton: 8
    Southampton: 8
    Tottenham Hotspur: 7
    West Ham United: 7
    Aston Villa: 6
    Bournemouth: 5
    Norwich City: 5

    The penultimate GW is here! Good luck!!!

    G

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley 34%. Wow!

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thank u

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley CS percentage lower than I was expecting. Do bookies know sonething?

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        injuries

    4. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Got double Wolves so hopefully keep a cleanie

    5. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I hope that Aurier will return form France. Targett is his replacement :/

    6. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Surprised about Man Utd's. I thought West Ham would likely score.

      1. Bodini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Are they effectively safe now so motivation gone?

    7. Bodini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Need a one week goalkeeper punt so going bu this, Patricio?

      I really thought Burnley would be higher too

    8. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      cheers

    9. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Brighton lower than Burnley odds. Powerful differential there

  9. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Antonio stay in those BPs!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Deductions & Soucek GWG.

      Toni needs another.

  10. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Only have kdb and Foden from city.

    Should I get Jesus or Sterling in for Vardy or Salah?

    1. swobe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Jesus for me but hesitating what with rotation..

    2. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Not sure i'd do either of those. If I had to chose, vardy out

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Get jesus

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks! Orher option is to get Auba for Vardy

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Antonio yellow please

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Two of them.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Sod it, yellow then straight red please

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Kiko you ledge

  13. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who would be the 1 player you would want this week who isn't in the team below?
    Going to FH in 38. So transfer this week can be a 1 week punt or stay in for FH. Thinking Salah or Sterling for Willian.

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Kiko, Lascelles
    KDB, Martial, Bruno, Willian, Foden
    Ings, Jimenez, Greenwood

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Willian to Sterling.

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Would be an easy choice if I knew he starts.

  14. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I am taking this Tierney punt

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Could be gold

    2. swobe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Had him since the restart. I wish you well

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Which is what?

  15. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bardsley or Pieters?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pieters

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pieters

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bardsley if you need him for 38.

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Why? More nailed? I need backup for Aurier

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Just safer imo.

          Taylor might get back for 38. Pieters was playing RM but Gudmundsson is back too.

          1. Mr. Mystic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Only need him for 37. As have FH in 38

          2. Mr. Mystic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I could go for Dunk instead? (As I have Pope)

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pieters

    5. Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Same dilemma. Bardsley more likely to score

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Antonio rewarding points chasers

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Depends. I’m chasing but my ML leader is owner also. 🙁

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Probably trying to block you

  17. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Play
    a) Pulisic
    b) Saka

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. swobe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      not a bad decision to make. I'm playing Saka. Would play both if you could drop a striker

      1. Fantabulous KdB
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Jiminez, Ings, Greenwood

        Could drop greenwood to bench but WHU is a good fixture for him

  18. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Atleast get one more save Fab

  19. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Playing BB, Lascelles >>

    1. Pieters
    2. Kevin Long
    3. Bardsley

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pieters , but getting Dunk myself

    2. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Also on BB and just done Lascelles to Pieters

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Will he definitely start?

        1. Rt505
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I certainly hope so. Probably left back. Risky for 38. I already have Long who is also a good option

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Danny Welbeck. Donking it up in the PL since 2010

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Scored that backheel goal for England vs Sweden though.

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Antonio & Declan Rice

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Smell

  22. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Have to say 63pts feels good for my FH

    Was too scared to start Deeney over Sterling though

  23. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I need Kiko to score a hat-trick in these last few minutes to save my season.

  24. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    With West Ham being all but safe now, does that make United options even more attractive this week?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Absolutely.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Moyes returning to Man Utd with an agenda?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Moyes team rolls over at Old Trafford, just like old times...

  25. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which transfer would you do as a 1 week punt (FHing in 38)

    Pulisic > Antonio

    or

    Azpilicueta > VVD

    Rest of Team

    Pope Ramsdale

    Boly Egan Fernandez Stevens xxxxxxxx

    KDB Martial Foden Fernandes xxxxxxxx

    Jesus Rashford Ings

    Any ideas would be welcomed

  26. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Taylor -> Bardsley/Pieters or Dunk? (Already have Pope)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Dunk

  27. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Welbeck, Gray and Deeney some strike force that , lmfao

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Lethal in the Championship.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        We will see next season

  28. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who would you rather have:

    A) Greenwood, Vardy, Mane
    B) Wood, Vardy Martial
    C) Wood, Rashford, Mane

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B

  29. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Play Jimmy or Mason

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Jimi

  30. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Is it to much to ask for a Fabianski save point? It would get me to an even 40 points.