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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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Watford need to park the bus

    Goal difference just as imp now

  2. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Stop stealing Antonio’s goals

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Antonio hasnt got that in his locker mate

  3. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rice's price tag just went up another 5 million

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      We’ll pay it

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lol nah Chelsea too busy signing attacking midfielders while they got the Btec Mustafi and Luiz in Rudiger and Zouma

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not to mention bevis and butthead as fullbacks.

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            nah just Alonso. Reece James and Azpi are both decent.

            Alonso is on my all time streets never forgets backline of Phil Jones, Mustafi, Luiz and Alonso

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              How does squillaci not get in. Worst defender i have ever seen

              1. sunnyh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Lets be honest we can put 11 arsenal players in the whole team

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What - to 5 million?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lol

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bit steep

    3. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who wants to buy him?

      1. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Chelsea linked recently. Personally don't see the hype.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Agreed - not impressed.

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He's got nothing on Lingard. Now thats a special talent

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          You seen our DM? Kante cant stay healthy

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Much rather Jorginho over Rice. Even if Jorginho is off, surely the touted 40-50m valuation of Rice means there's better value elsewhere.

            Denis Zakaria for example.

      2. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        probably all of the top 6 at this point

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He doesn't get a sniff at City or Pool. United have lots of cash, and better options out there surely?!

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            If ox can get into pool squad so can rice

            1. Berbs
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Fair comment lol. 😆

            2. Boom Boom's Loveshack
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Don't exactly play the same position, but still funny

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Lol

          2. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Fernandinho old and Rice can also play CB, Liverpool's midfield is so one dimensional and relies so much on Jordan flipping Henderson. Chelsea, United, Spurs, Arsenal would all jump over themselves if they had a free run at getting Rice.

            So yeah top clubs in England all would love him. Dont think he would leave for Wolves, Leicester or Sheffield if West Ham stays up

    4. Iggypop
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably meant to be a cross

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    After Foster made that howler to let Auba score for Arsenal (when Foster was caught dallying on the ball) a few seasons ago I said he was past it.

    But since the restart he has been terrible. That mistake to gift Ings a goal. And tonight guy hasn't moved to make a save.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You are such a tactical and formation genius. Every post amazes me

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sorry, I meant to say you are such a know all when it comes to tactics and formation for any team

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The best one was making arsenal sound like relegation contenders then they won 4 on the bounce

  5. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any Leeds experts from a FPL perspective? I'll be avoiding Bamford, I know that much.

    Be interesting if James Milner is a Liverpool player when the game goes live, and ends up moving to Leeds. Could be FPL good, probably around 6-6.5m mid who is nailed and presumably on all set pieces.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Leeds have a lot of players too good for the championship but just not good enough for premier league

      Bamford and pablo the most obvious ones. Need a few signings

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Oh yes, congratulations Leeds. Didn't choke it this time.

      Welcome back to the Premier League.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A very big club who ought to be up there. Mind you, the same could be said for Villa.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Forest feel the same way.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            My son (errant boy) is a Forest fan. He lives in hope for the playoffs. He's happy that Brentford probably won't be there.

    3. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can't see Milner being at leeds next season.

  6. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which is better?

    A- Lascelles > Pieters ( play Foster)
    B- Foster > Pope ( play Alonso)

    Current backline:

    Foster
    TAA Alonso Saiis Lascelles* Simposn*

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

  7. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So, I know how this goes.

    We all bring in triple City now, on the back of this, and Watford go and sneak a 1-1 draw.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That's how it's been going this season. Might as well try and enjoy the last 2 weeks instead. I think I'm going to do Tarkowski captain lol.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I can take hits and not worry.

    2. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think most have triple city, no?

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No.

  8. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    GW37 advice required:

    A) AWB & Antonio
    b) Pieters & Martial (-4)?

    1. Pulisic 4 President
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any chance in this universe that Watford can score a goal???

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      An OG more likely

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kiko looking dangerous for owners.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      😀

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      😀

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    West Ham will playing for nothing 38 know

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Villa will be gone by then, though.

      If the teams left in it, Bournemouth have the best fixtures.

      Watford look terrible.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        How? If city beat watford villa will be in till final day at least

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Can't see Villa beating Arsenal, are they 3 or 4 points behind Watford?

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            3

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      RIP English

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I know mate , we should be able to edit and delete our posts.

  12. JAYPEE
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wan Bissaka & Pulisic for Pieters & Martial (-4)
    Or
    Vardy for Ings

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      The hit one.

  13. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Antonio to Barca or Real ? 😛

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

      Barcelona, he’ll be heading to the beach at full time.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Imagine him & Messi in same team !

  14. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wow Bournemouth could not get relegated. Didn't see that coming

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

    City could get 8 past these clowns.

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

      Again...

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not falling for this narrative again.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No one can be trusted especially bald fraud.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This.

    3. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah...but they almost struggled vs. Bou

      So it's Pep roulette AND form roulette as well

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would be hilarious if city just crape their way through 1-0 wins vs nor and wat

  16. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Soucek looks absolutely immense. A crashing pylon of a man.

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

      At 5.5m next season we could have a nice enabler.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Except everyone will have 5 playing midd when auba rash kane greenwood get reclassified

  17. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Need more Mantonio goals please

  18. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Foden

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Think Foden will start again?

        1. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 4 days ago

          If he doesn't in the FA cup then yeah

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            But we won’t know before deadline

  19. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Bruno Martial KDB Salah
    Jimmy Jesus Greenwood

    Martin Foden Holgate Lascelles

    Thoughts on Greenwood -> Wood? FH 38

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Picked him on FH myself, but getting AWB from the bench.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bench boost for me...

  20. Vazza
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who to start in GW37+ -

    A. Foden
    B. Greenwood

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same question above

    2. Pulisic 4 President
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Both.

  21. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Guys,

    GW37 advice required:

    A) AWB & Antonio
    b) Pieters & Martial (-4)?

  22. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ings in for who?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Nketiah

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers fellas.

  23. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Maguire to who? Rival on a bench boost and has 3 Sheffield defs and 2 Brighton

    1. alexmj
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Dunk or Pieters

      1. gers23
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is it stupid to go Tarkowski and not block one of his Sheffield defence?

  24. Maddocio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hopefully Foster will get dropped after this performance, i have to play him against City unless I take a hit. Button’s guaranteed 0 points looks like a better option right now

  25. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who are the 3 best defenders for GW 37?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bur Bur Wlv Wlv

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Burnley * 3

  26. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    GW38... AVL have everything to play for and WHM has nothing.

  27. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on the implications on this result on West Ham/Watford for next gw?

    Both Manchester clubs obviously have great captaincy options.

    West Ham to kick on you reckon and give United a hard time? Wondering if Watford have pretty much given up after this

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Man city have a weird stat I think. Never won more than 3 in a row all season. Watford will beat them.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Interesting. Can’t see pep losing 2 games to bottom half after the restart, though

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      West Ham might well be safe before they play, if Bouremouth and Villa don't win their games.

      If not, they might go still go easy to be fully fit for the Villa game on the last day.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ah just seeing United don’t play till Wednesday. Interesting. I see them going all out vs United. Great form atm and will want to play for Moyes

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      West Ham playing for nothing , Aston Villa relegated, Watford to go down, Bournemouth to stay up on goal difference after beating Everton on the last day

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Interesting thoughts. Wondering how much fight Watford will provide for City/Arsenal

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rashford Captain

      Doesn’t matter what defence he comes up against - he’s on it - you can see it in the way he’s playing

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’ve kept the faith with him. I think West Ham will give United a tough time personally.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah they’re in great form - Rash is in the mood though

          1. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers. Captaincy is such a lottery these days

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Feel happy for Moyes, he looked like a broken man for some time before the lockdown. West Ham should stay in the PL, just get rid of some of the mercenaries and establish a settled first 11 like he's doing now

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good to see moyes not blaming others for his mistakes and getting on with it

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Great manager, loads of potential

      Might do a good job at a bigger club with a bigger chequebook - maybe Man Utd eventually

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Lol

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Still, who knows what he could have done if he got the backing Ole has.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think when he started coaching Rio Ferdinand with videos of Phil Jagielka the writing was on the wall tbf

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    1FT 1.1m ITB, unsure where to go.. no chips left.
    A) Mahrez to DSilva
    B) Lascelles to someone for Aurier cover (seems a boring move? Who?)
    C) Vardy to Ings
    D) other/ save FT

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Aurier* (Lascelles** 3.9)
    Mane KDB Bruno Mahrez (Guendouzi)
    Rashford(c) Vardy Greenwood

    Cheers all 🙂