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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. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Since Watford have refused to score today. I won’t mind another goal from west ham to completely piss on those Watford defence owners

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nah its a good score. Just need a Fabianski penalty save

  2. Salah'd Fingers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I’ve got TC and FH left... 2FTs and 3.6ITB... Taylor and Lascelles need shifting... what the hell do I do?!

    Pope (Martin)
    Bolt TAA Robinson (Taylor(red)) (Lascelles(red))
    Salah KDB Martial Fernandes (Foden)
    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    Tempted to go Vardy > Jesus (TC), Lascelles > Tarkowsi. Then FH for final week...?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sounds alright

  3. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Leading league by 14 points.
    Have triple C, free hit and one transfer for this week if I don't free hit .

    Current team:

    Pope
    TAA, Doh, Tark, Lasc, Rob
    KDB, Ster, Mart, Fern, Will
    Vardy, Green,DCL

    A) Free hit
    B) Triple C one of the players on my roster and do 1 transfer
    C) Triple C a player like Salah I can go get for a -4

    Any help, fire away, please!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. ash's groovy train
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      koudos for keeping those till now! B) I would triple martial or bruno and free hit 38 when you know who has what to play for and cherry pick, DSilva for sure....The tfr for this week depends how many funds you have left, jimmy for one of forwards perhaps, sterling for salah?

  4. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Has anyone actually been priced out of a move recently?

    So much value around the 7- 8 mill mark - not referring to TAA here 🙂 - that I’m quite happy with my 103 value team with 3.5 itb and an expensive spare goalie.

    Think the only way to I could max out FH38 if I had it would be to go Mo Raz and expensive defence and even then it would be easy enough

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

      Good for you.

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

        Genuine question mate

        Very little chat lately about price rises - normally a staple

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

      There were a few on here who seemed to be priced out of DCL to Ings a few GWs ago.

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

        Yeah

        I guess there’s always the danger of the wrong price point and no spare FT in hand. But the strategy of a massive cash chest to crush late season doesn’t seem to apply given Liverpool flopping

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Got millions in the bank.

  5. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Taylor and Greenwood to Peters and Rashford (-4) or get some more City in?

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

    I need a Fab cs

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Added Dilva to Sterling and Jesus today.

    Going to be fun seeing at least two of these players on the bench vs Watford.

    Oh well.

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

      1 pointers and cleanie coming.

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

        ** Watford cleanie **

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I see your FH was a bit of a disaster. Played mine in GW29. Should have know Pep would screw me over lol.

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

            Everything has been a disaster lately.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yep

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hey fam! Can you help me!

    DDG
    TAA Stevens Saiss
    Salah Sterling Bruno Pulisic
    Jesus Greenwood Nketiah

    Nyland Antonio Egan Lascelles

    A. Save FT
    B. TAA & Nketiah to Tarkowski & Wood
    C. Something else. Please suggest!

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would save

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers mate

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Or you could do Puli to Martial if you can afford it.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Already have 3 United

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              DDG & Pulisic to Pope & Martial for a hit?

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

      I'd play Antonio over Pulisic, 5 goals in 2 games you can't bench.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Against United? And they'll be on the beach in the next game!

  9. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which defenders are mailed for Burnley? Tarkowski is one.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tarkowski
      Long Bardsley
      Pieters

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Great thanks!

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Can you reply above? Thanks!

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

      I got pieters... just wondering what to do with Aurier

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Planning free hit in 38+, triple Burnley defence looks too tempting.

    3. Feanor
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Never mail a defender. It'll take weeks for them to arrive.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This is a very good point, well made.

  10. golden skulltula 69
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Best option?

    A. Vardy to Jiménez.
    B. Vardy to Kane.
    C. Greenwood to Wood.
    D. Vardy to Jesús.
    E. Vardy to Ings.
    F. Pulisic to Mahrez.
    G. Vardy to Aubameyang
    H. Another option?

    Cheers!

    1. golden skulltula 69
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      FH in GW38+

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

      F

      1. golden skulltula 69
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thank you.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Only 8 options to choose from?

      Jesus/Mahrez if leading. Kane/Auba if chasing.
      Prefer Jesus and Kane

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mahrez if just for one week

      2. golden skulltula 69
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'm chasing 32pts...

        Pope Henderson
        TAA Aurier Saiss Lascelles Egan
        KDB Sterling Pulisic Fernandes
        Rashford Vardy Greenwood

        1FT. FH in GW38+

        1. golden skulltula 69
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'm chasing 32pts...

          Pope Henderson
          TAA Aurier Saiss Lascelles Egan
          KDB Sterling Pulisic Fernandes Luiz
          Rashford Vardy Greenwood

          1FT. FH in GW38+

  11. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Should I sell Aurier or Mahrez? Mahrez unlikely to start against watford, right?

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

      It’s city mate. Who knows. I’ll be bringing a 3rd City in with hopeful early team news in 38

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

      Im in the same position regarding Aurier... he's flagged as 75% to start on FPL. What do you think?

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Think mahrez might play both games cup and Watford, he has done it before and they don’t have many players who can play RW

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I think Mahrez plays against Watford. Got his rest already.

    6. Pulisic 4 President
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Keep both if you have cover on the bench.

    7. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ok thanks all

  12. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Not having much luck with replies..

    Which team looks better?

    A)
    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Fernandez
    Salah / Bruno / Martial (c) / KDB
    Wood / Greenwood / Jesus
    (Pulisic & Azpi Benched)

    B)
    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Tarkowski
    Salah / Bruno / Martial (c) / KDB / Pulisic
    Greenwood / Jesus
    (Fernandez first bench)

    1. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Because the answer is Tarkowski and for some Wood.

      It's not a clean question
      ...

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

        Fair enough. Thanks guys

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

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

    Please can I have a few opinions, thanks

    1. Lumberjack
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

    Assuming Watford loosing to city..

    Bournemouth or Villa can be safe with only 1 win!

    Think I might punt on Grealish/Callum, is it a stretch too far?

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

      This is how you gain rank

      Just go for it, get excited

  15. Lumberjack
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is Ings worth a hit for this week? Would be playing him instead of one of Doherty/Foden/Willian.

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I’m in a similar position. Ings definitely a great option. I’m just concerned that Bournemouth will put up a tough fight trying to stay up

      1. Lumberjack
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Agree, don’t think I’ll go for it tbh. Thanks.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not for a hit

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No

    4. Lumberjack
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks all

  16. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    BB this week or wait till last gw

    Henderson
    TAA Saiss Aurier
    Salah KDB Martial Bruno Pulisic
    Greenwood Ings

    Martin Egan Lundstarm Connolly

    Plan was Pulisic to Sterling TAA to Tarkowski -4

    But debating Pulisic to Dilva only

    Rival has Sterling

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

    Antonio will likely need another return or a non Deeney/Wele goal for BAPs.

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

      Yeah, hopefully he's able to sneak in another goal

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Unlucky

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 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 🙂 🙂

    1. Pulisic 4 President
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hold.

  19. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So what does everything thing on Dilva starting the next game?
    Which city mid do we think is most likely to play the next 2? (can't afford KDB or Sterling without a hit!)

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

      As good a bet as any. I would. Considering it, as above

  20. Me Spurs
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Torn between doing greenwood pulisic to Nketiah martial -4
    Or just pulisic to dsilva

  21. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Planning to FH in 38, what to do with this lot for gw37?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Sterling Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Jesus Ings

    Button Nketiah Lascelles Robinson

    2.1 itb

    TAA and Dilva to Pieters and Salah for a hit crazy?

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Azpi or Saka 1st sub?

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

      Sak

  23. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Will Everton score v Sheffield United? What we thinking.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Common sense says no but somehow club history suggests yes.

  24. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone else thinking about captaining Salah? Home game vs Alonso who spent most of the last game across the half way line...

    2 FTs bring in Long and save for next week?

    Ryan
    Trent Boly Robbo
    Salah(c) KdB Fernandes(vc) Pulisic
    Jesus Rashford Greenwood

    McCarthy TAYLOR Dendoncker CAHILL

    1. C_Manan
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Lampard will play Azpi on the left

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He spent it there because they were playing Norwich, won't be the same against Pool. Probably doesn't even start.

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

      Deeney G
      Doucoure A

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mr Watford G

    4. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who to start

      a. McCarthy
      b. Patricio

      Who to bench

      1. Egan
      2. TAA
      3. Saiss
      4. Azpilicueta

      1. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks everyone

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

      Deeney G
      Doucoure A

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

      Lovely goal

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

      Cojones!