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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. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who will get more points the last 2 GWs?

    A) Vardy
    B) Ings
    C) Auba
    D) Jesus

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      D or B

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If all guaranteed a start, defo Jesus...if not and considering fixtures, I’d say Auba for the higher ceiling

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Tempting to gamble. Only have Foden and kdb from city, but doesn’t want to sell any of martial/Bruno/Salah

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          If you knew KdB didn't start on Tuesday would you hold him for Norwich?

          Or free hit him back in.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            FH back in

  2. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Deeney coming in for KdB.

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Great.
    Fabianski CS gone

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oh... and Masina went off at HT with 0

      Fml

  4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Clear the effing ball! Cresswell fail 🙁

  5. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Chasing 23 points gap, torn between safe(ish) Martial captain pick and more risky Auba or Mane ?

    Any suggestions ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Aubameyang

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Risk it for a chocolate bourbon

    3. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I have quite a deficit to make up so captaining good old Matt Doherty. What can go wrong.

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Scout picks in morning?

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Deeney loves them running in late in the box goals does he 😀

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Its nothing to do with love, he is so fat that he simply is struggling to keep up.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ha ha ha ha a

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He’s actually sprinting his fastest but he’ll take credit for his timing lol

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Reminds me that famous goal vs Leicester

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Aurier to who?

    A) Digne
    B) Walker
    C) Tarkowski

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      C

  9. BremerHB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1 FT, 0.0 ITB. Protecting a 60pt lead in ML. What would you do here?

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA Aurier Doherty (Lascelles Holgate)
    Salah KDB Pulisic Fernandes Martial
    Vardy Rashford (Connolly)

    Can’t do much without taking a hit or removing Salah... Looking at a City option but not sure where or how.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd pop the champagne

      1. BremerHB
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Not until it’s a certainty. So many twists and turns in this ML this season!

    2. Infamy, Infamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You need a playing defender if Aurier out. Burnley?

  10. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Show be an exciting 2nd half this

  11. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I suppose the worst that can happen tonight for Bournemouth and Villa is for Watford to come back and it finish 3-3?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah

  12. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Captain who?

    A) Fernandes
    B) Sterling

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on how you think West Ham and Watford will show up

      1. Peteex
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wait fa cup games first and see hoe they look.

        If I must say now then Sterling

        1. Peteex
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Reply fail...

        2. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          the fa cup games happen after the deadline

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

      B.

    4. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      i'm avoiding all FA cup players and going Mane

  13. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Vardy/Puli to KDB/Ings (-4)
    B) Vardy to Auba
    C) Aurier to Doc (no wolves def)

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

      B.

  14. Salah'd Fingers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on KDB’s minutes? Is he TC potential? If not - who scores most this GW?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I wouldn’t tc but he plays

      1. Salah'd Fingers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Have to use TC this week as I’ve got 2FT to use and FH for final week.... who do I slap it on?

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Martial

        2. TwiggsJameson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Better a guaranteed starter.

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          With Fa cup after deadline this is literally the worst week

          I’d prob go Salah despite the last match

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I don't see why he would start.

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      no idea just like every week

  15. Peteex
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Burnley defence: 4.3m budget - which one is the safest / best option out of Bardsley, Long and Pieters?

    Are there big risks that some of them won't start next game?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Pieters

      1. Peteex
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        That was my first thought also.

        Just haven't really watched Burnley games for a while so don't really know for sure who are solid first choices when fit

  16. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Lol, Deeney suddenly on 3 BAPs.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Plus destroying Antonio points lovely

  17. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Pulisic to Son for free this week?

  18. C_Manan
      2 months, 8 days ago

      My front 8
      KDB Dilva Richa Martial Pulisic
      Jesus Rashford Jimi

      Thinking of dropping Richa, Pulisic for a -4 ? But who to bring in ?
      Currently decided on Dilva (C)

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Unlikely for Kdb and Dilva to be in same side now.

        1. C_Manan
            2 months, 8 days ago

            City the only team certain to score a lot and having a strong front 8 helps, getting 9 points of the bench with Jimenez this week

      2. Salah'd Fingers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Have to use TC this week as I’ve got 2FT to use and FH for final week.... who do I slap it on?

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Martial

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Sterling

        3. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Agree with Sterling. He missed out on the 8-0 drubbing of Watford last time out

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Man City have scored 5 or more goals on 6 occasions in the PL this season.

            vs whm, WAT, avl, BUR, NEW, bha

            Of those 6 occasions, Sterling has only started two of them (whm and bha). But on both occasions he scored a hat-trick.

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Interesting stat

        4. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Martial

        5. C_Manan
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Salah

        6. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Safe to say cleanies will ne hard to come by from any team...

        7. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

          1ft, 4.7itb. What to do?

          Pope
          TAA Doherty Aurier
          Salah KdB Foden Bruno Martial
          Jimenez Greenwood

          Button Lamptey Kiko Nketiah

        8. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hi....can I have a view on what to do here please 0ft.

          Been thinking of vardy to wood. But dunno if I wanna swap the leagues top scorer for a Burnley player!!

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

          Thanks

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            For a hit? No

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I'm an idiot.

              Not for a hit. I have one ft. But zero cash

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Still prob no

        9. SomeoneKnows
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Vardy > ???

          A) Jesus
          B) Ings
          C) Wood
          D) Keep Him

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            D

          2. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            b.

          3. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            D

          5. C_Manan
              2 months, 8 days ago

              D, extra motivation against United for a top 4 place

            • iamNwB
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              D

          6. aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Anything worth a hit here? 1.7itb.

            --Patricio
            --TAA--Doherty--Tarkowski
            --Sterl--KDB--Martial--Pulisic
            --Green--Rash--Jota.

            --Nyland--Egan--Lund--Foden.

            Thanks all.

            1. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Nice team. No need for a hit.

          7. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            WC'ing in 38. What to do this gw?

            Pope
            TAA Doherty Alonso
            Sterling Mahrez Fernandes Martial
            Ings Jesus Greenwood

            (Button, Pulisic Azpi Stephens)
            1FT 1.3ITB

            A) Pulisic ➡ Antonio (bench Greenwood)
            B) Defender ➡ Tarkowski
            C) Something else

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              B.Think Pul may score.

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              B

            3. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Thank you both. Now, to choose which one to sacrifice...

          8. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Who to bench

            A) David Silva
            B) Foden
            C) Pulisic
            D) Get Martial for Foden or Pulisic
            E) Play BB

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              D

            2. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              E if you have other starters on the bench.

            3. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              D&E

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

              B imo

          9. KP - FPL
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Really would like to bring in Wood this week, what way do you think is best?

            a) Greenwood ---> Wood

            b) Rashford and Pulisic ---> Wood and Martial (-4)

            Option B leaves me with 3.8m ITB

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              A but would love Martial

          10. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Last hit of the season before I FH next week!?

            A) AWB + Jimenez/Wood
            B) Doherty + Antonio

            Already have Saiss.

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              B but not fussed on Antonio for United away. What about Trossard

              1. Slitherene
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Already have Antonio

          11. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Hi all, am chasing a 25 point deficit in my cash ML, which of the following should I do?

            A) Willian > Martial (c) -4
            B) Jesus > Aubameyang (c) -4 (will bring in Sterling and DSilva for 38 alongside KDB)

            Thanks in advance

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              A

          12. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Any reason not to do DDG + Pulisic >> Pope + Martial (-4) today? Martial rising in price today. Even though value doesnt matter too much these days, any chance of receiving any additional info tomorrow? plan to FH38

            It will leave me follows:
            DDG
            Taa Doherty Lamptey ---- Holgate Kiko
            KDB Mahrez Martial (c) Bruno --- Foden
            Ings Rash Jimmy