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Antonio still absent for West Ham as Wilder benches Lundstram and Brewster

Michail Antonio (£6.2m) misses out for West Ham United again this afternoon as the Hammers head north to face Sheffield United.

Kick-off at Bramall Lane is at 14:00 GMT.

Antonio had been back in training ahead of Gameweek 9 and was described as “much closer” to a playing return by his manager on Friday but he fails to make the matchday squad today.

Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.6m) also misses out as he is self-isolating following a positive coronavirus test, while Said Benrahma (£6.0m) is only among the substitutes despite his match-turning performance against Fulham a fortnight ago.

All of that means that David Moyes sticks with the same side that started the 1-0 win over the Cottagers.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has been more active, however, making three changes to the side that lost to Chelsea in Gameweek 8.

Loanee Ethan Ampadu (£4.4m) returns after being ineligible to face his parent club, with the youngster taking the injured Enda Stevens‘ (£5.3m) place in defence.

Rhian Brewster (£4.5m), like Stevens, also picked up a knock over the international break and he is only fit enough for a place among the substitutes, so Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) returns to the Blades’ starting XI.

The fit-again John Fleck (£5.6m) starts in place of the benched John Lundstram (£5.1m) in Wilder’s other alteration.

The hosts are the only club in the division without a Premier League clean sheet this season and interest in the Blades is minimal from a FPL perspective, with John Egan (£4.8m) the most-owned played in their starting XI on 3.1%.

West Ham assets are far from popular purchases, either, with Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) the only member of their starting XI who features in more than 3% of FPL squads.

Even among the top 10k, Cresswell is the only West Ham player with a double-digit ownership.


Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe, McBurnie, McGoldrick.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Haller.

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952 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    If Salah is confirmed back for the Brighton game, will you try to get him back in straight away?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I will wait until the Fulham game.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'd rather a covid unaffected Mane

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This for me too.

    4. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep, moved him to Mane, hopefully Mane hauls to go up again in price and then switch back to Salah

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      IF & a big IF

      If not buy him @ 12 for Fulham

    6. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No, I will get him for Fulham

    7. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      The decision is close one way or the other.

      For me, I'll be finishing Salah and Mitrovich > Ziyech and Vardy this upcoming GW, most likely.

    8. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wait a week. Need 2FT ideally

    9. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Waiting until after Wolves

    10. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      GW12 probably

    11. Utopsis
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm getting him back for the Wolves game

    12. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A real blessing to own the turd Jimenez that I can now buy Vardy without selling Harry "Essential" Kane

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A bit rude!

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Whats wrong with you guys this season? Jimenez looks a horrific pick, no support.

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Nuno will sort it out, better start then last year and we finished 7th,

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            🙂 lol - 'Whats wrong with you guys this season?'

            I don't dislike you mate, you add colour, but you must admit your comments sometimes are a bit rude, crude and unwarranted? You're a shock-jock

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Doing the same move this week I think

    13. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Journalist to mourinho
      " City had the ball for 90 min, more than 80 %''

      Mourinho
      ''They can take the ball home I take the 3 points''

      1. GROBARI
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Legend

        • Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Correct answer.

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Zlatan as a manager

        • Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Haha love it! Maureen: Good winner, bad loser unfortunately 🙂

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Soufal (spelling it how you say it) shot saved

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I always read it Koufal

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 27 days ago

              English commentators covering the game on Sky said the man himself wants to be called Soufal

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Ok. Good to know.

                1. Utopsis
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Always thought it was Koufal myself

            • abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              It is pronounced as Tsoufal. There is a odd 'ts' sound.

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes we Slavic people read C as TS, now it makes sense.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Coufal misses sitter. Shock as an owner...

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ohhhhhhhhhhh

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Wasn't a sitter. The one Rashford missed yesterday was a sitter.

            3. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Good save from Ramsdale

            4. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              dont feed the troll guys

          3. The Wizard of Ozil
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Dias or Cancelo in for Reguilon?

            Most likely do Jimi -> Vardy too keeping Kane & Son

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Similar amount of points imo. Dias will start scoring from set pieces just a matter of time.

              1. The Wizard of Ozil
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Thinking that myself and he might be more nailed aswell

            2. Utopsis
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Watch PVA tomorrow, he might change your mind

            3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              What's better for next 3 gameweeks:

              A) 3.9 > Cancelo, Kane > Vardy (-4)
              B) 3.9 > Cancelo, Jrod > Sterling, Kane > Watkins (-8)

              1. The Wizard of Ozil
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Both could work but I’d say A

            4. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sheff Utd, Fulham and West Brom going down?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Shame Newcastle can't go with them.

            5. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Any point in watching this game?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Scouting WHU players

            6. chaser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Is Salah out of the Brighton game too? That’s what the fantasy app/website is saying?

              1. fylde2022
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                If he's tested negative, again, yeah.

              2. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                It is saying that he is expected back for Brighton game.

              3. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                It says expected back 28th. He may play Brighton, no news on that still, find out this week if he tests negative at some point t

            7. fylde2022
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Are we expecting Robertson to play?
              I hope not. I'd be happy with James as a first sub.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes. Why bench James?

                1. fylde2022
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I had Robertson, Lamptey and Coufal.
                  I play a 3-4-3 formation.

                  1. PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Surely of all of them the most likely cleansheet is against Newcastle?

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Of course he'll play.

              3. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Sorry but given Liverpool’s defensive issues and he was fit enough to play 90 mins for Scotland, I’d think it’s very unlikely he doesn’t play

              4. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                think Robbo starts for sure

            8. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sheffield United goal please. Just 1 will do.

            9. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucek misses sitter

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                The one Rashford missed was a sitter...

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  This was a sitter. One on one and the angle wasn't two bad. Coufal had a terrible angle with defenders pressurising him.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Watch it again he was in acres of space no one close to him.

            10. Hattrick Harry
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucek misses a sitter

            11. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Souchec misses sitter

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Again?

            12. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucek wasting sitter

            13. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucek 😮

            14. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucek is a real bargain at 4.9 then. The goals will come!

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                🙂

              2. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Not sure a 4.9 mid scoring as many points as 4.5 mids is a bargain.

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  😆

                2. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Not currently, but if you watch West ham you'd know soucek is heavily involved in their attacking play, crosses in the box etc. Fpl isn't about past points but predicting future points.. All other 4.5mids have no goal threat whatsoever

                  1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I have him in SKY game if it makes you feel any better! 😀

                    1. FPL_Motty
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      He's a bargain in sky as well

                  2. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I watch them every week. Didn't know they had attacking plays lmao.

            15. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Now this is a missed sitter.

            16. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              What a chance for Soucek

            17. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              2FTs and 3.1ITB

              0.1 short from doing Kane Hamez Reguilon to Vardy KDB Cancelo...thoughts what also I could do?

              Martinez
              Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
              Bruno/Son/Hamez/Grealish
              Kane/DCL/Bamford

              Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

              1. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Zouma instead of Cancelo

            18. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Can anyone tell me who will replace Lamprey for the two games out. Looking for a sneaky cheap defender - might get in Vardy for a -4.

              Will Bernardo switch to right back? 3.9

              Won't be starting him just tempted by the Vardy move.

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Veltman

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 27 days ago

                He only misses 1 game. Is it worth a 1 week transfer?

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Oh is that all I thought he missed two. Might keep him and go the Antonio route in a few weeks instead of getting Vardy.
                  Antonio will be a real bargain when he is back fit.

                  1. FPL_Motty
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Yup 2 yellows only a 1 match ban. Was a tough game at Liverpool anyway, season keeper for me despite the stupid red

                    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Great fun to watch and own.

              3. abhirup780
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Why would u waste a transfer on a defender?

                1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  It is more a question of shuffling the pack. And eking out as much value as I can from the squad.
                  I never look at making a transfer for a defender as a waste if it allows me to make a move I want elsewhere. A right -4 and it could be a cheap price to pay.

            19. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Soucekinho misses a sitter

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  3rd one?

              2. Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                WHU really are a punishment to watch.

              3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Don't see why I brought Coufal in

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  CS?

                  1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Yes but no attacking threat, can't see him scoring or assisting..

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      1 SOT, 1 chance created in 1 half

                    2. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      He had a shot on target and is constantly putting crosses in?

                      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Hopefully I'm wrong

                    3. PlumaPiedra
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      No attacking threat?

                2. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Got me 8 pts last week for his first appareance in my team.

                  Still 0-0 today and a big chance.

                  Not that bad.

                  1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Me too, but fearing he will not deliver any attacking returns..

                    1. FPL_Motty
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Not sure you can complain for a playing 4.5m def

                3. RoryzonderR
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Assists? Cheap?

                4. King Drogba11
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    He nearly scored.

                  • Riverside Red
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Better value than Liverpool defenders

                5. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Bit surprised that this is still goalless. Both sides have had decent enough chances.

                6. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Sheffield United looking like they could grab a goal?

                  1. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Had some decent chances.

                    1. BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Cheers

                  2. Utopsis
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Yeah Flappyhandski has made some top saves

                  3. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Any Bowen owners around?

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      aye

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Unlucky so far mate. Sooner Antonio returns the better for you, focal point of this offense

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          cheers, no way am selling anyway with other issues in my team. just a shame antonio not back yet

                    2. King Drogba11
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Not me. Hard to fit him in with all the midfield options.

                        1. Riverside Red
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Got rid last week..not in the same class as other medium priced midfielders

                    3. King Drogba11
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Soucek are great enabler at a steal of a price at 4.9.

                        Seems to get at least two decent chances are week to score. Just needs to put them away more often now.

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          yep he will be in my team soon-ish, seems an optimal pick

                        2. BenDavies
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Exactly. His price is criminally cheap for the kind of player he is. Constantly running into the box during attacks. First player on my WC

                          1. King Drogba11
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              It’s crazy the constant threat he was throughout games.

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Agreed

                          3. FPL_Motty
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            He's criminally overlooked. 10th highest non-penalty xG for the season, considering he's 4.9m and is higher than sterling, think that says it all

                            May not have got the returns yet but goals come like buses in football

                            1. King Drogba11
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                A few back to back hauls and he will skyrocket in price.

                          4. The Mandalorian
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Soucek only scores when hes on your bench

                            1. King Drogba11
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                That’s why I don’t bench him.

                              • FPL_Motty
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Salah cover 😉