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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. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Noble 1p, lucky picking this up

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    It could be four whu defenders with 2 baps

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Do we know how close balbuena is? Couldn’t afford coufal sadly 🙁

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Kane Hamez Reguilon to Vardy (c) Sterling Cancelo -4?

    0.1 short for KDB

    1. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Get Sterling instead of KdB

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Joe from FFS has been subbed on

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    With no players today (except 1 point Robbo), DCL haul and West Ham clean sheet wasnt high on my wish list. Just Bamford and Vardy to complete the misery.

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Yessss
    Masuaku and Coufal combine 16 pointsssss get in

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      not yet final

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        well may be at least 14 😉

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You can't count.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        what... no..
        .

  7. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Will Coufal be on bonus??

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      2 atm

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Noice!!

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Even with that foul?

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        And now 0

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sadly no

    3. BeWater
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's on 0 now.

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Nah

      • jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No

    4. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hold the baps Coufal!

      Although Masuaku played better & created more to be honest

    5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal dropped to 27, no baps for him..

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal fail with the foul at the end!

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Stupid boy

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Even without the foul.

    7. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cresswell sneaks into the baps

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Oh wait, no...

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Any bap for egg and cress ?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Possibly 1

    9. Sean
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal randomly gone from 2 bps to none at the full time whistle?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It was the foul in the corner.

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He should have been given baps for playing time that well!!!

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fouled right at the end 🙁

      3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I hate this game

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Foul while time wasting.

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bit like Salah losing 1,400,000 owners & not dropping?

    10. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal 4.5 wonder 🙂

      1. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        4.6 wonder

      2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What happened?

    11. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cress baps!?!?!?!

      Get in!

      Sounds like a sandwich

    12. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal or Dias as a set and forget for the next few weeks?

      1. Bobby Reds
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I got both bro.

    13. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Creswell frustratingly close to bonus

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1 for now

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No its 0

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thought he might have been second behind Haller. Some great blocks and set up a big chance for Rice when I was watching

    14. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Coufal 2%, Cresswell 9.1%, Masuaku 1.9% ownership. Not as high as they seem

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just about to say this. I was worried with west ham getting the CS here but it seems Coufal is just extremely popular on this site, hasn't caught on in the wider FPL community. Rank hasn't dropped much at all

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Strange how low his ownership us elsewhere. Casuals(?) haven't noticed him since he wasn't in original gw1 squad and his pts total is smaller.

    15. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oh I hate you Coufal, get out of my team clown

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        What!!

    16. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      65 all out , avg 63.4 per week, 62.1 avg per week, got you in top 10k last season, happy 🙂

    17. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I told ya all Antonio is not fit and it is too early to include him in your plans...

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Knowledge!

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thanks doc

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You also said Lamptey over Cancelo or Coufal this week.

    18. krzys
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why do I own Bowen?

    19. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rash+ hamez> bruno+ jota for free

      Must pull the trigger today have exact funds

      Yay or nay?

    20. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      garrr that stupid foul costs 2 baps for Coufal

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        So frustrating

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It didn't.

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Thats good newsssss

    21. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Brewster was a trap, for both Sheff U and fpl managers. Klopp knew what he was doing selling him.

      1. Utopsis
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He is the perfect 3rd sub

        • Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He created big chance and looked just fine. One of the best Shu players. Enough for his price.

      2. Offside Trapattoni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Anyone know BAPS for WHU??

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Looks like

        Haller 34
        Fab 30
        Masuaku 30
        Cresswell 29
        Coufal 26

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Literally the best outcome after a West Ham CS for non West Ham defence owners

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yep
            Coufal 2 fouls conceded made him miss out

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Idiot

      4. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Leeds with the classic 3331 formation

      5. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        73 pts with McCarthy and Kilman left. What a good gameweek!

        Now just hoping Bamford, Vardy and Zaha don't explode.

        1. Utopsis
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Very good! On 55/56 with Bamford, Vardy, PVA

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              You still can catch me lol.

              1. Utopsis
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Would've been more if I had gotten rid of Hamez instead of Son 🙁

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Lmao Coufal

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Coufoul