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

    Looks like....

    Haller 34
    Flappy 30
    Masuaku 30

    Cress 29
    Coufal 26

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      STOP THE COUNT!

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dominion Software hacked again...Pushed Masuaku above Coufal

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford Son KDB Grealish Ziyech
    Werner Bamford DCL

    Who would you bench next week?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bam

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

        His away record?

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Oft tough one. Bamford bound to score against a poor Everton DEF and GK

    3. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Werner to Vardy C, and Bamford to Brewster 🙂 Then you won't have a benching headache.

      Worth a -4 imo

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I just did Brewster > DCL lol

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

    Soucek is a very frustrating player to own. Brought him in a WC wk 4,
    played him for 1st time today.
    Think I'm gonna get rid coz evn on the bench he's pissing me off.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      fulham was the week

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Disagree. He will score again

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        When he's on your bench.

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Probably. Needed him today for Salah benching and promptly let's me down.

        2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Not necessarily. Started him last GW

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

      I have him as a 7th attacker

      for 5m I think he's ok

      Salah
      Bruno
      Son
      Jack
      Kane
      DCL
      (Soucek)
      (Brew)

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Very similar to mine

        Bruno
        Son
        Jack
        Barkley
        Kane
        DCL
        (Soucek)
        (Brew)

  4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Coufal owners don't be greedy

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Agree. Lucky to even keep a CS.

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep I will take my CS and run

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

      I am happy for those 6 pts 🙂

  5. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    picking bellerin over cresswell last week hasnt gone well, hate when you dwell on 50/50 decisions and get it wrong

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

      He havent play

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Both Coufal and Cresswell miss out on BAPS. Best scenario for us non-West Ham defence owners after a West Ham cleanie

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Phew!

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep, very happy but might just get WHM as set and forget. Great value and best form defence in the league

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Was looking at it, but (procrastinated - not convinced of the cleanies) should have gone this week against Shu. You going expensive or cheap - Cresswell or Coufal? I'm more leaning toward Coufal

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

      Great stuff

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    If that header goes in from the Cresswell corner instead of hitting the bar it's an extra 5 points for him. Fine margins!

    1. michaelington
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks, great input

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You seem fun

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

      If my grandmother had wheels she'd be a bike

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Only sounds funny when Gino said it 🙂

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

    Why would Arteta come to his senses today? Its going to be Willian up top with Auba on the wing.

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

      4231 apparently

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

        Against a Leeds formation of 3331?

  9. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Jesus christ that Boufal foul cost me 100k in rank

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Coufal lol

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

      Seriously? What rank are you

      1. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        600K

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

          Thought you'd be worse rank than that with such an extreme rank swing. Still got the CS at least

          1. Pedram
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            2 points is still pretty huge, so many dead teams

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

              I'm pretty sure 2 pts don't cost 100k places swing. Even at your rank.

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

      DCL(C) and Digne did you proud

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      *Soufal

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        *Tsufal

    5. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He should have been more coufal.

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

    70 pts with 2 to go. Thank you Masuaku!

    1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nice

  11. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane to Vardy and Podence to Zaha for -4points?

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

      Barkley > Zaha

  12. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Creswell still worth holding? Need changed Creswell or Zouma to Cancelo/Castagne.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hold

  13. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone with Martinez & £4.0m fodder ?
    Looking ahead Fabianski offers good cover for gameweeks 16-18
    Martinez Che/Man Utd (a) & Spurs (h)
    Fabianski Sou/Everton (a) & West Brom (h)

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Me, but I have Cresswell and won't be doubling up

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

        Understand not a big fan of double defence or attack (unless it's Spurs attack !)

  14. BrockLanders
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any chance Cressy creeps into bap equation?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dont think so..

  15. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Come oooon Bam Bam

  16. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    DCL 10 : 10 Man.City

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son 9 : Arsenal 9

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

      Maupay 4:4 Sheffield Utd

  17. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

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

    0.1 short for KDB...

    1. On The Up
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      im in same boat. kane and hamez to vardy sterling as cant afford kdb

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't sell Hamez personally. And I'd rather have KDB than Sterling but that's just me.

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like that a lot. But Hamez could still come good. Definitely Kane Reguilon to Vardy Cancelo but the hit is absolutely worth it, it's just whether Sterling starts that worries me.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling a great differential option compared to KDB but not showing any signs of form to convince me yet. Just do the Vardy(c) and Cancelo moves. Keep Rodriguez

  18. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thanks Masuaku.

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

      I agree

  19. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Chilweell taylor justin cancelo mitchell
    Bruno son sterling soucek
    Watkins Dcl

    (Salah mitchell, davis)

    1.8 itb 1ft

    Already did lamptey to cancelo
    What else to do ??

  20. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any idea of % have played Bamford this wk?

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

      38 in top 10k I think

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      39%?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Me 0/

      High

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Any owner should play him away on form?

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's usually between him and Soucek for me.(usually go Bamford)

        Salah out ment they both play for me today.

  21. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Wasn't expecting a WHM cleansheet here.

    What's happening to Sheffield this season

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      They suck

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      They never ever had a good attack.

      They had a great keeper who kept them in a lot of games which gave the attack some hope to steal something with a goal

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

      They couldn't score last year and now they don't have super excellent gk.

  22. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    25 points from 3 players today, dream land week

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

      32 from 2 😉

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Well done, how many points this week?

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

          72, Bamford & Zaha to play

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Great score! 78 with Jimmy left here

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

              Good going, need a few more weeks like this one, recovering from low of 3.6 million 🙁

  23. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Currently on 500k OR all out. How much will I fall in rank untill the end of this ge what do you think?

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      This gw*

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      200k

    3. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Oh look at Mister BigShot and this 6 figure rank.

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

      300k

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      250k

  24. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone else think that the Man City team is full of weak players?

    Nobody there that is really a strong players apart from a few... (Walker comes to mind)

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      They just dont pass the eye test Kevin doing most of the work

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He is getting fed up... nobody is helping him so he tries to force things... yesterday basically every shot or cross was blocked

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Great players but not playing high intensity high pressing football like they used to. Eventually it will come around.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, to many tippy tappy players like b.silva who don’t put their hands up in tough games or score important goals

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Agreed, they only have a few that would try like KDB and Walker...

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          They could use a Kanté, makelele type to give them a bit of metal and a top striker who can actually stay fit

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

    Does anyone think James to Cancelo is worth a -4 or just leave it another week and do it for free? I feel Spurs will probably score and Burnley probably won't but who knows.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not worth a -4, assuming James starts you need him to blank and Cancelo to get at least a 6 pointer

      It might pay off long term but I still wouldn’t take a hit for it

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

        I'll wait a week. I think with the fixtures I don't want the Chelsea defensive double up and do want a City defender.

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

      ? That is absolutely not worth a -4. Long term you'd want to keep James so getting rid on a hit is a strange decision. Just wait 1 week and do it if you want.

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

        I'm not sure I want the Chelsea defensive double up longterm. I'll probably wait a week, thanks!

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      So if your predictions come to pass, what would you gain after the - 4?

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

        Essentially an extra transfer next week as I would've got Cancelo for free. Otherwise I can't do my transfer the week after.

  26. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which do you prefer? The hits would be spread out over next few GWs...

    A) Vestergaard, Son, Ziyech, Coufal (-4)
    B) Zouma, Son, Grealish, Vestergaard (-4)
    C) Cancelo, Ziyech, Grealish, Coufal (-8)
    D) Cancelo, Son, Grealish, Balbuena (-8)

    Heading towards A as no other Spurs/Chelsea attacking coverage although would also like Cancelo for city's run-in as only have KDB. A would give me:

    Martinez
    Chillwell, Vestergaard, Coufal
    Salah, KDB, Son, Fernandes, Ziyech
    DCL, Bamford

    (Steer, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell)

    Cheers

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My rival used FH and got triple Chelsea (James, Chilwell, Werner) and triple Everton (Digne, Richalison, DCL)!

    And he has Salah back next week!

    Fair play!! Anyone else do the FH route? I never thought about it but looks a smart move

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Along with Bruno, Son and Zaha. Grealish his only blank !

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Seen some disastrous ones tbf!

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Few in my big cash ML used it, I think will be better used in the doubles though

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah I’ve had a decent week so not to disappointed

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

    Shame if Creswell loses bonus points because of1bps point 🙁

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      And what to say about Coufal?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Good pick going forward in the season i reckon

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well not really, that's how counting works.

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Predictions for Leeds Arsenal?

    1-2

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      3-0

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      3-2 to the Gunners

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

      0-0 😮

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Running out of players (:

    Robbo/PVA/Vardy/Bamford left

    On 48 - 4

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jimenez only one left for me

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Decent position to be in, higher than OR and top 10k average.

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

      59 with Robertson & Zaha left for me.

      Really really hoping us Robertson owners finally get something

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah was between him and Reguilon out this wk for PVA.