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Antonio returns for West Ham as Hourihane replaces Barkley in Villa midfield

Michail Antonio (£6.2m) makes a much-anticipated return to the West Ham as they host Aston Villa in Gameweek 10.

The Fantasy Premier League forward makes his first start since Gameweek 6, tasked with leading the Hammers’ line on Monday night.

Unsurprisingly, Sebastien Haller (£6.1m), who scored just once in Antonio’s absence, drops to the bench while Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) and Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) staff the flanks.

David Moyes retains faith with West Ham’s three-man defence, which has kept clean sheets against Fulham and Sheffield United.

That means Aaron Cresswell (£5.2m) remains on the left-hand side of a centre-back trio with Angelo Ogbonna (£4.9m) and Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) while Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) and Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) provide the width from wing-back roles.

Aston Villa’s starting XI is mostly as it should be, the only change an enforced one, owing to Ross Barkley‘s (£5.9m) injury last time.

Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) came on for the former Everton man in Gameweek 9 but it is Conor Hourihane (£6.0m) who has been given the go-ahead from the start on Monday night.

West Ham United XI (3-4-3): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku, Soucek, Rice, Coufal; Fornals, Antonio, Bowen.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; Hourihane, D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Watkins, Trézéguet.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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  1. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Cresswell Party

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Soucek goal wanted!

    Who's with me?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      O/
      Probably blank now.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Benched for the first time for jota!

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    What a night!

  4. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Well that was expected. Same happened against Norwich last season heh

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Worst week ever

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Go away you are boring now mate

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      But your Barnesy scored

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      you say that every week. I thought you said quit on Week 2 when your players didnt score?

  6. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy -> Jesus?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy loves a goal against his nemesis Sheffield United

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I didnt listen

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Called it

    3. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Tedious man makes obvious statistical observation and attempts to claim it as a premonition

      No I don't own Vardy.

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Captain fail lol. Oh well. Onto next weeks captain! KDB lets go!

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Got away without having Vardy this week. Phew.

  9. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Big, big game needed from Grealish now. EO only 63%, pretty decent for rank boosts.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Let's go!

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Promised to post regardless of outcome. Sigh of relief

    2. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He didn't blank

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        In the reply below I said I’d be surprised if he came away with nothing but that he wouldn’t get double digits. Reasonable

  10. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I consider myself very lucky.

    10 pts from Vardy (C) is okay, considering how the game went.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Agree mate could be worse. Only thing is LEI performance which makes me worry owning Vardy (i.e. too much money for that kind of performances) ... are you keeping?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'm keeping, but I'm not as confident as I was before this gw.

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same. Feel like I've dodged a bullet. Should be enough for a green arrow.

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same here..

  11. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Second thoughts targeting Fulham then now?

    Could be the restart they need!

    The Great Reset 2.0

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah - it was only Leicester.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      LEI were abysmal today ... Maddison and Fuchs in particular so bad ...

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I would still LOL @ Vardy owners and especially cappers! xD

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Outperformed kane. If you bought in kdb and vardy for son and kane I'd call that a result

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        How on earth does the maths on that transfer work

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Huh? Kdb+ vardy = 15, kane and son = 5. Seems ok to me, if for free

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            KdB and Vardy 21.8m

            Son and Kane 20.9m

            Who has a spare million just sitting around, generally

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              And that's the absolute value on kane and son. If you sold you would get even less.

              That transfer would cost almost everyone in this game a -4, IF they had two transfers. A -8 if they had one.

        2. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          +10 I think. Son and kane =5. KDB and Vardy = 15

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Just what I did but K&S look good for nourishment against the Gooners.

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Perfection really

  13. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Unlucky Vardy cappers.

    1. the_duke
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Think you mean lucky! I'll take 10 points and run after that

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        they got an assist, they should count themselves lucky

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        In the context of how dreadful he was all game that late assist feels like a haul. Anyone would think he was involved in the court case

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lucky I think ...

      • The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I agree but people were selling Kane and taking hits to get him in for this game so it depends on if you already had him or if you got rid of other in form assets and took hits for those five points

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      COYI.

    3. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Disappointing as Vardy (c) was, his assist at least got me into the top 100k for the first time this season. Phew!
      Grealish now to consolidate my arrival!

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Well done.

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      5 points really isn’t that bad

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That Vardy flop reminds me of Kane in the DGW a few seasons ago.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It reminds me of my captain every week

    6. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      39 pts with Grealish, Konsa and Coufal left.

      Need to push to 50 so it won't be the disastrous week I feared a few hours ago.

    7. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy(c) 35 pts with Martinez/Coufal/
      Grealish left. Friday my team looked so good. What a let down this gw has been.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Same here, started off with a bang with Wilson and the rest has been a s***show. I'm sure I'll break into the top 2 million eventually!

        1. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I was so close to that this wk. Instead iv dropped 300k away frm it

    8. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Obviously I will wait to see how he does tonight but in theory, would you do DCL to Antonio if it meant you could Ziyech to Fernandes giving me a front 8 of Fernandes, Son, KDB, Salah, Bissouma, Watkins, Antonio and Bamford? Everton do appear to have slowed down a bit (although Rich and Rodriguez were out) and WHU are in pretty good form and have nice fixtures.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        A trio of Antonio Watkins and Bamford has pain written all over it

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Even if I had Kane, Vardy and Jesus there would be weeks when I blank completely. For the cost of that front line, do you think the amount of points I would have got this week would justify it? Kane blanked, Vardy got an assist and Jesus also only got an assist. The value this year is all in the midfield.

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            So then why not 352? Im planning a midfield of Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish with DCL and Bamford up top. DCL looks far more consistent then Watkins or Antonio

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I agree I am loathe to get rid of DCL even for Bruno. I will think about it more but the formation you suggest may be a good option too. The only thing is a 4.5m midfielder will at least get me 2 points a week whereas Brewster won't even get that and looks bereft of confidence

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Silva at Wolves looks a super option and on average they’ll only play for you once/twice a season

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Good shout cheers mate I will think on this. Cheers for the responses!

    9. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Imagine being a lifelong Marine fan (there must be one) and then drawing spurs and having to play behind closed doors.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They'll be allowed a small number of fans because they are in Tier 2. But agree, not the same.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Presumably they need to be spaced out.

          Anyway hopefully tv will give them some cash.

        2. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Tier 2 = 2k fans. They wouldn't get anywhere near that normally

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You'd expect they would be allowed some in by mid January. No need to crap on their parade is there

    10. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not terrible a 5 pointer

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Garbage. But not disaster.

        There was a hand ball PK not called. If it had been Bruno, the PK gets called.

    11. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Antonio starts, oh my, should have benched Son

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You said he wouldn't play 🙁

    12. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not gonna lie, I thought bringing in Vardy and Captaining him and benching Podence would have gone better..

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thats unfortunate, but youd have been crazy to play podence in case vardy hauled. On another day leciester would play better than that, massively missing full backs in castagne and Ricardo. All the play went to the fbs and then broke down, fuchs was awful

    13. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I hope none of you own Martinez Coufal or Grealish!

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Why not?

        Cause they are about to get hammered?

        They have COVID?

        They have Vardy Disease?

      2. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Have those 3..praying for 0-0..

    14. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      as a non Vardy owner and Dcl captainer that could have been worse i suppose 🙂

    15. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Glad my cap didnt blank...:)
      Only one point worse of my captain reject Mo...

    16. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Justin really should have shot