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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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1,839 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MikeS
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Bowen essential now? Bruno > Bowen?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      yeah perma captain too

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Midfield of:

        Bowen-ward prowse- grealish-jota

        Allows big gun forward line of:

        Kane-kun-vardy

        And premium defence of

        Robertson-chilwell-walker

        What do you think?

        1. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think you'll have nightmares about not having son, Salah, KDB, sterling, etc etc

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Good differentials though if chasing

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yeah that midfield is great. for this week. why go premium on defence when this is a season of no CS for anyone? Why go premium on strikers when theres so many viable mid priced forwards? why go light on midfield when theres like 4 premium midfielders that are hitting form/fixtures?

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Antonio inj again?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Maybe, certainly not match fit.

  3. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Little bit stuck for ideas

    McCarthy
    Chilwell Reguilon Cresswell
    KDB Fernandes Ziyech Grealish Jota
    Kane DCL

    Nyland Justin Brewster Ferguson 1FT 0.0ITB

    Could do Kane --> Wilson this week and Ziyech --> Salah the next but I would be priced out if Salah rises twice (or I could do both for a hit this week)
    Could do Justin --> Targett/Konsa
    Any other moves I should consider?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have same front 8 except Sterling not KDB. Maybe save and decide next week.

    2. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Similar position here, I think I'm going to hold, pending any issues after CL

  4. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Took bowen out for Jota.

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Swings and roundabouts

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Well at least that move didn’t end in despair

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's typical though isn't it

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Indeed

  5. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Had Bowen the last 2GW’s, no returns, take him out on WC 🙁

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why is Antonio off?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No word from Moyes yet.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lazy Moyes

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Disgraceful really he hasn’t let us know yet.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's not fully fit. He was rushed back fairly quick.

  7. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Maybe if I leave my players in for 35 gameweeks they will deliver points.

    Former Bowen owner.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sold him too

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would like some saves at least to make up for this, Martinez

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I genuinely feel for him as ex goalie.

      Never at fault. And almost every chance is goal. With zero chance saving it.

  9. JJO
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Fak of Bowen

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Streetwise Grealish.

  11. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    John Terry rolling back the years, bet he loves that

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Terry yc

  13. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    John Terry yellow. Ah, the times

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Terry captain fail

  15. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Unlucky for Terry owners

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Probably suspension tightrope

  16. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1 more Bowen. With a Cresswell assist this time!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Coufal

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Tsou-Fal

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That's what I said.

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hahaha

  18. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Cant believe how much Villa dive. Scummers

  19. Vazza
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Martinez is such a flop pick. Haha!!!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I ruined him when I brought in Targett to cover the CS

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This. Over hyped.

      3. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Close between the 4.5m keepers so far...

        Meslier 43
        McCarthy 42
        Martinez 41

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Mart has game in hand

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They aren't showing the Terry yellow on the offical FPL site

    • Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Boweeen first on bench yaaaaaas 😀

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think I have to lose one of Son, Robbo or Vardy to fund a move for KDB.

      Who would be willing to lose out of those based on upcoming fixture etc?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Robbo

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Robbo.

        It's my plan too.

      3. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Robbo

      4. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have Son & Vardy. Prob going to take out Vardy... Tough one though.

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Son will score against arsenal

      5. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        cheers all. Tough looking at Robbos fixtures coming up! But pretty conclusive cheers

      6. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I would keep Robbo definitely. Pool has great 5/6 next fixtures and Robbo is part of almost all attacks and set pieces.

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish can get out of my team purely for that horrific dive

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hate him. Don't want him wearing an England shirt if this is what he's about

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Stupid haircut too, annoys me

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Fpl stats down?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Grealish broke it

      2. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Still processing Terry yc

      3. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not for me

    • C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Watkins failing to score would be the best outcome for me right now. Anyone hoping for same?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hoping for Watkins red card

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Everyone that doesn't have him.

      3. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Opposite for me 🙂

    • Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No one talking about Grealish play acting then?

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Should be banned

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not playing acting like a diver say Salah or Richarlison, that was streetwise from Grealish.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          10 second delay hardly touched him..

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The whole Villa team seem to just fall over whenever anyone comes near them......

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bowen to Kdb transfer fail
      Only this season 🙂

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lookman to Sterling Bowen first bench !!!

        1. JJO
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Even better 🙂
          I feel you man

    • Vazza
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Who should I remove to bring in Bowen

        A. Salah
        B. KDB
        C. Bruno
        D. Chilwell
        E. Robbo
        F. Kane
        G. Son
        H. Grealish

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          KDB

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Haha!!!

        2. Silver_and_Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          https://twitter.com/TeleFootball/status/1333518717960003587

          It looks like Friday AVL-NEW game at risk...

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            U23s if needed.

          2. Vazza
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Apart from Grealish, I have no one for that game

          3. Blush Response
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            It was a mixture of funny and pathetic on here earlier when Leicester were playing. A fifth of the comments were "woe-is-me" style comments from those with Vardy as captain and another chunk were "told-you-so" posts from people claiming to have predicted a "blank" passed on whatever reading of stats fitted their argument.

            Fantasy football really does bring the best out of people doesn't it?