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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. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What to do here? Feel like it’s a good team on paper but have had had yet another terrible gameweek.

    0FT, 0.1ITB. Just bought KDB and can’t free up any more funds until I come off him or Vardy.

    Martinez
    Robbo - Zouma - Lamptey
    Son - KDB - Bruno - Barkley
    Vardy - DCL - Adams
    (4.0 - Targett - Soucek - Kilman)

    1. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks fine bar Barkley but you'll be able to start Soucek instead so I'd probably not do anything.

      Vardy v Sheff United looks a terrific game for him. Especially as he's a Wednesday fan.

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I thought Fulham would be a terrific game for him also... cheers though, will probably stick with what I’ve got for now.

    2. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Maybe a switch away from pool defence?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Started with the double pool and have moved to single. I’ve come this far, going to stick it out until at least the Fulham game I think and assess Robbo then. Cheers.

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      0FT....

      Why have you used your transfer so early

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Because I wanted KDB, and would not have been able to afford him if I waited. Reckless, I know...

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thats a huge risk tbh with covid and UCL... hope no injuries happen for you

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I love you Bowen. You're my hero

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Same 😀

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Congrats both

        1. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thanks mate. Feels so good after that Vardy captain fail.

    2. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      This exactly this spot on this

      Saved my week single handedly

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You too mate. Bowen and Grealish at this moment in time have helped me jump up nearly 1m places. Not that impressive given I was sitting on 3m OR before.

  3. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Pretty rubbish day with 4 players.

    Cresswells been a poor choice. Not getting the attacking returns despite decent stats

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have Bellerin and he has been a poor pick too

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yep that’s been unlucky

    2. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Watkins you useless turd

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Looking very dangerous tho

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      When would we know if Villa game called off? Don’t particularly want to sell Martinez, and was looking to bring in Wilson

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have missed something clearly. What game is being called off?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It won't get called off. Newcastle would have to name 14 youth if necessary

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        It wont be...

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Trezequet is poor... Watkins pts down the drain.

      1. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Same happened with him last game

    5. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Bought Bowen GW1 for NEW, sold before GW 2, 15 pointer GW 3
      Bought Bowen GW8 for FUL shu, sold before GW 10

      🙂

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sounds like my Watkins ownership this season!

    6. Free hitting is a ladder
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Magnus of course has Bowen. Why can't I have a high IQ too!

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah thats all about high IQ

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thought he'd do Bowen to Jota this week...

        It's like he has a crystal ball...

        1. Free hitting is a ladder
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Just shows the grandmaster has great patience.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Hes a West Ham supporter

    7. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Villa’s finishing has been fairly pants

    8. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Oh come on Trézéguet

    9. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Trezeguet wasting Watkins assist what a miss!!

    10. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Moyes's West ham... What a team

    11. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I want to take a big fat hit for this team! -12 for Kane Vardy Jota Stephens to Salah KDB Wilson Brewster?

      Martinez
      Justin Lamptey KWP
      Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish
      DCL Wilson
      Steer Brewster Coufal Mitchell

    12. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 40 with autosubs.

    13. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What to do here (if anything?) 1FT and £0.9m in the bank.

      Martinez
      Vestergaard, Chillwell, Cresswell
      Son, Bruno, Salah, Grealish
      Vardy, Bamford, DCL

      Nyland, Killman, Anguissa, Mitchell

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Man City bunker.

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          What do u mean here?

      2. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Carey out Wilson in
        Grealish out kdb in

        1. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          *vardy

          1. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Leicester fixtures are good tho!

    14. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Trez has been utterly awful this game.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He's always crap

    15. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Martinez is hopeless why do we all have him?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Herd mentality.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who do you want instead?

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I want Meslier (who is on my bench) 🙂

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Pounds not points!

      4. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Because nobody wants to make GK transfers and at the time of a lot of our WC's he seemed the best option for 4.5m.

      5. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He’s only about 5 points worse than McCarthy over last 6 weeks.

        Annoying but not earth shattering

    16. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Benched Bowen. Sums up this season for me

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Why bench him though.

      2. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Oh for god sake

      3. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        unlucky the right call at the time.

    17. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Anyone who can't afford kdb considering Mahrez instead depending on mid week game?

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Considering him so I can keep Fernandes and salah/mane

    18. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Martinez to Mendy for free looks on the cards

      Mendy Chilwell double up. Hell maybe triple with James

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sounds decent tbh but Newcastle next ?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Wilson brace

      2. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Solid

    19. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      God I wish Sterling starts vs Fulham

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I honestly wish I didn't own him.

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Me too garn after next week..

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Even if he does, he doesn’t do much anymore apart from do his best T-Rex impression.
        Man, on reflection, I really do despise the guy lol

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Think he will mate. Can't see him getting benched yet again in such quick succession. I reckon Raz does to Fulham what Mahrez did to Burnley. Definitely keep him

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          One can dream

    20. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ghazi and Traore stepping up probably for trezeguet and ?

    21. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Antonio has been very quiet...

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Singing in the bath.

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He's subbed out at HT

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Like he wasn’t playing quiet.

      4. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        oh lol, well he was quiet first half anyway 😀

    22. leocarter27
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What transfer sounds better?

      A) Barkley to Grealish
      B) Brewster to C.Wilson

      Cheers

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

    23. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wow Grealish

    24. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Grealish just destroyed a poor guy

    25. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hourihanes decision making process is absolutely awful.

    26. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Penalty

    27. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      villa pen

    28. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      ffs Watkins on the peno