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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. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    joke season. I am out...

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 23 days ago

        See ya pal

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        See you next week

      • david31058
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You'll be back next week knee-jerk

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      West ham very fortunate to get 3 points here. Can only recollect 2 chances

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It’s about what you do with those chances, though.

        You can have all the possession in the world, but if you can’t score and your opponent goes up the other end twice and scores both times then you deserve to lose.

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Every centimetre counts lol

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        millimeter

    4. Stoic
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That is a shitshow. Can't they increase the gap to a cm

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That can't be offside

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Poor Ollie. Bad day at the office.

    7. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Watkins used up his luck vs Liverpool. Not much luck left for him this season now.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He can have some of mine....

    8. HD7
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Var is getting ridiculous. Okay lets have an offside but when its an obvious one. But when it is only milimeters. Come on. They can easily make the rule if there is a minimal offside (enter milimeters) it wont count. After all football is a game of goals.

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This, or something like it

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        ok, how do you distinguidh the difference between 9mm and 1.0cm? then we'd spend ages discussing if that was a cm or mm

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What is minimal? All you do is change where the line is drawn.

        Offside has been consistently adjudicated by VAR, IMO. Everyone getting screwed by armpits, toenails etc.

      4. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It is the very worst thing to happen to football. I hate it.

      5. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Something like umpires decision with Hawkeye in cricket.

        1. The Son-dance Kid
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          This is so overly logical, to have an "referee's call" function when it is tight. How people cannot see this is required is beyond me. I have hated VAR for offsides every since Sterling's goal was disallowed in GW1 last year. VAR can sod off as it is ruining the game

      6. Oi! Shadders!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why stop at millimetres? Let's say they're onside as long as they're within a metre of the last man.

      7. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He was clearly offside. VAR is consistent with offsides

        1. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hardly, "clearly." Look how much time it took and how VAR checked Watkins against two West Ham players looking for stray armpit hairs and toenails...

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 23 days ago

              If you watch again, you'll see they did a 2nd check of the decision by drawing the lines again, just to be sure. That's why it's took so long - surely you'd rather they made the right decision (which they did by the letter of the law) for the sake of a few extra seconds which can be added on in ET?

        2. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Agreed. When matters are this close they should give benefit to the referee's original call.

        3. Oi! Shadders!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You might as well say 'let's call it a goal as long as it gets close within a few millimetres of the goal line'.

      8. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        As a Watkins owner I'm done...I'll quit

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          See you next week

      9. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Phew had Targett first sub phew

      10. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Watkins sure does have plenty of goals disallowed, missed penalties,

      11. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Did you see that pass out to the player that assisted the offside goal. Was that Grealish? Ridiculous

      12. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sleeveless jerseys will be all the rage next season if VAR are using them as a reference for on or offside.

        Ozzy rules style.

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          or skin tight lycra shorts and tops.

          1. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Wouldn't mind that at all, lol!

      13. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        lolly watkins

      14. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bowen back on for 3 Baps on my bench

      15. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Miles offside

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Acres

      16. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Grealish back on 3 baps Juhuuuuuuu!!

      17. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Grealish baps?

      18. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I love the old football when I was a kid ... what is this game these days?

      19. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This has been a series of never ending kicks in the balls as a Watkins owner.

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hahaha mate I feel for you

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          😆 lmaooo

          It will make those nuts stronger

      20. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        🙂

      21. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Targett owners robbed by Watkins...

      22. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They should add the clear and obvious rule to offside as well

      23. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Watkins essential

      24. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Sodding Targett assist as well. Grrrr

      25. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Watkins will score 4 v Newcastle reserves.

      26. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bored of Watkins now. Bye fella

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'm bringing him in. Surely lightning won't strike twice...

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            As soon as that pen was called, I just knew he would miss.

        2. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He's good lad without luck

      27. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wait people still own Watkins?

      28. grooveymatt65
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hi guys just need some advice

        My team is:

        Martinez Martin

        Chillwell, Dias, Justin, Mitchell Bernado

        Fernandes Son Sterling (c) Grealish Bissouma

        Vardy Wilson DCL

        1.8 itb 1ft

        1. Sterling to KDB for free
        2. Sterling to KDB and Son to jota for -4
        3. Sterling to KDB and Michell to Taylor for -4
        4. Other
        5. Save

        1. FPLGOOD
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Save

        2. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Vardy + Son to KDB + Bamford/Watkins/Wilson

      29. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 23 days ago

          That’s what you get if you have a league 1 standard fantasy asset

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Unless it's Bamford.