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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. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Failure to learn offside rule at half time . . . again.

  2. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    scores on the doors peeps?

    52 for me, somehow a small green arrow

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      58

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

      70 with Vardy (C) 🙂

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      66, happy

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      65 (-4)
      No complaints with that

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

      At least 56, I’ll take it. Watch out top 2 mil, here I come

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      51 but not sure on arrow? What's your rank?

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

      74, played my WC, OR halved 1.2m to 530k.

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

        66

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

      84 vrardyC

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

        (-12) 72

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

          Also hv Watkins :(((((((((

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      61 (-8) meh

  3. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I’m a vardy non-owner and a cresswell, grealish, Martinez, coufal and Watkins owner.. I benched Watkins. Unbelievable luck today.

  4. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    That’s onside man

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah it has to be for the sake of the game

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

      not by the letters of the rules. Watkin's shoulder was offside compared to Coufal's shoulder. Blames the rules, not the technology

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

        Do you know how ridiculous it sounds what you have just said?

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

    Watkins essential?

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

      May have missed pen (and 4/6 pens missed) but will start netting these soon.. snip at £30mn

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

      For what exactly lol

      1. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Makes a great cuppa apparently

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

        Cleaning dishes?

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No chance. Poor striker. Can't take pens. Can't stay onside. Used up his luck vs Liverpool.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I like his positioning (an irony now I know). His headers are also very good.

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I know I should take it as a complement but everyone in my mini leagues now has Grealish, two weeks ago I was the only one with him!

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

    Grealish running away with the baps

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

      total joke

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why? Bret player on the pitch tonight.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          * best

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

          Yes, easily.

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

        Best player by far on the pitch. Where is the joke?

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Three have to be Bowens. . .

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Don’t be daft! Were you watching a different game?!

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bowen 1st sub
    Dallas 2nd sub

    Amazing 🙄

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Your squad must be too strong!

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thought I’d need a strong bench to go into Xmas. Annoying

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

      Cancelo and Sterling owner?

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

    The ball was even in the air on the frame they used. How can they look for milimeters and not even bother choosing a relevant frame?

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

      Absolutely! VAR is a joke, I didn't think that we'll miss pre-VAR times, but here we are...
      And regarding Villa: the irony is they stayed in the league thanks to hawk-eye mistake...

  10. quayle99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    No having Grealish is annoying me now
    And phillips does nohing for his game.
    So is it madness to do his for -4

    Son + Phillips > Grealish + WardProwse

    Midfield of

    Grealish Ward Prowse KDB(c) Jota Fernandes
    Will play all 5 the coming week.

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

      nah, not essential and other more prolifoc scorers needed ahead of him

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Salah...

      Jus' sayin'

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

    Watkins owner and I feel sick, 13 points is instead 0 points

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ouch

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

      Should be better player really.

    3. Tiki-Taka
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      time doesn't work like that, he scores penalty and then a billion different games play out

      1. Utopsis
          1 month, 19 days ago

          This

      2. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Absolutely should be 13. Luck of the game though

      3. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What you said.

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Don't attract smugs here telling you that he's a bad player.

        He was unlucky.

        1. Mr Wolf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Agreed. Until at least gw 15 he's staying in my team.

    4. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I just hate var (watkins non owner)

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Feck them

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

      Worst part for Watkins owners is his arm is only that far outstretched because ogbonna is all over him

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This!

    6. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vardy Son Hames -> Jesus KDB Jota

      -4

      Yay or nay?

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

        Hell yay

    7. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m not sure if I’ve enjoyed watching a game this season with VAR in the game. Will totally sound like a salty Watkins owner of course right now

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

        I am a 45 years West Ham fan, and I do not own Watkins, but VAR is doing my head in, please throw it in the bin, its killing the game.

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Better VAR system: https://i.redd.it/dc7vy57jw4261.jpg

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That’s all it needs.

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This is how it should be used

      3. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        what if the lines are separated by millimeters? will the referees spend 10 minutes to look if they are overlapped or not?

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

      Fabianski 5 saves
      Martinez 0 saves
      🙁

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Since I brought Martinez in he hasn't saved a sausage

      2. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah bit concerned about Martinez tbh and how few saves he makes when conceding. I know that's not the point you're making though

      3. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I will save my ft to bin Martinez next gw

      4. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Another example of last week's essential is this week's dogs breakfast...

    10. grooveymatt65
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 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

      thanks guys! 🙂

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

        better asking later, game on

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The CL will give you a much better idea what to do

      3. grooveymatt65
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        thanks guys i was too inpatient to wait

    11. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      They should judge offsides based on the position of the feet and nothing else. An arm being offside is ridiculous since you can't even use it...

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        This or margin of error, has to be clear air between players

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

        An arm being offside isn’t offside.

      3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Share the frustration, but they measure to the extreme of the shoulder which you can legally use

    12. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      VAR continuing to expose the offside law. When it’s that close, the attacker obviously isn’t gaining an unfair advantage.

      Never mind the fact that the tech used can’t measure accurately enough to make an irrefutable decision in these close calls. A flawed system implementing a really bad law.

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

        It's a joke mate, you're preaching to the choire

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Football really is fast becoming a joke sport at the moment. Offside and handball need sorting out ASAP.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The assistant referee's eyes was even more of a flawed system. Some of the howlers those guys let go were a joke.

    13. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do we have a hotline for Watkins owners?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hahaha

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1-900-FPL-TRAP

      3. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Had a pen (which he would have probably missed) overturned last week as well mind. It’s been terrible

    14. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cruel loss for Villa, WHU didn't deserve the 3 points

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        West Ham played quite well for 2 minutes of that game.

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

          That’s all you need to do.

          See us v Derby in the 2014 playoff final.

    15. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How many BAPS for Jack?

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

        joke baps

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

        Will be 2. Currently level with Bowen but Bowen will get 3 extra pts for scoring the winning goal.

      3. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2

    16. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish probably on pens from now on.

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

        el ghazi

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

      Watkins... please don't take penalty next time.

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

      This offside line drawing is ridiculous

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

      You can ruin players careers with this type of decisions. Disgrace.

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

        I didn't want Watkins to score as I don't own him but I agree. I never realised that they had changed the offside rule to level is offside. This is just another in the long list of goals VAR have disallowed when the lines have showed that the attacker was either level or actually marginally onside. It's utterly disgusting.

    20. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What to do with this lot? Roll the FT?

      Martinez (Steer)
      Coufal - Cancelo - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
      Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
      DCL - Kane - Werner

      0.4m itb

    21. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Surely when a decision for offside takes that long, should just give the advantage to the attacker?

      Not a biased targett owner at all btw 🙂

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        They eventually seemed to draw a million lines which showed he was level it looked like, maybe they flipped a coin at the end

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Var had killed the game for me

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

      Villa playing Newcastle on 3 days rest.

      Callum Wilson?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Great shout IMO had good upcoming fixtures

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

        certainly not good for grealish glad i dont own

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

        Newcastle closed their training ground until Wednesday - COVID issues?

      4. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Shhh