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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. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Will Jimenez drop tonight?
    Cheers

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

      Already did didn't he?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He’s on 8.3 currently unsure if he’ll drop more tonight?
        Torn between DCL & Ings so wanted more time if he won’t drop

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

      Well you’ll need to sell him anyway

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I know just undecided who to go for

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

    Grealish should be on penos

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think he will be now

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      100%

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

      He is now

  3. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    That is abysmal application again.

    He was being held by the defender, those stupid dots and lines. Just check it quickly, draw one line, if it's close then give the goal. I dont even own Watkins but that is pathetic officiating yet again

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Agreed!

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Story of the season unfortunately. Ruining the game.

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

      Agree, it is debacle

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Totally agree

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

      Var has ruined the game for me now.. Will be even worse when the fans are let back in. And i was for var, not now its killing the great game.

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

    Joke. Villa fan. Worse when your Chelsea loving son sends two laughing emojis

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Family goals 😉

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    BAPs final?

  6. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Watkins, Sterling (c) & Burke. The bad luck continues...

    Going to struggle to beat last seasons top 5k OR, currently 3mil OR 🙁

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

      Yeah. You will need a miracle run at some point to get into Top 10k.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I still believe I can, but am cursed atm.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      impossible this seaon, games a joke

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I got 32 (-12) so gone from 400k to 1.5m but I’m happy with my team.. Your team looks promising...

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

    All out for 76. Would've been 91 if I'd made no transfers this week.

    Very smooth with the rough

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      thanks

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Great score.

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

      Wow - lovely week, congrats

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      brag tastic . . . but why?

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

        Because it's been a horrific start and I'm finally making progress. Is that ok with you?

    5. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fantastic score well done. What’s your rank?

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

        Absolutely terrible. Had a dreadful start and have clawed my way back from 4m to about 2m in last four weeks

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why isn't Grealish on pens?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He is now...

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        not really tho

    2. Ode
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well now he is

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Hopefully!

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

      He should have been from the start.

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hope for a little green arrow with 52.

  10. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    When your luck isn't in it really hits you hard this game. Watkins owner here

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      very unlucky!

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hope the league table stays this close until the end...

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

      Crazy season this

  12. Ode
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Martinez
    Zouma Chilwell Kwp
    Jota KDB Grealish Bruno Son
    Bamford Kane

    1.4m itb

    Save ft?

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

      Yep. Assuming no injuries/COVID due to CL.

      1. Ode
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Of course. Thanks mate

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Even Guaita outscored Martinez this week 🙂

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

      😆

  14. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    That's Watkins off pens then.

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

      Assume Hourinhane had gone off?

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bit harsh. It’s not like he did a maupay.. at least he hit the bar.

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

        The ball should never be anywhere near the bar when taking a pen..

  15. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    West Ham up to 5th after that.

    Baffling!!!

  16. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    McCarthy
    Bellerin, Cancelo, Robbo
    Son, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Grealish
    Werner, DCL

    Subs: steer, kwp, mitchel, davis

    2FT + 0.4ITB

    A) Bellerin to James/Dallas
    B) Robbo to Dallas + Son to Salah

    1. Ode
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A this week and B next week with Salah C

  17. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    66 points lol. Didn't see that coming

  18. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Grealish the only worthwhile Villa asset?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes

  19. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Wtf ref, that was never ever in a million worlds offside

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

    Very smart from Ogbonna to lift Lolly's arm so it was offside. Hes one of the few defenders who have truly adapted to VAR.

  21. Huddersfield
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I got away with benching Watkins 😀

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That’s you and me both.. don’t think I’m benching him again :/

      1. Huddersfield
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That was tough to watch, i'm playing him next gw for sure!

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

    When Keys and Gray are talking sense about things you know you ballsed up

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I know what Andy Gray would have done with that penalty.
      He’d have smashed it.

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

    Watkins was in a class of his own tonight, should have been a 13 pointer. The £30mn man was unlucky

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

      He was classless. Missed headers over the bar. Kept running offside. Missed a penalty. I could go on.....

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Classless? He didn’t have the best game, but come on!

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

          Nah. I've seen enough from him to know a player who is Championship level and not good enough for the PL. As I said before, looks like the gap between the PL and Championship has increased over the last decade and the Championship players who sometimes used to be gems in the PL are no longer there.

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

            disagree here - he should have had an assist if Trez didnt miss an open goal, offside goal was a smart finish (and probably a foul on him in build up)

            He scored a decent hat-trick against Liverpoo,and 2 away at Arsenal - he's 9 games into a premier league career and 24.

            What do you actually expect?

            And regarding championship players - Robertson and Maguire came from Hull and 1 season in prem before moving on. Maddison was signed from Norwich in championship. Kalvin Philips and plenty other Leeds lads. Even in tonights games; Antonio, Bowen, Benrahma, Konsa, Cash, Justin all signed from championship and look at home in prem

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

        Luck wasn't on his side, still looks like a solid signing for £30mn, which will rise to £33mn with add ons

  24. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    59(-4)
    Not so bad after all.

  25. Agger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Watkins owner here, denied an assist because a donut can't score an open goal. The jam donut Watkins misses his 4th penalty from his last 5, and then his fat knee is offside for his goal. I don't care that he's got Newcastle next, I'm selling the jam donut right now

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      only three days recovery for villa too lol

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

        4 days

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

    Score check.

    52 pts, you ?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      52 too

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

        Welcome.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes,Zaha and Maupay to Jota and Vardy

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      61(-4)

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

        Just enough for a green arrow. Hit paid off ?

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      50 and 40k green arrow, yay lol

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

        Pretty much the same here.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        61

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

      52!

    5. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      66-4

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      69(-4)

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

      70 (-4)
      From 1.65 mil. OR -> 1.05 mil OR

    8. Huddersfield
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      74

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

        65 back in the top 100k

  27. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Apparently the entire Newcastle squad has been placed in isolation. Not the best news for Villa and Newcastle owners with both teams playing each other on Friday...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-close-training-ground-19375774.amp

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

      Bench to the rescue (all will blank this week)

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bench would save me, but I would have to use my FT to swap out Martínez :/

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

    Last week Konsa goal and Dallas CS on bench
    This week Bowen and Dallas

    Non playing bench ftw!

  29. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    How many bps will Grealish get?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      a non deserved amount

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Anything less that 3 would be harsh. Best player on the pitch by a mile.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          And diver, should get -1 bonus for every dive

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      3

  30. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Allready done Hamez to Mahrez, otherwise Watkins out would be very tempting right now

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      damn that's risk filled