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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. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    My first good GW this season. 71 points and up from 1.6m to 0.9m OR. 54 points from my midfield, not bad.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      if thats your first good GW, then you've had good ones before it

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Well done.

    3. Vazza
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Great work pal. Well done

    4. King Henrik
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Do I do these 2 moves ?

      Son >> Salah
      Rodriguez to Foden

      Ryan
      Robertson Kwp Telles
      Son* Rodriguez * Grealish Jota Bruno
      Kane Dcl

      Martin Lamptey Brewster Burr

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I don’t like the foden pick at all

      2. Ginola
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Robbo and Watkins owner. I feel empty.

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

          Add PVA too
          Then bench Bowen and Dallas

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Robbo and PVA and Vardy capt owner.

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            And benched Dallas

        3. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mane, DCL, Justin and Watkins owner. Been a tough week

      3. hallow
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Went Bowen over Ziyech 3 weeks ago..

        Safe to say it’s payed off 😉

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          silver linings

        2. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ziyech TO Bowen would have been even better lol

      4. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That was a nerve racking game. Some very strange decisions, nice to be on a favourable VAR call but it’s still killing football so needs to go.

        West Ham 5th in the league, best start in a long time. Nearly makes up for my 42 point gameweek score...

      5. hallow
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I think 55/56 all out.

        Anyone worse?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          50 with a 40k green arrow lol

        2. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Many apparently

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Many

        4. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Lots I assume - 63 here

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Beat me - 61 (-8)

        6. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          58 here. Vardy captain fail but decent enough score

          1. TOLV TUMS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            This

        7. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          49 despite owning Mane and Watkins. Most had Bruno, Chillwell, Grealish so high scores.

      6. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Watkins is God

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hahah love it

        2. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          The £33mn man was in scintillating form tonight, just was unlucky. Could have had a hatrick, looking like signing of the season already at that price? What a buy

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Scintillating?

            He Skyed a penno, stood in an offside position for what felt like an eternity to blow a chance and, to be fair, had a goal ruled out kinda unfortunately.

            It was a mixed bag, at best

            1. MikeS
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Just needs to tweak his game and he will be firing in, firing on one cylinder right now. So much more to come from the £33mn bargain

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Holy Watkins

      7. Agger
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        From GW7 I've gone from 119k > 122k > 119k > 118k after tonight.. It's a f joke

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          World's smallest violin, playing the world's saddest song, just for you 🙁

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lol

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          would trade places in an instant

        3. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Feel free to join me down in the “hoping to crack the 2.9999999 mil” set

        4. Ian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I hope you didn't come here looking for sympathy haha

      8. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Barney Ronay in 2007 on why VAR would fail: https://www.wsc.co.uk/the-archive/108-Referees/627-rematch-of-the-day

        1. TOLV TUMS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Brilliant article, great share - thanks. Almost worth it for the Blackburn / Bolton / Hughes mentions

      9. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Today should have gone differently. Vardy(c) and Watkins in my team. Meanwhile, 3 mids with 10-pointers.

        Alas... Still managing a green arrow.

        1. Vazza
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Same here. Knew I should have captained Bruno

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Game of luck . . .take the good with the bad it is the way

        2. Riggs
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I was going to switch Grealish for Jota. Now I am not so sure about selling Grealish, but with Fernandes, KDB and Son the others mid, probably is the only option.

        3. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This week my players had four 'goals' ruled offside by VAR, plus Watkins missed a penalty. Yet another average score incoming.

        4. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          87k OR, eventually in top 100k, happy 🙂 and goodnight , I will sleep well

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Well done.

            Good night buddy

        5. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Best two strikers for combined 12.6m from GW12?

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Bamford and WAtkins

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Wilson is injury prone so wouldn’t bother with him

                • Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  That's some level of chutzpah to say Watkins after that performance!

            • HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I want Salah in GW14. The issue is I don’t want to lose any of my current midfield:

              Grealish
              Son
              Bruno
              KDB
              Jota

              A bit of a dilemma.

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                There's a lot of time for GW14

                1. HollywoodXI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  There is indeed. I’ll be carrying a FT this week so I can make two free transfers for GW14 which means I’ll have options to get Salah in.

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I'm planning to get him in GW12. Saving my FT this week.

              2. Olson
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                It's salah KdB hokey cokey 100% so you have to free up the money elsewhere

            • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Grealosh on 2 baps why?

              1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Ignore

              2. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Diving

            • Ode
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Injuries can be helpful sometimes, if Zaha & Rashford wouldn’t have been flagged I wouldn’t have transferred KDB and Jota in this week

            • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              221k rise with 63(-4)!

            • xtina
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Thoughts on a move here? 1FT. 0.6

              Martinez
              Robbo - James - Dias
              Son - Jota - Grealish - Rashford
              Werner - DCL - Kane

              Steer | Lamptey - Anguissa - Ward

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Start work on cheapening the front line.

              2. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I'd save

                1. xtina
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Potentially. Scary being KDB-less for Fulham

            • Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Weird week.
              Risked Cancelo and did not take a hit to get rid of Digne so only got 2 defenders out.
              Sterling no show but C went to KDB.
              Also Watkins owner which could have been much better but probably can’t complain with 63 all out and a nice green.

            • grooveymatt65
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 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. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                1

              2. Phlajo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Save and work on getting Salah in. DCL -> Antonio and Son->Salah maybe after next GW?

            • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Who to bench, Justin or Targett?

            • The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              West Ham fans...

              I do not watch you guys play regularly but every time I do I see Ogbonna either scoring goals, deflecting goals into his own net, scoring own goals, needlessly fouling players, looking ungainly....is it just a coincidence or is he always like that?!

              Any reason Issa Diop does not play? Injured?

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                a LOT of deflections off him ^

              2. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Cs percentage with Ogbonna in is much higher

            • Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Bruno or KDB in and captain for this gw?
              Bruno is surely gonna be in my team sometime if not now then gw13
              I'm not sure about KDB because he has some tough away fixtures but great home games. Though if he misses one game game for example WBA then there is no point of owning him for this great fixtures.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                KDB

            • Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Baps final?

              Grealish and Bowen owner!

            • MikeS
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              How many villa would you have if you could own more than three?

              Steer/Martinez
              Cash
              Grealish-mcginn
              Watkins

              6 for me, the team is littered with talent. It's a gold mine of fpl picks..

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                1

              2. Willmissudimitrypayet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Would have all 11 of them, plus Steer!

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              OR #70 - look at that bench!

              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5457692/event/10

            • Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              van aanholt
              robertson
              foden (bench,aaarrrggghhh)
              vardy(c)
              jiminez
              watkins

              shocking shocking gw of bad luck ,but having played for 15 years luck will change ,still a great hobby and in a couple of days it will be gw 11 and we go again ,if your in a similar boat ,switch off all machines ,another day tomorrow gws jiminez ,thats what really matters....

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Well said and the truth

            • Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              There is a new article

            • Dirty Harry
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Well I finally broke into the

              1. Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                < 3mill rank*

                1. BrooklynGooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Excellent. Got there two game weeks ago and just broke into top 2 mil. Keep the faith, man!

                  1. Dirty Harry
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    A ailed WC sent be down to 4.7m rank. Been crawling back from the trenches ever since lol