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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. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Loose Son or Kane to bring in KDB?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Son better value so I'm selling Kane after Arsenal for a midfield of Salah KDB Bruno Son Grealish

  2. Harn1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Surprised at the lack of love for Mahrez. Are people just waiting to see tomorrows lineup before starting the wagon? Personally I'd be very surprised if he starts in the CL having played 90 mins at the weekend. I'm considering (C) him at the weekend myself.

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Good point. Thinking about it too. Just don't want him for one week and then he does not start.

      1. Harn1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'd actually expect him to be benched the following week vs Man Utd and I'd be happy just to bench him in my own team for that fixture anyway given I have good subs. That would actually be ideal as he'll then be more likely to start vs WBA, when I'd likely captain him again. He reminds me of Hazard of old, a bit of a flat track bully and especially effective at home.

  3. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    the Ogbonna foul on Watkins for the disallowed goal was worse than the shirt pull for the penalty that was given

    1. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Haha, you are probably right

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Can't believe that 'shirt pull' was given as a penalty

      1. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm a Villa fan and I don't think its a penalty - he had a bit of his shirt but that in no way impeded him. That said really stupid from Rice to risk it - seems any contact is a pen now even on review

  4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    LMS safety score looks to be 40

    179 to be removed

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    Entry to open tomorrow.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      The only year I haven't entered and I've made the score every week! You say it opens again tomorrow? If I enter I guarantee I'll miss the score first week lol

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Enter in 30 days then.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      2330 through to GW11

    3. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Well I’m currently 2,182 out of 2,330 in the league then. At least I haven’t been that awful to be knocked out this season. Silver linings!

  5. Only one Di Matteo
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Is this a good use of my 2 FTs?
    Salah + Son -> KDB and Bruno
    Will be priced out after tonight

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Point chasing at its finest

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Noooo holddd

    3. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Not for me. Holding my pool asset and Son for Arsenal. Try and fit in Bruno or a City asset another way.

  6. WHUFCSmith23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    I'm a West Ham supporters but even i am baffled by that offside. Was a great finish with a defender all over him.

    How can any part of an arm be considered offside if you can't actually touch the ball with your arm? There is no advantage to be gained. I HATE VAR, even if it did just give us 3 points.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I think it is based on the top of the arm not the actual arm which was an literally a cm off.. Surely striker should get benefit of doubt, but we are into the crazy world of VAR

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      His shoulder was offside. You can score with your shoulder. But I agree. If you can't see the offside with the bare eye in slowmotion, then whatever the referees initial decision was should stand.

  7. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    For those calling for Grealish to take pens - I'd look up the Sheffield United away game last year.... Jack took it and hit the bar!

    I was surprised Watkins took the one against Soton - but he nailed that one to be fair to him

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      So the point is, that Grealish shouldn't be on pens because he missed on last year?

  8. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    JRod+Kane to Salah+Wilson for a hit?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Still prefer Bamford/Watkins over Wilson.

  9. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Best option?

    A) Son -> Sterling/Mahrez
    B) Son -> Salah
    C) Kane -> Jesus/Aguero

    Obviously waiting for midweek games to be over before I pull the trigger. Leaning towards A or B at the moment. Slightly leaning towards B as I already have KDB and would otherwise need to take a hit to get rid of Kane and Get in Salah for gw12 (need to do a fodder switch). City triple up was always the plan however.

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      B.

  10. james 101
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Cresswell Chillwell Justin
    Salah KDB(c) Bruno(vc) Grealish
    Vardy Wilson DCL

    Tempted to cap Bruno. But on Kev just now.