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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. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Captain picks

    Gw1 - Auba - 7
    Gw 2 - auba - 5
    Gw3 - KDB - 2
    Gw4 - KDB - 2
    Gw5 - son - 13
    Gw6 - salah - 2
    Gw7 - salah - 8
    Gw 8 - Kane - 9
    Gw 9 - Bruno - 11
    Gw 10 - Vardy - 5

    Only 3 times have I picked even the highest scorer on my team!

    1.6m for a reason! 🙁

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Plenty of GWs left, first ones were strange.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      GW5 - GW10 is not that bad. 48 pts in 6 GWs = 8 pts per GW.

      If you were getting 8pts every GW = 16 pts after doubling = 608 pts over 38 GWs.

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Please let us know who you are going to pick in advance so we can avoid 🙂

    4. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      7
      2
      2
      2
      7
      2
      8
      3
      5
      10

      Same rank

    5. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      1 Salah 20
      2 Aubameyang 5
      3 De Bruyne 2
      4 De Bruyne 2
      5 Salah 7
      6 Salah 2
      7 Son 2
      8 Kane 9
      9 Werner 5
      10 Vardy 5

      Started off well, downhill ever since! 1.4m rank...

    6. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Auba 7
      Auba 5
      KDB 2
      KDB 2
      Salah 7
      Salah 2
      Salah 8
      Kane 9
      Bruno 11
      Vardy 5

      Our captain picks are almost identical and I am currently ranked in top 200K.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 1 day ago

        In fact this proves that picking the right captain alone won't make your season. Your overall team needs to be nice too. Captain picks can be hit and miss. You can't rely on them.

      2. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Shame your team isn’t linked

        1. KAALI_DAAL
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 1 day ago

          How do I do that? New on this forum. Joined a couple of weeks ago.

        2. KAALI_DAAL
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Updated on the website section on profile, if that's where we're supposed to put it. Cheers.

  2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    LMS safety score with autosubs currently 32

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I think this is the season I've made it the farthest in LMS. Also my worst season so far rank wise...by a mile.

    2. Pedram
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      A bit too high for my liking

    3. tafrère
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      fiu, 39 with 3 to go.

      That should do it !

    4. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      70 here with Grealish playing.

      I think I'll be safe.

  3. JOELIO8701
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    If Grealish does well in this game what will that mean for rank gains if you're in top 100k? I imagine not a lot? Ownership must be mental?

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Around 60% EO

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Top 10K EO 64%

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Top 10K is such a small sample size, why bother.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Just providing info that I have, what's your problem man?

    3. JOELIO8701
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Thank y'all!

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    For GW11 captaincy:
    A. Vardy (shu)
    B. KDB (FUL)
    C. Bruno (whu)
    D. Werner (LEE)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      It's still KDB

    4. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I am going Sterling (c) may change to KDB as I have both

    5. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      B)

    6. Party time
      11 months, 1 day ago

      The Pinky & De Bruyne(C)

    7. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      watch vardy kill it. but ya likely B

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    9ts off my target, Grealish and Martinez to go, hopeful

  6. JOELIO8701
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone else find that even when you have a good week all things considered you're still screwing about the things that didn't quite work out?
    e.g. why didn't I play it safe Diaz over Cancelo, why did KDB hit post and not score, why was J Rod millimetres offside? Why was Justin rubbish and not get an assist/goal just now? etc etc etc. Oh yeah... that's football!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      FPL is a beast that cannot be tamed. Far too many variables for it to go seamlessly. Really it’s all about captaincy, if you hit that you will finish top 10k even with a mediocre squad

      1. JOELIO8701
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Amen!

  7. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    need some help please

    Martinez
    Robo Chilwel Justin (KWP Mitchell)
    Son Grealish Jota Bruno
    Vardy DCL Werner

    A. KDB & Coufal/Dallas for Son & Robo
    B. KDB & Antonio/Adams for Son & Werner

    Cheers

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      So really it's

      Cougar/Dallas or Antonio/Adams

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Giggity

      2. Erez Avni
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        or more like sacrificing Robo or Werner

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I'd rather lose Werner than Son.

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Need a new defender

    A) Dias
    B) James
    C) Regulion

    1. tafrère
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      James imo. So good.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Reece's BPS

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers guys , I will get Lloris as Spurs defence

  9. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Bon allez maintenant un petit but de Konsa encore svp !

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Omelette du fromage.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      La plume de ma tante est plus grande que la chaise de ma tante

  10. JOELIO8701
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Why is there so much hate for Barnes as an assist (apparently he's casual?) but so much love for Bamford? Everytime Barnes plays he occupies dangerous positions that are great for FPL... unfortunately he's not a great finisher or would have far bigger returns - but he still does well for his price. Bamford is terrible at finishing? "yeah but his XG!!"... but if he could finish he'd be in a bigger team?

    1. JOELIO8701
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      *as an asset

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Bamford is nailed on. Barnes is a rotation risk.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Bamford is new to the PL this season and scored points earlier this season so people have a good impression of him.

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      One is nailed for 90 mins and cheaper. They aren't in the same conversation due to price and classification

      Comparing Barnes to Grealish (started at 7.0), Jota and even Zaha will explain why he's ignored

      1. JOELIO8701
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        I feel you on Jota / Grealish (I'm not a Zaha fan). I can see why they would all be preferable assets (fixtures aside). Barnes has one more game with me before moving out with J Rod

    5. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      As a Barnes owner I cant wait to have a transfer available to transfer him out, not even nailed

      1. JOELIO8701
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Kinda hoping Rogers plays him next week on back of today. But yeah, also moving on post that

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Yea hoping that aswell

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez pen save and conceded please

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      yes

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Who to give A foot in his a*s to fund KDB in for A blank against FUL?

    A) Kane
    B) Vardy

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      B

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    If you bought Vardy for that game you didn’t deserve more than 5 pts. It’s not unlucky or luck of the draw. People should realise at this stage Vardy struggles against low blocks hence his away record is so much better

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      this

  14. Studs Up
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Funny how some would moan and groan over an assist and call it a "fail", but would happily take a goal worth an extra point (striker) and call it success lol

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      BAPS make the difference. Vardy goal probably means BAPS on top.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy goal means 18 points for cappers

  15. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    For some reason I think this could be a 0-0 draw...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I'll go to bed and take the points, not a problem

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Would like this result muaelf

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hoping for a 3-3

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    This game will decide Whether I captain Bruno next GW

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Got to be a City player, surely...

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        yes him or KDB

  17. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish masterclass absolutely needed

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      You got it

  18. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo > RJames this week?

    Or is saving my FT to do Grealish & Werner > Bruno & Antonio next week a better idea?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Madness

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Haha, what is?

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Selling Cancelo before Fulham after he just had a rest

  19. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone lower than 96 captain points this season?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Thats tough mate.
      Not far off myself
      104.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      How to check. I'll be around that. Had lots of blanks.

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Less than 60 🙁

  20. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Who to get rid of first with a FT?

    A) Kilman
    B) Mitchell

    Need to strengthen my bench. Thanks in advance.

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      b

  21. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    I benched Grealish, god help me

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      The rest of your team must be amazing for you to do that. Madness

      1. Pedram
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        It was either him or Ziyech or Hamez

        No other way i'm afraid, we'll see if i made the wrong choice

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Gulp

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Wow, really...........I hope it paid off........how many points are you on for the GW ?

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Just looked at your team and your front 8. Can see why you benched Grealish, but Hamez did you no favours.......Hindsight a wonderful thing though.

    5. Harn1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I had a similar conundrum this week. The RMT tool told me to bench Grealish but I benched Ziyech instead. First world problems of great team value!

  22. dicky2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Jack Grealish to have shot on target 7/4 with Paddy Power.

    Get on

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Is that a special? Seems high odds for just a shot on target

      1. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah normally 8/11

  23. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this transfer plan?

    Gw 11: Sterling > KDB
    Gw 12: Son + Vardy/DCL > Salah + Jesus/Antonio (-4)

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
    Sterling Bruno Son Jota Anguissa
    Vardy(c) DCL Bamford

    1 FT 2.1 Itb

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      sterling to kdb is a waste of a transfer,,,i feel sterling will haul against fulham

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Save FT?

    McCarthy
    Robbo Lamptey Dallas
    KDB(C) Bruno Son Jota Foden
    Kane DCL

    Bench is fodder and really want to keep Foden against Fulham!

    1. umerlfc
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers mate

  25. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Captains return this season : 14, 10, 10, 4, 32, 10, 16, 18, 22, 10

    Only one blank, 146 pts from my (C) after 10 GWs, and yet not even in the top 500k.

    In comparison, during my best season (11k in 18/19) I was on 152 pts after 10 GWs with only one blank too. And my rank after GW10 this year was 12k.

    So yes captaincy matters but it's not as essential as people think.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Wow. That is very good. Let us know who you are (c) next week.

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Kane lol...... 🙁

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      There are people with 1 captain fail all season ranked near 3m.
      It's still pretty important.

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        It's important of course, but nailing the good differentials is much more important imo.

        That year I jumped very early on Fraser+Wilson and they got me, at some point, inside the top 2k almost all by themselves.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Nah, captaincy is essential.

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Just trying to feel better after the Vardy "almost" disaster lol.

        Convincing myself really.

  26. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Is this worth doing for -4?

    Current team
    MCCarthy
    Zouma Justin cresswell
    Bruno Jrod son Jota
    Vardy Kane Watkins

    1Ft £1.1ITB
    1. vardy and son > Antonio and KDB
    2. Vardy and Jrod > Antonio and KDB
    Then maybe swap KDB for salah GW 12?
    Something else ?

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    I own Martinez and Grealish. Oh and Coufal and Creswell. 0-0 needed.

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Soucek close

  29. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    2-1 to Villa please. Grealish brace

  30. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Ogbonna G