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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
    2 months, 28 days 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
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Plenty of GWs left, first ones were strange.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      7
      2
      2
      2
      7
      2
      8
      3
      5
      10

      Same rank

    5. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days 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
        2 months, 28 days 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
            2 months, 28 days 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.

          • McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Shame your team isn’t linked

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 28 days ago

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

              • KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 28 days ago

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

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            LMS safety score with autosubs currently 32

            https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

            1. teneighty
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days 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
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              A bit too high for my liking

            3. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              fiu, 39 with 3 to go.

              That should do it !

            4. KAALI_DAAL
                2 months, 28 days ago

                70 here with Grealish playing.

                I think I'll be safe.

            5. JOELIO8701
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days 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
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Around 60% EO

                • Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Top 10K EO 64%

                  1. Fred54
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                • JOELIO8701
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thank y'all!

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

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

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  B

                2. Buck The Trent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  B

                3. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  It's still KDB

                4. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

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

                5. Keeptrying
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  B)

                6. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  The Pinky & De Bruyne(C)

                7. FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  watch vardy kill it. but ya likely B

              3. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

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

              4. JOELIO8701
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days 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 ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days 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
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Amen!

              5. Erez Avni
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days 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
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  So really it's

                  Cougar/Dallas or Antonio/Adams

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Giggity

                  2. Erez Avni
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    or more like sacrificing Robo or Werner

                2. Esalman
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I'd rather lose Werner than Son.

              6. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Need a new defender

                A) Dias
                B) James
                C) Regulion

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

                  James imo. So good.

                2. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Reece's BPS

                3. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Cheers guys , I will get Lloris as Spurs defence

              7. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Bon allez maintenant un petit but de Konsa encore svp !

                1. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Omelette du fromage.

                2. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

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

              8. JOELIO8701
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days 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
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  *as an asset

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Bamford is nailed on. Barnes is a rotation risk.

                3. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days 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
                  2 months, 28 days 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
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days 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
                    2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    1. JOELIO8701
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                      1. Joey Tribbiani
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Yea hoping that aswell

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Martinez pen save and conceded please

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      yes

                  • RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 28 days 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
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      B

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 28 days 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
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      this

                  • Studs Up
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 28 days 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
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    2. Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Vardy goal means 18 points for cappers

                  • Noah’s Ark
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                      1. Noah’s Ark
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Would like this result muaelf

                    2. Big Hands Barry
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Hoping for a 3-3

                  • Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    This game will decide Whether I captain Bruno next GW

                    1. Giggs Boson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Got to be a City player, surely...

                      1. Gobigorgohome
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        yes him or KDB

                  • BenDavies
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Grealish masterclass absolutely needed

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      You got it

                  • Hryszko
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 28 days 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
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Madness

                      1. Hryszko
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Haha, what is?

                        1. Noah’s Ark
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Selling Cancelo before Fulham after he just had a rest

                  • Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Anyone lower than 96 captain points this season?

                    1. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Thats tough mate.
                      Not far off myself
                      104.

                    2. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    3. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Less than 60 🙁

                    4. MarcusAurelius
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Who to get rid of first with a FT?

                      A) Kilman
                      B) Mitchell

                      Need to strengthen my bench. Thanks in advance.

                      1. liverpool01
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        b

                    5. Pedram
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      I benched Grealish, god help me

                      1. BenDavies
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

                        1. Pedram
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 28 days 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
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Gulp

                      3. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

                      4. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days 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
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 28 days 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!

                    6. dicky2014
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                      Get on

                      1. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

                        1. dicky2014
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 28 days ago

                          Yeah normally 8/11

                    7. King Kohli
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days 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
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    8. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 28 days 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
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Yes

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

                          Cheers mate

                    9. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days 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
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

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

                          Kane lol...... 🙁

                      2. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

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

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

                        Nah, captaincy is essential.

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

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

                          Convincing myself really.

                    10. niaz1982
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 28 days 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 ?

                    11. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

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

                    12. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Soucek close

                    13. BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      2-1 to Villa please. Grealish brace

                    14. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Ogbonna G