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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Ogbo G

  2. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    BOOOOOOOWEN!

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez 😆

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    There goes my Martinez clean sheet

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      There go my Martinez and Mings clean sheets

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      oh yes, and my Grealish(c) cleanie points.

  5. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Well this is going to be a long game as a Martinez owner

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Nah. Always enjoy watching my keeper play. Literally have no expectation for any points ever, so I'm never disappointed.

  6. Party time
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Ffs Bowen assist

    • Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Where the f is Cresswell?+?+?+????+???

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        As in why wasn't he taking that?!?

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Playing LCB

      3. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Stupidous

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      LOOL

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Good to see we don’t have to wait in suspense for a possible cs.

    • have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      LOL YES cleanie wiped already haha

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy captain and double villa defence wowsers I love this game

    • BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Mitrovic and Martinez my only two players tonight.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Penalty save now required . . .

    • Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Bowen is very good

    • Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Villa CS wiped. Absolutely love it!

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      good to get the pain out of the way early with Martinez

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      First CS of the match gone.

    • fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Is there anyone here given all the Vardy Party crew are outside celebrating the captaincy success?

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Villa defenders denied 😀

    • Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Bowen assist.
      Magnus knows.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        How is he doing these days?

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Around 80k I think

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers

    • Party time
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Cresswell come on Lad. Grab an assist

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        And bowen in the points within minutes. Utter git.

      • umerlfc
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Don't know to cheer for a Creswell clean sheet or a Grealish goal

        1. KAALI_DAAL
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Always Grealish. Higher ceiling there.

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I hope Newcastle v Villa is cancelled so that it forces me to get rid of Martinez

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Only if all the U23s catch it too.

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          thissssss

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Soufal vs Grealish. Good matchup.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Coufal booking garanteed

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Dreadful defending in that corner.

      • Stand By Mee
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Wow that Martinez CS was gone fast

      • JJO
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Now you return Bowen

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Saves and penalty saves now Martinez, saves and penalty saves.

        Cmon Coufal!

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Any Vardy bonus points?!?

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          I'm not convinced by Leicester. Teams know how to play against them and Vardy doesn't get any space unless teams are opening up against them. Which finalises my thinking of Kane over Vardy for premium striker.

      • Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Coufal, Martinez, Soucek & Grealish in this game for me haha

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          That you RCA?