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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
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ogbo G

  2. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    BOOOOOOOWEN!

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

    Martinez 😆

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    There goes my Martinez clean sheet

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      There go my Martinez and Mings clean sheets

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

  6. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ffs Bowen assist

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Playing LCB

    3. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Stupidous

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

    LOOL

  9. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

  10. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    LOL YES cleanie wiped already haha

  11. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy captain and double villa defence wowsers I love this game

  12. BeWater
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Mitrovic and Martinez my only two players tonight.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Penalty save now required . . .

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Bowen is very good

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Villa CS wiped. Absolutely love it!

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      First CS of the match gone.

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Villa defenders denied 😀

    • Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bowen assist.
        Magnus knows.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          How is he doing these days?

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Around 80k I think

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Cheers

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Cresswell come on Lad. Grab an assist

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

          And bowen in the points within minutes. Utter git.

        4. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Always Grealish. Higher ceiling there.

          2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

              Only if all the U23s catch it too.

            2. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              thissssss

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

            Soufal vs Grealish. Good matchup.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Coufal booking garanteed

          4. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Dreadful defending in that corner.

          5. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Wow that Martinez CS was gone fast

          6. JJO
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Now you return Bowen

          7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

            Cmon Coufal!

          8. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Any Vardy bonus points?!?

            1. estheblessed
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day 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.

          9. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

              That you RCA?