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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. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Plenty of time for Martinez pen save.

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ogbonna's been impressive this season.

  3. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I’d assumed that was Cresswell who took that... sigh.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Now Bowen will get the duty more often.

  4. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Watkins to win it at the end

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Life has gone downhill ever since Pope was made 5.5.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      haha so true

  6. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Martinez, Mings, Cresswell and Grealish in this for me. Expecting 5 points in total

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dont be greedy

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sorry

  7. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Seems Martinez never gets the chance the do a save lately. Every chance almost a goal.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, thought he'd be a save magnet this season...

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If only Grealish could take a penalty against Martinez and Martinez save it.

    That’s what I bloody need 😆

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Watkins just stood there about 10 yards offside

  10. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Help Gents
    Gonna be doing grealish to KDB/Sterling (no other player I can take out in mid)
    To make that happen need to do Kane to someone:
    1. Watkins
    2. Antonio
    3. Wilson

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is it for free? Wilson has the fixtures and I recently sold him

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        -4
        I have to tho to bring in kdb/sterling unfortunately

  11. Olson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Watkins is cack. A Cackwagon

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes I would avoid

  12. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I'd Grealish a good long term option? Or are Villa on the downward spiral now...

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      *is

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Imagine his points will be patchy

    3. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Villa were outperforming a realistic goal average by about 100%. Lower your expectations a little and he'll be fine

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I think a good long term option at that price

    5. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I am considering downgrading him to Jota. But it's difficult

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This is what I mean I think there could be better alternatives... Jota for example but then every now and then Grealish gets a big haul. I'm just wondering if Villa will start to drop off a bit now thus less points.

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ok I take that back he's just scored!

  13. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Chilwell James and Mendy for my defence sod it

  14. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How did so many of you end up with Villa and West Ham players?

    Take off your claret and blue tinted glasses...

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Only Martinez for me thats enough

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They’ve done okay for me tbh

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Martinez started off ok to be fair but tonight last straw I think

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Far from a priority for me rn

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Coufal & Grealish

    4. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Lots of points at budget price point I suspect...

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Martinez, Grealish and Chillwell. All done really well for me. I am starting to think against Villa players now. Martinez being the obvious one to go I think?

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    You don’t get Villa defenders or keeper for the clean sheets 😉

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      huh

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        you get them for their goals & penalty saves

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    New book, Where is Wollie Watkins

  17. Going Home
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I’d forgotten how toxic this chat could get during games. People seem to only come on here to enjoy the failure of players they don’t have; not to celebrate their picks. Doesn’t say much for the posters

    *I’m not starting a Villa defender this week

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Its about as toxic as the process that causes bread to rise.

  18. Lets jump straight into it.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Kane to
    a.Wilson or
    b. Antonio or
    c. Keep

    to Get KDB for next week

    (have 2ft)

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Not sure what is happening at Newcastle with all the positive COVID cases but if all ok Wilson has great fixtures for next 4. Kane could still do well vs arsenal though.

  19. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What to do with Barkley, options up to 6 very limited. Zouma Barkley to Bednarek Jota for -4 crazy? Or maybe Barkley to Pode but fixtures not great

    Martinez
    Zouma Lamptey Ayling Coufal
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Barkley Brewster Mitchell

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You have some nice emerging options. Harrison, Raphinha, Neto, Podence all look quite decent.

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. Yeah I do like Leeds but they do spread the attacking returns throughout the team it seems. I really like Pode, but not sure how well they will do without the focal point of Jime and Pool up next.

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Theodore Walcott is the answer

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Oooof surely not unless I asked the wrong question!

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Theodore Walcott is never the answer

  20. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone watching the Villa game?
    How has Grealish and Watkins' performance so far? Any close calls?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Been like 13 minutes.

      Leave it a bit longer before asking.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Anonymous. West Ham controlling the game

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      no.. it is all Westham

    4. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Both anonymous

    5. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Started the game, only highlight so far.

    6. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm playing where is Wollie Watkins and Grealish looks like he needs a hair cut and a pair of shin pads

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio straight back in.

  22. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Villa are poor, maybe time to get rid of Grealish even with those fixtures.

    Might take a gamble on Jota

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Torres beckons

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Would love to see Antonio play the full 90 here. He's a real option when fit.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He's more likely to go off injured after being rushed back

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Ditto. I'm in the market for a 6.something forward in 2 weeks time. Dunno if its too risky to go there with fixtures ramping up, though.

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Can you afford Wilson ?
        gw12 West Brom (h)
        13 Leeds (a)
        14 Fulham (h)

  24. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Villa look so much poorer without Ross Barkley.

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Never has such a rubbish player been so important to a team

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Barkley is so underrated...

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Weird. As I just don’t rate him but seems to have an effect!

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Time to sell Grealish

    1. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Not for me. This was always going to be a tough fixture for villa.

    2. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      LOL

  26. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy (c), Martinez, Creswell and Grealish going into today.

    Was hoping for 30 points.

    Not going well!

  27. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Werner > Antonio
    Grealish > Fernandes

    For a -4?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Who are Werner & Grealish playing next?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Exactly this. Wait a week.

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      -4
      I have to tho to bring in kdb/sterling unfortunately not grealish to fernandes
      Next couple fixtures not that great

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Might be worth getting Grealish to swap flanks. Coufal has him shackled.

  29. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ollie grab a goal my son...

  30. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which 3 attackers do you think are the best value? (mids/fwds)

    Thinking...

    Jota, Bamford, Antonio

    DCL maybe if you got him at 7.0m...

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jota and Antonio the standouts. Torres a possibility as is Bamford.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jota for sure
      Bamford has to dry up soon
      Antonio is a transfer waiting to happen
      Keep DCL if you have him IMO

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Can see Bamford continuing

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wilson

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Forgot about him... so many good options this season...