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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. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Is Matip an option with Van Dijk and Gomez out long term ?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Liverpool don't keep CS and Matip is rotated because of fitness issues.

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        That's the narrative yeah. WOL (H), FUL (A), CRY (A), WBA (H), NEW (A) are 5 of their next 6

  2. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    A Bowen G and Cresswell assist + a Martínez pen. save would make this GW gr8!

  3. Dont give a fuchs
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    If jota is benched in CL, would it be wise to transfer out Salah for Fernandes?

  4. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    does walker have any competition in man city defence?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Cancelo

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    1) Coufal goal
    2) Coufal CS
    3) Martinez penalty save from someone other than Antonio, to put Antonio on pens

    That’s the wishlist! Sincerely, a non-Villa attack owner

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    I can't believe how important Barkley is proving to be for Villa. They look disjointed in midfield without him.

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish reverting back to his base level as a fancy flicks flair player but terrible FPL asset.
    Nature is healing.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      u serious? Please sell Grealish.

      He is 9.5mil player, and pretty much a season keeper given his value and skill

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Hahahaha

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish FK incoming?

  9. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Come on Coufal score a hattie!

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Innit

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Why Grealish not taking Freekicks anymore 🙁

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Tiny cojones is the reason why

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Greilish turning out to be dreadful pick, got him for a -4 as well, miles out wide and not even on set pieces

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      and not even on Pens too

    2. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      You were saying?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Came central just as I suggested and look what happens. More good advice from the spud

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Timing

    4. gibson1314
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Quality timing

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 14 days ago

    No Barkley and Grealish still not on set pieces lmao

  13. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Okay, will wait a week... but how does this look for free in a weeks time?

    Werner & Grealish > Bruno & Antonio!

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 14 days ago

    All this time we thought they were Grealish FC when in reality we were watching Barkley FC

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish to jota looming

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I wouldnt

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      You were saying?

    3. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      This aged well

  16. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Keeping Grealish for the Newcastle u18 game then he's out

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Essential

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      timing

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish goal

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    OMGGG GREALISH GOAL

  19. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish Goal !!!!!

  20. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Get in!!

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Grealish G 🙂

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Thx Grealish

  23. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    GREALISH YESSSS I NEVER DOUBTED YOU MY SON

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Jaack!

  25. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    HUHUUU GJACKYYYY

  26. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Boom points for every one

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Nah

  27. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Big deflection but looked on target rather than an OG.

  28. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    GREALLLLL!!!

  29. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    If I own a West Ham defender and Grealish is that good or bad?

  30. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Every one saying you're getting rid of grealish...do it.