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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Oh bugger off Grealish ffs.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      How you don’t own him is beyond me

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Better players out there

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I know you’re a troll so I’ll let it slide. But mainly because I foolishly filled my 2nd and 3rd Villa slots with 2 duds (Steer Davis) on GW3 WC, and haven’t really had a spare FT to take remove one to enable Grealish in

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 20 days ago

          I understand your pain. I bought Branthwaite during the earlier game weeks and when Everton assets were in fashion, I struggled bringing in a third player who actually played

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wow it was

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      max bet probably £1... or less for me

      1. dicky2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Max bet was £20

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          for you maybe. I wouldn't have been able to put that bet on 🙁

  2. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Grealish bracing in this

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Nah think that’s it for him

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    25'

    Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) scores one of the best goals in his career. His rocket of a shot from distance goes straight into the top left corner. They will be showing this on every football show for some time to come.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      huh it was a deflected shoot

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      LOL

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Wtf haha

  4. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    What was your favorite thing about this goal

    a) Grealish points
    b) Fudgy double clean sheet wipe out

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      lol

    2. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      B by a country mile

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      😆

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      LOL.

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Grealish goal gave me green arrows actually. Strange

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Gave me the horn

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Only had Martinez and Coufal, disaster so far. Interest lost

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Top lad mate why do you never have players who score points

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Ah mate I know, quite frustrating that. Everyone in my 10 player team this week has blanked bar Podence and Bruno(c)

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    I'd like a Watkins goal more...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe they'll teach him the offside rule at half time?

  8. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Still thinking about selling you Jack. Maybe get a hattruck to prove me wrong

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      A truckers hat?

  9. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Grealish juuuhuuu get in

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Hate the guy

    2. Party time
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Lol

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Blew it up ref, unless you wanna give Coufal/Martinez some returns and no more for Grealish/Watkins

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Hope at least a tiny green arrow after Cancelo 0 pts and Vardy [C] no party ...

    5. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Jack, mate. Where was that last week when I captained you?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Vardy will do the same next week?

        1. Crabwalk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Undoubtedly.

    6. meechamspowders
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Get rid of vardy or kane to fund a KDB move? I own son.

      1. Crabwalk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’m probably losing Kane.

    7. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez keeps failing

    8. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Thought I’d seen enough of Vardy for one evening, till I turned over to BBC One to catch Max Branning.

      He’s haunting me now.

    9. sufcben
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      2 FT's Any ideas on some transfers to make im out of ideas

      Martinez
      Lamptey - Chilwell - Justin (KWP) (Mitchell)
      Salah - Son - Sterling - Grealish (Stephens)
      DCL - Bamford - Kane

      0.1itb

    10. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Not affording Grealish and getting Barkley instead ("you get what what you pay for") has cost a lot.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I rectified this error on my wildcard last week.

    11. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      One more Grealish attacking return and I'll overturn a 20 point deficit in my H2H going into today 😀

      1. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Yes I’m on course for something like that thanks to Mahrez haul against me. I’ve got Watkins too.

    12. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Just need a Watkins goal now from a Grealish assist. Oh and a coufal rocket would be nice also.

    13. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Watkins is Vardy 2.0 for anyone considering getting him. Does better against teams who play high lines and he can attack the space. Good fixtures won’t translate to points for him. The only hope is that Villa are leading and they hit them on the break

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        More like Vardy 0.3. Doesn't deserve to clean Vardy's boots.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Watkins is awful. Like Bamford needs an open goal.

    14. sentz05
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Is the consensus to sell Cancelo?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        If he starts in the CL

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        It will be in 24 hours time.

      3. dando89
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'm giving him the Fulham game, if he's benched again he's out the following week.

    15. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      What would you rather do to fund a move to Bruno?

      Kane & Burke > Brewster & Bruno (playing 352)

      Or Werner & Grealish > Bruno & Antonio

      Martinez (Steer)
      Coufal - Cancelo - Lamptey (Taylor & Dallas)
      Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
      DCL - Werner - Kane

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Kane and Burke to Bruno and Silva easy

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Ahhhh yes because Jimmy won't be playing for a while, forgot about that!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Unless Sheff Utd sack Wilder Brewster is totally pointless. Literally pointless.

    16. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks for the parting gift Jack...

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        got form, fixtures, price and ownership.
        no point getting rid

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          No other route to KDB...

    17. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Grealish and Bowen saving the day

    18. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Martinez, Mings and Cresswell. Was never going to be 0-0 😆

    19. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      So many thinking of selling Jack too. Madness

      1. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Let them

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Better players

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Not in the 7.5-8.0 bracket.

          If you're looking to upgrade a midfielder, surely there's better options to ship out.

        2. Old Bull
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          The fact that you seem to be trying to put everyone off him suggests to me that you have him.

      3. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        It’s mad considering we are into the period when many of the bigger club alternatives will be rotated whereas Grealish you would expect to start every game when fit.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        He's always been in that "in between" price for me. And I hate his cheating guts so there's that too.

    20. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Lost for what to do here. 1FT 2.6 ITB. Will wait til after midweeks if possible
      A) Bruno to KDB
      B) Kane Podence to Wilson/Antonio KDB
      C) The above, but losing Ziyech leaving 9.8m for a striker.
      D) something else

      Martinez (Steer)
      Robbo Cancelo Lamptey (Coufal Mitchell)
      Bruno Son(c) Ziyech JRodriguez Podence
      Kane DCL (Davis)

      Have Hamez to Jota pencilled in for the following week too btw

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Not A

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Certainly the easiest move, but fair. Obviously the others are for at least a -4.

          Midweek injuries/COVID could dictate of course. Loathe to lose Kane but feels essential to get KDB

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B

    21. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Looking at Villa’s fixtures Marty looked nailed on, two games in without a clean sheet!

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Heaton fit now, compettion for Martinez

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Anybody blaming the keeper for Villa's defensive fails?

    22. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Come on Jack one more

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        he will get at least 1 more goal or assist

      2. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Get on the beanstalk jack!!