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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. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    J Rod to Grealish?

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      yup

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

    Brilliant, so Grealish (c) last week - 1pt against Brighton (h).
    Then, bench him and Mendy (6pts) this week in place of Martinez (AVL) and that fraud Rodriguez (2pts).
    All the while, busting the Coufal clean sheet.

    Maybe I should place a bet on Man City 1 - Fulham 2 next week.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Benching Grealish is on you. Captaining him is a bad move too. Get him and play him every week full stop.

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      why would you bench Grealish....

    3. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I bet you wouldn't have benched if you didn't own Coufal. Own Cresselwell and did the same mistake.

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

        Don't have a choice, have to field 3 defenders max.

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Not very Nerd like

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

      That's great feedback in hindsight.
      So captaining him this week, and benching him against Brighton (h) is also a terrible move right?
      Didn't think so either..

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Captaining Grealish away to West Ham when KDB, Salah, Bruno, Vardy all had great fixtures would be possibly one of the worst moves I’ve ever seen.

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        No... why would you captain Grealish against WHM when west ham has been pretty solid defensively? Vardy, KDB, Bruno were all better captain choices this week.

        Why would you bench him against Brighton? Could've been a cracker of a game as both sides likes to attack. Granted Brighton has really good defensive stats but they havent kept many CSs

        just overall bad decisions

  3. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Don't get booked Coufal...

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

    Coufal final warning.

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

      Plonker

  5. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Could get Grealish, but KDB instead it is:)

  6. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Do you think AV will be able to keep Grealish for the whole season?

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

      No ones paying 70+ in January.

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

      yea but Man U will get him in the summer for like 65mil

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

        And play him where?

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

          on the wing

          1. pablo discobar
            • 11 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            No way he's going utd. Pep wants him

  7. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Monitor the game and tell me if Bruno(C) > KDB(C)

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

      Que?

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

      Huh

    3. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      There hasn’t been a penalty so Bruno can’t be playing in this West Ham v Villa match.

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

    Rather bring in Wilson/Antonio for Kane to fund Podence to KDB?

    Can’t take Watkins as have 3 Villa, and don’t fancy Bamford fixtures.

    Wary to lose Kane especially as it’s for a hit, but do still have Son and feel KDB is needed with those fixtures

  9. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Coufal will be lucky to finish this game.

  10. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone considering City defense for the festive run? I have a Saiss-shaped problem, needs addressing

    1. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Do it

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Is anyone in that back four nailed? Or pep’s version of nailed, at least?

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Walker and Dias have the most minutes. Everyone will be rotated, across all teams, over Christmas.

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

      Ha - don’t do it to yourself bro.

      Had the exact same Saiss issue, needed to replace as Lamptey suspension had me with 2 starting defenders. Fancied City fixtures and brought in their best performing defender in Cancelo.

      Don’t go there

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Dias if anyone, but Pep will rotate during Christmas

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I did Saiss to Dias this week. Worked out very nicely so far.

      1. pablo discobar
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        1 week lol. Dias will be rotated with the rest of them in December

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Great fixtures, in a solid defence and kinda better than a guy who doesn't play.

  11. leocarter27
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Bit stuck on what to do? 1FT 2.4 ITB

    Martinez / Forster

    Zouma Dias Konsa Coufal / 3.9

    Bruno Salah Son Soucek / Barkley*

    DCL Kane / Brewster

    Transfer ideas

    A) Barkley to Grealish
    B) Brewster to Wilson
    C) Other (suggestions)

    Thanks

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

    Benching Coufal up against Grealish was a sensible decision. Looking like he'll pick up a yellow at this rate.

    Shame a Kilman didn't start 😛

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      yeah great call. Would be interesting to see if any RB hasnt gotten a YC against Grealish this season

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

    Antonios thighs too muscular. Looks like he is wearing hotpants

  14. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Dear Mr Grealish

    Please keep scoring points against West Ham so there is a chance for me to break into a 60 point score this week.

    Best regards
    Vazza

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I second this.
      Tom

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I Third this.

        Tony

  15. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    That was almost the easiest assist ever for Jack

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Antonio's a talker.

  17. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    If I've nothing pressing, Martinez to Mendy isn't the worst idea is it?

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

      Prefer James/Chilwell double def

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

        Good shout - more points potential for sure

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Hard when Villa’s fixtures are so good though.

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

        True, maybe a couple of swaps and having Targett or Konsa would be a better idea

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I’ve been thinking the same. You wouldn’t expect him to be rotated over the Christmas period where as James / Chilwell may miss the odd game. At £5.1m it’s only an extra £0.3m.

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Yes, but if no xtra £ in the bank, may require extra FT to downgrade a defender

  18. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Dias most nailed for City right? He does score too. I think I’m getting him in

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yep. Doesn't look great for bonus but has played every league game so far and they look solid.

  19. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    For gw11, start:

    1) KWP @ bha (also starting McCarthy)
    2) Targett v. NEW

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      2 probably

  20. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Could Antonio's shorts be any shorter?

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I think he’s trying to out-grealish grealish with that move

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

    I might actually have a rank less than 3,000,000 after this game.

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

      Same. I've had a disastrous start. WC last week is paying off this week.

  22. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Horrihane mf leave Free kicks to Grealesh unbelievable

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      wont happen. Hourihane is the specialist

  23. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Thinking of switching to to 3-5-2

    Soucek, DCL, Robbo => KdB, Brewster, 4.4 def for a -4

    Giving me:

    Martinez – (Button)
    Lamptey– Kilman – Dias – (4.4) (Targett)
    Salah – Bruno – Son – Grealish - KdB
    Bamford - Wilson – (Brewster)

    Mad or has some merit?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah - reckon a Burnley home masterclass next week

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Bit dodgy up top imo, needs at least a Vardy or Kane or even DCL, Grealish isn’t essential

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks both

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Easily best game this GW

    1. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Naaaah Leeds v Everton better so far

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Soton vs Man Utd was by far the most enjoyable though.

  25. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Just curious, regarding Hourihane free kick.
    Ball is non moving.
    Hourihane gives a short pass to grealish. Grealish blocks it and Hourihane kick it.

    On a statistics POV, is this a chance created for grealish ?

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

      Yes.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yes and would have been assist had it flown in

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

      yes

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Fabio Silva at 5.2 good value? If Wolves find their form in the 4231 he could allow you to get 4 premiums

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

      Will he be a consistent starter?

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

      Fair shout. Will he be nailed though? Any other cf options?

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

      Looks very raw. His game time might be managed

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Fixtures aren't there sadly. Avoiding.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I’m looking long term. No other Wolves striker and he was signed for 35m which would show he has something about him

    5. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      How did he look in the game yesterday?

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Neto better?

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Not sure, Brewster might be better with the extra 0.7m
      I suspect minutes will be managed due to his age
      Looks like he scored 1 goal for Porto in the league last season in 12 appearances (though not many minutes I think)

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Nearly all of the bench.

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 21 days ago

        Think he’s 18. Rapid improvement

    8. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 21 days ago

      Good shout. Seems Wolves fans are impressed. No guarantee of starts but seems a good chance

      https://www.molineuxmix.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/fabio-silva.323113/page-29#post-6428113

  27. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    cancelo owners what is the plan?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      wait for midweek games and then assess. if cancelo plays 90 then i'll sell

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Will wait for midweek games

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      See if he plays tomorrow first

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Wait CL and if not promising Reece James

    5. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Make sure you’ve got a decent 4th defender for when he doesnt play.

    6. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Wait till the cl. If he starts and Dias doesn't I'll do Cancelo > Dias. Even if it is a sideways move.

  28. Dele
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Grealish or Mahrez?

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

    I cant believe some of you benched 4th highest scoring midfield...

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Which combo ?

    James and Lloris or Reguilon and Mendy?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      A

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      A out of those

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

      A.