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Antonio earns back-to-back starts for first time since Gameweek 6

Michail Antonio (£6.3m) has started back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since Gameweek 6.

The West Ham forward was named in the line-up to face West Bromwich Albion in Double Gameweek 19 following his recent injury comeback.

Antonio is already on nine points for the round after scoring and taking home all three bonus in Saturday’s win over Burnley.

His 9.1% ownership will be hoping for more returns against the Baggies tonight, who have given up 11 goals in their last three matches – an average of 3.7 per game.

Antonio is joined in the West Ham team by the usual Fantasy Premier League suspects which include Tomas Soucek (£5.3m), Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m) while Craig Dawson (£4.5m) keeps Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) on the bench again.

The big news in West Brom’s camp sees Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) recalled after he missed the win at Wolves following a period of self-isolation.

The Baggies shot-stopper was a key element of many a Double Gameweek 19 Bench Boost squad, so his return is a welcome one for his 2.9% ownership.

Meanwhile, Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) starts for the third Premier League match in a row, having posted a second double-digit haul of the campaign on Saturday.

Robert Snodgrass (£5.7m) is absent from the squad tonight because of an agreement made with West Ham when the player was sold earlier this month.

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1,203 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Come on Antonio! Pump em hard.

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      You might like this Twitter account: https://twitter.com/_CarltonCole9/status/1351248852595200005?s=20

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers.

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Gl Antonio owners !

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Triple West Ham defense CS needed

    1. Fpl stress
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cresswell mega haul time

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    0-0 let's go!!!

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Including a pen save by Johnstone, preferably from Antonio...

      1. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        5-0 with Antonio and Soucek brace of goals and assists. Coufal with the 1 of each.

  5. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio, Soucek and Coufal please make merry today.

  6. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    As I often say the articles pics are some of the most insightful things on this site, so as a non-owner not liking that Antonio hat trick celebration.

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio blank is all we need tonight!

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Pereira hattrick incoming to become the top DGW player

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      *of all time

      If it happens, that is

      1. SM001
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        And then Stones does too

  9. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    anyone worth worrying about owns Antonio, so this game doesn't matter too much

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Are you ranked 2M+ as well?

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He'll probably find himself there if he keeps on captaining Foden.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          😆

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      20k with no antonio

  10. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    C'mon Soucek hattrick tonight with Coufal triple assist

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      !

  11. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    1. Where do you guys watch MOTD?

    2. Can you watch it for free? If so, where?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      BBC One
      BBC Iplayer

  12. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Soucek, Coufal, Antonio and Johnstone in this one. Actually excited, though I’d never would’ve watched this game if it hadn’t been for FPL

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      the beauty of FPL imo. makes you interested in random games you'd never be otherwise

      1. SackWenger
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Couldn't agree more. Helps make most games have some interest.

  13. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    My two captaincy candidates were KDB and Cresswell. I'm not kidding (it's in my comment history)

    Ended up going with KDB, but had a heart-in-mouth moment when Cresswell scored that own goal before it was ruled out due to an opponent being offside

    What could have been...

    1. Real Socially Distant
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I've gone for Cresswell (c) this week and so far so good. Got 3 west ham defence so need another clean sheet

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        91st minute west brom goal

  14. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hiding behind my sofa as an antonio non owner :/

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      To be fair you're always hiding behind your sofa

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      But there is Nowhere to hide

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        We move. (the couch)

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Love to see it

  15. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Coufal assist and cleanie
    Soucek goal

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Johnstone pen save and we have a deal

  16. djman102
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Just got in-yay for Johnstone start! 0-0 please to make my benchboost look less disastrous.

  17. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio brace, Coufal assist and CS is all I ask.

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Antonio pen as an owner of him and Johnstone will be interesting, bet he hits it wide lol

  19. suddenorgan
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    really thought Fredericks was going to get a start over Coufal after he got a game over Christmas, come on Vlad

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Not a slight chance, he and Balbuena were isolating for the last 2 weeks. Maybe they'll play in the cup,

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Goal - ROBINSON
    Assist - GALLAGHER

    West Ham 0-1 West Brom (90+6 mins)

  21. Greek Shamrocks
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    antonio (C) here!! Let's go!!!!!

  22. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    There you go Johnstone owners. He starts. Happy ?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      yep

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I'll take that 1-2 pts thanks..

  23. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That guy Ayaji or so looks like scoring a towering header tonight in the warm up 🙂

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    The 2nd half of the DGW is like a GW itself (starting now)

    And ive got only 8 players for it. All about damahe limitation now

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Who you have > How many you have

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        True but Most people have my pkayers plus a few more of their own

        Only freak scores like stones 21 have kept me going this gw. Going to need more of it

  25. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    I won't be surprised Soucek to blank again. He always blanks for my first 11. On my bench is his time to shine :))))

    Never gets old.

    but it is true.

    Lav ya all lads.

    Cheers,

  26. BeWater
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Does anyone here think Kyle Walker is a better full back than Cancelo? Other than pace I don't see anything he does better than Cancelo.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Cancelo isnt very good at defending either but much better at attacking

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kyle Walker is over rated.

      3. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Walker is a better defending full back.

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

        Cancelo has been City’s best player this year. Far better than Walker based on current form

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio on pens for Hsmmers?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

    • Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Had my captain on Antonio (In my comment history) up until 5 minutes before kickoff. Switched it to Mane. This might hurt very bad

    • Lord_Trumpington
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Antonio yes....just need Vardy to turn up now

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Today's game will be Operation Monitor Johnstone's Saves. Hoping to see at least 6.