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

    Is Antonio on penalties?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I'd expect so with Noble not playing.

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

        So we were robbed of Antonio Soucek combo? Damn

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Cresswell has taken them before, no?

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Soucek in defence mode now?

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

      yep. no more attacking for him

  3. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    So Antonio over Bamford then???

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

      That's what I did on GW18 WC

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

    Come oooon Chelsea!!!

    1. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Vardyyy

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Come on Leicester!!!!

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          You guys need a striker

          Can I interest you in a Turbo?

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Need this win

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      LiveFPL 100 up 🙂

      -8 for hits though 🙁

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

        100th in the world?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          100 points

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          unfortunately not 🙂

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        99 (-4) :/
        Have to wait another day unless Antonio or Coufal gets another return 😀

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

      Loving Antonio.

      Hating Zouma's benching negating what was otherwise a decent bench boost.

      Should be pleased with the gameweek so far but I always fixate on the negatives in this game!

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

        I was surprised but not by much

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

          The Fulham benching was the gutting one. Hard to back to him after a clean sheet.

          Rudiger an option now or best to stay away from Chelsea CBs for now?

          One to ponder with plenty of time before the next deadline.

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

            Chilwell or Ruggiero. Worth the risk at 4.5m mr thinks

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

              Seems too good to turn down doesn't it? Quality player, unlucky with injuries a lot of the time.

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I know it’s disappointing but it’s best to try and concentrate on the positives. Mindset can descend quickly if you worry about the bad points.

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

          True. Let's enjoy this West Ham game! And I've still got 9 players to go!

          Thanks

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

      Andy might win the whole thing.

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

        Haha. No chance. He'll choke at the end

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He’s been plying great lately

        Man United love paying off

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

        I've missed this. Where is he?

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

            Awesome, thanks. He's going great guns!

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Ohh Soucek you are so gone out my team

      1. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I only brought him in...

        • Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Short sighted - he's a long term keep. (or buy ESR/Saka)

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Kept him long term before he turned into Messi, now back to eff all, figures

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If he is your 11th starter you really need to just leave the likes of Soucek tick over as a ‘no worry’ player

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            He is, I guess you’re right

      2. GROBARI
          2 months, 29 days ago

          What is happening? Is west ham get a pen or no?

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

            Not yet.

            1. GROBARI
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Thanks

          2. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Soucek a fraud

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

              What happened?

            2. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Plonker

          3. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Any news on when AVL doubles will be? Considering Zouma out to AVL defender

          4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Up to 82 pos-hit if baps hold, with 11 to go including captain. Cmon!

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

              Wow

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

              Amazing

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              82 with 8 here but no chips

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

            Happy Double GW day lads. Practically today it started

          6. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            need those two Coufal baps

          7. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Zouma to whom..?
            I have cash.

            The rest of the D is:

            Martinez
            Dias - Coufal - Dallas - Kilman

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

              Cancelo or Stones

            2. Podge
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Stones ?

          8. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Need Vardy brace to ease the Zouma pain. 2 points from the bench

          9. pjomara
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Thanks scouters. Antonio wouldn't have registered on my radar in a million years only for seeing him recommended here.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              The scout actually worked? I’m gobsmacked

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

              Not an Antonio owner here (yet), but nice to see people appreciating recommendations on here rather than bashing them!

            3. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              he will be broken soon enough,start looking for a replacement

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

              Where have you been hiding?

            5. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              He was a clear option but there was a doubt he might not play both fully

              1. pjomara
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                He had done nothing since gw6, ok mainly due to injuries but hence didn't show up in my radar under any of the metrics I was looking at

            6. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              I mean from people's comments

          10. HM2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Thoughts on Zouma, Adams > Justin, Antonio (-4)

            1. HM2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Own Stones already

          11. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Another Tony goal with Coufal assist would be heaven.

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              This

          12. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Soooo glad I got Soucek instead of Antonio as he was unlikely to start both games 🙄

            1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Was always playing both
              No other striker and will get his break due to F all Cup this weekend

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

            79 pts with 10 to go. Could I crack 150 pts without any chips?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Won’t crack 100 the way this season is going lol

            2. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              No

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

              Tough

            4. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Should reach 100

          14. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I really want to bring in Antonio. So exciting to watch! And scary not to own for some reason.

            Which one for the next few?

            A) KDB, Watkins
            B) Sterling, Antonio -4

            1. TheBiffas
                2 months, 29 days ago

                A

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Cheers

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Come on Cresswell! One return here and you could get 2 BAPs!

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

                Cress well to Soucek

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Would be the dream

            3. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Maybe i should just randomly scream...
              Antonioioo........
              Or post my score..

              Okay... got your attention?

              Genuine question.... who hits chelseas penalties tonight?

              1. Podge
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                No one 😉

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Zuma

            4. Saka_me_sideways
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Robson Canoe I thought the commentator said then

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

                  Haha he did

                  1. Saka_me_sideways
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Did make me chuckle... I’ll never un-hear that every time I they say his name now lol.

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

                  Only thing that really eats is that did not take Antonio. I even tried for the first time in years to panic buy him before dl but did not have time.

                  Good thing is that Coufal delivered and at least Adams is easier to bench in future gws than Antonio 😀

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

                  Perreria vs Coufal battle for the 2 bonus!

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

                  Antonio close

                  1. Podge
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    To the camera man

                5. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Pereira collecting bps for fun even though he's nowhere near the ball.

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

                    he jumped from 24 to 29 without touching the ball. WTF

                6. Street Friend
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Looks like i need to sell Zouma valued at 5.4m. 0.8ITB

                  Current defence

                  Martinez
                  Targett Dier Dias Coufal ZOUMA

                  Replacements
                  A) Stones/Cancelo
                  B) Chilwell/Rudiger
                  C) Palace defender...?
                  D) Maguire/AWB

                  1. Street Friend
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Should maybe add Justin to this potential list

                  2. Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    D) and add Shaw to that list

                    1. Street Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Thanks. Shaw has been playing fantastic recently. However has Telles waiting in the wings.

                      You think United defender the move?