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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. zdrojo187
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Antonio,Dawson,Bowen,Johnstone...Let's Go!

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Need a huge sofa as a non-Antonio owner!
    It's not if he scores, it's how many! Hopefully below 3!

    1. BeWater
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I need a huge Antonio haul so I can actually watch the City game as a non KDB owner.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Dont be ridiculous. Hell be very lucky to get 1

        Wont even last more than 65 mins. Moyes must take care of his fitness

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          this

      • Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah, didn’t sell Bamford to him as I didn’t think it was worth the hit. How wrong I was.

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I didn't sell Wilson to him for the same reason. How wrong I was.

        • Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          How many of your opponents have Antonio!?

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bit gutted Button isn’t playing again just for the fun of getting a player off the bench you’d forgotten about. Still 2pts is better than Mesliers none. Hope Johnstone drops a few at Antonio’s feet

      • Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        2-1 for West Ham ?

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You just know West Ham are not keeping a clean sheet here.

      • Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Antonio hat-trick + Johnstone penalty save

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          This but ensuring Coufal and Soucek get the assists!

          1. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Also Fab assist or penalty save

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Antonio, Soucek, Coufal and Johnstone!!!

        It’ll have to be the triple play WHU goal fest but with 100 saves and a pen save from Johnstone

        Simples!

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Johnstone better do something special here. I had Sanchez with 7 waiting on the bench for him.

      • Bennyboy1907
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Antonio fail no goal

          1. Ode
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Good one Benny boy

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Fudgy?

        • mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          If Antonio gets a hat trick, ill buy a shirt

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Start with underwear.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hahahaha

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Please blank Antonio

          1. GROBARI
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Where is dislike button here 😀

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Just make sure you play Stones and Dias tomorrow.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Is it normal to wince whenever Antonio sprints?

            1. Monklane
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              only for him

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                This

          3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Coufal CS and taken off before they concede, Soucek G+A, Antonio G+A. 2-1 hammers

          4. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Have Randolph on goal in Draft league with Fab on bench. My luck fabs gets injured, probably after 60 mins, and I get 1 point from Randolph!

          5. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Impressive stat by Rice, played every minute this as well as last season in the PL.

          6. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Coufal down

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Up

              1. built_this_city
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                lies

          7. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            10 minutes gone. 0-0. Perfect. Let's keep it going boys.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              This

            2. GGMU
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I've got double west ham def, even with soucek I'll take this

          8. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I’ve had some real bitter comments from a few posters in recent days.

              I think you should take some time away from FFS, it’s not my fault you don’t have Stones in your teams.

              1. GloryManUnited
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Because you're insufferable 80% of the time

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Insufferable is putting it lightly, up there with the highest idiot trollers of all time on here, sad really.

                  1. GloryManUnited
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Agreed. I felt that way and have only been here 3 years. Seeing someone with 9 years saying it really puts it into perspective

                  2. Right In The Stanchion
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Here he is Underworld7, a name that sounds like a club that nobody wants to be in.

                  3. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    That’s a bit low tbf

                    1. GloryManUnited
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Someone needs to permanently ban the pleb

                      1. Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Who are you?? You have no authority here smallbone.

                2. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Why are they playing football-tennis? The ball has been more in the air than on the ground :/.

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Bcause it's Moyes vs. Allardyce

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Thissssss

                3. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  My choices this week was:

                  A)Son (5) + Antonio (9+?) + Hit (-4) = 10+?
                  B) Kane (9) + Raphinha (2) = 11

                  Ultimately went with B. Antonio is going to punish me isnt he

                4. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Score already West Brom, better early than to give us hope by leaving it late

                5. turd ferguson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Please tell me Zouma & James start? They have literally ruined my gameweek thus far 🙁

                  1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Werner too hopefully!

                    1. THE KING CANTONA
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Double LEI def?

                  2. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yeah same. Two of my biggest differentials and neither of them start while Chelsea keep a cleanie... I feel robbed of 12 points.

                    1. turd ferguson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      James was painful Camzy as the move was to Stones before flag was removed haha

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yeah I was lucky enough to have picked up Stones for Taylor in GW17. So it's not quite so bad.

                6. dark91
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  West Brom edging closer to West Ham's goal. About time they score

                7. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Thank heavens Grosicki is garbage. Anyone good at football shoots there

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    He's bound to score now that you've said that!

                  2. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    That was such a waste of a great opportunity to score, idiot.

                8. KAALI_DAAL
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Should I drop hopes or Coufal cleanie?

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Yes

                    2. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      No, WBA don't seem like scoring

                  • Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    YAAAAWNNN

                    1. JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      This

                  • KAALI_DAAL
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I have John, Coufal and Antonio. What do I need?

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        0-0 probably

                      2. THE KING CANTONA
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Hattrick for all 3

                      3. lord_trumpington
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        a drink

                    • DAZZ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      What a boring game, sheesh

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Moyes vs Allardyce hardly promised a footballing masterclass inspiring poems and beautiful images around the world

                    • Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Penalty Missed - Antonio
                      Penalty Saved - Johnstone

                      PLEASE GOD PLEASE

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Beg

                      2. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Coufal nets the rebound

                      3. GROBARI
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yes,after 4 goals from Antonio

                      4. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Bartley decent header...

                        1. JBG
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Ogbonna, no?

                        2. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Oh would have been an Ogbonna OG actually 😆