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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. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    West Ham defence showing significant own goal threat in GW19

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      xOGbonna

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Hahaha well done

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          😀

      2. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Haha

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Naturally, I did triple up on them

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      😎

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Benrahma breaks dowb

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      down*

  3. ivantys
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yawns big Sam and his long throws.

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

      Benrahma and Bowen are shaite.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Every time west brom go for a long throw in or a set piece which is bascially evey time they get inside the west ham half

      Antonio has to come back all the way to defend.

      Owners shd take his 10/11 points and run

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No, I’ll take his 18-20 thx

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          More chance of him being sent off

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

              Need a tissue pal?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wtf Coufal close 🙁

      3. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Prem refs don't know what a foul is

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Does that count as a save for Fabianski? (the shot from Ogbonna)

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Don't think don

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            So*

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes it does

      5. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Coufal damn

      6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Coufal so close

      7. jammie26
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Not watching, how's the game?

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Snoozefest.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ogbonna & Coufal both nearly scored.

          3. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            It’s on and I’m not feeling compelled to watch

        • Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Antonio get out of my team

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            For...?

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Origi

          2. GROBARI
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Because he didnt score first 22 minutes?

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yes

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            What a boring game.

          4. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Hate benrahma as a player, over does everything

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Low quality version of Mahrez.

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Worse. You'd expect a low quality version of mahrez to score sometimes

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Mahrez > Perez > Benrahma

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              He does. Runs into players too much.

            3. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Needs time to fully adapt to the PL. Did great for Brentford in the Champ. Quality player.

          5. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            A Coufal goal would have been decent compensation for the inevitable CS wipeout, sigh

          6. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cresswell racking up those baps

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 8 days ago

              That's my boy

          7. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Was this one a save?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yes

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Cheers

          8. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cesswell spotted

          9. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Will Bowen ever score?

          10. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Antonio never scores two games in a row so owners can be happy with 2 points tonight.

            1. GROBARI
                1 month, 8 days ago

                History cant be changed?

              • The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Are you the guy who just keeps lumping on the opposite of the last ball on roulette?

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Looks like this is going to be another Cresswell 9 pointer!

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 8 days ago

                He'll need to score for that

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              What happens first; Wham Europa league or West Brom stay up after promotion?

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I think they'll stay up this year. Big Sam will do what he does.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Will be his tallest task yet with this lot

              2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                The second part is happening in 2062 so I suppose the first event happens first.

            4. Ode
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I’d take West Ham conceding even as a Coufal owner. Most in the top 10k have him or Cresswell anyway and Cresswell will prob end up with 2 or 3 baps again if the cs stands

              1. Bojam
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Strange comment. Take the CS points every time.

                1. Ode
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Of course. But a Wba goal wouldn’t be end of the world

              2. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                West Ham defence EO less than 100%. So you want every Coufal point you can get. Even if Cresswell gets more points.

                1. Bojam
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  This.

                2. Ode
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Not far off though. Not saying Coufal points are bad, but won’t make much of a difference in top 10k. Rival has Cresswell too btw

            5. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Big Sam perfecting the 6-4-0.

            6. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              West Ham asserting control over the game now

            7. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Silky Antonio

            8. dark91
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Is it a crossing contest? Whichever team crosses more gets the 3 points?!!

            9. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              There is no way West Ham hold on here. WBA are looking absolutely resurgent, as if Big Sam himself is at their backs breathing down their necks

            10. REDMOND IN SANDALS
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Soucek getting touches inside the box lets go

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                The West Ham fullbacks are like Robertson and Trent. Except Coufal is Robertson driving into the box with cutbacks and Cresswell is Trent with amazing delivery from deep and set pieces.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  You are trying too hard;-)

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I don't think so. I think the comparison is apt considering each player's respective strengths. They're nowhere near as good, but the way they play and balance each other out as FBs works.

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      More like Everton than Liv

                      Baines/Coleman