Two West Ham players you must have in your Fantasy Football team
COMMENT By Danny Wright
West Ham face a trip to Bournemouth in their next Premier League outing on Saturday in a game that could see the Hammers return to the top half of the table.
Football Insider has taken a look at which two players you should be rushing to transfer into your Fantasy Football team this weekend.
Michail Antonio (£6.9million)
The winger will be back from suspension to face the Cherries after missing Monday’s loss to Chelsea and is currently West Ham’s highest FPL point scorer with 117 to his name.
People have been transferring out Antonio in their droves and he is only selected in 8.3% of all teams, but now is the perfect time to bring him and take advantage of others shipping him out.
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Fantasy managers should also be looking at West Ham’s upcoming fixture list and realising the potential for a massive points haul from Antonio.
The Hammers face a great run of fixtures against struggling sides like Bournemouth, Hull, Leicester, Swansea and Sunderland all in their next six matches.
It will be very surprising if the former Nottingham Forest man fails to pick up any goals or assists in that time.
He is also expected to return to his more natural role on the right-wing for the clash as Andy Carroll has returned from injury to play up front for Slaven Bilic’s side.
Antonio has mainly been deployed as a striker in recent weeks due to an injury crisis at the club, with his last goal for the club conveniently coming in his last start on the right-wing when he scored against Swansea on Boxing Day.
Andy Carroll (£6.2million)
If Antonio is going to bring a large number of assists then Carroll is surely going to get the goals.
The 28-year-old is Bilic’s only traditional striker that is fit enough, and talented enough, to face Bournemouth and should be expected to start most of the club’s upcoming fixtures which have already been predicted as very winnable games.
With Robert Snodgrass and Antonio’s insane crossing ability on the wings and Carroll’s lethality in the air he will cause all sorts of problems for his next few opponents and is bound to score FPL managers some extra points.
In just 13 games in a season plagued by injury, the former Liverpool man has still struck six goals, with four of them in his last five appearances.
Only 3.3% of FPL managers have Carroll in their squad and in a season where not many cheap strikers have cut the mustard, the target man should definitely be the next investment in your team.
In other West Ham news, Bilic has provided a fresh injury update on this trio.