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GW17 Differentials: Michail Antonio

The Scout 11 Dec 2019
Michail Antonio, West Ham

The Scout says move up front for West Ham raises appeal of FPL-listed midfielder

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek 17 in Fantasy Premier League.

Michail Antonio (WHU) £6.9m

The West Ham United attacker is owned by only 0.7 per cent of FPL managers for his visit to Southampton.

Antonio scored his first goal of the season in Gameweek 13, emerging from the bench to net against Tottenham Hotspur.

Since then, each of his last two appearances have been as a forward for the Hammers.

Antonio was preferred to Sebastien Haller (£7.0m) as the lone striker against Chelsea in Gameweek 14.

And after recovering from a minor knock, he led the line at home to Arsenal last Monday.

Goal threat

The underlying statistics suggest Antonio could prove decisive for the visitors at St Mary’s Stadium.

His average of a shot every 25.8 minutes is quicker than any team-mate.

And despite making just three starts, his 12 shots in the box and eight shots on target both rank third for West Ham.

Favourable fixture

Southampton’s poor defensive record offers encouragement for the Hammers.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have conceded in each of the last 11 Gameweeks.

Antonio can take advantage of those frailties, offering FPL managers a tempting “out of position” prospect for Gameweek 17.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW17 Differentials: James Tarkowski
Part 2: GW17 Differentials: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Part 4: GW17 Differentials: Reece James

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