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GW9 Ones to watch: Michail Antonio

The Scout 19 Oct 2017
Michail Antonio, West Ham

West Ham's standout option could be one of the most powerful differentials in FPL for the next four Gameweeks

The Scout is naming five players tipped for big points in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 9.

Michail Antonio (WHU) £7.5m

The winger remains West Ham United’s best all-round Fantasy option.

After scoring his first goal of the season in the 1-1 draw at Burnley, Antonio now prepares for the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.

The Seagulls have conceded six goals in four away matches and are yet to win on their travels.

Over the last four Gameweeks, Chris Hughton's defence have allowed 22 shots on target – only Watford and Crystal Palace have conceded more.

Antonio was the Hammers' standout performer at Turf Moor on Saturday.

His goal was one of four shots on target, more than any other player in Gameweek 8.

And he tops the West Ham ranks with nine shots on target for the season.

Favourable fixtures

Brighton’s visit is part of a kind short-term schedule for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Three of their next four matches score two or less in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

West Ham's next four matches
GW Opponent FDR 
9 BHA (H) 1
10 CRY (A) 2
11 LIV (H) 4
12 WAT (A) 2

Antonio is found in just over 25,000 squads (0.6%), making him a prime differential for this spell.

Despite that low ownership, he is far from a gamble for FPL managers.

Nine goals and eight assists last season followed a tally of eight strikes and seven assists in 2015/16.

With his Gameweek 8 display hinting at an imminent points boom, now is the time to consider Antonio before Friday's 19:00 BST deadline.

As a differential for Gameweek 9, there are few who can better the potential of the Hammers' midfielder.

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Part 1: Tammy Abraham

Part 2: Eric Choupo-Moting

Part 3: Wilfried Zaha

Part 5: Alvaro Morata

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