Wednesday 01 Sep
Updated Wednesday 01 Sep 14:45

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek Three update!

Michail Antonio

Whilst Premier League managers up and down the country have been focusing on final transfers since the weekend, Fantasy Premier League managers have themselves been fine-tuning their own squads for the bulk of the games ahead!

Here are the latest Hammers-related headlines from the popular online game mode…

Mich stays on top

After another goal and assist in West Ham United’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Michail Antonio became only the third player in Premier League history, after Thierry Henry (2004/05) and Didier Drogba (2010/11), to be directly involved in seven goals in a team’s opening three games.

What’s more, the forward’s four goals came from a cumulative 2.1 expected goals (xG) statistic over the three games, meaning the No9’s finishing has been sharper than ever.

Having been named in the ‘Kings of the Gameweek’ squad for the first two weeks, therefore, Antonio’s latest contributions have made it a hat-trick for the energetic strikers, whose total of 11 points at the weekend make him one of the three highest point-scoring forwards (Gabriel Jesus and Jamie Vardy leading the way on both 12 points).

When combined with his first two performances, Antonio remains some way ahead of the other Premier League players – his total of 40 points for West Ham is only challenged by Mohamed Salah’s 30 for Liverpool, with fellow Iron Said Benrahma and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood the third-highest scorers on 26.

West Ham players celebrate

New Hammers’ prices revealed!

Fantasy Premier League prices have been revealed for West Ham United’s three latest signings!

Defender Kurt Zouma is listed at a bargain £5.4m, with Czech midfielder Alex Král a new option at £4.5m and attacking midfielder Nikola Vlašić available for £6.0m.

Our winner for August is…

In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve been inviting Claret and Blue supporters who enjoy a spot of casual FPL to take FPL to take part in our own mini-league, where the top-scoring players each month could are in with a chance of winning West Ham-themed rewards.

And with August now concluded after three weeks’ worth of matches, it’s time to crown our winner for the month…

On 297 points (wow, by the way)… congratulations, Tình đầu! You’re the winner of a first-team shirt – either home, away or third – signed by a player of your choice – we’ll be in touch!

Check out Tình’s winning team, SHARK•Xếp mấy cái áo (catchy!), below!

Winning team

Joint runners-up on 280 points were Jhonatan Fernandes (team name: Brocc), Jordan Kay-Hards (Expect Toulouse) and Sam Morley (Benrahamanana)! No prizes for you, sorry – except the reward of more motivation for next time!

And if you’d like to get involved for September, to join, all you need to do is click this link here.

Who knows? There may yet be time to propel yourself up the rankings and compete for the grand end-of-season prize!

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