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Taking Sides: Michail Antonio vs Callum Wilson

With the Premier league up and running, there has been a lot of debate about who is the better fantasy option. Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson are two of the best in the league at what they do, but which of the two is the better option? Read on as Murray and Mike lock horns.

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Michail Antonio

By Murray Pugh

Michail Antonio fires West Ham to victory and inflicts first defeat on  Tottenham at new home
Credit: Action Images

Nationality – English

Club Team – West Ham United

Position – Striker

If he’s fit then he’s in my fantasy team, no questions asked. Antonio averaged just under 5 points per game last season which is very impressive for a medium priced attacker. The only thing to worry about with Antonio is that he’s the only recognised striker in a West Ham team that also has European football this season. That being said they may well not play him throughout the group stages, leaving him to lead the hammers attack in the Premier League. Michail scored 10 goals last season off an xG of 10.5 which for me is a lovely sight that someone is actually living up to how they’re performing. Having also scored in his opening game this seasons (even though he missed a peno), Antonio will keep on proving why he is worth the 7.5 mill price tag he was given, which has already gone up 0.1

Callum Wilson

By Mike Vicary

Callum Wilson double brings rare sense of calm for Newcastle | Sport | The  Sunday Times
Credit: REUTERS

Nationality – English

Club Team – Newcastle United

Position – Striker

With a home fixture against Southampton coming up, I feel it’s the perfect time to own Wilson. He’s 0.1 cheaper than Antonio, and had a better PPM last season (5.2 vs 4.8). Although West Ham have a better attacking side, there’s more chance of the goals being spread out. Whereas when Newcastle score, there’s a high chance Wilson gets FPL returns. I’ve made the mistake of selling Wilson too early in the past and I’m not making that mistake this year. Apart from the GW4 fixture against Manchester United, Wilson has some really appealing fixtures up to GW9 and I’m expecting a similar points per match return to last year.

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