Dugout Discussion

Villa debuts for Watkins, Cash and Martínez as Burke deployed OOP

Aston Villa have handed Premier League debuts to three key new signings for their first match of the 2020/21 season.

Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) slots straight in at the apex of Dean Smith’s front-three, flanked by Jack Grealish (£7.0m) and Trézéguet (£5.5m).

Fresh from defensive improvements during Project Restart, the Villa defence features Matty Cash (£5.0m) at right-back for the first time while Arsenal’s post-lockdown goalkeeper Emi Martínez (£4.5m) is between the sticks.

Interestingly, Villa’s two most-popular Fantasy assets in Ørjan Nyland (£4.0m) and Keinan Davis (£4.5m) both miss out on a place in the starting XI.

Jed Steer (£4.0m) has been turned to as the second-choice goalkeeper, while centre-forward Davis backs up Watkins from the bench, where is joined by Anwar El Ghazi (£6.0m).

The exciting news coming out of the Sheffield United camp is a the position deployment of FPL midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.5m) up-front.

Chris Wilder has handed him a Blades’ debut in the front-two of his 3-5-2 formation alongside David McGoldrick (£5.5m).

Oliver Norwood drops to the bench as the Sheffield United manager goes with a midfield trio of John Fleck (£6.0m), Sander Berge (£5.0m) and John Lundstram (£5.5m).

John Egan (£5.0m) is therefore handed the captain’s armband in Norwood’s absence, as he sits at the heart of an unchanged defence.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; Hourihane, D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Watkins, Trézéguet.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Berge, Lundstram, Baldock; Burke, McGoldrick.

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  1. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So is DCL gonna sustain his form or I should go for Richarlison as per the eye test ??

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What exactly did DCL fail at on the eye test?

      1. Srv210
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Richarlison seems to be more electric on the pitch if not for his wastefulness he would have had more points

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          And due to DCL's precision, he has more points

          At a cheaper price

          Again, the question is what DCL has failed at on the eye test

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Get both.

  2. ivantys
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Villa 1 shot on target against 10 men. Not sure if it's Sheffield's defence still nailed or Villa's attack is still crap.

      1. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It’s more the midfield not supporting the attack enough.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Oh well i jinxed it, but their attacking trio got nothing

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Probably both.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        -16 done

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Surely you’re better wildcarding? Show us your moves and team bud.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Nah I'm just kidding. only a -4. Already used my wildcard 😆 thanks for the concern 🙂

            1. Houldsworth Hatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Any time!! 🙂

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Just need one hattrick to break even

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Well now don't tempt me 😛

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Should I have gone Foden over podence?
        Kinda decided Podence was good to go with the fixtures.
        But will need to be careful how I spend cash ITB as in a few weeks it might be Podence to Foden.
        Foden in theory represents the best value in the game.

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah maybe rotate Foden and decent 12th player?

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Good point having Foden means needing a bench.

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Konsa G

      5. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Munze Konsa !

      6. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Walker, Stones, Ake, Mendy. Wolves wins this

      7. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ramsdale is not that good at goalkeeping

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Should try to get a move to Chelsea

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Konsa G
        Mings A

      9. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Konsa goal, called him being a great pick early on

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Scoring one goal in your first GW does not make you a great pick.

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            No, I thought he would be across the season for CS potential. Had him since lockdown last year

      10. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Don't be fooled by Foden's price. He was absolutely shite even at 5.5 compared to the likes of KDB, Sterling, and Jesus during the restart

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Palace were shite during restart...

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            They were on the beach. Foden was fighting for his spot

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No david silva now

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            My point wasn't rotation. My point was that he blanked often even when he played. I remember because I owned him. Got me 1 goal from 3 weeks or something

            1. GloryManUnited
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              One goal from 3 weeks for a 5.5 doesn't seem all that poor?

            2. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              He did, but he didn't look a million miles away from the points

        3. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yep just cheap and a city asset, quite happy to have Ceballos for .5 less

        4. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Foden terrorised real Madrid in CL. Hes legit.

      11. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ramsdale is atrocious 😀

      12. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Davis sighting!!

      13. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ramsdale flapping like a salmon out of water

        1. Plant Based Footballer
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          That was a cryptic, blistering header.

      14. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        How did Mings do that on purpose?

      15. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Konsa is a mad man for goal threat.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Soucek at the back

      16. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Is Auba dropping tonight?

      17. Yome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        So Sterling not playing up front despite Kun injury. I think I will go KDB

        1. Srv210
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'm also confused between the two,maybe after the game we'll have better idea

      18. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ramsdale, Pickford, Kepa and Leno are worst GKs in the league.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Mccarthy?

        2. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Saiss to Konsa for -4???

          1. BenDavies
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            yes

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            And captain him

        3. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Omg... To the man who was selling me Kona over Targett as my 4.5 replacement for Vinagre I'd just like to say, I went with Ayling.... *facepalm*
          29 points all out, what a week

          1. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            32 points. Charlie coming in for Alli. Look on the bright side.

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Praet likely to keep ticking along? Or rotation threat

        5. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ramsdale and McCarthy the bandwagon template keepers despite being absolutely useless

          1. Chazz69
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            yep

        6. Plant Based Footballer
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ramsdale had no chance of stopping that one. And I mean Ramsdale.

        7. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Double Villa defence on all the WCs this week.

        8. Vazza
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Who is likely to score more points this season

            A. Foden
            B. VVD

            1. Chazz69
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              A

            2. Yome
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              B

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Probably B

            4. LarryDuff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              B

          • mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Mings dropped in price too didn't he? Or was very close. Lots of people burnt this week, absolutely scorched never seen anything like it

          • Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thats it.

            WC it is.

          • TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ramsdale is a pretty bad keeper, isnt he? Well done on fooling Sheffield into buying him

          • Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Hot topic this:

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