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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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1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Stevens looking lively?

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Egan to Saiss straight forward or do you have some other ideas? VVD Dier Mitchell and Douglas are the rest of my defs.

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

      James also a good option. But Saiss is better

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

      Yeah that's sensible

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers

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

    Score a goal SHU 😀

  4. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Lads, is a WC needed here or can I stick for one more week and then assess?

    Ryan / Walton
    TAA / Doherty / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah / KDB / James Rodríguez / Harrison / Soucek
    Werner / Martial / Brewster

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Stick

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

        Thanks, mate! Cheers!

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

    Grealish blanking against 10 men... Terrible pick that no one serious owns

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mark says hi

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He knows

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          indeed

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is this a sly dig at Mark?

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

      He could do better with better players around him, but yeah hes not very good.

    4. fussballstadion
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He's a bad choice

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So Egan and JWP rotates well 😉

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    5th loss in a row for SHU. Going down with WBA and Fulham

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      They’ll all be relegated by Christmas

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    cant believe I get 2 points from Ramsdale

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

      Is that higher or lower than you expected?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Makes me 0 with Egan -2.

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

      how many did you want?

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      i expected only 1 point as soon as Egan got red carded

  9. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Mane or Auba > KDB or Sterling?

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

      Ask in two hours

  10. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Does Egan still get CS points because it was 0-0 when he got sent off?

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

      no lol

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

      Yeah

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        sweet

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

        no they dont

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I wish! Didn't play 60 mins. Even if he did I think not.

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

      Yeah, it gets added around 4am.

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

        You have to be online to accept it.

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          and keep refreshing the page..

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

          And say those magic words ...

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

      Ha, in your dreams maybe.

  11. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa mitchell davies taylor (justin)
    Salah kdb bruno soucek (asm)
    Werner dcl (davis)

    I am on -4.. wilson do dcl, auba to kdb

    What do you think ?

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

    Martinez wagon about to depart.

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

    Anyone know the code for top 10k any season? After 27p this GW I need a confirmation that I can do something right. My ranking in the profile link..

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mark scored like 30 points this GW

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

        I know, Im still looking to join the league.

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

    Hope those who thought they were clever paying an extra 0.5 for Ramsdale are happy

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thrilled. Tis a marathon not a sprint. Will sell him soon probably.

  15. ivantys
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish can't even score that

    • Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Will Burke keep his starting place in the next game? How's his performance today?

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

        Will be the pick of the 4.4s after he drops

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          god please yes this

    • mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Which keeper looking the best option now? I think Mccarthy has to go.

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

        Martinez won’t save a penalty every week

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Guaita

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Guita

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

        Guaita.

        But I'm enjoying my Ryan pts still.

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How does this -4 sound?
      ASM and Davies to Podence and Saiss?

    • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Would you wildcard this?

      McCarthy*
      TAA-Davies*-Mitchell
      Salah-Auba*-Bruno-Soucek
      Werner-Adams*-Wilson*
      Steer, Justin, Reed, Saliba*

      0,0 ITB 1FT
      Or Auba->Kdb + something else?

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

      1-0 is a decent score after that early red.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I might end up keeping Auba, have a couple of fires elsewhere...

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        me too 🙁

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Same, Egan dropping one of them & Mccarthy the other, Justin & Guita?

    • El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      WORST Players on my Team

      (1) Egan - dummy
      (2) Ramsdale

      I was fooled by the success of last years team. Should have gotten Justin

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Easily fixed Guita & Saiss

        1. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I hate wasting trades to optimize between useless bushers

          I already have Saiss.

          Garbage like this has to wait until a wildcard.

    • Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez with the rare penalty save 😎

    • FC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      At what time does price changes take place?

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Around 1 AM I think.

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

        In about six and a half hours

        1. FC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No save points and no 3 baps a bit underwhelming from martinez after that first half

    • Zinedine
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      TAA to Saiss to get ASM to Son? Or is that a massive knee jerk?

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hoping for another Sterling double tonight! Or maybe even a cheeky hattrick

    • AlternativeB
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mccarty* (Nyland*)
        Justin TAA KWP (Mitchell Bernardo*)
        Auba Bruno ASM* Salah (Stephens*)
        Werner DCL Mitro

        1. WC
        2. Auba --> KDB (After watching tonight)
        3. Auba + ASM --> KDB + Podence/Costa
        4. ASM --> ?

        Many people wondering the same I suppose, but havn't gotten any response so far. Hoping for reply 🙂

      • McGowan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        A) Castagne, Zaha and Taa
        B) Lamptey, Salah and Van Dijk

        With top 3 I would change son to salah next week if I kept. Thanks