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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1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Seriously?That wasn't a red card.It was clear that Watkins couldn't catch that ball.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Goal scoring opportunity, defo red. Egan owner

    2. Baby Face Nelson
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      clear red

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ramsdale's in goal. It has to be a goalscoring opportunity on that fact alone.

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Clear and obvious red.

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Surely ruined any chance of a Ramsdale cleanie now, ffs 😀

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      🙁

  3. BarryManilows
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rmt, stick or wildcard?

    Ryan

    TAA, Keane, KWalkerPeters

    B.fernandes,debruyne,aubameyang,
    soucek

    Calvert lewin, Wilson,Werner.

  4. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan a regret that

    1. ElChapo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      nice

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Nothing better than being forced to wildcard by random BS

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This

    2. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm there with you! Especially the day after Zaha and DCL rise!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yea absolutely... at least let the bs happen early so I can WC early...

  6. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan's goal threat was similar to Saiss' and he was more nailed on, FPL is brutal 😆

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This. I was lucky I decided to choose Dier and not Egan. Well the pts dif between those two is not that huge but still lucky.

  7. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    All these red cards have unfortunately increased variance this gameweek.

    WBA wouldn't have been smashed as much (although still defeated).
    Liverpool probably wouldn't have kept a clean sheet.
    Another one-sided game coming up now.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pool keeping a CS was a nightmare for me as a non owner. Had Werner to so was gutted Jorginho missed one finally

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same here. Big swing

  8. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan to Saiss incoming...

    1. Utopsis
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep - but my other transfer plans in tatters 🙁

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bad memories of the DGW appearing

  10. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Stevens was the one to get. cheap stakes with Egan punished..

  11. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan EO 11.46

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Oof

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sent off at 11:46 too OMG

  12. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Why is livepl showing Salah and Son as having gone up in price last night but still 8.9 and 12 in the game. Thought I’d missed out on getting Salah back in there. Still got a difficult decision to make...think I’d rather get salah in but saving on funds may be worth going for Son?

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Click on son hes not 8.9m

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      They did go up

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Ah so weird just tried to make the transfer and it refreshed properly finally. Oh well Son it is I guess...

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Son IS 9.0 and Salah IS 12.1, that's why.

    4. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      algo is wrong. changed this year and looks like its not figured quite out yet.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        oh lol or i'm wrong, and shouldn't believe what i read on the internet.

    5. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You must be looking at their selling prices. If you bought them at 8.9 and 12 you need them to go up another .2 in order to see an increase.

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Sorry! Another .1

    6. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Click refresh

  13. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Keep them red cards coming. Need a lot with red arrow and no players.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Even if both teams had 11 red cards I'd still get a red arrow

  14. Pengen
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Lundstram on freekicks and corners. Imagine if this was last season

  15. doher.ty
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan was gone anyway for me this week but annoying and reckless. WC it is.

  16. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Houriane steal Grealish set piece idiot

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      He's on everything

  17. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Southampton and Sheffield United defence rotated well until 2 weeks ago

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      lol

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Imagine if KWP's red card had stuck in GW1.

  18. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I will go into next gw with Ferguson Bissouma Egan Davies ffs...
    I can't do my lovely move Auba out Sterling in I'm crying

  19. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Fleck should have been booked

  20. 420king
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Taylor Davies
    Auba Salah Bruno ASM* Burke
    Werner Adams
    (Walton Justin Bewster Egan**)

    1FT, 0.5m ITB

    WC time? 🙁

  21. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sheffield United in pink is disgusting

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ban

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        What!?

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks like white shirts put in the wash with something red! Agree it's awful.

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Is this ugly shirt borrowed from another United team? It is not looking better this time.

  22. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan owners you can take a hit for a defender yeah , WC ding as a result of 1 defender less is crazy

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ban

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      In my case it’s yet another fire to put out, another nudge in the direction of a wildcard I was already contemplating

      Still not totally decided though!

    3. Hattrick Harry
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I agree, not good game management if one rc cause wcing, horribly stupid thing to do.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There comes a point though where Wildcard is necessary. I don't see why you're so stubbornly pushing for people to not WC. There are some teams where WC'ing now is definitely the most natural move.

      1. Hattrick Harry
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wc is for crisis not for fun

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          There is such a thing as wildcarding from a position of strength. Purely saving the WC because you can field XI is not good enough.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What if I already have DAvies, ASM, Auba, WIlson, Egan, McCarthy I want to remove. And I can also save .2 by taking Soucek and Werner in and out?

  23. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    FFS red card? Well that's made my decision on wildcarding then ....

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I also have Bissouma ....

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        yeah but so do many , he's 3rd on bench so not a factor

  24. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    a) Sterling, KDB & Podence
    b) Sterling/KDB, Jesus & Barnes

    1. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wait a couple of hours.

    2. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Probably A, not sure on Jesus

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B for me

    4. DF
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  25. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Already on a -4 but should I do a -8 to rid Egan or WC?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Egan*, Doherty, Mitchell (Vinagre)
    Salah, J Rodríguez, Son (ASM/Bissouma)
    Kane, Jiminez, DCL

    1. shiregeriatric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wildcard 5 players you need shot of.

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Which 5? McCarthy, Egan, ASM?

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just do a minus 4 or 8

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No, you can get an 11 out.

  26. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Castagne & Son

    B) Trent & Harvey Barnes

    1. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      That’s two good choices.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Have Son Trent and Barnes so B

    3. Hattrick Harry
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I have trent, castagne and son from the beginning, needs planning but worth it

  27. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Crikey. Benching Egan was about the only thing I got right this week.

    But his suspension means I probably have to wildcard now. FFS!*

    0ITB 1FT
    McCarthy Steer
    TAA Justin Egan* Ayling Mitchell
    Salah Auba Bruno ASM* Reed
    Werner Mitro Adams

    *Fantasy Football Scout obviously

  28. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan is such a troll, who would have thought it

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I hate him

      I had him for the double last season and he got sent off second game

      As I had WC I removed him

      My ML rival had him few weeks later and he got consecutive 15 pointers

      I hate him

  29. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    The week that keeps on giving. Surely it’s time....

    McCarthy
    Taa-Dier-mitchell-(Taylor)-(Egan)
    Auba-Harvetz-Bruno-Soucek-(Bissouma)
    Martial-Werner -Adams

    Make it stop. So painful

    Egan Red.

    Is it time to be wildcard?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks better than mine! Just Auba to City and you’re set

  30. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    cash looking like a potential egan replacement in that 5m slot.