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

    MARTINEZ!!!!!

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

    Return of the LORD!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      lol

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

    Lol

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

    Off the line?

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

    Martinez... Get in my WC!!

  6. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    FKs, corners and pens... this is madness. Shame he can't finish em!

  7. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hoping for Ramadale save points now...

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

    The lord is on penalties lmao.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      *was

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

    FFS this game week could not go any worse

    1. Utopsis
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You said on previous page your rivals have the Lord.. so which is it mate?

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

      Time to chase those points!!!

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

        this

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Emilianooooooooooooooo

    4. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Steer CS now more likely yeaaaah. Thx God i bench McCarthy

      But still dont know why FPL doesnt update his points?

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

        Because Nyland will get half of the points too

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Thx

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

        Haha I on the same boat. Why Martinez got the peno save is still confusing me.

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

      Casuals not rewarded, what a surprise 😀

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

      What a signing Martinez

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

      Martinez left his line

    8. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      MARTINEZZZZZZ

    9. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I missed up by wildcarding so early (this week) but geting Burke at 4.5 will be a plus side.

    10. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lol Arsenal sold Emi!!

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        They kept Leno who is awful GK also

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

          Rubbish comment

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Completely

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Martinez is by far better GK

              1. tm370
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Leno isnt a rubbish goalkeeper. Martinez was superb after he came in last season but hasn't played anywhere near enough top level football for statements like this.

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        VAR?

      3. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        two pen saves in the same week, effin lucky owners of those two

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          bet someone bench boosted Alisson and Martinez

          1. Hattrick Harry
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I have martinez on goal and alisson on bench in draft league

          2. Utopsis
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Increased no. of pens given will invariably mean increased no. of pen saves

          3. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            You know Martinez will often haul this year even without cleanies. Going to mop up those bonus and saves

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

              He's so good. Locked in my WC

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Only Ryan and Guaita come anywhere near (Patricio too much)

                With Konsa and Cash coming in they could prove a lot tighter too

          4. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Martinez my boyyyyy

            1. KUN+10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Martine/Steer best combo

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

            What a save that is though. Martinez on WC looks a lock.

          6. Del Griffith
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            The Lord give uth the Lord take uth

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

            MARTINEZ SAVING MY GAMEWEEEEK

          8. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 1 day ago

              EMI !!

            • Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Solidifies Martinez on my WC

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

              thought it's 6p for pen saved??

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

                if only there was a website where you could check that

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

                I think you're mixing a goal scored for pen save

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

                  It's only point less. Does it matter

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Is Frank @ Chelsea watching 🙂

            • Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Martinez saving my season!!