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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Egan suspended for 1 game or 3?

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1

  2. Tosa86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    any feedback on my draft of WC?! 🙂

    ryan - martinez
    lamptey - VVD - digne - mitchell - castagne
    zaha - son - kdb - rodriguez - anguissa
    kane - jimenez - mitrovic

    0.1 ItB.

    i'm a bit sad for not being able to take saiss as a fourth defender

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

      Deffo get a Wolves defender over one of your premium picks.

      1. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        is it good as move?

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

      Solid fella. Bit scary with only VVD as Liverpool player is the only thing. I’m well tempted by zaha too, though he can be a bit streaky

      1. Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        i have zaha BY GW1 🙂
        i have only VVD but it's my choise to not pick salah/manè.

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

      i'd lose mitro. look at his fixtures.

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

        they are great...

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

    How we looking? Tempted to ditch Son Justin/Dunne and get Trent Klich + 1.0...

    Martinez (Steer)
    Saiss Justin Lamptey (Mitchell Dunne)
    Salah KDB Son JRod (Burke)
    Werner Jimenez Mitrovic

    WC 🙂

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

      Should say I have 1.0 ITB already

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

      You dont have to post your team on every page

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

        Bottomed and didn’t expect any replies. Thanks to those who did on the last page

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

        & posted twice, not every page. Calm down

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

          You re boring mate

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

            Dunno what your deal is.

            Not like I’m one of those who only comes on to post RMTs. Hop off

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Bench is horrific

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

        Didn’t think it was that bad? Can get by. Think I might do Son Dunne to Trent and someone anyway

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Justin Dunne mitchell won’t be playing soon. Burke may not be nailed. Transfers waiting to happen - your wildcard is supposed to set u up long term.

    4. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nice but TAA/Robbo + Digne missing

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

        Yeah does feel a bit wrong without them. And Spurs won’t play Saints every week.

        Think Trent back in

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

    Professional fouls: one game

    Violent conduct: three games

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

      It's utter BS IMO.
      Should be same for any straight RC.

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

        So headbutting someone should bring the same punishment as pulling someone's shirt when you're last man? Behave.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Depends on the quality of the headbut, must of these footballers can’t nut someone properly.

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            😀

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

          I think that should be more than just a red then. That's assaulting the person.

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

          Least should be 3 game ban for a straight RC !

          No limit on upper side of punishment

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

        nah.

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

        Roy Keane on Haaland the same as Egan breathing on Watkins?

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

          Well he was banned for more than 3 games

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

        Learn rules

      5. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Terrible opinion

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

        No upper limit i mean.
        Min should be 3.

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

    Why didn't Burke play in GW1?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      This is his GW1.

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

      Because he isn't nailed

      McBurnie and Sharp both rotated out today

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

      Probably being integrated into the team. He played midweek as well so maybe wilder likes him

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

      Was filming Trap Door

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

        Oh Globbets!

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

      Not sure if he was match fit.

      Dont see Sharp/McBurnie starting together much in future - doesn't work.

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

      he only signed like 4 days before

  6. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hourihane rubbish

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

    Martinez becoming a Villa hero already

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      'Where were you on that balmy September evening when Martinez saved that pen from the Lord?'

      1. Bobby Reds
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        haha

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Love all these wildcards without United players.

    No doubt they'll turn up next week, smash a bunch of goals and then everyone will be scrambling

    This is the way.

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

      Few more weeks, second wave of covid, another free WC...

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Highly doubt that the way they looked and the fact I brought Bruno in

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

        Did you see Spurs against Everton?

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

      Awful fixtures after brighton, not interested

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

      Well as I went mane and son to rashford and KDB

      I bloody hope so.

  9. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez!
    At least something good in my gw2 WC fiasco.
    Besides re-structuring the whole team to upgrade Son to Bruno and Ings to Martial of course 🙂

  10. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How many games will Egan be suspended for?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1

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

      uno

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

        He doesn't, that's why he asked...

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

          If your serious, than this is very funny!

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

            I'm seriously joking 😉

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

    Nostalgic-boast-time

    Michel Vorm 4m keeper with a pen and clean sheet for Swansea v Wigan 2011

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You know you're having a tough stretch when you have you go back that far.

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

        So true 😆

        *Looks at McCarthy*

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

    People desperate to get Son in, are you not concerned about the heavy fixture congestion they have?

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

      Yes tbh. And also they aren’t gonna play a high line Saints every week. Might drop him from WC and go back to Trent...

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

        Only thing stopping me going WC is that longer term I want DCL and Pulisic but have Werner and Hames now. So I want to hold off one more week to let Werner play WBA and Pulisic hopefully return. I think I'd rather Puli over Son with those facts in mind

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Could work the other way around, extra game time gets them more prepared.

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

        Yeah. The problem is more long-term than immediate. Stress builds up and eventually affects the players

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

          Also get leggy not to mention the exhaustion of travel. I think the time to own him has come and gone for now

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

      Doubt he'll play tomorrow so that'll be a game on Thursday, Sunday and then the following Saturday/Sunday. That's not too bad. He played 90 on Thursday last week and still scored 4 yesterday.

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

        That's a fair point!

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

      No. Elite professional athletes, games, games, games with less training in between. Will prob be rested for some EL. They prefer that to gaps and loads of training.

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

        That's true. Maybe I'm just looking for a reason not to have him given how hard it is to cover all the inform and potentially explosive bases

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      More worried about Spurs performance in week one being more likely than week two.

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

      Spurs are rubbish first gw, rubbish in Europe and should be tired. Get played off the park first half.

      All reasons why I went son to rashford in total confidence (having held son all post lockdown and been punished for patience.

      I’m not bitter.

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

      And the fact that the Southampton defence were caught napping 4 times with almost copy cats goals !!!

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

        It was like watching it on repeat! Surely Martial can restore faith and be the better pick

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez and DCL in for Adams and Mcarthy on WC softens the blow of losing Son

  14. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So that Egan red just took my total for the 2gws to 64. All out

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      nope, it could be -2 if Sheffield conceded 2

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Stop it.

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Wow, that's horrid. Sorry mate.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hahaha cheers Eddie

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

      Oh deer

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        It hurts. Won my cash ML 4 years running. The others are stoked 😆

  15. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Martínez on WC. As an Arsenal fan was sad to see him go, great keeper.

      Get a 15+ points please

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

      Maybe FPL should scout Sheff UTD players occasionally

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

      would u WC this team?

      Mccarthy*
      Mitchell TAA Bavies*
      ASM* Mane Son Zaha
      DCL Ings Werner

      Steer Egan* Bissouma* Justin

      Already used FT

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        How would you change it?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I have no idea 😆

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

            You have the answer then , wait

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

        Davies might still play right?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          if Jose opts 3 at the back, then yes

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

        attack is pretty good to be fair so no. Just sort out Barnes or Egan

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

        No, just Egan and ASM for Klich and Saiss

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          -8 worth for that? I am not sure

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

            Saves a WC and gets you 11 starters

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

        No. Similar to mine and I'm selling Willian for Zaha.

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

        Good team. Wouldn't Wc yet

      7. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Egan to Saiss is worth a hit over the next few. Gives you cover is ASM out or Davies rotated.

    • Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Im contemplating a hit even to lose McCarthy for Martinez. Feel I owe him for his selfless contribution whilst at Arsenal

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

        You don't get the points for that penalty save

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

        He'll definitely repay you.

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

      Why is Lundy taking pens? Surely they have better takers

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

        To make up for losing clean sheet points

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Terrible opinion

      2. Zen_Master
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Because he’s on Chris Wilder’s fantasy football lineup.

    • Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hourihane stealing all CK and Fk from Grealish ffs

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

      GW2 wildcarders rewarded with immediate penalty save jam after kneejerking and wasting it

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        sold son mitrovic pereira on wc

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

          One mistake doesn't warrant another reward

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He who dares Rodney, he who dares.

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 3 days ago

          you wish you ""wasted"" it so you could have this stupid grin on your face aswell rn

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

            Well, I'm on 70 points with one player to go this GW without using my WC, so...

      4. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks for that Egan, WC confirmed

      5. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        WC choices:

        XX
        TAA James Saiss XX Ferguson
        Salah Sterling XX Podence Son
        DCL Werner XX

        1. Martinez Castagne Klich Brewster (3-5-2)
        2. Guaita Lamptey/Taylor Klich Brewster (3-5-2)
        3. Martinez Lamptey/Taylor Alzate Wood (3-4-3)

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

        glad i capped Martinez, in my 2nd Sky team which is now miles ahead of my main team which i take much more seriously 😆

      7. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        This trainwreck of a gw finally producing some points. Cmon martinez plz hold the cleanie

      8. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Martinez as 4.5m GK on WC it is.

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

          Look at the fixtures first

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

        Laughing at Arsenal selling Martinez

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Think it was more of a case that he wanted to go get first team football.

      10. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Family member has Egan and Lundstram, ouch

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

          Double trouble

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

        HELP PLEASE !!!!!..........

        A} Auba > KDB
        or
        B} Auba and Bissouma > Hamez and Mahrez
        or
        C) Auba and Bissouma > Hamez and Son -4
        or
        D) Auba and Brewster > DCL and Son -4

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

        Probably been asked millions of times, but when's Bale getting added?

        1. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I'll add, how much do we think he will cost too. about 9.5?