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One change apiece for Villa and Southampton as Walcott starts over Redmond

Bertrand Traore (£5.9m) has been handed his first league start since signing for Aston Villa, replacing Trezeguet (£5.4m) for Sunday lunchtime’s hosting of Southampton.

Head coach Dean Smith had stuck with the same starting XI when facing Liverpool, Leicester and Leeds but has opted to select the summer arrival from Lyon.

The back five have kept three clean sheets from five matches, a total only passed by a Wolves side who have played seven times. Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) is FPL’s highest-scoring and most-selected goalkeeper, boosted by his penalty save against Sheffield United.

Ahead of him, both Tyrone Mings (£5.2m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) have already contributed a goal to Villa’s impressive start, whilst talisman Jack Grealish’s (£7.3m) 24-point haul against Liverpool has played him into almost 30% of teams.

That incredible 7-2 victory over the champions also brought a goal from Ross Barkley (£6.0m), who provides an interesting cheaper route into the Villans midfield. With consistent minutes and the possibility of penalty duty, the loanee could soon be an enticing option.

The big question is whether Patrick Bamford’s (£5.9m) hat-trick for Leeds last week has brought them back down to Earth after a 100% winning start.

Southampton’s only change is to replace Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) from the side which beat former leaders Everton 2-0 at St Mary’s. The winger missed earlier matches due to an ankle injury but remains on the bench here, with Theo Walcott (£5.8m) taking his place.

With knocks to only Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) and Will Smallbone (£4.5m) and a lack of match fitness for new signing Mohammed Salisu (£4.3m), manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has also been able to name consistent line-ups.

The clean sheet against the Toffees was their third from four matches, responding brilliantly to their 5-2 collapse against Tottenham in Gameweek 2.

This has provided regular returns for the popular Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m), although the latter has already collected three yellow cards.

Up front, only a trio of strikers have amassed more points than Danny Ings (£8.5m). Despite a large pre-season price hike, he still provides a reliable option up front for Fantasy managers. His 22 goals of last season have been added to with four this time, taking a break last week to assist both goals against Everton.

ASTON VILLA XI (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins

SOUTHAMPTON XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Walcott; Adams, Ings

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1,368 Comments Post a Comment
  1. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    One of the few tools we have in the essentially futile attempt to guess football results for the purpose of a fantasy points based game is form.

    And this is currently not apparent.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      There is no form?

  2. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    For a game primarily based on analyzing past results/performances and then trying to predict likely outcomes for the coming week...

    How TF are we supposed to do well in FPL this season?

    Villa beat Liverpool by a cricket score as part of their 100% start to the season...

    So we should be like sell Martínez and steer well clear of Grealish...

    FML!!!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Kneejerkers have been punished greatly this season. Don’t knee jerk and you will generally be fine

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I haven’t really been knee jerking to be fair. Most of my transfers have been selling injured or dropped players... I seem to get at least one every week

  3. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hang on.
    Which goal did Adams just get an assist for?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      3rd. Played the cross which was handballed

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        You get an assist for that?

        1. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Yes, unless I own Adams.

    2. Bubi
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      That sweety pass to Walcott and some volleyball from Cash.

    3. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      For hitting Cash' hand.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        That's some nonsense rules.

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    *logs in to see how triple Villa picks are doing*

    *stares*

    *logs out*

    *weeps*

  5. All Hail K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Goal, assist and a yellow card. A street cred hat trick for Ward-Prowse!

    1. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Haha

  6. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Villa owners .... 😉

    https://youtu.be/TB54dZkzZOY

  7. villa_til_i_die
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    As bad as we are, I wouldn’t rule out Grealish v Arsenal. It’s just the villa defenders you don’t need.

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Only villa fans could see this capitulation coming.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Trust me, more than just Villa fans saw this coming.

      2. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Tell us next time...

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Not to mention the bright green fixtures until gw15

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    All of a sudden my team needs surgery.

    Martinez
    Mitchell
    Saiss
    Pulisic
    Watkins

    🙁

    1. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      The villa assets are fine. A great run of fixtures is coming. Pulisic I feel is gonna haul soon. Saiss and Mitchell the only people to worry about

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      all is a sudden ???? 😉

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Start with Pulisic.

      I’m in a similar boat pal so you’re not alone. I could swap out my whole DF barring Lamptey

    4. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Time to wildcard

  9. krishgorwani
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Martinez
    Taa robbo ivanovic
    Zaha Barkley Grealish salah (c) son
    Kane maupay

    Forster Lamptey Brewster branthwaite

    Is this worth deleting the team? Or still have hope in life anymore?

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      There is no hope anymore. Just waiting for the Grealish RC.

      1. krishgorwani
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Got an assist

      2. krishgorwani
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Wow this comment aged fast, 2 assist and a goal 🙂 , faith restored

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford dropped!

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Wilson owners in tears

    2. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Interesting

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    EVERTON : Olsen, Kenny, Mina, Keane, Nkounkou, Delph, Doucoure, Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin
    Subs: Pickford, Tosun, Iowbi, Bernard, Gordon, Branthwaite, Simms

    NEWCASTLE : Darlow, Schar, Lacelles, Fernandez, Murphy, Lewis, Hendrick, S.Longstaff, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson
    Subs: Gillespie, Clark, Carroll, Joelinton, Hayden, Manquillo, Fraser

    1. Clam. ☘️
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pickford dropped??

      1. Clam. ☘️
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Such a poor Everton team btw...

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Two terrible starting XIs, but to be expected.

      At least Everton have made an improvement in the GK spot.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Looks a poor Everton team with Olsen, Kenny, Nkonkou, Delph, Siggy in it.

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Watch

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      4-1 newcastle win incoming.

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Super Sunday box office lineups

  12. VINS
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone else transfer out JWP two weeks ago...

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ouch

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      *hugs*

  13. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Every game makes my team look more like a joke. Grealish and Martinez...

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Same. Foden, Martinez, Grealish lol

  14. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Scenes

  15. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Two 3 0s and no Ings goals get yourself involved Danny boy!!

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Just waiting for Ward-Prowse to get tired...

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      The ray of sunshine on another bleak day for FPL

  16. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    How's Grealish looking - is he even getting a sniff?

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lazy. Had one shot deflected, non existent otherwise

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Looks like he woke up, thankfully

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    finally Pickford dropped

  18. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford on the bench.

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Where is James Rod ?

    1. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Keep up

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      testacle exploded

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Dead ball situation.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Haha, good one

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Injured

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Injured

    5. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Testicle(s) injury

  20. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    And Che Adams somehow gets an assist

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      ridiculous

  21. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford benched?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Carlo is ballsy, that is England no. 1 LOL

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Olsen is Sweden #1

  22. Fantasy Gold
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford finally dropped.

    About time.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Only a couple of years too late.
      Maybe Southgate will give Hendo a few games

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Olsen in the shop window 🙂

  24. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ok Saints win hopefully in the bag. It's ok for you to start scoring Grealish.

  25. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    lol Pickford.

  26. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    KWP and not JWP 🙁

  27. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ward-Prowse to Grealish -4 in gwk5 has gone well for me

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ouch

  28. W
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    How do you work out how a a certain event (e.g. a certain player scoring) affects your OR?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      livefpl.net

      1. W
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Livefpl.net

  29. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Wish Olsen was 4.0. 😉

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      FPL Towers knew Pickford was rubbish enough to get dropped at some stage.

  30. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Martinez owners ... selling to bank the the profit or keeping and risking a double drop in price ?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Double drop by next deadline?

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Keeping because his fixtures are excellent and one bad game doesn’t change things?

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Also I think you are vastly over estimating the amount of people who are going to transfer out their keeper

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Keeping, good fixtures.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Double drop? You’re dreaming

    5. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Keeping long term.

      Not worth a precious transfer imo

    6. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Look at fixtures 9 -> 15. Lots of good fixtures, case could be made to ship out but i tend to think set and forget is best for budget keepers.

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Already gone for Mendy 90% of my ml has mart so could be a chance to gain some small ground