Dugout Discussion

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. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    How will Martínez get his points this gw? assist or saves?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      penalty save

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Adams shots always off-target = no saves
      Ings shots clinical = no saves

      On 0 saves so far.

      Will be lucky to get 1 point today.

    3. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Goals conceded?

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        ouch

    4. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Its windy out there.
      Goal from a kick out

  2. ivantys
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Cash could be dropped after this game

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        He’ll return, Cash back

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Nice one

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Happy Sot'on cleanie points gone. Only need a pen save from Marty now

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Ings at 18.9% ownership, feels low

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Thought he was over priced and never considered him. How wrong was I ...

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I thought about Jimenez only, big mistake!

      4. mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Who will be on set pieces for Newcastle?

      5. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        It's funny to me that they priced Jimenez equal to Danny Ings

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Why ? Similar points last season. Entirely logical.

          1. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Because Jimenez is overpriced by 1.5m and Danny Ings isn't

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              So based on last season route saying that Jimenez should have been £7M.
              Laughable.

        2. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Jimmy scored 194 points last season. Ings 198.

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            And then Wolves sold two of their best players

        3. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Funny now or when the pricing came out before the season?

      6. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thinking about either keeping FT, or Robo to WH, or Grealish/Hamez to Ziyech. Thoughts?

        1.6 ITB

        Martinez
        Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
        Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
        Kane/DCL/Bamford

        Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Will Villa ever get a penalty and solve the mystery lol

      8. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Disappointed by Watkins . Enjoyed his HT v pool but he has to go. Wilson a good replacement? Thanks

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Bamford or noone below £7.0m.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Don't like Wilson ?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              He can score goals. But he also has a lot of donkey potential. He is a high risk, high reward pick IMO. But the downside risk is much higher than the upside.

              Leeds are a top half team, and they play attacking football, which means Bamford will get chances whoever the opposition.

      9. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I own Martinez, KWP and Grealish yet only come out with 7 pts...

      10. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Out of Grealish, Ziyech and Zaha who should I get for next 4-6 gws?

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Ziyech. Plays in a better team = scores more goals.

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Ziyech looks to be the obvious option on paper but when ever Palace or Villa scores its quite likely that Zaha or Grealish is involved.

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              That is true. I just prefer picking players who play in better teams. Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd etc. Maybe Zaha, Grealish etc. will breakout and score loads of points, but I just don't trust the players around them to help them enough.

              1. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Thanks Diesel.

        2. bitars
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Not Zaha.

      11. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        JWP clean sheet bonus gone. I’ll take that

      12. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Just noticed that Torres had an xG of 1.0

        What?

        1. djoker_nole
            3 months, 27 days ago

            2-3 one vs ones

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Fernan Sitter.

        2. adstomko
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Ings on 2 bonus points for one goal, you love to see it

        3. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Trezegeut almost

        4. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          One more save please McCarthy

        5. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          McCarthy SAVE POINT

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Trezeguet wasting Targett assist... donkey

        7. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Vestergaard = VVD

        8. dshv
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          WC TIME?

          Mccarthy
          Chilwell justin mitchell taylor lamptey
          Sterling salah son bruno soucek
          Watkins dcl davis

          Did TAA to chilwell before the rise

          1.8 itb...

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Just need to sort out Justin, Mitchell and Watkins. I’m a fan of the heavy midfield. Kane only good next week and then fixtures turn.

        9. ivantys
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Nice block by Vestegaard, saving any pointless FPL points.

          • El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            47 vs 12 dangerous attacks in Villa's favour...

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Clinical Soton

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 27 days ago

                4 shots on target...

          • Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Mccarthy save point get in

            1. Van der Faart
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Happy days

          • ivantys
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Trezeguet is such a rubbish finisher

            • KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Comn Grealish start shooting!!!!

            • DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Great block from Vesty

            • DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Grealish is world class and there arent many players in the england squad like him, but his career will go nowhere and he wont acheive what he could possibly win as long as he stays at Villa, as harsh as it is. Loyalty might win him nothing

            • It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Grealish essential...

              To transfer out.

              1. Kun Tozser
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Easy hold for me, player for the long term, nice if his ownership goes down

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Grealish or Zieych?

              1. yash
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Ziyech

            • Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              They really need to get Grealish centrally, wasting him on the flank