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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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ings bandwagon derailed

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

    Hope Ings is alright.

  3. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ings 6-8 weeks out injured by the looks of it

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ban

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He's an expert in visual diagnoses.

        He's sat on the bench...

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

      You know nottin

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

        Jon Snow

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Good to see we have a doctor on the FFS forums

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        There are unqualified experts in every field.

    4. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ban.

    5. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      You can't tell without a scan ..

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

      Coping owners might disagree but it looked bad. Could easily be ligament damage in the knee

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

      FFS. He walked off, and looked fairly innocuous.

      Why all the glee about a potential injury???

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

    desperately hope this isnt serious for Ings, his injury record has been so unlucky, hope he’s ok

  5. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Glassman out

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

    Nice parting gift Ings

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 29 days ago

    How bad does the injury look?

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

      looks bad

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

        That's a shame

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

          Looked bad but could easily be one of those worse than it looks ones, no need to panic yet

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

      Looked really awkward

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

      sitting on bench, maybe not that serious

    4. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pretty long injury

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

      Ignore all the comments.

      Rough fall, a bit sore but he walked off. Wait and see for post match comment.

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

    Everyone loves ings...great professional. It's more saddening than most to see him get injured.

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      This hope he get well soon

  9. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy please get another save lad

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Ings has ruined me this year. Damage is already done.

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

    That really ruins this result. Looks precautionary and he walked off, but wouldn't be surprised if he's out next week.

  12. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Literally just bought Ings in this week I really hope he’s alright

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 29 days ago

        That is seriously unlucky. Bring yourself in for him now. Easy transfer

        1. Labile
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I was planning that for Maupay! 😉

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

      How did Barkley look out there? Worth keeping???

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Lol

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Average but not many better options around the 6.0 mark

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lol, few penalty takers even cheaper and 5-7 better players available there

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

        Looks like the old barkley is back, useless

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

        Grealish is the only Villa attacker I'd want.

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

        Thought that he’s on set pieces and was playing advanced ? Was looking good value...

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      probably ok if not rushed to scan it, Ings maybe ok, hope so

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

      Makes me feel better about selling Ings

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Weirdo

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

      Brought Pulisic in this week in search of a differential, who to replace him with?

      Guaita
      Lamptey KWP James
      Salah Son(c) Bruno Pulisic*
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Forster | Soucek Justin Mitchell
      1FT 0ITB

      A) Save, play Soucek
      B) Pulisic > Ziyech
      C) Pulisic > Foden
      D) Other

    6. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ings' owner since GW 3 crying

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

      Who will likely take set pieces for Newcastle today?

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Might be Sean Longstaff, has taken corners and free-kicks in the past

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

          Thanks!

    8. ivantys
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Grant punt anyone?

      • Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Thinking-
        TAA + Jimenez -> Chilwell + Bamford (or Adams) leaving 4.8m to change either Podence/Barkley the GW after.

        McCarthy.
        TAA, Robbo, Ayling.
        Salah, Barkley, Podence, Son.
        Kane, Jimenez, DCL.
        Button, Justin, Mitchell, Bissouma.
        2ft, 0.7m ITB

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

        Mccarthy 6th save

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        McCarthy 6 SAVES YESSSS

      • Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Why did Ings and Bednarek go off?

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Songs of Praise starting.

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        MCARTHYYYY

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

        Grealish pen

      • Africa United
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Penalty on grealesh

      • Vazza
          3 months, 29 days ago

          McCarthy yesssss

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

          Mccarthy the magic 6!!

        • mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          when grealish gets the ball he has three defenders on him

        • Atimis
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Grealish to Ziyech and keep Hamez if fit ??