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Grealish, Watkins and Martínez start in final Double Gameweek 19 match

Aston Villa make one enforced changed to their line-up as they host Newcastle United in the final match of Double Gameweek 19.

Just over a week after the round began, Newcastle’s trip to Villa Park brings the curtain down on one of the most memorable Double Gameweeks of recent memory.

And Fantasy managers could be in store for some serious action considering how promising Villa looked at Manchester City midweek.

John McGinn (£5.5m) is the only one to miss out from the trip to the Etihad Stadium having picked up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Which allows Dean Smith to select from most of his key personnel tonight.

Marvelous Nakamba (£4.3m) comes into the midfield alongside Douglas Luiz (£, with Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Ross Barkley (£5.9m) and Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) in front of them.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) is the only FPL midfielder with more assists at home than Grealish this season, who was sold by over 150,000+ managers for Double Gameweek 19.

With Barkley and Traoré holding onto their places it means for a second successive benching for Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m) so all eyes will be on any Villa penalty if it is awarded before the Dutchman takes to the field.

Matt Targett (£4.6m) has recovered from the knock that forced him off against Manchester City, enabling Smith to go for his first-choice back-four.

It will be interesting to see what formation Newcastle will adopt following their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in a recent switch to a so-called ‘more attacking 4-4-2 system.

Andy Carroll (£5.2m) and Callum Wilson (£6.6m) keep their places but Joelinton (£5.7m) drops to the bench as Steve Bruce asks Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) and Jeff Hendrick (£4.6m) to provide the width tonight.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; D Luiz, Nakamba; Grealish, Barkley, B Traoré; Watkins.

Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Darlow; Lewis, Lascelles, Schär, Manquillo; Almirón, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick; Carroll, Wilson.

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930 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hello everyone!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      FFS 😆

  2. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bye Bye Pompey

    1. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Leave it to the professionals.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'm bored of it

        1. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Spamming ‘bye bye Pompey’ is essentially the same, though.

    2. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Play up pompey

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      One team in Hampshire !!!!

      Blue Army !!!!

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What position did Gundo play when he came in? Same as lately?

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      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Jarvish is that you?

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        The old ones are the best

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Still waiting for a real response here -_-

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Cheltenham defending better than West Brom will midweek

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Big Sam already in the Cheltenham dressing room!

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Tough luck

  5. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    90 mins for Foden is worrying...

    1. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Owning Foden is the worry. Hate that I do already.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Nah he is 20 years old can play 3 games a week & party the other four

  6. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Watkins finally scored today?

    1. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      scores?

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Amen

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just imagine...

    4. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I haven't cut my fingernails since he last scored and I won't after today

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'll cut'em now! Thanks Ollie

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Gundo comes on for an assist

    The final part of the trap is complete

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Whic City players are you planning to get?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Gundo 😀

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hahahaha! Let's do it brotherman!

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I’m torn between gundo and son, no spurs is worrying and this feels like an easy move to son

            Or I can do vardy to Kane this week and assess mid options

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Extremely tough call to be honest with no Spurs. But if you look at it purely based on opposition Gundo should be the one to get this GW. Spurs next. I am doing the same.

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He’s a big step up on the El Gahzi trap I already fell into.

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hate that Foden's not nailed.

    Hate that Vardy is forcing me to make a transfer.

    God I hope Gundogan doesn't let me down vs. WBA 🙁

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I've got Foden and I'm buckling up for the ride. What's happened with Vardy?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hernia issues.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Sticking with the (C)undogan?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I haven't actually bought him yet. Tempting. But so is (C)ancelo.

  9. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I've fallen behind due to not playing my Wildcard. Luckily I didn't have KDB. Any advice on my next moves?

    Martinez
    Coufal / Chilwell / Cancelo
    Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Foden
    Kane / Bamford / Antonio

    Bench: Foster, Dier, Bissouma, Douglas

    A. Chilwell --> Stones
    B. Dier ---> Stones
    C. Anything else?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      save this week

    3. Squib
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Chilwell to Stones I would

  10. jammie26
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Grealish hattrick ta

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4 Grealish Goals and a Martinez CS and 2 pen saves and I'll be in the 100 club. Fingers crossed.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        There's always next GW pal 🙂

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Got to stay optimistic. This gameweek has almost made me want to pack it in for good.

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Which one to come into my team for KDB? Not a fan of city replacements.

      A) Grealish (depending on tonight)
      B) Maddison
      C) Rashford
      D) Barnes

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Grealish with 4YCs and 3 games left including tonight is off putting. Don't like Rashford when playing RW as he is better on the left. Prefer Barnes over maddison based on stats as he seems to get more touches and shot in the box

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Random fact: Watkins is close to a price rise

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        random fact Benteke has a better goal per minute ratio than Watkins

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’ll be back at 9.30. Hoping for 4-2 Grealish and Wilson double

      1. jammie26
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Replace Wilson with Watkins

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Son over Gundo for KDB a no brainer? Gundo can come in GW21 if he isn't a trap

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I would say Gundo this week. Son next. At 5.5 there isn't a lot to lose.

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'm still not convinced with Gundo. With Liverpool struggling and probably going to go all out to score will play into Mourinho's hands. Spurs can exploit the def and score on the counter.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I think Klopp will do everything to not lose. WBA also try to do that in every game but just don't manage to execute it. Gundo as 8 with pens should be better,

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Liverpool can't afford another nil-nil. There will be gaps. Fodens 90 mins tonight is concerning. City need him to break through the lines against WBA. If he doesn't start I think City will struggle again and could be a low 1 or 2 nil score

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  City has enough creativity to do that. But then your argument for Son is probably right too. I still would go with a City mid vs WBA.

        2. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If it was, there wouldn't be all the discussion on it. Gundo allows upgrade to Kane.

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I will have enough itb if I go with Son to transfer Vardy to Kane

        3. Bennyboy1907
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Kdb to gundo
            Adams to Kane next week locked in

            Gives me for gw 21
            Salah bruno grealish Gundo
            Antonio bam Kane

        4. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Need 37 points from Grealish and Martinez tonight. Lets go.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I need 43. Quietly confident.

          2. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            For 150? Not counting the -8 then? 😉

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Well I need 43 for the 100

              1. Black Knights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah i was replying to Bobby.

                I’ve seen you mention your stinker. No good but don’t give up, you’re never far away from an upturn in fortunes (hopefully).

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Andy Carroll auditioning for the Triple Captain chip tonight

            2. Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Feck the hits.

        5. Bennyboy1907
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Took a -12 and went from 260k to 150k + grealish and Martinez 😀

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Cool story

            2. Bennyboy1907
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Thank you sir!

              • GE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Nice

              • HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Funny......you said you took a -8 3 days ago

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Congrats

            3. GE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              1) KDB -> Sterling
              2) KDB -> Gundo this GW and Brewster —> Kane next GW
              3) Something else, suggestions?

              (1FT, 1.4 itb)

              Martinez
              Dias/Cancelo/Coufal
              Salah/KDB*/Bruno/Son/Soucek
              Antonio/Bamford

              Bench: Messlier, Dallas, Targett, Brewster

              1. Bennyboy1907
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Looking at the same moves
                  Kdb to gundo
                  Adams to kane next week for me

              2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Looking forward to a Watkins hat trick tonight

                Of missed chances

              3. DaniCT
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Well well.. My game week comes down to 3 villa players. Imagine saying that at the start of the season.

              4. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Foden chances of playing the central KDB role while he is out for six weeks?

                1. Bennyboy1907
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    90 mins worrying as he started last game too

                  • HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    25% tops
                    Not his natural position

                2. Djemba-Djemba
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  If you are having a bad week just know that I tripled captained salah this past GW

                3. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Who played the KDB role today against Cheltenham and how did Gundogan look when he came on

                  1. Bennyboy1907
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Got an assist and was making good runs in the box, defo coming in for me

                    • g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Foden was the one if you watched the game head shoulders above

                  2. ivantys
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Wilson due a jammy pen.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Yes, with Martinez saving it.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Please this!

                        2. Firminoooo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          I just wet myself.

                    • Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Wil lolly Trashkins do something?

                      1. Bennyboy1907
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          You jus be quiet

                        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Run around a lot. No extra points for that.

                      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Close cup tie
                        Who wins
                        Me. 10 + Watkins + Konsa
                        Or
                        Him. Grealish + Martinez

                        1. ivantys
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            You'll win as Watkins will make sure Grwalish blanks.

                            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              True

                          • Captain Vantastic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            You easily.

                        2. Scots Gooner
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Go mental Grealish

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            So red card yeh?

                            1. Scots Gooner
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              No, thinking more Overlook hotel mental.

                              Chasing Shelvey with an axe.

                              1. Don Kloppeone
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 5 days ago

                                :crazy: 😆

                        3. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          So anyone now thinking Foden over Gundogan or stick with plan?

                          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            If Foden was nailed he would be a no brainet pick. But doubt is there

                            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              Brainer

                          2. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Still prefer Gundo a little bit tbh. Both are punts at that price point though

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

                            Both.

                            Both playing in the most attacking team at the moment with a title charge on and best fixtures to come.

                        4. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 5 days ago

                          Bennyboy in tears when Trashkins blanks again...

                          1. Don Kloppeone
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Great top post 😆

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              😎

                          2. Bennyboy1907
                              1 month, 5 days ago

                              I don’t even have him lol
                              Got grealish and Martinez