Dugout Discussion

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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Oh FFS ML rival has Konsa!!!!

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Targett 3
    Konsa 2
    Watkins 1

    According to FFS. Think that makes me 108 (-8) = 100. Sure many are far better but happy to make 3 digits.

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who to bench from my front 8?

    Salah, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandes, Son
    Bamford, Antonio, Kane.

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Bamford

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Has to Bamford, Leeds look crap!

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Probably Grealish but it's a tough one. Antonio gets the nod over Grealish because of 2 goals in 2.

    4. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Antonio

    5. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This is why I may keep KDB on the bench then move next week. Benching good players if I move to Gundo or Son,

  4. Thewonderfulgame
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Can someone explain to me how the
    'goal that wins the match'
    Bonus points are done

    In the scenario of the villa match, is Watkins going to be owed another 3 bps?

  5. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    87 (-4) and a 70k red arrow. Bad week. Missed the boat, hoping holding onto chips will help later on in the season.

  6. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Thought about triple City defence but COVID postponements put me off.
    A game cancelled with 3 defenders from the same side only leaves you with 2 starters at the back.
    Is it worth the risk?
    Think I’ll just stick with the double.

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah I’ll be sticking with the double. Not like there aren’t plenty of other good defensive options atm!

  7. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    128 -8 here.
    1.3m >> 790k

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Solid, got all your chips left?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        WC and TC left.

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Nice, smart not to prematurely bust the TC this week 😉

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      V similar score to me mate. BB or saved it?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        BB

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Same. The bench itself didn’t do well (Johnstone + 3x Leeds) or Cap (Salah) but luckily the rest mostly came through!

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Johnstone,Coufal,Dallas,Bamford on my BB.
            Glad I used it. Can concentrate on having a strong first 11 now and probably load up my bench with gw 29 players .

  8. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    126 -4 with salah captain feel can push on

    Captain choice
    A) bruno
    B) rashford (wee gamble before sell)

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A, wouldn't overthink it

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Never B, blimey

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Looks like many managed to save the BB and avoid hits but I took a gamble on a -12 and a BB and it worked out.

    129 (-12) and up from 121k to 58k OR.

    Cue everyone saying they got more without any chips/ hits but you can’t take my joy for now 😀

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Superb stuff! 🙂

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate. Nice to have a decent run for a bit!

        Annoying the BB chip is gone now but less of a headache later!

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Great score but wasn’t a great bb for you.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Perhaps not the best BB but half these people quoting amazing bench scores probably had their Leeds players in their starting XI.

        If I had benched Coufal and started Dallas for the “optics” it would’ve made my boost look better

        Anyway. I’m happy with the rank increase and not having the BB headache later in the season!

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Hey losers.
    Will Watkins get a match winning bonus?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bugger. Thanks.

  11. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Bench Boost a wasted chip.
    Johnstone 2pts (took a hit to swap out Button)
    Zouma 0pts
    Dallas 2pts
    Bamford 2pts

    So a total 2pts extra.

  12. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    113 points, top 50k ....going nicely given what an absolute disaster the first 5 weeks of the season was.

    Onwards!

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well played mate

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Only the first 5?! Mine was like the first 12 lol!

      Have worked from 3.2m to under 800k now, god it’s been a slog

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I didn’t have a single goal from any of my forwards in the first 5 weeks!

  13. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    No chips 109 and through in the cup by 3 points and he TCd feels great

  14. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Watkins out of bonus! 😀

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Lovely

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      We are still enjoying his goal tonight, one more goal than you received 😉

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I'm happy for you mate! Just happy that I win my cup tie because of that.

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          More than fair enough!

          Well played mate 😎

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice! Rival has him

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice.

    5. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Imagine being sad enough to celebrate that lol

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Every little helps 🙂

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Celebrating me winning my cup tie! If Watkins had got 2, I would've lost! So, yeah him losing bonus was great for me!

        1. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          fair enough if its a cup tie

  15. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Maddison or Gundo?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Gundo

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Gundo

  16. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Play 1

    Wilson (currently but not sure now)
    Smith-Rowe
    Soucek

  17. jammie26
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Finished on 126, that'll do i suppose.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Good effort.

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      125 (-8). Should be pleased, but meheee. Antonio did ok, the rest of my team can join the circus.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah not a bad score I suppose.