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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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  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I think I might still save FT and move Vardy on once I have 2FT. Agree or make a move now?

    1FT 0itb
    Martinez
    Robbo, Dias, Stones, Coufal
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha
    Bamford, Antonio
    (Johnstone) (Soucek, Dallas, Vardy*)

    Maybe something like Vardy, Raphinha, Robbo > Kane, Gundo, anyone (-4) next week...

    Cheers!

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not a bad idea. You've got a good 11 and two decent subs. Might as well use that strong squad since you have it.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks mate!

          After my -12 this week I feel I need to moderate it a bit 😆

          1. BeWater
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I'm playing the same front 6. Planning just to carry Vardy at the moment. He might not be out that long.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                GL mate

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good plan

          Does Justin work for you? Digne in budget?

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Could afford either of them. Prob shortlist of Justin, Digne or Maguire.
            Cheers

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Those are the 3 on my shortlist.

              Our teams could look close to identical in 21 - barring DCL for Kane!! TV not great this season 🙂

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Just checked - you seem to be having a cracking season. Well done mate.

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Haha thanks. It’s gone well last few weeks. I took a very risky -12 on my BB this week but luckily it just about paid off because of Stones!

                  All to play for mate!

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thoughts?

        Robbo > Maguire, Shaw or Justin

        Next week Soucek > Barnes

        1. Halftime
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Looks good

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Probably Maguire

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Nice differential with aerial threat

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          The most expensive fridge in the world.

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Gundogan vs Foden

        Penalties probably swings it right?

        1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          The mustache swings it.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            This

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Foden played least minutes has most goals according to the comments during the game.

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I am now considering Sterling

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Sterling only has 2 blanks when he starts with Foden.

          2. BeWater
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I posted this earlier today...

              Had a look at Foden v Gundogan stats. They are very closely matched. Hardly anything in it over the course of the season but Gundogan has played around 200 minutes more.

              If you look at just the last 4 matches the minutes played is very similar (326 v 289). Gundogan carries a bigger goal threat (xG 1.83 v 1.22). Foden is more creative (xA 0.59 v 0.94). Considering the price difference and penalty factor Gundogan is well worth a punt.

          3. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            7 English in that Villa side

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Thats the hope as I have Wilson only

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Villa setting up to lose?

          4. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Wilson and martinez...

            Pen save from Carroll, wilson on the rebound please.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 19 days ago

                I like my team for next week so probably means it will be terrible. How’s it look?

                Martinez
                Cancelo, Dias, Cresswell
                Sterling, Bruno, Son, Grealish
                Kane, Cavani, Bamford

                Forster, Mitchell, Amartey, fodder

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Embarrassing post fail, my apologies.

                    1. jason_ni
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Lol... but team looks decent!

                      1. Milkman Bruno
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          😆 thanks!

                2. Goat
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Start one:
                  A) Coufal (cry)
                  B) Raphina (new)
                  C) Adams (ARS)

                  Thanks in advance

                  1. BeWater
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Raphinha. I'm starting him too 🙂

                    • Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      B

                    • Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Toss up between A and B. Probably B for his best fixture for a while but it’s close

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Let the "Dean Smith in the stands" memes begin!

                    1. jason_ni
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Not sure it will get the global traction bernie managed..

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Bernie is a Meme Jedi

                  3. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Cancelo -4 or Soucek? For this gw

                    1. RedAlpha10
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Soucek

                    2. HonestBlatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Cancelo will HAUL

                  4. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Grealish has his headband on = haul confirmed

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Wore it so that the hard gel does not come off from diving and hitting his head on the wet pitch.

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      4 hauls and 2 decent scores in 18 games means he's still an occasional guy.

                      6 blanks in the last 8.

                      So he's due!!

                      1. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        5 blanks in 8...unless he blanks tonight.

                        he gets a return every 3rd game so is due a blank tonight.

                  5. aborg
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    If Grealish gets a yc in this game he will make my life easier when swapping out KDB !

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      How?

                    2. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Why’s that?

                        1. aborg
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Because I will have less to worry about who do bring in between Madisson, Grealish or Gundogan. Grealish gets another YC and he misses next match

                    3. nerd_is_the_werd
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Why the f*** is El-Ghazi not playing.
                      Barkley is overrated.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        90% English players are

                      2. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        El Ghazi is better than both dross Barkley and shitty traore

                    4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Come on Ollie. Please do something tonight.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        He is. Running around.

                    5. Bennyboy1907
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Benching headache after BB
                        Play 2:
                        A) Dallas (Newcastle)
                        B) Raphinia (Newcastle)
                        C) Coufal (Crystal palace)
                        D) Chillwell (Wolves)
                        E) Adams (Arsenal)

                        1. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          C and D.

                          Or E.

                          And I also reckon Leeds could win at Newcastle!!

                      • Sid1891
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Vardy to Kane

                        A - 4 this week
                        B wait and ft next week
                        No Spurs coverage

                        Cheers

                      • Parsnips
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Do I move KDB to Son or Gundogan

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Hold?

                          2. Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            This seems to be a hit topic

                        • Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Guess who just missed a chance

                          1. Sid1891
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Wislon?

                          2. Chenku╰☆╮
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Werner

                          3. Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Aaaaaand he scores

                          4. KAALI_DAAL
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Torres?

                            • g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Timing

                          5. _Ninja_
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Watkins goal

                          6. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Watkins G

                          7. ivantys
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Targett A?

                              1. djman102
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Depends on if it was a Chilwell cross or a Bruno cross

                                1. Milkman Bruno
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    😆

                              2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                He finally delivers

                              3. AC/DC AFC
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Goal

                              4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Looks Offside

                              5. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                People doubted Watkins?

                              6. Steve The Spud
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Oh ffs

                                F off watkins and F off villa

                              7. Lindelol
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                First GW without Watkins 😀

                                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  First with Trashkins...happy days

                              8. MessiGOAT
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                Watkins can't score it's offside right?

                                1. Wild Rover
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  He was behind the ball

                              9. KAALI_DAAL
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Grealish involvement?

                                  1. _Ninja_
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    AA

                                  2. La Roja
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Involved in celebrations

                                  3. Ze_Austin
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Celebrations

                                  4. Hooky
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Too busy doing his hair

                                • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Jammy casuals getting Lolly Trashkins points

                                • Fudgy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Chris wood idiot

                                  1. STEP rOVERS
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Hahahaha

                                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Imagine he had taken the pen...

                                • Jealous Viper
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                  Wgta