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

    Imagine not owning Watkins

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Imagine having more points without him

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah those 9 games without an open goal from 4 yards while offside!

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Good golly it's Ollie. Beautiful.

  3. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    120 up well batted

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Lofted cover drive for a 6. Nice!

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      What kind of idiot celebrates their 120?

      This post would be decent if it was 50, 100 or 200

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    No VAR today??

    1. jammie26
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Miles onside

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          One replay, off .. no VAR

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hit the Newcastle player so Var didn't bother.

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Behind the ball

      • ivantys
          2 months, 29 days ago

          He was behind the ball not in front.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            He was furthest forward when ball was hit

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 29 days ago

                That guy dribbled forward before crossing.

              • Ron_Swanson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                But he was behind the ball

              • Werder Bremner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Might have been the furthest forward player but still behind the ball itself. So defo onside

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  That’s not possible but OK

                  1. Ron_Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Do you know the offside rule?

                  2. Werder Bremner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Ignoring the keeper it 100% is possible (assuming you knew I wouldn't be including Darlow)

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

            Clearly onside.

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Targett and Watkins!!!!

          Let's gooo!!!

        • MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          WATKIIIiIiIINS GeT In let's go Villa Boys Shut the haters ma maaan 😀

        • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Ollieeee!

        • ivantys
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Targett massive haul this GW

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 29 days ago

                On my radar

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    He is the only villa defender worth getting.

              • tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Darlow ???????

                Forgot he have hands ?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  He have two hands

              • KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Would you bench KDB and play Raphinha or Webster instead, or replace KDB?

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Replace

                • Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Every attacker besides Chris wood monster hauled lol

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Not Bamford...

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        I own both

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

                          Do we have the same team?

                          1. Lindelol
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            no just different names

                    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Vardy

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

                        I have all 3...

                  2. asdf_1
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    i benched targett for bamford.

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      WTF

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

                      thanks

                    3. asdf_1
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Everyone here including me thought it was the better choice.

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

                    Barkley should have scored there

                  4. MessiGOAT
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Imagine being so miserable that you get upset when the unluckiest player finally gets one goal ! Love this game

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      He’s not unluckiy, he’s not very good

                      1. MessiGOAT
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Compared to popular Che Adams/wood/DCL! .. he's better no?

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

                      Unlucky lol, he's trash hence his name Trashkins

                      1. MessiGOAT
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Come on man he really been unlucky plus the trash factor ok 😀

                  5. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    ML rival has target lol I have Martinez FML

                    1. Black Knights
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Yeah I was winning my mini league by 3 points. He has targett and Watkins.

                  6. djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    That Targett assist gives me the ton...and Targett single-handedly saves my BB!

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Updated

                  7. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    ARE YOU FECKIG KIDDING ME. ASSIST GIVEN! WHERE ARE MY CHILWELL ASSIST!

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      More ridiculous

                  8. PP6
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Targett first on my damn bench

                  9. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Targett the GOAT!

                  10. Hutchiniho
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    A. Antonio
                    or
                    B. Grealish

                  11. jason_ni
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 29 days ago

                    Commentators saying var didn't look ( was close if he was behind the ball, maybe on)
                    Because schar made a play for the ball.

                    This rule about defenders playing the ball, meaning the off side prior doesn't matter seems crazy to me.

                    If the offside player is not there in the position to get the advantage, the defender doesn't have to play the ball or potentially make the mistake, surely if he is offside on the cross, regardless of it touches the defender, I think it should still be classed as offside.

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Absurd

                      1. jason_ni
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        My take on it, or the rule itself?

                    2. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Agree totally. Whichever bright individual that passed this rule needs to change it back, ASAP.

                      • Hutchiniho
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Agree. The defender will always feel they have to play the ball if a striker is near them.
                        Huge gamble to duck out, not touch it so to get the offside.
                        Both those occasions recently I’m sure the ‘offside’ striker influences the defenders decision to play

                    3. Inazuma X1
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      I am in such a close Cup tie - close to 2 points!!

                      I have Martinez + Grealish + 7 points left = Possibly 6 + 3 + 7 = 16 points
                      Opponent has Targett + Wilson = 12 + 2 = 14 points

                    4. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      Targett gets goes off injured V City so gets a clean sheet, Targett starts the next game, puts in a crap cross that is massively deflected and gets an assist....... Any lucky involved in this game?

                    5. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      I hate double game weeks

                      1. Mr. O'Connell
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        I like the idea of them. Hate the reality of them.

                      2. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Dude, stfu already, you had a good score and you still keep on whining.

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

                          What score did he manage?

                    6. PP6
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 29 days ago

                      So now Watkins and Wilson vs Martinez and I was leading by 6 even with his TC 🙁

                      If it stays like this am I out?

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

                        In the cup?

                        1. PP6
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          Yes

                      2. Ejaaz11
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        well assuming watkins bags a 9 pointer, wilson gets 2 then you should be through with a martinez cleanie...

                    7. Milkman Bruno
                        2 months, 29 days ago

                        Planning for Villa future doubles, would you get in Watkins to go with Grealish or Targett to go with Martinez ?

                        1. Ron_Swanson
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          A

                          1. Milkman Bruno
                              2 months, 29 days ago

                              Ta

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

                            Nah

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

                            Watkins and Martinez

                          4. MessiGOAT
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 29 days ago

                            Watkins + Grealesh = essential ;D
                            Even if they not scoring any lol

                        2. diesel001
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          Targett saving Lateriser's GW.

                        3. The Train Driver
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          FA cup games today, no VAR being used...

                        4. Lindelol
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          8k drop already - any chance Wilson scores tonight?

                        5. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 29 days ago

                          I really hate villa defence