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. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 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

    Basically comes down to Grealish v/s Wilson now, who wins?

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

      Grealish

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Grealish won't do anything

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

      Grealish not due until midweek.

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

    BBC confirms no VAR check. Apparently randomly applied mow.

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      There was no need for them to check it.

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

        Because Villa at home are allowed to score ofsfside goals? You check everything.

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          No. Because the Newcastle defender played it, which means Watkins literally can't be offside. There's no need to even check if he was behind the ball, which he may well have been anyway.

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

      He was behind the ball. Why would they even check?

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

        Well the one replay they showed wasn’t clear so you would check it to draw lines.

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

          BBC thought he was offside too...or questioned it

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

          And the fact that it hit a Newcastle player?

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

      It hit the Newcastle player so no check required.

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

        That’s irrelevant to when the ball was played.

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

      That's great news for forwards

  3. ivantys
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Get ASM on bruce

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Still doesn't look well to me...

    • Hutchiniho
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dias, Lowton and Sterling/Jesus

      Or

      Dias Cancelo and Antonio

      1. Ekipica
          2 months, 19 days ago

          B

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

          B

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I have no literal idea what I was thinking bringing Wilson in GW’s ago, cannot wait to boot him out for Kane, may even do it for a hit this GW

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

          Easy to say after the deed mate, fixtures were there

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I guess, but even then I should of known better really

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

              And when you didn’t own him earlier in the season he was scuffing in goals and hauling in the last 5 mins of games, infuriating, I didn’t get him by the way but similar to vardy nightmare

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah I think I was lured by the late goals and pens, very annoying in dying mins of games, very similar to the Vardy situation like ya say, and now I’d rather him not score as I have Martinez lol

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

          Exactly the same reason why I got Vardy for Kane. And took a -4

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

          Shift him out

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

          Won't wait for Leeds game?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I see no reason why, he is shocking

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

              I know ! Never get Wilson or wood for me !

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

        First time I have had no goals from any player in a GW. And this was a DGW with 9 of my players featuring twice. Martinez, lets do a Begovic!

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

          Just realised none of my players scored either...... except for the stones brace if we’re counting that

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

            I forgot Stones! Have him too. Hahaha. But that's how your brain works. If none of your mids/ forwards scores you feel nobody has.

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

              Had to look-my only attacker with a goal is Lookman!

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

                Doesn't it feel so good if one of the non regulars scores

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

                I think I literally said, "No Way!" when he did it. Was expecting 4 points max from him this DGW.

      4. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What is the point of Andy Carroll?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          He likes to collect his wages

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Such a broad yet good question

        3. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Liverpool signed him for £37M in 2010, which is the equivalent of £101M in today's money

          https://www.totallymoney.com/content/transfer-index/data/#filters?/options?search=carroll

      5. Drumandbaines123
          2 months, 19 days ago

          If you give Fernandes that ridiculous assist against Fulham then you have to give Targett's.

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

            So United and Villa get dubious decisions all year ... treble up time!

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

          Ml rival owns Justin, Bruno, Targett, Maddison and stones

          He’s having an annoyingly hammy and good week

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

            How long is he out for?

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

              Haha, nice

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Wow, talk about luck

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            At least I own Bruno from that lot

        • Mufc202020
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Is bringing in Watkins for Bamford stupid?

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

            No just bit sideways

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

            Yes. First goal in 9 games, offside, requires an open goal from four yards. I mean Bamford is similar to be honest.

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

            Yes

          4. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Wait for villa dgw

        • ivantys
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Starting to think none of the villa attackers are consistent enough to own.

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

              Watkins is ok as a third cheaper striker in a 4-3-3 / 3-5-2 rotation (together with Soucek)

          • Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Has anyone ever seen Ollie Watkins and Patrick Machines in the same room?

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            So if Grealish walks out of this with yet another 3 pointer (and with Barkley on the pitch) have to ship him right?

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

              Nope

            2. ivantys
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Next 5 fixtures are bad, I would ship him out if no immediate fires needed.

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Nah, had him from the start so still good value. Too many doubles to come for Villa to get rid.

              • F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                hasn't blanked more than 3 games in a row this season.

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

                  So next to cheaper Gundo a complete waste of money...

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

                I wish Grealish was the biggest problem I had in my team

            3. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Watkins offside goal

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Would have been Grealish assist

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

                  Goal villa

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

                    No goal

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

                  Watkins offside

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

                  Ollie is monster but OFFSIDE is stealing HAUL

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

                    Yes indeed

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

                    Lucky the first stood

                5. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Phew

                6. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  If Bamford blanks against this Newcastle he's surely out of my team.

                7. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Ollie's got his confidence back.

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    He had confidence?

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      A long time ago.

                    2. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      He's been pretty unlucky this season tbf

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

                        Bad is not unlucky

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

                  0 reason to not have a cheap attack.

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    I heard Wood is cheap...

                  2. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    H-A-R-O-L-D

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

                    Kane is one good reason. But more importantly I have no where else to spend the money with KDB injured, Salah out of form (and not in my team at present) - think everyone has money burning a hole in their pocket atm.

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

                    Team of the week so far is worth 68.7M I think.

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

                  Gundogan or Cancelo is the 2nd most difficult choice I have to make after the Salah or Auba in gw1 which went bad...

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

                    Get both!

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

                      Dias and Stones already in my team ... 🙁

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

                  What are the benefits of Wildcarding gw25?
                  Bench boosting gw26?
                  Fixture swings?

                  1. Buck The Trent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    In theory

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

                    Most people with WC and BB will probably use them together in 25/26.

                    1. Carlton P
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Thanks a lot. How many teams have doubles in gw26 please?

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

                        Won't really know for sure until after GW 23. That's one reason for the WC/BB combo in 25/26.

                11. Messiah Hazard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Holding Dias Cancelo Justin Mitchell

                  Which defender to bench?

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

                    Mitchell

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

                    Bench Holding or Justin probably Holding

                12. Tsssst
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Pick two, money no object.

                  A. Foden
                  B. Gundogan
                  C. Sterling

                  1. Messiah Hazard
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Sterling Gundogan

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

                    AC for me but Hindi ia popular

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

                      Gundo*

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

                  Cant believe Watkins has 15% ownership! Who are these people?!

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

                    Many Zombie teams

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

                      Many (jammy) zombie teams this week!

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    o/

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

                      Wow. Patience repaid!

                14. Breezyy
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Best striker to bring in that isn’t Kane Watkins or Antonio?

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

                    DCL?

                15. Ady87
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  KDB and Vardy flagged and STILL might dump Wilson for a -8 just because I can.

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

                    But they’re playing Bruce’s way??!?

                16. LloristheHounds
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  A)
                  KDB, Brewster
                  To
                  Gundogan, Antonio - 4hit

                  Or

                  B)
                  KDB, Brewster, McCarthy
                  To
                  Sterling (C), Antonio, button - 8hit

                  ??

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

                  Lads if you have Wilson' leave him for Newcastle don't be ailly

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

                    Silly*