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

    Think that's the 3rd offside goal now that had to deal with as Watkins owner..

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Brucie’s Way Newcastle are so bad I reckon Liverpool could score against them.

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

        Don’t get carried away...

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Finally a Grealish return... Need another!

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Traore g Grealish a

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

    Traoré G

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

    Villa goal

  6. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Grealish assist!

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Brilliant

  8. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Traore G
    Grealish A

  9. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Watkins and Grealesh take me to the 100 pointercl club 😀 😀

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

      Me also!

    2. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Congrats, and welcome aboard! Targett brought me in a few minutes ago.

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Target is great! Flying under the radar too

    3. Im New Here
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I'm on 99 and it's not going up further

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Haha

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Grealishhhhhhhhhh!

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

      Grealish assist yay

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Why did he take the place of...

    7. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Grealish Watkins and Martinez going well.

    8. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Traore for the double

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        AVL look great but NEW are really rubbish

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

        Newcastle are a shockingly bad team, Bruce is getting sacked in the morning

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

        Super super jack super super jack

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

          Bore off

      • Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Mighty Rafa's phone is ringing.

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Andy Carroll played them all onside then big man ducked out of the way!!

      • Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Bruce to be sacked after tonight?

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

            I don’t reckon so

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Benitez left China

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

              Came back I heard...

        • Avery
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Watkins has only ever scored when Barkley is on the pitch. More to come..

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Grealish without El Ghazi is essential.

        • Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Newcastle are woeful. All in on Leeds. Dallas starts ahead of Wilson in my team.

          1. djman102
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Bamford(c)?

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Maybe, on Bruno right now

        • ivantys
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Targett's BPS already more than Watkins' lol, how bad is Watkins.

          • Slurpy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            why do I own El Ghazi ffs

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

            Only got Martinez here. Only hope of anything decent is conceding a pen and saving it because he’s def not being tested by NEW!

          • Africa United
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I know it's off the subject and it's the last time I'll bring it up ..... But
            We going to ignore the fact that 5 weeks ago the curse of Salah was REAL and he really blanked the 5 games as the Zambian witch said ??? Scary stuff anyways lol

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

              This was beaten to death on Thursday night mate 😆

              1. Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Haha I thought so yea it's very very weird really not joking 😀

          • CloudSky
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Rafa standing by the phone.

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Grealish breaks the pattern!

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Was hard to maintain it with all those random games getting cancelled.

              • Werder Bremner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Does he though?

                mun - return
                EVE - blank as postponed 😉
                mci - blank
                NEW - return

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

              Grealish one more contribution and Martinez CS would be lovely!