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. gogs67
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This is going well, up 15K to 34K on this game so far!

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Poor you

        1. gogs67
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I said it was going well, dunno where the sarcastic sympathy comes in lol

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Don’t listen he’s just annoyed at his own rank

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Haha oops read it the other way round. Sorry I'm having an absolute stinker of a gameweek.

              1. gogs67
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  No worries, it is brutal when things just aren't falling right, been there plenty of times, just makes it all the sweeter when it turns round as it will!

        2. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ouch...
          H2H opponent on FH has Targett Watkins and Grealish to my Martinez!!!

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Dead team?

            1. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              No he took free hit..

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Get Newcastle down

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Worst team in the league by a mile right now. Bruce needs to return to whoever’s way he was playing before...

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

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

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            0-0 two weeks ago.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              That was old Brucie wasn’t it?

          2. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            What are your thoughts on Bruce's way, though? You should share them

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I give him a) for effort and not just parking a bus b) he’s not very good at anything but parking the bus

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                It ain't going too well for them, I'll give you that. Hard to see where a goal comes from at the minute.
                I'll always love Brucey, myself. A great novelist as much as anything else

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  The Steve Barnes trilogy is a literary treasure.

        5. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          One goal from Grealish now and I will be almost top of my mini league which I always win

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Must be an awful lot of dead teams given the number of times you’ve quit. Or is it a league of 1?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I have multiple top 10k finishes

              1. Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I have multiple 20/30 k finish jnot 10 k honestly ust because I take hits chasing number 1 OR 😀

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Wow nice lol

              2. Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                11k in your minileague?

              3. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Really? And you quit every week! Guess that shows the game is as flukey as believed!

              4. Geriatric Unathletic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yep, I gues x 2 is multiple :).

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            One more return from Grealish and I will be in the 100 point gang

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Epic. I've managed over 100 points even with Chris wood lmao!

        6. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Benitez left Dalian, so timely

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Not going back while the club is with Ashley .... Chelsea bound?

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Race between Newcastle and Chelsea - I guess Klopp is safe for a few weeks anyway

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Klopp is safe forever. Unless Newcastle get sold Benitez ain’t going anywhere near.

            2. Do I Not Like Orange
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Chelsea won't take him, he's finished at the top level. Celtic likely, I think.

        7. Hutchiniho
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fpl is obviously all a reaction to recent events but who’s the better shout for the next 4-6weeks with KDB out

          Maddison
          Grealish
          Or Antonio ?

          1. max99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Jack

        8. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It's unlikely, but if El ghazi doesn't come on, I think my cup tie will be a tie.
          So it comes down to most goals scored and then conceded.
          I played BB and opponent didn't so wonder how that will work?

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Your goals scored will count if any on the bench. His won't...

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Both equal on 2!
              And goals conceded?

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                The same...

        9. TheBiffas
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Fellow Watkins owners deserve this goal. Stood by him since gw5

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Deserve a goal for sticking with a donkey?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                can I minus this?

          • AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Already bought Gundo and Antonio for a hit. Would you do another to get rid of Vardy? And who to get?
            Kane? Werner?

            Front 8:

            Salah Bruno Gundo Soucek Anguissa
            Vardy** Antonio Bamford

            1. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Kane ofc...
              Werner no way...Even watkins better option..

              1. AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Sold Watkins for Antonio.
                So tou think that -8 is not a big thing or should I wait a week? Kane vs Pool is not very promising fixture. Could end 0-0 easily.

            2. ivantys
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I'm going for Ings or Cavani

                1. AzzaroMax99
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Not sure if Cavani is nailed.

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Won't do a hit for Kane vs Liverpool though. I think you're better off playing a defender.

                      1. AzzaroMax99
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Yep. Will go probably 4-4-2 with Dallas as 4th def.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Newcastle, fighting to get relegated.

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Can't see any fight there...

              • JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Love when people who get 2 top 70k finishes in 7 seasons refer to it as ‘multiple top 10k finishes’. You know who I’m talking about...

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  The people with multiple top 10k finishes are losers anyway.

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Lol

                3. Camino Aleatorio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  70k is pretty good

                4. Black Knights
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yeah if you’ve got 2 and you refer to it as ‘multiple’, you’re stretching it as far as possible.

                  Still accurate I suppose.

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    He's just mad because he doesn't have multiple top 10k finishes

                    1. Black Knights
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      I spy a 2443, which is pretty good.

                    2. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Top 2.5k in my first full year.

                5. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I have top 10k finishes. Hardly an achievement

              • ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Grealish has that knack of a brazilian, very composed on the ball, can pass, shoot, take on multiple players and isn't fazed by keeping the ball. Top player.

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  If he’d stay on his feet for five minutes he’d be good. But has to claim most “fouled” as his mini league decider is based on that.

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    It's natural to be most fouled when he not only keeps the ball longer, but also is good at dribbling. Ask Messi how many times he is fouled in La Liga. Give credit where it's due.

              • cnewman7
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                KDB to:

                A) Gundogan (have Foden + Dias from city already)
                B) Barnes
                C) Barnes + Cancelo (removing Coufal -4)

                1. max99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  A

              • diesel001
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Bertrand Traore was playing CL football for Lyon last season. Has moved to a PL club that barely stayed up in the PL in that same season.

                That is the level of PL clubs now. Even the bottom clubs in the PL can only find players good enough for this league if they are buying from non-PL clubs who qualify for the CL.

              • Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                How on earth have Newcastle amassed so many points to date this season!? They are woeful. Real threat to go down...!

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  They were better playing the ball boy way.

                2. ZeBestee
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  It's because there are other teams, who are bad as well in overall but can also have incredibly awful gameweeks

                3. Patio Kev
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  ASM was carrying them earlier in the season before he got injured.

                  1. ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Lol, ASM can't shoot from 10 yards. He is only good at fifa.

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      In*

                  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    That's right, actually! I actually owned him for a brief period and he netted me a few points...!

              • Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Terrible season from me, I've made some bad decisions so far. I still haven't learned as I made early transfers this week.

                As a KDB owner, should I take another -4 (total would be -8 this week) to get get rid of KDB?

                Was thinking of either going out with a bang by getting Gundo and even captaining him as a bit of a differential.

                So do I:

                1. Hold KDB to not take another hit
                2. Get rid of KDB for Gundo for -4 (-8) and captain him over Bruno!

                My rank is atrocious (875k).

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Depends how good you are when taking hits.

                  I am crap at identifying good players for taking hits for, so don't usually take them. There are some players who are excellent at identifying players to take hits for.

              • Camino Aleatorio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Do Newcastle feel like they are playing football? At least in their own minds?

              • Pépé Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Soucek and KdB -> Son + Gundo (-4)

                Yay or Nay

                1. GE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yay

                2. Dirty Harry
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I'd say worthy for sure.

                3. Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Nice

                4. sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Or just Kdb to gundo this week and Son for free the next?

              • GE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Play every week:

                1) Gundogan and Kane
                2) Sterling and Dallas/Soucek/Targett

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  3) Newcastle

                  1. GE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Haha

                2. Dirty Harry
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sterling meh. Rather lick the bottom of my old boot every week

                3. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  1

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Traore a better bet than Grealish?

                1. Pukkipartyy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yes like El ghazi. Lol no hes not.

              • Patio Kev
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Callum Wilson is owned by 20% of all teams including mine.

                He really needs to go right ?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yup

                2. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Gone for me and won't mind taking a hit to do so either...

              • -GK22-
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Best vardy replacement. Already have Bamford and antonio

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Kane

                2. Dirty Harry
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Kane?

              • spamking
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  What should I do about Bench Boost if I don't have a wildcard or free hit left?

                  Will there be teams that double in gw 25 and not blank in gw 29?

                  I currently have 2x West Ham, JohnStones + 1 on my bench burning a hole in my budget.

                • Sir Alex Telles.
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Is not getting Sterling as a direct swap for KDB over thinking it?

                  1. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Getting Sterling would be overthinking. Gundo the obvious choice. Thats not to say Sterling is a bad option, Im tempted by him too

                • spamking
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Who scores more points in the next 4 gws

                    A. Kane
                    B. Son
                    C. Grealish

                    1. Pépé Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      A/B

                  • Pépé Pig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Bench one:

                    A) Soucek (cry)
                    B) Dallas (new)
                    C) Coufal (cry)

                  • Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Anyone tempted by Captain Bamford or Antonio this week? Have a feeling they will outscore Bruno

                  • Esalman
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Needed 40 from Grealish Watkins Martinez to hit triple figures. Got 19 in first half. Will it happen?

                  • Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Hows Grealish looking tonight?

                    1. Pépé Pig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Creative but not really getting shots (only watched second half of first half) Bear in mind Newcastle are awful tho

                    2. Bennerman
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Maybe a touch quieter than usual but still playing well. Obviously an assist in the bag. One assisted goal offside too