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

    Why was Grealish off the pitch wtf

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

      ?

  2. Bennyboy1907
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How many saves is Martinez on

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If only you had the internet

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

        60

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

      In b4 Grealish yellow

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

        ? Did he get booked.

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

          No but Im predicting it

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

        Doesn't look like a game he would get a yellow in

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

          Every game he's in looks like a game he would get a yellow in.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      What more likely to happen in the next 3?
      A) Gundogan 2 goals
      B) Cancelo 3 cleanies and 1 assist

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        B

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cancelo got his annual assist today, so A.

      3. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A

    • Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      How is grealish looking tonight lads

      1. Tabasco
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Good, like Villa as a whole

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Barkley ever get his stupid mug up once and get Grealish in.

    • spamking
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Who scores more points in the next 4 gameweeks?

        A. Kane
        B. Son
        C. Grealish

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Tough one

        2. GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A

      • Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No better way to kick someone out of your team especially after a triple captain 12 points see ya later Jamie welcome Ollie I’ve wanted him for a while but had double up keepers with Grealish but Pope’s changed all that, I honestly think he’s best keeper in league and definitely Number 1 for England. This season for me was not taken as seriously than the other seasons because of all the shite going on. Although I’ve started to get use to it and it’s probably going to be like the way it now for quite some time and possibly maybe a break.
        To me the winner this year will be the same as Liverpool winning premier league last season. The first season with Var! It doesn’t do then justice especially after the previous season.

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Winning this season is especially didiicult.

          1. Dain Bramage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Big fingers like me I see

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              😀 lol

      • Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Martinez
        Konsa Holding Stones
        Salah Son Bruno Foden
        Kane Antonio Bamford

        Steele Soucek Mitchell Kilman

        Soucek to gundo and bench Bamford?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Don't bench Bamford against this lot.

        2. HM2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I wouldn’t be benching bamford vs newcastle

      • HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Play one:

        a) Soucek
        b) Coufal

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        KDB -> Gundogan now or wait?
        (before price drop and rise)

        1. HM2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          You aren’t gaining a whole lot from waiting imo, given that City have already played.

        2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wait

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I think my ML leader has made a rookie error. He’s doing well this season tbh (OR 30k) but he’s wildcarded and thought he can use BB too. Only reason why he could have such a strong bench with Martinez Watkins Justin Shaw. That’s 35 points and counting...
        good for me though.

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          It's the year of the casual...

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        If Wilson played for Villa he'd have double the goals Watkins has.
        And to think Wilson rejected Villa for Newcastle

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I want a Villa pen!

        1. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          As a Wilson owner I want a Newcastle pen so let’s do a deal ?

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            😆

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        How an earth did KDB not drop last night? Let alone Gundogan not rising!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Doesn't the red flag impact a drop, though!?

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Villa players defo worth sticking with on the basis of last 2 games.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Good side, tbh. It wasn't so long ago that they were an awful team to watch. Very attractive side to watch these days.

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

          Yes. Exciting team to watch.
          Plus a few double game weeks to come for them.

        3. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yea I was even considering adding a 3rd Villa. Grealish and Martinez will do tho I think.

        4. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I was getting in Targett next week now he hauls we know what’s happens

      • Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Just realized that Wilson was playing today.

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Pity he hasn't

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Apologies but when do the yellow cards reset, worried about Grealish!?

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          After 19 games...

      • Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        when do the 4 yellow cards of grealish zero?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          This

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

          He needs to survive two more games I think

        3. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          After he's played 19 games...

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          When AVL have played 19 games, think tonight the 17th?

      • HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cancelo has scored 4 goals in his last 6 years of club football.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          4 goals in 23 games for Portugal seems good to me for a right back. Wonder how many assists he has

      • GoonerSteve
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        KDB to Grealish seems the obvious move.

        I've already got Son, Fernandes and Salah.

        Had Grealish earlier in the season and always planned to get back. I think he's a season keeper.

        Or should I be looking at something else? I've got ESR so could also get Madison/Gundogan or upgrade Davis to a decent forward.

        Worth the hit?

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          The question mark over him is a yellow card. This is only his 17th game, so a yellow tonight, or in next two games, is a ban.
          That for me would be the only reason to hold off for now

          1. GoonerSteve
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Good point. I think I'll wait till the game is over then, to be safe.

            What are your thoughts on Gundogan?

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Mings doing his best to set fire to another CS...

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Villa owners so jammy to even get this game now players are hauling as well absolutely revolting luck

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Villa have been great all season though, Pereira was the real jam this week

      • ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        KDB owners who have have Salah & Bruno already.
        Who you looking to switch to?
        I’m thinking Sterling or Rashford.

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

          Gundo or Son

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Gundogan and Brewster to Kane

        3. GoonerSteve
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'm thinking Grealish.

      • Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        What’s your guess on earliest DGW for Leeds? Thinking to do BamBam to Kane next week

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Soton won, no DGW in 23, so probably in 26

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks ... can sell him and no need to get him back so soon then !

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            They play against Newcastle in gw 20, ship him after.

      • Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Naughty Grealish there

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Jack looking for a card?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          looks like it

      • 420king
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        WTF Grealish, sneaky elbow...

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          wants midweek off

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          He’s a dirty cheat, always has been. Horrid individual; needs a stronger manager.

      • onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I was going to suggest the best use for Bruce would be as dog food, but I think my pooch would die on the tasteless, nutrientless slop served up.

      • aborg
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Grealish asking for a yc