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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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Grealish could’ve easily got a yellow there for the elbow on Shelvey

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

      Ban him after the game then...

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not allowed to book Jack. New rules.

    3. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've seen three yellow card challenges in last two games from him!
      New golden balls

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Jack doesn't take Cards he's VIP 😀

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

    If that goes to VAR, Jack could be in trouble

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No VAR for Villa

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

      Overprotected English brat. They didn't even bother showing the replay, let alone go to VAR.

      1. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        English Brat me no likey

  3. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    i have KDB and vardy.

    please pick 2 of this lot for replace:

    grealish, gundugan, son

    kane, DCL, ings, watkins

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gundo
      Kane

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

      Gundo and Watkins

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        watckins over ings or DCL?

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Grealish and Grealish

    4. AD2110
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane Grealish

    5. Dain Bramage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have 4 seriously looking at Gundugan especially after KDB injury surely he will play. DCL had but they need a fit team and Son has always been a headache for me. Kane is a better pick I believe With Ings

  4. Bennyboy1907
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Any reason not to make the KDB>>>Gundo transfer tonight?
      Teams have played covid cases dropping and seems nailed to start.
      Double price change tonight

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Did it last night. KDB Raphinha to Son Gundo.

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Salah and Kevin. To. Foden and Maddison -4

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hope Ashley barns boots Grealish up in the air

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If he's in booting range, booting shall get. It's the vast majority of the Barnes game

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Another assault like on Thiago would be nice

      3. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think he's the player I dislike most in the Prem.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Grealish ? 🙂

    • SH1M1
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Time to target teams playing Newcastle

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It’s been time for a long while now.

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Leeds, Newcastle, WBA and Wolves

      3. Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I saved my BB and TC this week and only dropped from 25,871 to 26,106 so far. I’ll take that.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Very good. I saved both too and went up from 180 to 150

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’m up 140k using nothing too. Feeling confident for the rest of the season.

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Saved both chips too and on 117 and counting!

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Saved mine, but dropped from 100k to around 400k. Consolation was my bench only scored 7 and my captain only got 4.

        5. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’m up to 3.9m.... oh wait I’m doing this humble brag thing wrong aren’t I?

        6. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Didn't use a chip either and currently had a 267K green arrow up to 183K OR (as long as nothing changes with this Villa game)

          127 points this week

      4. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Need Grealish to be subbed.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          What would happen if you didn’t take it?

      5. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        What sort of position did Gundo slot into when he came on tonight?

        Worried he may sit a bit deeper with KDB out

        Debating him or Son in for KDB

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Be just as effective without KDB imo

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Get both.

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I probably will end up with both.

            Which one to bring in first?

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Set up jesus for his goal.

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No he didn’t

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Irrelevant to be honest, they just chucked on some first team players

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thought this may have been the case

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

        Matt Targett transferred himself out of his FPL team for this GW.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Oops

      7. ivantys
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Caroll's such a waste of space

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Tell us something new. It’s a miracle he’s fit.

          2. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He's working back to fitness and is a monster weapon in the air, in mitigation.

            Not a Newcastle fan

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              He is crap.

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                In your opinion. At least say that

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He’s good in the air which is why Newcastle cross at hip height

            1. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              That's as high as Fraser can hit it.

          4. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Such an overrated player.

            But imagine how much money he has made in his career by being crap.

        • FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Comeon Newcastle score 1 goal somehow

        • AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Too much to ask for Watkins’s 2nd goal?

          1. Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Absolutely not.

          2. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He's wasting goals for the fun of it

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            If all 11 Newcastle players run out of the way again

        • Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          On the plus side at least Wilson has kept pace with Vardy and Martial this game week and outscored Bamford.

          Imagine being so bad at this game that you have a frontline like that.

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

          Looks like Newcastle might actually go for it in the last 15 minutes. Hopefully Jack can get something on the counter.

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Hopefully Martinez can sneak in 2 saves for an extra save point and 2 baps

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Martinez and Grealish consistently chipping in with 10/15 pts each week is so nice. Season keepers

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish hasn’t scored in weeks ...

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Oh hang on he did get a jammy assist against United never mind. Traore has outscored him week on week mind ..

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                ? He has 105 pts this season in 17 games. For 7.0 start price that’s unreal value

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Haters gonna hate -- I'd rather they stay away from him and buy the likes of El Ghazi and Raphinha instead.

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

                    Pro tip. Get players that actually starts.

                    1. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Well yeah, it was clear Barkley was coming back and it would help Grealish once he did. But a couple of weeks ago, Grealish owners were being mocked for sticking with the guy who had not scored as many points recently.

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

                U clearly try to convince ur self that Traore is better pick than Grealish. Just get it done and regret it later.

            2. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              6 today, 7 before the City game. Martinez always adding 6-11 every time he gets a clean sheet too

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Salah was my lowest scoring midfielder, guess who I captained!?

          Grealish and Martinez nowhere near the BAPS despite having an assist and clean sheet!?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Martinez has had nothing to do ; Grealish has done nothing outside the assist ...

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          HOLDDD VILLA

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This

        • LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Kane to rise tonight?

          fplstatistics suggests he won’t, while FFF suggests he will.
          Which is more accurate..?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Shouldn't do

          2. Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            His missus will be able to help out there.

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              She's bang av so maybe not 😉

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Charming and classy

        • shearer9
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          KDB to Grealish or Gundogan?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish 1 YC away from ban

            1. shearer9
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Isn't the slate wiped clean after this game week?

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                No 19 games apparently, villa only on 17

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

            Both

            1. shearer9
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Can't this week. Need to pick one. Can sell Soucek for the other one next week.

        • ivantys
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Villa determined to make ASM go back to the treatment room.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Most fouled player in the league. Actual fouls not Grealish falling over.

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Did Grealish offend you or something?

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  He does actually. A genuinely horrible human being.

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Villa jam ending my season... Massive red arrows taking me out of top 500k... Season ending...

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              You’re in the top 500k?!?!?

            2. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Isn't there ever a good FPL week for you dude? You seem to mourning everyday.

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Sounds like your season was over long ago with that rank!

            4. Bennyboy1907
                1 month, 6 days ago

                You really do talk too much for someone who’s so bad at this game

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

              come on Martinez - need a BAP or 2 saves for my century

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

              I never have faith in the Bonus points system. Watkins very low on bp’s despite not missing any big chances and creating two big chances as well as scoring a goal. I’ve seen strikers with higher bp’s with less involvement. (Even pass completion etc before anyone says it)

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Every other touch he’s had went to a Newcastle player

              2. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I seem to recall a game last season where Ings got 1 assist, went off on 40 minutes and managed 2 baps, hilarious as an owner

              3. Sir Alex Telles.
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Kane gets 40 baps guaranteed for scoring a dodgy pen and doing nothing all game. Bumford misses multiple sitter whenever I watch him but always ends up on 30 baps minimum if he scores one goal. The BAPS system favours the players in the teams of the people controlling the system. I've also seen lowly owned players losing 5-7 BAPS at the end of the game for doing absolutely nothing.

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

                  Thanks guys, I’m not a moaner, I’m genuinely raising this because I’m not sure of the integrity of the system and people behind it. Watkins goal (24), atleast 1 big chance created (Barkley) arguably two (3). Playing 60+ mins (6). Scoring winning goal (3) succeful dribbles are +1 and being tackled is -1. 36/39 minimum +/- the dribble/passing/recovery and tackled stats whatever they are. Yet he’s on 29. Maybe I’m wrong I don’t know but doesn’t quite add up to me. I’ve done this a few times with opta numbers as well, sometimes very questionable

              4. fusen
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                The FPL website used to show all of the stats publicly that made up the BPS score, so you can see the entire breakdown if where players were making their BPS

                They hid the stats 2 seasons which is a bad outcome IMO as it makes the bonus seem so much more random

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

              Need Targett goal to save my season..

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                He's already outscored nearly everyone in the game

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

                  need some more points to make up for zouma blank...

              2. TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Already had a dodgy assist, don't be greedy

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

                  also have chilly and he didn't get one so it evens out...

                  1. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Haha fair enough

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Not to mention a clean sheet in a game his team conceeded two!

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

                    😛

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

                I think he's doing more than enough for you Chucky 😆

              4. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I'm happy with his dodgy assist and being subbed last game to bank the cleanie

            8. TNB
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Best KdB replacement, Sterling or Gundogan?

                I have Son in my team so Kane isn't a priority right now. I know a few want to go cheap in mid to upgrade to Kane in attack.

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Gundo, save the cash (on pens too)

              • WE GO FOR IT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                If Villa's CS stays, my green arrow ill turn into a red (a small 4k red) but I win my cup tie (provided Grealish and Watkins don't get in the bonus). If the CS is wiped, I'll get a green arrow but Grealish/Watkins should get into the bonus meaning I lose my cup tie. I don't know what to hope for in the final 10 mins.

                1. TimoTime
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I don't think you'll lose too much sleep either way

                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I won't. But I hope I get one win at least.

              • GE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Targett first on Bench 🙁

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Ouch

              • Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Win cup tie, for a romantic like me.
                Loads of time to make up those points later

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Well done me.
                  Reply was to cup tie quandary guy

                2. WE GO FOR IT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Yeah, I guess that is the better. And it;s not like I'm dropping a lot. 4k drop at 280k is more like a grey arrow.

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Grey arrow - that could be the next buzzword round here, nice.
                    That drop is p yss in the ocean, no prob

                    1. WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Haha. Yeah!

              • pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Time for a Targett substitution followed by a goal from Shelvey

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Highly likely with how lucky his owners have been this DGW

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A goal from Shelvey and the universe might end