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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ramsey on for Grealish.

  2. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Grealish subbed and avoids his suspension

  3. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Toon so useless they can't even make Martinez get a save point.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He made one save in the 4th minute ....

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        3 saves are needed for a save point.

  4. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Watkins in BAPs meaning, it's a tie in my cup tie. He would win on goals scored. Get a yellow Watkins come on!

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

      Its tight, he could drop out of bonus

      Best of luck

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah. Thanks!
        If he gets one, I'm fine. Anything more would mean it's over.

  5. ivantys
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No Grealish time goal.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Grealish looks devastated 😆

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

        No matter what managers say to defend their player, what a shite attitude that is!

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Such a whiney little btch.

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I love to see it from my FPL players. Wish he'd been so goal-hungry when he was handing over penalties!

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

          He hasn't got the balls for pens.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        More time to go and drive into some parked cars

    • MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Damn, out of cup on goals scored 🙁

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

        Right there with you.

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

          Wait nevermind I'm just out of the cup

    • Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Targett equals with Diss in points if finished 2-0

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Could be the last time we see Grealish in a villa shirt ? Looked absolutely fuming with Dean Smith's ridiculous antics

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

        I thought you quit FPL?

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He quits on a weekly basis.

      2. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Talksport-level shy te?

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yawn

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Should have sold him after lockdown and drunk smashing into parked cars and doing a runner ... let alone the cheating he does ON the pitch

      5. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This was a missed opportunity for a "HEATED" headline.

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins down to 1 BAP. I'm winning again. This cup tie is going right down to the wire!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Down to?? When did he suddenly get in them? For playing for Newcastle?!

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          ?

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          The goal. Idk. He's back to 2 now! Headign out of the cup as it stands!

          1. milanista10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He is back on 1 now. Good luck 😀

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yeah! Hope he stays there! Thanks! 😀

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        AVL defenders will all pick up an extra point for the CS. Does that help?

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Aren't all BAPs added? More will be added after the FT?

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wow Newcastle are quite bad.

    • Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I could have captained nine of my other XI for more points than Salah. Other one matched him. Oh well.

    • Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Vardy to

      A) kane (have son)
      B) watkins
      C) dcl
      D) ings
      E) cavani (have bruno)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        E

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jamie Carragher really is a glass half full kind of guy

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Empty* 😀

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

          Well its one of those 🙂

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            🙂

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I posed the question earlier, what was the point in Andy Carroll?

      Now I ask, what is the point of Newcastle United?

      10 without a win. 1 goal in last 7 games.

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        And who scored that goal..

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not sure what you want people to reply to this. They're a team playing in the EPL. The point is for them to try and get points to stay in the league. Yes, they have been bad.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If you play with Carroll you have to play into Him in the air. Nobody has told Newcastle players.

    • Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Need 2 Watkins baps.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Doesn’t deserve any unless its playing for the Newcastle back five

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Need him to drop to 1 to win my cup tie!

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Eek, sorry mate, every man for himself haha

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Well, he's on 1 right now. Let's hope he stays there! 😛

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      117 with Salah(C) & no chips played, hope it kickstarts my season!

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Any hits? On the same score but with hits.

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Did Bamford & Dallas to Antonio & Coufal (-4)

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Very nice, 107 with Salah(C) and no chips

      3. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        127 no chips, (K)DB

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Insane score given the captain fail!

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Cheers mate! Hope you had a good GW too 🙂

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins on 2 bonus is a disgrace

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Stayed on pitch points

      2. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Decisive goal, lots of recoveries, good ball retention, what's not to like

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He kept passing to Newcastle players

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

        Delete team

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Shame we have to wait all the way until GW25 before one of the big hitters face this useless Newcastle team

      1. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        WC in gw25 already looks good haha

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Indeed

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Could have a competent manager by then

      3. Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Mighty Rafa will be in charge by then.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Only if Ashley sells

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      117 pts with no chips played. I’ll take that.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nice one, played no chips over the last 2 weeks and scored 48 and 114 🙂

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nice mate, lots on here similar

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

        What would happen if you didn’t take it?

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sus remark

    • JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins sneaked 2 bonus here

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yessss

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

          back down

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Hmm

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        1

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Newcastle out with a whimper again. Never looked like scoring.

    • WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins on 1 bonus as the FT whitle blows. Hope he stays there or drops down.

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        2

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Max 1 bap.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes, I like that!

    • ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Massive benching headache for next week, want to play all my players given opponents, except Johnstone.

      Martinez (Johnstone)
      Bailly, Coufal, Cancelo, Dallas, Zouma
      Salah, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandes, Soucek
      Bamford, Watkins, Antonio

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Bench Soucek. Bailly and Zouma unlikely to start anyway

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        My front 8

        Salah, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandes, Son
        Bamford, Antonio, Kane.

    • Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Targett the Hero. Very productive. Top value for such price.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sold him for Stones! Wish I’d have somehow had both

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Marinez and targett take my tally upto 138 - 4 absolutely buzzing 🙂

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Martinez*

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

        Updated

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bruce surely close to the sack?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        With Ashley in charge they have no options. Who would go there?

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      116(-8) all out. No chips played. Successful DGW.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I got 148 -12 with BB used and I’m not even happy with that

      2. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        102 with no chips played and a -4 and vardy captain looks great, sadly left saka on bench for bamford & dias vc

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Do we all need to post over 100 scores? Asking for a friend.

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Only if you have one

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            But what if I’m not an ass?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Sorry, “they’re”

            2. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Sounds like your just a grumpy old fart