Dugout Discussion

Grealish and Martínez backed heavily for Villa’s trip to Brighton

Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and Emiliano Martínez (£5.2m) are the main focus of Aston Villa’s visit to Brighton.

The mid-priced midfielder is owned by 39.7% of teams going into Double Gameweek 24 and might be back on the left-hand side of the front-three again, based on Villa’s most recent team-sheet.

Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) starts on the other side of what appears to be a front-three, which also contains the 22.4%-owned Ollie Watkins (£6.4m), who has four goals in his last five Premier League matches.

Ross Barkley (£5.9m) also features in midfield, which keeps Anwar El Ghazi (£5.4m) on the Villa bench.

Unsurprisingly, Dean Smith goes with the usual back-five, which contains Martínez, Matt Targett (£4.8m), Tyrone Mings (£5.4m), Ezri Konsa (£4.6m) and Matty Cash (£5.0m).

As ever, Brighton’s shape is difficult to predict with confidence but Dan Burn (£4.2m), Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) and Ben White (£4.4m) feature, potentially as a back-three.

Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) is out-of-position in the front-two with Neal Maupay (£6.1m), supported by Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) in the number 10 role.

Double Gameweek 24 line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sánchez; Burn, Dunk, White; Alzate, Bissouma, Groß, Veltman; Mac Allister; Trossard, Maupay.

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz, Barkley; Grealish, Watkins, B Traoré.

Double Gameweek 24 so far…

Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) was at the heart of Manchester City’s win over Spurs on Saturday afternoon.

He racked up two goals and one assist in a man-of-the-match performance, helping him to maximum bonus in the process.

The German international remains the Premier League’s top goal-scorer since the start of December, when he started taking up a more advanced role.

Of particularly note today, was the fact that he is increasingly finding those pockets of space in matches which also feature Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) as a centre-forward.

However, Fantasy managers may be keeping an eye on Pep Guardiola’s next press conference after Gündogan was forced off with a groin complaint in the second half.

And it is worth noting that, even though he won Manchester City’s first-half penalty, Rodri (£5.3m) was handed responsibility for the spot-kick following Gündogan’s miss at Anfield.

Ederson (£6.1m) added his 14th clean sheet of the season while also earning an assist for Gündogan’s second goal.

But Ruben Dias (£6.1m) was unable to capitalise on the shut-out as he was left on the bench following his midweek illness.

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1,195 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    73 with 14 to go. 150 pointer incoming

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      14 to go... how many Everton players?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Richarlison. Using WC next week so went for the punt

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      How many times have you posted this? Well done!

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Twice. Just been a while since I’ve had a half decent week. Sorry I won’t post it again

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          3 occasions in no time actually.

    3. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Pathetic childish attention seeker feeling the need to repeatedly post your score. Grow up.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Calm down man 😉

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Totally calm thanks. This is plain pathetic

          1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Then why waste your time getting annoyed? Just ignore it.

            1. Slouch87
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 16 days ago

              Not annoyed. Just stating plain fact.

  2. Life_Ban
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Mee and Gundogan down...who next to hit the dust?

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      The update on Mee sounds positive for the Fulham game though.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        What about Gündo? Just missed his injury. Kind of hope he gets a rest as I went Pope captain :// lol

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gudongan just needs to rest his extremely large balls.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        probably needs a sports massage too

  3. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Triffic

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Well good.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Proper job

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Smashing

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling benched against Everton?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I think he starts

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I hope so.

    3. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It’s a big game I think he plays

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      As Gundo may miss and KDB/Kun not ready yet, Pep need Sterling and Foden still.

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Groin injury for Gundo?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah. If we’re speculating, he’s out for the season.

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Might be just fatigue if Moyes can predict.

  6. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    No point in speculating

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I’m going to link this comment to every question asking about how bad Gundogan’s injury is

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Not everyone can watch the games bruh

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      This!

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Oh

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Not doing son to rashy for a hit a huge error

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Jesus Fudgy... you ever get 1 right?

      🙂

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        You cant complain with that current score you have!!!

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I'm a perfectionist

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Having some week so! GL

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Always coulda shoulda woulda.

    3. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Ridiculous comment with your score. Yawn.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Samaritans will miss you tonight

  8. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 16 days ago

    So Tarkowski over Lowton was a fail so far. Captained Sterling over Gundo another fail...

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Same here!

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Not having membership. Another fail. 😉

      1. Milkman Bruno
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Haha yeah can’t argue there 😉

    3. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Just unlucky

    4. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      You could get lucky with sterling yet

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Missed the Mee injury.

    Is it serious?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looked it but said after it wasnt

    2. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He went to hospital straight away and they were allowed an extra sub apparently so unlikely he’s available if they have it as concussion.

  10. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Hopefully gundog came off as a precaution.

    Happy to bench in gw25 if he will feature in dgw26

    Looked like hurt his privates rather than groin....

    Easy swap to raphinha if out for a while. What a player - super composed

  11. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 40

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Gundo c almost covers that. 😎

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Phew back in the green, for now 🙂

  12. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Dias and son to Tarkowski and sterling looks ok but did it to captain sterling over Gündogan so well down on the transfers so far!

  13. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    68 from 5 so far...not too shabby

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Nice, well done

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Mimi
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I am 63 from 5 as well, but huge TC fail

  14. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Wow. 68 from 5 including captain.

    With 11 more to play, including captain.

    I shall cherish this feeling

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Could be a monster week, well done

    2. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Same. Could have done with Dias playing but you can’t have it all!

      1. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks guy. All the best

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Guys I think I get it, why we are so addicted to this game. Its because it's such a roller-coaster and the rewards are random, similarly to gambling.

    Do you think in the future there will be something similar to alcoholics anonymous?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I have an addictive personality and I guess everyone else here does too.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Probably. We need to be careful Probably. This ain't joke

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Nailed it Fudgy.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It’s exactly the same as gambling

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        But we don't invest money no ?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          You invest your health

          It’s more damaging

      2. Steve Chance
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Except as don't make donations to bookies!

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          This

    3. Mimi
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Have come off the addiction this season, havent been looking at it for some time now. Just making the casual transfers and doing worse and worse.

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Know what you mean. I also feel no matter how good a season I have, I never feel satisfied....can always do something better!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Glass half full, many of us are 😆

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Impossible to get every call right in this game so always a “what if” feeling!

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            I feel exactly the same

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        You know the events are random it's like that slot machine staring at you...

        We need some kind of support group and some T&C saying gamble or play FPL responsibly

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It is essentially a gamble but points don't make prizes.

      Guess it's all amplified in lockdown.

      Good luck to all

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        You think the lock down adds to it ?

    6. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I play it to stop myself taking drugs anymore and gambling my life’s work away. It’s free and probably more addictive. But it’s harmless. All good.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        But there is pain when you get a red arrow no ?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          If course. But I don’t have to come down for a week or have to sleep in a box if I do get one. 😉

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Absolutely, you’re effectively playing to get that next ‘high’, i.e a good gameweek with green arrows.
      The trouble is when the bad times start affecting your overall mental health, which can happen if you become too invested in it.

    8. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I gamble on results that go against my fpl team, and i'm usually happy to lose money because that means fpl points.

    9. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Waiting for those clean sheets to come in, after investing so much thought over which defenders to play. Gets the heart rate going and adrenaline pumping.

      Even when they do it's "why did I pick Mee over Lowton" Playing Son to counteract a possible goal against City and leaving Coufal on the bench. Now praying for Sheffield United goal

  16. Mimi
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    I TC Sterling over Gundo, huge mistake as I have always done this season. Chances of Sterling starting vs Everton?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Could be rested with the intense schedule, could start. Pep %.

      1. Mimi
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Should have scored that chance at the end, Lloris all of a sudden makes a huge save when he is sh*t. Game of luck

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Only if he scored that last chance . Lioris didn't save the same shot against Gundo

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Likely stater and could score so relax.

      Only half time.

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      75%

  17. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Been well and truly rodgered by Gundo. Captained Sterling. Gutteddd

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It's only half time

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Sterling still has EVE to go. Gundog may be injured. It's not over yet.

    3. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Same. I already got it over. It's a gambling Paradigm. Bad for your health when this kind of swings happen

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Feels like trying to be clever backfires this season, always go with the obvious moves seems to pay off

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yep

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah. Check on live fpl and it should always say moderately template. Mine is differential this week and it backfired massively

    5. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Too early to say. If Sterling got a HT vs Everton and Gundo missed this match, it's another story

  18. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    How did Son look after his injury? Was he fine?

    1. Mimi
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      He looked ok, even had a fitness to sprint past 2 Spurs players but couldnt make anything out of it, as did the whole Spurs

      1. Mimi
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Past 2 City*

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes just a knock.

  19. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    How nailed is Dan Burn (£4.2m)?

  20. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Foden has summed up my season. Got for West Brom game instead of Gundo. Benched vs Liverpool. Blanked or not featured in every other game. Gutted.

    Blocked Gundo & Sterling this week

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Ouch, that’s really unlucky. It was a close call between him and Gündogan when I was lucky and brought in Gündogan....fine lines

      1. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        These 50/50 calls are horrendous. Lowton vs Tarkowski this week, Dallas vs Dias last. Been happening every single GW

  21. ceerus
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    A) Gundo > Sterling, gw26 Antonio > DCL
    B) Hold Gundo, Antonio > Kane

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

  22. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Can anyone tell me how bad that Gundogan injury looked?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looked muscular. I would think he'd be out for a week or two

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Groin injury, could be a couple of weeks.

  23. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    How do I delete my team from FPL or do I have to go through and remove myself from each individual league? Can't have it on my mind anymore worth everything else that's going on, cheers

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      *with

  24. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone on here got a good score and not mentioned it yet?

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Got 55. Not that good but I thought I'd mention it

    2. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      No. Just on 100 with 20 to go m8.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        He's on 68 and another BS poster

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I only mentioned it to calm down other good score posters.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes.

    5. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It is quite funny how much the mood on here varies based on a captain doing well or not.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I never post my score here good or not

        It’s amazing how many people think others want to know how they have done.

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I agree and I’m the same. I don’t see much wrong with it though, no different than saying something good happened in your personal life or not. But people genuinely see this game as something that can ruin your weekend if you do badly and thus get so engaged with it. I’ve never seen it like that, it’s simply a game.

    6. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Plenty.

    7. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yep

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      What actually is a good score this GW?

    9. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Things that I'd rather people didn't do on here:

      Post points scores (esp mid gameweek)
      Post their rank change % every time there's a goal in a match

    10. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      68 is a standard score, happy that others in mini league didn't take advantage but nothing special. Disappointed that DCL is injured and that I played Son now.

  25. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Sure plenty on here will have bettered it, but 80 from 6 already eclipses last weeks 78 all out. Lovely stuff. Hope Gundo is fit for Everton!

  26. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Will we definitely know the fixtures for GW26 before next weekend?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      The more we ask the more we...

      Will probably find out by Tuesday.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      More than likely. The majority at least.

  27. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    50-12 with 15 to go, massive punt but hey ho, middle of the road for now.

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Top 30k now

    All Chips still intact. Time to make a late Dash for top 1k

    WE MOVE!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Love to see it mate.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yess mate love to see it after FPL cup catastrophe last week left me with nowhere to hide

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      What's your best finish?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        1065

        But ive been playing since the days of cr7 at utd

    3. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      You move.

  29. skooldaze
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    99 after a cheeky Gundog triple capt.

    Humble bragging for once!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Here we go ... like that!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Well done indeed!

  30. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    82 with 11 to go.

    I will catch 10k before the season’s out.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Well played