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. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    9!

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    OMG Martinez!

  3. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I despise Martinez and I've owned him from gameweek 1.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Erm... ok then

  4. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    9!!!!!

  5. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    This is a joke.

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Emi > Pope

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      All day, every day

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Even if he concedes he’ll probably still get 3 bonus

  8. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Nine!!!

  9. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    12 ptsssssssss emi you beautiful specimennnnn. 20 pts from my goalkeepers today!

  10. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez 12 pointer

  11. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    9 saves. What a hero.

  12. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I love you Emi Martinez! You are my valentine

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      That's too much

  13. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Went for Pope(-4) over Martinez
    Need another 8 pointer but still hurts

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Everyone wasted a transfer to bring in Pope

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Not if he keeps 2 clean sheets

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

        If he does he’ll score 1 or 2 more than Martinez lol

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Another 8 pointer and he’s on 16 so 4 more.

          Most wildcarding in 25, where I’ll buy him back

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Brought in Pope last week, benched Martinez!
      Pope 10 pts? V Martinez 22 pts ? so far
      Pope 1 game to go, cs an pen save please

  15. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    EMI MARTINEZ YOU BEAUTY

  16. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    OMG! Emiiiiiiii you’re the best keeper in the world right now.
    HOOOOOOOOOOOLD

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    FML

  18. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    0
    0

  19. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    2 CS for Emi

  20. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Does that count as a save?

  21. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez 9 saves. a clean 12 pointer for us all.

  22. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I checked before the free kick and he was on 9 saves, surely 10 after Trossard's rebounded shot?

  23. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Couldn't just get a regulation clean sheet. Maybe a 7 pointer. He ends up equalling the haul of a keeper that kept a clean sheet and an assist.

  24. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Maybe I should have had BB only because of Emi and Maddison give me 20 pts

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I just knew that that free kick would result in Martinez making his 9th save. Martinez likely to still out point Pope. Eff off Brighton, useless clowns!!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Why does everyone think Fulham will score away to Burnley?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        The most likely outcome is Fulham scoring.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Why?

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Burnleys clean sheet odds are around 2.5 average across bookmakers. Meaning it's odds against a clean sheet.

  26. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    First time i bench Martinez 🙂

  27. Taff
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Get in Martinez, you bench boost hero

  28. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    EMI, love ya babe

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez alone makes the BB with it 🙂

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      worth it, even.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I know, fuming

  30. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Hate that bitch.