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. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    9!

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    OMG Martinez!

  3. BeWater
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Erm... ok then

    • Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      9!!!!!

    • BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      This is a joke.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Emi > Pope

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        All day, every day

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nine!!!

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Martinez 12 pointer

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      9 saves. What a hero.

    • Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I love you Emi Martinez! You are my valentine

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        That's too much

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Everyone wasted a transfer to bring in Pope

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Not if he keeps 2 clean sheets

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 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
        2 months, 24 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

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      EMI MARTINEZ YOU BEAUTY

    • Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      FML

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      0
      0

    • CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      2 CS for Emi

    • Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Does that count as a save?

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

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

    • BeWater
        2 months, 24 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.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 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
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Why does everyone think Fulham will score away to Burnley?

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            The most likely outcome is Fulham scoring.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Why?

              1. gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

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

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        First time i bench Martinez 🙂

      • Taff
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Get in Martinez, you bench boost hero

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        EMI, love ya babe

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Martinez alone makes the BB with it 🙂

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          worth it, even.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I know, fuming

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hate that bitch.