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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    yay 98 points

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Peak reached. Season over.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Son and Barnes fail sting. I was so set on Son out but got laughed at when I suggested a hit to Rashy

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          You get a bad press on here but likely beat most of the jokers

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            cheers mate

    2. Nerdlinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Very nice!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        thx

    3. PP6
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Deserved Fudge one of the reasons I come onto this site nice work

    4. stooffrob
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Nice one Fudgy!

    5. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      So so glad I didn’t waste a transfer to bring in Pope just for a friggin DGW

      1. themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Good haul by Martinez, he is the sole reason Brighton didn't win that game. However, you do realise Pope has another good chance of a clean sheet agsinst Fulham this GW, and he's playing WBA next week. I'd still say Pope was a good pick for 24 & 25.

    6. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Players played so far:

      Martinez, Cancelo, Lowton, Salah, Gundo (c), Grealish

      Reasonable start

    7. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pope and Martinez.

      Which did I choose?

      Why, the Bench boost ofc

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hello brother.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Nicely done.

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Not according to your linked team!

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          20 points. On Barnes and Salah mostly

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Martinez 21 in the last two GWs. Pope 10 with a game in hand...

      It can be a cruel game 😀

    9. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pope now guaranteed 2 points midweek to ensure Martinez outscores him from my bench

      What a keeper Martinez is!!

    10. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Rough: I benched Martinez
      Smooth: I played BB

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Subtle

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Could have been on a 27 point bench boost with Bamford and Dallas to go 🙁

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        But what was it...

        Held?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          The flags to DCL and Antonio.

          I was going to do Soucek, Steer & Mitchell to Gundogan, Areola & Lowton (-4)

          But abandoned the plan with the doubts.
          One blessing was I’d have captained DCL over Gundogan.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Instead did Soucek & Martinez to Gundogan & Pope

    12. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ok, so gundogan (c) gets celebrated so we ought to go the same for goalies....

      EEMILLIIANNOOOOO MARRTTINEZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

    13. RamboRN
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Martinez
      Dallas cancelo Lowton
      Bruno salah gundo son grealish
      Antonio Bamford

      Subs pope, stones, dcl, coufal
      2ft.
      I am thinking Antonio to ings then either son salah or grealish for raphina?

    14. ivantys
        2 months, 22 days ago

        This Brighton defence is actually pretty disgusting. Starting Sanchez next week.

      • Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Lol @ the BBC commentary:

        Brighton 0-0 Emiliano Martinez

      • HaveYassineChikhaoui
          2 months, 22 days ago

          18 bench points with Coufal to go, BB being used this week wasn't too bad after all.

        • greggles
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pope a costly mistake. Benched Martinez two weeks in a row and didn’t get Lowton as didn’t fancy a BUR double up. Damnit damnit damnit

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Same same and same!

        • Skogen89
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Damn i love Martinez!!!

        • Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          LOVE You Emi Martinezzzzz!
          From now on you’re an FPL Legend for sure

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          FT LOVE YOU MARTINEZ

        • Mweene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I’m on 95 from 5 without playing TC. lol.

          Having unbelievable luck this season.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            ‘From 5’ is a bit misleading but awesome score!

            1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Possible. (G)undo, Martinez, Lowton, and two other hauls. though still sounds suspect.

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Benching Kane deserves praise for paying off

          3. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Nice,Kane on bench too

          4. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            82 from 7 is great

        • Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Sod Kane, I'm gonna tc Emi in his dgw.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Martinez will be the first GK to get 200 points!

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Grealish stinking up my team

        • TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          McCarthy -> Martinez in gameweek 5 has gained em about 100 points

          Absolute hero

        • Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Those 12 points on the bench, Pope needs a cleanie against Fulham to make it worth it.

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          88 with 9 to play (including Gundo TC) any good?

          1. MikeS
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Terrible

          2. BeWater
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Not bad. I'm 82 off 7 with TC chip intact and 9 to play.

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Gundo TC? Awesome. Let's both hope he's back for more vs. EVE.

            • AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Good call

          3. Andre W
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Hoping Ole gives Henderson a runout tomorrow to get Martinez in!

          4. BeWater
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Thought it was a good idea bringing Pope in as a second keeper given he had Brighton, Palace/Fulham DGW and WBA. Since then Martinez 21 v Pope 10. Even with a clean sheet for Pope v Fulham bringing him in will cost 2FTs and 5 points.

            • El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Classic FPL,everything gone terribly wrong today 9/19 33pts

              Sterling(TC) dont have Gundo
              No Bur defense
              Dias benched
              Martinez first time on bench

              Have Rash over Bruno too, probably another Bruno haul

            • wantsharptv
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Dyche saying mee is fine. What's the protocols? Will he be allowed to play next game?

            • wantsharptv
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Can someone tell me I made the right move to sub martinez for areola who has a double?

              1. nerd_is_the_werd
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Doesn't look like it imo.

              2. BeWater
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  It's looking like the wrong move right now but Areola could do well himself!

              3. A Kun & Mateta
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Red arrow after 59 points from Gundy( c), Pope, Stones, Mo and Dias no show. Game is tough this year.