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
    7 months, 13 days ago

    yay 98 points

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Peak reached. Season over.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 13 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
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 13 days ago

            cheers mate

    2. Nerdlinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Very nice!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 13 days ago

        thx

    3. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

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

    4. stooffrob
      7 months, 12 days ago

      Nice one Fudgy!

  2. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 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
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 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.

  3. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Players played so far:

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

    Reasonable start

  4. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Pope and Martinez.

    Which did I choose?

    Why, the Bench boost ofc

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Hello brother.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Nicely done.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Not according to your linked team!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 13 days ago

        20 points. On Barnes and Salah mostly

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    It can be a cruel game 😀

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    What a keeper Martinez is!!

  7. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Rough: I benched Martinez
    Smooth: I played BB

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Subtle

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      But what was it...

      Held?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 13 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
          7 months, 13 days ago

          Instead did Soucek & Martinez to Gundogan & Pope

  9. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    EEMILLIIANNOOOOO MARRTTINEZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

  10. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 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?

  11. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  12. Davros
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Lol @ the BBC commentary:

    Brighton 0-0 Emiliano Martinez

  13. HaveYassineChikhaoui
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  14. Plagued by indecision
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 13 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Same same and same!

  15. Skogen89
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Damn i love Martinez!!!

  16. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  17. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    FT LOVE YOU MARTINEZ

  18. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    Having unbelievable luck this season.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 13 days ago

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

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Benching Kane deserves praise for paying off

    3. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Nice,Kane on bench too

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      82 from 7 is great

  19. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  20. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez will be the first GK to get 200 points!

  21. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

    Grealish stinking up my team

  22. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    Absolute hero

  23. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  24. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Terrible

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 days ago

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

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

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

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Good call

  25. Andre W
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  26. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 13 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.

  27. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 13 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

  28. wantsharptv
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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

  29. wantsharptv
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 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
      7 months, 13 days ago

      Doesn't look like it imo.

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 days ago

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

  30. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 days ago

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