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. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling Cap major Fail

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wish he scored that last minute chance

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Really annoying Lloris remembering he was a goalkeeper at that exact moment after chucking everything else in.

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Captaining him creates missing chances

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Minor fail.

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Major.

  2. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Gundogan beats Sterling even after Everton game

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hope you are right but wouldn't bet on it

  3. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mourinho talking about the “Modern Penalty” is absolutely spot on.

    1. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Needs to move with the times then. He's an anachronism. Glad he's referenced it.

    2. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      His porto team had plenty of modern penalties. Remember the UEFA Cup final?

  4. Taff
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Come on now Martinez, a hat-trick of penalty saves is all I ask

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How many players do you have in this game? None here, massive ownerships of AVL players; will not be an enjoyable 'Saturday-night-football' watch 😉

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Watkins. He'll blank, as I put him in for Cresswell last on.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        late*

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1 Martinez

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just Grealish, sold Martinez to Pope (buying back next week)

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3, the terrific trinity - Martinez, Grealish, Watkins.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Damn! Enjoy man ...

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Brighton 1-0 always possible.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            😛

          2. TOPCAT1960
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hope not ( Martinez) - but Brighton have been playing well recently

    5. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3. Martinez, Grealish, & Watkins!

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2 + Grealish on bench

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nice!

    7. Taff
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martinez (BB) and jack

    8. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Grealish the England Messi

  6. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Was Son injured? Or is he fine?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Fine I think, he carried on

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was running around comfortably after so all good

  7. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    72 points from five players and top 4k on live rank. Couldn’t have asked for a better start to the GW!

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Quality mate, well done.

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

      Tell us all about it

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

        Jk, good job, huge week

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well played

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice one

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice

    6. MarcusAurelius
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers guys

  8. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I had 5 captain blanks in a row before today...thankful that run is over. But I almost didn't captain Gundogan this week because that ran had got me overthinking it. Luckily I went with him in the end!

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Likewise, glad i did

  9. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    This game needs those expensive big hitters start doing better. Everyone has same players, it has become boring.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It’s the reclassification of strikers to mids that has done it

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      My triple Burnley defence did alright against the crowd today.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well played sir

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thank you sir.

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It needs Liverpool defenders, Chelsea players, KDB, Aubameyang, Mane to all start firing yes. It’s incredibly boring in recent weeks and I say that being ranked 30k currently.

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      To be fair, the template formed quite late this year.

  10. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish the English Messi

    1. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I mean, this is hilarious!

  11. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Had TC on Gundo but decided against it becoz ppl were saying his position will be changed becoz of Rodri injury .

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      All our fault then

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I swear mate ,changed last minute ,saw the everton spurs game and felt this would be the best city double coz west ham wolves better defensively .
        Anyway , no 1 will believe me now .

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It was a fair point but man is on fire at the minute in front of goal.

      Think pep would just instruct his team to just find him with a pass when inside the box..

      Anyway good return today

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can easily see Sterling cappers making up the gap if Gundo misses Everton. Early whining from them very pointless.

    1. Bobby
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Will he play though? Played 90 mins this game, looks likely for pep rotation

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who knows? I'm not Pep. Can only relax and wait.

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

        If Gundogan is out Sterling plays.

        If Gundog is okay i bet Sterling plays.

        If Aguero features i reckon Sterling plays.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can see goals in that one, Everton will go for it

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Did Pep say anything about Gundogan ?

    4. Tiki-Taka
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling (C) no Gundo has absolutely killed me before we've even began. It's the way the game goes, but I'd set up a great team for this GW (Pope, Mee, JRod, Digne, Dias, Cancelo, Sterling, Antonio, Coufal, Salah, Bruno) and that 1 Gundo haul means no matter how well my team does it'll essentially balance out points wise - no advantage

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes somehow feel like the job has only been half done and if gundo misses everton sterling could easily win that duel. Either way I will take acapt return as been on a bad run of them lately

  13. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Plp posting exceptional scores rarely link their team

  14. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else wildcarding this week?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      0/

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looking forward to loading up on doublers and BB in 26!

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Absolutely

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yep let’s see those drafts 😉

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Keeping salah is the big decision? Kane and son overkill....lots to think about

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Think I’ll base team around those 3 and city, need to pick out some cheap enablers who have a double!

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes! Hit the button yet?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not yet, will check price changes and make some transfers tonight

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still waiting for fixtures

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I wc this week. I had taken a hit with early tranfers and with dcl wilson and then dias all hitting the deck I felt the time was right so I undid my hits.

      My advice is use it when you need it as opposed to a penciled in week in the future.

      If teamneeds it now use it otherwise delay

  15. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Red arrow just because I didn't captain the Lord Gundo, need a Bruno Hattie to save the day

  16. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Easily best ever 1st day to a gw(even if dias was benched)
    74 from 5(gundo cap)

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

      Brilliant mate.

      Enjoy!

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers.. most weeks been grim, so nice to have a good start!

  17. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is gundogan ok?

    What did pep say post match?

  18. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Let's be realistic here, if Gundo has a groin injury, he won't make the next game right?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Unlikely, but we don’t know.
      Besides grabbing it here and there he walked off quite comfortably from what I saw

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

      Depends if it's bad of not.

      They'll want to protect him giving he's probably on of their most important players though.

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He wont. But 19 is still amazing as a DGW score

    4. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If its a tweak, maybe he just wanted to go off as a precaution.

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The only saving grace is we dont have to makeany decoration regarding tranfers as his next gsme falls within this gameweek.

      Sut back and enjoy the ride.

      Next weeks problem

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bloody predictive texts gone wrong

  19. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1-0 Brighton

    Maupay in the 78th

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

      I was thinking 77

      But you could be right.

  20. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    57 from 4 without any Burnley. Going for Shaw over Lowton hurts a bit but Im hoping Tripling up on United will pay off, at least in the long run.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I brought in Cavani for one week before wildcard so hoping Man U score 5 tomorrow

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yep same, Cavani and Shaw came in for me! Ignored Burnley which hurt a bit but I do hope United can go rampant

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I brought in cavani as well last night for wilson.

        Forgot to switch him in for dcl lol.

        Edison last on my bench.

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wow that hurts

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Its prob my 1st deadline mess up in 5 years, so was prob due one!

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks for the news. Be sure to continuously post your score at regular intervals.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Isnt that what people do here? Why are you so moody?

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ignore it

  21. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    It's going to be ice cold with that wind blowing in off the sea.

    Predict a low scoring 1-0 either way next.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Grealish goal and Martinez cleanie will do

  22. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Did Pep say anything about Gundo’s injury in the post match press conference

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ya he will give chance to sterling(C) owners

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    World nr.1 doesn't have Gundogan.

    Will he win the game in the end?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, he’ll get him in this week

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Season is decided by more than one score...

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still an uphill battle for him.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No he won't imo.

  24. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I genuinely have no words anymore. My luck is so bad, so is my decision making.

    I thought my bad fortune would change but nah.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hang in there, I know the kicking yourself feeling.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        EVERY single GW.

        I genuinely get shafted every week.

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Chill bro smoke a Cigratte right now even if it doesn't work again than have some beer or whisky

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Try going with the boring decisions for a bit, hopefully leading to a few good weeks then start differentiating slowly

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bad luck + bad decision making is a deadly combo

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can’t believe Cresswell is still so low owned, he’s my only real differential!

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Prb selling him this week for dallas.

      Awb -cancelo - dias - Lowton- Cresswell

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah even before that though!

  26. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Wasn't there an injury scare earlier in the season when a player scratched his balls and everyone thought he had a groin injury?

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do I stay away from Spurs players or still get Kane and Son for gw26?

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

      Yes

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You'll know the answer by 26.

  28. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Gundo scored 4 open play goals in the last 2gws
    Ties the amount of open play PL goals that KDB has scored in the last 32gws (since 25/6/2020)

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

      Have you got him in?

  29. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I Hope Ben Mee chances are higher than lord Gundogan

  30. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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,

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably have to delete your account on pl website

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah I think it’s this, should show on the help part of fpl.

        I wouldn’t delete though, I understand you’re probably having a bad week/season.
        Usually a good one is just around the corner.

        However if you feel it’s affecting your overall mental health then do it.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah probably deletes history?

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

            Try to let it go.

            With everything going on its just a simple distraction and not the be all or end all in any way.

            Take care man

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just log out, I wouldn’t delete it