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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Do people include bonus in their points when they brag on here? I feel like I’ve got all the main players but still 20 lower than everyone

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Add bonus + 10% of their score just to hammer it home

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Course.

      LiveFPL.net includes all.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nah, well not me.

      I've only posted points once and rank once.

      I guess if the posters here out of 8 million do that when they are doing exceptionally well it looks relatively bad in comparison.

      It's like betting. People bury their losses.

  2. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Why gundogan was subbed off

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bcz it is 14th feb today

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rest

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He is injured

    4. mdm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rested

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        He has a groin injury

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Possible groin injury

    6. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Injured

  3. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish due a double digits score

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Totally outplayed by a better team. Unlikey.

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

        Glad you’ve disagreed here, looking forward to his big score now

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wish i believed in this due nonsense , I hope you're right.

  4. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chance of Dias or Antonio not featuring at all this GW?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dias- low

      Antonio- 50/50

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Slim for Dias

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dias will play but Antonio might miss out.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Very slim.

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Brighton bossing this game. I actually could really do with a CS and a win. Go Marty and Grealish!

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

      Brighton have been impressive recently, just wish they’d got a double in 26

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They are good lately, BGW29 is their contribution required

  6. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    This season has been challenging in every sense of the word. This is why being within the 6k for the moment has a very special taste to it.

    Call it bragging and all you want, but this is a great satisfaction.

    Good luck to y’all.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Luck is what its all about

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

      Well done. Great rank for this stage of the season

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

      You might want to update your team link if you’re going to brag like that!

      1. dannyhesse
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        lol

      2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Check my profile 🙂

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

          Well played!

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

    What on earth was going through my head starting Son over each of DCL, Soucek and Dallas ?!

    😳

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      His price. It’s psychological.

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

        Too right! Happens too often!

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

      Son is always capable of scoring in big games?

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

        It was pretty much this.

        My decision making has been way off this season though!

        Remains to be seen how wrong I was going for Shaw over Lowton for Robbo!

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

          Lots of 50/50 calls have really backfired this season!

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

            Absolutely!

            Lots of GWs to come

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not the worst decision.

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

        Remains to be seen!

        Could be another bench haul for me!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Can’t control the outcome.

          Better starter than DCL & Dallas for me, Soucek lucky goal might hurt though.

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

            I’ve got Dias and Antonio in my starting XI so could be an autosub on the cards

    4. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Too much information

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

        Just swayed by the price I think

    5. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Soucek is the only one that might be worth doing. Son over the others is correct IMO.

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

        Yeh that’s the one that feels the worst

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Starting Son over Soucek I don't really get. But the other two make sense.

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

        Yeh I’m not sure tbh!

        I had Antonio and/ or Coufal instead on bench until last minute.

        Oh well. I’ve made my bed ....

    7. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I started soucek over son. But son 1st sub. Hope Antonio play & bag a brace!

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

        Should work out nicely!

    8. MMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Decisions are not defined by outcomes. You can make the worst decision and have the best outcome and make the best decision and have the worst outcome.

      It seems most people don't acknowledge and many do in theory but subconsciously forget.

  8. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So who would have thought after all this time, that KDB was holding City and Gundo back.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They have a squad playing teams who have, at best, a first XI. It’s not even remotely a level playing field.

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You are kind of right. kdB used to end up as the defacto forward, missing tons of one on ones whereas Gundo has had this clinical streak before.

    3. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This actually has some truth to it. KDB is the main man when he plays whereas now everyone chips in equally

    4. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      With KDB back, gundo can be more devastating!

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Depends what position he plays

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They played well before KDB got injured

  9. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    1st WC draft. 0.0itb. Thoughts?

    Martinez Sanchez
    Cancelo Dias Digne Shaw Dallas
    Bruno Son Gundogan Grealish Raphina
    Bam Ings Kane

    Possibly do Bam to DCL for 26 and/or Dallas to another def.

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

      Looks good. Sanchez prob no double tho in 26 if BBing

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah slightly annoying but he does have a great sgw fixture and struggling to find a better alternative who is cheap with 2 good fixtures.

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

          Fulham keeper

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      That looks insanely expensive.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ah ; no Salah...

  10. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Benching Son paid off thank feck. I was very worried

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

      I sold for sterling but meant I didn’t captain Gündogan!

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Oof. Tough. Sterling did seem like a great captaincy choice

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

          When I try and be clever it seems to backfire this season, Gündogan was obvious captain. Still another game to go!

  11. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Are you pressing the button on the Wildcard tonight? (if you're wildcarding this week obviously) Feels risky when we don't know for sure if we'll even know the fixutres for GW26 before next weekend but I wanna catch the price changes.

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

      I think I’ll do it to get price changes, pretty sure we’ll get fixtures before deadline

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Thinking of just doing a transfer or two for price changes but not hitting the button yet to play safe.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Already done

  12. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    That looked painful...

  13. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Damn not getting Gundo has hurt so bad. Was between him and Foden this week and went Foden as rivals all have Gundo and need to make up ground. Wont make up that ground now unless Phil the Thrill goes ballistic on Wednesday and Gundo misses the game altogether

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How are Grealish and Watkins looking?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Awful. So have Villa.

  15. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish cleaned up by Alzate

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Jack YC

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish Yc

  18. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish YC

  19. DavidMunday815
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Guardiola on Gündogan: "We will see (how he is) tomorrow. He told me (his groin) was tight. He is intelligent to say it but we will see tomorrow."

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

      Cheers David. Good to see you on here, wish more scouts got involved

    2. Pies Have Come
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      To be fair, I'll take the 48 TC points I played on him already. With another 9 BP to come, let's call it 57. As Ivan Drago once said; If he dies, he dies.

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish fail

  21. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Any leicester fans know about danny amartey? One off start for him?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Injury cover.

    2. DavidMunday815
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Seems to be above Thomas and Fuchs in the pecking order right now. The latter's last start was back in Gameweek 13. Wouldn't be surprised if Amartey gets a string of starts with Castagne and Justin out. Definitely interested to see what Leicester fans think!

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Aaah ok castagne back in 10 days according to rodgers so risky bench boost option for gw26 which is what i was looking at him for.

  22. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    YC Grealish. Get out of my team

  23. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish RC, now that would be something.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Then everyone would own Raphinha.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I own Raphina right now.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Exactly, you want him as a differential, if Jack gets a red he wouldn't be.

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            My differential move is possibly going for Ings.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    YCs rolling in post the 19th game 😀

    4 more off a 2 game ban.

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish to Raphinha becoming tempting

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      thats my move

  26. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Grealish the card magnet

  27. Says
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Interesting - none of top 7 overall had Gundo (c), half of them don't have him at all.

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

      Clearly fluked their way up there 🙂

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      They probably watch and understand football that's why

  28. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Antonio to Kane for free?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy?

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

        Hmm yeah I guess that another option. Kane does well in London derbys typically. I intend to WC in 26.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Good thing about Kane that he's got consistent 90 min. Vardy may not play 90 min consecutive tight scheduled games.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      In 25 is an annoying one but 100% by 26.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio to Ings this week, then Ings to Kane next week is my plan.

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

        That sounds pretty good you know. Cheers WR.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If DGW yes.

  29. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Say it every week, Grealish is a big differential for me, he's causing me red arrows!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Isn’t he massively owned??

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not in my mini leagues

  30. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Anybody knows about Ben Mee injury?

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

      Tweet that he was up and about after the game so might not be as bad as first feared but need to wait and see

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Great

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This, he was walking round dressing room, stretcher was precautionary.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Seemed potentially OK

    3. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Potential concussion which will make him very doubtful nor the next game even if he is fine