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

    DCL to

    A. Ings
    B. Vardy

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      Vardy for me

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

      Keep DCL

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

      Wait for fixtures.

      Ings could have 3 DGWs in a row.

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Early WC this or that:

    A. Grealish + Maddison + Digne
    B. Salah + Lookman + Konsa/Targett/Cash

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

    Grealish is a season keeper.

    What are you lot on about?

    Pipe down.

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

      Must’ve missed anyone saying that

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

    A. Grealish Vardy Son or B. Salah Maddison Watkins for DGW26?

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

      A

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A very similar dilemma for me too

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bored of owning Grealish now. Not worth the price anymore.

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

      Sell him then

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

      Your season finished few months ago, no need to worry now.

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

      Easy solution- get rid

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If Mac Allister starts actually producing returns, he could be a massive differential at 0.0% TSB.

  7. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    We cannot rule out the chances of DCL playing a few minutes versus ful right?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Carlo himself has ruled it out.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Okay

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Remember when there use to be fans in the stands ?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Reading this made me sad.

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

        This 🙁

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

        Imagine the arguments on here if they still used man in the stand!

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

          What year did that stop... feels like ages ago

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

      Barry Ferguson 3 bonus!!

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

      The glory days when Charlie Adam got 3baps every week

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

        Michu!

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

      Benoit Assou-Ekotto 3Bps every match

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Obvious recency bias but Gundogan might just be my favourite FPL asset I remember owning rn.

    I think that makes it what, 6G 2A in the 5 weeks I’ve owned him, including as captain this week. Utterly insane value for 5.5m

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

      And for us non owners he’s an absolute rank killer all for 6m

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

      Best part of fpl is getting on players like Gündogan early before they go on an amazing run

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Truly

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Or continuing to insist that he's a trap despite being the highest scorer in the game by a distance over the last 10 GWs.

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

    Dirty club Villa aren’t they?

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

      Filthy.

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

      Yep, they were trying to kill Saka last week

  11. Saka_me_sideways
      2 months, 3 days ago

      When are the DGW fixtures likely to be announced... I might of got over excited and pressed the wildcard button already 😳

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

        I did too ...

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

        Should be pre 25 deadline

        1. Saka_me_sideways
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks, That’s what I’m hoping...

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

        People planning to WC25, BB26 and no FH left.. how are you getting around the Leeds / Sou DGW25 situation?

        Wants as many as poss for 25 but then want max DGW26 for BB but then again want as many Leeds as poss for 29!

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          well you obviously can't do both! You could just make do with 1 Leeds player for 25 and then transfer them out for a 26 doubler.

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

          Had planned to WC tonight but not sure now. Thinking of bringing in Dallas next week to join Bamford and taking a hit in 26 for potentially 13 doubles for my BB. I could then gradually bring in players for 29 and WC in 30. Best-laid plans and all that...

      4. Justin Credibles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        What are the likely doubles for GW26?

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

          Check Ben Crellin’s Twitter -

          1. Justin Credibles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers

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

            Don't have twitter

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

              You dont even need to log in. Just google ben crellin Twitter

      5. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Brightons woeful shooting giving Martinez easy saves.

      6. Fodderx4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good evening to my fellow Lowton buyers and Dungo captainers!
        Do you feel...
        a) smug?
        b) very smug?

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

          C)rying with his injury.

      7. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Grealish is a bad apple. Get the fk out of my team

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

        Come on Brighton. Turn this dominance into goals!

      9. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Watkins taking his shooting boots off

      10. Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Are WC25 BB26 guys activating their wildcard tonight. Any reason not to ?

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

          GW30 WC calling.

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

          I want to know week 26 fixtures first

        3. marcos11
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I think l am, don’t see any real harm

          • Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yepni have ditched antonio as dropping tonight

        4. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Would you Wildcard this tonight?

          Martinez, Johnstone
          Awb, cancelo, Dias, Coufal, Dallas
          Salah, son, Bruno, grealish, Gundo,
          DCL, Antonio, bamford

          No BB chip. Want Kane Ings and to ditch my bench.

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

            No team looks great

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah but it could be better

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah. Im doing similar (i think)

        5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully that GundoGOAT injury (or whatever) wasn’t anything serious

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

            Be surprised if does not at least miss Everton game unfortunately

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

            He noticed the twinge so massage, k laser & stretches should get it sorted.

        6. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez huge haul

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Stop 🙁

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

            First week I've benched him all season so probably

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

          I missed out on Lowton's goal, but that Ederson is assist is brilliant!

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

            Your ederson pick paid off! Well done. Sure I told you he had a ceiling of 6pts!! Shows what I know

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

              Lmao, I forgot about that!

        8. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez on 2 BPS and 2 saves already.

        9. ivantys
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Watkins gonna go back to his 2s now that I finally bought him.

          • marcos11
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Better combo for wildcard?

              a) Maddison/Grealish
              b) Son/Raph or Pereira

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

                Son and raphinha

            • Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Martinez en route for another haul isn’t he..

            • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Early thinking; Antonio to Ings? 2FT 4.4 ITB. Means benching Watkins(LEI).

              Areola
              Cancelo Dallas Mee*
              Salah Bruno Son Gundogan* Raphinha
              Bamford(c) Watkins
              ———————————————
              Martinez Antonio* Digne Stones

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

                Team looks great, wait until Friday but Ings looks a good shout at the minute

            • Releasebreaks
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Martinez already doing his show, 3 saves
              Last save was awesome

            • mr messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              These boots are made for Watkins....