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. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Jack is doing nothing here. Disappointing.

    1. TheBiffas
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Keep faith

    2. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Steady accumulator of points tho

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Guarantee it

  2. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    So who is activating their WC tonight?

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I am a sheep. Should I activate WC? I can't be bothered to do much research.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Not tonight, as soon as we gain any more clarification on 26 doubles

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      What an earth would your WC team be?

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nah, my team looks fine.

    5. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I think so.

    6. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      no

      going to use in GW30 to tidy up the BGW29 mess

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        What mess? You are going with 11 players in 29?

  3. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What’s the Gundogan news? Likely to play on Wednesday?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Lol. Wait for news dude.

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        So no news yet then. Fine.

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Read scout tweets

  4. Aster
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling my worst investment ever.

    I do not even expect him to start against Toffees, after playing 93 mins here and 47 in the Cup.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Have never understood the hype, and have never ever feared not owning him, but then again I probably despise him the most on here, think he’s god awful at football

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Sterling, like Rashford, seems to get a ridiculous amount of criticism. They are both quality players, but also both have good spells and bad spells. Its certainly hard to think of many players who get as much stick as Sterling when he’s off form though. Unjustified in my opinion.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I’ve just NEVER liked him as a footballer, I’ve never praised him, I’m firmly on the ‘no’ boat as to ever owning him is all, terrible finisher.

        2. Aster
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I'm not saying he is a bad player.

          He is just an awful FPL player. His dribbles and making a pass to another guy who makes an assist, are not helping my FPL score.

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        God awful at football? Man that scored 20 goals last season from the wing? Are you serious?

  5. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Damn, didnt realise Gundo went off with a groin prob.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Yep, feel very hard done by as a capper.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        😆

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Just found this out myself too.

    3. Aster
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Probably from erection, following 2 goals and 1 assist.

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Well mine is gone limp after that news as a captainer.

  6. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Lads if Martínez keeps a clean sheet I’m on 93 points and I think into the top 1k.

    Don’t think I’ve ever had 3-digit overall rank before, absolutely buzzing.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Well played!

    2. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      That's class. Fair play!

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Enjoy it!

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Well in

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        How on earth are you on 93 tho

    5. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Get in! Well done!

    6. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Same here. Im ranked about 1500, my highest ever rank and hoping to get into the top1k

    7. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      First you ditch total fpl to say this. Then you don’t admit how lucky you are with lowton

    8. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I was rank 620 for 1 week. Rest of the season was stress and depression. Hopefully better outcome for you. Congrats though

  7. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is it just me or is status of the premier league's most fouled player as we're constantly reminded by Sky not remotely an impressive achievement..the majority of these fouls are committed around the halfway line and few lead to dangerous set pieces ..plus let's face it..a lot are just exaggerated dives

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Not impressive at all, over rated player as well

      1. TheBiffas
        7 months, 15 days ago

        You kidding me

      2. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Blimey. You are hard to please.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      It shows he draws in players which leaves space for others. He’s a top quality player but you can keep denying it if you want

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Exactly.

      2. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        That's a fair point

  8. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What's the highest ever overall score by a GK at the end of the season? Think Martinez might break it.

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I'd guess the Stoke keeper during the Pulis/Shawcross days... Or the Villa keeper during the Dunne/Collins days. Curious to know though.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        181 by Friedel I believe.

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Yes Friedel it is. Don't remember what season it was though.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Surely Petr Cech when Chelsea conceded 15 goals all season - 04/05, Mourinho

  9. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    30 mins for Grealish goal and 1 Martinez save. Go!

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      1 Martinez save. Check.

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Another Emi save

  11. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Emi 11 pointer on the line. Don’t think I can watch this

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    No bloody way am I about to bench a Martinez 11pter that will likely outscore my Areola DGW.

    Ffs mannnn every damn time

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I've had Meslier and Martinez most of the season and managed to pick the wrong one each time in a terrible rotation.

      About 6 weeks ago I decided to pick Mart for every game ,it's less stressful that way

      Mes only comes in for emergency

  13. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Grealish is so useless

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Behave!

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    F off Martinez

  15. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    This is ridiculous. How many times can Martinez save Villa here?

  16. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Omg what a save Martínez
    Best keeper in the league

  17. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Brighton will score

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah. I kinda expect it. Too many shots coming Villa's way.

  18. Drumandbaines123
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Cash CS locked on 60 mins. Jammy for owners

    1. TheBiffas
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Which owners

  19. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    If Brighton score,Emi will still get some bps

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, it has happened before.

  20. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Martinez bossing save points and BAPS. Easily one of my best investment this season.

  21. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    DCL injury and Antonio knock cost me my bench boost with Martinez Coufal Bamford Dallas

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I played mine with -4 and Antonio in it

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Haha same! Working so far!

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I went for it anyway. If EMI keeps this cleanie I’ll be on 86pts. If I had gone through with getting Lowton I would be on 101 right now!

  22. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Is there a way of seeing your live rank? Can’t see it on the app.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Live fpl

  23. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    How bad did the Cash injury look? Elmohamady might be a great cheap option on WC.

  24. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Another Eni save. This is hilarious hahaha

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Brighton. I don’t care who does it. Someone score.

    Or kick it off Emi for a Martinez OG even better

  26. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    The team of threats page on livefpl is depressing when you don’t own most of them!

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Don't look at it. It's not like there's a cheat code you can use to have more than 15 players in your team.

  27. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Drop 1 striker on WC

    Watkins
    DCL
    Ings
    Kane

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      DCL

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Watkins surely

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    12 pointer inc, he’ll outscore Pope, again 😀

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Wats wrong with villa this ev?

    1. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Brighton have beaten Liverpool and Spurs in the last few weeks though!

  30. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Hooooooooooooold Emi