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Watkins leads Villa line as Barkley benched for Leeds trip

Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) leads the Aston Villa attack for their first Double Gameweek 26 match: a trip to Leeds.

Any pre-deadline rumours about an injury for the forward were assuaged as he was named on the team-sheet this afternoon.

Dean Smith has still tweaked his Villa side though, moving to a 4-3-3 which involves a drop to the bench for Ross Barkley (£5.9m), who has failed to impress of late.

Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) and Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) flank Watkins while Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m), Marvelous Nakamba (£4.3m) and John McGinn (£5.5m) comprise the central midfield trio.

Matt Targett (£4.9m) is the most fashionable member of Villa’s back-four with 13.4% ownership while the 0.4%-owned Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.3m) offers a differential route at right-back.

Leeds assets may only have one fixture in Double Gameweek 26 but they do come into the round full of confidence.

Marcelo Bielsa makes just one change from the win over Southampton, affording himself the line-up that won the second half 3-0 on Monday night.

Hélder Costa (£5.0m) comes in for Jack Harrison (£5.5m) on the left-hand side of midfield while Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) continues in the holding role.

Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) remains in 52.7% of Fantasy Premier League teams worldwide, Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) still backed by 21.0%.

Double Gameweek 26 Line-ups

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; Struijk; Costa, Roberts, Klich, Raphinha; Bamford.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady; Ramsey, Nakamba, McGinn; El Ghazi, Watkins, B Traoré.

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

West Bromwich Albion recorded a much-needed second clean sheet of the campaign as they beat Brighton 1-0.

Crucially, it makes for back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season, good news for those who invested in either the out-of-position Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) for Double Gameweek 26.

The Arsenal loanee was deployed on the right-hand flank of attacking midfield once again and enjoyed a decent chance to score in the first half.

Still, it was an interesting afternoon for Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) owners. They benefitted from the Baggies’ clean sheet and also secured a raft of extras, two for saves and two bonus (provisional).

However, his Double Gameweek 26 score could have already stood at close to 20 points had Brighton’s penalties gone a different way on Saturday.

Pascal Groß (£5.8m) and Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) both missed spot-kicks but each of them struck the woodwork, denying Johnstone the chance to earn a Fantasy reward in each instance.

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883 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This is basically a repeat of BB DGW 19, Leeds lets everyone down haha

  2. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is 20 from my 2 goal keepers any good?

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Nope, its absolutely rubbish. You should quit the game

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Or at least quit posting

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez has more points than Grealish or Vardy

  4. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Don't fancy Leeds next two after that performance

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Would have 3 Leeds players on BB, glad I played TC now unless Kane gets sent off or summat

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *Would have had

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Did have over here. Barely recognisable form the team that played so well against Southampton

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    20 bench points on BB already LOVE to see it

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Is it a REAL bench? lol

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Martinez bruno salah stones

        Ur bench is the players u put there

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lol no

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Haha, fair enough. But without a BB would you have really benched that lot?

        3. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Known as a b*llshit bench

        4. im1974
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          So not a bb then. Childish

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      With all those points on your bench there is literally nowhere to hide on it

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Or MOVE!

  7. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Red arrow with 22 pts and no hits 😥

  8. SB007
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    36 from 5. On a charge.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      43 -8 on BB. Loads to go.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      27 from 5, very pleased considering a start from hell with Cancelo and no Stones or Dias

  9. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What’s a success for bench boost? 20 points would be great?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes. Bare minimun is 16

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      if you get 16, that's not a failure, anything above is a success.

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You also have to take into account the sacrifices you made to set up for the bench boost and that money gets left on the bench for weeks after the BB. Imo a net gain of 10 is good enough

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Well I’m on 6 atm like many. Meh...

    5. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      8 is bare minimum, 12+ is good and 16+ is success IMO

    6. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      6+Pope. SO crappy the way the fixtures fell, basically forced to have 3 Leeds players in WC25 which meant 3 single's for the BB. That's not horrible in itself and the fixture was decent, but of course all 3 of them blank. Better odds than any other random week, will never have this much money on the bench again or a doubling second keeper. Chips are pretty overrated, very luck driven.

  10. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez dropped to 2 BAPs what the?!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just looked at the stats, apparently it’s because I started him

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      good riddance 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        How can there a + Adj to El Ghazi after the game? So strange

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Winning goal.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Added when he scored it.

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Really? That seems like a strange way of doing it.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Can take it off if other team score. Keeps it more up to date.

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I suppose. A little extra work for them though.

          2. im1974
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            This

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mark doesnt have him

  11. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez Fail !
    Only 2 bps ....

  12. HaveYassineChikhaoui
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Does the LiveFPL rank account for hits taken?

      1. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Aye

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        That genius accounts for everything and more.

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Glad I I bought Konsa in this week. At least he can halve the tears I weep whenever Martinez hauls

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tight groin for Martinez

    • Plagued by indecision
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No pressure Nick Pope, but you’re going to have to put in two remarkable performances to make my bench boost worth it!

      Quite funny really. My mini league rival played TC and has Martinez and Antonio on the bench. I bench boosted with 3 x Leeds. Swings and roundabouts.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cancelo being sold is it knee jerk to Stones?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Stupid if you ask me. Especially before the gw is over

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        you don’t sell a City defender ‘after’ their rest game to get in another City defender ‘before’ their rest game

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          It's hilarious, just let them do it.

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      KDB 3 baps ... I am sure I read on here during the game that he was playing badly ? 🙂

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane, Bruno or Salah is where the TC is at.

      I know Man City played and some had both scorers.

      Still feels like this game week is to begin.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm on Salah this GW. When sellers profit from him blanking, you know whom to thank.

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You forgot DCL ... please say you forgot DCL. Though I haven't TC, I'm on a BB fail instead.

      3. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Need that to be the case. Only scored 15 points yesterday when everyone in my ML scored 25+ (Stones, Dias and Martinez). Kane, Salah and Bruno owner. Need them all the fire.