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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. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Need Raphinha and Dallas to score lol

  2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Now a Watkins brace is all we need.

  3. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    It's like the ground is flooding, everyone just keeps slipping

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Raphina a joy to watch, glad I have him in my team

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No good if he's not picking up points though

      1. viciousrumour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He is picking up points though...

  5. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez yet again looks due a haul.

    Also: ASCENSOR ASCENSOR ASCENSOR

  6. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Has a game ever been less interesting than this DGW26 new - wol tonight from a FPL perspective ?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Wba - Bha

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nope

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Just not happening for Leeds today.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      They’re playing poorly

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So many bench boosted Leeds players.

    6 points confirmed for Dallas, Raphinha and Bamford

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Actually I put them in my starting 11 just so I had dgw players on the bench.

      So haha

      1. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Childish

      2. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What difference does it make?-.-

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Played them in my 11. After Cancelo and 3 Leeds, I'm suddenly looking very light this week.

    3. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Same as least week please

  9. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So frustrating having those three leeds players whose names are mentioned on almost every attack but no points for them

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Only 30 mins gone and how many did you start? Just Raphina here

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        ditto

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Likely playing BB

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Chill Winston

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      8 points for a BB will be disappointing

  10. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Double Villa def and Raph/Bam. Proper hedge.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      1-1 then? 🙂

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        With a Alioski goal probs

  11. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Just saw the replay where Roberts showed disappointment at the Klich cross.
    Lol, the most useless player in the playing XI showing the most disappointment while Bamford and Raph are cool.

  12. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bamford's movement so poor at times. Has left so many tap ins behind this season from not showing the sharpness/ intelligence to make the right simple run at the right time .

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      At 5.5 he has more than delivered! VFM of the season!

    2. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lol ok

  13. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Leeds left it a bit late the other day. Hoping it happens again!

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Raph Assist coming up

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Just raking bps

  15. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Imagine picking the chap with blue hair on a Dgw.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Diagne?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is that who it is? Thought it was Betty White.

  16. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Took out Stones on WC and went for Cancelo over Dias as advised by people here. At least I had KDB! Lol

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can we add these words to the content filter?

      Please....?

    2. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Dont listen to anyone on here. 1st rule of FFS

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Haha

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If true can't tell you why people were recommending Cancelo over Stones this GW given Cancelo just had 90 mins in UCL off a stretch of starts & Stones had been rested - as well as Pep's comments.

      Sorry if you were given bad advice. Doesn't mean Cancelo can't start and haul next match though.

    4. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      When people here advice someone who performs - ' I made this transfer and it worked. I'm a genius'

      Otherwise this. Such Hypocrisy

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A WC is for the rest of the season not 1 week

    6. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Is it your team or “theirs”?

  17. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Does Raph look like scoring yet? I played him over Targett

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Amazing to watch.

  18. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Damn Bam and Raph on BB doing sod all lol

  19. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Traore train derailed

  20. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Emi 3 saves

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      So easy

  21. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    As a Martinez, Raph and Watkins owner, I would sooo take this result with some odd Raphinha bap....

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He’s in it right now, but not when CSs added

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why not another return from Watkins!

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Same. I'm playing Martinez and Watkins, and benched Raphinha and Targett.

  22. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How is Roberts a professional football player?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He's an international footballer

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He is shocking! Have not seen a single moment of quality.

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez save point.

  24. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ayling ManBun dislodged

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Shampoo companies missing a clear opportunity

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I see your name and all i think is a line ups post. Lol

  25. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Some mad caveman has come on for Leeds at right back

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Caveman —> Hipster (-4)

  26. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Some head of hair tbf

  27. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Villa 2-0 win with Watkins scoring would be pure elation. Rival has bench boosted Leeds and has no Villa.

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This

  28. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Yes Martinez, 3 saves!

  29. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Villa conceding too many corners and fks.

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins will get a YC