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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. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Reg needs to start booking these villa morons

    Always breaking play at crucial stages with cynical fouls

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Was that another 2 saves for Martinez 😆

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      So easy!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Crosses 😀

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Looking like a BB fail...

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    FPL Insider

    @insider_fpl

    ·

    6h

    [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred OUT their own teammate Salah! #FPL #GW26

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Salah to Auba?

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah? Irrelevant. Targett transfered Grealish in aswell.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      30 min is enough

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      To make space for himself maybe?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        No, he got Philips i thinkn

    5. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Surely they'd know better than this days after Villa players got a telling off

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Mark also doesn't own Salah

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    FPL Insider
    @insider_fpl
    ·
    6h
    Warning signDown-pointing red triangle [2021-02-27] [SOU] Scott (Head Performance Analyst) has transferred OUT their own teammate McCarthy! #FPL #GW26

    Forster anyone ?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I had him before my WC team 😀

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      lol i thought they shut down the bot

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        No, they only banned the actual Villa players to play the game

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Just signed a new contract, very unlikely he's dropped imo

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        He’s just aware that McCarthy is shite

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Torres just signed a contract and is not playing

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Ferran?

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Or he just analysed mccarthys performances

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        This!

    5. Forlorn Hope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Or he is playing his bench boost and needed a keeper,who plays twice this week!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas into mid or subbed soon.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Struijk 1 pointer.

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Alioski on, Dallas to MF.

  8. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Struijk 1 pointer

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Struijk clean sheet banked

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Dirty sheets

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Denied Number 2 points

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Jota transfer Salah out
    Salah TCers in tears 😉

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Imagine the SCENES had he transferred himself in for him

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Mark is also Salah-less

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Mark knows 😉

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      What?

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      link? 😀

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Everyone has KdB instead of Salah surely?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Stop it

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Sorry couldn't resist lol

    6. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Stop it will you? 😀 Another one of these posts? Really?

      [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred IN their own teammate Robertson! #FPL #GW26
      [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred IN their own teammate Phillips! #FPL #GW26
      [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred OUT their own teammate Salah! #FPL #GW26
      [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred OUT their own teammate Phillips! #FPL #GW26
      [2021-02-26] [LIV] Diogo Jota has transferred IN their own teammate Adrián! #FPL #GW26

      All for this GW.
      Does this seem like 'trolling' to you OR a pro player earning millions playing FPL very dedicated? 😀

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Has Bertrand contributed anything tonight?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Flair?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Hair?

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Now Strujk won't give me that 0.1m price rise. Should have went that Burnley dude ?

  13. rokonto
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed
    What's this about Jota transferring out Salah?
    I'm worried now....

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Players can transfer out team mates without them being dropped or injured, and nothing you can do about it now anyway

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      you cant do anything about it anyway..

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      What can you do about it? Absolutely nothing.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      hahaha seriously are you actually worried cause that's ridiculous

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Everyone has KdB over Salah anyway so wouldn't worry

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Naughty!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I'm so gonna pay for this when Salah hauls big time!

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            You're bringing on your own karma downfall 😉

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    OK who had WBA vs Brighton being the most entertaining game of the day?

    This is dross.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      8pm is the big one.

      Season defining.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      There were several posters on here saying that they had no intention of watching the WBA v Brighton match and would come back for the excitement of Leeds v Villa. That went well.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        It’s not been a barn burner.. 25 min in

  15. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Bit worried about starting triple Leeds now....

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Tyler roberts is dreadful so out of place in the premier league

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      End of him then.

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Roberts YC

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Targett yc

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Targett YC

  20. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Madness

  21. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    GOAT YC

    1. Wolverine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Never seen one of them. Can goats get jaundice?

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    YC, Roberts, Targett

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Targett YC

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Villa are the dirtiest team in the league

    Foul foulf foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Don’t disagree but nothing wrong with what Targett did ; Roberts should be off. As an aside Leeds play the tactical foul game just as badly when winning.

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    CS points for Emi

  26. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    3 - El Ghazi (29)
    2 - Martínez (27)
    1 - Llorente (23)

    Targett (22)
    Mings (20)

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    How is that not red?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Charitable from the ref

    2. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      For Targett for acting like a complete prat?

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez 2 BPS away from his customary 3 BAPs

  29. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Get Roberts off ffs.

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Dallas YC

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      *Klich

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      To be fair, it's very hard to tell Leeds players apart.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Look for the man bun