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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
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Reg needs to start booking these villa morons

    Always breaking play at crucial stages with cynical fouls

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Was that another 2 saves for Martinez 😆

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      So easy!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Crosses 😀

  3. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Looking like a BB fail...

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    FPL Insider

    @insider_fpl

    ·

    6h

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Salah to Auba?

    2. DAZZ
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah? Irrelevant. Targett transfered Grealish in aswell.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      30 min is enough

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      To make space for himself maybe?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No, he got Philips i thinkn

    5. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Mark also doesn't own Salah

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I had him before my WC team 😀

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      lol i thought they shut down the bot

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He’s just aware that McCarthy is shite

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Torres just signed a contract and is not playing

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Ferran?

    4. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Or he just analysed mccarthys performances

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        This!

    5. Forlorn Hope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

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

    Dallas into mid or subbed soon.

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

      Struijk 1 pointer.

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Alioski on, Dallas to MF.

  8. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Struijk 1 pointer

  9. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Struijk clean sheet banked

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Dirty sheets

      1. Sim Simma
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Denied Number 2 points

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Jota transfer Salah out
    Salah TCers in tears 😉

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Imagine the SCENES had he transferred himself in for him

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mark is also Salah-less

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Mark knows 😉

    3. Botman and Robben
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What?

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      link? 😀

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Everyone has KdB instead of Salah surely?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Stop it

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Sorry couldn't resist lol

    6. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Has Bertrand contributed anything tonight?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Flair?

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Hair?

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

  13. rokonto
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    1. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      you cant do anything about it anyway..

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What can you do about it? Absolutely nothing.

    4. Rinseboy
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      hahaha seriously are you actually worried cause that's ridiculous

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Everyone has KdB over Salah anyway so wouldn't worry

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Naughty!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

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

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            You're bringing on your own karma downfall 😉

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    This is dross.

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

      8pm is the big one.

      Season defining.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

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

  15. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Bit worried about starting triple Leeds now....

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      End of him then.

  17. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Roberts YC

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Targett yc

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Targett YC

  20. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Madness

  21. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    GOAT YC

    1. Wolverine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Never seen one of them. Can goats get jaundice?

  22. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    YC, Roberts, Targett

  23. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Targett YC

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Villa are the dirtiest team in the league

    Foul foulf foul foul foul foul foul foul foul foul

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months 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
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    CS points for Emi

  26. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

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

    Targett (22)
    Mings (20)

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How is that not red?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Charitable from the ref

    2. Mweene
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      For Targett for acting like a complete prat?

  28. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Martinez 2 BPS away from his customary 3 BAPs

  29. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Get Roberts off ffs.

  30. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Dallas YC

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      *Klich

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

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

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Look for the man bun