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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. TheBiffas
    7 months, 1 day ago

    f off el trashgi

  2. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    What happens to monthly totals when the end of the month is in the middle of a GW. Do they split the points in that GW across the 2 months or will Feb score include till the end of this GW?

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      All of that gameweek are included in the month total (February, for this gameweek)

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks!

  3. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    It’s gameweek 19 all over again isn’t it?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Not 25 tho!

  4. Jon Snow
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Clearly Leeds can't be trusted on DGWs

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      You know nothing

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    NEWCASTLE : Dubravka, Krath, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Willock, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
    Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Carroll, Ritchie, Gayle, Hendrick, Fraser, Murphy, Longstaff.

    WOLVES : Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Neto, Jose, Traore.
    Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Kilman, Otasowie.

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nobody cares about this one

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Otasowie non-owner I take it?

      2. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Leeds players are as insignificant

      3. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Except people from Newcastle. And people from Wolverhampton.

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Rude

      5. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        And nobody cares about a pink shark

      6. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        You shouldn't have commented. 6 years in? Shameful!

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Most responses I've received in 6 years!

    2. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Darlow dropped

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

    McGinn has been brilliant.

    Southgate will have been impressed by him this evening.

    1. TheBiffas
      7 months, 1 day ago

      haha

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Indeed. Him and Josh King knocking on Gareth's door

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      ?

    4. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      And Martinez

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    B.Traoré Assisst plz :O

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kings kicks out for Marty

  9. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Marty looking like out next game sadly.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Why?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Can’t even kick a goal kick

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          If he was that bad you’d take him off.

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Exactly...

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Not kicking ball

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

      Wishful thinking

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I hope I’m wrong.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          4 full days rest

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Underwhelming start to the gw

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Should have been a second YC and red for Targett

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      If you’re not going to send off klich you can’t send off Targett.

  12. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Is now the time?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Marty save

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Targett on the edge...

  15. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    This is classic fpl. Own all DGWers and single GWers haul. Own single GWers in a double with great fixtures, and you know in minute 5 they're blanking.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      It’s ridiculous isn’t it, yet we fall for it every year

    2. TheBiffas
      7 months, 1 day ago

      villa is not a good fixture for any team

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, I thought I was being smart not taking hits to remove/bench Leeds players. 6 points from 3. Cheers.

  16. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Targett needs to chill

  17. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    A Martinez injury will shake things up a bit. He's GK for pretty much my entire league, and some don't have a playing back-up.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I have McCarthy sub if he counts lol

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Without Son coming on

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Annoying with Bamford and Raphinha..

  20. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Is martinez injured? Just heard on radio couldn't take a goal kick

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Took pain killers earlier

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Still playing so it can’t be that bad

  21. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    FPL pts standings
    1: Bruno
    2: Salah
    3: Son
    4: Kane
    5: Bamford
    6: Martinez

    At just 4.5m. Insane

  22. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Seems like Martinez is injured. Ofc he is when i own him for 1st time this season

  23. Sean
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Sub off Targett pls

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Targett RC here and toys are out of the pram....

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Leeds are a truly random football team

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Out of steam?

  26. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    How many extra points would you want from a BB to consider it successful?

    1. TheBiffas
      7 months, 1 day ago

      15-20 really

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      15

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I would expect 8, hope for 12 and be partying at 15+

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        That's reasonable

    4. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I play it when I think 20 is a reasonable expectation. I'm currently on 5 with just Areola to go, so hoping for a couple of penalty saves!

    5. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      6 atleast

    6. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Fair answers. 4 from my 2 Leeds players isn't the best start. Hopefully Lowton or Areola can get some returns!

  27. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez took a pill and now not taking goal kicks. What could it be?

  28. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Ok let’s hold on now Villa

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Emi on 3 bps

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Elmo YC

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Grrr anmoying

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        *annoying

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Leeds are awful

    1. TheBiffas
      7 months, 1 day ago

      you said that it this point vs soton