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Fantasy community back Villa in opening Gameweek 28 match

The Fantasy Premier League community are backing Aston Villa in the opening match of Gameweek 28.

41.0% of managers worldwide are in possession of Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) for a Friday-night trip to Newcastle after two double-figure hausl since Gameweek 24.

The Villa goalkeeper has recorded eight clean sheets away from home this season, at least two more than any other shot-stopper after 27 Gameweeks.

Meanwhile, 14.7% have brought Matt Targett (£5.0m) into Gameweek 28, who lines up against Newcastle’s out-of-form right-back Emil Krafth (£4.2m) tonight.

While Villa’s left-back has produced just three attacking returns this season, two of them have come on the road.

There is less of a spread of interest in Dean Smith’s attacking assets even for a favourable meeting with Newcastle.

Jack Grealish‘s (£7.5m) continued absence is sure to have played a part in that.

Villa have scored two league goals in four matches since their talismanic midfielder succumbed to a leg injury, Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) the only players to find the net during that period.

The latter is on the bench tonight with Trézéguet (£5.2m) and Traoré either side of Ollie Watkins (£6.6m) in a 4-3-3 formation.

The former Brentford man is the only fit and starting Villa midfield or forward asset above 1.4% ownership tonight, currently sat in 26.7% of Fantasy teams worldwide.

Callum Wilson (£6.5m) remains the most-popular Newcastle option despite his ongoing absence while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) are also on the sidelines.

Steve Bruce has selected Dwight Gayle (£5.9m) to lead the Magpies’ line tonight, supported by an attacking-midfield trio of Ryan Fraser (£5.6m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) and Joelinton (£5.7m).

Gameweek 28 Line-ups

Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Dúbravka; Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth; Hayden, Shelvey; Fraser, Willock, Joelinton; Gayle.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, El Mohamady; J Ramsey, D Luiz, McGinn; Trézéguet, Watkins, B Traoré.

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793 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Oh for goodness sake, Targett the only Villa player getting BAPS!

    1. Tango74
        2 months, 3 days ago

        And end up on same points as Martinez lol

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He'll end up with more. He'll have 4 points. Martinez 3.

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

      That was exhilarating viewing as a Martinez and Lascelles owner lool

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lascalles essential ?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        or even Lascelles

      2. TheBiffas
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Absolutely essential.

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

            Convert?

        • Benjustjamin
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          He is the main man at newcastle until our front 3 are back

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            been great for me on WC since GW26, cheap and nailed

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

        That’s quite a rollercoaster last 5 mins for Martinez, Targett, Watkins owners

        1. TheBiffas
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Why are you telling me this

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              He's telling me. I wanted to know.

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

          Veltman or Lascelles?

          Or the double up I suppose 🙂

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Did Martinez lose 7 points then?

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes and targett 5. I have both

        4. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Martinez, targett and Watkins owner.

          What a sick finish to the game that was! 🙁

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ouch

        5. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Benched Konsa and only had Martinez... i guess, result?

        6. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wow Newcastle got some fight after mall

        7. Wizard of Ozil
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          anyone else almost throw the TV out the window!!!!! with that equaliser.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Good goal for Emi and Watkins owners

        8. SON of CITY
            2 months, 3 days ago

            all that glitters on Martinez and Targett, thought was gold.

          • Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I hope Newcastle get relegated.

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

            Martinez has destroyed me for weeks. Finally transfer him in, he concedes in the 94th minute. Where was that during all the weeks I didn’t own him?!

            1. hullcityfan
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I just stayed stubborn and refused to get him - this is a small win in a string of loses.

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Aston Villa, extremely poor game management. was simply not his fault tonight.

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah they had it won. Ball in the corner etc would have seen them home.

          • michaelington
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Is there a number for counselling after that?

          • Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            FH the play this week (WC still in hand)?

          • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I think at this stage the last bonus point fight between Lascelles and Dubravka will go on alphabetical order in a tie? 😀

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Are they giving Martinez the save point he should’ve had last week?

            Only made 2 tonight but gets a save point

          • Van_de_Fart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Good evening lads. Week 29 has only four games. Do we know if there will be any plans for any other fixtures or teams that will likely be arranged for that game week?