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

    Assist?

  2. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Targett assist count?

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

    Targett on for a HAUL.

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

    That will be given as Ollie goal
    Damnit

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

    Watkins can score? Wtf?

  6. djman102
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Sounds like Clark OG, Watkins A

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Now the radio announcers are second-guessing themselves.

  7. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Watkins is useless really isn't he

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You watching mate lol

  8. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Of course he scores

  9. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Surly that an OG.

  10. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    watkins assist

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Been given as an OG on flashscore. Damn

  12. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Omg. Martinez, Targett and Watkins owner.

    Blow that whistle nowwwww 😐

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Should be on OG but it won't be

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hard to say, looked on goal to me. I'm a biased Watkins and Targett owner.

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

      Why won't it be?

    3. thegame983
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      It will be too close to call and therefore the goal will be given to Watkins... I think

  14. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    That header was goalbound no?

  15. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Watkins goal confirmed.

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bloody heck why on earth is Watkins EO over 50%?? Can’t remember the last time he even scored

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      And also Salah at still about 75% is mega surprising!

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

      Lots got him in for double and GW29 combo.

  17. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Shot on Targett!!!

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ffs, disaster goal

  19. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Unbelievable Targett to Watkins, dreams!!!

  20. aborg
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Wohooo over the moon as a Martinez, Targett and Watkins owner 🙂

  21. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Please don't be an OG ffs

  22. marcos11
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Targett assist gonna count?

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Watkins goal, Targett assist now on FPL

    • Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Targett assist?

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

      Watkinnnnns finally

    • Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If that is Watkins goal, best bloody outcome!

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Targett. I love ya

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Joke decision by fpl as usual. Clear og

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      clear OG

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

      Dreams really do come true

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Targett assist givennnnnn