Best picks from Villa for Double Gameweek 37

Villa play twice in Double Gameweek 37. We take a look at their underlying stats and investigate the ownership percentages for the Aston Villa players. Ahead of matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace, we assess the best investment options from the Villans.

With a nice run of fixtures Aston Villa are a key target for FPL managers. The Villans have a wealth of potential options for FPL managers to invest in.

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All the stats in this article courtesy of the Fantasy Football Scout members area. The stats are from Gameweek 12 when Steven Gerrard arrived to the first fixture of Gameweek 36.

Underlying Stats

The attack

Villa’s attacking appeal has improved massively as a result of the opening fixture of Gameweek 36s win over Burnley. The three goals Villa scored points them in good form ahead of their second Double Gameweek in Gameweek 37. In addition, the underlying stats from the Villa attackers are positive.

Since Gameweek 12 Ollie Watkins is Villa’s top goal scorer. The forward has returned eight goals. Budget enabling midfielder Jacob Ramsey is second with five goals, however he is currently injured.

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Watkins is also top for goal attempts at Villa in this period with 48. Of those goal attempts, 46 have come from inside the box and 11 were classified as big chances.

Watkins is also top for penalty area touches with 125. This is double that of any other Villa player in the same period.

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John McGinn is top for chances created across the Villa team since Gameweek 12. The midfielder has created 32 chances. Midfielder Emi Buendia is second with 27. January signing Philippe Coutinho is third with 20 chances created. Coutinho however, missed the first game of Gameweek 36.

The defence

Matt Cash is the most attacking of the Aston Villa defenders. Cash is second across the Villa team for passes received in the final third. Only Watkins has had more.

Cash has put in 57 crosses since Gameweek 12, only Lucas Digne and McGInn have supplied more. He also ranks sixth for threat amongst defenders in the influence, creativity and threat (ICT) index.

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Ownership ahead of Double Gameweek 37

Philippe Coutinho is the most heavily owned FPL asset at Villa. He is currently owned by 12.2% of the game. Emi Martinez, Cash and Watkins are the only other FPL asset at Aston Villa to be owned by over 10% of the game. They are in 11.6%, 11.4% and 11.1% of teams respectively.

Jacob Ramsey was the most popular option in the top 10k ahead of Gameweek 36. However the midfielders injury means that he was heavily sold ahead of the deadline. Coutinho, Cash and Watkins are now the most heavily owned Villa picks in the Top 10k.

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Watkins ownership in the Top 10k has risen from 8.5% to 20.56% in the last week.

Community Chatter – Best Picks for Gameweek 37

Bakar has been comparing the two Villa forwards ahead of Double Gameweek 37.

Meanwhile, many FPL managers are considering what to do with Coutinho. With the midfielder benched and Buendia playing well, should managers hold him? FPL mombasadele has a poll active.


Wondering what to expect from the Gameweek 37 fixtures? Check out our recent article.

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