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The best Aston Villa players in FPL

Taking a look at the best Aston Villa players in FPL. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area we can utilise its fixture ticker and underlying statistics to find out if Aston Villa are worth investment and if so who the best defensive and offensive assets are in FPL.

The next period in FPL will be absolutely vital to the success of any given managers season. Looking through the best Aston Villa players in FPL could be an important factor as we navigate our way through a challenging fixture schedule.

Fixtures

Aston Villa rank eighth on the fixture ticker from now until the end of the season. We can also see that they have a double Gameweek in the round ahead and then face Nottingham Forest immediately after that.

The Aston Villa attack

This season Aston Villa rank around mid-table for key attacking data points including goals scored (35), goals scored in the box (17) and big chances (48). In their most recent matches they seem to have improved on that.

In the last six matches Aston Villa rank the fifth best for goals scored (10), joint fifth for shots on target (26) and rank around mid-table for other key offensive data points.

The best attacking options

The standout attacking option from Aston Villa is Ollie Watkins (£7.3m). The striker is the safest option in terms of minutes, starting the last six matches on the bounce. Watkins not only leads his teammates in terms of non penalty expected goal involvement (3.12) in the last six matches but he has also bagged five returns in the same period.

The next best option could be Emiliano Buendia (£5.7m) who ranks as Aston Villa’s second highest attackers for non penalty expected goal involvement in the last six matches (1.83). Buendia has picked up returns in half of his last four matches.

Another great option could be budget enabler Leon Bailey (£4.4m). The Jamaican has produced four goals and three assists from 26 matches this season.

The Aston Villa defence

So far this season Aston Villa rank around mid-table for most of the key defensive data points like goals conceded, shots in the box conceded and others. However they also rank the fourth worst in the league for big chances conceded (67).

In their last six matches Aston Villa rank the fifth worst teams in the league for shots in the box conceded (61) and big chances conceded (16). They also rank around mid-table for other key defensive data points as well.

The best defensive options

Based on the stats it could be wise excluding Aston Villa defenders from our thoughts moving forward. The standout option is Alex Moreno (£4.4m). He has started the last three consecutive matches for Aston Villa whilst also edging his defensive teammates for non penalty expected goal involvement in the last six Gameweeks. Moreno has also picked up three returns in his last three matches.

Of the remaining defenders with better expected minutes none of Ezri Konsa (£4.4m), Tyrone Mings (£4.3m) or Matty Cash (£4.6m) have convincing expected goal involvement data with the difference between them slight in the last six matches. However over the season Ezri Konsa does lead the way for that specific data point (1.48) suggesting he could be the defender to go to.


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