SCOUT: Aston Villa FPL team analysis for 2020-21

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Tom Heaton is one of our Aston Villa FPL player picks for the 2020-21 season
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Consider which Aston Villa players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Aston Villa FPL players

Let’s take a closer look at Aston Villa’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

£4.5m Tom Heaton will be number 1 when fit and he’s been a strong FPL performer in the past, albeit for Burnley where goalkeepers thrive.

Villa’s defence improved markedly towards the end of last season, but we wouldn’t go near them unless they’ve shown signs of sustaining it.

Also bear in mind they don’t have a fixture in Gameweek 1.

👬 Defenders

Matt Targett is the only one of any interest here, but there are better options for £4.5m.

🏃 Midfielders

£7m Jack Grealish is the only show in town here, but he had such a barren run in the second half of last season that he doesn’t appeal.

It coincided with Villa tightening up their defence, a tactic which ultimately ensured their Premier League survival, so it’s likely they’ll stick with that.

As such, Grealish doesn’t really appeal as a fantasy football asset unless he moves club.

🥳 Forwards

Only £4.5m Keinan Davis looks decent value here, and even then only as bench fodder to free up funds for elsewhere.

Certainly don’t have him as a starter in your team, and if Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster gets a loan move then he’s a better choice at that price.

Aston Villa FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Jack Grealish

⓶ Keinan Davis

⓵ Tom Heaton