The start of the Fantasy Premier League season is fast approaching, and managers around the world are browsing every Premier League team sheet looking for cheap differentiation options for the upcoming season.
With a strict budget of £ 100m for 15 players and many of the league’s big scorer hunters costing more than £ 10m each, it’s important to spend wisely. Fortunately for FPL players, there is a team full of players who can deliver big point wins and don’t cost an arm or a leg.
Aston Villa had some of last season’s key FPL players, with goalkeeper Emi Martinez having an amazing first season at Claret and Blue scooping 186 points in total – 28 points more than Manchester City runner-up Ederson.
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Now with a new season and the FPL database going – it seems the Villa squad has been grossly underrated in its pricing based on the previous season, and there are some real bargains that you need on your team next season.
If you get stuck and need help with how to do it, look no further! From the must-have players to the best games to triple-ups, here is our starter pack for Aston Villa in FPL 2021/22.
The best Aston Villa players for your FPL team 2021/22
The three Villa players you need on your FPL team next season are defender Matt Target, midfielder Emiliano Buendia and forward Ollie Watkins.
Watkins and Targett both had a brilliant 2020-21 season for the Villans, and Buendia took the championship by storm when he won the league’s Player of the Year award before moving to the West Midlands.
Here’s a closer look at the trio of FPL must-haves.
Matt Target – Aston Villa
Price: £ 5.0 million
% selected by: 9.8%
Targett was a key player for Villa last season, which proved telling through his FPL stats for the campaign when the full-back scored 138 points.
The Englishman made all 38 appearances for the Villans last season and helped his side keep 16 goals conceded throughout the season – only Ederson held more. On the attacking front, the full-back managed 5 assists in the FPL last season, making him one of the best offensive defenders in the game.
With a mix of Targett’s availability, defensive solidity and attacking skills, raising £ 5.0million for the 25-year-old could be a smart move this year.
Emiliano Buendía – Aston Villa
Price: £ 6.5 million
% selected by: 11.9%
Following his £ 33million move from newly promoted Norwich City to Villa this summer, the Argentine’s arrival was eagerly awaited by Villa fans after his stellar season in the championship.
After a season with Norwich in the premier league before relegation two years ago, the 24-year-old showed his creative talent in the English second division when he scored 15 goals and 16 assists – and that too the league’s POTY award.
After an impressive preseason with Villa and a price tag of just £ 6.5m, the midfield option is incredibly cheap for his talent. Expect a lot of assists from him this season.
Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa
Price: £ 7.5 million
% selected by: 32.2%
After an incredible debut season in the Premier League, Watkins is already a sought-after player for the upcoming FPL season. Over 35% of managers choose England International for their teams – the highest selected striker in the game.
Watkins scored 14 goals and five assists in his first season at Villa and fans will expect that to increase this season. With the striker now playing in front of both Jack Grealish and Buendia, he won’t be short of serves.
Watkins accumulated 168 points last season, making him the fourth highest attacker in the game. Its starting price is up £ 1.5million from last year, but for the price you pay, the returns are worth it.
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Luckily for Dean Smith’s team, their start to the season is one of the easier on paper in the league, with Villa taking on two newly promoted players in Watford and Brentford and Newcastle United, with Villa’s most recent loss to the Magpies in 2017.
Two of the games also have Villa home advantage, which is always a positive aspect of a game.
Who do you think are Villa’s best options this season in the Fantasy Premier League? Will any of these players join your team? Let us know in the comments below!