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Ben Foster has chosen the Aston Villa duo Emiliano Buendia and Danny Ings for his fantasy football team, as he announced on his own YouTube channel.

The Watford goalkeeper, who will face Villa in the opening game of the new Premier League season on Saturday, described Buendia as “world class”.

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Foster faced Buendia last season when he was in the Norwich colors so he will know all about his game.

But even though Foster added the attacking villa duo to his roster, he said he’s putting them on the bench because they’ll play against each other over the weekend.

“The second player I have (on my team),” said Foster. “Which leaves me in a bind because we’re playing them in our first game and it’s Aston Villa.

“But I chose Buendia because I think the guy will have a belt season. We played him against Norwich last season, he was world class. I could see he was moving to the Premier League. Big money too.

“I think he’ll have a belt season. For me he will spend the first week in the bank. Unhappy. He will have a world class season. He will score goals and assist for fun.

About Ings: “Another player who will spend the first week on the bench because we are playing against him. Danny Ings for Villa.

“For me, this guy is one of the transfers of the summer so far. It’s worth gold. He scores goals, he runs like an animal, he doesn’t leave you breathless for a second, a team player and a great player on top of that. We will see many goals from him. “

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The last time Villa was related to Watford was probably the last time the stadiums were crowded.

It seems like a long time ago, but it was during Villa’s first season in the Premier League when they survived on the final day, after the lockdown, and during the project restart.

Villa’s 2-1 win over Watford was instrumental in keeping Dean Smith’s side higher, with Ezri Konsa / Tyrone Mings’ stoppage-time goal securing the three points.

“Deeny, Deeney, what’s the score” rang at Villa Park after the full-time whistle for that game and the childhood Birmingham fan will reunite with Villa on Saturday.

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