Aston Villa alternative starting XI for Newcastle United according to Fantasy Premier League players - gallery

Fantasy football managers are hoping to see some surprises in Unai Emery’s first starting XI, including a role for Calum Chambers.

It's set to be an electric season for Aston Villa with hopes high following a superb end to the last campaign under Unai Emery.

There's Europa Conference League football to get excited about for Villains fans as well this season and the year ahead all starts at St James' Park this weekend.

Emery's team to face Newcastle United is still under wraps with some positions all but guaranteed and others up for grabs. Some of those most in the know are fantasy football lovers who have spent the summer analysing form and trends to pick their sides for the season ahead.

BirminghamWorld looks at the Aston Villa starting XI that Fantasy Premier League managers want to see, according to player ownership on the game.