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Over half of the top 10k hoping for Grealish returns in final Gameweek 8 match

The Premier League signs off for a fortnight after tonight’s match at the Emirates, as Arsenal v Aston Villa brings Gameweek 8 to a close.

Kick-off in north London is at 19:15 GMT.

Jack Grealish (£7.4m) is the most-owned Fantasy Premier League player in this match, both overall and within the top 10,000.

A further 320,000+ FPL managers brought Grealish into their squads after his 15-point haul against Southampton, which lifted his overall ownership figure to 32.6%.

That figure stands at 57.85% in the top 10k.

The England international is part of a Villa side that shows only one change from Gameweek 7, with Trezeguet (£5.3m) replacing the injured Bertrand Traore (£5.9m).

The Arsenal team news is even more uncomplicated, as Mikel Arteta has named exactly the same line-up as he did in the win at Old Trafford.

That means that Rob Holding (£4.4m) keeps his place at the heart of the Gunners’ defence, with the fit-again David Luiz (£5.5m) only among the substitutes.

Holding is part of an Arsenal backline that is the meanest in the division this season, with Arteta’s troops conceding on just seven occasions in as many Gameweeks.

Villa had also started the season in excellent defensive form, keeping clean sheets in three of their first four matches of 2020/21.

The Villans are yet to concede a single goal on the road.

Seven goals have flown past Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) in the last two Gameweeks, however.

Martinez faces his former club tonight and remains the most-popular goalkeeper in FPL, with just over one in four of us owning the Argentine.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Grealish, Barkley, Trezeguet, Watkins.

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1,620 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Grealish shot off the line

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Shocking miss

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Really expected him to bury that

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      He is unlucky not to be hauling in this game really.

  2. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    two free transfers:

    would you do son+maupay to bruno+bamford(or any forward for 6.3 or less)

    yes ot no?

  3. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Damn it Grealish cleared off the line 🙁

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No luck this week.

  4. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Wow Watkins I doubted you

  5. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Where’s my Grealish hat trick?

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      In a que

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Watkins wants it

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Grealish hauls denied...

  7. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Watkins and Konsa on the bench and no jammy points for me

  8. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Watkins 2 in 2. Feeling very lucky that I had to keep him for so long. Good lad 😀

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      3 in 2

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Wonderfuel

  9. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Absolutely pathetic from Arsenal

  10. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Grealish so unlucky
    Could easily had 20+ points,and thats without exaggeration

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If he were better you mean

  11. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I really need another assist or goal from Barkley to make up for my poor GW

  12. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Grealish so frustrated player to own! So many chances but somehow still nothing.. Needs to be more clinical!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You said

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sit down.

  13. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Watkins again

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Jack the lad assist

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        😀

  14. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Watkins G
    Grealish A

  15. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bellerin over Coufal. Yet another masterclass from myself this season

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    How did that not go in Jack?

  17. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I love Grealish.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      You can’t love a dirty cheat ... not allowed

  18. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Arsenal def is always a no go zone. Has always been that way for the 4 years i've played fpl.

  19. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    GRealy assist?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeeees

  20. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Oh ffs I can't believe I benched this guy

  21. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Kane > Watkins 😀

  22. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Well done Ollie. Now to wipe away that a Villa CS would be the icing on the cake

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Arsenal you muppets stop damaging my rank, soooo terrible

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Watkins is the man

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      This, want him now

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Yessss the Watkins + Grealish double up

  26. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    OMG Watkins Brace

  27. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    OLLIE captain next week locked

  28. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 11 days ago

      what A performance by Villa 😮

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Wow wow wowtkins.

      WOWTKINS

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ooh Ollie at the wheel!