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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. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Woo-wee, baby! Get in!

  2. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Targett and Barkley on the bench 🙁

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Son -> Fernandes

    Or

    Bowen -> Grealish

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tricky call. Both could be good moves

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

      Bowen to Grealish.

      Great long term fixtures and Son always destroys City's high line.

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks both of you

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Please Arsenal get a goal

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bavies to Targett seems like no brainer

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    9 of my 11 returned this GW. What a funny old season

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Same here. 1 point each

    2. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Me too, it's going to be a massive green arrow

    3. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just the 10 for me Rafa.
      Only Sterling let me down...

  7. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which option better on a WC?

    A) Berge + Bruno + Watkins
    B) Grealish + Rashford + Brewster

    Will have to regularly start 2..

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B i think

  8. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Played WC this week.

    Got rid of Targett.
    Benched Watkins.
    Benched Coufal.
    Brought in Leno and Bellerin.

    Still set for a big green arrow though, funny ole game.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Should have been greener.

  9. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So what’s the score?

  10. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Foden to Grealish? Have no viable way to get KDB or Bruno but they dont even look the part for premiums

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      They very much do. Fernandes put up 17 points this week all from open play. And KdB would have been on 13 points if he had scored the pen.

      I will have KdB in my team in GW10 for sure. If he gets injured, Sterling. But at least one of them.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I can't wait to lose sterling.

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry i meant the team play in general. Bruno's second goal was flukey, and City dont look up to speed quite yet. I am quite interested in them both, just seems like Grealish is great value. So many value picks in midfield this year hard to put Salah KDB Bruno in the midifled at once

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ...Bruno hauled and KDB would have hauled if he scored his pen...

  11. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Only 2 of my starters blanked and I managed to captain one of them...

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      same here lol

      Just the way it goes looking forward to the break

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oh that sucks mate!

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Captain Black devoid of ideas

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain black?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          idk why that link is 45,000 charcaters long -_-

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ??

  13. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Barkley off red?

  14. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Everyone in my league getting West ham and villa defenders off the bench is so annoying as I started them

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That's what benches are for. I'm sure that benefited from similar in the past.

  15. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    -4 yay or nay?

    Sterling + 4.0 defender to Ziyech and Chilwell

  16. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Gareth Southgate are you watching?? You fool..

  17. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Too many cheap forwards

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Because Arsenal are so utterly atrocious they rank dropped me 300k, wipe the cs you useless turds

  19. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Damn that AVL fixtures from GW9-16, Grealish Watkins double up?

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tempted. Will be triple Villa with the GK lol. Who would’ve thought it.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah amazing season

      2. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Got Targett and Martinez double + Grealish. Such good value

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah think he could be my Jimenez replacement

  20. mad_beer ✅
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I can't wait to WC over the break.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It makes no difference

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Just log off. Thanks.

  21. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Well, 72 points all out on FH, scored 36 more points than my original team.

    Worth it? I think not, but long story as to why I had to play it. No longer car, wha tis even the point of playing.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      36 points isn't worth it?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’m not sure

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Don't bother then.

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Stop with the constant complaining.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nice one

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Constructive. The constant whinging is very off-putting.

    4. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I would defo take a 36 point return !

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers, i just don’t know if that’s good enough personally

    5. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If you're gonna brag then just brag. Don't write a tradegy like that man. And no, I won't ask why you had to play it.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Mate it isn’t a brag, it’s a dig at myself saying I dunno if it was worth it. It’s ok and I won’t say why I had to 🙂

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Hahaah so what would be worth it? As you weren’t doing it on a DGW, do me a favour!

  22. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Watkins or Bamford for next 2 weeks

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Both. Get rid of kane

  23. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    The best thing in FPL is when your cheap barely-owned player hauls.

    (Then you get emotionally attached to them, keep them for far too long and ruin your season).

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I feel attacked

  24. Henning
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    KVP or Vestergaard in for Saiss and why?

    1. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      KVP has better fixtures

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I went for Vestergaard last week. The delivery from set-pieces is first class and I fancy the chances of the big lad who hangs out by the back post.

  25. burnhilla
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Watkins on the bench 🙂

      1. Harper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same buddy

      2. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same here but Foden swaps, Thankyou Pep for once

      3. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same, was pretty happy to have gone Coufal over Ollie last night

        Still as a villa fan I dont care 🙂

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      One more save Martinez!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Maybe a goal too!

      2. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This

      3. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'd prefer arsenal don't have any shots on goal.

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          ^ too many near-CS losing heart-attacks this season

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      So i have two options, which would you choose out of the following?

      1. Trent & Son > Cancelo & Fernandes (To then move to KDB after WBA Game)
      2. Trent & Podence > Cancelo & Grealish

      Both for free.

      Rest of the team is:
      Martinez (Steer)
      Trent - Coufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
      Salah - Son - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
      DCL - Kane - Werner

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Need some Watkins / Grealish in my life. Shame I loaded on Villa dross like Davis and Steer... stuck.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Watkins on penalties then?!

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Aye

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yup

    • Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      chances of antonio to be fit after international break? need to replace maupay

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Watkins is your man not antonio