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

    I was thinking of keeping Jimmy for Southampton but Wolves are truly garbage and Barnes + Jimmy -> Bruno + Watkins are perfect transfers.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Classic knee-jerk. Id expect Barnes to start next.

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

        Knee jerk? Lol, Ive had those duds in my team since gw3 WC

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Did the same thing but foden out instead of Barnes and gone for bamford instead of Watkins

      So not the same thing at all I guess lol

  2. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Trent to Chilwell before the rise today?

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think I am going to go for it and keep my fingers crossed for 2 weeks

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I was planning to hold till next week at least. But with the injury and Chilwell rising, it just feels right.

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

      Yeah. He even scores by accident.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers! 🙂

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

    Rodriguez > Grealish in FanTeam looks necessary. He's too good. He's too important.

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

    Watkins is a great pick with the run of fixtures!!

    Miles better than Adams, Mitrovic or Wilson - agree?

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

      If they play like this!

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Agree

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

      Agree, the supply from Barkley Grealish and Targett are good for him to finish off

    4. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sold Watkins for Che Adams just before his hat trick against Liverpool. Then immediately bought him back, missing Adams run of goals.

      This week I sold him again for Wilson.

      Ffs I hate this game.

  5. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    how on earth are arsenal getting out of this game without a single goal.

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      We're crap

    2. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Because they are inept?

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Arteta masterclass.

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Watch the match

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

        They haven't even deserved one. They've barely threatened.

      • Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No ozil

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

      If so far this season:

      VIlla > Arsenal & Liverpool
      Leeds & Southampton > Villa
      Palace > Leeds & Southampton

      Surely Palace are winning the league?

    5. Cruicky
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      might as well add Arsenal to the list of teams I won't be touching for a while for FPL. Alongside Burnley, West Brom, Fulham, Sheffield Utd & Newcastle.

    6. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      When is Emi’s cleanie disappearing then?

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

        Don’t start! Though I would like 1 more save...

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

        I'm known to lose CS in injury time so it's coming... 🙁

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

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

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No one know yet

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        suggest you wait until the press conferences after the international break ?

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

          ok cheers

    8. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bottomed:

      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

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

      Kane & Foden to Bruno & Watkins for a hit?

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

        It’s bold. But I like it

    10. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      come on Auba you muppet.

      1. Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Need Ozil

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

      last week 71pts and this week 72. I'm starting to finally get it right! still my rank 600k so lots of hard work ahead!

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

        well done!

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

        You're doing better than most, well done

    12. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pick one; Grealish or Ziyech?

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

        Jack

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

        Grealish.

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

        Both

    13. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Fernandes
      B) KdB

      1) Dias
      2) Cancelo

      X) Watkins
      Y) Bamford

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

        A1X in the short term. But going to want both KDB and Bruno long term.

      2. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Tough one, will also be choosing between the first two and unsure atm!

        2
        X

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

        A this week then b the week after.

        1,2 neither

        X

    14. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pleasantly surprised as a Martínez, Grealish and Watkins owner!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        nice one

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

        Nice haul that

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

        noice

      4. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The trifecta

    15. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not bad as a Grealish non-owner. Could've been a lot worse.

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

        u need to get him in ASAP

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Trust me I'm doing it this week. It's scary not owning him 😆

    16. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      what to do with foden? tempted to sell for jota.

      1. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sell

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

        Prefer a more nailed option
        Robbo to Chilwell could help me do Foden to ziyech
        Then again those plum fixtures soon could pay off for Foden owners

    17. villian-ty
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Wheres the guy who said to captain auba

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

        no one said that

        1. villian-ty
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Andre99

    18. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mings should have buried that.

    19. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Definetly did not bring in an arsenal defender this week..

    20. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Arteta is worse than Ole. At least Ole is entertaining, Arteta is just mind numbingly boring.

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

        So overrated by Arsenal fans.

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I wouldn't blame Arsenal too much.

        Villa were just unplayable today.

      3. Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Need Ozil

    21. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pick one?

      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

    22. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Unfortunately went with Mendy for Martinez. SHU lucky goal and cs gone, but I got 78(-4) so I am not totally disappointed.

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

        I read your name as slavknob then, which probably would be more appropriate

    23. cilz88
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Fernandes and Coufal or Rashford and Cancelo? Or any other suggestion?

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

        Fern Coufal

    24. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ollie Watkins, you beauty. 101 points for the week

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        awesome well done !

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

        Serious score

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

      FT!

    26. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      First time Auba playing at home for 90 mins he has not had one shot on goal. Not on target, not even one shot! Crazy

      1. Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Answer = No Ozil

    27. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      74 points. Finally a good week

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

        75 for me. Still getting 62pt weekly average but only 300k. Still 60pts off top 10k. Tough going this year.

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

      Martinez any other saves??