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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. Matsy123
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best front 3 for the next 5? Anyone challenging vardy dcl and watkins?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      DCL Kane Brewster

      Power 5 mid

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This^

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah
        Grealish
        Son
        Ziyech
        Bruno

        1. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          These 5 in mid
          Kane DCL as 2 strikers
          Brewster for benc duties

    2. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy DCL Antonio

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Jesus the only contender ...

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Ars are rubbish

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    82 AO no hits. Best week so far. Shane it’s IB now 🙁

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice one. Yeah it's a joke that internationals are still a thing during covid.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yep. Garbage.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good job

  4. AlternativeB
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Robbo + Wilson to Targett + Vardy? To ballsy to do now? (international break... maybe injuries)

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Unless you're going to be priced out, just wait

    • Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I’ll take 70 points with a C fail on Son

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Still can’t make the money top 1 million haha! Top 10k will be extremely difficult this season

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Minus the word money* haha

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A few key captaincy calls could propel up the ranks, but it will be very tough, considering points coming from right, left and center. Players you don't own need to blank now more than ever before.

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Jam jam jam........started Foden over Watkins and was horrified to see him coming on with a couple of minutes left.......not sure what happened with the substitution but I’ll take the 13 pointer off the bench!

      1. Arfaish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Still got to pick him, nice one

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Disgusting..

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You should be disbarred

    • abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Finishing with 78.
      Total point 521
      OR will be around 76k.

      If Bamford goal and Grealish assist weren't disallowed by VAR , could've entered 50k.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If my grandma had wheels she’d be a bike

        1. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Or wheelchair?

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Gino DiCampo would be proud.

        3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          If assist assists had any value you'd steal 'em, Bubz!

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If Vardy just hits his pen like the first i get 14 more points

    • Arfaish
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Watkins surely looking like the pick of the budget strikers over the medium term now?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I was on Antonio, but with the fixtures and on Pens, Watkins is a great shout. Although Arsenal may have flattered them a bit tonight, Villa attack looks great.

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I still prefer Bamford as i have Grealish and dont like a villa attacking double up.

    • Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      This season literally makes no sense at all 😆

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Bottomed

      Grealish or Watkins? And why?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Both. Grealish first

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, wonder this too. Watkins way more differential though. Is he on pens now?

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

        Grealish and it’s not even close. Grealish is 9.5m player

      4. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Just Jack imo.

      5. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers everyone

    • RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Looking to potentially swap put one of my Spurs attackers due to their tough upcoming fixtures.

      Pick one.

      1) Kane > Werner (Bamford & DCL are my other starters)
      2. Son > Ziyech (Rodriguez, Salah & Grealish)

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      74 pts all out, 2FT and greeeen up to top 500K juhuuuuu.

      How is your GW? Juhuuuu or booooh?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        We really needed to know

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        70(-4) 50k green upto 420k

      3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mine is booooooooooooooh since a long time.

      4. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        85 all out. Very pleased. 14k rank.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Super!

      5. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Juhuuu for me. 75. 300k

      6. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Juuuhuuu for sure.

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Congrats lads

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A : Bavies to Targett
      B : Son to Bruno
      C : Both for a hit

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      76 points finally a good week

    • Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Knew I should have played Watkins instead of KDB 🙁

    • arkom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      XXX / Robertson / Justin / KWP / Mitchell

      XXX = Chilwell or Cancelo?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Chilwell for me.

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What move would you be doing, 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

    • Kane-harry Island
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How long is Wilson out for?
      Is it wise to do Wilson to Watkins before price goes up?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Dunno. I'm still unsure on Bamford / Adams / Watkins if he has to go.

    • jdoyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      84pts and think I'm moving into Top 50k

      Thanks everyone on here for the tips, I think its my first time being in Top 50k in like 5-6 years.

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You are welcome.

    • Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Had double Villa defence past two weeks and they get battered.. I bench them this week and they get a clean sheet. Typical of the game

    • The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Watkins over bamford 2 gws ago wasn’t a bad decision!

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

      Bruno or KDB?

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Brun

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      68 -8 from only 10 players

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Excellent. I’m 65 from 11, 3 blanks including captain sadly

    • AlternativeB
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thinkin this. 1FT now
        Wilson -> Watkins (next round)
        Sone + Kane -> Vardy + KDB (gw 10)
        ?

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Time for some time off during this IB - hopefully price changes won’t go too mad, but got some ITB anyway.

        Need to decide whether to replace Kane/Son, somehow get Grealish by losing Villa fodder, consider KDB v Bruno and possibly Chilwell in for Robbo....

        All with 1FT! Lol

      • BUKKAKU PARTY
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What do you guys think about these moves? Can't afford Grealish unfortunately.
        TAA + Maupay + Barnes > Coufal + Vardy + Barkley (-8)

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I wouldn’t do that for -8.

      • JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Grealish (c) locked in for gw9.

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Arteta points per game 1.61
        Emery points per game 1.72

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          People put to sleep per game by Arteta: Immeasurable

      • Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Up to 390k, slowly climbing my way up there