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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. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Please prioritise these transfers:

    A. Hames Rod > Ziyech
    B. Rashford MBE > Bruno
    C. Saiss > Chilwell or more probably, James
    D. Kane > Vardy
    E. Pickford > McCarthy (Martinez my other keeper)

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

      A. James drops in price tonight probably.

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

        Which is always a factor for me, although I should say, get Bruno first. I think I’m captaining him this week.

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

      Keep Hamez (ful), Rashford > Bruno too sideways, GK change low priority, Chilwell first, Vardy second ...

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

        Fulham will be looking forward to playing Everton. We’re always a soft touch when a team desperately needs a win, and our away record is horrific.

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

          Rich is back, I think EVE will do damage to FUL

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Rashford - shoulder injury. May recover after the IB but it's not as if Man U don't have options in attack with Martial, Greenwood, Cavani...

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

          I won't use FT for Rashord > Bruno, there are other transfers have potentially greater upside impact

    3. DangerFC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      C for this gameweek but vardy looks the main man after the liverpool game.

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Agreed. That was my plan for two weeks' time, although over the season, you won't go wrong by having Kane.

  2. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Would you WC this team ?

    Mccarthy/Nyland
    TAA/ Saiss/Holding/Douglas/Mitchell
    Son/Salah/Bowen/Grealish/Stephens
    Kane/Werner/Mitro

    1ft 0.6itb

    1. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No, just change your defense.

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

      GW10 better

  3. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    RMWCT 0.2itb (low team value)

    Martinez (4.0)
    Cancelo-Justin-Coufal-KWP-Mitchell
    Salah-Bruno-Ziyech-Grealish-Soucek
    Kane-DCL-Watkins

    Main question marks for me currently is no Chilwell and possibly Villa overkill with the triple up

  4. DangerFC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Son to ziyech? For the next game week leave me finds for jimenez to vardy for the following week.
    Yes or no

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

      Yes.

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I wouldn't sell Son till the end of the season personally. He's a big games player.

  5. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Mitro to Richarlison/Watkins?

    Is Rich on pens?

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

      Yeah.

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

        Actually, Siggy is in the team currently, so maybe he’ll keep them.

        Although, Everton hardly ever get pens so it’s not a big consideration.

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

      Rich 100%

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

        Richi took one, but Siggy wasn’t playing. I hope Richi keeps them, but no one knows.

        Saying ‘100%’ is misleading.

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

          I said 100% choose Rich and not Watkins ... calm down fella

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

            So you did...

            Apologies.

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

              No worries

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is Scott Dann nailed on?

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Not really.. Sakho and Cahill are also competing for the CB spots

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ok thanks , PVA the only real option in that back line?

    2. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      who is the best replacement for SON - options currently Ziyech, Jota, Zaha, Grealish?

      cant see many great options??

      1. dmcnam12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’d keep, especially if you don’t have Kane

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          i do have Kane

    3. Vazza
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Bottomed

        McCarthy (Fodder)
        Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
        Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Jimenez

        1FT, 0.0m in the bank

        Should I wildcard the above?

        Or just move the following tonight to capture the price changes:-

        Jimenez => Watkins?

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Can get THIS with -4

        The temptation is real

        Martinez

        Cancelo Zouma Chillwell

        Ziyech Son Bruno Salah

        Watkins Kane DCL

        Bench bissuma lewis mitchell

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 17 days ago

            What are the moves you are making?

        2. Lubic87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Best TAA replacement around 4.5-4.7? Thinking KWP, Vestergaard or Lamptey.

          My other defenders are Chilwell, Cresswell, Justin, Mitchell.

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Also depends on your keepers, but I would say Lamptey. Looks well capable of scoring, cuts inside into the box from the full back position when attacking that same side (contrast with Chilwell, who sneaks in at the far post when attack is from the other wing).

        3. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Save to keep TAA for a couple of days? Wanna see if Telles is good to start against WBA...

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Safe*

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

          Guaita / Forster
          TAA / Chilwell / James / Lamptey / Kilman
          Salah / Son / Rodriguez / Foden / Podence
          Kane / DCL / Brewster

          I have my eye on who to move out, for whom, but what do you think?

          2 FT & 1.3 ITB. Your recommendations?

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Could say downgrade TAA and upgrade Brewster to Watkins.

            But Foden and Podence... would not want either of them.

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

              I just brought Brewster in. Money needs to be in midfield now with the fixture swing.

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I have Brewster too, for the same reason. So go with my second comment.

                Foden, Podence > Grealish, Barkley, Fornals, Bowen etc.

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

                  Grealish for sure. Jota might not be a bad shout too.

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

            Cheers. I agree on most fronts. Brewster is fine as he's 3rd on bench most weeks.

            Foden & Podence are a concern.

            I'm probably looking at TAA / Foden > Fernandes / Coufal.

            Son may also go for Grealish/Ziyech.

            On any normal occaison I'd just sell Son for Fernandes but relying on Foden & Podence is naff. At least one has to go.

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

              Podence has to go first imo. Foden probably gets rotated back in next game. Podence only gets 60 mins and has bad fixtures coming up.

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

                I would, but I can't get Fernandes in without selling Son, which still leave Foden.

                Podence can be benched in the event I get Coufal & Fernandes (bench Podence/Kilman/Brewster).

                Worry about Podence soon after.

        5. BaleKaneSon
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Will watkins price rise soon?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Maybe tonight

          • dmcnam12
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Long term:

            A. Vardy
            B. Werner

            ?

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

              A
              Chelsea’s returns are spread much more widely than Leicester’s.

            2. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              B. Both on pens and Werner has better fixtures.

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Does he though? Not much in it and this season is so unpredictable.

                Vardy (liv, FUL, shu, BRI, EVE)
                Werner: (new, TOT, LEE, eve, wol)

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

            JRodriguez to
            A Grealish
            B Zaha
            C Ziyech
            D keep

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

              C

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

              Not giving him Fulham?

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

                This.

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

                No. We’ve been absolutely dismal. Coleman’s (and James’s) lack of pace is a big problem on our left side. Pinning my hopes on Richarlison coming back, but our whole midfield’s form has dipped. Looking like the Everton of last year.

                Our away form is laughable too.

                I’ve just swapped him out today (for Bruno). Wish I’d done it last week as intended.

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

                Price drop...

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

              Keep. He’s quality / vfm

            4. Zladan
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              D. Sell after Fulham.

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

            son + maupay
            to
            bruno (C) + bamford/antonio if fit

            for free

            good move?

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

              i have kane

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I think so yeah

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

                cheers

          • Vazza
              2 months, 17 days ago

              McCarthy (Fodder)
              Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
              Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
              Kane DCL Jimenez

              1FT, 0.0m in the bank

              Should I wildcard the above?

              Or just move the following tonight to capture the price changes:-

              Jimenez => Watkins?

            • martyhan
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Would you WC this team?

              McCarthy button
              Taa, lamptey, taylor, justin, mitchell,
              Son, salah, zaha, bissouma, Podence
              Dcl, Werner, Kane

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

                No.

              2. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                No

              3. Zladan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Yes.

                Son Kane Podence TAA Taylor Bissouma can all be switched to accommodate a 3-5-2 and to bring in Chelsea United assets

            • Vazza
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Jimenez to Watkins tonight to capture price changes or wait until the end of IB?

              • chrismoo75
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Week 1 OR - 525k OR
                Week 3 OR - 2.3m OR
                Week 8 Or - 520k OR

                Roller coaster indeed

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

                  Week 1 OR: 1.4M

                  Week 4 OR: 3.1M

                  Week 8 OR: 900K

                  It has been quite a ride...

              • FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                How long is Wilson meant to be out for?

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I know it rarely works but think I’ll probably be doing Trent to Chilwell, then use the money following week (10) to do Bruno to KdB for 2 weeks

              • gmando2011
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                watkins + £1.8m or DCL?

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

                  DCL no question

              • Zladan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                RMWCT

                Martinez 4.0
                Chilwell Lamptey Justin Mitchell KWP
                Salah Bruno Ziyech Hames Grealish
                Werner DCL Brewster

                £0.5m itb

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

                  I would get Vardy on WC

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

                    Considering for sure. After LFC he has tasty fixtures. Werner could be Vardy and I can shift around some funds at the back.

              • Better Call Raul
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Is Justin set to keep his starting spot ?

              • Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Lol, 100 pts and the only one who scored less than 6 was the highest owned player in the game 🙂

                #Villa legends

              • Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Well holding Nyland as fodder has come back to bite me... Can't bring in Watkins as I've already got Martinez(Nyland) and Grealish! Damn

              • konrad.sygula95
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Please rate this WC draft, what would you change?

                Martinez/Henderson
                Chillwell/Kilman/Coufal/Justin/Nkounkou
                Salah/Bruno/Ziyech/Grealish/Elneny
                Kane/Watkins/DCL

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

                  Elneny Kilman Coufal Nkounkou Henderson Kane nowhere near my WC team.

                2. Paul Psychic Octopus
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Henderson. Nkounkou or Kilman (both may not start).

                  You won't want to be starting Elneny, so a reliable 4th defender is important.

              • tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                What are people doing with Hames?

                I see he is likely to drop, but three good fixtures makes me want to wait and rather move Spurs assets.

                1. gmando2011
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  keeping

                2. tomasjj
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yes. Makes sense. I will too.

                3. Phil's Stamps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Keeping, their full team is finally back next gw so I expect normal service to resume.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Digne a good differential for the next 4-5 gws?