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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. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Injury dependent, I've decided Podence will go instead of Mitro this week. Everton defence is leaky so Mitro afforded a final hurrah. Question is, who is the best Podence replacement? Likely to only be fairly short term, as WC still in the bank.

    A) Grealish
    B) Ziyech
    C) Jota
    D) Hamez
    E) Eze (save cash for elsewhere)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A, the talisman theory

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      D
      B
      A

    3. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A or B

    5. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A but not gonna give Podence 1 final game?

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nope. Soton good defensively and Podence not looking like scoring for me.

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is there a chopper hovering above the stadium or is the sound on my TV messed up?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      It sounds like there is!

  3. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Jaysus, the whinging and moaning on here is like listening to a bunch of six year olds!!!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      This

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Are you whinging and moaning about this

          1. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Caught 😉

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        First time on here?

        Everyone hates VAR until it helps them keep a CS

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          God no, but maybe it's particularly bad tonight?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I think you’re just seeing the notable trolls tonight cause of the high profile games, usually not around for a WBA FUL game

      3. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        He started it.

      4. Joey Tribbiani
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Commentator literally said according to stats most people would get rid off VAR, not just about fantasy player not getting points

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            It’s the rules that VAR is being forced to enforce and the refs inconsistently calling them. I’d rather this than seeing refs miss blatant fouls and offsides

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                2 months, 18 days ago

                hell no

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Ok good argument

                  It’s either them using instant replay to dissect how to enforce badly made rules, or see an instance with Henry’s handball against Ireland and not being able to call it back

                  Pick your poison

              • Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                This

            2. Homer21
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              VAR is just the new person to whinge at, before VAR it was the Ref/Assistants to the same extent

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  before you could blame refs for being blind etc. but then you just accept it human nature to get things wrong during fast game.
                  Now theres a HUUGE delay and they still make weird decisions, boring and takes the emotion and fun out of all this

                  1. Homer21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Yep, not a fan of the delays or weird decisions but more adverse to a perfect goal being disallowed incorrectly or let stand incorrectly- don't know what the answer is but I do know there is no perfect solution

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Bottomed
            Have been planning to WC during the IB for a while now, should I still go through with it?

            McCarthy
            Chilwell Reguilon Cresswell
            Salah Son Ziyech Grealish Soucek
            Kane DCL

            Nyland Justin Brewster Ferguson
            2.8ITB 1FT

            1. Nunoooooooooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              No chance! Son ➡️ KDB and you still have a quality team!

              1. Neves say Neves
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks for the reply fella, yeah I think that's what I'll do and hold my WC in case of disaster

            2. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Definitely not. Team looks in very good shape, who would you be looking to bring in on WC that you couldn't with that money ITB?

              1. Neves say Neves
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks for replying, I'd probably want Bruno, KDB and get rid of Reguilon for a city def or Bellerin.

          3. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            A) Maupay and Stephens to Ziyech and Brewster
            B) Kane and Stephens to Bruno and Bamford (Bench Maupay)

            1. Marcin the Pole
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              A

          4. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Why can’t arsenal ever win convincingly anymore.

              Used to steamroll teams like villa years gone by. Everything just seems a struggle these days.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Arteta happened. Extremely boring philosophy

              2. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                They rarely look like losing under arteta though

                They rarely look like they’ll win mind you

            • TheSteel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Grealish overachieving. Settle down, owners.

              😀

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              TAA, Robbo, Foden, Podence to Coufal, KWP, Ziyech, Rashford (C) for -12?

              1. Nunoooooooooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                I think you know the answer.... 😉

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

                You know you wont get this week’s points, right?

              3. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Other than the Rashford captain, would’ve been great this week

              4. Right In The Stanchion
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  This guy took some crack

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Just some red wine with my Sirloin.

              5. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Pep feel terrible,VVD now TAA injured...he might quit

                "Alexander-Trent Arnold? He is injured. It's a disaster"

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  ?

                2. Atletico Junior
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  You mean klopp?

              6. Vazza
                  2 months, 18 days ago

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

                  WC to this ? =>

                  McCarthy (Fodder)
                  Cancelo Coufal Zouma (Struijk, Fodder)
                  KDB Bruno Salah Grealish JRod
                  Martial DCL (Brewster)

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. I’m very confused as to what to do..

                  2. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Is the trent injury serious? I need an excuse to get Reece James

                    1. LC1
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Yup! Get rid ASAP!!!

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

                      He wont play for Liverpool next week, confirmed.

                    3. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Wait for the scan...but Klopp seems to think it will keep him out beyond the IB

                      1. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Ok

                      2. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Thanks

                    4. Hattrick Harry
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Reece James is not coming to my team this season and I truly wonder why anyone would get him

                      1. Seanigula
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        If he keeps his place he’s a good pick

                      2. PlumaPiedra
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Why? 5.0m is great value for him.

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

                      confirmed out for international break at least

                  3. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Sterling and Wilson to Zyiech and Vardy for free.

                    1. Right In The Stanchion
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Looks good. Vardy gets as many pens as Bruno 19-20

                    2. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Grealish (C) gw9 on the verge!

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Wow

                      2. Seanigula
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Typical Shart Team

                    3. Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Arsneal and wolves are basically the same team

                      Tedious predictable system. All games decided by a single goal scored or conceded. Terrible to watch

                    4. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      The worst thing about the disallowed goal is that now Arsenal can continue with their boring game plan...

                    5. sergioaguero67
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      James Rodriguez dropping in price tonight
                      Before 3 tempting fixtures
                      WHY? :'(

                      1. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        That's good for your rank. U shouldn't care about price. If he hauls he'll go back up again anyways

                    6. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      How nailed is Rob Holding (£4.4m)?

                      I am between him and Kilman or William's as Robbo replacement.

                      Thanks

                    7. Bookkeeper
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      boring boring Arsenal
                      boring boring Arsenal

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

                      Trez goal

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

                        Target assist

                    9. Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      YESSSSSS BELLERIN CS GONE

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

                        Go suck a lemon. 😛

                      2. BeaversWithAttitude
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        For the second time...

                    10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Getting fed up with FPL as a Bamford and Grealish owner. It’s a lottery at this point.

                      1. Burger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Bamford has 7 goals and 2 assists in 7 games and was 5.5m at one stage. What more do you want?

                      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Grealish has played less than half a game and scored what... 15 points last GW?

                      3. Gandalf
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        They're 6m and 7.4m.. you have to expect blanks at that price. Even the premiums blank

                    11. Hattrick Harry
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Trezeguet differential, wow

                    12. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Trezegeut goal

                    13. Pukki Party
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      OG?

                    14. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Target assist

                    15. Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      TARGET ASSIT????

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Yes

                    16. The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      OG for sure

                    17. Gobigorgohome
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      looks like Saka OG to me

                    18. Wizard of Ozil
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      this will probably be ruled out for something. someones eye lash is off side!!!!! F**K VAR and i`m an Arsenal fan.

                    19. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Saka OG?