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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. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Terrible defending from Arsenal, too much ballwatching

  2. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Never change Arsenal

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks for the 1 point cameo and open goal miss Barnes. Targett on the bench...

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You gotta link your team...it would bring us such joy

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        And that is precisely why I dont link it .. 😎

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Also surely you can work out my team based on my whining...

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Can’t be arsed, as you English say

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Don’t take it so seriously, it’s mostly a game of “guess the right captain”

  4. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Looked like an OG to me

  5. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Lol @ Arsenal defence. Never ever trust them. First rule of FPL.

  6. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    TARGETTTT

  7. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Double Arse cleanie gone 🙁

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Matty Cash looks like the pre-evolution of Jack Grealish in Pokemon

  9. Vazza
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Repost

      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)

      Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        dont post these during games, youll get no response

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 19 days ago

            ?

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Saka o.g.

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Targett essential with these upcoming fixtures? Definitely the pick of the 4.5s

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Essential lol. What.

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Arsenal clean sheet gone for the second time tonight

      5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Another 7:2 upcoming?

      6. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Absolutely appalling defending, only suitable for championship

      7. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Jammy bench points from Targett! Thanks Pep for benching Foden

      8. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Tierney CS gone.

        Got 2 FT but may well just WC now anyways.

        Trent, Ings, Perreira, Podence, Tierney, Mahrez. All useless.

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Go for 2 one week punts then WC. It would be fun. You can go Richarlison Martial I.e

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Or Hames

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Seeing those names let me just say wow

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Ew yeah I'd hit the button now.

      9. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Sick of all these top managers complaining about 5 subs being the reason for the all the muscle injury's. I just think they are going to happen regardless, I'm sure subbing Trent in the 70th minute a few weeks ago wouldn't of stopped his injury.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          As if Klopp would have subbed Trent early at any point the way Pool have been struggling this season... He even plays Salah and Mane for 90 minutes when they are 5-0 up mid week...

          1. Firmino
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Struggling?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Many close games in the PL

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          They pick the team, give them a rest every now and then..

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          If they want to play games at this pace, cancel the IB and give them a two week rest. Or just cancel Internationals and have a better laid out season.

      10. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A) Son and kane to kdb and vardy
        B) son and r James to kdb and coufal
        C) son, Kane, bissouma to kdb, grealish, Antonio

        Mccarthy button
        Chilwell James ayling Taylor mitchell
        Mané Bruno son soucek bissouma
        DCL Kane Bamford

      11. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Grealish > Jota?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Why?

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          no chance with villa's upcoming fixtures for the next 2 months

      12. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Who's the best defensive option for 5.6m?

        Doing Trent & Son > KDB & 5.6m defender.

      13. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Do you think TAA will be back after the IB?

        1. Manani
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          hard to tell, but I'd think so

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          GW9, wouldn't bet on it.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I think he is missing next GW most likely

        3. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks!

          Think the main question will be to stick with him and risk losing 0.2 in value (I think he may double drop) or use my FT early.

      14. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Probably not much love for these moves here, but this is the plan this week.

        -4
        Kane to Jesus
        Son to Bruno
        Foden to Grealish

      15. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        no excuses for Arsenal if they don't get into top 4 this season. Arteta has a big squad at his disposal with decent players.

        1. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Big squad, decent but not great quality

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            good enough to create more chances and score goals. If the fans were back in the stadium, they'd be be booing the football. Arteta plays such dull football.

      16. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Damage control if this stands, and Martinez gets 6+ saves

      17. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Anyone who has started Targett?

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Coming on for Saïss

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I wish he was coming in for Trossard but i have McCarthy as my first sub...

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

        Wait what happened to TAA? i missed the match

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Calf injury

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            which often don't heal quickly

        2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Probably a calf injury

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Calf injury.

      19. Jeremy Corbyn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Which one do you prefer?
        A) Son to Rashford
        B) Son to Bruno, Kane to Werner (-4)

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A

        2. The Road to Turfdom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          B

        3. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          A

      20. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Why would anyone own an Arsenal defender ?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          This. Expensive and also unreliable

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Holding is 4.4

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Same as chelsea. For attacking points.

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          because Bellerin is in the top 8 scorers and cheaper then many above him

        4. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Haven’t they conceded the fewest goals this season?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            They do, but they have 1 goal conceded in almost every match...

      21. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ok, hear me out.

        2FT today and relax for 2 weeks? I cant ve checking price changes all the time it is bad for mental health. I know the players I am going to bring are going to rise sooner or later but on friday before next week that is for sure. It will be earlier.

        I want to have clear mind for 2 weeks.

        I am aware about the risks but mental health is more important.

        Do it?

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          *but not on Friday

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Who are you bringing in?

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Will decide before I go to bed

        3. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Nope.

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          With internationals and covid I would hold the 2FTs until the pressers in 2 weeks

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Just dont check price changes and wait until close to the deadline? Havent watched the price change sites once this season and there's always options.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I know Brostann but it is difficult, with 2FT I will be checking the sites all the time

        6. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          as if you still won’t check the prices 5 times a day

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            It's not the price changes it is having 2FT and tinkering

        7. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          If it's important, let it all go. Forget the price rises and come back in 10 days. That's my plan at least! Will do some FF detox during this break.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I can forget if I do the 2FT since I know there is no turning back. With 2FT I will be under pressure all the time and tinkering

        8. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yes. Take a break for the next two weeks. Best decision with COVID and injuries anyways.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thank you guys, your advice means to me

        9. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          It will be as bad for your mental health to watch your players getting yellow and orange flagged one by one over IB.
          Truth is, fpl is not good for your mental health, any way you look at it

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I've done it the last IB and Antonio got injured, nonetheless I was super happy and relaxed even with the injury. I just have put him on the bench and enjoy. 2 weeks full break is amazing. With 2FT in my hand it is practically impossible not to log on and tinker

        10. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Relax - be kind to yourself. Form a coronavirus-free bubble with a friendly lady and have a fortnight of distraction.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            That's why I need to make the transfers and be done with it no?

        11. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Also if you make changes now you will be worried for 2 weeks for injuries and covid. Just log off and come back before the next deadline, everything could change

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Last time I wasn't Rafa. I know that I can't take it back and it is done. If I save the transfers that is practically impossible at least for me

        12. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Already told you the answer.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            You said 1.5 weeks. Cheers TM

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Thank you everyone once again

      22. sergioaguero67
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Drop one: (Difficult fixtures coming up)

        Kane or Son?

        Please help

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          No such thing as a difficult fixture for Son and Kane.

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            except today