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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. Sahil.....
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is it mandatory for lacazatte to moss atleast one clear chance???? Should be sold to free up funds...

    1. Sahil.....
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Miss*

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Auba on the wing crossing to Lacazette... Disgraceful

  3. GROBARI
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Villa 0 shots on target,1 goal

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Also 2 goals but only 1 goal

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I stick up for lacazette more than anyone but that's an unacceptable miss. Absolutely fuming

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Never heard you tone down the laca-love

      2. Sahil.....
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        He has been doing that since liverpool game...

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Been doing it for 3 years. We wasted 50m on him when Giroud was doing better.

          Doesn’t help not having Ozil in the team either.

          1. Random Name
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Bad miss yes but let's relax with the lacazette slander. The problem with this team is the lack of creativity. Every great striker misses chances.

            Lacazette gets one good chance a game if that. If he was getting 2 or 3 chances like he should be, i guarantee he'd score one

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              There’s no slander, he’s not better than Giroud.

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Martinez still only one save?

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nothing to do

    • The Mantis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Son to Bruno yeah? Earned 0.3 off Son, time to ship get that £

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Same plan here. Just need him to fall a bit, as I expect to buy him back next month when Spurs fixtures get all nice and green again

        1. The Mantis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Me too, I have Kane as spurs back up though if not

      2. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yes, can you afford it in one move?

        1. The Mantis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Luckily yes, have 2.6 ITB

      3. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        same all round - have 2.4 in bank which means I can get bruno this week and 2ft to get kdb the week after

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

      Should have played Martinez afterall

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You are rotating keepers then? I never do that anymore. Too frustrating when the logical choice blanks and other hauls

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I have a feeling Rashford will go on a great run of form after international break but I see he´s flagged.

      Serious injury or?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Ole said he needed to have a check up after the Everton game. No detailed news

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just a “get out of international duty” issue

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who of these are priorities to get? I have 2 FTs:

      A) Bruno
      B) Grealish
      C) Ziyech
      D) Vardy
      E) Cancelo/Dias
      F) Coufal

      Current team..

      Guaita (urgh)
      Chilwell. Lamptey. Kilman.
      KDB. Salah. Son. Zaha.
      Kane. DCL. Bamford.

      4.0. Saiss. Mitchell. Anguissa. 0.0itb..

      Thanks all,

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

        C and E based on your team structure

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      When will Pulisic become an option in fpl?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I tried it and ended badly.

        Waiting till had some games in him. Ziyech for now.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        never

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        When all four Chelsea attackers can stay fit

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Pick one going fowards...

      1. Cancelo
      2. PVA

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

        1

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1

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

        1

      4. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Both would be lovely jubbly

      5. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        well that was unanimous..

      6. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1

      7. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How nailed is Cancelo, assume enough to justify getting over Dias? - same choice looming here for Reguilon place

    • fridge
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Front 8 currently
      Salah. Son. Ziyech. Zaha. McCarthy
      Kane. DCL. Jiminez

      Below worth it for a -4?

      Son, McCarthy, Jiminez > Bruno, Grealish, Brewster

    • Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Robbo & Son >> Justin & KDB?

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I think if you've held Robbo this long, you keep holding. Liverpool have a good run between now and mid-January, should be plenty of returns.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Played Targett for two games and got 0.5 ppg from him.. now hes on the bench and Arsenal looking absolutely pathetic going forward.

      Congrats Martinez owners

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Season over ?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yea forgot it.

          Season over...

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Grealish owners?

    • stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on this strategy?

      Martinez - 4.0
      Robbo - Zouma - Targett (Lamptey - Kilman)
      Salah - Son - JRod - Soucek (Barkley)
      Kane - DCL - Adams

      GW9 - roll
      GW10 - Barkley/Kane > KDB/Bamford

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

      Best 4.5 defender? Coufal?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Or Targett

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Scott dann

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Any idea how long TAA is out? Transfer target is Chilwell who is rising today. Should I just make the transfer before or the rise or wait for more news from the injury scan?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nobody knows

    • FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Tempted by wildcard if Trent is injured. Or can I get by? Quite happy with the team but would like to have City asset and Vardy. Podence and Trent main issues.

      McCarthy
      TAA, Robbo, Chilwell
      Salah, Rodriguez, Son, Grealish, Podence
      DCL, Martial

      (Steer, Ayling, Ferguson, Davis)... 1FT, 0.2ITB

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      TAA to:

      A) Chilwell
      B) Robbo
      C) Wait and see

      Thanks

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cancelo/Dias

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Interesting...

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks

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

        Cancelo.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Away at Spurs next though, plus rotation issue soon?

      3. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Chillwell/Cresswell/Coufal/PVA/Telles

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Think I am leaning towards A

      4. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A of course 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers

      5. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Chilwell and next best option is Cancelo IMO

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not sure how Arteta watched the game against United and decided moving Auba back to LW was the right idea

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Arteta is clueless. Someone at Arsenal must want Lacazette in the shop window or something, but he’s not aiding his value..

    • SALVA
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Are people shipping Son out because of bad fixtures?

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah and both Manchester clubs having great upcoming fixtures

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        His performances against Brighton and West Brom have been the main issue for him for most

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A lot are.

      4. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        And to get Kane, I would think

      5. popey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lots of reasons I'd guess;

        fixtures turn,
        Spurs floundering a little against both Brighton and WBA,
        Most have double up by now,
        Bruno, City gw 10 onwards, Ziyech all coming into the frame

        Personally I'm doing Son > Bruno this week and figuring out a plan to get KDB with 2ft

    • BRKFCTrueRover 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Finally looks like I've dragged myself into the top 1m hopefully get Martinez and grealish points to add to the 71 including my jammy foden sub for KWP.

    • Vazza
        2 months, 11 days ago

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

        WC to this ? =>

        McCarthy (Fodder)
        Lamptey Coufal Targett (Lewis, Fodder)
        KDB Rashford Salah Grealish JRod
        Martial DCL (Brewster)

        Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Sorry martial should be Kane

          • Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I wouldn't WC that team

        2. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Current team with 0 itb. See at least 6 that need to be addressed.

          Anyone care to talk me out of activating my WC during the break?

          McCarthy, Nyland
          Zouma, Cancelo, Saiss, KWP, Justin
          Salah, Sterling, Son, Podence, Soucek
          Kane, Jimenez, Davis

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thoughts on these moves?

          Martinez
          Chilwell • Semedo • Masuaku
          Salah • Son • Ziyech • Grealish • Zaha
          Kane • DCL.
          (4.0 / KWP / Dallas / Brewster)

          Maupay and Stephens to Ziyech and Brewster gives me that. Next GW I’ll do Kane and Zaha to KDB and Antonio who’ll hopefully be back. Sound good?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Great team

          2. Vazza
              2 months, 11 days ago

              You’re intending to sell Kane as opposed to Son? Interesting..

              1. JONALDINHO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Son will cause havoc against those high lines

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Subbing Partey instead of Elneny 😆

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              He loves Elneny

          4. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No serious player owns Auba surely

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Seen some people on here considering him as a differential

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Got him on FH as advised on here coz clearly I have no idea anymore, aw SS big differential, more fool me

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Was considered*

            3. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Had him early, shipped him the minute Laca started

          5. Vazza
              2 months, 11 days ago

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

              WC to this ? =>

              McCarthy (Fodder)
              Lamptey Coufal Targett (Lewis, Fodder)
              KDB Rashford Salah Grealish JRod
              Kane DCL (Brewster)

              Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                You've a good team! Don't waste your WC! Use your FTs or take a hit to get KDB/Rashford

                1. Vazza
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Ok mate. You’re a legend, thanks for that and all the best

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Cheers mate! Good luck!

              2. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                When Mendy comes back from injury, would he take Cancelo's spot in the team?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Doubt it. Pep never liked Mendy

                2. Vazza
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    That’s a million dollar question - Pep is likely to rotate his wing backs during the X-mas schedule, surely..

                  • Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Only for rotating purposes

                3. Lucky Z
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Salah + Son => Bruno + KDB -4?

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    What?!

                  2. Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Salah going to be captainable so often.. a no from me