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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. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Hope everyone's Sunday afternoon is going alright, barring the KDB penalty miss.

    Martinez
    Robbo - Chilwell - Coufal
    Salah - Son - Grealish - Zaha
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    (Forster) - (Dallas - Bissouma - Mitchell)
    2.4 ITB - 1 FT

    What to do here lads? Was thinking of rolling the FT and then pulling something like Robbo + Zaha -> Creswell + KDB. If not that, then could offload Mitchell with the FT as he's lost his spot? Not too convinced about offloading Son as he is explosive and will have his days, especially given how conventional top 6 teams are conceding at the moment...

    Cheers!

    1. Frozen Mukluks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Roll the FT for the double change in GW 10 - Mitchell will always be bench fodder and that’s okay.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Makes sense, thanks!

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    would you do kdb to bruno? thanks

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mate, here I was looking to bring him in with those upcoming fixtures

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        KDB ^

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        haha next fixture is great for utd plus could do werner to vardy with the extra cash the following week. i know the fixtures turn very soon but not sure city assets are worth the money right now

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Hmm werner to vardy might make it worth it actually

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            cheers

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No, I’m looking to get Kdb in after spurs

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        cheers

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sideways. KDB could have hauled today if he hadn't missed penalty

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Time for another peg

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        cheers

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Why would you sell KDB?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        next fixture for utd is w brom. would probably captain bruno as well. plus could use cash to do werner to vardy later on.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          What about after that? Also West Brom had so many chances against Spurs. City will get them too!

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            this is where it is getting tricky...but do you think kdb is that essential so far this season?

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Nowhere near being essential but the season has been crazy. But I have to say that he will get good amount of points in the upcoming gameweeks!

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Thanks pep

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      thanks all, 2 weeks to ponder 🙂

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Has there been any new VAR nose hair offsides in second half?

  4. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best def up to 4.9? Lamptey?

    Current def TAA* Zouma Coufal Ayling Mitchel

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Willian has been dreadful after GW1

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      3 year contract. Sitting pretty.

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Which 2 should be my priority to sell this week?

    A. Foden
    B. Podence
    C. Kane
    D. Son
    E. Robbo

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      From these probably E then D if you're desperate to offload

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Actually scratch that, A & B. Foden is far too inconsistent and fixtures don't look the best for Podence

    2. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B & E

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A & B

    4. Vazza
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A and B.

        Can you please respond to my revised WC draft mate? I am very confused and would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

      • tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        E., A., D.

      • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        E
        B

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A of course, 6.5m mid who’s played 20 mins in 2 weeks

      • Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Foden should have gone 2 weeks ago so him

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Wilcard

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        AB

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks a lot everyone for your input! Cheers!

    5. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      TAA owners -> are you transferring him out now or waiting for more info? He could go drop in price tonight...

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I can wait. 0.1 doesn't matter anymore with so much value accrued from other players

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not sure he falls only 0.1 and that's my concern. I think it'll be a double fall.

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        It's international break, I have to wait. Wish others would too

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He is already -77% and falling quickly.

          Won't be surprised if he dropped tonight itself!

      3. mdm
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Out now

      4. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Always wait until all your players have played (Including internationals) before making transfers.

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      all this commentator says is that he would like to see Auba more central..

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah just heard that, no idea why Arteta uses him like he does

        1. Plant Based Footballer
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Better for Lacazette to sit on the bench. Then start Willian, Ayba and Pepe.

    7. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sterling and Saiss to Bruno and Chilwell?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        looks v good

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Do it now

      3. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Deffo.

    8. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Appreciate any opinions on this please, thinking now might be a good time to WC?

      Current team:
      McCarthy Nyland
      TAA Chilwell Justin Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Son Zaha Podence Bissouma
      Werner DCL Wilson

      WC team:
      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell Justin Coufal KWP Taylor
      Salah Bruno Grealish Zaha Bissouma
      Werner DCL Wilson

      Money in the bank to do Werner > Vardy and Bruno > KDB from GW10/11

    9. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Someone asked a few pages ago why people were getting rid of James Rodriguez given Everton’s next 3 fixtures.

      Obviously, people are bringing in Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish, City assets etc, but if anyone doesn’t know, James is likely to price drop tonight.

    10. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son to Bruno ( keeping Kane) and Saïss to Coufal good moves? -can wait until after these pointless internationals

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Good moves. As long as you can handle price changes I’d wait
        Did Saiss to Coufal myself this week. Son to Bruno looks good
        Tempted by Kane to Jesus the following week

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Same here- actually looking at prices only .1 m in hand if made the moves now so will watch for that.

    11. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Apart from not having Bruno, any other issues in the WC team?

      Martinez Steer
      PvA Lamptey Justin Taylor Lewis
      Salah KdB Rashford Grealish Soucek
      Werner Richarlison Brewster

      1.3 ITB for Vardy in GW 10

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not a fan of playing Soucek or rotating him or whatever.

        Needs Chelsea defence.

        Get the feeling you’ve asked this before. But there you go.

        Get Chilwell.

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks!

    12. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Grealish misses sitter 🙁

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hardly a sitter

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Was sure he put that away

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Tight angle

    13. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nice attempt by Jack.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Conflicting views

    14. Vazza
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Repost

        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. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          chillsentail

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Jack off at what time lads?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          just before the nightly shower

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Personal

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I’m falling for Jack Grealish, what a wonderful player

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No one look at cs points please.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is Southgate blind, should be building a team round Jack?.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He wants to remain the AVL player with most England caps

        2. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Clearly for him Mount is the centerpiece

      • Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Seems a long time ago the GW1 hype of Willian

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Slowly coming around to moving Robbo —> Chilwell
        Will assess post IB where that money goes but will help to upgrade Foden

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bit of leeway since a Robbo price drop won't have any penalties for those who brought him in at 7.0

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yep. It’s more the points and where that 1m can go

      • Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        These look like sensible moves?

        Son & Trent > Fernandes & Cancelo this week..

        Then next GW, Fernandes > KDB?

        All for free.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not sure about the Bruno out move

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Well, it's a choice of Bruno or KDB to be honest, I'd rather have Fernandes against WBA, then move to KDB? Not sure how i can get them both in.

        2. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I like the move this week

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Want KDB eventually, and can't see a way of having them both without losing Kane/Salah?

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cant beleive martinez is on just 1 save after 60 mins leading away at arsenal

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Plez dont jinx the CS

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            This

      • Adetro
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        It's painful being an Arsenal fan.

        1. Frozen Mukluks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I hear you...

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Pleaseee hold on Villa

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Are people keeping Salah, when he'll probably only be captained in GW12 ? Thinking Bruno could cover his points

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Aubas hair is falling off

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Booring booring Arsenal.. LMAO how bad United is when they lost to this team?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          United cant beat bus teams. Arsenal are the most boring bus team in the league

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            C Fernandes next gw?

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        if arsenal fail to score I'm losing a head to head. lol