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Grealish the Fantasy focus as Aston Villa host Brighton

Jack Grealish (£7.6m) is by far the key Fantasy Premier League asset as Aston Villa host Brighton in Gameweek 9.

The midfielder is now selected by 40% of managers worldwide and commands ownership of 68.2% among those inside the top 10k.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) is the only midfielder with more backing than that in the upper echelons of the game, although Grealish has been much more of a captain candidate than the South Korean this week.

7.1% of the top 10k put the armband on him as Brighton come to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) is the chief partner for those looking at a double-up on Dean Smith’s attack, now owned by 9.2% of managers, while Ross Barkley (£6.0m) and John McGinn (£5.5m) remain on 4.4% and 2.3% ownership respectively.

Villa’s defence is still popular, with 27.7% invested in Emi Martínez (£4.8m) worldwide while 13.5% have Tyrone Mings (£5.3m).

For all the interest in Villa’s attack, Brighton are hardly on the fringes of the Fantasy picture with Mat Ryan (£4.5m) and Tariq Lamptey (£4.8m) both on 13% ownership as they turn out for the Seagulls’ defence today.

There is unlikely to be too many eyes on Graham Potter’s attack though, none of his midfielders or forwards owned by more than 5%.

Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) leads the line at Villa Park, with Adam Lallana (£6.2m) and Neal Maupay (£6.4m) operating as a two-man support act.

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; Barkley, D Luiz, McGinn; Grealish, Watkins, Trézéguet.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Dunk, Webster, White; March, Bissouma, Groß, Lamptey; Lallana, Maupay; Welbeck.

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  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Chilwell any bonus??

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe 1

  2. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Bissouma brace please!

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    That went pretty much as good for me as I could reasonably expect. Double Chelsea defense doing work and no big scores from attackers.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Would have preferred it if Newcastle scored after Chilwell was subbed off, but I am thankful that I didn't go for Ziyech this week. Good game, will take my Chilwell 6/7 points and be grateful

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Fabulous news. We are all really excited .

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Lol

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        😆

      3. Pumpy
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Hahaha

  4. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Double Chelsea defence finally coming good

  5. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Getting Ziyech this week for a hit worked out then...not

  6. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Did Mendy save that Carrol shot? Save hasnt been added

    1. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Na

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        It went for a corner, defender blocked it?

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Rudiger blocked it

  7. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    As good as today was triple Chelsea defence has to go, as the dread of waiting for the final whistle was too much lol

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    My heart said Rodriguez but the logic was Ziyech...

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      And what have your learnt today

  9. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    James to hold onto his 2 bps?

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yup

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    2 from 2 any good?

  11. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Any bapulars for Zouma??

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Don’t think so, but a little unlucky. He played well.

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Looks like he'll just miss out

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I felt he should have a couple more points, so I'm waiting to see if there's an update.

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    8 players for me today, what should I do tomorrow not watching football?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Same for me. We must have similar teams

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Tinker for next week

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    How many will spurs score v Chelsea next week?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      1

    2. JJO
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      17,5

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      2

  14. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zoyech point chasers pubished thoroughly and there is nowhere to hide for them

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      As someone who just brought bamford, Bruno and greilish I agree with this

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Wow surely thats a data breach

    3. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I am on 10 from 2 and feeling comfortable. Some of my rivals captained ziyech so more than happy with the blank and he wont be leaving anytime soon. But if it makes you feel better that you got one right, then well done

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Great post. love the spelling in particular.
      Hopes weren't high in fairness - about the post, not Ziyech.

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        😆

    5. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah. I didn't transfer him in, either.

    6. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Unsure where you've failed hardest here. Trolling or spelling?

  15. Manani
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Ziyech captain fail, brought him in for a hit for Barnes as well. At least I got James+Chiwell

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Triple Chelsea? Wow. Not a lot of people on here with triple. I am considering double but not sure which attacker to bring in alongside Chilwell

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I have Mendy, Chilwell and Ziyech. It worked so far.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          I see merit in double defence but I prefer to split my defensive options from different teams and double up on attack instead. Pulisic burned me big time this season, so a bit weary of going there again. Ziyech seems the standout pick in attack at the moment

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        You wouldn't go far wrong with 3 out of Mendy, Chilwell, Ziyech and Werner

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Zouma, Chilwell and Werner .... just annoyed that I am not allowed a 4th slot to bring in Ziyech

  16. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    How does zouma miss out on bonus? Had so many clearances, any chances it's updated in sometime?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      That one shot off target from the corner probably cost him.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        But being a defender, wouldn't it have lower deductions?

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Thats not the only metric

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah, more suited towards fullbacks, more weightage on crosses maybe

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Chilwell should miss out to Zouma

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Hopefully

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Not happening

  17. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    A Konsa goal would be beautiful.

    1. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Martinez kicks the ball so high and long that Konsa has time to run the full length of the field and hammer home a volley with his bad foot.

      Bookmark it

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Own goal cmng..

  18. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Regret not doing Son to Fernandes (C) after seeing his EO is 84p

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      For a hit*

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Son may benefit in the City game. Bruno can always blank. Don't beat yourself up until the games have been played. Even then, I wouldn't advise beating yourself up if things didn't go right - you can never know with certainty

    2. Big_Bear
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I think you did the right thing. Son will outscore Bruno.

  19. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling or KDB for next week...also not sure who to sell: Salah or Bruno :/

  20. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Magnus on quadruple United. Sold both Kane and Son

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Link?

        1. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          His team hurts my colourblind eyes.

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Do you think it's a good decision?

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Just wanted to see his team

    3. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yikes. Could backfire.

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      How is quad possible bruh

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        3 + C

      2. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        3 + captain

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Triple and one of them C.

      4. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        (C)

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Clever man. I have only C Bruno and Rashford 😉

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      He made both moves on the first day of the international break

      He was lucky he didn't get punished with injuries more

  21. G B
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Reece James has the highest 'Baseline BPS per 90' out of every nailed on outfield player.

    Baps magnet.

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Reckon he's first choice over Azpi? Or still prone to rotation?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        He's first choice, but still prone to the odd bit of rotation.

      2. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        He will play most but Christmas may be an issue.

      3. G B
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        He always was 1st choice imo. It wasn't working on the right when Ziyech was injured so Frank had to shift tactically. With Ziyech back, James is 1st choice imo.

        Most players are prone to rotation over xmas.

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Agree with that. Just seen him missing a couple over Xmas, fine if your bench is ok. Ditto Cancelo.

          1. G B
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 8 days ago

            Yeah, I like Cancelo. His upside is worth the risk imo.

            Got both Cancelo and James myself.

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yep. Enjoying the Chilwell and James double up right now with the only downside being that it blocks Ziyech and Werner.

      1. HurriKane
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Yh Chiilwell Ziyech Werner trio is the way to go imo

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Maybe but James is great value too and Chelsea defence looking strong.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Only one of them. Didn't hurt too much this week.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Had I not gone for Cancelo, I would be considering bringing him in. Can't have 2 defenders prone to the odd benching when I have no decent bench cover for them

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Got James and Cancelo. What could go wrong?

      2. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Agreed. One or the other for now, with a dependable back-up on the bench.

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      not going anywhere. Absolute bargain

  22. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    I always try do sth different and went Ziyech over Bruno as my Salah replacement...

    Watch Bruno brace tomorrow.

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      *Tonight

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      No I'll watch that live tonight 😎

  23. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    How did ziyech look today ?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Didn't really put a foot wrong, but was a bit unlucky in general and didn't look like he was likely to haul at any point. Good through balls and crosses, but some were offside and others didn't connect properly

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Not near enough involved and not in dangerous enough positions for me.

      Was all Mount Werner and Abraham and action down Chilwells side

      He looked frustrated to me.

    3. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Quiet. But great option going forward

  24. Hattrick Harry
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Great Lallana haul coming, been good in training

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      More likely Welbeck judging from last gw

      1. Hattrick Harry
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Maybe him too, I expect Brighton to win comfortably

        1. HurriKane
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Really? I think it will be fairly even. Id say 1-1 draw

        2. The Sociologist
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Brighton fan? I'm expecting a tight 2-1, but cannot predict to who.

  25. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Galway goal. 3-19 to 2-21

  26. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Which mid would you get for Foden +4.4m.

    Have Ziyech, Son, Grealish, Bruno.

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      KDB. Find some cash from your front 3 or defence to afford him

      Totally worth it

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Find a way to get KDB. Then you will have the power midfield.

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Tough one. Maybe Rashford.

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Hamez

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers. Will keep an eye on Dé Bruyne though he looks off the pace of last season so far, as do City but it was Dé Bruyne keeping them in it last season.

    6. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Hames - home to Leeds .. think I will be selling Rashford for that move
      Foden scored 2 goals the last home match v Burnley (Mahrez also scored 2) - MCI like a 5-0 win over Burnley but not much joy with the usual big hitters (see 11v11)

  27. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    The disrespect to Watkins in the headline on this page! 😛

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      He'll take revenge by assisting all goals scored by Grealish. Worry not

    2. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Totally Deserves the headline

      Talismann of villa Owned by 40% of fpl managers

    3. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Goal involvement

      Watkins 38%
      Grealish 53%

      Watkins will be little more than a footnote

  28. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Triple Villa owners unite and brace yourselves for MEGAREGRESSION

    this can't go on you know

  29. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    I dropped James when it looked like he was destined for bench duties. Since I dropped him he has started all games. I own Chilwell now, but it's a bit annoying that I had to make the move!

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yep. Did the same when it looked like he was dropped.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      You didn’t need to sell him. 5m is amazing value for when he plays.

      Have James and Chilwell but obviously need a better bench to compensate (have Mitchell at the minute who needs to go).

    3. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I was considering selling him then, but never really had the free transfer and now very glad I still have him.

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I almost did the same but had other fires to put out so I benched him instead.

      Lucked out honestly.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I wanted to sell him a few weeks ago but had other fires. Very glad to have kept hold now!

    6. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Did you have to? You really didn't have Pool def to downgrade?

      Just teasing. I was just lucky (the only time this season so far) and needed money, so couldn't sell James for Chilwell.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        First time ever here so many admitting being lucky, not skillful 😉

    7. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      You aren't alone, im another who did the same.