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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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1,338 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    Chilwell any bonus??

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Maybe 1

  2. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    Bissouma brace please!

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 20 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Fabulous news. We are all really excited .

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Lol

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        😆

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Hahaha

  4. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 20 hours ago

    Double Chelsea defence finally coming good

  5. hueycho
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 20 hours ago

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

  6. Joey Tribbiani
      11 days, 20 hours ago

      Did Mendy save that Carrol shot? Save hasnt been added

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Na

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            It went for a corner, defender blocked it?

        2. F4L
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Rudiger blocked it

      2. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 19 hours 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

      3. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          And what have your learnt today

      4. Hart-ake
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        James to hold onto his 2 bps?

        1. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Yup

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        2 from 2 any good?

      6. BrockLanders
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Any bapulars for Zouma??

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        2. Il Capitano
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Looks like he'll just miss out

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Same for me. We must have similar teams

          2. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Tinker for next week

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          How many will spurs score v Chelsea next week?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            1

          2. JJO
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            17,5

          3. F4L
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            2

        5. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          2. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Wow surely thats a data breach

          3. Top Mark.S
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 19 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              😆

          5. Plant Based Footballer
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          6. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        6. Manani
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 19 hours 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
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            3. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        7. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 19 hours 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
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          2. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Thats not the only metric

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          3. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Chilwell should miss out to Zouma

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Hopefully

              1. Annie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                Not happening

        8. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          A Konsa goal would be beautiful.

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Own goal cmng..

        9. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            For a hit*

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 19 hours 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
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        10. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

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

        11. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Magnus on quadruple United. Sold both Kane and Son

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Link?

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                His team hurts my colourblind eyes.

          2. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Do you think it's a good decision?

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Just wanted to see his team

          3. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Yikes. Could backfire.

          4. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            How is quad possible bruh

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              3 + C

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                3 + captain

              • Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                Triple and one of them C.

              • Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                (C)

            3. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Clever man. I have only C Bruno and Rashford 😉

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

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

          5. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            Baps magnet.

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              2. Hart-ake
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                He will play most but Christmas may be an issue.

              3. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 19 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 19 hours ago

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

                  1. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    11 days, 19 hours ago

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

                    Got both Cancelo and James myself.

            2. Hart-ake
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              1. HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                Yh Chiilwell Ziyech Werner trio is the way to go imo

                1. Hart-ake
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              2. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            3. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 19 hours 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
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                Got James and Cancelo. What could go wrong?

              2. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            4. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              not going anywhere. Absolute bargain

          6. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            Watch Bruno brace tomorrow.

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              *Tonight

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              No I'll watch that live tonight 😎

          7. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            How did ziyech look today ?

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Quiet. But great option going forward

          8. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Great Lallana haul coming, been good in training

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              More likely Welbeck judging from last gw

              1. Hattrick Harry
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 19 hours ago

                Maybe him too, I expect Brighton to win comfortably

                1. HurriKane
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 19 hours ago

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

                2. The Sociologist
                  • 1 Year
                  11 days, 19 hours ago

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

          9. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Galway goal. 3-19 to 2-21

          10. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Which mid would you get for Foden +4.4m.

            Have Ziyech, Son, Grealish, Bruno.

            1. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

              Totally worth it

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            3. Hart-ake
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Tough one. Maybe Rashford.

            4. F4L
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Hamez

            5. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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)

          11. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            2. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Totally Deserves the headline

              Talismann of villa Owned by 40% of fpl managers

            3. Olson
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

              Goal involvement

              Watkins 38%
              Grealish 53%

              Watkins will be little more than a footnote

          12. Olson
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            Triple Villa owners unite and brace yourselves for MEGAREGRESSION

            this can't go on you know

          13. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 11 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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

            4. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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
              • 10 Years
              11 days, 19 hours 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 days, 19 hours 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 days, 19 hours ago

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

            7. TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 19 hours ago

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