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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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Man city lineup in 20 secs.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Need it sooner.

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Traoré set pieces are rubbish!

  3. Olson
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    It's like Kane on corners all over again

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Too soon!

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling and foden benched.

  5. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling benched.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ffs

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling benched?

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Great!

    Foden starts as soon as I sell him!

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      he is on the bench mate

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sorry my bad

  8. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling next week oh yeah

  9. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Aguero on bench.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wow, Kane to Aguero this gw?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        It's a yes for me

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling ffs

  11. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Knew it

  12. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Jonty has Sterling

  13. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Man City: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son, Kane
    Subs: Hart, Bale, Rodon, Lo Celso, Moura, Davies, Vinicius

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Tottenham: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Torres, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus
    Subs: Steffen, Stones, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Foden, Garcia

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just beat me Classix!

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Skysports took longer than normal... 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yes!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thx

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bergwijn over Moura is surprising.

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Man City: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son, Kaptain

    Subs: Hart, Bale, Rodon, Lo Celso, Moura, Davies, Vinicius

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Tottenham: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, Torres, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus

    Subs: Steffen, Stones, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Foden, Garcia

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I see what you did there 😀

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling being benched is great IMO, means he should start the next few matches. Less risk of rotation

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      True may even drop in price

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Won't matter to me. He's out .

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        You can transfer out Sterling with those fixtures surely??

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Can’t*

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pretty decent chance he scores off the bench, IMO.

  16. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling has ruined my season

  17. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    RIP Sterling owners

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    scenes

  19. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Mahrez will score now that I sold him.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Due a hattrick. With Ziyech’s blank sitting in my team in his place

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Torres to be my Podence replacement depending on performance 😉

  21. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Knew I should have got rid. Pep afraid of maureen.

  22. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Cancelo starts again! Get in my team.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Rested next week

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Foden owners punished again, glad I got rid

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      surely people still don't own Foden

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Kane and Son showtime

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Too right 🙂

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Son, Kane to Sterling, Aguero for -4?

  26. Openboxman
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Great Sterling (c) benched. As is foden.

    Kill me.

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Don’t captain players the same team this season

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You have to be trolling. No way you captained Sterling

      1. Openboxman
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Good history against a poor Tottenham defence... yes I did

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Choose the method, poison. dagger or gun. 😉

  27. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Son Kane riots in the prospective horizon

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Kane injury and Son red incoming

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        2 goals a piece

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        That will cause a riot

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nice Son 24 Kane hatrick please

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Foden and Sterling nailed for the two easier home games then?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling probably, Foden doubt it

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You'd think so, yeah. Definitely Foden as he needs game time and the next two are perfect for him. If not then Foden is clearly not preferred.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      lol

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Trying to guess Pep Roulette again, are we?

  29. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Giving Foden one more chance against Burnley. If Pep doesn't start him then, he's obviously not trusted.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He is trusted. They just have a lot of good options.

  30. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Traore looks drunk