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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. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    I'm done with Foden

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm done with Sterling.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I'm done with Barkley

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Grealish not doing the business as soon as I bring him in!

  3. ivantys
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Hope city lose this game

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Same . 3 nil.

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Why do I still own Foden? So frustrating

    • Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I've just come on to witness the Foden owners meltdown. 4th time. Like groundhog day isn't it . Let me guess " you are keeping because he will definitely start next gw".... and repeat

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        the persistence is incredible

      2. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        yes

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        As I've said before, for a player Pep labelled 'the most talented' he has seen, Foden doesn't really play many games. So was Pep telling lies?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          He's not gonna say he's rubbish.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            He could just stay quiet. Or say he has a lot of work to do.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Would probably be a bit odd to stay completely silent if asked a question about a player, I'd like to see it though.

      4. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        That's me lol

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I don't think anyone expects him to be nailed to start the difficult games - I have happily benched him the last two
        If he doesn't play vs. Burnley and Fulham, that's an issue

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          The problem is Torres is actually better.

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Next week will be good info for us Foden owners. Bench again and he's out.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        like the past 4 weeks haven't been enough info lol... so stubborn

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Jota is calling

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Yes, Foden probably nailed to start vs. Burnley now! 🙂

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        No chance. He'll play mid-week

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        😀

    • pkrjoe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Sterling owners in tears

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Sniffle sniffle

    • Il Capitano
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Hoo boy, I really thought Sterling would start

      • ivantys
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          What does Foden need to get to get a start? He's scoring every day, while players like Mahrez does nothing and keeps starting.

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Lamptey is basically a mini Adama Traore

        • dark91
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Very good game by Welbeck today

        • Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          PUKKI GOAL

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            those were the days

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Ban

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 17 hours ago

              Why, he scored!!!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 17 hours ago

                Oh hahah

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                  Sorry

          3. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Actually, he's right. Penalty

          4. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            From pen, who assisted?

        • BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Pep starting Mahrez and Bernardo over Foden. May be time to accept Pep does not rate Foden whatsoever.

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Doubt []

        • Arctic monkeys
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Sky is blue, Welbz is down

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Sterling ffs. What a disaster pick he has been

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

            Also KDB price rise means I can't do a straight swap 🙁

        • Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Welcome to the roulette when Pep has 5 fit wingers: Torres, Sterling, Mahrez, Foden, Bilva

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Easy for me. Just get their current best winger. Torres.

        • DK_13
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          as a first time player i always wondered what people meant when they said pep roulette, yikesss

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Lmao Maupay

        • F4L
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Pep must really rate Torres, and you can see why. Easy switch for Foden owners.

        • seewhyaxe
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Maybe it's time for Torres to nail that spot

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Hoping

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              He is their best player currently. I am getting him in

        • bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Problem for Foden and Sterling owners is they can't get rid if taking into account their next 2 fixtures

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Guys, Grealish time is coming. He enjoys delivering late in the game

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Sterling benched through injury, no?

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

            He wouldn't be on the bench if he was injured

          2. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Was injured for England so recovering still a bit I guess. That or Pep wants Mourinho to eat his words. Or this Torres guy might actually be better than Sterling, he keeps scoring for Spain at least.

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Dat Guy down

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          The benching means Sterling (c) could be a huge differential next GW

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            ‘Could’

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah, will propeø you down the rank

          3. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Good point. Rested and back with Aguero. Not expecting lots of goals in this match anyway; better to go big next week

          4. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            you might be the only one

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Anyone sold Grealish for Jota I.e.?

        • Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Konsa first on my bench.... no way is he coming onto the pitch

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Having a mare with Villa again, got in Grealish again despite all his blanks earlier in the season and for some reason sold Jimi for Watkins this week. What was I thinking!? Freed up money for Vardy next week at least

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          If Foden doesn't start when Sterling is out, he never will. Probably time to cut losses and move on.