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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. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I can't really blame myself. I did my part of the job perfectly.
    The players, however...

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      To be fair your part of the job is smashing buttons on a keyboard and hoping for the best

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Each to their ability

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Thanks for nothing Grealish. Worst transfer ever.

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If it was just for one week maybe..

  3. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Leicester or Chelsea are winning the league

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah. I'm writting Villa off too after this match

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Leicester?

      What you drinking pal?

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        If they can keep nicking 1-0 wins even when not playing well, anything can happen. You don't need to score 10 goals every game to win the league.

  4. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish got a 12pt haul in extra time a while ago. Why the misery?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Because he won't do that again

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Lightning doesn't strike twice?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yes it does

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        seen it strike twice plenty

    3. DandyDon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      imagine.

  5. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Sterling (C) next week

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Aguero (c)

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Hmmmm maybe

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wouldn’t trust him with a lollipop let alone captaincy

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Foden to Jota on the cards, too perfect a transfer

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      one week too late

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish, Werner captaincy already fails, who's up next?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Kane.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Fernandes captain fail just too obvious now. It's in the script

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        No issues there.

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        No chance, mega haul

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        All the 'pros' have captained Fernandes. Can't see him blanking.

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Lol

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno

      while Son gets double digits!

  8. 5678
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone know who will be taking corners for spurs?

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Son or/and Reguillon

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      City dont concede corners

  9. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lamptey & Martinez, 3 points.. not ideal

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Timing

    2. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Now down to 2. Balls.

    3. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Make that a 2

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Its alright, Lamptey fixed the situation

  10. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    If you seriously think Bruno isn't blanking today then I've got a bridge to sell you. Would be the cherry on top of today's nonsense.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Details of the bridge? Asking for a friend.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I can sell you Tower Bridge

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Already own it chief.

  11. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Trezeguet is actually pony

  12. Shifty
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Entering Grealish time!

  13. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Was considering moving Ryan off the bench earlier, to play him over Martinez, and the 2 point difference might yet be important... but GW9 isn't quite the heady heights I experienced in GW8... I have Sterling (benched), KdB and Kane next, then Bruno (C) for the final game...

  14. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    OR at 1.8m, do I want a Kane haul as a non-capper?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I just want my players to score points

    2. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      at 1.8 mil you want all yours players to haul

  15. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lamptey yellow ffs

  16. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Yellow Lamp Tea

  17. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Spurs CS highly likely, Mahrez is useless

  18. afcblegend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    3 (4?) big chances missed by Trezeguet today.

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Brainless Lamptey gets a YC

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lamp YC

  21. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Nice one, Lamps.

  22. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish what are you doing omg

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish YC

  24. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Grealish YC ofc

  25. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    7% in top 10k captained Grealish

    1. HippY
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Insanity

  26. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    its either 15pts or 1 with Lamptey, no inbetween

  27. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    This week keeps on giving.

  28. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Red Lamp Tea

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A new tongue twister...

      Yellow Lamp Tea...Red Lamp Tea

      repeat as fast as you can

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lamptey RC

  30. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lamptey red SCENES