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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
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

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

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours 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
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Each to their ability

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Thanks for nothing Grealish. Worst transfer ever.

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

      If it was just for one week maybe..

  3. ivantys
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Leicester or Chelsea are winning the league

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

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

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

        Leicester?

        What you drinking pal?

        1. ivantys
            11 days, 18 hours 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.

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

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

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

          Because he won't do that again

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

          Lightning doesn't strike twice?

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

            Yes it does

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

            seen it strike twice plenty

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

          imagine.

      4. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Sterling (C) next week

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Aguero (c)

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Hmmmm maybe

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Wouldn’t trust him with a lollipop let alone captaincy

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

        Foden to Jota on the cards, too perfect a transfer

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

          one week too late

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

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

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

          Kane.

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

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

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

            No issues there.

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            No chance, mega haul

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

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

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

              Lol

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

          Bruno

          while Son gets double digits!

      7. 5678
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Anyone know who will be taking corners for spurs?

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

          Son or/and Reguillon

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

          City dont concede corners

      8. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Lamptey & Martinez, 3 points.. not ideal

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

          Timing

        2. Tired and weary
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Now down to 2. Balls.

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

          Make that a 2

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

          Its alright, Lamptey fixed the situation

      9. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 18 hours 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
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Details of the bridge? Asking for a friend.

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

            I can sell you Tower Bridge

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

              Already own it chief.

      10. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Trezeguet is actually pony

      11. Shifty
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Entering Grealish time!

      12. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours 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...

      13. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

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

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

          I just want my players to score points

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

          at 1.8 mil you want all yours players to haul

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

        Lamptey yellow ffs

      15. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Yellow Lamp Tea

      16. ivantys
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Spurs CS highly likely, Mahrez is useless

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

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

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

          Brainless Lamptey gets a YC

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

          Lamp YC

        • Mile Plankton
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Nice one, Lamps.

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Grealish what are you doing omg

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Grealish YC

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Grealish YC ofc

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          7% in top 10k captained Grealish

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

            Insanity

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

          its either 15pts or 1 with Lamptey, no inbetween

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

          This week keeps on giving.

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

          Red Lamp Tea

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

            A new tongue twister...

            Yellow Lamp Tea...Red Lamp Tea

            repeat as fast as you can

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Lamptey RC

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Lamptey red SCENES