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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Lamptey 2nd YC = RC

  2. Nemes1s
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Worst game I've seen Grealish have a in a LONG time. What a time to captain him! :*

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

    Oh no Lamptey.

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

    Calm down

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

    Lamptey red, great...

  6. STEP rOVERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Great finish

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

    Lamptey hahaha

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

    Oh lord.

  9. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Lamptey rc perfect

  10. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    You lil diver f off

  11. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    lamptey OFF

  12. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi Daniel

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

    wow thanks guys who asked me to bench Lamptey.

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Kilman better start otherwise I get Lamptey coming on 😮

  15. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Lamp off

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

    Lamptey wtf...

  17. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    That's a harsh red. Ridiculous decision.

  18. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Michael Oliver is my most hated ref. Finicky prat.

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

    Lamptey deservedly off

  20. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    2 points from my 3 Villa players lol

  21. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    I say earlier im glad i benched Lamptey

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

      True

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

    thats improved my rank at least even if my players have done nothing. lol

  23. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    FU Oliver

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

    Pathetic game FPL-wise. All 2 Konsa owners on here happy

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    PEN VILLA

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

    Mitchell or Saiss youse really need to play...

  27. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Benched Lamptey 😎

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

    Villa pen won by Trezeguet

  29. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Ffs, I already had to take a -8 to deal with injuries and now I have Lamptey suspension!

  30. JJO
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    How is that a red a fak iddiiot