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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. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Let me guess. It’s Lamptey innit?

  2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Penalty time.

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    A new tongue twister...

    Yellow Lamp Tea...Red Lamp Tea

    repeat as fast as you can

  4. Il Capitano
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Pen

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Lamptey you beauty.

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      So who has Lamp as 1st sub and he will come in!!?

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Pen

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

      This game could not have actually gone worse

    • Chucky
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      WATKINS SCORE MY SON

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

        Would be amazing!

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      wow - watkins!?

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Hahaha pen

    • COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Get out my team Lamptey you f*****g useless!!!!!!

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

      Grealish pen?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Watkins

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Ffs watkins

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Scenes

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Lamprey could have hauled today. Ah well, just the roll of the dice...

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      F OFFFFF

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Penalty

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Pen

    • just a man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Drama

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      What a surprise, I own and started Lamptey

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Oh bugger off Lamptey ffs

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Lamptey red card 🙁

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      He's gone down like a sack of kaka but it probably is a pen

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Grealish not on pens.

      Great!

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Jack time

    • Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      3 point from 4 now. Eurgh!!

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Has to be Grealish.

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Guess who I have coming in for Wilson

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

      This is not a penalty.

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Lol

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Lol lol

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        what are you watching...

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Football