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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
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Might not be a penalty. March got some of the ball

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      thats a clear foul

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Watkinssss timeeeee

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      No

  3. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    No pen.

  4. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    No pen.

  5. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    He is going to call it off.

  6. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Do not believe it

  7. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHH WATKINS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      ?

  8. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    What is going on in this game.

    El Ghazi elbow looked bad but nothing.
    Lamptey sent off for nothing.
    Ridiculous penalty to give away.

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    LOL NO PWN

  10. Z
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Wwwoooooowwww

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

    No Penalty!

  12. BrockLanders
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    NO PEN

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    No pen

  14. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    NO PEN HAHAHAHA

  15. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Thank you .

  16. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    VAR says NO

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Why’s Jack not taking them

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Must have gave it up to Watkins

  18. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Go to hell Oliver.

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    That's painful... really painful

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Someone explain wtf is happening!

  21. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Watkins loool

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Wow

  23. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Would Watkins have taken it or Grealish???

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Watkins

    2. HD7
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Watkins

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      watkins

  24. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    What is going on. How is that evidence there is no penalty?

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

      March got the ball?

  25. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    There are some really childish trolls on here today....

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah, says you

      1. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        huh? When have I ever lolled at a player?

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Every matchday tbf

  26. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Wait thats a clear pen, and im not even a Watkins owner

  27. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    only 2nd time a pen has been overturned in Prem League this season, just my luck!

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    So lamp off or not off ?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Lamptey sent off.
      Villa penalty overturned after onfield VAR review

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    Still means rec for Lamptey tho? ffs

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

  30. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 days, 3 hours ago

    How is it a free kick to Brighton? On what parallel universe?