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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How is that not a penalty haha

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      do you know the rules of football?

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Blatant dive

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      he got fouled....

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He didn’t, he dived. No way that knocks grown man over. He’s cheating it’s as simple as that

  3. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    March first touched the ball, and then Trezeguet, as I see it.

  4. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    No Pen GET IN

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So Jack is not a penalty taker.

    That makes him less appealing.

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who is?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        El ghazi and Watkins are two

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      We already knew he wasn’t?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He had ball in hand vs Southampton

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Always been watkins

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      watkins already scored one recently so we knew that didn't we?

  6. F4L
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Never a pen, what a DIVE

  7. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Football has gone absolutely mad

  8. Mumble Pie
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Its official - the game has turned into a farce

  9. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Keown is such a moron. How is he a commentator?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Makes McManaman look like a genius.

  10. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    hay was a clear pen ffs

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Got the ball before tackle.

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        🙁

  11. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    if you foul someone in the follow through after getting the ball, its still a foul?

    Can anyone clarify thats the rule?

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Only if there's excessive force, and there wasn't there. Was a dive

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ah i see. Another rule that is different for every referee. Who determines what excessive force is

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Was still contact just making sure the ref saw it. Not a dive really

  12. NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Although if that had been given as a penalty, as a Ryan and Watkins owner that penalty probably would have been skied..

  13. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why no red card for blatant cheating dive? Ban him for the season for that

  14. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Jack’s third down the pecking order for pens

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who is second?

  15. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Oh well, at least didn't have the disappointment of seeing Watkins taking it.

  16. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fantastic decision by ref

    1. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Overturning his own decision took balls. That's why I think he best ref in league. If he hadn't dived so theatrically it may have been given tho I believe

  17. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    if it's a penalty surely Lamptey back on???

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Pls stop

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        sorry lol no watching and very confused

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

      ?

    3. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      it wasn't Lamperty for the penalty. Lamperty was the free kick before penalty

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Different incident I think

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wtf? Clear pen? Absolutely disgraceful.

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ref needs to add 5 minutes for the time he took looking at that.

  20. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I can't believe I played Lamptey over Kilman.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Did the same.

      His attacking threat swayed it for me, and tbf it almost worked out. Aw well. None of us can predict the future.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It's not like Kilman will play

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It looked a wise move at halftime, correct decision just unlucky

  21. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    100% no penalty

  22. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wow don’t have anyone who could get points from a pen but that was 100% a pen what the hell what a joke

  23. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Re-start with a drop-ball, or have I missed something? Brighton free kick WTF

  24. just a man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Dive didn’t help even if it was a foul.

  25. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fair play for ref admitting he's wrong

  26. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Darn - Ryan pen save and 3 Bps goes begging...

  27. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Completely missed that he got the ball! Fair enough, I was so focused on the contact

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Go to hell still Lamptey then

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Lumptey fail

    1. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tariq Numptey

  30. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Lovely result.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No.