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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Starting konsa over lamptey one of my better decisions

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      No brainer wasn't it?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Pretty much mate

  2. Mumble Pie
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Ok .. so l get Jack in for obvious reasons... what l didnt know was ..

    A) he has given free kicks to Traore

    B) he has given pens to Watkins

    Hmmmm

  3. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Crowd noise guy bashing the boo button lol

  4. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Never a pen because Watkins owners didn't deserve it

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    March got the ball first. No penalty. Great decision.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      This. The missus and I shouting at the tv lol at the pathetic commentators... watch the replay!

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Agree

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

    Barnes to Grealish -4 went well

  7. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Triple Villa they said...

  8. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    VAR has been brilliant there. Haven’t a clue what Martin Keown is going on about.

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Grealish to who?

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

      Ziyech

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

      JRod

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

    1 match ban for Lamptey yeah?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Yep

  11. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Martinez + Lamptey + Grealish = 2 points...

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Same 🙂

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

      1?

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Same players. This season.....

  12. HippY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    There was contact, so slight, but the dive was so insane he couldn't give the penalty for that...

  13. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    -1 from 3 players in that game. Good game to watch tho.

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

    F off Michael Oliver you big sack of s***

  15. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Why wasn't that a pen? Honest question

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      VAR is crap

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      March touched the ball first, did make contact with Trezuguet who went down like he'd been shot by a sniper

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        His leg was shaking from the impact tbf! Didn't see the touch he got before

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      He got the ball.

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      March got ball first, and minimum contact on follow through. Massive dive and over-acting by Trez

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        The dive isn't relevant really when there's been contact

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          Ref is human - no-one likes to reward a cheat, so I think that may influence a 50/50 decision

    5. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Grealish owner, but Oliver did a great job!

    6. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Um. He got the ball. And Trezeguet pulled back while March did as well and probably didn't even touch him.

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Ridiculous dive from Trezeguet there!

  17. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    And that is why I’m glad I’ve got steer

  18. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    In the last 5 mins, Michael Oliver sent off one of my players, booked another and robbed a 3rd of a penalty. Horrible ref, the embodiment of this season's officiating.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Why robbed? Correct decision.

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        More contact than there was in the 1st Lamptey booking. How's one a foul and the other not?

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Great decision by the ref.

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

    Some of you guys are beyond help, it's not clear either way how the hell can you say clear pen or clearly not, what is clear about it? It's a grey area. I'd lean towards no pen because of the theatrical fall but normally even if you get the ball if you follow through and didn't clear the ball far enough it's usually a pen

  20. F4L
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    How was that a second yellow of Lamptey as well? Joke

    1. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Yeah that was bad. It's at the end of a game, they're tired and prone to make a clumsy challenge. Maybe one yellow but not a second.

      1. Plant Based Footballer
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        A free kick outside the box is award enough, too.

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Michael Oliver sold Lamptey on his Wild Card...

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

    Oh well at least it’s highly owned players who have blanked, Grealish, Martinez and Lamptey

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

    Right cmon Kane & Son... punish the sellers

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

    Muppet Grealish not on Pens anymore. Time to sell Grealish and get Watkins?

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

      How many penalties has Grealish scored this season?

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Daft much?

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

    Get in the bin Lamptey. You will never return to my team. Never.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Shush Collin lol

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Bruno mega haul tonight would be epic

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

    1 point from 3 players in that game. Lovely

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    I guess the hit for Grealish wasn't so bad because I'd have been starting Lamptey otherwise. ( [-4 +2] = -2 vs -1)

    Salah to punish next week though 😆

  28. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    So glad not to have fallen for the Grealish trap

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Yeah, it's been awful for the last few weeks. Probably won't ever score again.

  29. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    That went well as Martinez, Grealish, Lamptey owner

  30. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    1 or 3 match ban for Lamptey?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      1