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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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    1 point from 3 players in that game.pretty good.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Especially as I didn't own a Chelsea defender

    2. LE CHARO
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      3 from 4 here. That pen could have changed everything.

  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Need 1 point from Saiss or Mitchell to keep Lamptey on the bench.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      This this this

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Relax it’s a 2 point either way

  3. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    I don’t understand how that’s not a penalty?

    Yes, he made the most but there is contact in the box. Sure the defender got the ball, but he’s wiped out the player? Trezeguet could have potentially retrieved the ball if there wasn’t any contact

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Where the ball goes after the tackle is presumably irrelevant. If he got more contact with the ball and it went into touch but still got the player, don't think it'd even be in question.

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        I agree if the ball went into touch it wouldn’t be a pen. But it’d hardly cleared and Trézéguet controls that ball and shoots if he isn’t taken out by the contact.

    2. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      He couldn't because he had already committed to the dive before being touched

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

      Wiped out. Wiped. Out.

      Watch. A. Replay.

  4. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    feel sorry for people who got in jack and Hakim for hits.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Ziyech was still a kind of win for me as brought in for pulisic

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      What about those of us that did it on WC.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Brought in Ziyech for Foden for a hit & don't regret it, will pay off many times over in next few months.

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Worst performance I’ve seen from Jack that. Didn’t even take most of the corners or the free kicks. Looked terrible 🙁

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Yep, no set-piece is the real concern

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Thank You Tariq 😀 😀

  7. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Lamptey is well on his way to getting cult FFS status.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      But he doesn't score points.

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

    Another awful gw!

    Need to take a break from this game.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      3 games in?
      Who’s your captain?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Bruno

        Took a -8

        Got Grealish, Chilwell, Ziyech and Martinez.

  9. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Was never going to play Lamptey vs Liverpool so I don’t care

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Fair enough, probably not a pen. Disappointing though, would have liked that Watkins goal... sigh.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      In same boat. VAR actually used decently.

  11. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Grealish to who?

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

      Nobody

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Grealish

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      No one, he will haul as soon as you sell him

      1. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        They said that last week.
        Do you even know what you're talking about?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          He didnt haul as you didnt sell him. Read what i said

  12. dicky2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Martin Keown doesn't know the rules of football

  13. Manani
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Grealish blank, made me feel better about my Ziyech captain blank lol

  14. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Playing Lamptey instead of a -4 for Salah worked out well 😀

  15. smix
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Everyone will knee-jerk drop Villa players now & then they will haul 😀

  16. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    This is worth WCing right?

    McCarthy, Steer
    TAA, Lamptey, Holding, Bellerin, Zouma
    Son, Bruno, Barkley, Zaha, Bissouma
    Kane, Jimenez, Antonio

    Bank 1.4m, 1FT

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Who would you sell?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Possibly all of them!

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

          So you know the answer.

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Hell yeah

  17. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Blanck Blanklish

  18. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Admit Trezeguet overacted but its a clear penalty. Without this kick, he could have a good goal opportunity behind.

    Anyway, cheers fir all Grealish captainers

  19. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    Having lamptey and Barkley, that couldn’t have gone much worse!

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      It could have see below

  20. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 2 hours ago

    The season that keeps on giving. Grealish -4 and captain. Lamptey and Watkins. Now for no shows from Rashford and Brewster to give me 10 men.

    Wasn’t a pen though so good decision in my opinion.

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

    I have Watkins Grealish Konsa.
    I should say it was a penalty because of this.
    But to be fair there was a contact?
    Maybe Trezeguet shouldnt have acted so much but there was contact
    Thoughts?

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Who knows ball first then contact but Trezeguet had ball in his feet after no need to dive

  22. BeWater
      8 days, 2 hours ago

      Barkley got the same points as Grealish. FPL is a mad game.

      1. BitTight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Guys. Who would have taken the villa penalty If it was given ?

        1. BeWater
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Watkins. He scored one against Saints and thought I saw he had hold of the ball today before it was checked.

          • UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Watkins!

          • Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Watkins.

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        That 0.1 KDB rise lead me to Son > Sterling with 0 ITB.

        Could be a blessing in disguise

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Sterling is benched though?

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Benched?

        3. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Should do well as a 2nd half sub.

        4. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Dont have him,transfer for next week

      3. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        People who brought in Bamford instead of Watkins are the real winners. Of this gameweek at least.

      4. smix
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Grealish & Ziyech my great differentials have both blanked !

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          32% & 75% owned

      5. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        5 from 4 so far

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        How can Villa beat Liverpool 7-2 yet get beaten by 10 man Brighton?

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

          It was 0-0 with 10 men.

      7. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Have No city player and I am a city fan. Weird Game

      8. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        Mega haul from my 3 players in this game

        Lamptey
        Grealish
        Martinez

        Anyone better?

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Same with Ziyech cap

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          Same players but benched the right one 😉

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 2 hours ago

            Hahaha

      9. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 2 hours ago

        The most strange match ever. Or almost. I am ok after getting 1 pt from two players. (Barkley matched Grealish and I started Targett over Lamptey).

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 2 hours ago

          I had Grealish Martinez and Lamptey.

          I am not unhappy. They were all good bets