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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. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Stop the count, Chelsea champions

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Could be. More solid at the back, good attack wise, some fearless youngsters.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If Kepa didnt cost us pts against WBA Southampton and Liverpool

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Loads of time Daniel. In a way if Kepa was half decent ye'd be worse off. Would never have signed Mendy a much better keeper and lovely CS keeper FPL investment too.

  2. nkhoughton
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you replace Saiss with? I own Killman Mitchell Chilwell and Justin

    I'm thinking AWB or Mings

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Castagne if you can afford.

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Can you stretch to Cancelo?

  3. Champione
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Bonus points for the Chelsea game confirmed?

  4. Pipermaru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Ok, FPL just changed my team name as it was offensive...FUBAR(Run,Sally,Run).

    What the actual f... 🙂 What am I missing?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      It's 2020. Some people can always find ways of being offended.

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Apparently Sally can be a female period ... Run, Sally, Run takes on a totally different meaning

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        This can't be serious...

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Just found out what a Mustang Sally is ... oh my!

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          From onlineslangdictionary.com
          Sally can also be a wuss ... so subject to bullying and once again Run, Sally, Run could be wrongly interpreted
          It's going to be a very bland future

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Damn, they discovered my plot, that was exactly what I meant...

            No comments.

            Thanks for help Hashattack.

            PS. I'm waiting for my gravatar to be removed as well as it clearly objectifies women.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thats FUBAR

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        True, sad times, oh well of we go to the war with FPL towers 😛

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          *off

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        SNAFU Culture

  5. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    We need to reconsider Chelsea triple up at the back

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      They are all great value imo

      1. HODGE
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Just the fullbacks for me own both and a fullback from another team feel would be better than Zouma

      2. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Even with their mixed fixtures? I'd imagine you'd get stuck on whether to play all of them or one of your cheapies with the nicer fixture on paper a lot. Then who misses out?

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      You're about 3/4 gw's late on that. Train has passed

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Spurs next. Happy with my double defence but not considering tripling up.

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I have Mendy, James and Zouma but think I’ll lose one for Dias/Cancelo as all it takes is one goal and your defence has a bad week

  6. JHolmes
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I've got Grealish, Martinez and Konsa (autosub for Wilson)... So this is gonna be 0-2 with Maupay and Lamptey on the sheet for sure.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton don't keep clean sheets

  7. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Come on you Villa !!

  8. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    People with Chilwell, Ziyech and Werner, are you satisfied with combined return?

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Hahaha

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

      yes

      Captained Werner instead of Buno was a mistake in hindsight though

      Happy with points overall

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Even in hindsight, it was a good pick and I wouldn't necessarily say mistake. Very unlucky not to get more points today.

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      3.75 points per £5m player value gets about 60. Just about par

  9. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    The stage is set for a Grealish masterclass

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      More like a master flop.

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Chilwell on that casual 8 PPM average.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Thank god easy fixtures are over now. Not getting him was a huge mistake on my part. Went with Taa Robbo

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Still annoyed that I benched him for the ManU game

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Can't be helped. Was a relatively sensible decision. I did the same for James.

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Went for the WBA, NEW and Ful fixtures (Lamptey, Kilman and PVA) ... mega haul of 4 points in total 🙁

  11. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    So is it Ziyech out now?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes. Ziyech to Michu.

  12. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley down

  13. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley hammy?

  14. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley injured

  15. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley at least 2 weeks out

  16. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley done

  17. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    If Barkley change, then I add stakes on Brighton win

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Good news for Grealish owners?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Probably bad. Barkley is good for Grealish.

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      God no. Barkley is sh1te but he makes the team a lot better. Very bad news for all attacking assets

  19. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Lamptey is a diver. Every game it's the same

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Game week from hell ffs. Absolutely brutal.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Already? Lol

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yes coupled with my drunk -8

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      😆

  21. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Huge blow for Barkley owners. He was a decent punt as a differential.

  22. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Please Lamptey stay quiet today! Benched him

  23. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Lamptey is a little diving rat!!!!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      5.9 for that effort

  24. david31058
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Come on Ja(c)k

  25. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Lamptey is going to be lucky if he just gets a yellow this game

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I was thinking about starting him, but realized that he probably gets 3 pts even with assist.

  26. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley injured pushing me further to wildcard. Almost glad even though it's getting me a single-pointer.

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Barkley and Lascelles owner here. Face palm!

  27. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Barkley owners 1p, lucky folks

  28. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Triple Che def was lucky, but now Barkley out injured 🙁

  29. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    come on watkins lad score please

  30. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Once again. For the thousandth time.

    Barkley is never the answer.

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      He was the answer last week. And a couple of times before that as well.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Just baiting the trap

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Depends on the question. More loans than contracts.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      He wasn't, but I couldn't afford Grealish.