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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. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Target and Grealish doing me proud there.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      It was a good bet

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Ziyech blank
    Grealish blank
    Bruno blank?
    Kane haul?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno & Kane haul

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Only 1 of those will haul.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Praying

  3. JJO
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    The worst thing is that they cant decide from watching that situation from few angles and then delegate decision to the ref and give him 1 video to decide- from worst possible angle

    1. JJO
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Are they that incompetent?

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Clearly not a pen. If you think otherwise then you are biased

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        In situations like that there was at least 70% penalties
        I m ok with that that it shouldnt be a pen,but it’s actually only about consistency

      2. JJO
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        And not biased really
        I dont have Lamptey,and think that start was nowhere near a second yellow

      3. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Not a pen but they call it a pen every game for other teams....

        Grealish captains are probably shaking - even Brighton fans

        Lamp got a fake red, then the PK that never was

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Obvious deflection.

    4. Manani
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      if there's 1 angle that decide that it is not a pen, then surely it's not a pen?

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        This angle doesnt mean anything
        Touching ball before kicking someones leg doesnt mean its not foul
        On any part of field

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          This.

    5. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Pretty sure VAR is telling him that they think it wasn't a penalty and then give him a view to demonstrate how they arrived at that decision. On-field ref, by definition, more inclined to believe video ref who has time and slow-mo to check all the angles, so he's probably just rubber-stamping the decision.

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        If thats a case here then its ok reasoning
        But only in that case

  4. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling benched. Hope he gets subbed on as Podence first sub isn't great to be honest.

  5. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    YES my mini league leader capped Grealish! Bruno hatty later today and I’m going to do very nasty things to my body!

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      O. Kaaaaaaaaay

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Nobody needs to hear about your plans to pull the wire off yourself.

  6. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Grealish is just but a good player with no end product. Flare but nothing to show for it in terms of Fpl returns. Before you come for my head, keep in mind that a bulk of his total points tally came from two games.

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      If he had better players around him it would be a very different story.

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

      Everything about that statement is wrong

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Weiner baby.

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    With Villas fixtures, Grealish is still a fantastic option. I was very tempted by Jota and Torres though and didn’t have the cahones.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Yet they missed Barkley imo.

  8. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Why don't ALL players simply just go down on that type of contact? Why do so many of them make a huge display of flopping to the ground? If he simply just goes down instead of brining al the drama it certainly increases the probability that they would've gotten that penalty.

    Players must be stupid.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Defender got the ball, would have been changed regardless.

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Most likely. Take the defender's touch out of it. I'm just saying why not stop all the dramatic diving so as to increase the % of likelihood that you will be awarded the penalty?

        Let's say that is given 60% of the time but if he doesn't fill it with drama it's given 72% of the time. Isn't that 12% worth not adding all the theatrics to the play?

    2. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Even as a Watkins owner, wasn't a penalty, got the ball
      Though would've been a deserved equaliser

  9. Manani
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    did Podence+Barnes > Ziyech+Grealish

    now watch the 2 haul now lol

  10. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Who said Barkley couldn’t cover Grealish?

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      I was playing Barkley but now might have to swap him to Grealish if his injury keeps him away for a few games. What do u think?

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Grealish is still a great option with great fixtures at 7.5m, one bad game doesn’t change that so that moves sounds good

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Fernando Torres to roll back the years!

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Magic time.

  12. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Somebody posted a stat on here saying the highest game week scorer this season blanked the following week. This week its Brunos turn.

  13. aborg
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Actually Lamptey should have gotten a -2 since he got a YC and then later on a RC. What am I missing?

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      It's only a red.

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      this

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      You don't get double punished for yellows on top of the red.

      -3 for a red. 2 appearance points = - 1

      If they'd conceded from the overturned penalty, he'd have dropped to -2, though.

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Oh I see....thnks for the clarification

  14. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Lallana and Welbeck on the board. What year is it again?

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    It wasn't penalty

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      It’s debatable that there was contact even.

  16. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Son haul would be hilarious! Hope he punish sellers.

  17. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    8 points from 4 players. I'll be lucky to get 20 at this rate

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      No one likes a brag

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Haha sorry.

  18. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Son scores just as I wilcard him out!

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Son was always a good captaun choice.

  20. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Special message from Son to FPL

    “{%]^€|* my }%€€{“

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Son is a season keeper at his price.

  22. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    Ederson megged for the second time

  23. zotter
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    To get city coverage ...

    A. Hamez / Klich to Kdb / saka -4
    B. Son to Kdb free
    C. Dcl to Jesus free
    D. Hamez / Telles to Kdb / R James -4 (already have chilwell)
    E. Telles to Cncelo / Dias free
    F. Don’t bother

    Thanks!