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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wonder if Barkley injury forces Grealish into midfield. Front three of Traore, Trezeguet, Watkins.

    1. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I've got Barkley (and Lascelles) not idea start over here!

  2. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Werner to vardy (for fixtures)

    So can free up 3rd chelsea slot for a double up chiwell/james

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Interesting time to bring in a second Chelsea defender. I've had both for the last few weeks and thinking of dropping one now.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Mendy.

      2. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just think value over tje season but with fixtures might just hold off

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Grealish now playing CM 🙁

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He's a versatile chap. Not even 15 mins in.

    2. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He will still get points ( non owner )

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He's still playing LW? Traore is central

  4. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Never would have imagined a world where my sole interest in a Saturday 3pm ko revolved around a villa gk, Brighton defender and a villa mf!

  5. Manumana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best budget mid 5.8mil or less ?

    Thanks

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    WELBECKKKKK GOALLL

  7. Il Capitano
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Welbz lol

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Reckon this is worth WCing this week?

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

      Bank 1.4m, 1FT

    • Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What a goal Welbz!

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Welbeck G

      Subject to VAR for offside

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He was in is own half

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      lol

    • just a man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dat boy Welbz

    • Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Go Brighton!

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lord Welbeck is back

    • ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Great to see Danny fit and scoring again

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Oh dear

    • AgentFern
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Opinions on this please

      1. Robbo ---> A. Castagne or B. Cancelo
      2. James Rodriguez ---> A. KDB or B. Sterling
      Kane ---> Vardy

      This for -8. Not shy on taking hits and I want to take advantage of strong fixtures for City and Leicester

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dat guy

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Villa defence on WC fail lol

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lovely ball by Lallana.

    • Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Welbeck >>>>> Maupay

      • _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Love Danny Welbeck

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don't mind this as a Martinez owner. Rival has double Villa defence.

      • Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Oooof Daniel you naughty boy

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Welbeck is essential. Jump on the wagon before its too late

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That’s a delightful finish

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Welbeck was impressive last week too. We might have another good value striker option at 5.5m...

        1. Big_Bear
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Any chance of pens?

        2. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Black Messi

      • Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        One clean sheet down one to go

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Double Villa defence get in there

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Same need a goal or pen save keep the faith haha