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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. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Jesus that is awful defending

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Defending like a team that only has one sitting mid, with both full backs pushing on. They're extremely exposed at the back.

  2. lugs
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    lol i somehow have Welbeck in my 2nd Sky team, what a player 😆

  3. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Martínez CS wiped Noice..

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

      Penalty save incoming

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Don't think any real players have him though

  4. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Glad I went double Villa defense for these good fixtures...

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I very nearly did as well - just one game though

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    How are Brighton scoring goals not involving maupay and Lamptey

    I hate them

  6. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Welbeck still scoring them!

    Happy for him. Don't mind as a Konsa owner.

  7. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Was it Gross that got the assist?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lallana

    2. Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lallana

    3. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lallana

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers lads

  8. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Lamptey assist nearly

  9. Il Capitano
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Villa swiss cheese defence here

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Their defending is getting so bad and it's mostly down to over confidence and arrogance which is very annoying, defenders more concerned with attacking then defending

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Brighton are an entertaining side this season.

      Lot of fun to watch their games.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Villa panicky

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

        Thought that said Villa penalty for a moment

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Welbeck?!

    • Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lallana started with assist, nice my vc

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

        I hope your namesake is right later

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lamptey assist wasted

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Home/away really doesn't mean anything this season.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Indeed.

        Record number of away wins so far this season is a clue that away fixtures do not carry the weight they do in normal seasons.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Could be a CS, attacking return and 3bps for Lamptey here!

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Need this Brighton cleanie wiped.

    • Big_Bear
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lascelles, Chilwell and Barkley owner (2 injuries and none to 90 mins). Have you ever had every single outfield player not play 90 mins in a GW?

      1. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Something happened to chilwell?

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

          No just subbed for a rest

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cmon Ollie grab one..

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

        Every time I see him he's out on the left

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Brighton trying hard to lose the CS & villa trying hard to keep it

    • Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Trezeguet xG stats padding

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Watkins lol

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dunk has money on both teams to score

    • Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tbh Trezeguet a bit wasteful

    • JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wow.. Watkins, what the f was that?

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It's always what might have been for Lamptey.

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

        Yes, like at Spurs

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        That's harsh imo

        Scored a goal vs Spurs and has a couple of assists.

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Plays in a team that doesn't score many and has a poor conversion rate of chances created. Would be interesting if Wolves had got him. Could see him bringing something different to Wolves in the RWB role with his pace.

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

          Great shout, or Everton

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why don't I have Lamptey in my team?

      He's basically a winger.

    • Pancake
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Brighton might do them here - they've lost a lot of games they should've won

    • fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      This season has been a bit unpredictable you heard it here first

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        How is villa losing to Brighton unpredictable lol

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          one team is in 6th, the other is 16th

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Lol yeah villa will finish 6th mate 😆

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              haha yeah like Leicester will also win the league before liverpool right?

              weirder things have happened