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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. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Lamptey 2nd on my bench

    Mind you behind Saiss and Mitchell

    Hmmm don’t know what I want

  2. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Brighton could be 4 up here.

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

    Martinez could've got red there 😆

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      ?

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

        If Maupay's shot went through Martinez it would've hit his trailing arm outside the box = red. Was close.

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I'm sick of Lamptey getting me excited every 2 minutes and end up with nothing

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Getting me excited but ending up with nothing.

      Sounds like my wife.

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

        😆

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

      He's honestly one of the only players in the game where I don't even care if he doesn't return. I enjoy watching him as much as I do a Kane/Salah and he's a 4.5ish defender playing for Brighton lol.

  5. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Benched Lamptey for Konsa... don't think i can stomach watching anymore...

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

      why would you do that....

      one's a winger the other is a CB

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        One runs like a winger but shoots and passes like a CB.. i just can't see Brighton keeping a cs

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

          well neither was Villa...

  6. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Villa need to consider bringing on Nakamba for Trezeguet and pushing Grealish higher up the pitch again.

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Trezeguet has been their best player so far today

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Been wasteful IMO.

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          True that but still very active and involved. I think he will be subbed around the 60' mark if Villa are still behind

  7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Can’t believe my beloved Arsenal made Aston Villa look like prime Barcelona 🙁

    1. borat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      That just shows how poor Arsenil has become

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      So did the champions

  8. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Jonny May is a baller!

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Triple Villa :facepalm:

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

    I thought people would’ve learned after they beat Liverpool

  11. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    This has been some game so far.

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone else notice Traore taking a lot of responsibility away from Grealish? Not a fan of this.

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

      yes he never pass the ball too

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

      no, none more than Barkley did anyway.

  13. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    This has 3-3 written all over it.

  14. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    There goes chances of 0-0. Need a Lamptey goal and Martinez pen save then

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

      Martinez save on Maupay peno, Lamptey goal on the rebound.

      One can hope lol

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Even from right back he’s probably quick enough to get there first

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

          he'll definitely be lined up on the box if there was a penalty

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    They said tripple villa is essential

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      they said a game is 90+ mins

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      not sure who 'they' are, but they sound like clowns

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No they didn’t, they said ‘triple’

  16. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Did chilwell come off injured?

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

      No

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks. Just seen he came off early.

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

      nah, just a ten minute rest. Hopefully Emerson plays Tuesday as well.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

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

    Lamptey should have been on 15 pts already

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

    It's painful to watch as a Grealish captained and Lamptey benched for Kilman

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Rule 1 of FPL is never bench Lamptey!

  19. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Has the "Villa fail" comments started yet?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      See below

  20. fusen
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Villa fail

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

      lol

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      They’ve looked pretty damn good. Get a grip

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

        I'm watching Doncaster vs Sunderland.

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

      I’m refusen to answer

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

    Grealish not bothering to track Lamptey

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

      This. Amazed Smith has changed something

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

    Lamptey already 2 Big Chances created, That Guy and Lallana robbing us of deserved points

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Such a loss for Chelsea...

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

        Potentially, wouldn't be ahead of James or Chilwell though

        Only loss was not cashing in hard enough on him, or including a buy back option

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

          He had to go if he wanted playing minutes. Buy back clause is good enough imo

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

            Is there a buy back clause though?

            1. Werner Brothers
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              No, he left when his contract expires & he refused the extension. Brighton pay the tribunal fee

  23. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Villa fail

  24. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Villa fail.

  25. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Very lively game here...

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Villa fail

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Watkins slip for 3rd time now lol

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

      Needs bigger studs

  28. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Lamptey cross goes back to halfway line...

  29. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    you've got to feel sorry for people who took hits to fit in Grealish, Ziyech and Watkins.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Aston villa have a 2nd half to play

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      And for the ones that didn't take any?

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

      It’s one week. And 25mibs into second game..?!

    4. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Doubt they did so for 1 week only. They’ll all come good, plus it’s not even half time for two of them

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

    James 2BP, Chilwell 1BP? Get in!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nice!! Got both

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

      Final?