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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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins again proving hes only useful against teams with a high line

    Casual points chasers wont be pleased

  2. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Which of these would you sell so that I can get Grealish or Watkins?

    A. Martinez
    B. Steer
    C. Konsa

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Triple Villa defence? Geepers

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Konsa

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Steer

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C to Lamptey if you don’t have him

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah thats the plan but the immediate fixtures don't look great for Brighton

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Trezeguet is not too good is he...

    Villa need Traore to get into form for a real front 3

  4. HODGE
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wellbeck 5.5 one more goal starts the bandwagon

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Who said it hasn't already begun?

  5. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins is such an awful pick on eye test.

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

      Could have said the exact opposite last week.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Always looks awful vs such teams

    3. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      As an Exeter fan am suprised he has made it the prem tbh

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lamptey nowhere near the BPS smh

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He needs the CS first

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        This

  7. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Maybe better bringing in Villa players for their bad fixtures...

  8. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish almost assist

  9. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wtf are you doing Watkins?
    Just score it

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He plays better against good teams

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He just had to tap that in
        What the opponent have to do with that

  10. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Villa the reverse fixture difficulty counter attacking team.

  11. lindeg
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish playing without headband = blank confirmed

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That it is as it goes ?

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        English?

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins just denied from a Grealish pass

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish could have had 3 assists so far if he had an actual teammate

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Lamptey too. Owned them both. Robbed off

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Expensive Lamptey.

  14. F4L
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish inches away from 2 assists in the last 5 mins

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      yes what a player

  15. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Incredible challenge from Ben White on Watkins...

  16. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lol my strike force today could have had 2 hat tricks

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish is so good

    the rest Meh

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      The English Messi? Or the English Zidane?

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        The English Figo

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Good shout

  18. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins an absolute coward there, just go for the ball mate it's an open net

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      this poor striker

  19. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lamptey and Grealish owners have been unlucky so far. Should have been on haul both

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Silly of you to leave out Watkins owners

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lmao people were expecting Villa to smash Brighton. Incredible

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Still 45 minutes plus to go

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        They had half dozen chances

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Villa xG this game is probably like 3.5 rn

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      on the balance of play this should be about 2-2 to be fair.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      And they will

    5. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      They actually did smash them
      Should be 4-2 by now

  21. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    hate almost comments. Almost is not good enough.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Almost a good post

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        (Sorry couldn’t resist, but I almost did)

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I almost laughed

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Haha

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish needs to shoot at goal rather than pass to his incompetent team mates!

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How many chances Ollie?

  24. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Ryan gonna troll sellers again this week?

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Villa just don’t have that cutting edge. Barkley a big miss

  26. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish to Watkins FFSSSS

  27. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Surprising number of people have Grealish(c). Must be well annoyed at the moment. Created so many chances and none being put in the net.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Had Werner captain. Same feels

  28. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Kane to Welbeck (-4) locked in.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Locked in like you in that padded cell? 😀 ;-D

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        😀

  29. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    He can blank but what a player Grealish is...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      One of the very best to watch, so consistent too, which is unusual for a player with such ability

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Will be playing for one of the big six soon?

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Good player but could end up on the losing team again

      Just like he did for England when people were going crazy over his flick

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Think he would be good for Everton. Front three of DCL, Grealish, Richarlison. Allan, Doucoure, Gomes in midfield.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Rodriguez going the other way then?

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He'll get injured.

  30. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Grealish is so good.