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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Leave Lamptey alone Traore!

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

    Targett YC

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Maupay is a dirty player

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      yes always been

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

      He's a little rat

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Grea

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      liah

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Barkley taken off 5 minutes in? Very tough for owners

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Villa looking out of form

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Barkley

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

    Why is Watkins on the floor every time I see him. Get up and score a goal you clown.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Got a problem with his studs. Keeps slipping over.

  8. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Actually embarrassed I own Donkins

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Half the time I've seen you say that he's scored 😆

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

      You'll have to wait until GW 16 for his next return, unless Grealish hands him another pen

  9. F4L
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Surprised no VAR check there

  10. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Can Grealish become as good as Beckham ?

    1. hueycho
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Only his looks it seems like...

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

      he can be as good as Ronaldo

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He's definitely got talent, just maybe not as much discipline

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

    Trez & Traore are very wasteful

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Knew I should have done Martinez to Mende when I had a chance to do it for free

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe. Villa have good fixtures stil

  13. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Captain Grealish you muppet do something

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lmao

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      honestly your fault for captaining such a flair player

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cue the 2nd half Grealish haul...

  14. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Grealish blank confirmed.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Game finished already?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Half time blank only.

        Most of his hauls came after 80th minute

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Villa are a weaker team without Barkley

          He gives defences something else to worry about and takes the stress off grealish

          Now it’s all on grealish. Teams will put two or three men on him

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        kind of (if jack is your captain)

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      BREAKING NEWS: PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES TO END AT 45 MINUTES IN SWEEPING REFORMS

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Brilliant

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

      antijinx confirmed

  15. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    how is Villa looking guys?

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      10 shots, 2 on targets

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Decent, not able to find that final touch

    3. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Very attacking and could have scored a few goals.Grealish very involved and Watkins looking lively.

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

      Lamptey clean sheet confirmed

    5. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      thanks all of you - hope Grealish scores

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Lamptey or Messi?

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Tough call

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not even a comparison

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        oh come on - Lamps isn't better than Messi

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      The question would be:

      For the next 6 years?
      A) Messi
      B) Lamptey

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lamptey = real, Messi = imagination

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lamptey

  17. Troll hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I have Barkley and started Targett over Lamptey since I was expecting Lamptey yc and conceding 2...

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      nice prediction 😉

  18. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Villa missing Barkley

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Massively.

  19. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How did ziyech look today?

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

      Rubbish against a deep lying defence

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who?

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Threw in loads of his signature finesse crosses at the back post, could've easily got an assist. Seems to be a theme with him though. Not a serious FPL option for me just yet.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        And yet he is

  20. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bench Targett, gets assist
    Play Targett, gets yellow

    Bulls eye!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Captain Targett, gets ......

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He can still get an assist.

  21. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Early lineups for United?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      City vs Spurs first

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You mean incorrect ones?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Well even good enough ones will work for me. I love tinkering

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Deadline is over.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah it is, otherwise you would have probably started Lamptey? 😉

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              and benched Grealish 🙄

  22. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Whenever I play Targett he gets 0 points. When I bench him in bad fixtures on paper he hauls. F off you fraud

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Man, almost every post you have is complains about outside factors

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

        Whacking a player and getting a YC isn't an outside factor tbf

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      More a judgement on your prediction ability than Targett's performances.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yea benching him away at arsenal and playing him at home to Brighton is a shocking decision

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe we should be happy he didn't get red one. Yet, there is still time...

  23. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Targett wtf

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Barkley a massive loss to villa

    He takes a lot of the stress off grealish and gives villa a different attacking threat

    Now two or three around Grealish fouling and trying to mark him out of the game

    No other creativity or threat in this dud team

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hopefully Barkley is short term injury or its time to sell.

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hamstring, I don't like it. Sell for me probably.

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Trezeguet is having a really good game though.

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

      Time to sell all Villa then

    4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He is good, but not that good no?

    5. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Based on 40 mins where Grealish could've easily got 2 assists? Wasn't long ago Grealish was having to beat 3 men to get a shot off vs Leeds, admittedly I didn't watch the Southampton and Arsenal games.

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

      Grealish to KDB could be a good move next week

    7. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This kind of injury exposes why the popular shift to a budget frontline is doomed by probability to be a nightmare. Smaller teams don't have the depth to be consistent

  25. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    England have very interesting upcoming RB's in Lamptey and KWP.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      TAA the man. AWB for backup when we need to defend against good teams (like France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Brazil etc.)

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

        Walker and James have arguably been better than TAA this season. Trippier has been great for Athletico too.

        Wouldn't say Trent is a certainty.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          *Atletico

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

      Spoilt for choice
      Reece James too

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Considering the amount of chances Maupay misses Welbz could become an option

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It's unbelievable how much chances Maupay misses. Check his SoT last year too

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

      Stop being silly now

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        GW38 in mind here 😆

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Having such a bad week again 🙁

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You have only got 2 players so far - Grealish and Martinez.......

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        -8. No Chelsea assets. Banking on west ham. Removed Barnes for Grealish (about to backfire so bad)

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Play casually Fudgy.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I wish I could. Too much emotion involved

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No Chelsea tells the story.
          Your weapons don't play today.

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

      After 1.5/10 games. Sure mate keep crying

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      How? Early days! You only have 2 players started so far and only half time for them.....

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Missed the Chelsea points already and a -8

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          If you took out Chelsea players for -8 then yes big mistake but your players could all do well.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            True

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I love you Fudgy, look forward to your posts every week, I do hope it’s tongue in cheek parody type of post though.
      If not drag that chin up

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers pal

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

    Crosses aren't loading for me on the positional maps: https://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/matches/2128372/

    Anyone else having the same issue?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just spins for me.

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

        Yep, same issue here.

  29. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Welbeck hmmm

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What is your impression on Watkins? Not watching the game. Doing anything useful?

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

      Could have had a brace