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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
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Grealish not doing much tracking back against Lamptey? Double edged sword.

    1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's not his job no? Messi doesn't track back

      1. Big Ping
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I don't think that's the point he was making bro

        1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Maybe. 🙂

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why did I cave in and get Grealish ffs. Removing Barnes too before his haul...

    1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Transfering in was a good call imo. Captain on the other hand is debatable. You did a good call bringing him in imo

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes I wasn't gonna captain him tho against this Brighton defence

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ffs.. Grealish should have had 3 assists and maybe 1 goal that half!

    1. W
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Was he looking good? Just got in

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He created almost every chance Villa had, but Watkins fluffed 2 of them and 1 was saved off the line. And had a great shot saved from Ryan.

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers mate, sounds promising

  4. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Look at all the people crying about Grealish... nothings changed he's still a great pick and if a blank after 45 mins has changed your mind you shouldn't be playing fpl

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He looked really good aswell.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Doesn't even make sense. This game is about points not looking good

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You don't get points looking dreadful.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Crying after 45 mins doesn't make any sense either

  5. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    All my rivals own Chilwell - keeps a miraculous clean sheet.

    I own Martinez and Grealish - lose all my clean sheet points immediately.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Exactly the same mate I feel absolutely sick. Half my mini league has double Chelsea defence

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chelsea CS was far from miraculous.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Did you watch the game? There defending was dreadful, Newcastle hit the bar etc, very lucky!

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          There's no etc.

          They just miraculously hit the bar, that's all.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Chilwell owner and yes there was definitely etc was a lucky cs

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I did. It would have been a miracle if the ball had went in not the other way around.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      To Welbeck of all people just to rub it in...

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Miraculous? What u on about?

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Let it go and stop banging on about it.

    6. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      next time pay extra for that "miracle"

  6. ElChapo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Villa defensively, I'm thinking of a word, begins with s and rhymes with light, never understand the furore on here regarding martinez

    1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He is the top scoring keeper in the game no?

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sight?

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Slight, not with Mings there.

    4. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sprite?

    5. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah I wis we could smite them too

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bloody hell people Grealish looks a great pick, unfortunately I own him so you're all screwed though

  8. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Barkley nooooooo 🙁

    1. W
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      ???

  9. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Dont know if I should press the wildcard button or not?

    Plan was to do it this week but team is not looking that bad.

    McCarthy Steer
    Telles Targett Lamptey Justin Coufal
    Son Bruno Rashford Grealish Bissouma
    Werner Jimi DCL

    If not playing WC I can do Jimi > Vardy for free. But ofc I want a lot of city and maybe Salah back in the team...

    1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wait for the doubles

      1. bruuuno
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You mean playing it in gw 16? When are the doubles?

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No doubles before the 1st WC goes

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          but we will know when the doubles are by gw16, can use the WC to plan ahead

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Rather better points now.

            1. bruuuno
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              You think it could be better to wc now and catch the fixture swing?

    2. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Great team
      Jimi to Vardy is a great move.
      No meaning wildcarding above

      See how city plays today

  10. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    4 players in this game( grealish martinez lamptey target)with target being the latest recruit.. not going well so far

  11. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Only heard half the statement thought it was Lamptey

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Villa over 1 xG against Brighton so it seems like they've been unlucky so far!

  13. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Veltman on. Lamptey in attack now surely

  14. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    White CDM Gross CAM Veltman CB

  15. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Konsa goal

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Traore a

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Useless really

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    sorry I told someone to sell Konsa
    i take back my words

  17. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Konsa G

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Irritating

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lamptey always looks epic but Brighton can't defend

  20. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Next time Daniel 😉

    1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hahaha. Good one. I like it. Keep them coming 😉

      P. S. Still time

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Konsa ! Get in ya big lump !

  22. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    At least no CS for Lamptey now

  23. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Brighton CS gone. Phew! /Lamptey bencher

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Everyone stealing the points off Jack now 🙂

  25. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Konsa my baby i love you

  26. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Lamprey still better than Messi?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lamptey*

      1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Better than Coufal ? 🙂

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    First goal a defender has scored for Steve the spud this season

  28. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    YES KONSA!!!!!!!

  29. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Perfect goals for non owners of this game. F me sideways

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Even better for konsa owners