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

    My man Konsa!

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Well, the gameweek started well at least

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ofc the ball goes in when Traore hits a good cross... Ffs.

  4. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else wish this international break never ended? Was lovely not having to stress and hate on FPL.

    Already Ziyech, Martinez, Lamptey and Grealish blank loooool love life.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      FPL is a game of pure luck now, no skill needed

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Don't bother playing then.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      The latter two could easily still haul tbf

    4. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ziyech and Grealish got points last week?

      Do you expect all your players to get points 38 weeks in a row??

  5. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Knosa first sub. 😐

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Against Brighton, and with all those flags knocking around elsewhere? Who’s starting for you?!

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

        I put Lamptey in ahead of Konsa because of his attacking potential.

        Bit of a double whammy. 🙁

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/44981/event/9

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah that’s a tough one. Wish I had that defensive headache every week, I’ve had to start Justin.

  6. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thanks Konsa

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    My benched defender ruining my playing keepers CS
    That’s 2020 🙄

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Where’s my man Bemba Da? I wanna hear a:

    OMG Lamptey

  9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I want 5 or 6 Villa players.

    Bargains everywhere

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Said no one

  10. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    No one posted lineups? Should I do it?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lead the way

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

      Still 20 mins to go

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      15 mins mate

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      16:30

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Make sure they are correct.

  11. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Grealish not on free kicks?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Should be with no Barkley

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He is but Traore is left footed and was better angle for the free kick, as demonstrated.

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ah gotcha thanks

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Luiz looking for red?

  13. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Someone needs to kick Maupay's head in

  14. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Lamptey playing like 2012 Messi here

  15. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Imagine Lamptey at United

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wolves in the RWB role.

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        this

    2. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      can't imagine Lamptey being any good in a back 4

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sheffield would score more.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        :mrgreen:

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      My guy

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Or

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Everton, replace Coleman

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes

  16. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Podence owners should get a nice haul seeing I sold for their patience.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Same with Barnes owners

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

      Hope so. He's out next week for me almost regardless so a last hurrah would be good!

    3. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I sold for a hit like you 😉

    4. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Podence to Grealish was a no brainier and I will likely be punished for it

  17. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    March G
    Gross A

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Lamptey seems like a poster child for why one should get defenders from competent defenses

    Not many of those around though

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Oof villa assets gotta go

  20. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    March goal

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

    Beauty

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

    Glad i benched Lamptey.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too early for that.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lamprey's been banging on the door all game. Could get something in the last 30 minutes...

  23. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    March goal

  24. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Double Villa defence with Martinez and Mings. Feck.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      They seem to be a lot tighter away from home

  25. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What a goal!

  26. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If Aguero does well today... Would be tempted to go him over Vardy?

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Let him start first and then we see

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'll get him for Kane

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Tempted alright

  27. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez to get dropped

  28. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    March goal, maybe a surprise scorer

  29. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Lamptey, Martinez and Grealish. Not looking good.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Same

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Snap

  30. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Lamptey is so so good though

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      and still 2 points

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Really? Looks decent I’d say but that’s all, not played a good final ball a few times