Dugout Discussion

Murray starts against Cardiff as Duffy remains main focus

Glenn Murray (£6.4m) has returned to the starting line-up for Brighton.

The veteran forward was left on the bench for the 5-0 defeat Bournemouth on Saturday.

Also back in the side is Pascal Groß (£6.7m), making his first start since Gameweek 28.

After such a devastating result against the Cherries just a few days ago, it looks as if Chris Hughton has reverted to the 4-4-1-1 formation that brought more success for Brighton earlier in the campaign.

Solly March (£4.7m) is another returning face, stationed on the left of midfield, Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£6.7m) on the opposite flank.

Bruno (£4.4m) comes in at right-back to captain the side, while defensive pair Shane Duffy (£4.8m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.4m) keep their places in the side – as does goalkeeper Mat Ryan (£4.4m).

It is these options where the majority of Fantasy interest lies. 66,000 managers captained Duffy for Double Gameweek 34.

22.72% of those in the top 10,000 form part of that number.

Given that Cardiff have allowed more headed attempts and shots from set pieces in the last six matches, there is every chance that Duffy could nick some attacking returns.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Bernardo, Dunk, Duffy, Bruno; March, Pröpper, Stephens, Jahanbakhsh; Groß; Murray.

Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bennett; Ralls, Gunnarsson; Mendez-Laing, Camarasa, Hoilett; Niasse.

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1,633 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Twisted melons
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    preparing for BB
    Boly and Ryan
    cathcart and patricio -4? (already have foster and kiko)

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Was Cathcart injured in the previous DGW? Just wondering why he missed one game.

      1. rokonto
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Wondering the same

    2. Twisted melons
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      (Boly in using FT)

  2. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Good header Sanchez good save MATS

  3. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    I’m glad I’ve been doing pants this year. Being around 10k, wildcarding and have this turd of a DGW land on my lap, would’ve driven me to getting into petty arguments with other FFS members.

    I’d probably also have a hissy fit and suggest BB in another gameweek while I sell my Brighton assets.

    1. Waylander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Haha 🙂 I am at 1k and just got 40 points post WC. Red arrow incoming.

      Think I'm going to have to ship at least 1 Brighton asset for the BB. Prob Ryan out.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Duffy to score in GW35, guaranteed 😉

        1. Waylander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          He's the one I'm keeping, so let's hope so.

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      10k....pants

      sigh

  4. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Murray+Duffy to Ings+TAA for a hit seems like a no brainer right?

    1. MGD
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Depends on Ings minutes

  5. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Come on then, now the gameweek is finally over how badly has it gone for you?

    Despite having double Brighton defence and Deeney (yes I wildcarded) I got 52 points and I’m getting a green arrow of a massive 12 places. My smallest green ever but a green is a green especially this week!

    Any success stories?

    1. dee_top
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I won H2H in our mini-league with 47 pts, my two main opponents lost.

  6. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Ryan and Duffy to absolutely anyone!!!!!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Nailed it

    2. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Southall,Van Den Hauwe

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        John Bumstead.

  7. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    My WC team failed like most others, but got to enjoy this incredibly talented Ajax team, what a game!

  8. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    For DGW better to have:
    A) Kola Vardy
    B) Boly Vardy
    C) Kola Firmino -4 pts
    D) Boly Firmino -4 pts

  9. Londongeezaa
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone think Duffy plays fantasy, and the pressure of being captained so much got to him?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      He had Wilson in his team which explains the first game

  10. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Would you say Liverpool attack is still essential if you're chasing in your ML? (60 points)

    Part of me thinks I need to take a risk and go for some differentials. (JWP & Doucoure) but it feels inevitable that Liverpool will smash Cardiff & Huddersfield. I could go for Firmino who has a fairly low ownership. What do you recon?

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      take diffs elsewhere, not getting highly owned in form players for the sake of having a diff will more likely than not land you in hot water.
      firm could be a decent diff (relatively) shout tho

      1. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah I'm thinking Firmino & Doucoure might be a sensible happy medium. Just need to hope he smashes it and Salah has a quiet day. Don't feel confident though

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Triple captain the right one on 36 and you could make most of that up. Still a long way to go in the season yet

  11. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    wc team 56 pts 😎

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Wd one of the better ones

  12. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Anybody beat 34

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Saw a few below 30's chin up

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      I beat 34 with a 20pt hit.

      It’s not big and it’s not clever.

  13. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Ajax. Superb and a joy to watch.

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Should have captained Etheridge

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      should have mangled my balls in a vice

      the pain would have been similar

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Would have been less long lasting too

  15. Football Manager 2
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Yes it’s true

    Murray returned as many points as:

    Aguero, Lacazette, Jiménez, Deeney, Arnautovic, Rashford, Kane and the impossible to ignore, Ashley Barnes COMBINED

  16. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    -8 and BB or BB in 36.

    Bench - Foster,Deeney,Dunk,Duffy before any transfer

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Save the BB for next year.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        If only

    2. Fernando Torres
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Depends who you -8 to

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Would be Erikson,Duffy,Deeney > Redmond,5.4,Firmino
        Or Duffy,Deeney > Bednarek,Wilson -4

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      BB36 or BB -8

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      The options to remove those aren't that fantastic so where's the ROI?

  17. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    A massive 42 from my WC
    Red arrow from 71k to 89k

    Depressed!!!

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      im going 370k to 340k

      youre doing well mate, take the positives

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        A green’s a green! Onwards and upwards mate!

      2. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Whose team is in your profile link? Has an OR of like 2.5m

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 11 hours ago

          whoops....forgot to update, cheers

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 11 hours ago

            I’m genuinely confused! So you’ve changed teams? What do you mean by “update”. If it’s linked to your FPL team number there shouldn’t be any need to update

            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 10 hours ago

              you have to change your ffs link every season since your team number changes

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 10 hours ago

                Ohhh wow ok so you still had 17/18 team linked! At least that isn’t your team then!

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Better than mine.140k to 230K with the score of 28 in wc.

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 11 hours ago

        Sorry dude. That’s rough. Got BB / TC left?

  18. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Duffy and Deeney to TAA and Llorente for a hit on the cards

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      What's the news on Llorente? Noticed he's flagged

  19. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    What an amazing game week. Top five 5 rivals in Head to head league all lost....beaten by managers who packed in months ago with huge scores and no Stupid Brighton players.
    Quite relieved to have a paltry score of 49.. could have been worse but could have been so much better if I hadn't wildcarded and got rid of Fraser, Wilson, Brooks and Pogba!!!!

  20. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    man i hope delofeu makes it

  21. gmando2011
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    repost: is Aubameyang worth the extra money over Lacazette for rest of season?

  22. Belli2007
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    -8 is 2pts per bench player.

    Bench will say have FW or MF, 2xDF and GK. If all are playing twice then you have 2 chances for both GK and 2x DF for a CS where as GW 36 you have 1 for each.

    For GW35, if you have 33% CS and other matches ship 1 goal and FW/MF blank in both

    GK 6,2
    DF 6,2
    DF 2,2
    FW 2,2

    16 pts

    For same in GW36 you need 66% CS percentage

    GK 6
    DF 6
    DF 2
    FW 2

    16pts

    So percentages suggest better this week IMO (appreciate there are assumptions here but just making a point).

    1. Belli2007
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Reply fail - was replying to 12th Man above!!

    2. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 11 hours ago

      Thanks for this.
      It’s close. What could tip it is better fixtures in 36.

      Yes I have 12 DGWers which include Dunk,Duffy plus TAA and Salah plus Deeney.

      1. Belli2007
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        I have Duffy and Dunk and fortunately held off to put Deeney in this week so clearly that is now off the cards.

        I will defo ship one if not both of the Brighton defs.

        Was considering Kola and Valery but the former didn't play last week and the later is now flagged so is tricky......0 ITB

        TAA and Salah I would hold onto. I have Mane and will bring TAA back in for Huddersfield match GW36

  23. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone got worse than my 28 points score this gw?

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      No (51)

  24. gmando2011
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    bit of help please...

    A) Higuain > Aubameyang
    B) Higuain & Pogba > Lacazette & Eriksen (-4)
    C) Higuain & Pogba & Pereira > Aubameyang & Eriksen & Bertrand (-8)
    D) Higuain & Pogba & Pereira > Lacazette & Eriksen & Mendy (other) (-8)
    E) Higuain & Hazard > Aubameyang & Eriksen (-4) + £1.9m in bank

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      A

      1. Belli2007
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        Just Higuain to anyone!!!! I have never rated him and proving me right on Premier League.

        'A' would be my choice of the above.

    2. Chakchakchakchakchakachakac…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 10 hours ago

      E. Then sell Pogba next week.

      1. gmando2011
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 10 hours ago

        great thankyou