Dugout Discussion

Murray and Andone both start for Brighton in the evening kick-off

The seventh match of Gameweek 36 takes place this evening as Brighton and Hove Albion face Newcastle United.

Kick-off at the Amex Stadium is at 17:30 BST.

Chris Hughton has made four changes to the side that took on Spurs in midweek, with Glenn Murray handed a recall up front.

Florin Andone doesn’t drop to the bench, however – the Romanian striker is joined by Murray and winger Jose Izquierdo in a front three.

Murray, Izquierdo, veteran right-back Bruno and central midfielder Beram Kayal come into Hughton’s starting XI, with Martin Montoya, Yves Bissouma, Jurgen Locadia and Alireza Jahanbakhsh making way.

Solly March is among the substitutes, while Anthony Knockaert only makes the bench despite a return from a three-game ban.

Rafael Benitez has made two enforced changes, with Miguel Almiron and Jamaal Lascelles unavailable through injury and illness respectively.

Christian Atsu and Federico Fernandez are the men to replace the sidelined pair, while Jonjo Shelvey is handed a rare start in midfield at the expense of Ki Sung-yueng.

A win would almost certainly secure Brighton’s Premier League safety as it would take them six points clear of Cardiff City with two games to play.

The Seagulls currently have a superior goal difference than the Bluebirds to the tune of 14 goals.

Hughton’s side have not scored in seven league and cup games, however, and are without a Premier League victory since Gameweek 29.

Newcastle have won their last two top-flight games, with Ayoze Perez scoring all four goals in that brace of victories.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Gross, Stephens, Kayal, Andone, Murray, Izquierdo.

Subs: Bong, Bissouma, Locadia, Knockaert, March, Button, Burn.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Perez, Shelvey, Hayden, Atsu, Rondon.

Subs: Ki, Diame, Muto, Kenedy, Yedlin, Barreca, Darlow.

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  1. Bossworld
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Can Leno, Shaw, Pogba, Hazard

      Get 45? If so I'm in danger of losing manager of the month in my mini league.

      We both have Aguero so that cancels out, I also have Laporte left to play.

      The other one who could catch me is 14 behind, and has Aguero/Shaw to my Aguero/Laporte.

      Hoping to see it through. On 113 (-4) for the week as it stands

      1. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        I highly doubt it tbh

      2. theodosios
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 22 days ago

        really difficult

      3. Les Bleus
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        No chance those 4 get 45 points between them I’m afraid n

      4. AndyCook
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Leno and Shaw are going to get no more than 6 each which is unlikely so even if Hazard and Pogba score three goals between them you are still quite a bit off. Not going to happen

        1. Bossworld
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Positive affirmation for the win. Thanks folks

            1. AndyCook
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Fingers crossed I get proved wrong!

              1. Bossworld
                  4 months, 22 days ago

                  Sorry I may have been unclear, I'm the one with only Laporte/Aguero! 🙂

        2. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          I need a mega haul from Sterling(C) tomorrow

        3. Bolivian Seaman
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          I have a silly question: Would you want to be a fan of a yoyo club/team? (Sorry Norwich, it just got me thinking)

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            Posted a nice link on your Warhurst comment 🙂

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              And yeah, better than a no no team 😉

          2. Van der Faart
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 22 days ago

            The excitement of promotion would be great but the nature of relegation would be brutal

          3. MeatPieSausageRoll
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Absolutely not. Only support teams who can match my ambition

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Real fans are born into their team, they don’t get to pick and choose

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    This

                  • how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 22 days ago

                    Although some days I wish I could. 🙁

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 22 days ago

                      Haha, so true

            • Maddamotha
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Which one? 2FT

              A) Eriksen, Martial > Sterling, Højberg (play Delu)
              B) Eriksen, Son > Sterling, Jota (bench Delu)

              1. wolvesmad
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                B

            • Eddie`
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              New post

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 22 days ago

                Hope it’s better than the last one

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 22 days ago

                  Or the ones that jota and mane hit.

            • Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              salah,robertson 71

              ryan
              Doherty
              deulofeu 10 between them
              son
              zaha

              completely underwhelmed....

            • unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 22 days ago

              Best way forward here

              Patricio — foster
              Doherty Laporte Kola - Valery Duffy
              Son Sterling Mane Pogba Jwp
              Kun Jiménez— Gray

              A) Jwp + Gray >> Elliot + Rashford (-4)
              - Jiménez > Mitro in gw38
              - Leaves a poor bench (Doherty, Duffy, Elliot) for gw38 if rotation happens

              B) Laporte + Gray >> Shaw + Rashford (-4)
              - Jiménez > Mitro in gw38
              - Covers rotation for attackers in gw38 as I will have jwp on bench

              C) Gray >> DCL/Ings and bench jwp
              - Jiménez > Rashford in gw38 and start jwp
              - Covers rotation for attackers in gw38 as I will have DCL on bench

              D) Save FT and start JWP in gw37
              - Then aim to do Doherty + Jimenez >> Lindelof + Rashford in 38