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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. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 hours ago

    As an Oxford fan I'm delighted Sheffield United are going up, as Chris Wilder's record has been excellent through his career and he should've been in the prem years ago. Fully deserved. Can see them being top half.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Another Wolves, great!

      1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        Or maybe more like Burnley when they were good. Can see them being tight.

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Any of their player's you think could come good next season in FPL?

      1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        Really hard to say, but I'm sure Wilder will get the best out of them. Prob a wait and see job, depending on fixtures

    3. Pontus Jansson's Magic…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Sheff Utd and Norwich will be straight back down.

      1. Andy'81
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        It's a good day for us bottom dwellers in the premier league having those two being in the auto spots, it's like surviving relegation twice on the same day.

    4. Gooner Kebab
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      I hope rowdy Leeds gets promoted too.

    5. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      Well done Sheff Utd

    6. Tsparkes10
        2 months, 9 hours ago

        We'll surprise man. Just you wait

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      What a miss by duffy

    8. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Duffy heads the ball into the side netting

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Sigh

    9. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Getting closer! Come on big Duff!

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Given Cardiff are down now then Duffy can at least score me some points.

    10. pingissimus
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Hazard is coming in anyway. Fwd budget 6.9

        A Wilf
        B Wilson
        C DCL

      • DV8R
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Would be typical if Brighton kept a clean sheet against Arsenal next week

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          They will be parking the bus again at this rate. Will probably end up a scrappy 1-0 like the Spurs game.

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Won't be surprising as Emery is trying to not get the team top 4 🙁

      • Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Congrats to TSparkes!!

        1. pingissimus
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            ?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Sheffield fan

          • Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Did he get married?

          • Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 hours ago

            Oooh friend.. (fantasy) football friend

            1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 hours ago

              I would sit here for hours upvoting this

              1. Mysterion
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 hours ago

                😀

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 hours ago

              ???

            3. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 hours ago

              Never mind caught on lol

          • Tsparkes10
              2 months, 9 hours ago

              Cheers pal 🙂 buzzing

          • diesel001
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Brighton ought to put up Duffy up front now.

          • Miniboss
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Come on Norwich! Seal it today.

              1. S.Kuqi
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                I'm pretty confident that we will see #pukkiparty tonight.

                1. Miniboss
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    hi five, fellow Finn

              2. El Fenomeno R9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Mark killing it with Salah TC,100+ pts this GW

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  564 overall. This guy is a legend

                  1. ZICO SENNA
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    So lucky

                    1. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 10 hours ago

                      13 years of luck

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 10 hours ago

                        Indeed

                  2. El Fenomeno R9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    Yeah,will move highier today.
                    Like his Salah pick on WC,i had him all season till WC and went with Mane without TC chip.

                    1. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 10 hours ago

                      Same here m, I played my TC in Salah vs Fulham, I am a casual.

                2. XabiAlonso
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Pity he's not on the site anymore

              3. Would Ed Woodward
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Brighton with 0 shots on target, do they even wanna stay up?

                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    The answer is no

                  2. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    No but they’ll stay up

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Brighton sitting back waiting for the last five minutes hoping to knick a go

                  1. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    rilla.

                  2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    Called it

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  OMG gross

                • Skull And Gnomes 9
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  NOOOooooooooooooooooo

                • diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Gross G
                  Murray A

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Gross triple cappers rewarded

                  1. Gooner Kebab
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    no doubt

                • ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  I thought that was Duffy for a sec

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Gross G

                  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    Dirty comment

                • 1zverGGadeM
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  C'moon Dunk!
                  C'mon dude!

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 hours ago

                  Totally undeserved with the negative tactics but brave header from gross

                • Niho992
                    2 months, 10 hours ago

                    72 and red arrows...

                    1. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 10 hours ago

                      Same on 70 pal. Vardy and Pogba need to go big... and Sterling not!

                      1. Niho992
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          I need Aguero and Laporte points...

                      2. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 hours ago

                        It’s a high scoring week!

                    2. Jimmy Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 10 hours ago

                      Cardiff now need six points from their last two due to goal difference

                      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 10 hours ago

                        I'd like to see them take it for he last day v united

                        Then anything can happen

                      2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 hours ago

                        They will beat UTD.

                      3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          5 surely?

                          1. Jimmy Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 10 hours ago

                            You can't get 5 points from two games 😉

                      4. Chucky
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 10 hours ago

                        Aguero hattie possible tomorrow?

                        1. Dakes.
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          Would be happy with that. No assists bar Laporte would be good too.

                          Certainly possible

                        2. Peter Ouch
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          4-3 would be perfect!

                        3. teriyaki 69
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          ABSOLUTELY

                          NOT

                          1. Bolivian Seaman
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 10 hours ago

                            why not?

                        4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          If Joe Hart claims his place back yes

                        5. Would Ed Woodward
                            2 months, 10 hours ago

                            I really need it so probably not.

                          • GanonTEK
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 10 hours ago

                            Swap Aguero for Sterling and I want to say yes then 🙂

                        6. jdp219
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          Brighton scored?! Am I seeing that right?

                        7. Whatever100
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 10 hours ago

                          I swear if I added up all my goalkeeper points this season it would return single figures!

                          Ryan, Dubravka, Patricio to name a few.

                          1. Would Ed Woodward
                              2 months, 10 hours ago

                              Patricio was shocking for me for so long.

                              1. Whatever100
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 10 hours ago

                                Yes me too.

                                Actually Ryan did get CS last week but was obviously on my bench!

                              2. GanonTEK
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 10 hours ago

                                I think you can stop after "shocking"

                          2. Queens of the South Age
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 10 hours ago

                            Dropped from 5k to 10k so far this week. Really hoping Aguero(c), Sterling and Sane do the business like Liverpool players did this week.

                          3. Niho992
                              2 months, 10 hours ago

                              Brighton need win here cause they will certainly lose last 2

                            • Hybrid.power
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 10 hours ago

                              Still time for that penalty save ryan

                            • F_Ivanovic
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 10 hours ago

                              This week has gone downhill faster than Jimmy Savilles reputation after he died did.

                              1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 10 hours ago

                                Was downhill after Mane hit the post.

                            • Niho992
                                2 months, 10 hours ago

                                This is probably highest scoring season ever right? Mine rival had about 2360 points last season and his OR was about 1400..

                                And im noe on 2270 and probably going to reach 2400 and in 6.5 OR