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The tough task facing new Brighton manager Potter

Despite some minor Fantasy interest in his players, new Brighton manager Graham Potter might find it tough to transform their Fantasy Premier League appeal for the new season.

The Seagulls currently sit fourth on the Season Ticker for the first six Gameweeks of 2019/20 and there has been some early interest in their defence.

Watford, Southampton and Burnley are Brighton’s first three opponents at the Amex Stadium, while the first six Gameweeks will see them travel to Watford, Manchester City and Newcastle.

As things stand, both of the Seagulls’ goalkeepers Mat Ryan (£4.5m) and David Button (£4.0m) are in the top four most popular in their position.

22.7% of managers are in possession of the latter, while Brighton’s Australian international Ryan sits in 16.9% of squads.

However, there is plenty of work to be done in Sussex for Potter and his new players to avoid relegation.

Brighton’s second stab at Premier League football was a tricky one, especially towards the end.

They won just three of the last 23 league matches of the season and stayed up by the skin of their teeth, helped by Cardiff City’s failed recovery bid.

We are continuing our ‘Numbers Game’ series with a look at the Seagulls’ underlying data across the pitch in 2018/19 to assess their potential for the new campaign.

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  1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I think Son will be to Kane this year what Mané was to Salah last season (although the price gap is a lot less steep)

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'm planning my team around getting son in gw 3.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Same. KDB -> Son

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Tbh for a better comparison I can see kdb/bilva vs Sterling this year being similar to mane vs salah last year

  2. The real slim shady
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    What price will Coutinho come in at? Will he cement a starting place from GW 1 or take longer?

    1. How I met your Mata
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Why who’s he moving to in the prem or have I missed something

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Suspect he is going on speculation that he wants to go back to Liverpool. Unlikely atm

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      excuse me?

    3. How I met your Mata
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      If he did I would say around 9/9.5 mark

    4. Nickemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Reasonable questions, considering he hasn't signed anywhere, has he?

    5. The real slim shady
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Loan to Liverpool seems likely

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        would be quite the differential...with most players already on 3 max Liverpool spots

  3. How I met your Mata
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pope 4m
    TAA Digne Zappacosta VVD Fredricks
    Salah Siggy James Sterling Deknocker
    Vardy King Wickham

    Thoughts on this??..I know there’s a few punts but will keep close eye on James an Zappacosta

  4. Glory Punter
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Pickford
    Robertson TAA Zinchenko Digne A.Smith/ L.Kelly (whoever is starting!)
    Salah Sterling Siggy
    Wilson King

    Bench: Stekelenburg,Dendoncker,Wickham,Stephens.

    Discussion points:
    1.Pickford over Ederson/ budget keepers- Everton have the best fixtures on paper.But Pickford's save points gives him the edge over Ederson.4.5 keepers such as Ryan and Pope don't look convincing.Brighton have an attacking manager and will lose Dunk.Burnley have very difficult games,not expecting clean sheets.I think Pickford will be worth the extra 1.0 spent.
    2.Wilson over Vardy- Purely fixtures.Vardy would have been a long term pick but in the first two games,do we expect outscore Wilson ? Vardy has Wolves and Chelsea whereas Wilson has Sheffield and Villa.Plus Wilson is a million less.Too good to pass on.

    PS- There are a lot of 6.5 and below midfield options but too many question marks over them.As soon as a good, reliable option emerges from the bracket, will downgrade Siggy and upgrade Wilson to Vardy.

    Thoughts ?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I think Pickford overperformed last season...and this year there's a chance Everton won't have Zouma and Gueye.
      Personally like Fabianski or Pope more.

      Agree on starting with Wilson and switching to Vardy later on

  5. Ben Marlin
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Ryan
      VVD, Robertson/TAA, Digne, Coleman/Wan-Bissaka
      Siggy, Salah, Sterling
      Jimenez, King, Deulofeu

      Button, 4.5m defender, Stephens, Dendocker

      Any advice on what to do from here?

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Why is there no love for Auba? highest point scoring forward with decent fixtures for first 3 games

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Great option - no room at the inn for him though.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Only played around 75% of possible minutes last year because Emery is a moron

        1. Vardy McVAR Farce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Did the rotation start once the European competition got tough ?

      3. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Strange Arsenal line-ups. I started with him last season - really rate him. He did me proud. The butler from Mr Deeds is just too strange with his selections though.

    • ceerus
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Siggy vs Bilva?

      1. Robbieblob
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Sigs until we know position Bernardo will play

    • Robbieblob
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A. Digne Robertson sigurdsson
      B. Coleman VVD KDB

      1. ceerus
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        A if u have sterling

      2. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        B

    • Jimmy Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Attempted a draft that contains Auba, Kane and Sterling:

      Ryan
      VVD - Laporte - Digne
      Sterling - Siggy - Brooks - Jorginho
      Auba - Kane - Deulofeu

      Button - Dendoncker - Kelly - Gibson

      Obvious downfall was always going to be no Salah, but still managed to get a solid, nailed defence as well as Siggy. Three quality captain options in there.

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        New article fail lmao

    • zinaks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A) Sterling - lucas moura - murray
      B) kdb - Jorginho - kane

      1. Whiteessien
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 10 days ago

        A

    • HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      NEW ARTICLE.

      It's about Liverpool players being good options, let the education begin.

    • Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Guys,

      2 questions.

      Do I need to re-link my FPL team to my account, on the basis that i have a different number this season?

      If the answer is yes then how do I go about doing this?

    • Whiteessien
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 10 days ago

      RMT
      5-4-1
      Lloris
      TAA, VVD, Laporte, Zinchenko, Coleman
      Salah, Sterling, Zaha, Tielemans
      Wilson
      Bench: fodder

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        541 with fodder means your bench really offers nothing.

        This means you will make the transfers you “have to” as opposed to the transfers you “want/plan to”.

        You can’t play with 11 and bench a player for one week if there is an injury doubt or one game ban but you want to take the risk/keep hold for the week after.

    • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I was just wondering am I a dying breed a person who actually watches football games and who plays fantasy football?
      I was watching a video with Joe and David - salivating over stats for preseason!
      Then Joe comes out with the throw away comment - "famously Simon March won fpl by not watching games" - purely stats.
      He continued "The game is mostly about stats mostly not watching it - which is just a part of it"

      I have the feeling there was a lot of confirmation bias in that statement as I assume most who win fpl/or do well in it watch the games as well?

      I remember Joe also admitted that he rarely watches an actual game when they are on live - so he is obviously heavily stats based.
      It was clearly evidenced last year when David got hung up on the 'underlying stats' of Salah through his dry run and lost ground.
      Watching the games would have told a different story.

      It seems watching the games or the now termed 'eyetest' seems to be almost 'maverick' or not seen as relevant as stats.
      Is that what most do now stats first and foremost xg etc?

      Personally I see this as a chance to catch those managers who are easily swayed by the underlying stats - as the information overload has brought a whole new generation of fpl players who do not know any better/or anything else?

      I realise the lads have to sell stats as it is a major part of the product of the site now - but is it leading to fewer actually watching live games?
      Where they can see where your fpl player made a good run but was not seen, the type of shots taken (straight at the keeper/slashed at it) body language etc.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I think the first sentence of your last paragraph sums it up.