Dugout Discussion

Potter tinkers again as Murray and Duffy benched for Brighton

Brighton manager Graham Potter continues to prove himself as unpredictable as far as tactics and team selections are concerned.

Once again, he has rolled out a completely different system to last time out as the Seagulls prepare for an away match at Newcastle.

Potter has lined up his troops in a 4-3-1-2 system lead by Neal Maupay (£6.0m) and budget midfielder Steven Alzate (£4.5m).

Unafraid of keeping his senior players on their toes, the manager has also put Glenn Murray (£5.8m) and Shane Duffy (£5.0m) on the bench.

That makes for a centre-back partnership of Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m), while Dan Burn (£4.5m) retains his left-back berth of a week ago after playing in the middle for the first four matches of the season.

Meanwhile, Martín Montoya (£4.5m) has recovered from tonsilitis and reclaims his place at right-back and Aaron Mooy (£4.9m) gets his first start in midfield.

By contrast, Newcastle go with their tried and tested 5-3-2 formation, led by Joelinton (£5.9m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.9m).

However, there is unlikely to massive FPL interest in this Saturday evening game as the most popular player on show will be on the Brighton bench.

David Button (£4.0m) remains in 25% of teams and is also the most fashionable shot-stopper among managers inside the top 10,000 as well.

Dunk is the most popular playing asset, currently in 11% of teams, while no Newcastle player is owned by more than Isaac Hayden‘s (£4.5m) 6.5%.

Newcastle XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Dummett, Lascelles, Schär, Manquillo; Atsu, Shelvey, Hayden; Almirón, Joelinton.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; Mooy, Stephens, Pröpper; Groß; Alzate, Maupay.

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  1. socho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    As a Aguero captainer and non KDB owner this is a nightmare.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Gotta have both.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No, you don't. Im jumping up 400 k places without Kun on the team. Sterling or Aguero is the choice, having KDB is a given.

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I feel ya.

        1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          all three

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Which player needs to go first:
      A. Zinchenko
      B. Digne
      C. Zaha
      D. Haller

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Digne

        • in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          In that order

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          A with Mandy back

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Mendy*

        • Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          BCAD

        • Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          CABD

      2. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        on 55 pts here so far, think i currently have the team with the highest points rank for this gw6 it seems. 1st time in 6yrs.

        Pitty i missed the deadline for 1st gameweek, so have that against for OR. (was undergoing a medical treatment unfortunately)

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Guy in my league has 74 points plus bonus

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

          55 points is a high score?

        3. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Lot of people have Kdb as VC, so technically no. I have 63 atm

        4. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Nahh, Im on 57 and not the highest in my minileague

        5. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          69 points here

          1. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            69-Good # kk

        6. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          yep, think it did not refresh on my fpl team page the highest pts rank for gw6. seemed low 55pts to be top. theres gotta be people w kdb on VC

        7. Alnair
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I have 55 pts so definitely not top mate

        8. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          haha

      3. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Sterling captainers, who is your vice?
        Pepe here.

        1. Ed
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          KDB 😀

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          KDB. Lucky.

        3. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I switched to Sterling from KDB at last second and left vc on salah. Could be very costly.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Or very lucky ...

            1. antis0cial
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              I’d rather be sitting here with Kdb points banked than hoping for a salah haul!

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                I hear ya.. I'm in the same boat

        4. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Mo

        5. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Kayyy Deee Beee

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

          KDB

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Son!

        7. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          KdB 8)

        8. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I somehow totally forgot that you can vc a person from the same team and vc Salah instead of kdb lol

      4. LordEllison
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        1 FT and 0.2 ITB any ideas on what transfer to make?, Thanks!
        Was thinking Zinchenko > Otamendi

        Pope Button
        VVD Digne Zinchenko AWB Lundstram
        Salah Sterling KDB McGinn Dendoncker
        Wilson Pukki Greenwood

      5. fpork
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        If Mount and James doesnt play I get Lundstram and Rico as subs. Chances of that happening?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Mount trained & James traveled.

          The type of players who'd come on if needed too, don't go counting them chickens just yet.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Any news on Greenwood travelling? Saw an earlier post stating not ...

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          25%?

        3. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I think both play

      6. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        My backline: Robbo TAA Digne Lundstram Montoya. Best defender for 5.5 or less? Thinking Ota, Aurier, Rico, Soy?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Soy home to Newcastle looks like a CS going by this dross game.

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Aurier

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Could do Digne + Barnes > otamendi + abraham?

        3. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ota. Nailed City cover and has attacking potential. Otherwise, Soy. Looks a good defender (doesn't matter for FPL) and Leicester have a good run soon. Aurier is iffy for me

      7. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Lundstram 3rd on the bench. Greenwood and Kelly ahead of him. Zinchenko and Sterling didn't play. Any chance I get Lundstram points?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Good chance

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Supposedly Greenwood didn't travel, enjoy the points!

          1. Vinyl78LP
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Is that true? I get Lundstram points for Sterling if 1st Sub Greenwood doest play.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              MEN are usually good for this info, especially for away games where he can't turn up late to the hotel after a haircut.

          2. fr3d
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Greenwood might live with Martial though?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Both live at the stadium? 😮

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers!

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Obviously.

        4. PUMPKINHEAD - the original,…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Probably * vomits *

        5. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Greenwood is injured. So congrats on 12 points.

          1. jg7u
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Source?

            1. Squeakybum99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Hasn't traveled.

          2. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Greenwood injured?

            1. Squeakybum99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 3 days ago

              hasn't traveled with the squad.

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Best news of the day

      8. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Suggestions for replacements for Digne and Zinchenko?

        (Trent Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu Lundstram)

        Unfortunately .1 short of Robbo and Aurier

        Should I go for cheaper options? Rico? Tomori? I'm lost

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Could be Mendy and Matip

      9. FOO FIGHTER
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Those who own Sterling and KDB.

          Kun cappers still won owning KDB as well.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Depends on autosub. (E.g. Lundstram.)

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Not everyone would have had Lund on auto sub and may not even have Lund.

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

              Depends on the autosub.

              34 + ?
              18 + 17

            3. Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Not if Sterling owners had vc on KDB.

            4. Swanremainsthesame
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Kun cappers only 18+14 =32

              KdB(vc) & Lundstram coming in off the bench for Sterling for me so 28+9=37
              5 points up. :>

              1. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Plus bonus. You’ve not added bonus

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Not all Sterling owners would have played it that way 🙂

              3. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Not if c was on KDB
                Plus auto sub. Lundstram for me 😉

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Try it again next week lol

              4. Squib
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Toyed with wildcard for weeks and fought temptation. My longest hold ever.
                Thinking this...
                Pope
                TAA Lowton Lund
                Mane KDB Son Maddison
                Auba Pukki Abraham

                Button Dunk Dendo Rico

                Give me it straight...

                1. Swanremainsthesame
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  rather have Soy than Dunk if you can

              5. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Lol Im projected to go from 3m to 600k.

                Early days

                1. tissae
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Where do I check this?

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      fpl live

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      nice what points u on and how many left? KDB captain?

                      1. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        75 points after bonus. Kun captain but own KDB and Ota

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            wow nice, thought i saw u saying earlier u were low lol. Things changed or I misread 😀

                          • pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Well done.

                            You switched out of double defence? Thought you were on that.

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Yea wildcarded after Laporte injury. Still think they are great value just couldnt see who was nailed outside of Ota with Mendy coming back. And KDB + Sterling/Kun is probably better

                      2. AuFeld
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Similar boat. 1.5m OR to 500k.

                      3. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        The Casuals strike back!

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          I lost my sponsorship with BetSafe after 3m rank so yea Im a casual now 🙁

                      4. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        600k to 750k bleet bleet bleet

                      5. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        There's my company gone.

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          🙁 Just shows how fast things can change at this point. GL!

                          1. Would Ed Woodward
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Well done btw mate.

                    • Bobby Digital
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Any Palace fans here ITK about Kelly starting or not tomorrow?

                      1. Salah4Ever
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        I was wondering the same, need kelly no show to get lundy"s points

                      2. George James
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Would love to know this

                    • fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      To play next week:

                      a. Digne, home MCI
                      b. Lundstram, home LIV
                      c. Rico, home WHU

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        C

                    • Top Lad Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Rather ditch Zinchenko or Digne for Otamendi?

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        The one who might be down to 3rd choice LB now.

                        1. Flaming Flamingo
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Exaggerate much.

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Only one of them is definitely going to play, now.

                        1. Top Lad Dakes.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          That’s true. Z man it is

                      3. droben
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        ZInchenko. a) Digne starts at least b) ZInchenko price going down soon

                    • Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Need Mount and Greenwood to miss game to get Lundstram points.

                      1. Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Need Mount to play and score 😆

                        1. sunzip14
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          or just play is enough, even

                    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Alzate goal disallowed

                    • The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Think I’m swapping Sterling for Aguero.

                      Digne,Sterling,Barnes > Soyuncu,Maddison,Aguero-4.
                      Haller > Abraham the following week.

                      1. Swanremainsthesame
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Last weeks points for -4 rarely a good idea.

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Look at Leicester fixtures going forward.

                    • TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Alzate offside

                    • sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Sterling+Rashford+Digne> Aguero+Son+Soyuncu (-4). Yay or Nay?

                      Have KDB, Dilva, Kane already.

                    • Vinyl78LP
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      With Ryan and Lascelles playing for me, never wanted a bore draw as much as today.

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        This game will end 0-0 so I think you will be OK

                      2. sunzip14
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Nervous wait...

                    • JohnBlack
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Digne&Barnes > Ota&Abraham(-4)? Yay or nay?

                      1. DragonSquad
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Yay

                      2. Niho992
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        not owning KDB this season is my worst mistake ever in FPL..

                        1. AuFeld
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Do you have Pepe?

                          1. Niho992
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            yes.

                        2. sunzip14
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Not captaining him is mine. Have him from gw1

                          1. Swanremainsthesame
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Sterling(C),KdB(vc) check

                        3. MoManeTaa
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          This

                      3. Me Spurs
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Right I’m done with digne who to replace with? Already have ota

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            aurier maybe

                          • AzzaroMax99
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            I am thinking of Maitland-Niles.

                            1. Yank Revolution
                              • 8 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Bellerin may threaten him, no?

                          • Zlatanzo
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Up to TAA or down to a 4.5

                            • The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Soyuncu

                          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Burn the cb is basically a striker at times

                          • Total Foot 5 - romario 11
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            mount better play - got a watford defender w those -3. Seems there is considerable chance he might as of yesterday.

                          • Wensink
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            First time watching Brighton this season. Is this typical positioning for Montoya?

                            1. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              He's RWB mostly, yes. Newcastle allowing Brighton faaaar too much possession though.

                              1. Wensink
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Indeed.

                                Thanks!

                          • Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Montoya was such a rubbish pre-season bandwagon 😀

                            1. Zlatanzo
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Still own him from gw1 lol

                                1. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  Same

                              • fr3d
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                I'm not going anywhere near a Brighton defender again after WC34 last year

                            2. Trophé Mourinho
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                are Mane owners actually expecting much? I have him and I dont see anything but a blank, sorry. Are people positive he gets somehing? Outscores Salah?

                              • Rolls-Royce
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                It was Bernado Silva today, any other day could easily have been Sterling's hattrick.

                                1. ‘Tis the Season
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 3 days ago

                                  I agree bud, people saying they dropping him is mind boggling. He is easily the best player in the league. He got benched but will have a big part to play in city’s season. I’m hanging on. Crazy..