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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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1,796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. StoneMountain
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Do the triple captain points move to your vice captain?? Sterling to KDB... jammy!!!

    1. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yep!

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes - but just lol

      1. StoneMountain
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Accidentally played triple captain chip. No joke!!!

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          It must be your year

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      That's disgusting

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

    5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes.

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Go hose yourself down.

      That is absolutely filthy.

      1. StoneMountain
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        LOOOOOL!!! I played my chip by accident. Opened my team this morning and saw the silver captain badge. Nearly choked.

    7. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Accidentally played TC and his vc scored 17 points.

      Jesus

      1. StoneMountain
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Fantasy Gods are on my side today. Had no idea I had played the chip until I opened my team this morning.

    8. learnedlizard
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      link your teammm

      1. StoneMountain
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2250260

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Filthy my dude

    9. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Haha congratulations.
      That is the biggest amount of spawn I've seen in a long time

      1. StoneMountain
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Hahahahaha! Needed a boost. Had a few bad gameweeks in a row.

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Bench which?

    A) Salah (shu)
    B) Lundstram (LIV)

    1. We Will Klopp you
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Easy, A

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bench A and triple captain B

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A no brainer

    4. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bench A

  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    As per Livefpl.net

    OLD RANK
    139,841
    NEW RANK
    336,034
    NEW RANK AFTER AUTOSUBS
    46,356

    Nice.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who is on your bench?!

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just Lundy. But KDB vc.

        No other playing subs though so things will look different after end of week.

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol?!

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      link?

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Uh, team is linked. Livefpl.net is a link in itself.

  4. learnedlizard
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    pope button
    lund digne zinc TAA mins
    Raz salah mcginn mount guendouzi
    kun pukki greenwood

    0.1 itb, 2 fts

    how to bring in kdb? cheers, thanks.

    1. Chirsbom
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sell Kun and Digne. Dont need them..

  5. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Holy Bench Trinity

    Cantwell Lundstram Rico

    This season bench fodders are pure fpl gold 😀

  6. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling and Dendonker
    To
    David Silva and Son for free?

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling just had his rest. Will be raring to go

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'm aware of that.

        I think it's time for one 12m mid and this is Mo

  7. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes to who for 7.5? Wood? Haller?

  8. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Mane or kdb or raz to son ? Y or N

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely transfer out KDB he only scored 1 out of 8 goals today

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I would never sell KDB

    3. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Not for me. Not yet.

      I think that rest will do Sterling good.

    4. Squib
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Tough. Sterling will play next game. Probably score too knowing law of averages.

  9. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tomori nailed for Chelsea? Who has he replaced? Great fixtures, goal threat, 4.5m

  10. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    The day the silvas went gold.

  11. niko mate
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I have Lundstram coming off the bench both times when he scored. Big Luck. Golden sub!

  12. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Who do I get rid of this week? Coleman or Zinch?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Zinchenko -> Ota is a no brainer now I think

      2. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Zinch

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          The one that doesn’t start for his team.

        • stupendous
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy is hurt AGAIN we think
          Hold Zinchenko

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              2 months, 25 days ago

              No rush to do either anyway unless I wanna catch Ota rise but probably not worth it.

        • JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I must say that 27 points from Lowton, Pope and Otamendi feels good. KDB is like the well behaved child that never lets you down, but the others usually come home drunk at 4am...

          1. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            23 from Lundstram, Rico, Pope feels even better. Total cost 12.5m

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Sterling captain haul would’ve felt better. But I’ll take those

            2. JohnRoss
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Nice one. If James doesnt play I get Lund but i really dont deserve it. Screw it. I do.

            3. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 25 days ago

              That's what I have also

        • Zlatanzo
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Mount is my first sub, what happens if he doesn't play? Does sub 2 come on or do I get zero?

            1. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              The other sub comes on.

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              sub 2 but you need a valid formation (like 3 defenders)

            3. Kiwi Don
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              If one of your team does not play and mount does not play any mins your 2nd sub comes on.

          • davies
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Digne > Otamendi a no brainer?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              No

            2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Not exactly. Otamendi didn't suddenly become a good player, City defence still a work in progress. You'll make some cash though.

            3. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Are you sure? Both teams are suspect defensively. Pretty sideways but if you need extra 0.5 go for it

            4. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Yep, I’ve just done it

          • thunder_mike
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Digne > Ota done, allows me to do Wickham > Abraham too

            1. The Pesci challenge
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Nice

            2. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Same moves I just made

          • rohaansunil
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Wilcard this team?
              Pickford button
              Digne awb taa lund kelly
              Salah David silva tielemans cantwell Dendonker
              Aguero barnes vardy

              WC team:
              Pope button
              Taa tomori/mings rico lund kelly
              Mane kdb son cantwell hayden
              Aguero pukki abraham
              0.5itb....
              Thanks in advance...

              1. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                You need sterling instead of Aguero. Aguero will be rotated now jesus is back. Stelling will definitely play more min than Aguero through to Xmas.

            • Strchld
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Which one?

              A) Zinchenko to Otamendi
              B) Rashford to Abraham

              1. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                B

            • Rinseboy
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Sterling surely is great to keep now. Rest over and done with. City look back to smashing teams and their fixtures coming up look great for goals!

              1. Zlatanzo
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  That's the positive non-kneejerk attitude we need!

                  1. Here's Tom with the We…
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    I’m deffo keeping.

                • liverpool01
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  He is out of form, Watford are bottom -14 goal difference lol. Man City won't be playing Watford every game

                  1. PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Sterling is out of form?

                    1. liverpool01
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Blanked against Brighton and Norwich, you call that on form? and just rested

                      1. PlumaPiedra
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        Deary me the impatience of people on here is crazy. He has 5 goals in 5 for City, 2 in 2 for England. A rest has nothing to do with form.

                        1. liverpool01
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 25 days ago

                          Lol I just think with the money could do better, who cares about England form? talking about fpl recent from...

                          1. liverpool01
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            You still haven't answered my question, blanking against Brighton and Norwich is on form?

                            1. PlumaPiedra
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 25 days ago

                              It's 2 games, yes he's on form. Form doesn't come and go every 2 games otherwise you'll be chopping and changing your players every 2 mins.

                          2. liverpool01
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 25 days ago

                            form I meant

                • thunder_mike
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Pretty sure this happened last year. Around the same time from memory.

                • Markus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yep nothing that happened today is particularly unexpected - the goals are the share from last two weeks, whoever is on the pitch gets them for city, always been the case. Sterling with aguero are still the city options likely to score the highest points in any given day on the pitch. Everyone will be rotated.

              2. We Will Klopp you
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Team:
                Pope (Button)
                Digne* Otamendi TAA (Lundstram Hanley)
                Salah Sterling* KDB Cantwell (Guendouzi)
                Pukki Abraham haller

                A) Digne, Sterling, Haller to Rico, son, aguero - 4

                Or B) Digne, sterling, guendouzi, haller to Soyunku, Mane, son, Greenwood - 8

                1. The Pesci challenge
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  A

                2. Here's Tom with the We…
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  A

                  1. We Will Klopp you
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Cheers guys

              3. Smurf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Ota rested or injured?

                1. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Pretty sure he was just subbed (no injury)

                2. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Pep testing the youth?

                  1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Yep

                3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Neither, Pep just gave other potential CBS some game time at 5-0 up.

                4. stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  What are you on about?

                  1. stupendous
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Subbed after a mauling sorry misread your question

                5. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Only fit CB, was protected.

              4. Iggypop
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Been checking if mount was gunna make it all week, now praying he doesn't!! Lunda 12 pointer incoming!

                1. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I am praying he does. So, 12 points to you 😀

              5. Here's Tom with the We…
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                A Zinc, Digne Barnes > TAA Rico Tammy -4
                B Zinc Digne Haller > TAA Soy Tammy -4

              6. Rash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Digne mina Dilva Greenwood out

                Otamendi Soy mount Tammy in

                -8

                Pope
                Trent otamendi soy
                Salah sterling KDB mount
                Barnes pukki tammy

                Botton cantwell lundy montoya

                WC available for later date.

                Worth it?

                1. The Pesci challenge
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yep

                2. sunzip14
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Looks great on paper!

              7. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Who’d have thought it.

                Sterling(c) Barnes Pukki Cantwell Digne abysmal

                Pope, KDB + Lundstram Rico super subs somewhat saviours.

                Salah vc better go huge

              8. Stoic
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Hayden before Lund 🙁

              9. Stef rocks
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Wow last 2 houra were a rollercoaster for me.
                I have Sterling (c) De bruyne (vc) Zinchenko
                I cursed Pep about 178 times when i saw the team sheet and at the end i will get 34 pts from De Bruyne and Lund 2nd sub for Zinchenko and Sterling (1st Greenwood).

                Lol lucky or genius !

              10. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Sorry if already posted, do we have final city baps?

                1. Sailboats
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  KDB - 3
                  Bilva - 2
                  Mahrez - 1

                  1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Much appreciated

              11. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Advice please from cool heads

                Pope
                VvD, Robbo, Digne, (Lund, Hanley)
                Sterling, KdB, Son, Mount, Cantwell
                Auber, Pukki (Wickam)

                I'm stuck in a position where I can't see a way to get Abraham in after the Liverpool game. I have no players I'm really willing to drop. It would mean making no transfer this week, playing digne v City, then taking a -4 to do it. Or getting rid of Auber or Pukki, and neither deserve it and they have good fixtures.

                Should I just ride this out and hope Tammy eases off?

                He hasn't register a single assist which does ease the worry a little as when the goals do (hopefully) dry up...

                1. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  If have no players willing to sub then roll (I'd drop Digne for a start)

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Straight swap for perreira I reckon

              12. Marc Jobling
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                As a David Silva owner and Aguero captainer, things were looking great at half time.

                Then De Bruyne and Lundstram (2nd sub, hinges on Dendoncker) happened.

                Would you wildcard this?

                Pope, Button
                Robertson, Digne, Dunk, Rico, Lundstram
                Salah, Sterling, D Silva, McGinn, Dendoncker
                Aguero, Pukki, Greenwood

                For me it hinges on losing either Sterling or Aguero, to accommodate De Bruyne. Also a chance to bring in TAA, go 3-4-3 and make use of Vardy's phenomenal fixtures.