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

    Zinchenko almost definitely out, probably for a 4.5/Aurier/Ota

    Would you lose Digne/Barnes as well for a hit next week?

    Have plenty ITB to afford Abraham, etc.

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 14.

    Billions of autosubs & vice captains to be added.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Billions?

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 25 days ago

      So Sterling and Jesus will play in the Cup.

      What happens GW7 for Sterling though 🙁

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

        Will they?

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

        Might get 10/15 minutes if he can get a bit of form back vs Preston.

      3. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Source?

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

        I doubt sterling plays in midweek. He'll. Be saved for the Everton game now.

    • Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 25 days ago

        god this game will be drab

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

          Hopefully a 1-1 with two OG

          1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Don't forget the red cards.

      • JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thinking of hitting the WC.

        Pope Heaton
        TAA Ota AWB Soy Lund
        Mané Son KDB Mount Cantwell
        Tammy CWilson Pukki

        Thoughts?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dis WC or pre-WC?

        2. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Wildcard not needed, surely.
          Nothing that can't be sorted out with a couple of transfers.

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          WC I'm guessing.. good team.

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

        Pieters sneaking a bap?

      • Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Live rank within the top 2000!!!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Got any autosubs or vice captain incoming?

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I'm going the other way *waves*.. been top 2000 all season, but this week got me.

          1. Am sorry to say again it�…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That's with autosubs and vc. Still got TAA and Mane to play

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

        Where do we check on bps? Who on MCity looks likely to have done well?? Bilva? KDB?

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

          Looks like KDB 3 BSilva 2 Mahrez 1

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

            So bilva gets an hatty and only 2 baps ? The baps system is a joke

            1. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              That is why you are a pumpkin. Jokes apart it is because kdb created so many clear chances and bossed the game.

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

                Need the man in the stand back asap

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

          Thanks guys! 🙂

        3. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Official game has updates. But right now it's KDB, Bilva, Mahrez.

      • CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I went from 1.4 mil OR yesterday before Bournemouth to 125 k after autosubs
        Rico,Pope, Otamendi, Sterling c,KDB vice, Lundstram first sub

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

          Wow. That is a lot of points there though, mind.

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

            78 I think,but I'm bad in math

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

        43 pts from 4 (digne, kdb, pope and pukki) with zinch and sterling no shows. Livefpl won’t load for me can anybody tell me the average so far?

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

          30 inc autosubs

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

            Same

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

          Try livefpl now

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

        Considered a WC, but may hold now.

        Pope
        TAA / VVD / Otamendi
        Salah / Sterling / KDB / Cantwell
        Abraham / Pukki / Barnes

        Button // Kelly / Dendoncker / Montoya

        FT: Jota/Digne >> Otamendi/Abraham?

        Could also be Barnes, but Wolves don't have great fixtures either. I'll probably have to do it tonight (eek), but if it went tits up I still have the WC to deal with it.

        Anything else look worth doing?

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

          Hmm. Fix estimates that as the best move too. Tempting.

      • grooveymatt65
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I have two questions for the lovely people on this site.

        1. Are Sterling owners (like myself) going to keep him as he has "had his rest"?

        2. Who are people going to captain next week?

        thanks!!! 🙂

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

          I really can’t decide. Could downgrade to Son if Sterling plays lots midweek.

          Idek. Salah or KDB, or Sterling if he’s rested and I still own.

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

          These questions will be far easier to answer after midweek but

          1. Probably

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

          Those considering dropping Sterling due to this rest, must be considering now having any Man City assets? Keeper and central defenders aside, they're all gonna be rotated.

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

            Absolutely, I'm hoping for the first major mass transfer bite if people get rid this week - if man city had scored one, nobody would be jumping to these conclusions. The fact they scored 8 is a good indicator of future team performance and potential Stirling points

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

            *not (not "now")

      • LIARS POKER
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Abraham or Pukki if you could only partner one with Aguero?

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

          Abraham, given Chelsea's fixtures & the fact they're a better team.

          1. LIARS POKER
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks that's my thoughts too

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

        I really wish Sterling had come on for a one pointer as an owner!

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

          me too

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

          Yep me too, this Pukki vc is hurting at the moment

      • Erdogan
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Anyone has more info on Walker- Pieters? Has he lost the place in starting 11? I know he was injured but was expecting him be back by now

        1. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Aurier has come in and done well.

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Probably first time ever when defender gets goal, assist and cs but zero baps

        1. Vatroslav
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          KDB masterclass

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

          I feel sorrier for owners of Walker...

        3. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Have Otamendi and thought the same thing.

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

          In a 8-0 trashing? No surprise.

      • Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Best team going forward?

        Team A
        Pope
        VVD Otamendi Söyüncü
        Salah Sterling James Ceballos
        Aguero abraham Pukki

        Subs; Stekelenberg Lundstram Cantwell Kelly

        Team B
        Pope
        VVD Mings Söyüncü
        Salah KDB James Cantwell
        Aguero Aubameyang Abraham

        Subs; Stekelenberg Lundstram Deondocker Kelly

      • Trophé Mourinho
          2 months, 25 days ago

          how many have people got left? 4?

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

            Salah(c) TAA maybe Mount, and Lundstram Rico autosubs here

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

            Five. One of them in Jota.

            So, four.

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

              hahah

          3. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            6

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

            yep

          5. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            3

          6. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Salah, TAA, Tammy.
            Rico autosub.

          7. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            6

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

            6 and Captain

          9. mookie
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            3

          10. Trophé Mourinho
              2 months, 25 days ago

              4/5 gonna be the average then probably. Probably 5 essentially for captains on auba and salah

            • Fpl Cursed
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              4 but one is c so 5 I guess.

            • Don Van Vliet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              4 left: TAA; Mount; Firmino; Aubameyang

              Lundstram second sub unfortunately, should Mount not play.

          11. Vatroslav
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I'll go with the rough and smooth even now:

            Rough: forgot it's the weekend due to my crazy schedule, and didn't make any changes from last week.

            Smooth: Kept KDB captain 🙂

          12. TeddiPonza
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            How is this plan?

            James, Zinch and Digne to KdB Rico and Kelly for -4?

            Would mean triple attack City, but Sterling could easily become Mane or Auba in the weeks after.

            Thanks

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

            LOVE a green shirt

          14. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Still can't believe Aguero couldn't score a single goal from open play in that game.

            1. Mr Peanutbutter
                2 months, 25 days ago

                maybe if he didn't have a stupid haircut

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

              KDB gonna rise tonight ?

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

                He is risen
                Our Lord is risen

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

              Can I ask what is the benefit of people posting scores here?!?! What's so good about it may I ask?

              1. Marvin in the Cities
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Rough week?

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

                  What, 59 points with 5 to go is rough is it? Nah, I just don't feel the need to brag when I do well and then go quiet when I do bad.

              2. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  to guage other peoples scores. Some of it is bragging for sure but most of it is to find out what others are roughly on

                • CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  You are on the wrong website mate

                • Whatever100
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  It’s almost like you’re not pleased for your fellow players when they do well and have the audacity to tell people about it.

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

                    Your name is my response

                    1. Whatever100
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Grow up. People do well they want to share. What’s wrong with that. It’s not bragging.

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

                        Our opinions differ

                • Bartowski
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  This is a site dedicated to a fantasy football game where you score points.

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

                  Its nothing really. Like why do people in a pub drink beer. I dont know. Kind of expect it i suppose.

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

                    Most here only talk when they're doing well though, so it's obviously to brag. I respect those who post their scores every week I suppose and not just when they have a good score. Also, those numpties who have a good week and then go "any good?!?!", I just don't get it. But whatever

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        2 months, 25 days ago

                        i have seen many people post bad scores and horror stories here, you clearly only log in during games

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

                          Yes, and those people are cool.

                          I don't only log in during games no, I rarely do.

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

                  I'm gobsmacked with how well it's worked out for most people who had Zinchenko and Sterling C in my cash leagues. Lundy is one annoying piece of $hit.

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

                    He probably thinks the same about you

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

                  These moves for -4 look OK?

                  Greenwood to Tammy
                  Digne to Soyuncu
                  VVD to Otamendi

                  Pope
                  TAA Soyuncu Otamendi
                  Sterling Salah De Bruyne Cantwell
                  Haller Abraham Pukki

                  McGovern Ceballos Rico Diop

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

                  Dodged a bullet a wee bit w no Aguero this week at least.

                • LIARS POKER
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Aguero or Sterling to partner KDB on wildcard?

                  Aguero has returned in every game so far and having looked at City's schedule I think he looks good to start every prem game for the next couple of months

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

                    On recent evidence Aguero, but the pendulum may well swing again.

                  2. Daniel - KTBFFH
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    How did you figure out that he can start every game?

                    1. LIARS POKER
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Think Jesus will play the midweek games with Aguero starting the prem ones

                      Tues - Preston
                      Sat - Everton
                      Tues - Dinamo Zagreb
                      Sun - Wolves
                      Sat - Palace
                      Tues - Atalanta
                      Sat - Villa
                      Sat - Southampton

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

                        That is exactly my thinking. Until City meet some difficult opponents in midweek games, Kun will be rested.

                • Daniel - KTBFFH
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Lads would you WC this team?

                  Ryan Button
                  - terrible

                  TAA Digne Zinchenko AWB Lundstram
                  - too much cash and now Zinch is a rotation risk and Digne is waste of space

                  Salah Sterling KDB Mount Donker
                  - no bench fodder, Mount injury doubt, Sterling rotation risk, no Son, Salah fixtures mean I won't captain him can use that money for Son, Kun, Auba, Pep even, Vardy. No Mane

                  Tammy Pukki Greenwood
                  - with so many goals and so many options, I want to go Kun, Auba, Vardy

                  0.3 itb, 1 FT.

                  Please help guys

                  1. Fpl Cursed
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    No? You've already got the template attack. You'll literally just be WC'ing to fix your defense which isn't worth it based on the lack of CSs this season.

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

                    Keep.

                    Ryan is a fine keeper. Clean sheets will happen once in a while, but it's the 6 saves that get you bonuses.

                    TAA, Digne, AWB, Lundstram, Zinchenko... Zinch might be rotated with the tea lady? They have no real options at the back currently, and once European progress is secured he'll get his rest.

                    That midfield is a powerhouse. Mount already likely back for next week. Donks unlucky this season, but VAR can't shaft him continually.

                    That front line also seems fine. Play Puks at home, bench away. You can't play 15...

                  3. Daniel - KTBFFH
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    thank you all lads you are all wonderful and helpful