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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1,796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 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
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Billions?

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Will they?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    3. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Source?

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

  4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    1 month, 26 days ago

    god this game will be drab

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hopefully a 1-1 with two OG

      1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don't forget the red cards.

  5. JonBoy
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dis WC or pre-WC?

    2. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      WC I'm guessing.. good team.

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pieters sneaking a bap?

  7. Stuck Matip In
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Live rank within the top 2000!!!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Got any autosubs or vice captain incoming?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

      1. Stuck Matip In
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

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

  8. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks like KDB 3 BSilva 2 Mahrez 1

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 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
          1 month, 26 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
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Need the man in the stand back asap

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thanks guys! 🙂

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

  9. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        78 I think,but I'm bad in math

  10. Rohirrims
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      30 inc autosubs

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Same

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Try livefpl now

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

  12. grooveymatt65
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      These questions will be far easier to answer after midweek but

      1. Probably

    3. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 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
        1 month, 26 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
        1 month, 26 days ago

        *not (not "now")

  13. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

      1. LIARS POKER
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks that's my thoughts too

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

    1. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      me too

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

  15. Erdogan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier has come in and done well.

  16. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

    1. Vatroslav
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      KDB masterclass

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I feel sorrier for owners of Walker...

    3. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Have Otamendi and thought the same thing.

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      In a 8-0 trashing? No surprise.

  17. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 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

  18. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    1 month, 26 days ago

    how many have people got left? 4?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Five. One of them in Jota.

      So, four.

      1. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        hahah

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      6

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      yep

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3

    6. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Salah, TAA, Tammy.
      Rico autosub.

    7. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      6

    8. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      6 and Captain

    9. mookie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3

    10. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    11. Fpl Cursed
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      4 but one is c so 5 I guess.

    12. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      4 left: TAA; Mount; Firmino; Aubameyang

      Lundstram second sub unfortunately, should Mount not play.

  19. Vatroslav
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 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 🙂

  20. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 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

  21. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    LOVE a green shirt

  22. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
      1 month, 26 days ago

      maybe if he didn't have a stupid haircut

  23. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    KDB gonna rise tonight ?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He is risen
      Our Lord is risen

  24. Qaiss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rough week?

      1. Qaiss
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 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. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 26 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

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You are on the wrong website mate

    4. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 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
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Your name is my response

        1. Whatever100
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

          1. Qaiss
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Our opinions differ

    5. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    6. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 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
        1 month, 26 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. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
          1 month, 26 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
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes, and those people are cool.

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

  25. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He probably thinks the same about you

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 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

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

  28. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

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

      1. LIARS POKER
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 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
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

  29. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 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
      1 month, 26 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 - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      thank you all lads you are all wonderful and helpful