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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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I said yesterday as long as we won I didn't care. But KDB as VC and 6 to go. Could be doing well on this aswell, a green arrow finally... Potentially

    1. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      your VC is great

  2. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    The jam level this gw is high!

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      It’s brutal

      1. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        It's wile.

  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone watch Leicester Apurs match? Have had my eye on Maddison for a while, his stats are silly good, and thinking about wildcarding this week.

    Did his injury look bad?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Spurs*

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Don’t think so

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Surely someone watched it?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Scored a cracking goal.

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      He's the new Tadic

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      He looked awesome today

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Was going to wait for GW 9 but might bring him in now for Newcastle if fit.

    6. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      He was limping at the end.

      He was pretty good today though

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I saw that, wondered why he didn't come off. All subs used?

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Yep

    7. Mr Peanutbutter
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I think he faked it to waist time

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          No way, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is out for few weeks

      • Underdog333
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 9 days ago

        He was good today, that injury looked bad, might be out 2 weeks min by my guess I’d wait for news prior to bringing him in

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks. It was innocuous right, like a rolled ankle with no contact? I'll wait as don't think he'll be rising any time soon.

    8. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Mark most likely will get Lundy points from 3rd bench 😆

    9. beetlejuice
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Which has more priority?

      A) Haller to Abraham
      B) Zinch to Otamendi

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Both I feel

    10. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      barnes - keep or sell ? Other fwd Pukki and Greenwood, 1.4 ITB rn, but more when I sell Zinchenko

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Sell, he’s burnt me too many times

        1. DragonSquad
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Same.... Removed for tammy

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Cut your losses.

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

          I wouldnt sell unless you have a transfer to burn

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Would be for a hit if I also ditch Z this week

      2. LIARS POKER
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Looking at City's schedule, Aguero likely to start every prem game with Jesus playing the 3 midweek games?

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

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          You never know, there will be an odd game he’ll miss out

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Yep

            But going by last season he’s more likely to have managed minutes than benchings. He wasn’t really benched at all last season when fit.

            1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Yep, it was a bit of a fallacy about being rotated with Jesus for last season and season before. He gets reduced minutes but plays when fit.

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Zero reason to sell if that's the question

        3. Alnair
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Expect Aguero not to play in the CL group stages tbh.

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

          I would say so, yes

      3. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Aaron Ramsey scores for Juve

      4. mookie
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        How did Son look today?

        1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Good. Furthest man forward. Fluffed a pretty straightforward chance.

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Dangerous.
          Solid performance individually

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Lively in the box. Unlucky not to score.

        4. mookie
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks guys

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Leicester were pretty tight at the back, didnt expect them to be but they were.

          2. Flaming Flamingo
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Was a tough game for Spurs, but he looked pretty lively.

          3. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            ok he ll do better

        5. GuillermoDickero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Out of interest, did people assume Sterling was going to get benched because he played 90 midweek or were there any leaked lineups?....

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

            Just assumed

          2. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            He hasn't had a rest so far.
            2 int games as well.
            And let's face it and easy match.
            Its not Norwich every day

          3. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            no one knew nothing beforehand! Only after the team was announced they became an expert 😀

        6. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Has there ever been a team that's played in an all green kit (shirt, shorts and socks)?

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Ireland?

              1. Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Cheers I hate it

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Lol

          2. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Nigeria???....

        7. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I have great red since KDB is not my vice 🙁 Anyone else in the same boat?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            I should have a green after autosubs with salah vice

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            He’s my vice but I captained Salah

        8. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Benchwankery halfing my rank at the moment. Needed some luck.

          Cmon Trent, Salah (and Mount?)!!

          1. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Many will be getting Lundstram points off the bench if Mount doesn't feature. Including me.

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              I hope Mount features and does well as it’ll just block Greenwood for me lol.

              Yeah that rank estimate is with autosubs inc

              1. Forza Papac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Tonight's OR updates are basically meaningless with so many VC and sub points to add

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

                  Yeah that's why I included the post-autosubs rank in livefpl today although I usually only show it in the last day of the GW. You can see how your bench + vc will shape your rank eventually. (exact rank not estimates)

                  1. Forza Papac
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Nice work

        9. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Expectations for Salah tomorrow?

          1. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Points

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Helpful.

          2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Expect something, hope for little due to combination of (c) and (vc) on him.

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              He's my VC. Hoping for a hat trick, expecting 2-pointer.

          3. Alnair
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Probably just the one goal. Maybe a pen.

        10. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Add Digne to FPL stats. Yr gone, bro

          Bus team: Digne out Ricardo in
          Son (c), Sterling (vc)

        11. Squeakybum99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Sterling (C), Kdb (VC), How we partying today?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Username is appropriate

            1. Squeakybum99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 9 days ago

              That 3rd sub felt close to a winning goal 😛

        12. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Chances of Mount playing tomorrow ?

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Very high by passing minute...

            1. Daniel - KTBFFH
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              I think he will be rested even though I have him

              1. sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Doesn't need to start (which he might, looking at news). If they need goals, I can see him certainly coming.

        13. FPL FREAK
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Sterling > KDB...??? Confused what to do....

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Sterling and KDB

          2. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Yes

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Do you think Sterling will finish 2.5 million ahead of KdB? He’ll score and haul but the second most valuable player in the game is 3rd best performer for City and just ahead of Dilva and Mahrez.

        14. FPL-Albion
            4 months, 9 days ago

            1.6mill rank before game week. Live rank is currently 186k. Hoping for Liverpool clean

          • Trophé Mourinho
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Armband on Kane next week actually looks good

              1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Mines on Son. Don't even think it's risky looking about at the options

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    yep, nothing else really stands out. I have Son also, hmmm him or Kane 😛

                2. LordRougeGrog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Armband on Kane for next 3 weeks looks a good move. Over a 3 week stretch you’d back him to haul once, blank once and score 5 or 6 in the other. His high ceiling makes it a smart move and likely to be very differential.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      ye wildcarded him in this week with the armband. When most people start hating Kane thats normally when he comes good is my logic LOL

                      1. sunzip14
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 9 days ago

                        That is a good logic but that one week he comes good others haul. Just out of curiosity, did you VC Sterling?

                3. Daniel - KTBFFH
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Dilva and Sterling almost on the same pts. That kind of rotation risk can be accepted for the price point as Dilva but not for Sterling no?

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    He's barely a rotation risk.

                4. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Looking at replacements for Digne and Zinchenko

                  (Trent Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu Lundstram)

                  Unfortunately .1 short of Robbo and Aurier.

                  Any suggestions? Playing 3 at the back most weeks and occasionally 4.

                5. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Don't even care Lund being third on my bench. That Kdb (vc) was so lucky

                  1. Daniel - KTBFFH
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    You should celebrate but congratulate great decision . well done

                  2. Squeakybum99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Same only Lundy coming on with 12 as well. GTFI!

                6. Daniel - KTBFFH
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  KDB captain at home. Lesson learned. 11, 13, 17 this season at home

                  1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Might just leave armband on him like I should have done Salah last two seasons.

                7. Tibbs
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  WC this week and own Sterling, is it time to move him on (have KDB)?

                  a) Salah
                  b) Mane (allows Otamendi in)
                  c) Hold

                8. sirmorbach
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Lads, hate to insist but got bottomed. Coleman out, Otamendi in before price rises? FT, happy with my team overall.

                  1. LordRougeGrog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Otamendi at 5.4 is a steal. Do it

                    1. sirmorbach
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Thanks, mate!

                9. Chirsbom
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Ok. Serious talk...

                  Dropping Sterling due to a rest is as sensible as dropping KDB after last week would have been.

                  Pep is the ultimate troll, you cant beat Pep.

                  Pick any of the big attacking hitters from that team and just forget about them while they rack in the points over time.

                  They will win the league, they will dominate every stat, and they will share the goals.

                  Same thing with Liverpool.

                  These are not the problems in your FPL team 😉

                10. dshv
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  I was with Sterling(c) David silva(vc) and Walker. Bad ???

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Could be much worse.

                  2. sunzip14
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Just a bit. Luckily Dilva got points!

                11. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Zinchenko - ditch him for

                  A) Ota
                  B) Söyüncü
                  C) Aurier
                  D) Diop
                  E) Other

                  1. LordRougeGrog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Ota, unless you have a plan to use that Citeh slot elsewhere

                  2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Any but D.

                  3. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    A)

                12. FOO FIGHTER
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    Has Kun ever gone on 6 GW run of not blanking?