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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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 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 S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      your VC is great

  2. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    The jam level this gw is high!

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      It’s brutal

      1. JonBoy
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        It's wile.

  3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Spurs*

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Don’t think so

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Surely someone watched it?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Scored a cracking goal.

    4. Team Cruel
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He's the new Tadic

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He looked awesome today

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    6. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He was limping at the end.

      He was pretty good today though

      1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Yep

    7. Mr Peanutbutter
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I think he faked it to waist time

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    8. Underdog333 - Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 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
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 23 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.

  4. Team Cruel
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

  5. beetlejuice
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Which has more priority?

    A) Haller to Abraham
    B) Zinch to Otamendi

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Both I feel

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Sell, he’s burnt me too many times

      1. DS29
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Same.... Removed for tammy

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Cut your losses.

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldnt sell unless you have a transfer to burn

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

  7. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Zero reason to sell if that's the question

    3. Alnair
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

    4. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I would say so, yes

  8. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Aaron Ramsey scores for Juve

  9. mookie
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    How did Son look today?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. mookie
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Dangerous.
      Solid performance individually

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Lively in the box. Unlucky not to score.

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks guys

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    5. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

    6. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      ok he ll do better

  10. GuillermoDickero
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Just assumed

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 23 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
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

  11. Forza Papac
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Ireland?

        1. Forza Papac
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers I hate it

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Lol

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Nigeria???....

  12. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      10 months, 23 days ago

      I should have a green after autosubs with salah vice

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He’s my vice but I captained Salah

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    Cmon Trent, Salah (and Mount?)!!

    1. Forza Papac
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 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
        10 months, 23 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
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. Ragabolly
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 23 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
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Nice work

  14. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Expectations for Salah tomorrow?

    1. Forza Papac
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Points

      1. jdp219
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Helpful.

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. jdp219
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    3. Alnair
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Probably just the one goal. Maybe a pen.

  15. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Add Digne to FPL stats. Yr gone, bro

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

  16. Squeakybum99
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Username is appropriate

      1. Squeakybum99
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

        That 3rd sub felt close to a winning goal 😛

  17. el polako
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Chances of Mount playing tomorrow ?

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Very high by passing minute...

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        I think he will be rested even though I have him

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

  18. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Sterling and KDB

    2. HonestBlatter
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    3. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 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.

  19. FPL-Albion
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Armband on Kane next week actually looks good

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    2. LordRougeGrog
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

  21. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      He's barely a rotation risk.

  22. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 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.

  23. S.Kuqi
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      You should celebrate but congratulate great decision . well done

    2. Squeakybum99
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

  24. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

  25. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 23 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

  26. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. LordRougeGrog
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Otamendi at 5.4 is a steal. Do it

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks, mate!

  27. Chirsbom
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 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 😉

  28. dshv
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Could be much worse.

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Just a bit. Luckily Dilva got points!

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 23 days ago

    Zinchenko - ditch him for

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

    1. LordRougeGrog
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Any but D.

    3. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      A)

  30. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 23 days ago

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