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. DS29
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Transferred out pickford and barnes to Pope and tammy out of rage........ Two continuous blanks for barnes and pickford has forgotten how to keep a clean sheet..... Horrible gwk

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      These kind of moves rarely work out.

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Although I think Everton are a must avoid at the momemt. Themselves and Watford are woeful. Wolves not offering much either but Europe may have a oart to play with them. Pick out is good for now

  2. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Pieters on for Zinchenko.
    Dendoncker on for Sterling.
    Problem is, I've got Mount too and Wickham as my 3rd sub. Looks like 10 men for me this week!

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Same here unless Mount or Greenwood play

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Should lundstram now be considered as a nailed starter in our team ?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      -2 next GW

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Apart from next gw of course 😉

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Nope. Just against lesser teams like Everton.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        This.

    3. Alnair
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      No.

  4. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 27 days ago

    Sterling > KDB...?? Really confused now...

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 27 days ago

        That is what I did :-).

        KDB is City's most important player by the looks of things. Absulote beast points machine.

    2. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      1) Aurier from 15pts to 2pts in 2 minutes (1 point in the end)
      2) From 8 goals Kun(C) only 1 goal and 1 assist
      3) Lundstram with 12pts 2nd sub (Cantwell 1st)
      4) 53pts on wildcard with AMN, Mane, Pereira, Auba and Greenwood left
      5) Sterling capers got 34 with KDB(vc)

      Bad luck or something else?

    3. TeddiPonza
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 27 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.

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      Lundstram Vestergaard and Pieters are top 3 fpl defenders at the moment 😀

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Sounds like characters from Vikings

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 27 days ago

      I assume most VC for sterling owners will be kdb ?

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        I imagine so, as I think Kun owners will have rightly captained him.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Surely.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Problem is that not everyone will have Lund as their 1st sub. That makes Kun(c) plus KDB + 1 to Kun owners.

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Salah here

        3. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Salah here. Hope he destroys Chelsea tmr

        4. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Speak for yourself, I have Pukki

        5. Alnair
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Most will be Salah.

      3. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Forgot to update bench...Mount, Soyunco, Lundstram currently 🙁 Had KDB as vice for Sterling and Otamendi but need Mount to play to negate my stupidity. Confident he won't though - badly swollen ankles don't heal in a few days.

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          he has trained normally from yesterday. So, I see him showing up.

          1. tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            I really hope so

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 27 days ago

        This as good as confirms that Mount will NOT play tomorrow.

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/21074/event/6

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Yep.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Hahaha.

        3. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          So that's why Lund got 3 bps

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Hope he does, and scores a hattrick 😉

        5. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Yep. His team is awful too.

        6. Alnair
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          And Salah will get at least a brace 🙂

      5. Dribbles
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 27 days ago

        Pukki to Andy Carrol?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          I'd keep pukki definitely

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 27 days ago

          Hi Bernadette

          1. Dribbles
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Rofl

      6. Trophé Mourinho
          9 months, 27 days ago

          total guess, but Digne gonna be dropping this week we thinks?

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Couple of low scores and City up next after scoring 8. Feels inevitable.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                9 months, 27 days ago

                losing 0-2 to sheffield @ home is an incredibly bad result and city next, think he may enter free-fall (deserves to).
                Had such high hopes for him this game as well, benched Lunds.. Luckily Hanley was a no show so getting Lunds off the bench, phew

              • Dribbles
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 27 days ago

                I just sold him there for that Man city defender forgot his name Outermendy or something

                1. Dribbles
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Otamendi*

            2. Yome
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              I am selling him

            3. Alnair
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah but expect punishment. City will continue to get exposed on the road without Laporte and Digne takes Everton's set pieces.

              Expect a typical Digne haul right after a blank.

            4. AllINeedIsCoffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Waste of a transfer. Who are you going to replace him with?

              Just have a decent sub for the City match and the next gws after that are fine.

          2. davies
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Otamendi or Aurier?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Aurier was trashed by commentary post-match.

              Poch can rotate RBs.
              Pep has no CBs to rotate with.

            2. tm370
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Otamendi comfortably

          3. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Remember when people were worried about KDB potentially playing deeper?

            1. tm370
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Haha

            2. Team Bobcat
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              I think one can not judge on this weeks game alone. But KDB has been magnificent thus far.

          4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Need a Montoya hat trick to save my season

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Wrong account, Chucky.

          5. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Captained Kun over KDB, damn it!!!!

          6. DS29
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 27 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.. Typical

          7. 1314
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Auba or Kun ?

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Auba hasn’t played yet

          8. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Probably the first time ever I'm gonna get jam off the bench.

            Lundstram for Zinchenko.

          9. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Going to be hard for pep to rotate a team that have just won 8 -0 . Sterling owners worried ?

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              😀

            2. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              He'll put on a masterclass in the Carling Cup and regain his place.

            3. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              need to spend my 2 FT's wisely

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Getting KdB, are we? Sterling -> KdB looks tempting.

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Yeah Getting KGB. Prob selling Kun.

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Bold, but right decision probs. I'm keeping both Kun and Sterling unless one of them gets injured/out of form. Will just have to pray for KdB blanks till then. 😀

            4. Alnair
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              For the home games? Yeah.

          10. Like i said Lacazette
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            is matip a good cheap option ? how nailed is he

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              He's 1st choice for sure.

          11. Danstoke82
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            Afternoon all, Team A or B?

            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

          12. FPL FREAK
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 27 days ago

            How to adjust KDB in this team...?? What to keep both Sterling and Kdb

            Gk: Pope, Button

            Defence: TAA, Digne, Engels, Rico, Lundstram

            Midfield: Salah, Sterling, Cantwel, Mcginn

            Forwards: Aguero, Abraham, Pukki

            0.2 in bnk

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Downgrade Salah or Aguero.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  What stupid advise.

                  1. villa_til_i_die
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Lol

                  2. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    He asked how, idiot. I told him how.

            2. zizoo10
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Rico or Kelly Who’s the better cheapie

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Kelly if he starts tomorrow.

              2. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Rico as long as he plays

            3. Gringo Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Any update on Mount?

              1. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                He was at training today, in contention

                1. Markus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Thanks, how about James - we heard anything on him?

                  1. La Roja
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    No idea on that one

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Sauce?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Not doubting you, just curious x

              2. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                See Rainer's post above.

              3. sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 27 days ago

                Trained normally from yesterday with the team.

            4. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 27 days ago

              Otamendi a significant goalthreat? Best Zinchenko replacement rather than a downgrade to the likes of Söyüncü?

              Sterling(for now) and KDB other City players, TAA Digne Lundstram Rico in defence.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  big goal threat yes

                • MTPockets
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 27 days ago

                  Got a few couple of seasons ago.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      every game I see him he seems to have close/dangerous attempts, his actual goal tally seems to under-sell him in reality. Wonder how many he has in total in including internationals and other competitions, im not sure his fpl returns tell the true story with him.

                      1. MTPockets
                        • 11 Years
                        9 months, 27 days ago

                        Not sure but today's game obviously flattered the whole team. A week ago he was appalling

                    • badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      He was FPL gold at one point.

                  2. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    3 home game in next 5 too

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    So what I am hoping for vs Che.

                    TAA - assist, clean sheet.
                    Mane - brace
                    Salah - hattie

                    With the 3 sharing bonus.

                    Oh and then Mcginn to sneak a goal.

                    That would be f*cking awesome 🙂

                    1. Top Lad Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Me? Trent assisting a Salah hattrick, Mount consolation goal for a 1-3

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      I can see a headed goal from a set piece. VVD, Matip or Mané.

                  • Halftime
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    I can swop Barnes for Abraham (-4) by shipping Digne first. Good moves?

                    1. Zim0
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Yus

                    2. MTPockets
                      • 11 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Probably, after Abraham's played

                    3. DS29
                      • 1 Year
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      I did it now.... Removed pickford... Do it now to avoid price rise else you can wait...

                  • Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    Is aurier first choice now of rotation

                    1. Tomerick
                      • 6 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      I would also like to know this.

                  • Daniel S.
                    • 11 Years
                    9 months, 27 days ago

                    RMWCT 1.0

                    Pope Button

                    Rico Lundstram TAA Souyuncu Guilbert

                    Salah Cantwell KDB Mount Hayden

                    Kun Auba Pukki

                    0 ITB.

                    Thanks,

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 27 days ago

                      Dan, I worry about the Kun/Auba front 2, not that they aren't good players, but I'd experiment with taking one out and spreading those funds a little, especially in D or a better 4th Mid