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. rohaansunil
      2 months, 17 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
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        These kind of moves rarely work out.

      2. Team Bobcat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 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

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 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
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same here unless Mount or Greenwood play

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        -2 next GW

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Apart from next gw of course 😉

      2. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nope. Just against lesser teams like Everton.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          This.

      3. Fpl Cursed
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No.

    • El Rey de Fantasy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 17 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
        2 months, 17 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
        2 months, 17 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
        2 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Sounds like characters from Vikings

      5. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I assume most VC for sterling owners will be kdb ?

        1. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

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

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Surely.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 17 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
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Salah here

          3. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Salah here. Hope he destroys Chelsea tmr

          4. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Speak for yourself, I have Pukki

          5. Fpl Cursed
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Most will be Salah.

        3. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

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

            1. tm370
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I really hope so

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yep.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Hahaha.

          3. CRO KLOPP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            So that's why Lund got 3 bps

          4. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Hope he does, and scores a hattrick 😉

          5. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yep. His team is awful too.

          6. Fpl Cursed
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            And Salah will get at least a brace 🙂

        5. Dribbles
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Pukki to Andy Carrol?

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I'd keep pukki definitely

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Hi Bernadette

              1. Dribbles
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Rofl

            3. Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 17 days ago

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

                1. badgerboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 17 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
                        2 months, 17 days ago

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

                        1. Dribbles
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Otamendi*

                      • Yome
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I am selling him

                      • Fpl Cursed
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 17 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.

                      • AllINeedIsCoffee
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 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.

                    • davies
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Otamendi or Aurier?

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 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
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Otamendi comfortably

                    • Tomerick
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Remember when people were worried about KDB potentially playing deeper?

                      1. tm370
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Haha

                      2. Team Bobcat
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

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

                    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Need a Montoya hat trick to save my season

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Wrong account, Chucky.

                    • Woy_is_back
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Captained Kun over KDB, damn it!!!!

                    • rohaansunil
                        2 months, 17 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

                      • 1314
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Auba or Kun ?

                        1. ‘Tis the Season
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Auba hasn’t played yet

                      • pundit of punts
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

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

                        Lundstram for Zinchenko.

                      • PUMPKINHEAD
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 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
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          😀

                        2. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

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

                        3. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          need to spend my 2 FT's wisely

                          1. Rolls-Royce
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

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

                            1. Christina.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Yeah Getting KGB. Prob selling Kun.

                              1. Rolls-Royce
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 17 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. Fpl Cursed
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          For the home games? Yeah.

                      • Like i said Lacazette
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        is matip a good cheap option ? how nailed is he

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          He's 1st choice for sure.

                      • Danstoke82
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 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

                      • El Rey de Fantasy
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 17 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
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Downgrade Salah or Aguero.

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              What stupid advise.

                              1. villa_til_i_die
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                Lol

                              2. Yank Revolution
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                He asked how, idiot. I told him how.

                        2. zizoo10
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Rico or Kelly Who’s the better cheapie

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Kelly if he starts tomorrow.

                          2. Top Lad Dakes.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Rico as long as he plays

                        3. Gringo Kid
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Any update on Mount?

                          1. La Roja
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            He was at training today, in contention

                            1. Markus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

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

                              1. La Roja
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                No idea on that one

                            2. Rainer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Sauce?

                              1. Rainer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                Not doubting you, just curious x

                          2. badgerboy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            See Rainer's post above.

                          3. sunzip14
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Trained normally from yesterday with the team.

                        4. Top Lad Dakes.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 17 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
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              big goal threat yes

                            • MTPockets
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Got a few couple of seasons ago.

                              1. Trophé Mourinho
                                  2 months, 17 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
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 17 days ago

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

                                • badgerboy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  He was FPL gold at one point.

                              2. Rolls-Royce
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                3 home game in next 5 too

                            • FOO FIGHTER
                                2 months, 17 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
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

                                2. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

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

                              • Halftime
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

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

                                1. Zim0
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  Yus

                                2. MTPockets
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  Probably, after Abraham's played

                                3. rohaansunil
                                    2 months, 17 days ago

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

                                4. Woy_is_back
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  Is aurier first choice now of rotation

                                  1. Tomerick
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 17 days ago

                                    I would also like to know this.

                                5. Daniel - KTBFFH
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 17 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
                                    2 months, 17 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