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Callum Wilson benched as Maupay starts for Brighton

Brought in by around 12,000 managers ahead of Gameweek 20, Callum Wilson (£7.4m) is the second biggest rotation casualty of Saturday’s early kick-off.

Adam Webster (£4.4m), transferred in by over 25,000 bosses after his Gameweek 19 goal, is also warming the bench at the Amex Stadium.

Following a one-match ban for yellow card accumulation served on Boxing Day, Diego Rico (£4.4m) retakes his left-back berth for Bournemouth.

The 37,000 new owners of Neal Maupay (£5.8m) will be relieved to see the Brighton hitman back in Graham Potter’s XI after the Frenchman was rotated in GW19, while Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) is not in the Seagulls’ matchday 18. No reason has yet been given for the young Ireland striker’s absence.

Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) recovers from illness to partner Shane Duffy (£4.8m) in central defence, while Martin Montoya (£4.4m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) also return for Brighton following the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

Dale Stephens (£4.4m) is another to be benched by Potter, along with Pascal Gross (£6.4m).

Ryan Fraser (£6.9m) joins Callum Wilson on the Bournemouth bench, with Harry Wilson (£5.9m) and Josh King (£6.1m) set to flank central striker Dominic Solanke (£5.2m).

Junior Stanislas (£5.9m) makes his first appearance of the season following injury, with the Cherries’ team news graphic suggesting a 4-3-3 formation for Eddie Howe.

There are several systems that the Bournemouth boss could be using, namely his preferred 4-4-2 or a 4-2-3-1 with Stanislas pushed higher up the pitch.

Howe has made five changes in total from Gameweek 19, while Potter has switched around seven of his starting XI.

Asked whether his changes were just a case of resting tired legs over the Christmas schedule, Eddie Howe said: “It’s a mixture – we have got a couple of injuries in there that we’re trying to protect. Such a busy spell, a lot of games coming up, we need to trust the squad.”

On the same subject, Potter explained: “It’ll be difficult for the players that have played 90 minutes to play in such a short space of time again. That’s the challenge for us all. None of us have got the exact answer and we’re all trying to find out. It’s unique situation, but we’ll try to do our best.”

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya; Mooy, Bissouma, Propper; Trossard, Maupay, Jahanbakhsh.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Rico, Mepham, S. Cook, Stacey; Billing, Gosling, Stanislas; King, Solanke, H. Wilson.

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1,342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Nice one Duffy, Nice one Dunk
    Nice one Mooy, let's have another one

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Game over?

  2. mcginnntonic
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Robertson, maupay and alli or kelly, son and abraham?

      1. Bobby Reds
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        rob, maupay and alli

    • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Grealish playing no 10?

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

        LW

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Maupay owner. Underwhelming performance despite the assist

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Fully agree. Will be honest and havent really watched him, but hes a mediocre player from what I saw today

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Could’ve scored a goal in the last minute

          1. XABI 15
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yep was watching, but he lacked the skill and composure. Tbh cant expect too much from him hes 5.8 for a reason

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

              He was out of gas. Nothing to do with ability.

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        5.8 what did you expect

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

          This

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I feel silly for my expectations but I really thought I'd get a good 9 pts out of this one

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not a problem as enabler for Salah [C]

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

          Exactly. Saved 1.8m with my transfers last nite with dgw in mind.

      5. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Will take the 5pts, bench next gw for Traore and then look to upgrade to Jiminez.

        Gets in good positions but lacks quality and doesn't seem to get much service in terms of passes (bha mids very wasteful with crossing opportunities and greedy with long shots doesn't bode well for striker pts)

      6. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looked so dangerous and had lots of shots on goal

        Im looking to get him in

      7. Taff1952
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        One week in a good run of fixtures.

      8. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What do you expect both for the price , the fact that he plays for a mid table ( at best ) side and also he's only played at a lower level previously. He is young enough to improve with experience.

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Agree unrealistic expectations but still underwhelming. Not the kind of striker like Ings who is fixture proof, owners should have a solid rotation plan for next 2 fix

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

      Egg on the face on everyone who told me not to get in Ryan for hendo for -4 😉

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hendo yet to play

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So Ryan got you 2 points taking into account the hit...

      3. EL TANO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You’re still a mug, btan

      4. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hendo could save a pen, remember last GW

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 26 days ago

            he got an assist not a pen save didnt he

            1. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              City missed 2 pens

      5. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Neal Maupay captaincy fail for those who captained Neal Maupay

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

        No Ryan save point. Devestated 😉

      7. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Kelly to Burn in GW22 looks tasty!

        1. Waldaz
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Wow, that's cruel.

      8. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dunk is a beautiful man. Deserves max baps

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah. I hung onto him too

      9. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        El Ghazi benched...... probably coming on for 6 minutes and getting a 1pointer.

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

        Burn Unit

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

        Great start for GW20 WC’ers who surely had at least 2 Brighton players.

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

          WCer and no Brighton

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

            Ditto

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

          I had one spot for a cheapie (bar Kelly and Lunds) and that spot went to Holgate.

      12. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I would LOVE a non-Ings Southampton 1-0 win

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No such thing as a Soton win where Ings doesn’t score

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            apart from their last match of course

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              When he plays

          2. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Last gameweek?

      13. faux_C
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        13 pts banked already, not bad 😎

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

          Dunk?

          1. faux_C
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Dunk and Maupay

        2. Make Arsenal Great Again
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Great start!

      14. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Can anyone pls tell y i am still nin lms league? Had only 40 last gw. Thought safety score was 42.

        Asking for the 3rd time

        1. Yoshioka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Did you factor in the non-standing unused chip plays using Mark's coefficient tool in the members forum? Dropped qualifying down to 39.5 for around 6% of teams in the end, I think.

      15. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Minus 3 from 1 played. Flying.

      16. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rams conceived, Digne benched :(( Week started great xD

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          conceded*
          LoL xD

      17. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dunk 8 pointer niceee

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

        Mooy 34
        Dunk 31
        Handbag 30

        Tross 29

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

          Lol

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Damn........

        3. EL TANO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          That’s tough on the Burn Unit....he was immense even without his goal

      19. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Mooy 4.8m ... good enabler, he seems nailed?

        1. dansmusen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes if he plays with Bissouma. Great display from both today and they seem to link up really well.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Is he only 4.8m?! Crikey

      20. ppv
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Magnus carlsen disappeared from FPL? Can't see him in top 50

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

          Lol

        2. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          64 after 2 poor weeks

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He went somewhere cold along the north pole

        4. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Still doing great, top 70.

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

          OK thanks. Thought he had deleted team. Someone with similar name top 50 who has done awful WC imo

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

        Holgate starts, wooo.

      22. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        13 from 2... I’m on for a full house 😀

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

          Nice one

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

          0 from 0 here, no end to the disappointment 😉

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

            🙁

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

          Well done

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

          thanks lads, hope it continues!

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

        I have quite respected Eddie Howe, Bournemouth and what they have achieved in particular...but hope they go down now if I'm honest...tiny club, little to no ambition and have become rather boring to watch imo!

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

          Thought he'd take over at Arsenal. They were so good.

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

            Yeah, can only keep it going for so long! How many do they get at a game 10-15k, where the likes of Villa hit close to 40k?

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

          Still doing great for their size & financial power... but I agree.

          Replaced by Leeds would be great for the league.

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

            this is it mate...club is too small for the EPL really but fair play to them!

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Absolutely... They have been far too lucky

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

          They looked tired today. I think most away teams will given th 1 day rest. Expect home teams to have the advantage especially if they score first.

          Bournemouth have had a bad run of injuries tbf

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

            injury situation is a fair point I must say but still...they have no real ambition, same old same old and think they might be found out this season or the next!

            1. Yoshioka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              What's the 'no ambition' observation based on? They don't appear at all negative in their approach on the pitch or in the transfer market. The performances aren't up to much at the moment, but I find them difficult to knock or to doubt when they're all fit.

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

                11k capacity stadium (just checked that) says plenty but hey dont get me wrong its amazing what they have achieved and are achieving 🙂

        5. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Won't go down
          Boring though this season yeah

        6. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I like Bournemouth but they've been killed with injuries.
          I hope they stay up

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

            killed with injuries is a bit extreme! Ake and Brooks yes, key players, so you have a bit of a point

          2. EL TANO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ake injury and average Wilson believing the hype when linked to Chelsea last year has really let them down
            Pretty disappointing and annoying set of players in that lineup really...they let Howe down regularly

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

          Their entire team is injured. He should never have bought solanke though

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

            dont agree mate...Ake & Brooks huge losses thats about it!

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

              Yeah .... forgot about brooks....

        8. Yoshioka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They've spent absolutely loads on promising young players given the size of the club, though the signings have been little more than steady so far.

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

            King, Ake & Brooks only good signings for years that I can think of

            1. Yoshioka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              If you were just criticising how well their signings had performed, I'd probably be with you. No real disasters but few recent signings have really impressed. I just can't agree with criticism of their ambition. They must have spent in excess of ten million on a player close to a dozen times now - Lerma alone cost £25m I think. That's pretty ambitious for a club of that size.

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

                They should have cashed in on Wilson

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

                ...its just the size of the club, 11k capacity etc, they've had a good run but less than exciting future prospects and would like to see a bigger club take their place in EPL tbh! Don't enjoy watching them as in previous seasons

      24. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tammy to Jimmy for free?

      25. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Any bonus for Ryan ?

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

          No

      26. OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ditch Tammy or Maddison?