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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
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Game over?

  2. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Bobby Reds
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      rob, maupay and alli

  3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish playing no 10?

    1. davies
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      LW

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  4. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Maupay owner. Underwhelming performance despite the assist

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Could’ve scored a goal in the last minute

        1. XABI 15
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 1 day 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
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      5.8 what did you expect

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        This

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Not a problem as enabler for Salah [C]

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

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

    5. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 1 day ago

      One week in a good run of fixtures.

    8. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        9 months, 1 day 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

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Hendo yet to play

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. EL TANO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      You’re still a mug, btan

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Hendo could save a pen, remember last GW

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 1 day ago

        he got an assist not a pen save didnt he

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          City missed 2 pens

  6. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Neal Maupay captaincy fail for those who captained Neal Maupay

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    No Ryan save point. Devestated 😉

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Kelly to Burn in GW22 looks tasty!

    1. Waldaz
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Wow, that's cruel.

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Dunk is a beautiful man. Deserves max baps

    1. Regin
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah. I hung onto him too

  10. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  11. EL TANO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Burn Unit

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      WCer and no Brighton

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Ditto

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

  13. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        apart from their last match of course

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          When he plays

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Last gameweek?

  14. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    13 pts banked already, not bad 😎

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Dunk?

      1. faux_C
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Dunk and Maupay

    2. Make Arsenal Great Again
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Great start!

  15. Regin
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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.

  16. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Minus 3 from 1 played. Flying.

  17. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      conceded*
      LoL xD

  18. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Dunk 8 pointer niceee

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Mooy 34
    Dunk 31
    Handbag 30

    Tross 29

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Lol

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Damn........

    3. EL TANO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

  20. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Is he only 4.8m?! Crikey

  21. ppv
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Lol

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      64 after 2 poor weeks

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      He went somewhere cold along the north pole

    4. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Still doing great, top 70.

    5. ppv
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Holgate starts, wooo.

  23. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Arse Craic
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Nice one

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      0 from 0 here, no end to the disappointment 😉

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        🙁

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Well done

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      thanks lads, hope it continues!

  24. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day 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
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Absolutely... They have been far too lucky

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day 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
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 1 day 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
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Won't go down
      Boring though this season yeah

    6. Arse Craic
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day 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
        9 months, 1 day 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
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. EL TANO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

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

    8. Yoshioka
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 1 day 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
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Yoshioka
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 1 day 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
            9 months, 1 day ago

            They should have cashed in on Wilson

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 1 day 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

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Tammy to Jimmy for free?

  26. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Any bonus for Ryan ?

    1. Arse Craic
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      No

  27. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Ditch Tammy or Maddison?