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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hello and welcome

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Let the games begin...............

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        let the madness begin...

    2. HVT
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Should be an easy Slam’n’Dunk here today!

  2. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      gl chief

  3. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah (C)hatrick on the cards. The gets withdrawn on around 60th min.

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Went Salah over Kane(C), still thinking Kane was the better choice?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah, I would if I had him.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Spurs without Alli was the one which swayed my decision to Salah. Thanks and cheers.

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I think Alli will start but no Alli will definitely affect the possibility of a Kane haul

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yeah, thought too. Salah having the rest and having an extra day also was a reason I went with him. Hope they are all smash it as Kane is still under owned.

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You realise Wolves are a decent side right?

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Tired/reserves

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        who will have played less than 48 hours earlier.

      3. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They are but the recovery time they have is ridiculous. I can see Liverpool slaughtering them

      4. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        They’ll be shattered. Reserves will be out

      5. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Conceded 2 goals to 10 man City, were lucky to win against Norwich and they have a relatively much shorter time to recover than Pool.

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lovely.

    4. Think
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Don't mind with 2 mane assist and hat trick from (K)ane

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yes please

  4. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Come on Rico!

  5. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Does Charlie Taylor start for Burnley?

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Come back in 6 hours and 46 minytes

  6. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    TAA's EO will be close to 100%. Mostly because the 67% that didn't have him last GW have been kicked out of the top 10k

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Exactly what I was thinking. Don’t mind that really he’s been no advantage to me whatsoever until last GW

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Did I pass you yesterday in the OR? 😀

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          If I remember rightly you had Jimmy so you most certainly did. You a salah cap aswell? Ffs can’t get any advantage over you x

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Had Jimmy and captained KDB

          2. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeah Salah(c) this gw

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think (hope) there’s a very good chance he’ll get a rest.

  7. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maddison axed if he doesn't produce points today

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Just when the fixtures turn very green.

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He’s regressing, so yes

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah surely not with those fixtures?

    4. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I tried to axe him for weeks but he kept producing the week I wanted to sell. Finally sold last GW.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If he kept producing and he’s got those fixtures coming up, why did you get rid of him?

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He didn’t produce often enough. Better value downgrading him to a Grealish/Zaha/Moura and using money to upgrade elsewhere.

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I got him for 7.1 so happy to keep

            1. Zladan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Same here, but he is starting to drop in price and could do with the profit I made.

          2. Klein
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Zaha and mount havent produced in a while though.

          3. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Who did you go for?

            1. Zladan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              With Son suspended, I felt confident in Moura.

  8. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Callum Wilson benched and of course he is in my wc team!!!

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What's he doing in your wc team?

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You are a professional,you should know!

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Many wildcard been used this gameweek?

    1st time I've left it do late.

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      left it last season.. didn't end well

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Same here. Was actually quite happy with my team so might have been better to burn it rather than use it.

  10. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sterling to be bebched tomorrow right?

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Likely with all running done

      2. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        For sure

      4. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Doubt it

      5. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Couple of City fans telling me no chance... Peps golden boy... If he won't rest him for Oxford then he'll never be rested.

    • Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rico, please do something!

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cleanie and assist of the gods...

    • SB007
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Put Rico in ahead of Kelly. TAA haul seems a world away.

      Out of the cup 74-75

    • Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is this the moment I realise I should of gone Maupay over Ings?

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        No

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Should have*

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Should’ve

      3. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Went Maupay over Ings personally. Think fixtures are better and Brighton are a decent side. Southampton though the team with the better form but fixtures are not easy.

      4. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        yes explosion imminent ...

      5. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Been saying this all week

      6. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Got both as couldnt decide haha

      7. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nah

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Kun, C my captain!!!!

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Really? Brave...

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Got him in for Rashford.
          4 great fixtures.
          Ultimate gamble

      2. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Could be
        Was thinking of but too costly having Salah and ripping the team

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nice one

      4. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I would have liked that!

    • james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Vardy cap anyone ?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Silly move imo

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If he starts which I doubt then atleast a brace

    • Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maupay and Rico goal. And I will be delighted.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sorry, you won't

    • Pass
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Fiddling with my wildcard, don't know who's the captain ban on 😀

    • Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I still remember the time ppl used to say FPL updated. Is it still the same?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        FPL updated

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yup still the same

          1. Dont give a fuchs
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I saw what you did there

      2. Another Hoops
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I only come on here at this time to see the words UPDATED.

    • NIGHTHIKER - I Kane, I Shaw…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Did Tomori -> Webster this week because of latter's fixtures and goalscoring potential. Fuming!

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Unlucky mate.

      2. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        so you weren't just points chasing?

    • Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Innnnnnnngggggggsssssssssss!!!!

    • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Who's on set-pieces? Rico? Stanislas indirect, H Wilson direct? Oh well

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah not sure rico will get much of a look in with quality like that

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          *sniffs*

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        H.W and Rico I guess.

    • turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Will Alli start?

      1. Think
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hope so

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He will but he won't deliver points

      3. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Greenwood awaits
        First sub

      4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        50-50.
        Couldn't sell in the end.

      5. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        my guess is no but couldnt bring myself to get rid as I wanted 2 ft for next week

        1. turd ferguson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Exactly the same

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This

      6. Another Hoops
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Too late to worry about it now. I hope he does but if not I'm sure you have adequate bench cover.

      7. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        50/50 imo

      8. Regin
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        With son winks and sissoko suspended, don't think mou can afford to rest alli.

    • Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have Ramsdale Rico And Maupay doesn't feel great

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Not ideal

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have you ever opened up the fantasy premier league site to see "The game is being updated", looking with slow realisation that you just missed a deadline? It didn't happen to me, but it must be an absolute nightmare!

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        The dread is real...

    • turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This is Kane’s game week! Hefty points

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hopefully he’s my cap

      2. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        we say that every week it feels like but he should get one goal atleast

      3. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Definitely

    • Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thank you Danny Ings
      You've been an amazing servant over the last few weeks.
      I think the goals dry up for the next few gws. This is where you have to move on to hopefully get ahead of the pack.
      Maupay 10 plus points incoming.

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hope not. Just put him in.

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hahaha this AND he's my captain!

      2. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nope this is the time for cheap strikers to shine. Brace from both!

    • Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chelsea assets to inconsistent lately
      What are your thoughts?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Last chance saloon for Abraham as far as I'm concerned

        1. Sid1891
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Think the same here
          Thinking of Vardy and 451 switch

      2. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        not much upside to them - got rid a few GW back

        no CS or attacking returns from defs and Tammy not scoring enough delisted good fixtures

      3. SB007
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Abra out Ings in

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Exactly the same... And captained Ings... Tammy was getting well annoying, benched Jimmy for him last GW.

    • JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Updated

    • Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The game has been updated

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maupay(c)

      He's gonna score twice. No doubt in my mind.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hopefully

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Guaranteed