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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. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Ramsdale looks like a smarmy chubbester of a teenage in that Bournemouth lineup.

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ha.

      True though

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maybe he's seen Stacey's mom.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lul

  2. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Pppphhhhhheeeeeeeewwwww
    After last minute switching between Salah and Kane
    Captain is safely on Kane thank goodness.

    1. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Why thank goodness? What's changed in that time?

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just wanted Kane
        Feels that he smashes it today

        1. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Goodluck think he likely scores but fancy Salah to play through the middle and have a blinder tomorrow!

  3. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Feeling a Rico 15pt'er coming today...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1st bench for me.
      I'd take that

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not happening, Rico 1, Lundstram 12

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        🙁

  4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mane (c). God help me. I thought it was Kdb. Hey ho.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good "choice"

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I'm still waiting for my spine donor

  5. Arse Craic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    New WC available 🙂

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thank God

    2. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 29 days ago

      My ML rival didn’t even use his first

  6. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Nice to see Stanislas fit for his third game of this decade.

  7. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Why did so few cap vardy this week?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rotation risk

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rodgers comments

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I did. Risked it.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Me too

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Figured he plays or not

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fair assumption

            1. james 101
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hopefully

    4. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rotation or limited minutes

    5. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      both my rivals went vardy and I went salah, a bit nervous now

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Salah could do great mate

        Caddy almost guarantees an attacking return if he plays though

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Vardy

    6. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Switched it up a bit as captained for last 9 weeks in a row.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Fair

    7. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Timing not according to the data?

  8. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    How am i still in lms league? I scored only 40. Wasn't safety score 42 last gw?

  9. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    All good thINGS come to an end.

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can only get better?

  10. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Looks like quite a few in my league missed the deadline. Hoping this works in my favour!

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    AGÜERO [2.66%]

    My captain 😯

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Rashford is 37+
      Not bad too 😉

    2. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Aguero to start two games in 48 hours? No chance

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He'll start. Came off very early yesterday so he is fit. Jesus probably not 100%.

        1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No he wont

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            wrecked after his 15mins?

  12. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Stanislas to lure me once again

  13. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    GW20 is the last of the true first half of the fixtures. GW19 was the reverse of GW8.

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Top 10k captaincy stats:

    Vardy 22.7%
    Salah 17.6%
    De Bruyne 16.6%
    Mané 14.3%
    Kane 12.2%
    Rashford 3.2%
    Ings 3.1%
    Sterling 2.3%
    Alli 1.5%
    Abraham 1.4%
    Aguero 1.0%
    Martial 0.9%
    Alexander-Arnold 0.6%
    Grealish 0.4%

    #FPL @FPLstatistics

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just proves my point that this is the casual season. Vardy highest when he will obvoously be benched is laughable

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I capped him

        Figured he will start and score or not play

        1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Youre a casual then

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Mayhaps

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pfff wind-up

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not completely obvious he is benched, could be next game
        If he is rested, not sure he comes on so not an awful captain punt given he could be deadly if he does start

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The FPL poll busted again?

  15. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    VARDY 118.08%
    DE BRUYNE 106.20%
    MANÉ 80.09%
    ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 67.98%
    SÖYÜNCÜ 47.88%
    ALLI 47.51%
    SALAH 45.81%
    INGS 43.93%
    GREALISH 43.40%
    KELLY 38.77%
    MADDISON 38.31%
    RASHFORD 37.89%
    ABRAHAM 34.35%
    KANE 31.70%
    LUNDSTRAM 30.20%
    JIMÉNEZ 25.66%
    AURIER 23.46%
    MARTIAL 21.85%
    RYAN 21.52%
    POPE 19.90%
    RICO 18.40%
    STERLING 15.26%
    ROBERTSON 12.01%
    PEREIRA 11.65%
    GAZZANIGA 11.14%
    ZAHA 11.03%

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      SALAH!!!

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maupay is a huge differential then.
      Brace please

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        4.33%

    3. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A brace from Kane would be lovely

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Grr, KDB pointless as a FPL asset unless you captained him

    5. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      VC percentage available?

    6. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      If you didn’t cap Vardy you want him to be benched for a big fat 0 to boost your rank...! Interesting

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1 pointer even better, actually!

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Or a one pointer

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Vardy & KDB +100%?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yep

    2. KDB4PREZ
      1 month, 29 days ago

      So what do us non cappers want from them?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        2 points each

        1. KDB4PREZ
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thought so hehe gl this week buddy

  17. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Saved a FT after 10 gw's 😀

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I’ve burned 5 FTs

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bloody hell
        Well done

      2. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You taken any hits?

  18. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My ML rival has bought Aguero.

    Yikes

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not yikes this season mate

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not even a scooby doo style yoikes

  19. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Forgot about FPL! Lost a transfer!

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Must be a merry Christmas. Enjoying the holidays 🙂

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Congrats

      You officially have a life

    3. pjomara
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Wasn't even drinking. Have a 2 year old that requires closer man marking than Messi!

      1. pjomara
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Anyway wasn't too bad, have Salah captain. Was going to transfer Pulisic but hadn't decided who, possibly Martial

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You are the winner. We are sad

  20. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Only realised my rival benched Traore and Doherty ystrdy.. 1st and 2nd in his bench. Phew...

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Says more about you than them if that's a 'rival'

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yawn

  21. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    TC Kane

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Never seen anyone waste a tc on a dmf before

      1. KDB4PREZ
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hahhah

      2. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When he hauls I'll make sure to remind you of your comment next time I see you here 😀

        1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 29 days ago

          U realise hes never going to haul playing the way he is?

          1. El Lobito 10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Let's see mate. Best of luck to yourself

  22. Penang Sandman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Only 40 points different from 300k to 30k, I guess my season is not done yet.

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      This.

      76 points last GW took me from 600k to 290k. It’s still so tight. Things can change quickly.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hard to chase in FPL.

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Especially when most teams have 80% the same players.

        1. Penang Sandman
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          This is when patience rewards us, or so i hope.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It's fun though

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I prefer the chase... being in top 10k you 2nd guess yourself

  23. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Benched Abraham, this could be a mistake

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thats a weird move bro

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He'll probably end up coming on anyway tbh with the amount of rotation they'll be this weekend

    2. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Think he will be benched.

  24. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Solanke caps going to be the real winners today

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lol you must be his mum

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Still a better pick than kane

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hahaha

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What about rashford

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rashford probably captained Solanke, unlucky

  25. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Top 6 in my ML have all got different captains. Strange week. Let’s go Danny Ings!

  26. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anyone captain TAA?

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just happy to have him

  27. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    10K is 1152 pts.. Incredibly tight.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 29 days ago

      a -4 has cost me 6k places :/
      hits r bad

  28. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mane captain, I am slightly worried. Tried to change to Moura but it didn’t register. Hopefully I at least get a start out of Sadio.

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mane wont start

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I don’t need that sort of negativity.

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Mane will start! Better?

  29. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    anyone help me with GW19 top10k average please?

  30. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bus captains?
    Looks like pool again - extra day etc.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah I put it straight on Mane

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      (S)alah with Vardy vice. Might become Vardy cap if he's rested against West Ham

      Slim margins