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

    Yay Mau assist

  2. Klip Klopp
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    It took a cheeky 3 mins for me to lose my double bournemouth cleanie 😀

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

      It’s only going to get worse from here

    2. TERIYAKI 69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      hahahaha

    3. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Better to lose it now than 80th min

    4. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I sold Rico for Holgate for that reason, don't mind having one (Ramsdale) but the double-up seems a risk.

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    CS gone in 180 seconds

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

    Lucky Maupay owners

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

      Was it actually a lucky assist or lucky because you don't own him?

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

      Nothing lucky about the man legend that is Neal Maupay. His owners are smart folk.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Now now, you should know about luck

  5. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bournemouth going to get battered here.

  6. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Rico wtf you nugget

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

    Ramsdale CS yet?

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

    Maupay A already.

  9. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maupay(vc) assist. Nice to see a transfer pay off immediately 🙂

    1. Free Hat
      1 month, 28 days ago

      (c) here

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maupay essential!

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bournemouth double defence owners delighted, held for longer than expected.

  12. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why have I played 5atb when there's always goals in the festive break grrr

  13. TERIYAKI 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    The only positive is that Ramsdale loses cleanie too.

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

    ffs I've got Rico coming on for Vardy

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

    Knew I shouldn't have started Rico ..... At least I dumped Tammy for Maupay though

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      if you knew that why did you start him ?

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Because this is just another hindsight post

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

      same deal - at least a few will be rested, rico was always going to play for you

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maupay SoT

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

    Best deadline tranny of the season. Tammy to Maupay 😎

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Reassess after tammy haul.

      (As if that's going to happen)

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

        😀

  18. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Only took 3 mins for casuals to be rewarded this gw

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      only took 7 minutes for inane ‘casuals’ joke comment that is about 5 years old 😉

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

        Yup. Couldnt agree more.

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

    All Maupay assist everywher coz no one can spell the scorers name lol

    Btw iv Maupay (c)

    Someone called me a clown earlier.

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

      In his defence
      You did say you are probably the only clown though

  20. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Magnus Carlsen got in Maupay for Mousset

    Genius

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

      What a player

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 28 days ago

      MAGNUS KNOWS

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Magnus knows.

        Who Marc did get?

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

    Maupay owners are the kinda guys to get on Ings before he was popular. GOATs

  22. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maupay(c) going well so far

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      True to your name

  23. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Went DCL over maupay... Let's see how that turns out

  24. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ings to outscore Maupay
    Swap next GW

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

      And did I mention Rico assist before final whistle

  25. Throwback
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    All aboard the Maupay train

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

    Cup opponent has double Bournemouth defense in Rico and Ramsdale

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

      Not just cup opponent but ML rival used his WC and doubled up on Bournemouth defense

  27. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Rico concedes 🙁 Started him before Kelly and Lundstram. At this point of time it looks like a mistake .

    Others ?

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Him and kelly on ky bench, lund and targett starting

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

    In the cup I'm up against Chelsea fan who only joined a few weeks ago, has no Chelsea players but 3 Wolves inc Doherty, Traore and Jimenez. Great team for last week! But you never know ........

  29. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Howe has screwed up the tactics. Needs to switch to 4-3-3 now and stop Brighton having the extra man in midfield.

  30. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    does Ronke still know ? how is he doing this year ?