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Fraser and Ritchie among the subs as unchanged Newcastle take on Brighton

The second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Brighton and Hove Albion make the long trip north to face Newcastle United.

Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 14:00 BST.

From a Fantasy perspective, it’s probably fair to say that, in general, there is less riding on this game than in the other three fixtures today.

There is nevertheless still plenty of interest in the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m), Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.5m), all three of whom have double-digit ownerships in Fantasy Premier League.

That trio of players starts this afternoon, with there being only one change to the starting XIs from Gameweek 1 across the two teams combined.

Steve Bruce has unsurprisingly made no alterations to his line-up following the opening-day win over West Ham United.

That means that Ryan Fraser (£6.0m), Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) and Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) have to be content with a place among the substitutes.

Graham Potter’s only change sees Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) come in for Adam Lallana (£6.4m), with the latter having limped out of the defeat to Chelsea last Monday.

Lallana is fit enough for a place on the bench, however.

Ben White (£4.5m) has also recovered from injury and keeps his place in the back three.

There were no goals in either meeting between the two clubs last season.

Indeed, not one of the last six fixtures between Newcastle and Brighton has seen more than two goals scored.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Hendrick, Saint-Maximin, Carroll, Wilson.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, White, Dunk, Webster, Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

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2,235 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sourabh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lewis Assist please

  2. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Horrible start to a day, overall average already up 10 points 😮
    Tottenham so unpredictable

  3. fr3d
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who should be priority for next weekend

    a) Westwood
    b) McNeil
    c) Gudmundsson

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who else is joining me on the Son train???

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Let's goo ASM!!!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Well, he’s earned a penalty.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wrong end

  6. Offside Trapattoni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on bringing in Son? Discuss..

  7. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I won Son and am still currently getting a red arrow :/

    What to do about McCarthy?

  8. The Chosen One...
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    justice for Son bonus

  9. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Now wilson goal plus Newcastle clean sheet would be ideal.

  10. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son + Salah Season Keeper now

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Swapped Jesus in for Kane in my Draft team! :/

    Should I sell Werner, Martial or Jesus for Kane? In FPL Draft! Yes or No? If Yes, for whom?

    1. SantaJoe2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Werner, he’s got the most competition for points in his team

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That must be a small league to have caliber player available.
      That’s tough.

      The best striker available to me in a 9 team league is Jordan Ayew.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Try waiting & watch the games then decide?

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers fam!

  12. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone else sold Son? Have to stay chill

    1. Jolly Good
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Guy in my ML did Kane + son -> Bruno + Martial for a hit ... ouch

  13. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hours of research and pondering and mind changes and deliberation, and then I sold Son for Rashford.

    Could honestly cry.

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You could now buy him back @ 0.1 cheaper !

  14. SantaJoe2021
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On Friday I was about to sub out Son when I decided to be patient and see Gameweek 2. Phew. Now for the Saint Maximim hat trick!!

  15. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lol at sons price dropping this week

  16. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What should I do with this lot? 1FT and 1.0itb

    Mccarthy (Button)
    TAA Davies Justin Holding (Mitchell)
    Salah Rodriguez Auba (Soucek Bissouma)
    Mitro Werner Ings

  17. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which players have the best chance of double rise this week?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The ones that scored hat tricks or got multiple assists.

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So pleased I owned 3 players in that game!

    Adams, McCarthy and Doherty 😀

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ouch, just Son here 🙂

  19. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Lamptey starting where he left off

  20. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will Son get 3bps with winning goal points added ??

  21. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wildcard activated after getting rid of Son for Bruno. How's it look? 1.1m itb

    Guaita
    Digne Saiss Taylor
    Salah Sterling Son Rodriguez
    Jimi DCL Mitrovic

    4.0 Bassouma Mitchell Lewis

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      very similar to mine! Are you worried not having Werner vs the baggies?

      1. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Could get Werner for Jimi yes. Good shout

  22. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which one of you did Son>Bruno Ings>Martial -4. I know i saw it

  23. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I did son>Bruno this week - in 8 years I think it’s probably the worse transfer I ve done

  24. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Penalty so fast

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    ASM wins pen for Brighton.

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      😛

  26. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Trying to understand as to why I transferred Ings out for Jimenez for a hit on Friday?

    Does anyone remember whether Ings had a chance of going down in price on Friday? Maybe that triggered my decision.

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ings didn't score gw1, Jimenez did.

      No price changes involved 😛

  27. HeHeFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son, Mitro, Ings, DLC... get in!!!

  28. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Never a pen that.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2 for 1 in Specsavers atm.

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Never a pen? lol what (and I hate Brighton)

  29. dlrowssoB
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    And that Spurs score is why I've stopped actively playing!

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      lol why do you sign in here to comment then? Your just sulking

      1. dlrowssoB
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not fussed at all fella, finished top 5k last season, knew it'd never get better than that, so set a team in GW1 and I'm leaving it well alone. Just nice to not have the stress of a bunch of players from teams you don't even support, ruining your weekend.

  30. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When will be the first clean sheet from a 4.5 goalkeeper, we watch and wait!