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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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Lewis Assist please

  2. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

    • fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who should be priority for next weekend

      a) Westwood
      b) McNeil
      c) Gudmundsson

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Let's goo ASM!!!

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

        Well, he’s earned a penalty.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wrong end

    • Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on bringing in Son? Discuss..

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      What to do about McCarthy?

    • The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      justice for Son bonus

    • ivantys
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Now wilson goal plus Newcastle clean sheet would be ideal.

      • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Son + Salah Season Keeper now

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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. Father Christmas HoHoHo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Try waiting & watch the games then decide?

        4. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers fam!

      • KINGS
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Anyone else sold Son? Have to stay chill

        1. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

      • ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          You could now buy him back @ 0.1 cheaper !

      • Father Christmas HoHoHo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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!!

      • beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lol at sons price dropping this week

      • JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days 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

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          The ones that scored hat tricks or got multiple assists.

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So pleased I owned 3 players in that game!

        Adams, McCarthy and Doherty 😀

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Ouch, just Son here 🙂

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lamptey starting where he left off

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      • Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Could get Werner for Jimi yes. Good shout

      • TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      • French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      • ivantys
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Penalty so fast

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          ASM wins pen for Brighton.

          1. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            😛

        • Vazza
            2 months, 12 days 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
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ings didn't score gw1, Jimenez did.

              No price changes involved 😛

          • HeHeFC
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

          • TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Never a pen that.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              2 for 1 in Specsavers atm.

            2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

          • Bossworld
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

              1. Bossworld
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days 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.

          • Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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