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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I think we play Lamptey every week for now? He is certainly starting vs ManU for me

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

      Against Shaw... Oh yes!!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yeah he is a blessing 4.5M

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Especially against the mid table teams, a shoe in for next GW.

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

      He plays his heart out I just hope he doesn't get injured.. he's a joy to watch.

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bombing through Shaw, Slab and Lolhof? Yes please.

  2. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mitchell is my joint 2nd highest scorer on 5. And he's on the bench.

    What a shocker of a GW.

    1. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Snap, Aubameyang being the other. Just dots of 1, 2 and even a few 0 pointers. Shambles.

      Just got to write this gameweek off, although my team doesn’t look amazing for next week strangely now either.

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Just got in and seen the Spurs result. F**k.

    How much of that was to do with Saints' high line?

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

      All of it!!
      Stupid decision and didn't even change it. Could have easily been more.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      99.99%

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Everything. Villa-Boas would be proud.

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      All of it lol

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ALL the goals.

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      All of it

    7. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      a fair bit but also limited coverage in CM.
      expect 2 further signings before the close of the window.

    8. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ffs, I knew Mourinho loves teams that come and attack him, so why didn't I get Son... lesson learnt...

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    ASM added to list of must sell.....

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Must list currently has 15 players on it.....

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

        😆

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

        😛

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          ASM is the final nail....

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bruno Martial Wilson Digne

    To

    Son Kane Ings Lamptey

    Worht -12?

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lol you probably took a hit to get the players you’re selling in

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      -12 is WC territory imo

    3. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don’t double up on spurs just yet

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

      Treat yourself

    5. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would've been last week. Don't chase points, never works.

      Stay calm, those are good players. United will improve, and unless you had bruno and martial for GW1, I'm guessing you didnt bring them in for palace only

  6. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    is TAA to Van Dijk in a wildcard a good move?

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

      I'd have Robbo or TAA but VVD is not too baad either

  7. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Saint-Maximum and Werner to DCL and James Rodriguez for a -4?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Surely kidding right?
      Werner is probably the standout captain choice next week

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ala troll, just like Auba this week

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

      Werner will bag a hattie against WBA....

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How has Wilson looked?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Non existent. I’m not relying on a Newcastle striker anymore

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No service

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He had just looked here and there... Nothing much to report

  9. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Did Alcantra take freekicks/cornerw for Bayern last season? Want to know his impact on Trent/Robertson setpiece assist potential

  10. Black Belt Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Swapped out Kane for Martial this week... Thankfully kept Son.
    Too kneejerky to bring Kane back on a - 4?

    1. fauxfatale
      1 month, 6 days ago

      After Newcastle game I swap back

  11. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    ASM and Alli to Podence and Son looks a no brainer, could do Auba to Sterling for a -4 too

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      looks like good moves imo

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers buddy, hope you’ve had a good GW!

  12. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hows this mid field set up?

    VDB, Salah, KDB, Son, Podence

    Thoughts?

  13. PartyPooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Reasons to wildcard in my team:

    McCarthy
    Doherty
    Lewis
    ASM
    Adams
    Martial

    Pull the trigger??

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nothing a -8 wouldn't fix?

    2. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Probably not

  14. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Did I mention thanks for selling Ings and Son idiots????

    I appreciate the drops!

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      lol

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tonight I decide whether Bruno or Havertz go for Son.

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      We are in competition don't forget!

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'll get them back with interest this week

  15. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Have McCarthy, Davies, Vinagre, ASM, Bruno - would you WC?

  16. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wilson to Jimi done

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just like people had "done" Son to Rodriguez at this point in the Spurs game...

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bissouma is with another shot

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best 4.5 mid hands down

      Soucke will be 4.8 soon tho

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey cost 3.5m. Ridiculous.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No one mentioned this when I was drafting my dud team - 4.0m was the cheapest everyone said...

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Coleman cost £60k still the best value transfer i reckon.

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Still no draws this season

  20. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Might just do Auba to Son and see how MCI plays tomorrow and press WC if City players seems ready to rumble. DCL for a hit maybe. Ohh. I guess I will just WC. What about you if you have no Son or Everton and Wolves players?

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just WC., It feels so good watching the dross leave my team. Cannot afford to fall too far behind this early.

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Blown apart by Brighton 😆

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

      Priceless, eh?

  22. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Would u WC this lot (zero ft available)?

    Mcsrthy Steer
    TAA Justin Dallas Mitchell KWP
    Salah Aub ASM Rodriguez Bissouma
    Werner Mitro DCL

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No

  23. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Not yet Bissouma - wait until I bring you off my bench v United!

  24. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Tempted to WC and to cheap at the back, Saïss would be most expensive

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've done that - Saiss and 6x4.5 GK/def.

    2. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Treat yourself

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nah, I like Digne and James as season keepers. So explosive.

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No trent?

  25. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    wc activated.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I will follow

  26. nicecat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone knows if there's a website where you can track live points from your FPL Draft league?

  27. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Rodriguez
    B) Zaha (+0.5m)

    Have DCL

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A) for me, but mainly because I still can't fully trust Zaha given previous heartbreaks 😀

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Both look excellent

  28. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    podence or neto?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      podence

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      neither with the new signing coming in

  29. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey is only dispossessed by fouls

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’ve got to get him in somehow

  30. puhd
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Auba to Sterling and Soucek to Klich?

    Would give me a front line of:

    Sterling Salah Rodriguez Son Klich
    Werner Mitro