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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. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What do people think of this wildcard, with no TAA?

    Martinez*
    VVD* | James* | Saiss*
    Salah | KDB* | Son* | Pulisic* | Rodriguez*
    Ings | Bamford*

    Steer | Mitchell | Buur | Brewster*

    * = wildcard players

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yuck

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        why, what don't you like?

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

      Not bad...not sure on forwards though

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        0.4 itb.
        Can sit on this team to avoid price drops and then tinker accordingly.
        Ings is very safe for mine, good fixtures too and with our current defence we are going to have to score goals to get points.

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pulisic ready?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        could go Zaha and TAA over VVD and Pulisic?

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No he’s not. And he takes forever to recover from his injuries

    4. THEKID_88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I went without TAA and my front 3 is Werner Jimmy DCL

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        yeh the money is in the midfield.

    5. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Id rather have Rich+Mitro than Ings+Bamford

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ings is a lock selection for me.

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Guys son maximum bps?also kwp any chance of one bps?

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lol @ Kwp 1 no 😀

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      KWP no. Kane, Son and Ings will hoover them up.

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane/Son level on Bonus point count, but Son should get 3 after winning goal is added.

    4. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Far too many W-Ps in the Soton line-up.

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

      Yes, joint with Kane, and no imo

  3. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Top transfer in last week soon to be too transfer out.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Top*

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Podence could be good at 5.5m

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

      Semedo signing means Adama moves to RW.

      Podence vs Neto for LW, not ideal now.

      1. Puncheon Guly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        And Joao Silva

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

        Ok,
        Cheers for info

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He's in my WC team. The only "punt" in my XI

  5. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Serious ppl should just stick to their plan n stop knee jerking every ge

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      My plan was to get Pulisic this week.

      Plans need to be adapted with new information.

    2. fauxfatale
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You guys make plans?

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

    Guys, Auba will be sold by many but will he do Son?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      His fixtures are too awkward IMO. If he's ready to 'do a Son', he'd probably have already done it last night.

      1. Holding Matip
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        This doesn't make sense

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          ...OK.

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Instead of playing my WC, reckon if I delete my team and enter a new one for GW3, I’ll be better off points wise.....

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

      Let’s do it

  8. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Chances of Havertz & Werner do a Son & Kane?

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

      Slim

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        .... to none

  9. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Early rough - sold Son yesterday for a 0.1 loss 🙁
    Early smooth - sold him after the deadline so got his points 😀

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Would you like jam with your bread? 🙂

  10. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    If anyone is wondering the most goals scored in a Premier League weekend was 43 back in Feb 2011
    We're currently on 30 with 4.5 games to go ,an average of 5.4 per game !

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

      Salah hattrick?

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

      Insane

    3. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Man City demolition

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

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Shaw
    Salah Auba ASM Soucek
    Werner Martial Mitrovic
    (Steer, Bissouma Vinagre Ferguson)

    Need to go: ASM Vinagre
    Should go: McCarthy Shaw Martial Mitrovic

    Wanted to do Auba -> KDB but far too many fires

    Wildcard or ignore city for now and fix the problems ?

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 days ago

      How are Man Utd should gos? Weren’t y’all chomping at the bit to get them in before they played?

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

        Okay maybe not should gos but seems like far better options. DCL close to essential

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How’s she looking? 0.6 ITB. Should bank some rises

    Martinez Steer
    Saiss Taylor Lamptey KWP Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son JRod Bissouma
    Werner Jimenez Mitrovic

    May switch Son out and get Trent back.

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Needs DCL

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Does it though? Why?

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        One streaky hattrick does not make an essential

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Everton fixtures look very good though... as do Everton.

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

      JRod > Zaha, Mitro > DCL?

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

      Keep Son imo

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

      Too early to WC look at last week WCers, need another ASAP!

      Need a couple more weeks to confirm suspicions

    5. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Most non WC teams look like this, template in 1-2 gameweeks

      Not too exciting

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

    I have just enough ITB to do Auba, ASM -> KDB, Hamers. Should I Do it?

  14. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lamptey almost a goal

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Stop this, Lamptey. Enough!

  16. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Not one "veteran, former champion or pundit" that I've had a look at (over 10 teams so far) had Son in their team. Wow!

  17. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lamptey is 4 foot tall. That’s why Chelsea sold him

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Out-heighted by the corner flags

  18. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I've got to get Lamptey in my team.

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 2 days ago

      K

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Amongst my many disasters this season so far, at least I got ahead of that bandwagon.

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

    Both are shite but who would you dump first?
    ASM Adams

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      ASM...because Adams has WBA soon and might be worth holding for that

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

      ASM because hes both shite and a crock. Adams is just shite

  20. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Son 100k transfers in already. That 0.1 is coming back!

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

      Wow

    2. 11SPECIALONE11
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yup I just rage wild carded him in lol

  21. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    WC draft...I'm not decided on whether to pull the trigger yet but thoughts?

    Martinez/steer
    Digne, James, Saiss, lamptey, Ayling. Mitchell
    Kdb, Salah, son, Rodriguez, klich
    Dcl, Jimi, bamford

    Knees are jerking.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It’s good

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Home debut to forget for Lewis

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyone know why Fraser didn’t start?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      So he could be brought on for ASM, to kick us firmly in the plumbs.....

    2. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fitness I'd say

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Just the man to have Lamptey run at then!

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Played full game midweek, and not much before that for 6 months. But ASM's injury shows that he should have.

  24. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Kane & Zaha
    +
    B) Jiminez & Son

    1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A or B i mean pls? thx

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

        A,
        Bigger differential

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

      B

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thx

  25. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    -4

    Doherty ASM CheA ==> Mitchell Hamez Bamford

    Do it?

  26. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How's Doherty embedding in the Spurs squad - is he getting forward?

    Didn't get to see the game

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

      He's doing okay ish, but playing as a left back so I don't think we'll see any Wolves numbers..

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        The 'ish' says it all 🙂 Appreciated!

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

      Assisted Kane’s disallowed first goal. Other than that, nowt

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Appreciated - cheers!

  27. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Any cheap striker with penalties will be great value

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If the penalties continue, yes, but there was a season not too long ago where the high frequency dropped off after a few weeks.

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Referees being encouraged to use the monitors will change that. Last year VAR didn't work because they were scared of overruling the referee

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          The season I'm talking about was before VAR, I can't remember when it was though. The penalties dried up after defences got used to the new approach, and something similar could happen now.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Good observation that

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mitro

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Maybe the only cheap one, but Fulham need to get into the box first.

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So Lewis was a crap pick. Little faith in Toon with him and ASM is now gone

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

    Auba and Soucek out
    Sterling and Klich in

    Would give me a front line of:

    Sterling Salah Rodriguez Son Klich
    Werner Mitro

  30. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    My brother captaìned Son and owns Kane.
    My season is over, I will hear no end of it...

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      imo opinion you have 2 options - Disown or put yourself up for adoption

      No need to knee-jerk, but seek out a new family sharpish, this one is now past its sell-by 😉