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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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  1. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

        Yuck

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          why, what don't you like?

      • Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not bad...not sure on forwards though

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 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.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pulisic ready?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          could go Zaha and TAA over VVD and Pulisic?

        2. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

      • THEKID_88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          yeh the money is in the midfield.

      • Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Id rather have Rich+Mitro than Ings+Bamford

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ings is a lock selection for me.

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lol @ Kwp 1 no 😀

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

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

      3. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

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

      5. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes, joint with Kane, and no imo

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Top*

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Podence could be good at 5.5m

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

          And Joao Silva

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ok,
          Cheers for info

      2. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

    5. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

        My plan was to get Pulisic this week.

        Plans need to be adapted with new information.

      2. fauxfatale
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You guys make plans?

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

            This doesn't make sense

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              ...OK.

      4. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

          Let’s do it

      5. Azathoth
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Chances of Havertz & Werner do a Son & Kane?

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

          Slim

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            .... to none

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

          Would you like jam with your bread? 🙂

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

          Salah hattrick?

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

          Insane

        3. C_Manan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Man City demolition

      8. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 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, 10 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, 10 days ago

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

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

            Needs DCL

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Does it though? Why?

            2. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              One streaky hattrick does not make an essential

              1. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

            JRod > Zaha, Mitro > DCL?

          3. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Keep Son imo

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

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

            Not too exciting

        3. AppleDunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

        4. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Lamptey almost a goal

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Stop this, Lamptey. Enough!

        6. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 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!

        7. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 10 days ago

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

            1. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Out-heighted by the corner flags

          • Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I've got to get Lamptey in my team.

            1. doher.ty
                1 month, 10 days ago

                K

              • Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

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

              1. tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

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

            3. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

                Wow

              2. 11SPECIALONE11
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yup I just rage wild carded him in lol

            4. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

                It’s good

            5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Home debut to forget for Lewis

            6. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Anyone know why Fraser didn’t start?

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 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, 10 days ago

                Fitness I'd say

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Just the man to have Lamptey run at then!

              3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

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

            7. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              A) Kane & Zaha
              +
              B) Jiminez & Son

              1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                A or B i mean pls? thx

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  A,
                  Bigger differential

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

                B

                1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Thx

            8. Moose™
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              -4

              Doherty ASM CheA ==> Mitchell Hamez Bamford

              Do it?

            9. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 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, 10 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, 10 days ago

                  The 'ish' says it all 🙂 Appreciated!

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

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

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Appreciated - cheers!

            10. Reeker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Any cheap striker with penalties will be great value

              1. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 days ago

                      Good observation that

              2. puhd
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Mitro

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

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

            11. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

            12. puhd
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Auba and Soucek out
              Sterling and Klich in

              Would give me a front line of:

              Sterling Salah Rodriguez Son Klich
              Werner Mitro

            13. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 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, 10 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 😉