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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. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So I'm not feeling lonely, any more sub 20 scores hands up! o/

    1. thehodge
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      17.. back stronger

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

      16 🙁

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

      15, 6 played (1 ongoing)

      lol

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      13 points after 5 players plus Auba cap

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        TAA, Robbo, Havertz and Werner playing each other later and Justin in the last game tonight.

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I feel better now

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

      16! Got 4 left so can hopefully crack 20.

  2. ivantys
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Time for mane to punish his sellers too!

    1. doher.ty
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lol

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

      Please do and let the people riot

      1. ivantys
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I want see those salah out comments.

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

      I sold him.... for Fernandes. 🙂

  3. doher.ty
    1 month, 10 days ago

    On a -4 playing catch up in my ML already.

    McC*
    Doherty*, Digne, Egan*, Holding*
    Rod, Salah, KDB
    Vardy, Werner, Mitro

    Should I rip up that defence on a WC or just hold tight.

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

      Its week 2. No need to rip anything up or feel like you need to catch up.

      1. doher.ty
        1 month, 10 days ago

        None the less, thoughts on the team.

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

      Why? McCarthy needs to go but few options at 4.5m. Doherty I don't think will be as productive as he was at Wolves. But no need to panic. None of these would be bad moves though:

      McCarthy > Leno
      Doherty > James or Marcal
      Holding > Justin or Lamptey

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    The commentators said Lamptey hit 35kph? Was that a joke?
    I think the world record is 36.7kph by Hussain Bolt in 100M

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

      He will be in the big 6 teams next season?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Hopefully not 😀

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

      Haha

  5. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I cant see many teams going for Man United players now ..

    How can you fit Man united + City players on top of that Son + Calvin

    Then comes Wolves players also.

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

      easy. I had martial. Also had Son, and hrod. And Salah.
      Auba->Kdb/sterling
      Hrod can be DCL. Still have Taa to sacrifice to...

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

        TAA to Lamptey and we have a spending spree.

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

      Shows how competitive PL these days creating so many choices. Need to get very good line up for 5-6 good fixtures and stick.

    3. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      United don’t have very easy fixtures in truth, that being said they did well against the so called ‘Big 6’ last season

  6. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sooooooooonnnnnny!

    That's all.

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

      Ty

  7. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I'm sensing a certain desperation from some on here who have missed out on hauls, or even transferred players out who have hauled. Guys - it's just a game, and you can only have so many players, you can't cover all the players who might score well. Next week United might even bounce back and spank Brighton 0-3, who really knows? - football is a massively unpredictable sport so struggling to pick out the right results is to be expected and is also kinda the point of this game, that's why it is so exciting and dramatic - it's why we love it! So just enjoy your Sunday afternoon and know that next week is another GW 😀

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This is too reasonable

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

      I wish schools were back on lockdown. Boring lecturers 🙁

    3. ivantys
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It's not gonna be easy, Brighton aren't easy meat this season. I'm glad Chelsea had already beaten them!

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      well said wendy

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

    Any other cool kids have Son & Ings

    😎

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Still less points than salah(c)

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

      Just Ings

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

      Just Son. But plent sold those two for a combined return of 4pts

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice 🙂

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Did Ings to Richa in a sideways move but kept Son.

    6. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Transferred Ings out for DCL so not too salty about it...

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

      Right here. Still may sell Ings for Jimenez as his fixtures are tick.

    8. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Me. And was close to transferring them both the other day but now keeping both.

  9. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Well this isn't an ideal start for me..

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

    Lads, thoughts on this WC

    Martinez 4.0

    Robbo Saiss James Lamptey Mitchell

    Salah KDB/Raz Son Zaha Bissouma

    Jimmy DCL Mitro

    0.4 itb

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What is the team before WC?

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

        Ramsdale
        Robbo TAA Bertrand (:roll:) Ayling Mitchell

        Salah ASM Havertz Bowen Bissouma

        Ings Martial Wilson

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

      Very good. No Werner but you can’t have them all.

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

        Yep, thanks

  11. Spab
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Trouble with this season so far is that there are about 28 players i'd want if I wildcarded now.

  12. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What do we think?

    A) Wildcard
    B) Auba/ASM > Sterling/Podence (-4)
    C) -8

    McCarthy* Steer
    TAA Dier* Saiss Mitchell Ferguson*
    Salah Auba* Rodriguez ASM* Bissouma
    Werner Martial Adams*

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      is Podence going to be nailed?
      Wolves are spending 40mln on a barcelona right back.
      Traore will go into the front 3

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

        No he isn't, particularly after Semedo signing.

    2. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Probably B out of those options

  13. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Keep in McCarthy. I rmb last year saints needed the wake up call and then went on a good streak. This could be the same

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

      Wake up call brought in a new keeper. Won’t be at all surprised to see Forster soon, McCarthy is woeful.

    2. doher.ty
      1 month, 10 days ago

      GK don’t need to be in and out. Just stick and hope they recover.

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

      He isn't the greatest keeper, but tbf could do very little 1v1 against Son.

    4. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That’s clutching at straws, sorry.

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

    There is nothing wrong with an early WC.

    Yes you’ve no get out of jail free card to fall back on anymore but trust yourself and plan ahead while keeping your team flexible.

    Have patience in your new picks! Plan not to use an FT until after the IB in GW5.

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

      The last point. If you WC now the idea is to save a FT next GW and go into the IB with 2FTs and a "mini WC" if anything goes awry or if a juicy transfer happens.

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

        You know what the knees are like around here 😆

        Adams goal next week and people will be tempted.

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

      Youre burning transfers til GW5?

  15. Khalico
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Nelson Semedo to Wolves... how much would he be in FPL?

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

      The new Doherty? 5.5 I'd guess

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

      5.5 I would imagine

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      5.5

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      liberates Traore, reduces appeal of Podence

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

      5.5 hopefully

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

    ASM to any of these worth a -4?

    A) Zaha (EVE)
    B) Van de beek (bha)
    C) Pereira (CHE)

    D) Play Bissouma instead to avoid -4

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

      A differential & full of confidence

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A looks good

  17. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    this week i did
    son -> bruno

    next week bruno -> son or leave bruno

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      just lmao

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        LoL

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

      You have to complete the shithousery and do the reverse transfer

  18. Manumana
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Alli to Zaha

    Yes or no

    Thanks

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yea but I think Townsend is a decent option also, not much between them imo and 1mil cheaper. Altho looks like Zaha has pens now so that probably swings it

      1. Manumana
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  19. FredrikH
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A. Auba Wilson -> KDB DCL (-4)

    Would give me
    *Johnstone (Button)
    TAA *Doherty *Egan (*KWP *Egan)
    Salah KDB Son *Soucek (Bissouma)
    Mitrovic *Martial DCL

    B. Alternatively a knee jerk WC replacing all the *s

  20. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Podence not nailed anymore, now that Semedo is coming in?

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

      Sharing the spot with Neto.

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

      Semedo looks like a Doherty replacement, which could push Traore forward into Podence's position, so Podence is at risk.

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

    How many spunked their WC last week need to buy another 🙂

    Going to be the same next week, tape them knees together 🙂

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

      nah, feels good to WC from a strong position.

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

      To be fair, losing Kane is my only real regret.

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

      Same any week. You wildcard gameweek 10 and you’ll want another gameweek 12. As good a time as any to play it.

  22. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    6 clean sheets in 8 games last GW

    1 clean sheet from 6 games so far this GW

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

    Lamptey>Trent

  24. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A) Lamptey / Son / Bamford
    B) Saiss / Harrison / Jimenez

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

      B

  25. ace3.1415
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Podence nailed?

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

      Wait & see too many new signings

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Klich safer picks no? For similar price

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

      Up in the air now

  26. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Oh well, as a proud owner of Auba, Nketiah, McCarthy, Che Adams and ASM, the only reasonable thing to do is to do Wildcard. Am I right?

  27. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any chance McCarthy gets dropped next gw?

    Looked so poor and im really worried as he's my only playing gk

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Foster is breathing down his neck for sure

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

      He wasn't at fault - the high line was.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ud expect the keeper to make some saves when u lose by 5 goals

        He made 1

  28. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    United need to buy Lamptey before the weekend in order not to lose the game

  29. Arsenal USA FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Adam/ASM -> Brewster/Zaha?

    1. Arsenal USA FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Adams of Southampton*

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

    Need pundits articles on ‘How to bounce back from 2M+ OR’ 😉

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I need examples of success stories please

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

        Does it exist?

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'm 3M+ after yesterday's update, after today, probably will be closer to 4m lol

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You and me both lol, insanity