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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, 2 days ago

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

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

      17.. back stronger

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

      16 🙁

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

      15, 6 played (1 ongoing)

      lol

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      13 points after 5 players plus Auba cap

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

      I feel better now

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

      16! Got 4 left so can hopefully crack 20.

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Time for mane to punish his sellers too!

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Lol

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

          Please do and let the people riot

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I want see those salah out comments.

          2. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I sold him.... for Fernandes. 🙂

        • doher.ty
            1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

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

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  None the less, thoughts on the team.

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

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

                He will be in the big 6 teams next season?

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Hopefully not 😀

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

                Haha

            3. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 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, 2 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, 2 days ago

                  TAA to Lamptey and we have a spending spree.

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

            4. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Sooooooooonnnnnny!

              That's all.

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

                Ty

            5. Warbling Wendy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

                This is too reasonable

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

                I wish schools were back on lockdown. Boring lecturers 🙁

              3. ivantys
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                  well said wendy

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

                Any other cool kids have Son & Ings

                😎

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Still less points than salah(c)

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

                  Just Ings

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

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

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

                  Nice 🙂

                5. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

                8. Planet Jo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

              5. Zilla
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                  What is the team before WC?

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

                    Ramsdale
                    Robbo TAA Bertrand (:roll:) Ayling Mitchell

                    Salah ASM Havertz Bowen Bissouma

                    Ings Martial Wilson

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

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

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

                    Yep, thanks

              7. Spab
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                    No he isn't, particularly after Semedo signing.

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

                  Probably B out of those options

              9. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 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, 2 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, 2 days ago

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

                  • nerd_is_the_werd
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 days ago

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

                  • Ghost Ship
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    That’s clutching at straws, sorry.

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

                    Youre burning transfers til GW5?

                4. Khalico
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                    The new Doherty? 5.5 I'd guess

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

                    5.5 I would imagine

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

                    5.5

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

                    liberates Traore, reduces appeal of Podence

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

                    5.5 hopefully

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

                    A differential & full of confidence

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

                    A looks good

                6. Totti
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  this week i did
                  son -> bruno

                  next week bruno -> son or leave bruno

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

                    just lmao

                    1. Totti
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      LoL

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

                    You have to complete the shithousery and do the reverse transfer

                7. Manumana
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Alli to Zaha

                  Yes or no

                  Thanks

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

                      Thanks

                8. FredrikH
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 2 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

                9. Werner Bremen
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                    Sharing the spot with Neto.

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

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

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

                    nah, feels good to WC from a strong position.

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

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

                  3. LSK
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 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.

                11. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  6 clean sheets in 8 games last GW

                  1 clean sheet from 6 games so far this GW

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

                  Lamptey>Trent

                13. antoinehude
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

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

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

                    B

                14. ace3.1415
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Podence nailed?

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

                      Wait & see too many new signings

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

                      Klich safer picks no? For similar price

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

                      Up in the air now

                  • DIMITRIS
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 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?

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

                      Foster is breathing down his neck for sure

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

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

                      1. Nightcrawler
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 days ago

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

                        He made 1

                  • KneejerkJoe
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

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

                  • Arsenal USA FC
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Adam/ASM -> Brewster/Zaha?

                    1. Arsenal USA FC
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Adams of Southampton*

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

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

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

                      I need examples of success stories please

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

                        Does it exist?

                    2. Manani
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 2 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, 2 days ago

                        You and me both lol, insanity