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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. ivantys
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wilson out for me. Never getting any more Newcastle players, complete trolls.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Said the same about Ings and Son last week 😉

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Was on 74 from 5, until the newcastle players happen

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

          Your team has high standards

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I thought they could actually attack this season...

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

                Seagulls make opponents look poor.

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Yup true like last week

          2. Andy'81
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Lol, 2 pointer from Carroll and saint Max at home against Brighton.

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              1 pointer no?

          3. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I think I'm just fine with this:

            -4 Auba, Davies, ASM -> KDB, Saiss, Podence

            McCarthy

            TAA Saiss Shaw

            Salah KDB Son Podence

            Werner DCL Adams

            Steer; Justin, Bissouma, Ferguson.

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Would love to do that but need -8 so i think gonna hold on to Davies 1 more game. If he's not playing then I'll swallow it and got Mitchell or Bissouma coming in

              but before hitting the button, maybe wait until Podence has played. It's not funny if you've brought him in and he's also injured

          4. antoinehude
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

          5. Arsenal USA FC
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            ASM/Adams -> Zaha/Brewster?

          6. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Any reason why ASM was subbed?

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

              Ankle injury

            2. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              injury

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

              Done his ankle giving the penalty away.

          7. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            So I'm stuck between going with KDB or Salah in place of Aub and then I'm imagining Aubameyang scoring against Liverpool and realising that it's Southampton at Home up next. Would it be madness to stick with him at least for the next 2... City's fixture isn't exactly an easy one and Liv ofc have Arsenal. More information = better, right?

            1. LSK
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Sheffield Utd at home after Liverpool, not Southampton, if that changes things for you.

          8. Spab
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            All of these hits and wildcards, and Man City haven't kicked a ball yet. As tempted as I am to WC, I'm going to hold for now. Did Doherty offer any threat for Spurs?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I don’t need to see Man City too know how good KDB is

            2. King Mo
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Would have had an assist for Kane's first disallowed goal.

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

              nope

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Millimeters away an assist for one of Kane’s disallowed goal.

            5. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Assist for potential 1st goal that was offside. Looked attacking and they've got good fixtures. I'm also thinking of getting rid though just because I want Lamptey and also have a super expensive defence of double pool.

              1. Spab
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I went big at the back and have Doherty, and triple Liverpool defence. It seems that if ever there was a year for big at the back, it isn't this one .

            6. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I'll say have faith on Doherty. He looks very attacking (GW1 almost got a goal and this GW2 an assist for a disallowed goal) and with Bale and Reguillon coming in, I think they'll be even better

          9. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I start to rethink the big-name defence strategy.

          10. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            How long until we see the team from the arse end of nowhere that was made this week with SonTC?

            1. Infected by ebolasie
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Son TC, DCL, Kane, Zaha, Ings. I can see it happening tbh

            2. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              My cash league, kane triple captain, son vice captain. Damn it

          11. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Want to try saving a WC, any of these worth a hit?

            A) ASM to Podence
            B) Davies to Saiss
            C) Ayling to Lamptey
            D) Mccarthy to another 4.5 or 5.0

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Highly probably that I'll do ASM to Podence for -4 cause spent the FT to ship Auba for KDB

              Davies for me is also an issue but hoping he's gonna play 1 more game but if not, then Mitchell or Bissouma will coming in

              Try to hold my WC for GW5

              1. Infected by ebolasie
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yep thats fair. Im probably doing similar

            2. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              All of them imo

          12. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

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

              No

            2. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yes

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Why is Bruno in that list?

            4. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              No. Priority: ASM, Vinagre, Davies, McCarthy, Bruno

            5. Jeremy Corbyn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              What’s wrong with Davies? No WC needed. Stay calm.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                They’ve signed reguilon

          13. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            I'm interested to see how far I can fall

          14. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Keep KWP or Lewis on WC if you had to pick

            1. Infected by ebolasie
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Lewis probably, what other 4.5s do you have?

          15. Red Red Robins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Who do you think will score more this year?
            Jimenez or Martial?
            Im thinking Jimenez and to save 0.5 as they have no Europe this year, but having no Martial leaves me with no Man Utd?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Jimmy because penalties

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Now thats a good point!!!

            2. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Agreed with Jimmy.

              Nailed, less likely to be subbed early, consistent, pens, no Europe and better immediate fixtures

              1. Red Red Robins
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks mate, was 70/30 Martial but now JImmy in. Thanks both

          16. Sterling Archer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Asm to klich looks tempting but 0.1 away, could do - 4 and do auba to kdb also

          17. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            What live overall rank is 107 points atm? That Site wont open for me

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              exactly 1M.

          18. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            If no improvement from Havertz, then does Havertz + Wilson > Rodriguez + DCL -4 sound sensible? No other Everton at the moment.

          19. thepancakeman123
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A) McCarthy + Arnold + Saiss
            B) Patricio + Robertson + Walker-Peters

          20. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Glad I took kane out for a hit.

            Really does serve me right.

          21. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Honest question. Is Dunk better then Maguire?

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

                Than* no

                1. Right In The Stanchion
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    *than

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Quite simply,. Yes

                3. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Dunk should play for England

                4. BenDavies
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  yes far better

                5. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I think he might be

                  Maguire was never really good imo, Kanté made him look good in Leicester

              2. Pedram
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Not watching, any signs of goals from Wilson?

              3. Azathoth
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Keep Ings or bring in DCL?

              4. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                How bad did ASM injury look?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Looked more like he was lazy and faked injury because he had to mark Lamptey

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Can you blame him though

                2. Sterling Archer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I think he actually faked it to get off the pitch!

              5. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Wilson not getting involved at all. Fail pick

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Apologies, he's in my team

              6. HARLEY
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                McCarthy
                TAA Doherty Egan Justin
                Auba Salah Son ASM
                Werner Adams
                (Nyland KWP Stephens Brewster)

                2 FT 1.0 itb

                Any suggestions for GW3?
                Planning to get rid of Auba and upgrade Adams too

              7. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Newcastle are a shambles!!

              8. Rassi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                McCarthy (Steer)
                TAA - Robbo - Lamptey - KWB - Mitchell
                Auba - Havertz - Barnes - JWP - Soucek
                Werner - Martial - DCL

                2 FT, 0 itb

                Not an optimal start with no Salah nor Son/Kane. What would you do? Definitely saving WC for later. Currently thinking Auba - JWP --> Sterling - Podence and maybe adding Barnes -> Hames for -4.

              9. Strchld
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Players I want to get out.

                ASM, Davies, McCarthy, Adams, Auba.

                Players I want in, 3x Wolves, 1-2x City, DCL. Is that good reason to press WC?

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

                  how many FTs you have?

                  1. Strchld
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Just one

              10. tokara
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Mcathy to who? On wc. Ryan or Martinez

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

                  guaita?