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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey will be sold for 80M to City

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ..for street lighting? Sounds expensive ..

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    When you want to buy Lamprey but you realise that you own Ryan Walton and Bissouma.......

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      🙂 Couldn't have planned it better myself

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Penalty takes are essential

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      *takers

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have 5 possibly 4 if Rodriguez doesn't take them. Is that good enough? Salah KDB Bruno Jimenez Hamez

  4. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Very hard not to kneejerk

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It's a real test at the moment

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree

  5. ivantys
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lascelles on -1...

  6. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    https://gyazo.com/e087772f4f4f10c04965b8269ec1b217

    "Took Son" is now trending on Twitter haha
    Everyone complaining they took Son out for Bruno

  7. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I have 2 FTs, and Don't know what to do. 0.5 itb

    Any suggestions?

    McCarthy
    Davies TAA AWB
    Salah Auba ASM* Son
    Werner Adams Mitrovic

    subs: Steer Mitchell Justin Bissouma

    Adams + ASM out?

    1. King Mo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Adams to a 4.5 and Zaha and play 352?

    2. ivantys
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba and ASM out for me

    3. Denver Omelette
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have the exact same team except i have taylor for awb. Im thinking adams, asm, davies out

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba & Adams to a MF of your choice (Son) + DCL. ASM the following week to Zaha - work? Bench is good enough to support ASM for 1 week

  8. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    McCarthy* Button
    TAA Davies* Coady Justin Ayling*
    Salah Auba* JRod ASM* Reed
    Werner Ings 4.5

    1 FT 1m ITB

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

      Lol, no.

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think if you have no DCL or Son you need to WC

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I wildcarded something similar last night and I own Son!
      Slighty regretting it - you do need another midfielder in there

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not at all looks ok for gw 3. Son in for Aubameyang maybe podence in for asm -4

  9. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey almost another fantasy assist

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey getting subbed

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lights out

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey issue?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dark is it?

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What would you do with this team?

    McCarthy
    Digne / Davies / KWP / Justin
    Salah / Auba / Fernandes / ASM
    Werner / Ings

    Steer // Bissouma / Mitchell / Brewster

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

      Auba > KDB/Sterling. ASM > Podence/one of the Leeds mids.

  13. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey off on 56 minutes!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Oof harsh on owners.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        it is...he deserved all the points too

  14. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Chances that Steer starts against SHU

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1%

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey bandwagon derailed

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      what happened?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        derailed seemingly ..

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        off on 56 mins

  16. ivantys
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey no clean sheet and second appearance point

  17. jimmy6363
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    J. Rodriguez or Zaha given the fixture run and 0.5m diff?

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wildcard cancelled.

    No Lamptey, no party.

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey bandwagon derailed. Awful pick

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lower ownership for when I get him in a few weeks 🙂

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

    Lamptey CS banked 🙂

    1. The Gambler.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nnnnnot

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ....

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

    Do we think Aubameyang's price will drop tonight?

  22. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Damn! All that brutality on Tariq and he doesn't make 60m 🙁

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

      Still my highest-scoring defender this week.

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Potter you gimp

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Doesn't play FPL

  24. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamprey robbed of a clean sheet

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey injured and subbed?

  26. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I’ve got 2ft, 1.0 ITB and willing to take a hit. Defo doing Aubameyang to KDB

    Who should I prioritise out of: Vinagre, Doherty, Pereira, Adams, and McCarthy?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Prioritise attackers - higher ceiling. Adams #1 imo

  27. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) McCarthy + Arnold + Saiss
    B) Patricio + Robertson + KWP

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rotten luck for current owners.

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

    Lamp injured

  30. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey train derailed in the space of 56 minutes

    1. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looked like a bit of an injury