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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
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This is going to be the most insane season ever

    Far better than last year's "Liverpool + 8" borefest

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      It wasn't though. TAA was the only one who lasted all season in teams

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Pedantry

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Not at all. Anyone with a half decent memory would remember this. It was nowhere near Liverpool + 8. It was TAA + KDB + 9.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 16 days ago

            In part I agree, but the pedantry comes in not understanding humor.

  2. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Bottomed

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

  3. ivantys
      2 months, 16 days ago

      omg what a miss

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      OOO Wilson 🙁

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Dropped a million places so far today! At least ASM and Lamptey have gone off early this game and hoping for a Wilson blank. FPL tough start this year

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        But did you do Son to Rash?

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Cursed gameweek

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wilson big big miss.

    • Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wilson you absolute donkey

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Offside anyway

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Almiron should be booked for that

      • Kuzser
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        It started so well yesterday, but today is horrible so far.
        Does this team need a WC?

        McCarthy (Button)
        TAA Egan Justin (Douglas Taylor)
        Auba Salah Bruno ASM Souchek
        Werner DCL (Brewster)

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Of course not. 🙂

      • The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wilson misses sitter

      • acesingh
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wouldn’t be surprised by a 200+ score this GW

        Some smart guy would’ve gone son(Tc), jrod, zaha, Kane, DCL

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          As before. Still missing 80pts. Not gonna happen.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        What a surprise I own Wilson, this is just ridiculous

      • zizoo10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        nice wilson miss things u love to see

      • EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        ASM to Podence / Foden worth a hit?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          depends if he's hurt

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Keep that White CS please, I'll take what I can get

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Feel hard done by with Guaita, Lamptey and Digne. All deserved more then they got 🙁

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tell Wilson FPL says you can score now. Tariq's done.

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wilson > Bamford?

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Vardy and Werner hatties please

        1. Utopsis
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Just Vardy pls 🙂

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Another Salah Hatty would be just right

          • Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I've just got Kev and Jimi to come. 4-3 tomorrow, please.

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              4 kdb goals would be nice

        2. Denver Omelette
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Best choice for 4th midfield spot right now?

          A. Pondence
          B. Townsend
          C. Klich
          D. Pereira(WBA)
          E. Other

          1. Jeremy Corbyn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I’d go Klich

          2. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            A but honestly B might be a shout after the next 2

          3. CobraKai
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            c

          4. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            probably soucek still - just cant beat that value

            would have been podence but his newly found place is under threat given the new incoming RWB will push traore further up. Klich, Doucoure strike me as perfectly good options.

            if you can stretch to 6.5 and dont mind a bit of pep roulette then foden.

        3. Reeker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Looks like my boring choice of Webster over Lamptey at the start of the season worked. Was kicking myself for not choosing Lamptey but got luck there even though I don't deserve it

        4. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Lamptey injured?

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            knock

        5. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Wildcard team of choice as of 15:26 Sunday 20th Sep

          4.5 4
          Digne Saiss James (Lamptey, 4)
          Salah Sterling/KdB Son Soucek (4.5)
          Werner Jimmy DCL

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            File down James and get a 5.5 midf

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              This

          2. Jeremy Corbyn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Werner still to prove his point

          3. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            in answer to both of you chelsea's fixtures couldnt be any more perfect

          4. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I'd personally scrap Werner add Rodriguez to the midfield and stick bamford up front if you really want to nail it 😀

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              thats the knee jerk wildcard team of choice.

              shortsighted.

        6. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Hows Bissouma looking? 😛

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            You called a brace, he scored 4. You're wrong

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              2 braces 😉

        7. ivantys
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Pulisic and Ziyech both back next week?

          • jimmy6363
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Hows this for a WC team?

            Martinez // Steer
            TAA, Saiss, Justin // Mitchell, Ferguson
            Salah, KDB, Son, Zaha // Podence
            Bamford, DCL, Jimenez

            Would like to get J. Rodriguez in, but struggling!

            1. Jeremy Corbyn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Why a playing front 8?

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Podence too good for the bench. downgrade him and upgrade mitchell

          • Lemongrab
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Anyone doing worse than 15pts with 3 to play? Fair to say it's not been a good weekend!

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Im only a little better. 26 with 4 to play. Salah cap and kdb hopefully save me.

              1. Lemongrab
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Salah could save you I've got him but captain is gone (Auba). And I took out Ings for a hit! Disaster

            2. ididnt
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              17 points with Salah and Werner to play. Took out Kane for martial. Absolute disaster

          • iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Ramsdale (Steer)
            TAA Justin KWP Mitchell (Taylor)
            Salah Auba Son (Bissouma/Romeu)
            Vardy Werner (Davis)

            2ft, 0.0 itb

            Waiting for gw to finish of course but plan is Auba for Kdb/Raz. Currently leaning on Raz. What do you guys think?

            Also planning to keep Sonny now...any ideas for second transfer or just Auba to city boys?

            Waiting to