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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. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Refs have lost it. Bunch of useless turds

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This is not what I meant St. Max!

  3. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    So Ings to Martial wasnt the best idea 😀
    Oh well... at least I sold Alli( not Son) and bought JamesR...

    1. Stejson
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same move. Same feeling of regret

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A lot of people did Son --> Bruno

      Now its Bruno --> Son I guess 😛

  4. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Will there even be any clean sheets this week?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No

  5. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I've got 2 FT's. I've got the exact money to bring in -

    KDB & James Rod
    for
    Auba and Traore

    Would you risk it?

    1. Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      yes

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thought he won the ball

  7. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    After a disaster GW, please say my WC team will redeem me

    Martínez Steer
    Robertson Saiss Lamptey Targett Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Jimmy Wood

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      no everton

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Bingo. I could do Robbo > VVD and Wood > DCL but I’m not sure I want to

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No Kane with Spurs fixtures?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Prefer son given the alternatives up top

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think I would rather have Rashford and Rodriguez than Salah and Soucek.

    4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No Everton, and no Zaha

    5. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I like it mate, but think with aguero out, people are forgetting Jesus.

      I think he’ll grab golden boot this year.

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Oh Newcastle you tossers ffs

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Should I WC this team?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo Mitchell Ferguson Johnson
    Salah Auba Havertz Barnes Podence
    DCL Adams Davis

  10. Kebab pig
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can you all stop crying and grow a pair. I feel like this website is full of kids

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Whaaaaa!

    2. Slam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      first time?

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      stick to downing your kebabs mate

    4. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Coming from the "kebab pig"

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Your'e new here for gravs check FAQ on the site.
      Have you engaged with Demba Ba yet? 😀

  11. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mitchell over ASM next week

  12. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    ASM wins a penalty!

  13. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Took ball didn't he?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      After he took the player

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Maybe right

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    ASM you're a clown

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Went to make a cup of tea and there has already been a goal! What the...

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fantasy Penalty League

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Rubbish decision that

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Never a pen. Every pen this weeknd has been a nonsense

  17. Jolly Good
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Guy in my ML did Kane + son -> Bruno + Martial for a hit ... ouch

  18. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lewis CS gone. :0(

  19. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Someone in my league has DCL, Kane and Son

  20. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Werner to Maupay for a hit?

  21. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    For everyone knee jerking - Spurs looked very poor for long periods of that game. If Southampton hadn't committed Hari-Kari with their ludicrously high defensive line it would be very different.

    I think they'll go back to struggling in the next game

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Are you watching how Newcastle are defending here?

      1. Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        just turned the match on !!

  22. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    The only way selling Son doesn’t hurt as much is if Werner (the other option to remove) scores 6 this match

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Maupay goal disallowed

  24. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Oh, Lamptey assist.

  25. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Newcastle's defence is total joke, kane or son cap next week.

  26. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Offsidw

  27. jimmy6363
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Son/Bamford OR J. Rogriguez/C. Wilson??

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Son

    2. AC Me Rollin’
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Son/Bamford

  28. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Crazy, drop from 260k >385k this gameweek and I got DCL and Ings lol

  29. AC Me Rollin’
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm on a WC and can't decide between:

    A) Pope + Saïss + Rodríguez

    or

    B) Guaita + Lascelles + Fernandes

    Thoughts please?

  30. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Son on for 3 BAPS now?