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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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Refs have lost it. Bunch of useless turds

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    This is not what I meant St. Max!

  3. HD7
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Same move. Same feeling of regret

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      A lot of people did Son --> Bruno

      Now its Bruno --> Son I guess 😛

  4. ivantys
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Will there even be any clean sheets this week?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        No

    • 1justlookin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 2 hours 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. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        yes

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Thought he won the ball

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours 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
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        no everton

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        No Kane with Spurs fixtures?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Prefer son given the alternatives up top

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        No Everton, and no Zaha

      5. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

        I think he’ll grab golden boot this year.

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Oh Newcastle you tossers ffs

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Should I WC this team?

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

    • Kebab pig
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Whaaaaa!

        2. Slam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          first time?

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          stick to downing your kebabs mate

        4. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Coming from the "kebab pig"

        5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Mitchell over ASM next week

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        ASM wins a penalty!

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Took ball didn't he?

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          After he took the player

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Maybe right

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        ASM you're a clown

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

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

          Fantasy Penalty League

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Rubbish decision that

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      • acesingh
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Lewis CS gone. :0(

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Someone in my league has DCL, Kane and Son

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Werner to Maupay for a hit?

      • Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours 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 ⭐
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Are you watching how Newcastle are defending here?

          1. Kitman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            just turned the match on !!

      • ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

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

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Maupay goal disallowed

      • Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Oh, Lamptey assist.

      • ivantys
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Offsidw

        • jimmy6363
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

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

            Son

          2. AC Me Rollin’
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Son/Bamford

        • drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • AC Me Rollin’
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

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

          A) Pope + Saïss + Rodríguez

          or

          B) Guaita + Lascelles + Fernandes

          Thoughts please?

        • BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Son on for 3 BAPS now?