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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
    1 month, 2 days ago

    We all know there's no way Matty Ryan keeps a CS. Brighton always concede one.

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

    Chelsea v #LFC team:

    Alisson, Trent Fabinho Van Dijk Robertson, Henderson Wijnaldum Keita, Salah Firmino Mane

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

      Thiago bandwagon derailed.

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

        didnt realise it was a wagon.

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

          Thiago wheelbarrow derailed

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Gomez dropped?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Injured

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fabinho at CB? Werner run riot

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes

  3. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Auba + ASM to Sterling + Townsend for free?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Townsend? It's gone that far has it?

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

        wouldnt do it for free.
        if it were for a hit then thats something i could get behind.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So why was Lamptey taken off?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      knock

    2. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      This

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Potter is such a fraud lmao

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    All good so far on WC, only regrets are going Wilson and Soucek over Mitro and Klich/Podence plus Dallas over some better 4.5 defender options

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So many choices...we haven't even seen what sort of Man City we are going to get yet

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

    It's actually concerning me how unlucky I am

  9. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
    Chelsea team to play Liverpool: Kepa, James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Werner
    Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Abraham, Tomori, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta

    LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
    Liverpool team to play Chelsea: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
    Subs: Adrian, Thiago, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      wow

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

      Salah vs Alonso, oh dear

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        this

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Chelsea getting mauled here

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      RLC's performance didn't go down too well 😆

    5. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fabinho at centre half.

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Havertz on the wing again lol

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

        He was never getting a central position against Pool after looking so low confidence last game. Against WBA, sure.

    7. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      James could be a good call

    8. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Havertz RW! Why!!!

    9. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Weak bench for reds

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Won’t be next week on 😀

    10. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      That Chelsea team looks actually quite bad. Salah hatty coming

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

      James essential.

  10. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Fabinho CB

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Puli being on the bench would solve all my problems

  12. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Alonso VS Salah about to kill my season 2 weeks in.......

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

    I like chelsea defence. Only 4 at the back. Come on Salah!

  14. PBUnited
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Worst gameweek in a long long time (so far!!)

    Wildcard or stop being a kneejerk??

    Mcarthy, 4.0
    Taa justin digne
    Auba, Salah, ASM, Alli (already changed for James), Greenwood
    Werner, Adams,

    4.0, Mitchell, Taylor, 4.5

    0 FT

    1. Mike2795647
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep, Nothing thing wrong with that team

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Team looks nice for next week

    3. PBUnited
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yep you're right guys! We go again next week!! Hopefully some goals in the next eases the pain :p

  15. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Gonna try again lol

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

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      C Guita Saiss and Robbo

  16. Jealous Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Chelsea XI: Kepa, James, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Werner

    Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

    #CHELIV

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Anyone in my team here please save my gameweek.

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

      Chelsea shutting shop. No 7-goal fest, this one.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      first 0-0 (and first draw) of the campaign

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Reece James!!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kepa!

  18. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    trossard hits the post

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

    Gomez and Matip minor injuries.

  20. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Alonso starts, where are Salah (C) ?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Frightened

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

      o/

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Chelsea are going to be destroyed

    Hopefully Werner profits

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Should have captained Salah..

  23. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Brighton look a well drilled outfit... Ones to watch this season

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ben White has made a huge difference

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Goals, goals, goals!

  25. Locarno
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    LOCARNO 6 days, 20 hours ago
    Son is gonna burn a lot of people next weekend.

    Swapped him out for Fernandes. Go me.

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He did burn.

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

    Joelinton the gamechanger 😆

  27. ivantys
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Didn't expect kova, jorginho and kante to all start

  28. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Two spurs unfortunately the wrong ones - Alli + Davies

    Two s:hmton - Bertrand+jwp

    WC or - 8 to get rid this wk?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      -8 might need WC in a week or two at this rate?

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

    "Ville Ronka sold Son for Rashford and benched Mitrovic. If you are suffering remember even the best make mistakes"

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      TM is spewing too 😉

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

      I did the Son for Rashford move :/
      Luckily played Mitro and have DCL

  30. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Jorginho & Kante in a double pivot 🙁