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

    Another long season ahead, newcastle look terrible

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tells lots about WH 🙂

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        tbf that WHM game could have gone either way

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Westcastle united. It will be long season for half of the league. Look ar soton today also.

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah, too many relegation candidates - so far...Fulham leads the bunch

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Agreed. Most of the teams are crap tbh. PL may have best players in the world but some of the teams are just awful amd dont hAve chance in europe against serious temas.

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

      Thought they looked world beaters last week

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

      They did against Norwich Gw2 last season too. They will stay up as usual.

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bottomed.

    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?

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I expect a big reaction from ManU the next day. ManU asset a good shout

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thats ok shout. But glad I didnt jump on them straight away. But then who out and for which utd asset?

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Absolutely everyone on here told me not to touch Brighton defence/goalie this season, now people are saying they are ones to watch!!!!

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Everyone sold Son, I didn’t lol

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

      shame people don't have a crystal ball hey

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      So did you start with one, or not?

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

      Everyone is guessing

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

      Next week they'll tell you to sell, the absolute state of premier League teams right now, no consistency at all

  4. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So what should i do with Rudiger?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      what are your choices ?

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wish for a start vs WestBrom with Soyuncu against ManCity as first sub or sell him.

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

    Salah dribbles past Alonso and goes straight through Kepa's hands. 1-0 Pool.

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

      And 4 more times please

  6. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Chelsea could get two today

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

    Liverpool have an awful bench

  8. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Reece James double hat trick needed to save my season

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This !

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

    Werner needs to destroy Fabinho

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Right, cmon Salah Werner Trent. Idc if everyone has them I’d just like some goals that are actually in my team

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

      this

  11. Dthinger
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Neither Matip nor Gomez make the squad?

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

      Knock knock

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who’s there?

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

    Ryan CS & BAP have just be confirmed as locked in by FPL on Twitter.

  13. clarkey_2000
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    a) DCL + Reece James
    b) Wilson + Van Dijk
    c) Mitrovic + Robertson
    d) Mitrovic + TAA with -4 points freeing up funds elsewhere

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

    Manu target Alex Telles scores 2 penos today and had an assist

  15. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone beat taking Zaha and Son out?

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

      That's rough

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

      read earlier someone took Kane & Son out for Bruno & Martial?

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ok I feel better now thanks. At least I got some Rodriguez points. I have no idea while I make the decisions I do sometimes hahahaha

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

    Joelinton to the rescue

  17. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Reece James starts ahead of Azpi in a back 4 in a big match...

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

      All aboard!

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      James is the better player

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

      More to that point, Alonso starts ahead of Azpi. Salah will love that.

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

        reckon it could be that Azpi isn't fully fit?

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        yes thats the decision i cant quite understand.

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

      Because hes not fit or he would be starting ahead of Alonso at the very least...

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

    Two spurs unfortunately the wrong ones - Alli + Davies

    Two s:hmton - Bertrand+jwp

    WC or - 8 to get rid this wk?.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I activated it last night

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

      im verging on WC... taking all i have not to

      may just do a -4 or -8 this week & hope for the best

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      -8, might need WC

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Captain pick is so important.

    Auba (C) vs. Son (VC)

    20 points the difference!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba 5 C 10

      Son 25 C 50

      Need a new calculator 😉

      1. Kvothe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Auba C + Son = 35
        Auba + Son C = 55

        Need a new brain

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

    Salah non owners' season already over

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

      Not if they have Son and DCL...

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

        this

    2. ivantys
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No salah here but have son, kane, zaha and vardy

  21. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who is Thiago replacing?

    WiJi?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      thats the plan.

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Should be keita

  22. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Havertz OOP?

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

    Salah vs Alonso in a back 4, this is going to be terrible

  24. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    GK 4.5/4
    DEF Saiss, Lamptey, Taylor, Justin, Mitchell.
    MID Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno, JRod
    FWD DCL, Mitrovic, Bamford

    Wildcard.

    Worth doing Bamford to Brewster and maybe Mitchell to James(Chelsea)?

  25. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    They’ve got Kepa and we don’t have a CB. Goalfest?

  26. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hope Havertz shows something today so I can bring him in for next week

  27. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Yves!

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    If u own salah but didnt captain him what do u want him to score?

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      7 goals

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

      1 billion points

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

        Thats too much because then you could never catch up with cappers

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

    Reece James looks so tempting..

  30. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Wilson still on the pitch ?

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

      Yes and no