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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. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is Mitchell due to get benched when PVA gets back?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes! Surely after international break!

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is this the time to WC?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Always has been

    2. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think I am, behind in ML, bad picks & want to make 4 transfers and need to transfer funds around.

    3. Vazza
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Depends on what state your team is in

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        It looks like it.

        The problem is, I don't think I know what to do yet. There's been a seismic shift back to the GW1 template after Son and Mitro hauls.

        So you have GW2 wildcard teams and GW3 wildcard teams, and they look so different.

        Who's to say that GW4 there will be another completely different WC team?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, I've got no idea who to bring in.

        2. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Can you afford to miss out on these players for another week though?

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No. GW 10 WC time

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No, still not enough info

      • Puncheon Guly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Definitely not.

        Wait til transfer window closes at least.

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        i think we have a good idea of who the value players are now

        Saiss, James, Lamptey
        Soucek, Pod, Rod, Puli (probably), Son
        DCL

        Cant see that changing in 2 weeks time.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          but can see a few more added to the list - eg. brewster, foden, mahrez/jesus

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          James maybe not secure if Chil/Azpi are first choice backs. Richarl has more sustainable underlyings. Jimi will truck on. Werner will fire once the midf is ready. We haven't seen Kev/Raz yet. Salah.

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            premiums pick themselves. the art is picking the supporting cast

      • Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Looks that way for me

    4. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      McCarthy (!)
      TAA Digne Saiss Tierney (!) Ayling (!)
      Auba(!) Havertz Alli(!) Bissouma Reed
      Werner Jimenez DCL

      FT used. Would you WC?
      Auba> Sterling for a hit is on cards. But now Alli Tierney Ayling Mcarthy look bad too.

      Thoughts??

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lallanas in pyjamas on

      1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Better get the stretcher ready

    6. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      ASM off injured or tactical?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Inhured

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        ASM injured himself tactically.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          LOL

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Injury

    7. One Nation under Marvin
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Fabinho is a good centre back by the way chaps, in case people can't remember.

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Just can’t believe the champions of England only have 3 centre backs in their squad. Didn’t they sell a kid in that position to Wolves this week to. Must be looking to bring in a centre back...

    8. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Goalfest incoming

    9. 11SPECIALONE11
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who takes pens for Everton?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Has been Siggy. Prob James now

        1. 11SPECIALONE11
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Any idea if James is any good at pens?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Awesome. Is it 13 in the last 16 or something?

            1. 11SPECIALONE11
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Great news! That seals my decision between him and DCL

              Or should I go DCL instead?

              Ryan
              Saiss, Lamptey, Justin
              Salah,KDB,Son,James,Zaha
              Werner, Jiminez

    10. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      thoughts on this midfield?

      VDB, Salah, KDB, Son, Podence

      Feedback welcomed.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Podence isn't nailed

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Great if you can fit in Salah, KDB/Sterling and Son but I can’t make it work even without any Pool defence. Gonna stick with Werner, Martial and DCL for a bit.

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          My front 3 are; Werner, DCL & Bamford

      3. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        At 14:45 Z looks as good as any...might change by 22:00 substantially;-)

    11. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson doing anything?

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Useless

      2. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Playing football

      3. ivantys
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No he needs to be gone i took him out already

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Trying. Keeper not been worried all game.

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Sigh

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Finally we have a clean sheet this GW, thought they were gone forever.

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          shhhh

      5. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Its basically Havertz on the right again.

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A clean sheet! Miraculous

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          You're gonna jinx it...

        2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I see what you're doing there 🙁

      7. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 15

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hanging by a thread.

        2. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you DCL

      8. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Trent, Salah, Werner and Havertz owner. Hoping for lot of goals

      9. Tommy J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Time to hang my boots up- got rid of Son,Kane and Ings in my wildcard, beggars belief- 57 points for those 3!...

        1. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          That's why you wait until more than one game has been played before wildcarding

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Not like last year's winner didn't WC GW2, no

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Nice anecdote. 99% of early wildcards are knee jerk

            2. MSTRKRFTSMN
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              The window was closed by GW2 last year as well. No way I’ll wildcard before 5 October

          2. Tommy J
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Don’t disagree and I wouldn’t normally but Spurs looked so hopeless last week...

        2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Amazing!

      10. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If Salah doesn't score against Kepa and Alonso he'll never break his away day hoodoo

      11. JimJoshBoy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is jorginho worth a punt? Nailed and on pens....

        1. JimJoshBoy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Deciding whether to get him or Podence...

      12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        OMG Connolly

      13. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        When I load the page, the scout icon with a cap at the top left of the page seems to jump down onto the page

        If this was on purpose from the design team, well done!

      14. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        NewC oh dear

      15. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thierry Connolly.

      16. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Connolly G

      17. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Who to replace Pulisic with???

      18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        newcastle are trash

      19. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Newcastle are awful but you can bet it'll be a 1 - 0 win to Spurs r something along those lines next week.

      20. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Connolly G

      21. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        new template midfield anyone?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Son, Zaha, JamesR + choice of five others

        2. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          How about

          Son Salah Kdb/Sterling Zaha/JRod Podence.

          It'll change next week.

      22. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Connolly is essential

      23. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I don’t want to knee jerk and WC, but looking at 6.4 to replace ASM and I’m not sure anyone is worth a hit. Klich/Costa?? Then the issue is Lewis/Reed plays next week is I want to rely on the bench instead.