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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. ivantys
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Maupay another assist

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

        another? thats his first assist of the match?

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

      Maupay A

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

      Thaaaat's it. Son (C) incoming

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

        Cue Spurs 0 - NewC 1 (St. Max)

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Wouldn't be surprised

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane and Son both with 3 BAPs?

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

      Auba-ish goal
      Maupay A

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

      Maupay another who’s essential on the WC.

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

      Newcastle will bring out the 5-4-1 and Spurs ain't getting more than 2 against that

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

        just like southampton were going to beat a rubbish spurs

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

          it was because of their stupid high line

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

          I never said that, was confident Spurs would win comfortably. But they still haven't shown ability against defenses with the tactical naivety of a League 2 team.

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

          Newcastle will never in a million years play such a naive high line. Son (C) is still a decent shout though.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      31 goals from 6 games this weekend

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

        And I've got one assist from all of that!

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

      Wow, on 56 points ! Shame that's gw1+2 combined!!! Shocker.
      Would happily wildcard except can't guess who'll do well next

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

        I chuckled

        Dw about it, lots of time

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

          I'm glad 🙂
          Hmm don't think I've ever started so badly! Would you wc?
          Mccarthy button
          TAA James ayling Taylor mitchell
          Auba Mané Bruno soucek bissouma
          Werner Wilson adams

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

            Make a mock WC team and see if you like it much better

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

      A) Auba, Adams -> Sterling, DCL
      B) Auba, ASM -> Sterling, Zaha
      C) Auba, Adams -> Bruno, Jimi
      D) Auba, ASM -> Son, Rashford

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

        B

      2. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I'd keep Adams. Take ASM out.

        C) Makes sense, Jimi and Bruno are on pens

    • ivantys
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Even Maupay is getting 16 points crazy week!

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

        Bottomed by the goal

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

        Only 5m comapred to 5.5 Podence who may not be nailed

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        12 points hit I'm coming

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

          What moves??

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What to do with ASM and Wilson?

        Podence and DCL? Surely.

      • Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Another monster haul... Maupay this time

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

        ASM to Helder Costa/Klich worth a -4?

        1. Silent Friend
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          100%

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Probably I think

          1. The Sociologist
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Only question is which one is the pick - have you seen enough of Leeds to know for sure yet?

        3. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Podence surely

      • King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        By "wildcard template", what you really mean is "players who did well last week", right?

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

          Yes sir

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Week of strikers

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

          Bissouma’s was the best.

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

        bissouma with a kung fu kick

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

        Lewis could have been killed.

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

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

        Im liking this wildcard.

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

          How do you get TAA if gets firing?

        2. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Defence has funds unncessarily spread imo. Would be better off with a 4.0 instead of one of the 4.5s or James and a 5.0 keeper instead

        3. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Too much in mid imo

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If Havertz and Werner do great today I might keep my WC but it seems like a big if

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        and I thought a 17 pointer from DCL was something to get excited about...

      • fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Hmm, is this potential wildcard team ok?

        Martinez
        TAA, Lamptey, Ivanovic
        Son, Fernandes, Sterling, Salah, Jorginho
        Ings, Mitrovic

        Steer, Mitchell, Ferguson, Brewster

      • seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        strange gw this one.

        so many goals and yet I don't own any, except for Hames.

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

          I dont own ANY

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

          only mitro here otherwise same boat

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

        Think this might be my worst gameweek ever

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

        bissouma could be off

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

          this would put the icing on the cake for my week, coming on for Alli... u have to laugh

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

        Lewis ktfo

      • Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bissouma could have a good career in MMA with those kinds of moves.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Khamzat vs Bissouma

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

        Get Bissouma off them benches!!!