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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. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Proooooobably a red

  2. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Look at Burnleys next 3, Robbie Brady 5m say no more shhhh

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

      Yep 🙂

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hope I find the truth while I'm alive,
    Before I fkn die,
    Before I say goodbye,
    Before they tell me all the sht I did was a fkn lie

  4. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hi guys, would you wildcard this lot or just do some transfers?

    My team is:

    McCarthy Martin

    TAA, Ayling, Justin Mitchell Bernado

    Salah Son Aubameyang (c) Alli Bissouma

    Werner Mitrovic Adams

    (0.0 itb)

    2ft. What would you do?

    1. Aubameyang to Rodriguez and Adams to DCL for free
    2. Alli to Zaha and Aub to Sterling/De Bruyne and Adams to DCL for -4
    3. Wilcard
    4. Save
    5. Other

    thanks!!!

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      1

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Alli and Adams out. Auba can wait

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

    That should be RC actually

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    red incoming

  7. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Chuck Norris himself would envy that roundhouse kick by Bissouma 🙂

  8. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    BissoumRed

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Best 4.5

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    RED

  10. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bissouma red incoming. Hope son owners have him

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This has me laughing so hard

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        On bench

      3. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I don't 🙂

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Brighton FC, the only team with a clean sheet

    • Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      My gw goes from awful to the worst thing in history.. 😆

      1. Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You're not alone

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          How can there be this many goals and I dont own a single one, must be proper sh**e at this game lmao

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 16 days ago

              yup

            • Kabayan
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Saw your link. Yeah, mine is little bit better.

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Bissouma off the bench for Alli..

          1. Monklane
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            harsh

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Beginning to think I should have done Alli > Rodriguez and not taken a price drop

          2. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            wow.

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

        That's the best 4.5 mid gone... 😆

      3. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Where is a numbskull that told me to get Wilson and ASM over Mitro and M. Pereira?

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          But did you took advice from him?

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Of course not

        2. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          He laughed at me after Wilson's one tap-in

      4. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bissouma not going to even get me my 2 points. Can't even call that one

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        What is this, the refs are so consistently garbage. Any high foot is a red card now?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Any high foot? That was a sweet chin music ffs

        2. Supertrooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Scorpion kick with your studs to the face is apparently a rc, weird right?

      6. sambyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        McCarthy, Dier, ASM and Bissouma absolutely on fire for me today.

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thats a WC job

        2. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Nice

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            😆 there's some masochism/sadism at play here

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        "best" 4.5m mid

        1. Silent Friend
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          typical Bemba

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            All 4.5m mids are trash, people claiming one was better than the other were kidding themselves

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Benchfoddery

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          a kung fu kick changes nothing

        4. Supertrooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          He is, looking quite attacking.

      8. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        There goes my bench nail.

      9. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Has he been sent off?

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          yup

      10. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        My team is a joke at this point 😆

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          relatable

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Mine too

      11. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wilson hattie incoming now

      12. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not confident of holding on for this CS tbh

      13. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        My 4.5 midfielder gone lmao

        1. Joyce1998
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Got alzate instead

      14. ivantys
          2 months, 16 days ago

          How is injury time just 3 min

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          4 players in my squad played today and have got a grand total of 1 point

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            3 from 4 😎

        • DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Any GW2 WCers having regrets?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            No, 2 Hattis in my team

          2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Son, Ings, Peireira --> Bruno, Martial and whoever

          3. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Regretting I didn't WC my shower of @#*! team after GW1.

          4. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Only smallish ones thankfully:

            - Wilson & Soucek over Mitro & Klich/Podence
            - Dallas over Lamptey/KWP/Taylor

            + Keeping Kane and Son

        • Bielsa's Bucket
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Season is gonna be a mad one, hold onto your wildcards long has you can lmao

          1. PartyPooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Probably for 2 more hours. Is that long enough? 🙂

            1. Bielsa's Bucket
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              haha

        • NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Got Alli and my 5th mid is... Gordon. Phew!

        • George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Son or Hamez that’s what it comes down to. Can jose be trusted not to park the bus?

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 16 days ago

              He hasn't so far. Annoying as a Doherty owner.

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I'm getting rid of Doherty and using the cash to upgrade ASM.