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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. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bissouma has just tipped my team off the edge... that was the final straw

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ooooooo go change your knickers

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Even the bench fodder is failing! Another unnecessary, poor decision by a ref, if he checked VAR he’d see his foot was high but behind his head so can’t be deemed deliberate.

      1. ivantys
          2 months, 5 days ago

          It was dangerous play and he knew the player was behind

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

          It was deemed dangerous - which it was.

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He put his boot 6 ft off the ground. thats a clear red, intentional or not

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            So red card for all over head kicks?

      2. Whatever100
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        So on WC last week had a choice between 3 mid price strikers: Bamford, DCL and Wilson

        Guess which one I went for lol

        Also removed Kane for Martial.

        Oh well

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Took out Son myself but brought in DCL and J.Rod at least

          1. Whatever100
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I’m gonna help improve by mood by watching This Time with Alan Partridge. Great series.

      3. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        3 matches banned for violent conduct

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

          Price drop incoming

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          probably, they will appeal likely

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            they wont, could be 4 games if fails

          2. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ref did look at it on the screen...not likely to be overturned.

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        McCarthy, KWP, Davies, Pulisic oh dear

        1. Holding Matip
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Lampard literally said Pulisic was out?

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

            Was on a hit by that point

      5. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It’s okay Alzate was always the best 4.5m mid really I was only joking w you guys

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          What would you have said to me if I got ASM and Wilson in over Mitro and M Pereira?

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I’d have agreed and said it’s okay I took a hit to do Son + Kane to Bruno and martial

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It would be bad to laugh, even though you intentionally tried to sabotage my team

              Unlucky bro

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Win some lose some x I won big last week but been massively humbled this week. No more advice giving from me x

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  All love bro x

            2. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              ouch

      6. faux_C
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I hope all these huge hauls stop soon. Turns FPL into too much of a lottery.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          When was FPL not a lottery?

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            EXACTLY

        2. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes, hopefully it evens out and we can all have the same template team again with just 1 player different each. That is true skill and deffo not a lottery

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          It’s the defending. It is a joke standard in the premier league at the moment.

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 5 days ago

              And referees

        4. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Obviously not intentional from Bissouma

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Did a parasite take control of his brain and make him do it?

            Intentionally meant to hurt someone? No

            Intentionally tried a dangerous flick? Yes aka red

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Red card everyone that attempts a overhead kick then

              Softie

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Yeah because that was an overhead kick

                Deluded

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Overhead kicks are more dangerous

                  Soyboy

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Think studs are more dangerous but that's me

                    Sounds like you're the one triggered by a red card and the rules, who's the soyboy?

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

          Who to bring in on WC, I have no idea

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Penalty takers

          2. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Don’t bring Bissouma

        6. Infected by ebolasie
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Will Bissouma be suspended?

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Erm.. Yes?

        7. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          How come lamptey cane off today?

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            injured it looked like

          2. Ode
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Tactical sub, too short

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

          Bissouma getting the same punishment for that as someone who headbutts or punches an opponent. Anyone can see that's not right.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Intentional or not, if someone kicks you in the face you want them sent off

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            That's a different argument

          3. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Well, it was roundhouse kick though...Chuck Norris would be jealous

        9. Andy'81
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Christ, a 3-0 battering at home to Brighton, it's going to be a long old race for 17th in the prem if we keep playing like this.

        10. Stoic
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Got Vinagre and Davis of Villa ahead of Bissouma...
          1 point or 0?

        11. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          A) son and Bamford
          B) klich and martial?

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

          Anyone worse than 20 from 7 🙁

          1. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            38 from six

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

              Shameful brag 😛

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            17 from 8 with 13 points on the bench xxx

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              17 also! 🙂

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                from 8 as well

          3. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            19 from 6, painful

          4. Hect.OR 98th
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            21 from 8

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

            Thank you for all the comfort. Good to know my FFS support 🙂

          6. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Of course. 18 from 8 here.

        13. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          At least it's not negative points for Bissouma

          1. BenDavies
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            silver lining lol

        14. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          if he kung fu kicked another player, more than a 3 match ban?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Looked closer to ballet than martial arts to me.

        15. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          The way things going these last 2 weeks Utd will duff Brighton, Newcastle will duff Spurs and Arsenal duff Liverpool.

          1. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Its early season, things like this are normal tbh.

        16. Rligudfootiemanager
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Can only see a wildcard for Gameweek 3... got Doherty Adams McCarthy sou mid vinegre and Justin.

          1. Rligudfootiemanager
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            And auba

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I'm seriously thinking about it too. Doherty, Tierney and ASM all have to go. Auba can naff off as well. After tomorrow I'll probably want to kick out Ramsdale and Norwood too.

              Doherty is the biggest disappointment for me. Clearly not going to get anywhere near replicating his Wolves performances for Spurs.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            People will say no, but there is no point leaving it if you’re team isn’t scoring well and players prices are rising.

            Saying that, I took kane and ASM out for a hit this week.

        17. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Now I realise I just need to not watch the games involving my players, then they score.

          That or always cap vs Southampton.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hahahahah this x100

          2. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Watching them haul is quite some pleasure though

        18. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Worst GW i can remember in a very very long time

          34 with salah podence martinez justin left hopefully some consolation points

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Worst start to a season ever.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yup..75 last week 34 this week probably ranked in millions now

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                You had 75 last week? I didn't break 50.

          2. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            MATE I'M ON 17

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 5 days ago

                you have Adams though, what did you expect?

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              You haven't seen anything. I'm not sure if your post is a no-to-so-subtle brag but I'm on a grand total of 64 points from my combined two weeks with four left. Live rank > 4million. Gotta smile.

          3. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ryan CS from a dreadful week.

          4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Wilson owners, what are you doing?

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              probably punching a wall

            2. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Joining us Doherty owners in smashing things up in rage?

            3. Traction Engine Foot
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Keeping for now, bigger issues and I think he could get something against spurs.

            4. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Relieved I didn’t watch the game

          5. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Clean Sheet! I have a clean sheet...praise the lord!

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Me too! Haul for Lampte...... oh 🙁

              1. tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                That's unlucky, he was awesome!

                I have Ryan...about the good thing I have this gw!

          6. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            GW2 really is low scoring

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Is for some 🙁

            2. Grumbledook
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              My colleague in the work league has 78 points and counting. Capt Richarlison, Son, Zaha and Ings, still 4 more to play...

              Very much the outlier, jumped from 10th to 1st at the time of this comment! I'm down to second with 28 and 3 to play.

          7. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Welcome to this week's segment of rough with the rough

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Some WC'ed Kane + Son out, I only sold Son + Mitro for a hit 😎

            2. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Never has sitting on my hands and saving a transfer worked out better.

              Was thinking I was in for a massive red arrow this week.

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

              I was literally about to comment this 😆

          8. FPLShaqiri
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Thinking about ASM replacements. Options I am considering are Soucek and Podence. Would be aweseome if Soucek in price drops before Saint Max. Any others to consider?

            1. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Klich is on pens

            2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              One of the leeds lads?

              1. FPLShaqiri
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks, hadn't considered. But just checked and I am little put off by their fixtures

            3. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Helder Costa?

            4. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Klich

          9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Have this right now. Should I WC or just do Auba + Soucek to KDB + Podence

            Ryan
            TAA Mitchell KWP Justin
            Salah Auba Soucek
            Werner Martial Kane

            Steer Bissoums Stephens Ferguson

            Thanks!

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

              Auba to KDB and roll one transfer

          10. Andy'81
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            NUFC should allow fans back in so we can Boo the players off.

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              😀
              Should get Geordies to send in files of people f'ing and blinding players and shouting f'k Mike Ashley.
              Would be better than nothing.