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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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ooooooo go change your knickers

  2. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It was dangerous play and he knew the player was behind

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It was deemed dangerous - which it was.

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        So red card for all over head kicks?

  3. Whatever100
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Whatever100
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

  4. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    3 matches banned for violent conduct

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Price drop incoming

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      probably, they will appeal likely

      1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        they wont, could be 4 games if fails

      2. Wild Card this!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

    McCarthy, KWP, Davies, Pulisic oh dear

    1. Holding Matip
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lampard literally said Pulisic was out?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Was on a hit by that point

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              All love bro x

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          ouch

  7. faux_C
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      When was FPL not a lottery?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        EXACTLY

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And referees

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Obviously not intentional from Bissouma

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Red card everyone that attempts a overhead kick then

        Softie

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yeah because that was an overhead kick

          Deluded

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Overhead kicks are more dangerous

            Soyboy

            1. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months 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?

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who to bring in on WC, I have no idea

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

      Penalty takers

    2. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don’t bring Bissouma

  10. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will Bissouma be suspended?

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Erm.. Yes?

  11. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How come lamptey cane off today?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      injured it looked like

    2. Ode
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tactical sub, too short

  12. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That's a different argument

    3. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  13. Andy'81
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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.

  14. Stoic
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  15. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) son and Bamford
    B) klich and martial?

  16. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone worse than 20 from 7 🙁

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      38 from six

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Shameful brag 😛

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

      17 from 8 with 13 points on the bench xxx

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        17 also! 🙂

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          from 8 as well

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      19 from 6, painful

    4. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      21 from 8

    5. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    6. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Of course. 18 from 8 here.

  17. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    At least it's not negative points for Bissouma

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      silver lining lol

  18. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looked closer to ballet than martial arts to me.

  19. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Its early season, things like this are normal tbh.

  20. Rligudfootiemanager
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      And auba

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  21. Whiskerz
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hahahahah this x100

    2. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Watching them haul is quite some pleasure though

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Worst start to a season ever.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      MATE I'M ON 17

      1. ilikewud
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        you have Adams though, what did you expect?

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ryan CS from a dreadful week.

  24. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wilson owners, what are you doing?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      probably punching a wall

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Joining us Doherty owners in smashing things up in rage?

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

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

      Relieved I didn’t watch the game

  25. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's unlucky, he was awesome!

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

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    GW2 really is low scoring

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Is for some 🙁

    2. Grumbledook
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  27. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I was literally about to comment this 😆

  28. FPLShaqiri
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Klich is on pens

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      One of the leeds lads?

      1. FPLShaqiri
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

    3. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Helder Costa?

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Klich

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Auba to KDB and roll one transfer

  30. Andy'81
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.