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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Insane to keep WC probs

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Welcome to the gang, Flair 🙂

      Time for you to ditch your GW10 plan?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        At 4M with White, double SOU defense, Puli, Tony, it seems like I'll have to throw away stubbornness on this one 🙂

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I lacked Everton, too much s*ithampton, no Spurs no City.. too much to change for too many hits

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah, my team is so much better if I WC and in such a poor state right now that the trigger must be pulled.

        2. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Tony is fine

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

      Now is a better time to WC I think.

  2. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    In all honesty, 47 points seem below average right now

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No it doesn't

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It's good, avg is 30 or smth

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

    Is it likely McCarthy will be dropped now after conceding 5 today? Forster and Gunn waiting in the wings

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe not straight away but he's too crap to last the season imo

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Was at fault for the first goal before HT. On thin ice, could be dropped.

  4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Davies to Saiss for a hit?

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

      yes. will make that back easily

  5. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Have Bissouma coming on instead of Mitchell, yay!

    1. Old and Slow
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      And.... Red card...

  6. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Ryan looks like the best 4.5 keeper

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

      martinez yet to play

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        5.0

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

          lies

        2. The Wise Owl
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          4.5...

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

      This week yes

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

      With no Bissouma, don't agree.

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Owner here 😎

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Switched to McCarthy because of Brighton's Martinez bid.

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    My players score more when I don't watch

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Opposite happens to me

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Probably more enjoyable

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I have noticed this as well

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        coyHavertz

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Sorry btw I will watch Chelsea vs Pool... it's too good a game to miss

  8. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    James or Zouma is more nailed?

  9. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    ASM to podence for free?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yup

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

      Wait until tomorrow but I think will be good move

  10. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 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. Cornholi0
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      2

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

      Well you certainly shouldn’t save

      2 sounds good

  11. Cornholi0
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    ASM to Zaha for -4?

  12. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Wildcarding in GW2 turning into the worst mistake in my life

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

      then you have had a very charmed life!

  13. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Why did asm got subbed early

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Injured

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Twisted ankle

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Rolled his ankle

    4. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      injury

  14. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Really need Werner to score big here.

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Was Southampton's highline the main reason for Spurs and Son scoring so many goals?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes was criminal, and terrible management from Ralph

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

      Ball in the next 7 times, all 7 due to the same high line

      Downright criminal coaching

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

      I think they all captained son

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

      Yes but also poor goalkeeping for the first one. Add to it RH's to change the team organization.

  16. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Was Martinez always 4.5m?

    I thought he was 5m for some reason

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

      always been 4.5, ppl getting confused with Leno

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        they look similar

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

          Debatable but we'll go with it 😉

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

    Wildcarders pick your poison:

    A) No Liverpool defence
    B) No Son
    C) No 2nd 8.5m+ striker

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B) feels safest by far

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

      think A for now.

      B has fixtures, also structure wise its nice to have that slot available for Pulisic
      C both Werner and Jimmy have fixtures. once they pass a switch into A could be on the cards, which is also when A have the fixtures

  18. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    A) Son + Rashford + Adams
    B) Sterling + Zaha + Adams
    C) Son, Zaha, Jimenez (-4)

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Hits activated. Best chip to use early on.

    Gentlemen! shall we?

  20. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Best ASM replacement up to 6m? Mid term pick?

    1. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Podence

    2. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      podence, klich

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        surely a big question mark over podence now with semedo signing

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

      Podence

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Soucek

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Podence or McNeil.

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Klich and Schlupp look decent. Podence, but now with risk of game time. Possibly Fraser - but Trossard looked a better option on today's showing.

  21. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    WTF? St.Max and Bissouma must have heard I was borderline thinking of playing my wild card.

  22. Robbie Slater
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    McCarthy Ryan
    TAA Davies Justin Taylor Lewis
    Salah Auba Traore ASM Bissouma
    Werner Martial Brewster
    1FT

    WC this lot?

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kick McCarthy

    2. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Absolutely

    3. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Similar to me and also considering it. Not sure it is necessary yet but also have many changes I want to make

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Lamptey is such an enigma

  24. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone already sold Son/Kane before today's game?

    1. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Saw one guy do Kane and Son to Martial and Bruno (-4)

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What an idiot

  25. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Ik i'm gonna WC and Adams will score a brace in the next 2 games

  26. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    39 from 3 yesterday. 1 from 4 today!!! McCarthy, Alli (auto-sub Bissouma!!!!),Doherty and ASM!!! Crazy game. Need Werner, Salah and TAA to bag some serious pointage for me next up!!

  27. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Captain Kane (NEW) or Salah (ARS)?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Salah

  28. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Son went from -30 triple red arrows to +50 triple blue. Welcome back to my 0.1 🙂

  29. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Would you WC this lot or just do Auba>KDB/Sterling

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Bavies Justin Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Auba Son ASM Bissouma
    Werner Martial Davis

  30. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    podence or Foden?

    ASM replacement

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      See if Foden starts first. Podence isn't 100% nailed either, especially once we get Semedo so a strong first sub is probably a good idea. Did any of the 5.5 Leeds mids catch your eye?