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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. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Auba, Adams, Doherty --> KDB, DCL, Digne -4 looks to be the obvious move for me but it doesn't give me an easy option to get James in. I'll have to sell either Son or Salah as my other 2 mids are Pereira and Soucek

  2. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A Salah blank would be lovely today before he joins my wildcard team

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

      A pool clean sheet will be much better as a non Chelsea owner and double pool defence!

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I have Havertz and Werner so hoping they click

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

          Enemies for 90 mins mate haha

          1. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hopefully a good game mate

  3. jimmy9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Not sure whether to WC here.

    McCarthy.
    Shaw, TAA, Ayling.
    Auba, Salah, Son ASM.
    Werner, DCL, Adams.
    Button, Bissouma, Mitchell, Justin.
    2ft, 0.5m ITB.

    Auba- KDB + ASM - Podence/ Klich/ Trossard/ (maybe Foden).
    Still have lots of other issues though.

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

      haha no way.

      Decent enough team

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I just Wild carded with similar team but also because i dropped Son last night which was dumb.

      ASM now injured
      Bissouma suspended for 3 games
      Auba hard run
      Wolves with stella fixtures coming up

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

    So if you activate your wc today you won't get any price rises until the deadline?

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

      It's the same as not pressing the WC.

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

        So it doesn't really matter if you activate it or not.
        Correct?

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

          Well u;ll just take a -40 if not

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

            Only -36 🙂

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

          Correct.

  5. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    People sold Trent for Digne.

    Alright Trent, time to punish them

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

      Please

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

      I wouldn't say they are 'punished'. Digne better pick over 1m cheaper nice fixtures could have got a goal and two assists. Can use money elsewhere

  6. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on going without TAA and maybe any lpool defender on wildcard?

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tbh trent is still the best 7.5m player in the game.

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

      Currently no trent in my WC team and it looks great

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

      I would give him chance to get up to speed. Likely to concede today I know but great value compared to mids at that price and he will be top of defender points for season -even if a slow start.

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

    Average is 31 points. Im on 37, yet LiveFPL tells me I have a 200k red arrow. How?

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

      Lots of teams scored 0.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Hahaha

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

      This early in the game, it's not enough to beat the average to get a green arrow. Scoring the average exactly means that there are 3M+ who scored more than you this week, and so they can hurt you as margins are fine.

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

        Yea that makes sense. Theres enough people with massive scores (and they are all going past me even if they were far behind before the gw) that it doesnt matter as much if you beat the average.

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

    Anoyone sell Kane/Son before the game today?

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

      I think only 2 players worldwide

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son to Bruno (C) yes I know, worst move ever, kept Kane tho

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

      Some folk on here kneejerked before half time.

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

        Wow...

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Oh mis read the q, done my move Friday

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

      Did Son to Rashford. Had save 0.5 from the beginning to make the move, then just got stuck in the thinking. Huge mistake. Would have had a monster week as I also have DCL and Mitro.

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

        Same as I did. On paper it was ok, Spurs awful and united coverage. Sometimes the world just gives you a big FU

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

          It was the Son's price drop that got me. Would have waited if he wasn't going to drop.

  9. LeicesterA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    15 points. 15. From 7, including captain.

    Send help!

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

      Do you have Salah?

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

        And DCL?

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

        I do. So I apologise to everyone in advance.

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

      *hugs*

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

        I love hugs. Although, now I want to cry.

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

      Gin?

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

      15 here too.

  10. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    score check!

    29 points with 3 Pool assets to go!

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Live OR now at 2mil ++

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      48 with Mane TAA Werner Egan Justin to go

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

      46, 4 to play.

    4. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It only takes 1 big haul to turn your gw around!

    5. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      32 with 3 to go. On a red arrow from 2.6m. FPL is fun

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

      17 from 8 :')

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

      71 with 5 to go!

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

        it hurts to look at

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

          🙁 I was so lucky mate.

    8. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      69, 4 to play
      (No Salah)

    9. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      50 with 4 to play

    10. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      86 with 5 to go

  11. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    5 players in the Pool Chelsea game, could make or break my GW

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kdb or son?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      KDB by long

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Son was brilliant today because Kane and him exploited Soton's high-press line. They won't do good with a proper Def that back tracks well.

  13. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just realize son is 8.9, cannot believe the mass sales of son after just 1 gw for most likely utd assets when they have not even kicked a ball.

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      hindsight 20/20

      Spurs looked terrible first GW

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

        They also had some plum fixtures and points always gonna be concentrated across 2 players. Rash to sell Son after 1 game

      2. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not really. We play fantasy long enough to und that gw 1 is more of understanding who are the starters of each team rather than who are the on form players

    2. doher.ty
        2 months, 5 days ago

        perceptive

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

        Bad fixtures, form and manager. Unfortunately this says more about saints horror show.

        We’ll done if you had them but I wouldn’t bring them in

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

      Werner must destroy

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Werner must do nothing. And I own him.

    4. dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mcarthy
      Davies taa mitchell justin taylor
      Salah bruno kdb asm soucek
      Wilson davis werner

      Have to start wildcard ?

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

      Mo Salah!
      Mo Salah!
      Mo Salah!

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

        Si senor

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

      Note: GW1's dream team have all blanked so far

    7. Live Lad
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Podence or Neto for ASM? Are they nailed? Klich better but fixtures are poor. Thoughts?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Once we get Semedo I think Adama, Neto and Podence will rotate for those 2 wing spots.

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

      Two 12M MIDs just kills the rest of the team ffs

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

        Not this season

        Many 4.5s to 7.5s

        Good luck picking the right ones long term

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

          That's the point, I want so many of them 🙁

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

        I've come to the same conclusion, just going to go with Salah perma captain if I WC and can always switch to KDB at some point.

    9. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      GW was a total disaster, only Salah can fix it at this point.

      Not trying to jinx him

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

        What players did you go for on wc?

        Id probably in cold light of day like to not have done it either - despite getting some decent points, just not enough data yet to decide on players.

        Just have to grin and get on it with now. And hope Werner doesnt go crazy against WBA.

    10. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Werner and Salah hatties needed for clawing back into top 2m...

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

        Those are the players that would destroy my game rank.
        Hope they blank. 🙂

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

      Best move here?

      A) Auba & ASM -> Sterling & Podence
      B) Auba & Antonio -> Sterling & Mitrovic
      C) Auba & Antonio -> Rodriguez & Kane
      D) Wildcard

      McCarthy
      VVD, Trent, Bellerin, Mitchell
      Salah, Son, Auba, ASM
      Vardy, Antonio

      Steer, Holding, Bissouma, Davis
      Bank 0.0m, 2FT

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

        D

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

        Keep Antonio.

        Vardy to Werner (c),
        Auba to City midfielder. Bellerin to James.

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

          Will see how Vardy does tomorrow. He has WHU/AVL after mcy (which I can also see him scoring on the break if Laporte is out)

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            He's in the scout picks - so 1 or 2 points likely

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

        How many do you change on WC?

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

          I’d say 6/7

          McCarthy, Bellerin, Holding, Auba, ASM, Bissouma and maybe 1 of VVD/TAA

    12. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      WC or not?

      players I want to get rid:
      McCarthy, Alli, ASM, Dier

      also got KWP, Auba, Adams but those I don't mind keeping

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

        Wc

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        could well be sorted with two hits over a few gws

    13. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Which player would you rather have?
      A) DCL
      B) Zaha

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

        A

      2. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        DCL. Don't trust wilf. Can see him disappearing for a month

      3. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dcl

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

        It's a toughie. Zaha's fixtures are about to turn into a sea of green. And now he's on pens. I'd probably lean him.

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

          Idk if green is better for him tho? Palace are only good if the other team throws the kitchen sink at them

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Don't think he's on pens. Roy just didn't want ayew taking after missing.

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

      Gone from 370k to 1.7mil
      Jumps are so small but falls are so hard 🙄

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

        Rank really doesn't matter at the moment (although obviously a low one would be nice).

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

          I'm gonna change my goal and go for the biggest number possible I reckon 😎

    15. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      wilian+auba -> son+kdb -4?

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

        Wait for tomorrow’s game. Need to see how City set up.

      2. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        C'est bon!

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

      Would love to jump from 4M to 1M next week if I WC

      Certainly possible

    17. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      What to do with Ings now:

      A. Keep
      B. >DCL
      C. >Jimi

      Many thanks - tough call

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

        A

      2. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        B

    18. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Team for GW3

      McCarthy
      TAA James Mitchell
      Salah Auba Bruno ASM
      Mitro Werner Adams

      Walton Bissouma Holdin Justin

      What to do?

      A) Take a -4 or -8 to try to fix this mess of a team?
      B) Wildcard

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

        I'd roll a transfer or get rid of ASM.

    19. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dont worry lads, The egyptian king will grab a brace and save our gameweek

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Let’s hope

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

        It'd take more than that

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I want 5 goals