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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
    29 days, 1 hour 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

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

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        I have Havertz and Werner so hoping they click

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 59 mins ago

          Enemies for 90 mins mate haha

          1. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 58 mins ago

            Hopefully a good game mate

  3. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 1 hour 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
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      haha no way.

      Decent enough team

    2. chrismoo75
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 51 mins 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      It's the same as not pressing the WC.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

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

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 59 mins ago

          Well u;ll just take a -40 if not

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 57 mins ago

            Only -36 🙂

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 57 mins ago

          Correct.

  5. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    People sold Trent for Digne.

    Alright Trent, time to punish them

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Please

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 30 mins 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Currently no trent in my WC team and it looks great

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 53 mins 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Lots of teams scored 0.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Hahaha

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 1 hour 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
        29 days, 58 mins 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    Anoyone sell Kane/Son before the game today?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      I think only 2 players worldwide

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Some folk on here kneejerked before half time.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Wow...

    4. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      Oh mis read the q, done my move Friday

    5. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 55 mins 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
        29 days, 53 mins 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
          29 days, 52 mins 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
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    15 points. 15. From 7, including captain.

    Send help!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Do you have Salah?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        And DCL?

      2. LeicesterA
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        I do. So I apologise to everyone in advance.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      *hugs*

      1. LeicesterA
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 59 mins ago

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

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 57 mins ago

      Gin?

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 54 mins ago

      15 here too.

  10. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    score check!

    29 points with 3 Pool assets to go!

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Live OR now at 2mil ++

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      48 with Mane TAA Werner Egan Justin to go

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      46, 4 to play.

    4. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    5. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

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

    6. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 58 mins ago

      17 from 8 :')

    7. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 57 mins ago

      71 with 5 to go!

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 55 mins ago

        it hurts to look at

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 52 mins ago

          🙁 I was so lucky mate.

    8. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 55 mins ago

      69, 4 to play
      (No Salah)

    9. Esalman
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 53 mins ago

      50 with 4 to play

    10. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 13 mins ago

      86 with 5 to go

  11. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    Kdb or son?

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      KDB by long

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 1 hour 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
    29 days, 1 hour 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
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      hindsight 20/20

      Spurs looked terrible first GW

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 57 mins 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
        29 days, 47 mins 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
      29 days, 56 mins ago

      perceptive

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 51 mins 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

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    Werner must destroy

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      Werner must do nothing. And I own him.

  15. dshv
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    Have to start wildcard ?

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    Mo Salah!
    Mo Salah!
    Mo Salah!

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      Si senor

  17. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

  18. Live Lad
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 56 mins ago

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

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Not this season

      Many 4.5s to 7.5s

      Good luck picking the right ones long term

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 59 mins 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.

  20. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 1 hour 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
      29 days, 59 mins 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.

  21. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 55 mins ago

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

  22. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 1 hour 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
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      D

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 58 mins ago

      Keep Antonio.

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

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 56 mins 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
          29 days, 54 mins ago

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

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 57 mins ago

      How many do you change on WC?

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        29 days, 52 mins ago

        I’d say 6/7

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

  23. Manani
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 1 hour 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
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      Wc

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      could well be sorted with two hits over a few gws

  24. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      A

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

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

    3. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      Dcl

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 58 mins 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
        29 days, 54 mins 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
        29 days, 50 mins ago

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

  25. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 57 mins 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
        29 days, 53 mins ago

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

  26. kime67
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 1 hour ago

    wilian+auba -> son+kdb -4?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

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

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 59 mins ago

      C'est bon!

  27. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 59 mins ago

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

    Certainly possible

  28. Shaw Manc Redemption
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 59 mins ago

    What to do with Ings now:

    A. Keep
    B. >DCL
    C. >Jimi

    Many thanks - tough call

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 58 mins ago

      A

    2. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 57 mins ago

      B

  29. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 58 mins 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
      29 days, 57 mins ago

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

  30. KAMARA-COPY
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 58 mins ago

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

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 56 mins ago

      Let’s hope

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 53 mins ago

      It'd take more than that

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 49 mins ago

      I want 5 goals