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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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  1. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    42 with 4 to play and a red arrow - tough week

    1. Pedram
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Subtle brag

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Is it a brag? I imagine loads on here have much higher

        1. inactive
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I don't have half of that

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

          The son/ings/Kane teams will crush it this week. Some may have DCL too.

        3. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Youre clearly above average. Lots of poor scores then you have the Son + DCL/Kane teams that are crushing.

          1. raff97
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            There were plenty of highly owned scorers tbf. In addition to Son+DCL/Kane many guys have Hamez, Rich, Mitro, Lamptey

        4. Shineonme
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Not a brag at all.

    2. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'll happily swap with you
      20 from 7 here 😆

      1. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        We have someone who's second in my mini league who's got 16 pts with 2 to play.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ahhh I can raise you.

      28 -4
      5 to play.

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

      28 from 6.

    5. Rinseboy
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      that's a brag!

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      28 from 7, because McCarthy got 0pts.

    7. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Disastrous week for me. 27 from 6.

    8. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      13 from 5 Including Auba cap

    9. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      35 from 6.
      Good day yesterday,
      Bad day today.

      Hopefully Salah, TAA and Barnes do well later...

  2. Tambling5
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bonus point system not fit for purpose when Lamptey isn't in the first five Brighton bonus points scorers.

    1. Kurtinho
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Came off before he could bank the cleansheet

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Came off on 58 min so can't expect to get any bps

      1. Levi's 501
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Hate it when that happens!

  3. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Old rank 155k

    Current new rank 983k.

    Woo hoo

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

      2.5m after huge fail this week. I prefer chasing anyway

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        wish I did

  4. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pickford
    Doh TAA Robbo Shaw
    KDB Pulisic JWP
    Werner Martial DCL

    Really want to wildcard as so far I'm doing terribly, but on paper this team doesn't seem too bad for next week... Being too patient?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Similar position for me, Doherty is feeling like a huge waste of money in particular.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Absolutely. But Newcastle at home next is about as good as it gets. Worryingly the more Spurs scored today the less involved he was. Would have to sell on a wildcard for sure.

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      looks like you have to much money in defence.

  5. luk46
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What would be your priority here? Auba + ASM > KDB + Podence?

    McCarthy 4m
    TAA Justin Davies Mitchell Vinagre
    Salah Auba Fernandes ASM Bissouma
    Erner Mitro Adams

    1. raff97
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I have a similar Team and am tempted to WC. I would be looking to drop Adams, Mitro, Auba, ASM, Bissouma, Davies, Vinagre and maybe Justin in anticipation of Pereira's return

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        well for now, I would keep Justin for sure, Davies for a couple more games. Mitro is the best st at 6m imo. So it comes down to like 4 transfers, really. Dont think its worth a wc

  6. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Vardy must save me again

  7. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    Have to start wildcard ??

  8. Rinseboy
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Worst start I think for 10 years for me. Think its time to wildcard which was considering anyway. Thoughts though? Anyway to save this team?

    Mccarthy Steer
    TAA Ayling Justin Mitchell Dier
    Salah Auba Jrod Soucek Rashford
    Adams Werner Davis

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

      You could make one or two changes and still be ok tbh.

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      You don't need to wc

  9. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What should I do ?

    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Ayling Justin Taylor KWP
    Bruno Auba Salah ASM Soucek
    DCL Werner Wickham

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Auba + ASM --> KDB/Sterling + podence/leeds 5.5

      If I had Bruno I would be happy to give him a bit more time

    2. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      ASM to podence or Klich

    3. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Your first XI is decent. I’m on McCarthy steer too but can’t see any value in swapping them

    4. ace3.1415
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Wildcard

      McCarthy > Martinez
      Justin > Lamptey
      Bruno > Son
      Auba > KDB / Sterling
      Wickham > 6.5 or below striker

    5. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Aub > Sterling or KDB

  10. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A rival has got triple liv def. Come on Timo!

  11. hogree
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How did ASM's injury look? Might scupper my transfer plans

  12. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Auba, ASM and, in C, Adams out. Thoughts on the best option?

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

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wilson & Soucek
    To
    Mitrovic & Podence is tempting, even for a -8.

    Unfortunately already used FT (Auba to Salah)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Not for -8

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yeah that’s what I was thinking

    2. raff97
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Im a mitrovic owner and Im looking to ship him. Stay away from this Fulham attack. Im grateful for the 12 pts yesterday but I know it wont be coming again

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks

  14. KEN YA DIG IT
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    TM, whats the current safety score?

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

        I might scrape it then?!

  15. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wilson worth keeping?

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nope

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No looked poor tbh

  16. LewanGOALski
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    This is the worst GW ever.

    My only EVE is Digne.
    I sold Ings to get Martial.
    I have no Spurs players.

    😐

  17. Babelcopter
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Mini-league leader without TAA and Werner.. He is hiding behind sofa. Hope I overtake him now.

  18. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Could see Pool winning by 3 goals here. Salah vs Alonso...

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

      does look a tasty match up

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      3-2

  19. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    ASM to whom?

    A) Helder Costa
    B) Podence
    C) Diangana
    D) find extra 0.5M get Trossard
    E) Save. JK 😛

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Podrnce

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Helder Costa looking good too but yeah I agree Podence more explosive potential

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

      Podence if he looks good against City. Klich good option also. He will take pens

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks 😀

  20. tristanabc
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Slightly different WC team, light at the back allows you to go big in mid. Thoughts? Too unbalanced?

    Martinez Steer
    Saiss James Pieters Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah KDB Sterling JRod Alzate
    Jimenez DCL Mitro

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Missing TAA, but you know the risk, don't you?

      1. tristanabc
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Indeed, I'd hope the difference between the additional KDB/Sterling over someone like Son would make the difference.

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That looks really nice actually. Only pick I don't like is Mitro

      1. tristanabc
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Agree actually, I'm also thinking of taking a punt on Wood for his next 3 fixtures. May do that and downgrade KDB/Sterling to Bruno.

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No Werner against West Brom would be a worry.

  21. Pies Have Come
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I've just pulled the WC lever. My earliest ever.

    8.7 ITB to fill 2 defenders or swap out a player?

    What to do?

    Pope (nyland)
    Mithcell| Justin | Saiss | ????? | ??????
    Salah | KdB/Sterling | Zaha | Rodriguiz | Son
    DCL | Jimenez | Bamford

    1. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bamford on a wildcard is a no for me

      1. Pies Have Come
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Bamford is the on differential I can afford with that midfield . I'm planning on going 3 5 2 most weeks.

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

      Me too. Mind you, some of my best seasons have been after ropey starts and an early WC. My best season involved a WC ahead of GW3 and I ended up 98th OR. It was thrilling to climb week after week from a poor start (I think I was about 2.5m out of the 4m ish players back then.

      1. Pies Have Come
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers for the reply(s) but it doesn't help me haha. I always end up light at the back and and up with a set-and-forget keeper. That seems to work foe me but who to gat at the back? That's always something I struggle with.

    3. Pies Have Come
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I want Reece James but I cant' get it to work...

  22. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Lamptey / Son / Bamford
    B) Saiss / Helder Costa / Jimenez

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A but with Pieters?

  23. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Players I want to get rid.
    Auba, Bissouma, ASM, Adams, McCarthy. Time to hit WC, right?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Do it now

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

      nope

      ASM/Bissouma are cheap mids, not priorities to get rid of

      I think a goal will still come for Adams

      Auba and ASM out as part of a hit, and Adams in for a -8 if you want

      not worth wc

    3. luk46
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      because of like 4-5 players? Auba + ASM out for a hit is easy work, then Adams the week after...

  24. Captain_Shirokov
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Son against Newcastle at home looking tasty for captaincy now

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      *Kane

    2. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Steve bruce masterclass incoming

    3. fauxfatale
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Newcastle is always an annoying team for Spurs to play, so I wouldn't expect much.

  25. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    If anyone wants a laugh check my team for this week.. 😆

    Big bench haul from Bissouma and McCarthy coming on as well

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

      Similar story here. Don't sweat. A WC will sort it out and make it fun again.

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

      What's your team?

  26. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Wilson to dcl for a hit ?

    Or asm to somebody ?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      ASM to Podence

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ditch both

  27. Manani
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Auba is still the highest scoring player in my team this week, the rest are on 1 or 0 points lol

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

      Same, good times ey

  28. Babelcopter
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Reece Jaimes or Saiss?

    1. Babelcopter
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      *James

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Saiss

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      S

    4. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      saiss

  29. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ramsdale (Steer)
    TAA Justin KWP Mitchell (Taylor)
    Salah Auba Son (Bissouma/Romeu)
    Vardy Werner (Davis)

    2ft, 0.0 itb

    Waiting for gw to finish of course but then plan is Auba for Kdb/Raz. Currently leaning on Raz. What do you guys think - Raz or Kdb?

    Also planning to keep Sonny now...any ideas for second transfer or just Auba to city boys?

  30. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Havertz to have a stormer to cap it all off