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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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

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

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Subtle brag

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

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

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I don't have half of that

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

          1. raff97
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

        4. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not a brag at all.

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ahhh I can raise you.

      28 -4
      5 to play.

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      28 from 6.

    5. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      that's a brag!

    6. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      28 from 7, because McCarthy got 0pts.

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Disastrous week for me. 27 from 6.

    8. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      13 from 5 Including Auba cap

    9. Kannbury
        2 months, 8 days ago

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

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

    10. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Kurtinho
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Came off before he could bank the cleansheet

      2. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

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

        1. Kannbury
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Hate it when that happens!

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

        Old rank 155k

        Current new rank 983k.

        Woo hoo

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

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

            wish I did

      4. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          looks like you have to much money in defence.

      5. luk46
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Vardy must save me again

      7. dshv
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

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

        Have to start wildcard ??

      8. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days 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
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You don't need to wc

      9. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        What should I do ?

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

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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. KAMARA-COPY
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          ASM to podence or Klich

        3. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        4. ace3.1415
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Wildcard

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

          • Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Aub > Sterling or KDB

        5. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        6. hogree
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        7. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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

        8. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Not for -8

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah that’s what I was thinking

          2. raff97
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Thanks

        9. KAMARA-COPY
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          TM, whats the current safety score?

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I might scrape it then?!

        10. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Wilson worth keeping?

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

            Nope

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            No looked poor tbh

        11. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          This is the worst GW ever.

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

          😐

        12. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

        13. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            does look a tasty match up

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            3-2

        14. Fiqz Fariss
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          ASM to whom?

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

          1. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Podrnce

            1. Fiqz Fariss
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

          2. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

            1. Fiqz Fariss
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Thanks 😀

        15. tristanabc
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

            1. tristanabc
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

            1. tristanabc
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days 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
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            No Werner against West Brom would be a worry.

        16. Pies Have Come
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days 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. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Bamford on a wildcard is a no for me

            1. Pies Have Come
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days 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
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

        17. antoinehude
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

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

            B

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            B

          3. Fiqz Fariss
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A but with Pieters?

        18. Strchld
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

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

          1. Fiqz Fariss
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Do it now

          2. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

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

        19. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Son against Newcastle at home looking tasty for captaincy now

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

            *Kane

          2. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Steve bruce masterclass incoming

          3. fauxfatale
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

          4. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

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

            2. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              What's your team?

          5. dshv
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Wilson to dcl for a hit ?

            Or asm to somebody ?

            1. Fiqz Fariss
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              ASM to Podence

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

              Ditch both

          6. Manani
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days 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
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Same, good times ey

          7. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Reece Jaimes or Saiss?

            1. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              *James

            2. Fiqz Fariss
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Saiss

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

              S

            4. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              saiss

          8. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days 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?

          9. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Havertz to have a stormer to cap it all off