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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. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Definitely WCing but so many options.

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey staking his claim as the best budget defender

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Goal given

  4. ivantys
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Maupay's scoring 5 this game

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    OMG maupay

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Don’t forgot to cut them toenails!

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Var wankery

  8. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    8 minutes and 2 goals...this is getting ridiculous now

  9. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Goal given

  10. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    That’s never offside. Good decision

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Yes Lamptey
    !

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Trossard assist

  12. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martial to Muapay?

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What the hell is going on!????

    Players bracing and hattricking like anything... Crazy!!!

  14. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamptey assist legend!

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane another 4 assists incoming next gw

    Newcastle struggling

  16. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How do we predict where the goals will be????

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Games gone mad 😆

  18. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will Armstrong drop price before Alli, or at the same time?

  19. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How do I get Maupay now

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He wont play Newcastle every week.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        But Son and Kane does next wk...

  20. Game of Throw_ins
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hey guys, I have a confession to make. I did Son+Antonio ➡ Willian+Martial for GW2 ;(

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ouch. Sorry to hear that.

  21. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Missed two goals trying to find the remote to change channels

  22. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Are the spurs bps final ?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not yet

    2. Mike2795647
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No, they can adjust - hoping Son goes back up to 3 as he played full 90 and a midfielder

  23. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Maupay 5 goal haul incoming

  24. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son and Kane owner and a 3m rise!From 4m to 1m!

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Tempting to quit at this point

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I thought you got Hamez haul

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm with you. This is boring

  26. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    This is the ultimate trap to captain Son next week isn’t it...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It's between City mid, Son or Werner for me..

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son is a couple of 2 pointers next yes

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So Brighton have bought VAR for this round. Non penalty given and then they didnt bother putting the line at Trossard's toe so no offside given. Two wrong goal

  28. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Tierney? Keep or sell? Who instead? Doherty, Castagne, Coleman?

  29. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Soucek over ASM based on my eyetest

    1. Cajunfit
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Agreed, and .5m less

  30. The Casual One
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    so many good cheap strikers