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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. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I’ve got Son and Ings. I’m a spurs fan too. Inject this

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

      Ditto, too bad I had McCarthy and Dier too.

  2. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    You guys are upset that we're getting entertaining football with lots of goals?

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

      Curse of FPL

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

      Penalties arent exciting football

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

        Goals open up the game

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

      Nope, loving it.

    4. Covid Martial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not entertaining though. It's absolutely shambolic mostly.

  3. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Guendouzi fuming

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Craziest start to a season I have ever seen

  5. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How do i get Son into this team, on a WC?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Mitchell & Lamptey)
    KDB - Salah - Jrod - Soucek (Bissouma)
    Werner - Jiminez - DCL

    1. jimmy6363
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Got to drop Werner or Jimenez!

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Would you drop either of those to bring in son or leave it?

        1. jimmy6363
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I'm planning similar and gone Son over Werner. Concerned about European fixtures though, plus Bale coming in, who knows...

  6. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So.....

    With so little evidence to go on how do you decide which players haven't played well but will come good (as Spurs did this week) and which players haven't played well and will continue not to play well because they're simply in a bad place?

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

      This is why I'm unsure on playing my wildcard

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

      Adams

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Feels like Spurs benefitted massively from how naïve and poor Southampton were. Son and Kane were elite for sure, but I'm not sure how to judge this performance overall

    4. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      In trying to decide on Soucek. Looks great on the pitch but two blanks in a row.

    5. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If spurs weren’t excited with the return of Bale than they were dead in the water. Positive response

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

      You’re right... delay the wildcard until GW16 :rolleyes:

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

    Maupay already on a hat trick...I mean it's becoming normal now.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      very comical i must say wow

  8. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    TROSSARRDD!

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

    Zeros from 2 defenders nice.

    With Mitchell first sub

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same here, only Mitchell second sub after Vinagre!

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What is going on?

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

      2020 things.

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

    Lol why on earth did Lampard sell Lamptey?

    1. Utopsis
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Reece James

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

          I see. Looks like a huge mistake.

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Nah don't agree. Both are good enough to play 1st team football in the PL and both want to, so a deicison had to be made. Not yet convinced Lamptey is better than James.

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

                Well can't lose out on talents like this. At least lone him out. Or even try to change one of them to rb like they did with Azpi.

                1. Utopsis
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yeah it's a shame to lose him but I guess 1 team can't hog all the talented players, they won't sign new contracts cos they're not playing week in week out

        2. ivantys
            1 month, 6 days ago

            That was a hand ball damn it

          • Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Do not buy expensive defenders. Refs are giving goals and penalties away like they’re oxygen

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

                Yup. On my WC I've got Saiss my only 5m and 6x 4.5s at the back. Shame 4 of them belong to Leeds and Saints 🙁

                At least Lamptey is amongst the numbers.

            • jimmy6363
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hows this for a WC team?

              McCarthy // Steer
              TAA, Saiss, Justin // Mitchell, Ferguson
              Salah, KDB, Son, Zaha // Podence
              Bamford, DCL, Jimenez

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

                Not McCarthy.

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

                Mccarthy out

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

              Now clear handball on White not given, rules all over the place

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              that was a penalty

            • Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ings to richarlison has only just about paid off

              Just

            • JackG55
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Anyone have the website to track price rises and falls?

            • Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Just got back home to see 22 lovely points from Son and 10 for Danny boy. Lovely....,

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

              Lamptey looking particularly good

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              We're back on for 7-goal games, I take it.

            • Cajunfit
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              fplalerts.com

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

              Lamprey broken by Voldemort

            • It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Lamptey first on my bench. Any chance of a Justin no-show?

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

                Theres a chance, very small

            • ivantys
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Those owning man united players panicking now over Brighton's performance.

              • Covid Martial
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Anguissa is 4.5m?! Wow, now that is a deal I can't say no to. He was superb yesterday.

              • Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Guess that Wilson hatty ain't gonna happen now

              • Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I can't bare this rubbish anymore, refs just make up their own rules and decide who wins themselves.

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

                KWP to Lamptey on WC?

              • Maarrrr17
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                What time do price changes happen?

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

                  In 12 hours and 15 mins

                  1. Maarrrr17
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Thanks muchly

                2. Kabayan
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Next 12 hours