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

    Won't be surprised if ASM doesn't even make 60 minutes, looks like he's hobbling

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think he’ll be off soon

  2. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Auba & ASM -> Son & Mahrez/Foden looking tempting...

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Very difficult to call at the moment. I would have thought spurs werevery ave/poor against sou as a whole but bagged 5 goals.. Plenty budget options making a name for themselves also. Mahrez intested yet. ManU flopped thos weed same as Tot last week. Maybe ManU assets will take off next week. More probable than Tot assets I think. Who knows

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would punt on Greenwood and Rashford....

  3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ryan hooollldddd

    Is it too early?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yea

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

    Lamptey vs Shaw next week. Might put the armband on Lamps.

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

    who is the best player that's drop 0.1 excluding Ings, is it Son?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pulisic and Son

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son & Pulisic

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

    DCL or JRod on a WC?

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

    I don’t want to be THAT guy but..
    You pick a player like Kane or Son before the season starts because they’ve got amazing fixtures for attacking returns. They have one bad game vs Everton and then you sell? What’s the point in getting them?!

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

      Don't be that guy

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That's why I held onto my 4 Spurs.

      Alli is a disappointment though

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hindsight

    4. Berge20
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      They were also very poor mid-week in Europe to be fair.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Placeholder for players who you couldn’t pick because of the blank I imagine.

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

      I'm glad I ditched Alli.

      1. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Same, got willian though so wasn't worthwhile

    7. Team Bobcat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thousands hear you. I kept son only because I took a hit on getting in digne and wilson..

      For bellerin and Nketiah...

      Failed

      but I was spared with son by default

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

      I bet you also say, “No offence, but...”

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

    16 points with ASM plus 5 players to go.

    Terrible week.

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

      13 with ASM plus 6 to go 😀

      1. Eewraks
          1 month, 6 days ago

          16 with ASM and 4 players to go 🙁

          Mini league teams all had a combination of Hames, DCL, Mirtovic and Son.. tough week

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

      McCarthy
      Digne / Davies / KWP / Justin
      Salah / Auba / Fernandes / ASM
      Werner / Ings

      Steer // Brewster / Bissouma / Mitchell

      Wildcard?

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

        Nahh

      2. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I don’t think Brewster is sufficient, particularly with Bissouma too

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

      Walk it off Saint-Max, walk it off....

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

      White the Cb is playing as a winger

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

      ASM seems a bad pick. Priority to remove for me.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep along with McCarthy Davies and Adams

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

          Which 4.5mn gk would you rather get?

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Go up to 5m imo

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

          4.5 gk I dont care much about, he can stay

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

        Not much in that price-bracket though. Soucek is the one I'm targetting.

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

          Shocking that ASM hasn't been pulled yet. But they did just switch his side with Hendrick

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

          Think Ill go for Schlupp. Looked good against United, very good fixtures

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

            Podence, Schlupp and even Soucek will outscore ASM in my opinion.

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

      Trying to figure out how to get Son into this, don't really want to lose Werner or Jiminez either which makes it difficult..

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

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Just press auto pick tonight ?

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        you either need to sacrifice your 2nd midfielder, TAA, or 1 of your premium strikers.
        no other ways

      3. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He flourished due to Soton highline so wont get much space vs NewC, then there is Manutd. You can hold for 2 gws and the may get better picture, Jiminez to Wilson and Jrod to Son can work then if at all they drop in form

      4. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        With a team like that you could manage without. Jury still out on spurs. Sou were as good as them in the first half. Mourinho has them destroyed. Ifeel all is not good in the camp. Where was Alli. No way to treat prized assets.

      5. mb1983
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'd drop Werner for a 4.5, soucek to Son, then play a 4-4-2. Or if funds permit, maybe could go Werner to Bamford/Mitro and Soucek to Son.

    7. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lamptey could be poof

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

        fixture proof*

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

        Excuse me

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

        Ban

    8. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As a Chelsea fan, I love Reece James but surely we had to keep Lamptey? Potential to be a world class fullback

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        he is already world class

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Surely ASM has to come off? Looks terrible

    10. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      ASM injured by the looks of it.

    11. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      WC active. Probably a mistake, but meh.

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

      Bissouma with the goal threat

    13. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would you be surprised with a 200 pt gw score from someone .. I won’t

      There will be some wise ass with son(tc), zaha, jrod,
      Kane, DCL

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

        Still missing about 80pts. Very very unlikely.

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

      Setting my team up for GW3, planned to leave Lamptey (v United) on the bench. Nope, swap with KWP. Lamptey will destroy the United back line.

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

        Same.

    15. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Justin or Lamptey on WC?

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

        Lamptey more nailed long term

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        leics havent even played yet.

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

        lamptey for sure

    16. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      For me, the first two GW's have shown it is way to early to wild card

    17. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane and Son both on 3 BAPS.

      Is that final?

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

      Lamptey looking great

    19. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks like Bruno will finally have the price change many were waiting for.

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why?

    20. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Transferred kane out. May go and lie down for a bit.

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

        At least you can say he played deep as creative mid not a striker.

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

        Come join me on the Sofa of Regrets.

        At least his replacement (Richarlison) got something though.

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

      Will there be 250 pens this year?

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

        Easily if they giving Doherty one. So stupid

    22. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Crazy polarising week but average is only 30. I have DCL, transferred son out and be lucky to hit 50 points.

      Lots will have 1 or 2 successes so far but only a few lots of them creating these crazy high scores (well done!)

    23. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Smooth.
      7 goals from my front 3 this week for 40 points.
      Rough.
      Got rid of Son for Bruno for a hit. OUCH