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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Why we sold Lamptey?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      James

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lamptey looks the better player, really speedy.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fantastic fpl player to own cheap, attacking wing back
      I got him on wildcard

  2. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Players I want to remove.

    ASM, Davies, McCarthy, Adams, Auba.

    Players I want in, 3x Wolves, 1-2x City, DCL. Is that good reason to press WC?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The longer you wait the further behind you'll be

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This!

      2. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So its time to press that button

  3. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Ings and Son

    That

    Is

    All

    Folks

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

    Hendrick on the wings 😆

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

    Went for a def heavy setup

    Now stuck with McCarthy, Tierny, Digne, Doherty.

    Got no backup playing GK.

    Got two transfers and none ITB.

    And then there's an Auba to KDB plan.

    Help me out guys

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      WC?

  6. Vazza
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Predicted Wolves v Man C score tomorrow

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      1-3

  7. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Who has to go first: Maximin, Adams or Auba?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Adams

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

      I have all three, I think Maxim(So far) and Auba.. Also Doherty for me this week for a -4..

      Adams could have had one at least today..

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yh, Adams has at least gotten a lot of chances. Auba is not worth his 12 mill tag playing so wide with plenty of cheaper options around imo. Tough fixtures as well.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Adams to DCL already done last night

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Got DCL. Actually considering Richarlison for the double up.

  8. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    OMG Lamptey

  9. Agger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    ASM was definitely a sheep pick. He’s good on FIFA but not in real life

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

      I'm guilty

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Guilty

    3. Soonmixdin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      #metoo

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Guilty also

    5. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Even removing for a hit looks well worth it.

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Overall score now just 106

    Terriblen start to season

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      89 here…

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      28 here, absolutely horrendous
      Johnstone
      Davies
      Soucek
      Auba
      Bruno
      Mitrovic
      Wilson

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

    Surely if these two gameweeks have taught us anything it’s to not knee jerk, sit tight and have some patience. We’ve brought our players in for good reasons and long term gains. One bad week should be swept under the carpet - take it on the chin and move on. Drastic action will only end in tears.

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Exactly what I was about to post.

      The discussion on here today is regretting making knee-jerk transfers and planning what knee-jerk transfers to make in response.

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This is what proper pissed me off about Ings and Son dropping and costing me .2

      1. Crispo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Drops don't matter unless you want to transfer a player out - it's just like a loss on paper until you sell.
        I decided I was happy to take the Son drop since he has pedigree and fixtures.
        Wouldn't surprise me if a load of people who knee jerked him out are now knee jerking him in.

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ugh it depends on the moves really. Getting tired of this say no to knee jerks at all cost

      Selling adams for dcl worked a treat for example. Or bamfrod.

      Selling ings and son was horrednous for those that did.

      Sometimes ir works sometimes it doesn't

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, "don't knee jerk" is the ultimate hindsight.

        If you move someone else in and they do well, nothing is said, if the person you moved out does well then you get a "if only you had patience"

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sold Ings for Martial.

        In fairness, that move could still work out long term. I knew the risks though.

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

        I’m referring more to the big hitters and those we build our team around - like Son, Kane, Ings - rather than enablers like Adams.

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Agreed.

      However, Doherty probably has to go. Sooner rather than later.

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

        And ASM. What a waste of space

    5. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The problem is that a vicious cycle develops and by patiently waiting you can get prices out of certain moves especially early in the season. Some folks knee jerk and chase points causing price rises and drops, some folks make their transfers based on not wanting to lose value so early.

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

        So true. I should honestly ignore the markets. Son going down and Willian going up were key factors in my making that move. Along with hearing community contributors bemoaning Son’s less impactful wider role under Mourinho.

        At the start of the season there’s always that fear of the 0.1 loss that will make it hard to transfer without taking a hit, but that’s really just a myth. I reckon I’d be much better off never looking at FPLstatistics.com

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      My plan this season was to pick nailed players and stay patient. The only transfer I planned was Son to Bruno, pretty harsh to get screwed over that harsh but that's been my luck last few seasons

    7. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It’s tough as if you jump to the right player you’re a genius, but the wrong and you’re an idiot.

      Rodríguez being good example this week of positive, but any united player bad.

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

        I’d also add that Spurs were awful last week, awful midweek and played off the part by saints up until 47th min.

        What followed was pure madness and it hurts having got rid of Son

  12. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lolis yellow card

  13. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Willian + JW-P -> For free?

    KdB/Sterling + Soucek/Jorginho

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

    If it wasn't for Ryan as my keeper, Lamptey would be my Doherty transfer

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Doesn't matter

  15. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Early signs are that we need 3 strikers, I started 3 5 2 and now I am reconsidering.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Already on it, Werner, Richy, Party

    2. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So many premium forward options. Has to be 343. Shouldn’t be too hard to swap I’m/out according to form. I’m on Kane Vardy Wilson for now with only Salah as a premium mid.

  16. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey's gonna draw hundreds of cards this season!

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Can also see him getting injured at this rate

  17. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Your favourite?

    A) Son
    B) Sterling
    C) Rashford

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sterling but Son is among the most underappreciated players in the league.

  18. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Looking like Bruno and Wilson our for Son and Werner. Capping Werner

  19. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just checking, if I have already made 3 transfers for a -4 and I then click activate wildcard, I get the -4 back?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      yup

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

    3. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep all hits wiped

  20. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Considering WC to this.

    Martinez
    Vvd Saiss Taylor Lampty Mitchel
    Salah Son Sterling J Rod Podence
    Bambi DCL Jimi

    Any thoughts?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bambi might disappoint you

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Solid!

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wait till the Party starts at Burnley.

    4. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Benching headache

    5. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Decent. LookBig at wildcard myself. My team wouldn’t be much different. Maybe one from eve for me. But they certainly offer value.

      Who’s Bambi? Lol martial?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bamford lol

        But Martial might be better suited

  21. Bronte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Going to be a lottery this season after latest results
    Wouldn't thought Spurs could get 5 after last weeks performance.
    Surprised Man U getting stuffed by Palace now watching Brighton turning Newcastle over after there win last week.
    Wolves to beat Man City ?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ya fancy Wolves to get a result

  22. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Gone from 61k GW1 to 977k currently
    Talk about a reversal of good fortunes!

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      700k to 2.3m here.

  23. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sort, have asked This before.

    Would you WC? I’ve had an Awful start. It’s painful.

    McCarthy
    Taa-Dier-Egan-Taylor-Mitchell
    Auba-Harvetz-Bruno-Soucek-Bissouma
    Martial-Werner -Adams

    1FT

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No - I think you should wait until after GW3 and see how that goes personally.

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks.
        Will see what Chelsea do.

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Salah, Lukaku, KDB, now Lamptey!

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Anyone else?

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Robben

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey is so quick

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Frighteningly so

  26. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jrod or DCL on a WC?

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

    Lamprey dead in the water

  28. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Now tottenham versus this newcastle team looks a great fixture

    Crazy how much is happening each GW to change opinions on players

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

      The way things are going Toon would probably end up winning.

  29. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey flew too close to the sun

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

    Now I know how all my rivals felt when I had Antonio capt for his 4 goals. That was the worst feeling ever.

    I have Alli ffs