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Lamptey shrugs off injury to start as Maupay and Ryan return for Brighton

Graham Potter continues to perplex Fantasy Premier League managers with yet another interesting Brighton line-up.

The good news for 11.6% of the Fantasy community is that Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) has shrugged off the muscle injury that he sustained in the defeat to Spurs.

And anyone who kept the faith in Neal Maupay (£6.5m) or Mat Ryan (£4.5m) was rewarded as the pair slot back into their usual positions up-front and in goal.

However, it was Leandro Trossard‘s (£6.0m) to go on a mysterious disappearing exercise for Gameweek 8, the Belgian left out of the matchday squad entirely.

Also absent is Robert Sánchez (£4.5m), despite being picked ahead of Luke Steele (£4.0m) in Gameweek 7.

There is a full Brighton debut for Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) up-front while Pascal Groß (£5.8m) earns a second consecutive start in midfield.

The big news for Burnley is that Ben Mee (£4.9m) is finally back in the team, making his first appearance of the season since recovering from a long-term problem.

He displaces Kevin Long (£4.5m) to sit alongside James Tarkowski (£5.4m) at the heart of Burnley’s back-four.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-1-2-1-2): Ryan; Burn, Webster, Veltman, Lamptey; White; Bissouma, Lallana; Groß; Maupay, Welbeck.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Brady; Wood, A Barnes.

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708 Comments Post a Comment
  1. masterkyzz
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Absolutely buzzing as a Ryan and C. Taylor owner!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        great start

      2. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Gah I benched Ryan because of doubt over his place following last week's benching!

        1. masterkyzz
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I’m WCing after IB and was prepared to cop a 0 pointer just for this week. Thanks for the parting gift Potter/Ryan 🙂

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Good for you pal. Hope the WC goes well

              1. masterkyzz
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Thank you mate, gl for the rest of the weekend

            2. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              What did you think, he'd come on for a 5 min cameo? Either he starts or he doesn't....

              1. Cometh The Aouar...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Get off my case man

        2. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Brighton deserve more. Sometimes little naieve in defence.
          But at least they try, compared to Burnley.

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          If my double Soton defence don't get a clean sheet now I will be devastated after benching Taylor.

        4. Ady87
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Lamptey on the pitch, Taylor 1st sub. Incoming cameo from James or Podence!

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Enough patience with Maupay. Grrrr

        6. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          The Brighton defensive double-up always pays off 🙂

          1. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Brave. The Brighton defence always seems to concede.

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Agree...it was the one week where Ryan seemed a better bet than Martinez

          2. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Last week vs Tottenham it was Lamptey. Last year vs. Tottenham it was Dunk (either 9 or 12 points). I had both, and I benched both.

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Benching Lamptey vs Tottenham is reasonable...but Burnley are pretty hopeless offensively

              1. Plant Based Footballer
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I meant I benched Lamptey vs Tottenham and Dunk vs. Tottenham. I played Lamptey vs Burnley.

        7. noone
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          not sure to be happy with 6 points for Lamptey or not, could have had so more. Not even on bps :/

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Shocking he’s nowhere near the BAPs, best player on the pitch by a mile

            1. noone
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Exactly!

        8. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Don't quite know what I want from the next game - Wilson to score a brace or hatty or a cleanie from McCarthy or some save points!

          1. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Cleanie

            1. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Saves+BPS

              1. Cometh The Aouar...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Fingers crossed!

        9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Hi 5 Lampinator owners 😉 Already a green arrow for us

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Or is it Lamptinator?

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Blanktinator*

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Prefer this 🙂

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Lampteynator?

        10. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          This game had 0-0 all over it before it even started
          Time to own up who benched Bri/Burn defenders ?

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            "never bench TAA or robbo" brigade.

        11. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Poor Mat Ryan sellers

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            They sold for a hit too. It will pay of I think

        12. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I am considering Chelsea defensive double up or even triple up.

          Mendy Chilwell Zouma

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            They looks the best defense to invest in atm

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Be good until Kane bangs a hatrick past them

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              The other fixtures are excellent

        13. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          8 points on the bench ... ugh

        14. boc610
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          brighton players need to practice crossing. over hit or straight to the keepers hands seems to be their speciality. Maupay had a shocker.

          1. fleagle1888
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I brought Maupay in I think 3-4 weeks ago and honestly have probably not paid much attention to him/Brighton before. After paying attention to him, I have been miserable watching him as an owner - he has almost no threat other than maybe getting a Pen or just the ball somehow dropping to him in the box. Even Welbeck today is twice as threatening as Maupay

        15. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Lamptey(C) next gw seems like a no brainer

        16. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Benched C.Taylor, Reece James in my 11 though so could get them jammy points lol

          1. Ian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            You and me both. Benched Taylor as I have Lamptey, James and Zouma.

        17. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          My league leader has bench boosted with only 2 of the 4 playing but 12 points so far.

        18. Goat
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Any virgin on here know if Taylor will keep his 2 bonus?

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            lol

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I'm not qualified to answer, sorry.

          3. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            He won't lose it just like me

        19. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          You like these moves for nxt gw 2fts

          Robbo/Son➡️Cancelo/Kdb

        20. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          McCarthy KWP and Che!