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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. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Zaha might struggle against Burnley next week, I might sell for Bruno / Rash / Greenwood / Jota

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Tempting but then he has Newcastle and West Brom

      I think if he doesn’t return this week he could be on his bike

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Newcastle are not that bad so it is only the Fulham game

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I used to think McNeil is decent player

  3. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Maupay is useless

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        this

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Easy 0-0 this

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        yes free money

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Wait

    • sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      So much Lamptey talk and he's got no bps?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Missed a bug chance earlier. Not dribbling. Just running.

      2. doher.ty
          3 months, 28 days ago

          The guy has been very good. BPS doesn't always reflect the small off the ball things that Lamptey does that has made him a threat this game.

        • Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          He will with the upcoming attacking returns

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I've seen Salah make the difference in many games and be nowhere near the baps. Sometimes the scoring system doesn't reflect the kind of risk taking play that is needed to win games.

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Lamptey 1st on my bench. 6 points is perfect, strikes a balance between giving me something to look forward to if Reece James gets rotated, and not being too much of a loss if he gets stuck on the bench.

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Have you thought about the possibility of him coming on at 85'?

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Hence the second part

            1. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              5 point loss is too much for me at this stage. You are too optimistic, it seems 😀

              1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Optimism needs to come from somewhere when you're ranked close to 4m lol

        2. doher.ty
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Benching Lamptey against Burnley was bold.

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          3 - Veltman, Mee (29)
          1 - Taylor (28)

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I benched Taylor for Kilman last minute, s***

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Who is this guy Veltman?

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Lamptey's going to be getting all his baps from goals this game

          3. fridge
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Feel like I might regret benching Taylor...

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Here, for Cancelo

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Time to take Lamptey and bank the clean sheet

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            *take Lamptey off

        5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Maupay left out of last GW squad in order to bring him back down to earth? Hardly an inflated ego due to number of goals he scores.

        6. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          The real J. Rod coming in

        7. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Taylor on for 9 points. If it stays this way, I will punish myself for playing TAA over him.

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Wait .

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Wait for TAA's 16 pointer.

          3. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            TAA will come good. I finally sold him this GW 😀

        8. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Chances of Reece James starting tomorrow?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            theres doubts? Isnt he pretty much nailed?

          2. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I think he will, we need attacking full back to crack Sheffield defense

          3. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            I think he’ll start with azpi left back. Chilwell better used with Werner LW so he can overlap. Pulisic likely to come in for him so they need an overlapping full back for Ziyech instead

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Pulisic isn’t fit to play according to Frank

          4. some witty pun
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            As a Chelsea fan I think he starts - need him to provide the width on the right for Ziyech to drift inwards

        9. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          14 shots off target and counting..,

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Xhaka's open play record here

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            That's amore...

            Wait.

            Thats a Maupay.

        10. ivantys
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Lamptey always in position to receive a pass to shoot but his teammates never pass to him.

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Yeah, what's wrong with them we all own him on ffs

            2. Joey Tribbiani
                3 months, 28 days ago

                yup...

            3. some witty pun
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Lamptey is quite a steal at his price, Brighton a midtable team and he's playing almost like a RW

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Lamprey is most overrated pick on on here. Not even averaging 4 ppg and for just .5 more u can get players like zouma bellerin etc

                Brighton cant keep cleanies doesnt matter where they are on the table

                Burnkey home and fulham home. That will be their two clean sheets all season from now

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Okay sir.

                2. Hulk Smash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  He was very unlucky to be subbed early when they did keep a cleany. He also got an assist in that game so would likely have about 6 more points if he'd stayed on for 3 more minutes.

            4. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Well done so far to those who kept ryan

            5. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Shouldn't have checked my live rank. Too big a jump with Lamptey and Taylor. Doesn't end well usually !

            6. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Wow just toying with my 2fts. I have Robbo and he's only owned by 17.9%..

              Think il be keeping him tbh. Almost a differencial 🙂

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Scotland are going to flog him over the international break. Can see him being benched against Leicester.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Slavery!

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Differential isn't necessarily a positive

            7. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I hate to be too much of a pessimist but don't Burnley have a habit of scoring late goals in close matches like these (over the past few years)?

            8. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Looking ahead to next gw think kdb to Bruno is a bad move it I captain fernandes ?

            9. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I find myself hoping for a Foden benching with Taylor first on my bench

            10. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              What happened to Ashley Barnes. regressed massively from a few seasons ago.

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Injuries

            11. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Surely Brighton score.

            12. sirmorbach
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Lamptey is one hell of a player.

            13. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Wtf is with Brighton taking short corners when they have 3 or 4 six foot defenders?

            14. bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              I was planning to get Vardy to Jimenez GW10...but have the exact amount and he is going up tonight. Should I get him in now?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Far too early imo

            15. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              OMG! Lamptey close again. Geez

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Seriously?

              2. Ode
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Close lol. Weak shot straight at Taylor

              3. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 28 days ago

                All fart no poo is lamptey

              4. Joey Tribbiani
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  One of these days he get 20 pointer

                • D ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Wonder how you react when there is a goal

              5. keefyefc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Pope getting me some decent points in his last game for me
                I'll be playing Martinez for the next 7 game weeks
                So it's time to sell for a £4m bench fodder to free up some funds

              6. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Congratz Lamptey owners on CS. Well done.

                1. Ode
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  They deserve it tbh

              7. D ✅
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Lamptey any bonus?