Dugout Discussion

Welbeck and Podence missing as Brighton host Wolves

Brighton and Wolves are without key attackers as they meet at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) came into the weekend with a yellow flag for his knee injury and is absent from the matchday squad.

That is now two matches in a row the Brighton forward has missed out on a place in the starting XI; Neal Maupay (£6.1m) Aaron Connolly (£5.2m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) comprising the front-three against Wolves.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) remains sidelined for his hamstring injury, so Joël Veltman (£4.3m) features on the right-hand side again, Dan Burn (£4.3m) earning a third successive start on the left of defence.

They sit in front of Robert Sanchez (£4.4m) who features for the fifth match in a row since displacing Mat Ryan (£4.3m).

Daniel Podence (£5.5m) is the key absentee for Wolves, as well as Raúl Jiménez (£8.2m) of course, with Fabio Silva (£5.2m) coming into the side to lead the attack.

Nuno Espirito Santo has gone back to the 4-2-3-1 formation he experimented with recently, featuring an attacking-midfield trio of Pedro Neto (£6.0m), Vitinha (£4.8m) and Adama Traoré (£6.1m).

Max Kilman (£4.1m) is the man to suffer from Nuno’s downsizing of the defence, Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) and Nelson Semedo (£5.4m) operating either side of Romain Saïss (£5.1m) and Conor Coady (£4.9m).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez; White, Dunk, Webster; Burn, March, Bissouma, Veltman; Trossard, Connolly; Maupay.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Aït-Nouri, Saïss, Coady, Semedo; Neves, Moutinho; Neto, Vitinha, A Traoré; F Silva.

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1,158 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 13 days ago

    Mitchell is world class. LOVE that guy

    1. bialk
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Nice top post!

    2. Futile Tinkering
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      It's amazing how their defense improved in the last two with him in.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      The Mitchell points have taken me past my cup opponent. We have the same front 7, so it’s down to the defence.

      Hope he keeps his spot. Always nice when a player you keep hold of through price drops, starts getting you points again.

    4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Also my Michelle is a nice person. Love that girl

  2. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Wasn’t someone posting on here earlier about a Podence haul today?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Didn't see. Yet this is first time he is useful to me, I get Dier from my bench!

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Yes yes there was

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      62 with Salah, Mane and Stones left. Green?

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        You can check it on LiveFPL

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I don’t like checking it because I see my rank high when I know it will come down due to having less players less. Just like a general idea

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            So why even ask at all then? Just wait till the GW is over.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Look at the earlier replies.

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Always a nice feeling when your 3.9 priced def gets a cs.

      1. bialk
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        And may save your FH next week.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Saving my fh but activated wildcard instead

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            What's your WC team looking like. Might activate mine depending on how the week goes.

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Best Forward under £5.5m for a BGW 18 punt one week only?

      For some stupid reason I’m actually considering McGoldrick surely Sheff Utd due a goal.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Brewster is cheaper.

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          In & out for just GW18 so not bothered about saving £. McGoldrick more likely to start, I was going Tekkers just depends on his injury now.

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Never ever consider a Sheffield United attacker

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          For one week what’s the worst that could happen. Max differential points.

      3. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I wouldn't go near anyone from Sheff Utd

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I would prefer Benteke but depends on his injury, gutted Martinelli isn’t a forward.

      4. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        I've got McGoldrick and Wilson for my gw18 forwards ... there's always a chance that he gets something

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          This is my thinking he plays, fits the price bracket and there’s a chance how ever small he could get some points he got a brace against UTD.

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Fabio Silva?

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          I was thinking about him, just doesn’t always start that’s the only thing.

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yep - see how he does today. A good performance should earn him another start.

            1. MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Agreed if he scores he’s going in.

    • HD7
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Taylor and Wood in my starting 11 (Ouch)

      Its good I put Mitchell and Coufal first and second on the bench though (Sun)

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Salah(C) what do we want?

      I say a hatty & 2 assists. Anything less & I won’t be satisfied

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Didnt you captain Vardy:/

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Do you think Mitchell will keep place ahead of PVA? Helpful if does as let’s me get 8 players out next week and save FH

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Like to know this ^^^^^

      2. Kingtekkerz
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah as long as Palace wins (and looks good at the back) Mitchell will keep his place

      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        You want this stress every GW?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Just want him for week 18 then gone anyway

      4. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Can Mitchell not play RB too?

      5. Jimbo74
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Don't see why Roy would drop him, what with Palace's defence seeing a big improvement. At 3.9, he's worth keeping, even if he doesn't play every game.

    • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Is Podence injured, rested or dropped?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Guessing injured or rested. He got hacked near ankle/back of foot last game.

    • MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Mitchell = Golden boy 2021. What a beauty.

    • goldensock
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      If I keep my ft next week and use free hit for double game week will I have two ft to use the following week?

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        NO

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          FT's are killed by a Free Hit and never carried over.

      2. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Nope, will lose them

        1. goldensock
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Even if you have two to use before you free hit?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            yes

          2. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Yes. You are being given UNLIMITED FREE TRANSFERS and you still want the 2 you were given from last week? It doesn't work that way. 😀

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Add a GW to my name.

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Safe to say that the rest of tonight's games don't really impact fpl as much?

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Neto is in quite a few teams in my ML.

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Siass goal and clean sheet, please.

      1. SuperG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        This. Brought him in this week

    • Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Kilman unlikely to come on?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        very unlikely

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Reguilon, Wellbeck, Kilman, (Matip) ... 7 missing last week, 4 missing this week - need a change of luck this year already 🙂

      1. SuperG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        The last three are always unlikely to play.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 13 days ago

      C Palace (0.60) 2-0 (0.34) Sheffield Utd

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        That Eze goal just summed up Sheffield United's season.

    • Vazza
        4 months, 13 days ago

        Would you save your FH if you had this lot after making a few transfers (4pt hit) ahead of the BGW

        Dias Stones Wan-Bissaka
        Son Bruno
        Kane Watkins

        1. Vazza
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Please help out guys

            1. SuperG
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              In general I’m against fh next week. But those seven (six if you count Wakins) have a very low score probability.

          • Kane and Ablett
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I’d save, there’s a lot of twists to come this season, blanks and doubles and you’ve got 7 of many peoples free hit components in there

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Last Man Standing Update (1387 teams)

            Current safety score = 35 with autosubs
            LMS average without autosubs = 51.24 (-0.49) = 50.75
            Players played = 7.59/12.0
            Captains played = 82.31%

            Up to 5 games left.

            https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

            1. Chucky
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              damn,I am out... thanks for hosting..

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Season over material 🙁

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  yeah going vardy over kane because of the DGW hammered me hard...

              2. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                and youre his biggest fan 🙁 this is sad

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  🙁

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 13 days ago

            @captain kane , wtf is ur season

          • Vazza
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I’d be surprised if PVA doesn’t replace Mitchell in at least one of the next two games

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Nah. We don't think so. Maybe only when fixtures are thick and fast/dgw etc.

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Scout Picks smashing it so far.

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Apart from no Mitchell 😉

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Picks have been very decent lately

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Need 20 points exact from Salah, Holding, Cancelo, and Mendy to win my cup tie

            • Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Salah, Lowton to Kdb, Dias (-4) for the dgw?

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                No

              2. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Why take lowton out?

            • pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Best Podence replacement for 6.2 m?

              Needs to only play BGW 18.

              Neto? Saka? Someone else?

            • Party time
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              So Brewster played again today... Oof

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                I guarantee he won't play next week when I need him most

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Who is more likely to play in GW18. Ampadu or Lewis. Need to burn a transfer. Planning to transfer in Mitchell.

            • AllINeedIsCoffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              First free hit draft, can you please RMT? Thank you!

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Sure

              2. AllINeedIsCoffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Why can't I see the rest of my post.. Anyway!

                Leno (Macey)
                Dias - Saiss - Cancelo (Maguire)
                Fernandes - Rashford - Son - Siggy (Elneny)
                Wilson - DCL - Kane
                0.4mitb and can sell Maguire for a good million fund increase.

                Thank you! 🙂

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  City attackers are arguably the standout captaincy options
                  I'd do Maguire to Mitchell and Son to Sterling or something like that maybe, not sold on Siggy either.

                  1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Forgot to mention I have Mitchell too, and I find Wolves clean sheet unlikely so probably playing Maguire or wan bissaka over Saiss but I'm considering City attack for sure but pep roulette..

            • wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I can't accept that people are getting points from Mitchell.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Patience.

              2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Come on, you can't begrudge them a little joy?

              3. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                this. it's a national disgrace

              4. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                This so bad, main rival getting him for Balbeuna

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Settings > Notifications > Filters > Muted Words > "Mitchell"

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Michtell ftw.

            • Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 13 days ago

              im on 67 points thanks to mitchell

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Congrats mate you're flying, can't believe Mitchell!

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  thanks fella. im finally in the 200k mark. top 10k back on.

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Nice one, I won't get close to that this season as still at 450k. Haven't finished inside top 10k since 17/18!

              2. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Same score as me, who you got left to play?