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. NejiHyuuga01
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which would be the better option?

    A)Chilwell,KWP to Maguire,Stones

    B)Justin,KWP to Shaw/Bailly, Lowton/Pieters

    1. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  2. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Yessir Dunk header

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Or should I say Saiss OG 😀

  3. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Brighton finally sends an inswinging corner

    And Dunk scores

    Shocking

  4. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Lucky deflection

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    No Burn, no problem.

  6. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Saiss OG

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      good joke

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It was on target imo

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    WEST BROM : Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Ivanovic, Sawyers, Robinson, Phillips, Gallagher, Diangana, Pereira.
    Subs: Button, Gibbs, Bartley, Grosicki, Austin, Harper, Krovinovic, Peltier, Diaby.

    ARSENAL : Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
    Subs: Runarsson, Willian, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Luiz, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah, Martinelli.

    1. DaniCT
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Saka starts. So far so good

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No Martinelli for Magnus

      1. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Magnus having a shocker - 25 points sofar. I migh catch him this week.

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          whats his or?

          1. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Google magnus carlsen fpl

          2. A Kun & Mateta
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/history. I get it from the "great and good" link!

      2. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He must really be a "stats junkie" because Saka is pretty clearly nailed on for Arteta. He even had that goal and assist game by the time Magnus got Martinelli. Martinelli is probably a better player... getting FPL points is sometimes dirty though (looking at you Wilson owners - I had him for three weeks, too!).

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Martinelli could be just as nailed as Saka after a few more games. Just come back from a long time out so wasn't expected to start every game. If Martinelli is the better player, then I don't see how picking him makes you a stats junkie. Great option, probably better than Saka in FPL terms as well given equal minutes.

          1. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Given equal minutes yeah.

            I just already knew Magnus looks at stats a lot for his decisions, and I disagreed with picking Martinelli on a side that hasn't been firing as of late if Saka was for sure going to play and was doing at least decently well.

            So I guess I figured he was looking at the stats of last year or something.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cheers.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Holding let's go

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Let's goooo!

    5. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      WBA playing without forwards?

    6. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Neale got Arsenal XI spot on!

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

    No CS possible for Kilman

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Paging Irbox

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Saiss OG I believe

  10. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Said OG? Cup Rival has him.. 😀

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Same here. Prayers will be answered if Saiss of.

  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Dunk goal on FPL atm

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Was it on target?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Just

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          🙁

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I don’t think it was

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          🙂

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        i doubt it

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Impossible to say it wasn't imo.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Still looks off target to me

  12. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    FFS Wolves are bad! Costing me a lot of money need a wolves win!

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      How much $$?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Should have cashed out?

      1. Daddymac
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Should bet in bet365 you bets up if 2 goals clear

  13. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Stinking piece of refereeing there. Should be a Brighton goal.

  14. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Do your thing goal accreditation panel

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

    Trossard absolutely robbed, never a free kick against ShiteNouri

  16. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Since I bought Webster he has hit the bar twice and dunk has scored twice

  17. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Podence would have hauled if he played 🙁

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A Podence haul is a 3 pointer.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      if my grandmother had wheels she would be a bike

    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Don’t worry, they wouldn’t score as many goals with him on the side

      1. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        True, most likely. Football is difficult for short players. Even Messi rests and walks a lot during the game, and Podence is shorter. He's good though.

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Please.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Joke if it is, they have under soil heating, whenever prem games are called off for snow we are told it is for crowd safety

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Snow never usually calls of a top level game nowadays with undersoil heating (it's usually the conditions for the fans outside with ice) - so would be surprised (and it's the Express as a source)

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Damn, was hoping that would be about Southampton vs Liverpool being cancelled!

    5. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wow.. cup rival has 2 players in that game... cancel it ASAP...

    6. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Line ups already out

    7. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That would be both my keepers axed if true (Fab & Johnstone)

    8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Arteta seems like he would prefer calling it off

      https://twitter.com/beINSPORTS_EN/status/1345446341372235778?s=19

  18. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    People were expecting this score in the Spurs Leeds game....

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Didn't mind the 3-0 with the overboard Leeds attackers.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeah, same for me, triple Spurs and only Bamford from Leeds. Dier points better.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Was thinking that jus one moment ago

  19. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Went Bissouma instead of Smith Rowe as my cheap midfielder, on the basis he was nailed for GW18 🙁

  20. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    When will the last goal be changed to a Saiss OG? 🙂

  21. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Wrong game taking all the goals

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    The defending in this game is comical. Should be on the cartoon network.

  23. Vazza
      1 month, 27 days ago

      There are chances that the West Brom Arsenal game will be called off due to adverse whether conditions

      1. Vazza
          1 month, 27 days ago

          weather^

      2. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Where's Saiss OG?

      3. Henning
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Gonna freehit gw 18.
        Is it the right strategy to get playing player on bench, or to go cheep?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Both

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          go ultra cheap for the 3rd sub have 1 decent playing sub for the 1st and 2nd sub, especially in covid times

        3. Henning
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanx. Any players that is a must have?

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No fans massively reduces chances of games being postponed due to weather

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

        Arsenal players reportedly refusing to play as they could feel a bit cold out there and thats not comfortable.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Big Sam likes this

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ozil having an influence on the squad

        3. djman102
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They just don't want to play a Sam Allerdyce team. Bolton flashbacks.

      6. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I’m beating a top-100 player in the cup

        Thanks to the Son-Kane brotherhood!

        He needs a Vardy Party to beat me. Could happen

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Link?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Let it snow!