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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. ejaknian
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    West Brom v Arsenal could be in doubt as snow storm hits the Hawthorns #WBAARS

    1. ejaknian
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      #WBAARS

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Surely Premier League needs to get much tougher with players who simulate diving in the penalty box. If opposition team are penalised with the slightest of touches with a penalty given against them, then players taking a dive should be booked or sent off. That way we would see fairness in the game.

    1. Kane and Ablett
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Totally agree, don’t know why this form of cheating goes unpunished , it would also deter future actions that lead to other time wasting VAR reviews

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

    Snow storm (c)

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Snowflakes arrive at the Hawthorns. Arsenal team bus has pulled in to the stadium.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Very good 🙂

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Vibes in the Arsenal camp should be up after the tampon tax announcement

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Sexist

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Snow Salah would be put off by that weather.

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Lads who were saying Brighton were in the mud after the 1st half... where are you??? Let's be avin youuuu

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Don't give a toss about Brighton btw not a fan

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        The casuals forgot about how deadly Maupay is - can never write Brighton off with him up front

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          An OG and penalty and apparently Brighton are nailed to go down

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Still think they are poor. Nothing has changed.

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Of course my rical has Snow (c) while I picked COVID (c)

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      😀

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Trossard finally rewarding the 19/20 preseason hype train

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I used to play football in snow all the time as a kid. These players are soft as anything these days

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Fudgy (c)

      Hope he doesn't quit mid-game

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, it's not even like they have the fans to worry about travelling. Can't see it getting called off personally but we'll see

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Leaving yourself open...

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        He has a weird kink for pain

  10. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Still showing as a Dunk goal? Clear as day it was a Saiss OG

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah hopefully they change it soon.

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I agree, don’t get the people who think it was on target, clearly going wide of far post

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I'm not even sure it would've reached the goal line 😆

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

      But it was on target? That's what they say these days...

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        No it wasn’t

    4. thegame983
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Saiss was too close to dunk.

      Attacker will be given benefit of doubt.

      Dunk goal

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Lol, that’s not the rule

  11. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I'd love another DGW fixture. Both teams have low ownership anyway

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Martinelli benched! Magnus in shambles

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      There is a real risk both Magnus and Mark don’t ‘know’ this week

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Mark got Soucek and Coufal off the bench...

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          How?!

          1. Brosstan
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            He knows

          2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Wood and Cancelo probably.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 28 days ago

              Is Cancelo confirmed out?

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                8 months, 28 days ago

                No, he would get Dias anyway.

  13. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Arteta lobbying to get the game canceled as any sighting of winter coats might give Arsenal fans flash backs to the times when they used to play entertaining football.

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      That's rather witty for you

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        😉

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      But they still Wi t be able to do the zips up. 😉

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    That snow storm doesn't look that bad, play on wimps. Long ball football to escape the snow incoming

  15. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Any BPS for Burn?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      He's doing better than Salah against Newcastle 😆

  16. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    If the match was cancelled, do you think they could play tomorrow, weather permitting?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      They might be washing their hair tomorrow

    2. Jamie_GAWA
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I have Soucek first sub so hopefully not

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

      They could still play this GW I imagine.

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Haha!!! This is not playground football mate.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Not as simple as that - TV rights etc.

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Yes it is, they would just show it tomorrow. The Amazon prime games from last week are going to be on prime whenever they are rearranged for.

  17. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I'd be rubbing my hands together if I was a WBA player hearing Arteta doesn't want to play

    Big Sam long-ball, let's gooo

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Looks like the match will still be in this GW even if it's called off today, so not much to worry about

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      How?

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

        Play tomorrow instead lol

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Can play tomorrow or Monday?

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Rescheduling within the GW

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

        There is one empty tv slot tomorrow?

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Games can be shown at the same time

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    On FH would you prefer:
    A) Saka Reguilon/Mina
    B) Neto Holding

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Really?! Surprised at that

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Are these players for your bench? I’m sure you can go bigger than that mate!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Haha see below

  20. Party time
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Into the next round of the cup. I am gonna win it this time around!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'm supporting the cause as I didn't even qualify lol

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Enjoy the prize.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Hope you win it!!!

    4. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Remind me of myself like 10-11 years ago when I first played fpl cup lol

      1. Party time
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Damn liar. Fpl cup wasn’t available 10-11 years ago

        1. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          First cup entry I mean lolz
          I started 2009/2010

    5. Party time
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Cheers all. Let’s enjoy the ride while it lasts 😆

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Latest situation at West Brom - ref Martin Atkinson is happy for the game to go ahead. Players will come out for the warm up and they’ll reassess just before kick off but snow seems to be easing off a bit now

    https://twitter.com/MattCritchley1/status/1345448188824727552

  22. HippY
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I'm gonna be knocked out in the first round because my cup opponent has Dunk... how much luck can someone have

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Well, how much bad luck was possible to have in qualifying?!? (with 3x Spurs + 2x MCI etc)

  23. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What's the idea of having a yellow ball if they talk about postponing the moment there's snow?

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

      Pitch might be frozen.

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        They have undersoil heating

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        They'd have 24 days to get it in condition to play after this game

  24. Bada Bing
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Too bad Burn was subbed off before he had a chance for a perfect trifecta of an own goal, conceding a penalty and getting sent off in the same match. Has that ever happened in the epl...?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      One Stoke player did it?

      1. Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Jonathan Walters perhaps...?

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Jon Walters had 2 OG and a missed penalty, but no red card.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Just checked and this is what i was thinking of.

      2. Bada Bing
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        So the wait for the perfect trifecta of shame continues...

  25. the_duke
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone worse than 34?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      not a single soul on god's green earth

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      LMS safety score is 34 before autosubs.

  26. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    59 pts with TAA, Salah and KdB left. Garbage gw :/

    1. C_G
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      a KDB haul this week would really make me feel better for not owning Son

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        3 points is a KDB haul unfortunately!

  27. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Praying for martinelli to stay benched for my soucek points

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      the lad is definitely coming on

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      He playing - unless game is canceled

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Any FH18’ers taking Aguero? We reckon he starts?

    Super tempted by the following - fringe players like Neto Holding v Saka Mina/Reguilon undecided as yet

    Darlow
    Cancelo Saiss Holding
    KDB Bruno Son ElGhazi Neto
    Aguero Kane

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 28 days ago

      This FH team gives me confidence that I shouldn’t FH and save it for later.

      What’s your team value?

  29. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Semedo yc

  30. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Almost 70 points already and still likely out the stupid cup

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Oh dear fudge

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      ouch losing to a noob at 3.5 million, that sucks

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      At least you qualified!