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. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I'm keeping DCL through GW19. I really like his fixtures afterwards. Anyone with me ?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      All depends on whether Richarlison, James, Coleman, Doucoure, and Allan are fit and whether Digne is on the road to recovery.

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Have him from GW2 for 7.0

      Very modest results. Painful, but has to go it seems. Would like to have Vardy and Kane afterwards

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Modest results recently I mean

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      If I move Kane > Vardy in 19 I can afford Watkins >> DCL in 20 if I want.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nah DCL to Vardy for the double

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Got him since GW1, gonna be on my bench for TC19 and see how it goes GW20-21.

    6. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not sure yet, have had him since monster WBA haul so value aside I fear he'll blank GW19 vs avl and that could be crucial ground lost in a DGW.

      Issue is I can't stretch for Vardy (or Kun) so might have no decent option other than holding onto him..

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    If Adams doesn't play and owners get Soucek off the bench I will never play FPL again until Gameweek 18. Absolute joke if it happens.

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Grammatical error. Replace 'never' with 'not'.

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        But that what makes his post priceless.

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        thatsthejoke.gif

    2. JOELIO8701
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I can't find anything indicating he'll not play. He went on Twitter the day after to say he's feeling fine. I have Soucek first sub but won't be getting my hopes up on this one.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I just posted twitter link. Not sure if legit.

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Seeing as though the Southampton match day program has Long on the front that may also be a sign

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bench points are crap and should be halved imo. Been saying it years. I have more of an issue with players getting points due to Covid cancellation. FPL bailed a lot of managers out with a free WC last season yet just let the carnage continue now . They are actually useless .

      1. LC1
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That's a nice good idea imo

      2. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        wah wah wah

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Woy?

      3. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That's nonsense. You'd be unlucky of the player you picked because you think he will score more doesn't play. Stop being so salty.

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Lots of spawn merchants getting him for Podence/Wood. Let us unlucky Adams owners get a break too.

    5. Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Why Soucek particularly?

  3. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Of course Wolves have a Portuguese inspired third kit.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It's pretty cool tho

      1. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah like it

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Brexit couldn't come sooner

  4. AllINeedIsCoffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Can you please rate my free hit draft? Thank you 🙂

    Leno (Trafford)
    Bellerin - Saiss - Dias (J. Robinson - Mitchell)
    Fernandes - Rashford - Son - Sterling (Elneny)
    Wilson - McGoldrick - Kane

    0.2mitb. Thanks! 🙂

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Trust Spurs defence?

      1. AllINeedIsCoffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You mean wolves or arsenal?

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Will rather have Cancelo/Stones than McGoldrick, Saiss to Newcastle defender can help to fund

      1. AllINeedIsCoffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Good thinking.

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Need to have 3 man city surely?

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bottomed and Looking for a few more inputs... if you plan to FH is it too early to hit the button? Will a breaker mean I could lose the chip? Thank you

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You would lose the chip.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pros of doing it now: catch price rises so could be key if you are right on cash for your perfect team

      Cons: if gameweek gets cancelled or say ends up being severely disrupted and down to 1 fixture then you’ve completely wasted the chip

      I’ll be editing and making no transfers until much nearer the deadline

      If I have to get one slightly cheaper player because of it so be it

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Seems like good advice! Thank you

  6. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    If I use my transfer before my FH this week, will the transfer remain or revert back?

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Revert

    2. LC1
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      It'll revert.

  7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Can field this XI in DGW19 using a couple of FT’s, whilst fielding 9 in BGW18, look good?

    Martinez
    Robertson Dias Cresswell Dallas
    Salah KDB Bruno Son
    Bamford Rodrigo

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    First year I didn’t qualify for the cup. FPL is quite tricky for me nowadays.

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      There's so much information out there now, between FFS, YouTube, podcasts, Reddit...

      Plus, Covid on top, its getting harder and harder

  9. FPL-Albion
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Sorry if I’ve missed this but what’s wrong with Podence?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He isn’t very good at football

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably injured.

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Conn goal

  11. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Worst thing about this week is having to sit through all these mega scores just for KDB and Salah to blank in the last 2 games of the week

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Just hoping KDB comes good if not against Chelsea then in the doubles to justify only going for Kane

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Goalalalala

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Trossard assist

  14. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Trossard Assist
    Connolly Goal

  15. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    nuno out!?

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Connolly EO: 0.01%
    Trossard EO: 0.04%

    Perfect

  17. h3nh3n
      3 months, 17 days ago

      1-0

    • MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      How bad is your cup opponent?

      Mine has a bench of Allisson Bednarek Podence Keane and captained El Ghazi

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine is very good. No way I can catch him.

      2. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine's not too bad, i'm currently on 58 (once bonus is added) with KDB, Stones, Holding & Salah left to play, he's on 55 with Salah, Zouma & Bednarek left to play...

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Well they have 0 points so far with Aguero (C) and Auba

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Actually they have 1 (Traore)

      4. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine has Kante Jota

      5. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine has 5 points from 4 players.

      6. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine triple captained Son. I have a small lead so far

      7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine did 10 transfers so started on a -36, gotta love the cup!

      8. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        600k, so not bad. Similar teams.

        Basically my Kane captain vs his Vardy captain. Advantage me for now.

      9. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine also has no spurs and he’s active. Took a hit this week

      10. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thought he was pretty bad, but he just got 9 points from McArthur. He's only 5 points behind me and has his captain (Vardy) left to go.

      11. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine is 135k, I am in top 3m, killing him!

      12. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mine has double Burnley defence - subs are Mitro, Delap and Burr - and he captained Rashford

    • Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Doubt any serous players have Wolves def, but thar she goes.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Many Saiss buyers this week

    • djman102
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Glad Maupay wasn't involved. Got rid a couple of weeks ago and it was bad enough he ruined Fabianski's CS in 15.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What happened to Wolves? Looked promising after last season.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Jota/Doh/Jimenez/Podence
        big loss

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I’m sure Potter said Lamptey had recovered about 3 weeks ago, here we are now and he’s still out!

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Lampteys time was up ages ago.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah I know just wondering what’s happened to him?

    • El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Defense killing me,what happen with Regulion rested or injured?

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Believe he was dropped after breaching Covid protocols, or that's what it said on Sky Sports earlier.

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Covid

      3. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Ate too much suckling pig over Christmas

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Remember when Trossard was all the hype on here

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        An annual occurrence, like the Wally wagon and the Barkley bus.

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Miss the days when we had the Tadic Train

    • zotter
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      With two FTs I can get to this for 18.... good enough not to free hit?

      Martinez
      Cancelo
      Kdb. Grealish. Bruno. Son
      Wood. Dcl.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        good enough for me.

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Imo yes

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Went Leno over Guiata in the end, can someone please reassure me it will be a clean sheet too!! Haha

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It's West Brom. They apparently only score against the big sides.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Hahaha good answer mate!!

      2. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Brought in Holding this gameweek. We will be ok!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Certainly hope so mate!!!!!

          1. Mika-eel
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Told you 😉

    • Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      50 with Johnstone, Cancelo, Justin, Salah, Mane, Adams left to play. Happy with Son (C) but my joy will turn if Salah matches his output on Monday.

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Wolves completely stripped of quality.

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Even a good score isn't good enough these days

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Saiss G

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Semedo Assist