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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A Play this 8
    B FH

    Martinez
    Mitchell Dias
    KDB Son Bruno
    Watkins Brewster

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A definitely for me

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Just get Kane

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not really possible without a -8 unfortunately which would then wreck BB team for 19

    3. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 24 days ago

        A

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Depends if you think it's more worthwhile this week v GW29 which has 4-6 blanks.

      • F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        easy B... no guarantee mitchell is nailed now, PVA could easily get another chance. And Brewster isn't a consistent 90 min player either.

      • Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That 8 is good enough. It will some FH teams

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Beat #

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      With their striker issues, I wonder if Nuno has considered just sticking Saiss up top

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He should do, Silva does enough to keep the ball out of the net so they may as well swap positions

    5. ajay_kl +42
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why did I get Neto when I could have just played Soucek. I am a muppet

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Me too

    6. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Don't need to tell anyone how incredibly frustrating this game is. You are lady know.

      Had both Saiss and Mitchell until recently.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I had Saiss. Sold him for Walker. And also brought in Matip, Taylor and Pieters. This is all in the past 5 GW's.

    7. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Potter's leads are dangerous

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        So are Bielsa’s 🙂

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Aaaaaand there it is

    8. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How many players do most on here have left?

      I’ve only got 3 - cap played - can see the LiveFPL average is 5 remaining though.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        5 left for me

        Cap played

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I’m most afraid of KDB and Vardy

      2. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        4, but don't have any Liverpool

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          You prob have more MCI than me - KDB?

          I’ve got Salah, Robbo and Dias

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        7 to go including cap

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wow! Who have you got to play?

          1. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Robertson, Chilwell, Dias, Salah, KDB, JWP and Vardy(c)

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Incredible!

      4. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Salah TAA and Dias.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Basically same as me. Salah, Robbo, Dias

      5. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The average is generally... the average.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Indeed. I was just seeing how representative it was on FFS

      6. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        4, double City, double Pool

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Noice

      7. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        3, cap played

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Snap 😉

      8. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        6 (currently on 52 and Soucek first bench)

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Nice. Anyone that might not play?

      9. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Dias, Salah and Vardy to go

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I’m scared of Vardy!

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Salah (c), KDB, Holding, Chilwell. Should be good for about 10 points.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That’s the spirit!

        • Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          5 left

        • Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          5, if Pep lets Mahrez play

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            He may well

        • mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          6 left. Captain played (Son)

        • dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          4 Dias Robertson Salah Mané

        • Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          59 pts with salah. Wilson. Adams. Justin to play already played cap on kane. Soucek first on my bench. Hoping Adams isn't playing

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Could be in luck there with Adams not playing!

      10. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cost of using transport as a service vs cost of owning a car... thoughts?

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cost of freedom and independence- priceless

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Freedom from car ownership? If so, I agree

            Do you take that same approach with homes?

        2. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I live in the sticks so out of necessity drive a big dirty diesel at present. Planning to get an electric car with decent range. Use public transport a bit during the working week.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Teslaaaaaa

        3. MidTableFantasy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Buy a car wisely near the bottom of it's depreciation curve

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Agree - depreciating asset

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Nice vid - mutual funds are trash tho

        4. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Depends on where you live. I lived in London for 10 years and never needed a car. Whenever I wanted to go out of London use to rent a nice car just around the corner of Gloucester Rd...

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            This. All about frequency, map out your last six months of car use and use back of a napkin.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              This and this

        5. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Each household should have at least one car. After that, public transport is cheap compared to the first few years of car insurance (first year expect to pay £1400). Long term car is cheaper.

        6. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you din’t really need a CAR, don’t buy one. I have a big diesel SUV I use to our cottage in the mountains and an electric car to use in the city.

      11. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Adams not in any training pics either. Looks like he might be out..

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          And what about Salah?

        2. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hopefully, Soucek first sub 🙂

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Me too

      12. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nuno piss off if you hadnt dropped Saiss out of nowhere he would still be in my team

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I think he wouldn't

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Ultra defensive team, goal threat. Hes a no brainer pick if nailed on.

      13. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Double City defense or extra attacker?

        KDB Sterling and Kun all look explosive differentials atm

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Double defence - check their defence stats

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'd go with the double defence

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            But everyone will go double defense. I am not talking about next week only, I am using transfers not FH. Defia chance the extra attacker to outscore Salah and to get extra 2m to play with

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Dias and Cancelo have 7%~ and 8% ownership respectively, you'll be fine.

        3. ivantys
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Why Aguero?

            1. Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I have a feeling that in 2 weeks time he will be on. No Jesus too. Great shot term punt, even for the armband

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Double defense, absolutely elite. Attack not firing at all right now

          • Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm going KDB Kun if it looks like Kun gets a start

        4. h3nh3n
            1 month, 24 days ago

            what teams are people playing for FH GW18?

            I'm probably going with:

            Darlow (macey)
            Dias Stones Wan-bissaka (Mitchell Douglas)
            Saka KDB Bruno Son (Stephens)
            Martial Kane Wilson

            feedback please!

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Saving free hit. No hits for 18. No hits for 19 either. Using TC 19 on either KDB, Bruno or Salah.

              18 team Is this;

              Martinez
              Dias Dier Stones
              Bruno Son KDB
              Kane Bamford.

              1. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Very nice

            2. Alex_thekid
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Ive just made 1 before seeing this jst finished the draft
              Darlow (steer)
              Cancelo Stones Awb (Lewis)(Mitchel)
              Sterling Son Bruno Rashy Saka
              Kane wilson (Davis)

          • dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Will Bissouma be suspended for FA Cup or the league ?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              League - think they changed the suspensions for accumulated cards to apply in league games

          • Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            waiting for someone one with "ofcourse my cup opponent has Saiss, Samedo and Connolly"

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Of course my ML rival captained Mitchell

          • ivantys
              1 month, 24 days ago

              So Wolves can't defend anymore.

            • Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Taking out C. Taylor for Saiss absolutely the right decision! Didn’t really fancy Burnley’s fixtures in the short to medium term anyway so glad I got rid.

            • RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Kindly help select an option:
              1) Without Freehhit I have 7 playing in gw18 and no hits for BB team gw 19
              2) If Free hit now additional players I can add will be Kdb+Kane+Ars def + Mcity def but take -4 on BB in gw 19

            • Daniel - WC Active
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              My cup rival owns Saiss (and Creswell ) *gulp

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He is on 55 me on 54. He has Vardy and Mccarthy and I have Justin and Cancelo.. wow. So tight

                1. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  consider yourself out of this useless cup

            • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Who is more nailed long-term?
              A. Mitchelle
              B. Struijk

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Neither. Only short term punts

            • Champ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              It would be cool if there was a fantasy game where you could pitch your wits against other real life players I think

              Eg both pick a fresh team for any given week

              The house takes a cut and the winner takes the remaining pot

              It's more fun competing with a person than a bookie

            • FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              What's the goss on Reece James?

            • Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              1-2 Wolves Burn OG

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Burn OG

            • Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Brighton Burned

            • james 101
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Second Draft FH18 squad:

              Leno
              Cancelo Mina Stones
              Bruno, KDB, Son, El Ghazi, Rashford
              Kane Wilson

              (Steer, WanB, Kilman, Davis)

              Who do I need to swap in/out?

              1. james 101
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I figure at least one of my subs will play.

            • Sco
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Shocking goalkeeping.

              1. Bruce Lee
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Lol how?

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              YESSSS NETOOOO ASSIST

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                oh no

            • Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Saiss assist?

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              No assist right?

            • Cruyff Turn
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Neto assist?

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                yesssss

            • Egyptian Giza
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              So my first round in fantasy5 and I have picked Son and Saiss .. am I actually gonna win 10k if Aubameyang, Salah and Wilson haul?

              1. Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Is it only for UK?