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
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    A Play this 8
    B FH

    Martinez
    Mitchell Dias
    KDB Son Bruno
    Watkins Brewster

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A definitely for me

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Just get Kane

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 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.

    6. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      That 8 is good enough. It will some FH teams

      1. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Beat #

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

  3. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Me too

  4. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 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.

  5. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Potter's leads are dangerous

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      So are Bielsa’s 🙂

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Aaaaaand there it is

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      5 left for me

      Cap played

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I’m most afraid of KDB and Vardy

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      4, but don't have any Liverpool

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 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
      8 months, 16 days ago

      7 to go including cap

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Wow! Who have you got to play?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

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

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Incredible!

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Salah TAA and Dias.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Basically same as me. Salah, Robbo, Dias

    5. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      The average is generally... the average.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

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

    6. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      4, double City, double Pool

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Noice

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      3, cap played

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Snap 😉

    8. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      6 (currently on 52 and Soucek first bench)

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Nice. Anyone that might not play?

    9. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Dias, Salah and Vardy to go

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I’m scared of Vardy!

    10. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        That’s the spirit!

    11. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      5 left

    12. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      5, if Pep lets Mahrez play

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        He may well

    13. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      6 left. Captain played (Son)

    14. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      4 Dias Robertson Salah Mané

    15. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 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
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Could be in luck there with Adams not playing!

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Cost of freedom and independence- priceless

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Freedom from car ownership? If so, I agree

        Do you take that same approach with homes?

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Teslaaaaaa

    3. MidTableFantasy
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Agree - depreciating asset

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Nice vid - mutual funds are trash tho

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 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
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          This and this

    5. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 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
      8 months, 16 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.

  8. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      And what about Salah?

    2. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Hopefully, Soucek first sub 🙂

      1. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Me too

  9. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I think he wouldn't

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

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

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Double City defense or extra attacker?

    KDB Sterling and Kun all look explosive differentials atm

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Double defence - check their defence stats

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd go with the double defence

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 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 Year
          8 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Why Aguero?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 16 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

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

    5. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

  11. h3nh3n
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 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
      8 months, 16 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
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Very nice

    2. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 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)

  12. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Will Bissouma be suspended for FA Cup or the league ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

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

  13. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Of course my ML rival captained Mitchell

  14. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    So Wolves can't defend anymore.

  15. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 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.

  16. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 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

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    My cup rival owns Saiss (and Creswell ) *gulp

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 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
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        consider yourself out of this useless cup

  18. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Neither. Only short term punts

  19. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 16 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

  20. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    What's the goss on Reece James?

  21. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    1-2 Wolves Burn OG

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Burn OG

  23. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Brighton Burned

  24. james 101
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 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
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I figure at least one of my subs will play.

  25. Begbie.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Shocking goalkeeping.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Lol how?

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    YESSSS NETOOOO ASSIST

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      oh no

  27. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Saiss assist?

  28. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    No assist right?

  29. Cruyff Turn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Neto assist?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      yesssss

  30. Egyptian Giza
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 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
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Is it only for UK?