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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Fpl is finished if that's a Saiss assist lol. Just make it up as they go along

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Neto I mean

    2. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Neto created that goal so deserves the assist

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No way should that be a neto assist.

    3. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cresswell assist last night was the worst I’ve seen I think. Shot going miles wide rebounded into the goal scorers path, still don’t understand

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I agree and I own him. It's just nonsense tbh

        1. thegame983
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          They were both clear assists

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who cares

  2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Brighton's "own goal king" Lewis Dunk would of been proud of that one 😀

  3. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Neto assist...Woohooo
    Need 1 more goal Pedro

  4. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hahah how is that Neto assist?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      read the rules 😉

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Sure i have to coz i understand dedlections, but it bounces back and then hits defender 😀

  5. MidTableFantasy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Was that not on target from Neto? I couldn't really see a good angle.

    1. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      NVM see that it was saved first duh

  6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bissouma what a tool, down to 8 for GW18

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I thought he nicked the ball. Wasn't a yellow card, ffs.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Same I was relying on a 2 pointer from him

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Same

  7. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    shouldn't be anyone's assist

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No you need to take into account the ownership of the player to determine if the assist stands

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        thats the fecking problem

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          System is terrible

          Should just use pure assists that Opta and the rest uses

          Then fix the BPS system

  8. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    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?

    Thanks!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Let the players play their games.

  9. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Love the fact every cares about the cup. Absolute lottery. Like the real life cups who cares.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I guess you're out or didn't qualify?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Of course I qualified. And winning. My name might be on the cup this year. 😀

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        only lucky ones knocked out early in this useless cup

    2. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Just adds an extra layer of interest. I often don't even qualify so I'm happy to be in it this season.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Let us enjoy it, i'm out this week anyway

    4. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nobody actually cares about it but it's fun to talk about and moan about nevertheless.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      The game is a lottery

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    come on Neto one more goal

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Was that a shot on goal? Can't see the Neto assist sticking.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah - shot then keeper saved... bounced off defender

    2. Cruyff Turn
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It was.

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      yes 100%

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Saw the replay, it was a shot..

  12. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    He’s had an attempt on goal that ended up in the net without a teammate touching it. Definite assist

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      this ppl need to read rules first

    2. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      THIS
      People who are crying about Neto assist should check the FPL rules first

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I wonder when Potter will be fired

  14. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I thought having Mitchell was jammy but Cup opponent has Saiss as well.. that's me dead and buried....

  15. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Neto assist given

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      of course it is his 😉

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Of course!!

  16. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any early Arsenal team news? Randomly brought Mari in for Taylor and nervous he won't start

    Cheers

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mari will be fine, it's when Gabriel returns that he gets dropped

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Phew thanks also have holding and saka pray for a clem sheet haha

  17. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Lovely Neto assist!!!

  18. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Rank is 1m and considering sterling (maybe captain) rather than kdb on free hit....

    Worth it for the differential??

    Thanks

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's a better pick than KDB.

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Would pick both if on WC

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          *FH

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        FH is differential enough

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Seems like little to lose on free hit given rank

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Do something crazy then. Triple Ncastle defence, Aguero C Sterling in.

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Kdb sterling cancelo will do the job

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      How was that a netonassist

      Seems like theyre just handing out assists for just being on screen when balls goes in now

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Shot on target, someone scored off the parry.

      2. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It resulted from his cross. Like if a shot rebounded to a team mate and they scored it would count as an assist.

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pedro Lomba Neto Juuuuuhuuuuuuuu

    4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hopefully Brighton "keep the faith" with Potter 🙂

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        They sacked Chris Hughton for far less. I’m surprised he’s lasted this long.

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep - does make me think Tony Bloom could pull the trigger sooner than later (I hope not)

    5. mirkomen77
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who is City goalkeeper with Ederson out?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Steffen probably.

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bissouma suspended for Man City.

      Oh dear Brighton.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        kdb c

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          KDB TC

    7. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      We want more, keep going Neto!

    8. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Potter could be sacked by the time Brighton fave man city. Maybe they can employ big Slav to try and nick a draw again.

    9. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pen

    10. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Burn is terrible.

    11. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Brighton lol

    12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Beeeen had Neto and Saiss in FH18 draft.

      If only I got this week’s points too! Drat! Lol

    13. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Burn's having quite the night