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. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Give it to F Silva

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    pennn

  3. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Traore celebrating early

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      xEGC +1

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Surprised they didnt give neto the assist there

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Neto or Saka on FH?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Saka

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Neto

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Wait after the Arsenal game

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Whoever scores the most points this week

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Triple man City looking essential next week.

    And I have none. Time for a WC...

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Double attack imo

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      WC is tempting, have an amazing looking draft sat ready and waiting

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    of course the highest owned player in this match returns...keep it at an assist and we'll call it even

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    At least Brighton play City away, they are terrible at home.

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Eh?

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      They are a valid reason to FH next week if you are light of City players

  9. moz_1983
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Burn having an absolute mare. Christ, lad.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A genuine old school donkey centre half

  10. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Had 3 wolves for several weeks and they couldn hit a barn door.

    Now all of a sudden even without Jimmy they can score goals.

    But glad to see they are (a little bit) back to form and scoring.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Fortunate goals though not exactly genius

  11. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Neves on penalties

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He used to be on pens.

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I'm pretty scared about having Webster in my team next GW! Could be negative points - anyway to make him stay on the bench? 😀

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No free hit?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Nope. Webster's been my 4th/5th defender for ages (usually on my bench)

  13. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Also Brighton seems the ideal team for City to slaughter.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Who are going to play for MCI is the question

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Like always...

  14. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Overreaction for Brighton?

    Conceded a dodgy own goal and a pen...

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      against a Wolves team who are so cautious

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      They are a pathetic football team. The new Bournemouth.

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Are you watching? They are shocking. Cant defend and think they are capable of playing out from back

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Reads like Potter's CV

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Need Lamptey back

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ha ha

  15. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    This Brighton performance so far is all pointing to KDB and Sterling on FH.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'll stick with Zaha

    2. SINGH
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Agueroooooooo

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Worried Mahrez will end up with all the points - Need to decide whether to get KDB or Sterling (Not on a FH)

  16. greggles
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Dan Burn has had a mare here. Poor lad.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Players have had enough of Potter...

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Traore gets his first return of the season....

    Of course my Cup Opponent has him!

    1. A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      My dead team Cup opponent has him too, Bruno cap. I'm just hoping for a now show from the his defenders like Alonso and Walker.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Should be ok, mine also has Aguero (C) and Aubemayang!

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Shocking statistic actually. If you’ve followed your namesake you should be in decent standing for this gameweek

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yes all good, just made me laugh the timing off his first return

  18. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Potter out

  19. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    "ofcourse my cup rival has Traore and Neves"

  20. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    On the plus side I could be a Burn owner!

  21. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Lads, would you please help me out here?

    McCarthy / Steer
    Robertson / Dias / Cresswell / Saïss / Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Soucek
    DCL / Watkins / Bamford

    DCL to Wilson, Steer to Martinez for a hit? This would give me 8 playing players for GW18, and good options for a bench boost on GW19. Sounds reasonable?

    (Also, better to transfer now and avoid price changes, or wait until further news?)

  22. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Potter has ruined this team with his idiotic rotation and tactical changes, time to go!!!

  23. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Got a 17/1 acca on Spurs/Palace/Wolves/Arsenal

    Big Sam against Arsenal 🙁

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      can see a bore draw in the arsenal game. 0-0

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      1-1 incoming

  24. markus808
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I haven't watched many Wolves games, but is Saiss a bad defender, does he have some irredeemable flaws, which make him a bad choice in Santos system? Why aren't they playing him, if he has scored like 30% of their goals? Or is it that only Mr tinkerman knows?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      The league is full of terrible defenders, so one that can score is a big plus.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Perhaps he wasn't good enough defending, but since they have been unable to score without Jimenez, he is back in starting XI. Also Podence not in the team this week.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Just my logic after watching the games. Haven't read anything. The fear is that they buy a striker in January and he is out again.

  25. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Saiss in this week, I had a feeling he would score

  26. SIGGYMETIMBER
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Are they given these assists based on ownership? I have Neto but that's never an assist

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Been on this site for 5 years and still don't know how assists are given? That is just a standard assist if you've even paid the slightest attention.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Rebounds
      If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored from the rebound, then an assist is awarded.

  27. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Current FH

    Leno
    Stones Shaw Fernandez
    KDB Sterling Fernandes Rashford Martinelli
    Kane Wilson

    Steer Holding Mitchell Davis

    Guessing a lot of teams will look very similar.

    Best captain option? Currently on Fernandes.

  28. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Please score Neto!!!!!!1

  29. And we all have legs
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    What do we think of this FH team?

    Leno
    AWB Maguire Tierney Cancelo (Mitchell)
    Bruno Son KDB Sterling Grealish
    Wilson (Brewster, 4.3)

  30. nkhoughton
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Best mid 8.1m or less for next gw?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      James

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Zaha, Grealish,Soucek, Saka

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Soucek 😆

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Not Soucek, he be GW19!