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. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Im guessing some people have had their non-FH GW 18 team plans dented because of Bissouma's suspension. Along with the Taylor injury, I guess I feel better about commiting to a Free hit now.

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

      Not sure a loss of 2 points should be denting anybody's plans

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        True. Hence why I said dent and not destroy. It just doesnt feel right to field 6/7 players

    2. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 4 days ago

        FH is worth more than 3-4 points

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

        Grealish YC would have been brutal yesterday

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Sorry this may have been asked, bilut anyone know why podence is missing today??

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

        He has Soucek first on bench

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I wish I did too

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

        In all seriousness no idea

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

        Guessing injured, got hacked last game on back of foot.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          He came on as a sub for 30 min vs united if I'm not mistaken

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

            Oh, not sure when that tackled happened.

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      for gw19 BB

      a) Salah & Dallas
      b) Son & TAA +8points

      writing it down the 8 point hit looks excessive - but no Salah for double is terrifying.

      balancing 2 from 3 of Son, kdb and salah through 18 and 19 without chips is tough

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

      Watkins (AVL mci) Rodrigo (BHA SOU) or Adams (lei lee) for DGW19?

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

        Watkins has EVE, i'd go Rodrigo

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

          Ahh my bad thx

      2. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Antonio?

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

          Good shout just not sure he's gonna get enough mins

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

        Antonio could be gold, looked sharp when he came on last night

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          He'll be sh!t or champagne. Will haul or get hauled off on a stretcher.

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

          Yep saw that though may not start both games?

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

      Most people seem to be using free hit for blank game week? I'm using it for double game week.. is anyone else??!

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

        Saving for 29. Will be more carnage then. Plus I have a half decent team for 18 and 19 without the need to spunk my chips this early.

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

        It’s crossed my mind, but then you can’t play BB or TC

      3. Bill Haverchuck
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Yes I'll be FHing for the DGW. Can field 10 for next week as is.

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

        No as my team suited FH18 better, FH chip is more fun to use on a dgw though.

      5. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        only 3 or 4 for 18 so need to use it then. 19 already looking decent so would be a bit of a waste for me then

    7. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      my predicted City team vs Chelsea 😉

      steffen
      Cancelo
      Stones
      Dias
      Ake
      Rodri
      Gundogan
      De bruyne
      Sterling
      Mahrez
      Aguero

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

        Isnt canceko ill

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

          Sick = cool for the 2021 cool kids?

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

        Won’t matter when it’s postponed. 😎

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          You wish 😉

        2. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          City have been training, will go ahead.

      3. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Steffen could be great for FH if Ederson isn't back by then

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

      Very close in the cup despite getting a good score

      Both 68 with

      Him: leno + justin

      Me: KDB + zouma + McCarthy

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

        It’s over then. You win.

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

          Dont see ars or Leicester conceding but i hope ur right

    9. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Plan was to get rid of one of Kane/Son for a dgw player but after that Spurs show and another SHU failure I am having second thoughts...

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Still looking at Kane--> Vardy. Think he can outscore Kane in two games.

        1. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          If he plays them both.

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Should do. 4 days between games is fine for him.

            1. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              He played all fixtures between GW 13 to 15 which was in the space of a week. Now that he had his rest Im sure he'll start both

        2. djman102
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I'm hoping he'll play at least 60 in each.

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

        Think I am still getting rid - Liverpool away in GW21 as well. I'm a sucker for a DGW though.

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

          Yeah, so am I and got burnt before by sgw players...

      3. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I think that KDB/Bruno/ Salah are needed for DGW. I wouldn’t keep son or Kane at the expense of dropping one of the above.

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

        Not sure why this display should change your opinion, Leeds were always a prime fixture for them.

    10. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      My gw 18 team

      Martinez
      Dias, Lewis
      Kdb, Son, Bruno
      DCL, Brewster

      I reckon the FH could add another 20/30 points to that from the Man City / Man U games.

      However i could take a 4 point hit to do salah & Brewster > rashford & Adams.

      But that would cost another 4 points to get salah back.

      Is it worth it?

      1. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        20-30 pts is a lot especially when so many are playing the FH

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        FH for me, you'll want salah back (but not brewster!)

    11. Caleb's Kitties
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      FH18 draft. Thoughts? Would like sterling but can't fit unless i drop kane..

      DDG (macy)
      Cancelo dias saiss (mitchell 3.8)
      KDB bruno rashford son neto
      Kane wilson (brewster)

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

        Like it but would actually prefer Sterling over Kane. Neto can become Watkins?

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

      I can get this for -4...pretty crap but saves FH chip

      Worth saving FH?

      Martinez

      Lowton Mitchell Lewis Maguire

      Son KDB Bruno

      Brewster Kane

      1. MoeZe3bi
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Save the FH

    13. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      fkn hell this isn't even funny anymore, Mitchell and Cresswell on my bench. Hope the Liverpool match is off 🙁

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

        Blame the name change.

        1. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Maybe you're right 🙁

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

            The bad spelling doesn't help too.

            1. Lethargio Alcantara
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Bad spelling? Can't find any ...

        2. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Why do even allow it?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            *you

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

            What does it mean? Report it with the meaning?

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              You don’t know what Kraut means? Really?

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

                Just the food, will pass it on to Geoff.
                Could have reported it whenever.

              2. Lethargio Alcantara
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Didn't know there was any problem with the term 'Kraut' in England?!
                It's just my usual name suffix I choose in english speaking forums, so people know right away where I'm from and don't make fun of my english. I am not a native English speaker but from Germany and have been a Liverpool fan since childhood.

                If I violate any rights with the term or offend anyone, I will of course change my name right away..

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  If you’re German I’m surprised that you don’t know that Kraut, is a derogatory term for Germans, carried over from the war. It’s akin to someone calling themselves PremPaki which obviously wouldn’t be allowed and rightly so. Google it

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Your English is excellent btw and nobody would make fun of you.

                  2. Lethargio Alcantara
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    ah sorry, we sent the message here at the same time.

                    Well, sure I know what "Kraut" means.
                    But I don't understand the problem with the term. I think we Germans didn't behave well in WW2 and so we kinda deserve to be called "bad names" and shouldn't complain about it.
                    Overall, as I said, it is just a joke and if I have hurt someone with it, I apologise and change the name.

                    Man and I thought we were uptight here and have too many rules. 😀

                    Cheers!

                2. Lethargio Alcantara
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  As usual, all that is ever mentioned here is that you have done something wrong. However, it is never explained what it was and where the problem lies. Questionable support for paying subscribers imo.

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    I just have

                    1. Lethargio Alcantara
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      sorry!
                      In the meantime, I have already written something about this above. Was not meant badly!

                      Cheers!

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        both in my 11! unlucky

        1. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I usually play with 11 safe starters and don't care about my bench players to avoid overthinking before deadlines.
          However I boosted my bench with nicer players in the last few GWs and now I always field the wrong ones, just because I have the choice to do so 😀

    14. Mo Mane No Problems
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Do free hitters impact the prices of players? So, for example, is Salah’s price likely to fall a load over the next 10 days because all the free hitters will ditch him?

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

          They can't ditch him. FH is a bit like a virtual team, though not sure how the transfer scenario works, FH transfers don't impact prices.

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

        My 18 team. No hits.

        Martinez
        Dias Dier Stones
        Bruno KDB (c) Son
        Kane DCL.

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

          Villa to blow it out of the water.

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

            But not wasting a fh to get Grealish.

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

              Of course, that's the main thing missing.

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

          Thats a nice team. Only way i can see u gwtting a red arrow is of villa destory spurs they way they did pool but very unlikepy eith moirinho

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Lovely

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Gutted I couldn't quite afford Saiss over Taylor last week

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Salah and Rashford to Sterling and KDB for free?

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

        Penalty

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

          Maupay tripped and scores

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

        Non-Maupay owners rank drop incoming

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Bri Pen

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Didn’t expect a goal fest here, surprisingly a decent game.

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

        Should have got Maupay instead of Watkins 🙁

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

          Ask aZ if that was the good move. 😉

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Maupay as he dribbles towards the penalty area: "Please someone touch." 😆

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Still not tempted by Everton attackers for the next gw

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Are they even looking at VAR now!? maybe due to all the complaints...for me there is minimal contact but certainly not enough for Maupay to fall in that way - only took one look at a replay to see that

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Chris wood was such a fail . Everyone has outscored him

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

          still maintain it was a good pick on the wildcard. cant predict cancelled games and still has a DGW

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 4 days ago

            2 really hard games tho.

        2. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Terrible pick

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Lmao Maupay

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        2 more things I desperately need this GW:
        - Vardy haul to tomorrow
        - Che Adams no-show on Monday (Soucek 1st sub)

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Having a good week with only Bamford failing so far - unfortuantely red arrow as no Spurs!
          - Desperately need a Vardy (C) haul too (and a CS for Justin).
          - Mane and Salah to actually turn up this week, still raging about missed opportunity for my team last week. Cheeky Adams goal in this game wouldn't be bad either.

        2. Bees4Lyf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Saw some Twitter rumours saying Che maybe injured and that Shane Long will start. Nothing solid but just rumours.

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Graham Potter dressed like he's heading out after.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        How have Brighton not got a better option than Dan Byrne at left back

      • djman102
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Where was all this output a month or two ago, Maupay?

        At least I got rid for Bamford.