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. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Would you take a - 4 probably Robbo and Salah to City players to have 8 players for BGW18 or use FH18?

    1FT 0.2itb
    Martinez*
    Holding* Robbo Cancelo*
    Son* Bruno* Salah Raphinha
    Bamford Kane* Rodrigo
    (Johnstone Soucek Coufal Balbuena)

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      FH

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers, leaning towards sticking to the FH18 plan

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Can get this team for sgw 18 and dgw 19 BB and just - 4. Looks good?

    SGW18
    Martinez
    Mitchell Dias Holding Dier
    Bruno KDB Grealish Son
    Watkins Kane

    DGW19 BB
    Martinez x2 Johnstone x2
    Cresswell x2 Dias x2 Holding Dier Robertson x2
    Bruno x2 KDB x2 Son Grealish x2 Anguissa x2
    Watkins x2 Bamford x2 Kane

    Or just bench Johnstone, Anguissa, Holding and Dier and TC KDB/Bruno?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I’d get rid of one of Kane or son for Salah

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        My bad, Kane would become Cavani x2 in the dgw...

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Would need to do - 8 or 12 to fit Salah in...

    2. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Exceptionally

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Looks good. I'd consider saving the BB if you're not free hitting, with a combination of the 2nd WC and FH you could probably build a better bench boost squad

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Ty, also a bit scared using BB now that games are being postponed left and right, TC feels safer then...

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I’d use the TC
      BB is better deployed after a WC

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else own Sanchez? 😆 😆

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Plan to for FH18 with Martinez. He's cheap and don't want another cancellation to fk my GW up.

  4. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Severe lack of Spurs in my team. Was going to play FH in bgw18, but after that...

    Grealish, Wilson > Son, Brewster (-4)?

    McCarthy, Forster
    Chilwell, Targett, Coufal, KWP, Kilman
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
    DCL, Wilson, Bamford

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No. Buying 2 good options for one. Why change FH plan.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I clearly did not write this as well as I thought.

        I'm not changing my FH plan, but if I make these transfers then play FH, I go back to my current team without Son.

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No. You don't need to cover any team. Grealish could become the best value asset in the game at any moment. If you want son because you want so then maybe you can find a way, but getting him best he plays for spurs does not a good decision make

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Because*

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I only mention Spurs because he's on Spurs, not because I *need* a player from their team. That said, when Spurs perform as they have most of the season, I'm faced with a red arrow. Therefore, bringing in Son (or even Kane--but Son is easier to accommodate).

  5. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Need Kilman to feature somehow

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Your wish is granted.

  6. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Shaw or Bailly?

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Hoping for a Johnstone clean sheet. Bought him in a bit early to play instead of Mccarthy

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Baggies double decker.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      same. can easily see a 0-0

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Pereira hat-trick.

    3. Vazza
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Apparently it’s snowing at West Brom. Could make it trickier for the goalie.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Dan Burn RC incoming for the perfect performance?

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Would be almost a Jonathon Walters-esque performance.

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Any other tierny owners lurking?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Please don't tell me he's benched?
        He's one of my differentials.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          wait another 8 minutes...

      2. milanista10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes. What about him?!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Nothing, just wondered if anyone else had him, hoping for a haul! Sorry to raise your alarm haha

          1. milanista10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Haha no worries, thought he is rumored to be benched! Good luck tonight, let’s hope we celebrate a haul from him 😀

      3. Jamie_GAWA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Went Bellerin over Tierney myself

    6. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Brighton actually playing good!!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yet still losing. Story of their season.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        They always play good. And lose.

    7. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Kilman coming on..loooool

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Awesome!

    8. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sit back down Kilman!

    9. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Kilman ON

    10. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Plenty of time for a kilman haul lets gooo

    11. Jamie_GAWA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on keeping DCL?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        For next week yes, for the double no, after the double probably yes as Rodriguez is back

        1. Jamie_GAWA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Mmm that means using more transfers and losing value. Agree with you so difficult decision.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        5 duck eggs isn't good. FH for 18 so will see if others are bigger priorities in GW19.

        1. Jamie_GAWA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Out of curious out how many players do you have without FH?

          I’ve Martínez,Stones,Dias, Bellerin, Son,Bruno,Grealish,DCL.

          Think I’ve decided not to use FH and save it for future blanks/large double gws later

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Martinez, Bruno, . Bissouma, Son, DCL, Kane. Gonna try and spread across most games including bench bar Douglas, maybe even ship him. Fearing another cancellation so want to have a playing bench even if it's a poor one.

      3. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        He's a player in for 18 for me and I'm FH in 19 most likely so i'm keeping

    12. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      That's a bit of a nuisance. Hopefully Holding is not playing.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Find out shortly.

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        yes hopefully he will come in second half

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Wtf... No... Holding has to playm

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          he will start

      4. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I wish .. have Ogbonna first sub

    13. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Kilman blocks a few Coufals at least.

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        great

      2. C_Manan
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes..pure bad luck

        1. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Not worse than pep sending otmanedi on in the 93rd min last season to block my lundstram 20 plus points!!

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Never bench the lord

    14. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Kilman

    15. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Perfect GW in terms of decision so far maybe first time in ages..
      Captained Son.. Benched Dallas for Mitchell...
      But Dallas juicy 1 point incoming due to Wood fixture cancellation..
      Whatever the points are it is a great pleasure when one get the key decisions right..
      Sorry for the loud thinking..

    16. Vazza
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Everything seems to be going through Dan Byrne. Haha!!!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          At least spell his name correctly.

          1. Vazza
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Sorry, I meant Dan Burn

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Dan Burn is having a beautiful game..
          - Conceded 3
          - OG
          - YC

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Goal incoming.

          2. Forgetmeknot
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            *conceded penalty

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

          Mitchell wins the battle of enablers

          1. Vazza
              4 months, 12 days ago

              For this week

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Risky from Potter with no subs left for 25 minutes.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Burn was a liability.

          3. Chandler Bing
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Salah -> KdB (-4) crazy or genius?

            1. Vazza
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I was thinking the same, KDB just does not look on it this season

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  I think he's thinking of going the other way. Salah TO De Bruyne.

              • Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Newtonian level but don't do that

              • F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Crazy on the surface w/o knowing your plans. But I've held KDB the past few weeks and it's ruined my season as it meant going without Salah (and then Bruno when I swapped Bruno for Salah)

              • HashAttack
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                I sold KDB this week, for Rashford (Price drop and just in case the game is cancelled)
                Now looking to buy KDB, or Sterling back for Salah (gw18) and then getting Salah bac (gw19)

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

              Great game to watch

              Very rare when wolves are involved

            3. Woy_is_back
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              neto fail

            4. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Looks like another donkey has arrived in the PL

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

              Really need Saka to start, have 1 point Webster first bench!

              1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                congrats, mate!

            6. C_Manan
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              FPL should have 2 points for keeping CS for 30 mins

              1. HashAttack
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Maybe for 60 minutes - There's currently a big advantage for defenders that get subbed after 60 minutes

            7. Pariße
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Dan Burn with a 1/10 today for this performance.