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
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      FH

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers, leaning towards sticking to the FH18 plan

  2. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        This

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. The Road to Turfdom
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Exceptionally

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  3. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else own Sanchez? 😆 😆

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
    7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Because*

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day 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
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Need Kilman to feature somehow

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Your wish is granted.

  6. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Shaw or Bailly?

  7. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Baggies double decker.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      same. can easily see a 0-0

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Pereira hat-trick.

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Dan Burn RC incoming for the perfect performance?

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Would be almost a Jonathon Walters-esque performance.

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Any other tierny owners lurking?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        wait another 8 minutes...

    2. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes. What about him?!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day 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
          7 months, 1 day 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Went Bellerin over Tierney myself

  10. MessiGOAT
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Brighton actually playing good!!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yet still losing. Story of their season.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      They always play good. And lose.

  11. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kilman coming on..loooool

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Awesome!

  12. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Sit back down Kilman!

  13. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kilman ON

  14. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Plenty of time for a kilman haul lets gooo

  15. Jamie_GAWA
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on keeping DCL?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Jamie_GAWA
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Jamie_GAWA
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day 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
          7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  16. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Find out shortly.

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      yes hopefully he will come in second half

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        he will start

    4. MessiGOAT
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I wish .. have Ogbonna first sub

  17. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kilman blocks a few Coufals at least.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      great

    2. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes..pure bad luck

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Never bench the lord

  18. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kilman

  19. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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..

  20. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      At least spell his name correctly.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Sorry, I meant Dan Burn

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Goal incoming.

    2. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      *conceded penalty

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Mitchell wins the battle of enablers

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      For this week

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Risky from Potter with no subs left for 25 minutes.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Burn was a liability.

  24. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Newtonian level but don't do that

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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)

    4. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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)

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Great game to watch

    Very rare when wolves are involved

  26. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    neto fail

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Looks like another donkey has arrived in the PL

  28. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      congrats, mate!

  29. C_Manan
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    FPL should have 2 points for keeping CS for 30 mins

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  30. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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