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Unchanged Brighton defence chase latest clean sheet as Mitchell starts for Palace

Brighton are unchanged as they host Crystal Palace in the A23 derby.

Graham Potter has not been known for showing faith in personnel or systems during his time as a manager but five clean sheets in six matches has seemingly forced his hand.

It means further starts for Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.9m), Brighton’s most popular defensive assets, although both of them can consider themselves differentials.

They are owned by 2.9% and 5.7% of Fantasy managers as of the Double Gameweek 25 deadline.

Thanks to his kind price and occasional route into Brighton’s midfield, Ben White (£4.4m) is catching the duo up although is still only in 2.2% of squads worldwide.

The cheapest members of Brighton’s resurgent back-line Joël Veltman (£4.3m) and Dan Burn (£4.2m) have not quite earned the same level of trust in the Fantasy community, perhaps based on recent line-ups.

Still, tonight marks Burn’s fourth successive Premier League start while Veltman has now featured from the beginning in nine of the last 10.

A positive result tonight could see each of them build on their 0.6% and 0.7% ownership respectively.

Steven Alzate (£4.2m) is in the left wing-back role again tonight with Yves Bissouma (£4.4m) and Pascal Groß (£5.8m) in central midfield.

Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) occupies the number 10 role behind Neal Maupay (£6.1m) and out-of-position FPL midfielder Leandro Trossard (£5.7m).

Crystal Palace line-up in 4-4-2 formation as they search for a first Premier League goal this season without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) in the side.

Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) and Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.8m) are tasked with that job as tonight’s centre-forward while Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) starts on the left-hand side of midfield in front of Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m).

His first start since Gameweek 23 keeps Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) on the bench for only the second time since Gameweek 21.

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-1-2): R Sánchez; Burn, Dunk, White; Alzate, Bissouma, Groß, Veltman; Mac Allister; Maupay, Trossard.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Cahill, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, Riedewald, Milivojevic, A Townsend; Ayew, Mateta.

Double Gameweek 25 so far…

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  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Ah, my cup comes down to Ings +1 vs McCarthy.

    Dramatic.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Something pretty remarkable will need to happen for Ings+1 not to win

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Which are you?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        McCarthy sadly. A 1-0 Leeds with a few saves might do me good!

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Has to be Ings +1.

  2. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Which city players would you buy on WC ?

    They have 2 back to back doubles so it feels like 3 city is a must but who will actually play all 3 apart from Ederson ?

    With how close those 4 games are plus Wednesdays Champions League game added in and City having players to come in in every position, who would you actually buy with confidence, Gundo yes at that price and maybe a Def (who will probably play 3) or Ederson, thats it 2 or do u go for Kdb or Sterling or Foden to have funds but Mid slots are precious so what would you guys do ?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      KDB a huge diff. Dias, Gundo, KDB if you fancy the punt.

      Dias, Gundo, Cancelo/Stones would be the sensible trio.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        The Ideal trio is Kdb, gundo and Cancelo but very highly likely to get rotated plus kdb just coming back from Injury.

        Dias is the safer pick but even he was rotated recently so reasonable to assume if he starts in midweek he doesn't play all 4 league games.

        I guess a lot depends on mid week line up but currently im on Cancelo and Gundo and might leave it at that or just add Stones in as hes the cheapest and everyone is likely to be rotated so best case is to get 3 games each. Probably the way to go as you say

        1. dogtanion
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Sterling a better fpl prospect than KDB imo . De Bruyne has 1 goal from open play this season

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Gun Dias and another

    3. Torres76
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Dias, Stones, Gündogan

    4. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      KDB Gundo Cancelo for me

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Ederson, Dias, gundo

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I went for Cancelo, KdB & Gundogan

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Oh I just love that

    Goal of the season and Tekkers with a cracker.

    Brighton get what they deserve for their rubbish attack.

  4. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Really professional and clinical away performance by Palace. A well deserved 3 points

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      LOL

  5. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    BENTEKE LIVES! 😉

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Hes scored 4 (FOUR) league goals!!

      1. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Which is one more than golden child KDB

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    If Brighton had a clinical finisher like Benteke up front they’d be challenging for top 4.

  7. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Sanchez dropped after this performance? Planning to BB26

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Recall Mat Ryan!

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      They sold his replacement

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    That's a massive win for palace in the scheme of things.

    The benefit of having a prolific scorer like benteke.

  9. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Brighton properly lack that ruthlessness to destroy teams. Would love to see Gerrard as manager and perhaps bring Morelos with him.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Their strikers are Maupay and Welbeck

      Unless Gerard plans to play up front for them changing the manager won’t solve the issues

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        maybe he could bring Morelos with him, just an idea I made up

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Potter is the key not the players.

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      3/4 short corners in row when you have so much height in the box, most of the time they could not hit the first man anyway..

  10. Bada Bing
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Tekkers essential now.

  11. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Corners 12 Bri, Palace 0
    Clearences 03 Bri, Palace 31

  12. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Benteke has a DGW guys, it's time

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Won’t lie I actually did look at Ayew lol

  13. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    @xGPhilosophy
    Brighton (2.06) 1-2 (0.24) Crystal Palace

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I thought Brighton had higher xG. But against clinical Benteke, these things happen.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        The real Belgian wizzard in the PL IMO

  14. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Faces of both managers were worth seeing 🙂

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Unbelievable result. Ole must have lent Roy a goat to slaughter this morning.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Potter is like wtf do I have to do!

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I'm sure they were!

  15. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Early WC draft

    Martinez - Fabri
    Cancelo - Digne - Pereira - Rudiger - Mitchell
    KDB - Fernandes - Barnes - Gundogan - Burke
    Kane - DCL - Watkins

    Thoughts?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Not early anymore

  16. Towsor44
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    What do we think re Mitchell holding his place for the DGW?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Doubtful, almost impossible he plays both

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Why?

        PVA has been horrendous all season

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          He’s still PVA and woy is still woy

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Roy doesn’t actually rotate much. That’s the one position. I’d guess Mitchell gets both

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              They have rotated fullbacks literally all year long, ward, Clyne, Mitchell, PVA.

              Highly doubt PVA is just dropped all of a sudden, but GL

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              I can confirm this will be correct, after opting for Kilman over him on WC this week

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Probably plays 1 at least

    3. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Palace finally won one, so why change a winning team?!

  17. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    If you are Sanchez, you can not overplay the near post there; it’s not Vardy; it’s benteke, just stay central and watch him whiff...

  18. Couch Potato
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Taking a -4 to get to this

    Martinez*
    Dias*Digne*Taylor*
    Bruno*Son*Barnes*Gundog*Raph
    Kane(c)*DCL*

    Pope*Mitchell*Mee*Bambam

    Gtg?
    Worth a BB?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Raph, Bam Mitchell Pope BB?

      Sure, but I’ve seen better

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I would BB, Pope could make 20 saves in the 2 games, haha

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Play Bamford or Watkins, the player with two games?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Ta

  20. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Absolutely nowhere to hide for Benteke non-owners. Show yourselves!!!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Almost as sick of this as “Imagine .... blah blah blah”

      1. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        What's that Imagine comment? I've probably missed it.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Imagine not owning Bruno

          Imagine only have one city defender

          Imagine buying X before he plays

          1. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Ah.

          2. Says
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Absolutely nowhere to hide for people who don't now the Imagine comment

        2. Says
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Imagine not knowing the Imagine comment

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 28 days ago

          Imagine having absolutely nowhere to hide ... it'd be a rubbish game of H&S

          I too find all these posts tedious and childish.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      ridiculous omission from WC teams, including my own 🙁

  21. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Ok guys, let’s do a bit of comparison to help us to make the correct decision.

    Player X -
    - potentially has 6 fixtures over the next 4 game weeks.
    - has one of his key team mates missing due to injury but may return based on some sources
    - was 2nd top scorer in the championship in 201920

    Player Y-
    - has only 4 fixtures over the next 4 game weeks.
    - might have one his key team mates missing due to injury but unlikely to be the case
    - streaky player and stops scoring as soon as you put him in your team.

    Who to get?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Y es

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        What was the convincing factor?

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Diagne. 🙂

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Watkins

  22. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Has anyone seen equalizer from
    BHA? Mistake by Mitchell or not? How did he play tonight, do we think he continues to play?

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Matt targett could retire after this, might prefer to get a top 10k finish in fpl than continue his professional career

    1. Says
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      That seems like a bit of an overreaction, I mean we all thought BHA would keep a cleanie, but these things happen.

  24. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Dunk was looking decent on BAPS was on 1 before CBen scored, at least a positive.. 119 accurate passes, I wish they made more use of their corners too many went short or missed the first man

  25. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    I feel like I’m going to miss out on a big DCL haul in GW26 because I own Richarlison.

    Is it worth just biting the bullet for Rich > DCL?

    1. Says
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I feel like I’m going to miss out on a big DCL haul in GW26 because I don't own DCL

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      No, sideways

      Rich on pens without siggy on pitch also

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Banned their players playing.... but don’t believe it was the course of the leak

      Ok then

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Any they still started two RBs as though Kack was playing..

  26. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    DGW26 FH team. G2G?

    Pickford
    Cancelo Shaw Targett
    Salah KDB Gundogan Bruno Barnes
    Kane DCL

    Fabri Mitchell Struijk Davis

    Will change KDB to Sterling if he plays in Europe.

  27. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    DGW26 FH team. GTG?

    Pickford
    Cancelo Shaw Targett
    Salah KDB Gundogan Bruno Barnes
    Kane DCL

    Fabri Mitchell Struijk Davis

    Will change KDB to Sterling if he plays in Europe.