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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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815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 33 mins ago

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

    Dramatic.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

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

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 31 mins ago

      Which are you?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 mins ago

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

    3. BeWater
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Has to be Ings +1.

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 33 mins 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
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 31 mins ago

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

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

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 25 mins 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
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 23 mins 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
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 31 mins ago

        Gun Dias and another

      3. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Dias, Stones, Gündogan

      4. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 29 mins ago

        KDB Gundo Cancelo for me

      5. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 28 mins ago

        Ederson, Dias, gundo

      6. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 27 mins ago

        I went for Cancelo, KdB & Gundogan

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 33 mins ago

      Oh I just love that

      Goal of the season and Tekkers with a cracker.

      Brighton get what they deserve for their rubbish attack.

    6. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 33 mins ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 27 mins ago

        LOL

    7. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

      BENTEKE LIVES! 😉

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Hes scored 4 (FOUR) league goals!!

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 29 mins ago

          Which is one more than golden child KDB

    8. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

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

    9. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

      Sanchez dropped after this performance? Planning to BB26

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 32 mins ago

        Recall Mat Ryan!

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        They sold his replacement

    10. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

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

      The benefit of having a prolific scorer like benteke.

    11. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 32 mins ago

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

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 31 mins 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
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 30 mins ago

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

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Potter is the key not the players.

      3. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 24 mins 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..

    12. Bada Bing
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 31 mins ago

      Tekkers essential now.

    13. Gazwaz80
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 31 mins ago

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

    14. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 31 mins ago

      Benteke has a DGW guys, it's time

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 30 mins ago

        Won’t lie I actually did look at Ayew lol

    15. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 31 mins ago

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

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 28 mins ago

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

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 27 mins ago

          The real Belgian wizzard in the PL IMO

    16. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 30 mins ago

      Faces of both managers were worth seeing 🙂

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 26 mins ago

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

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 26 mins ago

        Potter is like wtf do I have to do!

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 25 mins ago

        I'm sure they were!

    17. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 30 mins 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
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 26 mins ago

        Not early anymore

    18. Towsor44
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 30 mins ago

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

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 28 mins ago

        Doubtful, almost impossible he plays both

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 28 mins ago

          Why?

          PVA has been horrendous all season

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 27 mins ago

            He’s still PVA and woy is still woy

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 20 mins 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
                • 7 Years
                10 days, 17 mins 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
                10 days, 6 mins 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
        10 days, 27 mins ago

        Probably plays 1 at least

      3. Couch Potato
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 26 mins ago

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

    19. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 29 mins 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...

    20. Couch Potato
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 29 mins 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
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 28 mins ago

        Raph, Bam Mitchell Pope BB?

        Sure, but I’ve seen better

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 mins ago

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

    21. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 28 mins ago

      Play Bamford or Watkins, the player with two games?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 27 mins ago

        Yeah

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 15 mins ago

          Ta

    22. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 27 mins ago

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

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 27 mins ago

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

        1. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 25 mins ago

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

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 22 mins ago

            Imagine not owning Bruno

            Imagine only have one city defender

            Imagine buying X before he plays

            1. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 18 mins ago

              Ah.

            2. Says
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 12 mins ago

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

          2. Says
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 13 mins ago

            Imagine not knowing the Imagine comment

          3. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 12 hours 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
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 26 mins ago

        ridiculous omission from WC teams, including my own 🙁

    23. Vazza
        10 days, 26 mins 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
          10 days, 25 mins ago

          Y es

          1. Vazza
              10 days, 23 mins ago

              What was the convincing factor?

          2. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 23 mins ago

            Diagne. 🙂

          3. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 2 mins ago

            Watkins

        2. Ginola
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 25 mins ago

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

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 24 mins ago

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

          1. Says
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 7 mins ago

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

        4. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 20 mins 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

        5. CrouchDown
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 19 mins 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
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 14 mins 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
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 12 mins ago

            No, sideways

            Rich on pens without siggy on pitch also

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 14 mins 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
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 12 mins ago

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

        6. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 23 hours 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.

        7. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 15 hours 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.