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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. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Great Palace goal

  2. gogs67
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lovely finish

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mateta goal

    • Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Filth

    • Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What. a. finish.

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What a great goal

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What a goal

    • Khalico
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thoughts on Neto punt vs Newcastle and City double?

    • Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nuts!

    • Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That was rude

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lol wtf, Brighton were in control. Had this down as a BHA clean sheet banker

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Utter dross suddenly enlivened by a fantastic goal. I have White and I don't care, that was a peach.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Palace really need it to avoid being dragged in towards Fulham and potentially Newcastle too.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Aye. Fulham are coming out of trouble IMHO ; finally getting the results they deserve

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lovely, get another one lads COYP!!

    • 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Solid powerful defence recently get punished by a new boy in town

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Back heal and megs the keeper!!

      Mateta

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That was naughty.
      And....MEGNUTS!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A beauty!

        Just twirled and hammered it one move.

    • ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      anyone know how long grealish is expected to be out for. if its long is it worth it to go to barnes

      1. Dasher0303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep

        1. ManUtdFan977
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          thanks

      2. Im New Here
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yes

          1. ManUtdFan977
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            thanks

        • ...al
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Optimistic if he’s ready for the next game. But 4 tram members and the physio transfered him out of their fpl teams.

          I’ve already got Barnes in. Going to use the extra mil to maximise the bb

          1. ManUtdFan977
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            thanks

      3. djman102
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How-cool-was Mateta...

      4. Dasher0303
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pieters to
        A)días
        B)cancelo
        C)Digne
        D)pereira

        For a -4 and rest of my back line is Stones Shaw Dallas Dunne

        1. rs6134x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          digne

        2. ManUtdFan977
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          would you not consider matt targett for aston villa very nice dgw and decent fixtures after with the possibility of some attacking returns

      5. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        oh eff off Palace for the love of effing god. Zero threat so far but Dunk clean sheet gone. God I hate this game.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Burn baby Burn.

      6. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Someone said it is a snooze fest .?

        1. ...al
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Heyo

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It is

      7. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Struijk or Mitchell for BB?

      8. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Might call my team "A Kun & Mateta"

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Haha love it mate!! I wanted to call mine ‘Son flew over Lukaku’s nest’ but it’s too many characters haha

          1. A Kun & Mateta
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            See Kaku is up to 300 career goals at 27 years of age, quicker than Zlatan and same age as CR7.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Wowie didn’t know they stat!!! That’s immense!!!

              1. A Kun & Mateta
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Love his rivalry with Zlat, always felt Romelu was unappreciated. Another example of how rubbish Jose is to let him go.

      9. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Goal of the Season right their

      10. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brighton has a good defence they said, get a nailed-on clean sheet they said! 😆

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Depressing thinking I got Dunk just for this game

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He can still get an attacking return. However Palace really don't like Dunk, won't make it easy

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I know, could already tell with how Cahill was marking him

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Cahill is like that with everyone. Dunk's probably in awe of Cahill, think he was a Chelsea fan.

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              “Palace really don’t like Dunk”

              Sounds like personal issue

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I just speak the truth. The fans especially hate him.

        2. Skymonkey
            1 month, 29 days ago

            can never rely on the lower half clubs

          • gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            it was and should have been a nailed on clean sheet. Palace have offered nothing and I can guarantee they won't get another chance to score. So effing annoying.

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            One second of genius

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            if you listen to @Az, you'll know Palace ALWAYS score vs Brighton

        3. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Stay clever, keep em together

        4. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Elsewhere...

          I work in a kindergarten. One child was covid positive over the weekend so that child's group was shut down today. A team of testers appeared. It was purely voluntary.

          Tester: "I'm just gonna take a swab from your nostril".
          Me: "Ok" (That's a 12" swab!)
          Tester: "Left or right nostril?"
          Me: "Don't mind..."
          Tester: (Inserts 12" swab into my right nostril and possibly pushes it up into my brain.)
          Me: (I really, REALLY don't like this!)
          Tester: "How was that?"
          Me: "Ummm... Interesting?" (As one tear slowly trickles down my right cheek.)

          I tested negative.

          Certainly not a procedure I would like to experience again (like my bi-annual prostrate examination) but needs must.

          The overall health and well-being of the team I work with is more important than me.

          But I did not like that.

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Just do the saliva test once per week.

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I live in Germany. They do things differently here. For a reason.

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            What does this have to do with Kane TC?

            1. JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Not a lot (re: TC) except I'm thinking of Werner ---> Kane for a -4 for DGW26.

        5. EWH2020
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Dunk
          Shaw
          Ings
          Raph
          Dallas
          Bamford

          Just can't catch a break this season. This needed to be my week but again all my differential picks fail.

          I hate this game

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            4 have a match tomorrow 🙂

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            It's largely luck. Lots of people have those players and thought the same way.

        6. Yes Ndidi
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          So, thoughts about DGW26 please.

          Boils down to which combo scores more
          1. Watkins Son Foden (BDR > Watkins, no hit)
          2. Watkins Son Barnes (lose BDR & Foden, hit)
          3. Watkins Barnes Foden (lose BDR & Son, hit)
          4. Vardy Barnes Foden (lose BDR & Son, hit)

          Current team is
          Meslier
          Dias Targett Mee
          Sterling Bruno Son Foden
          BDR Kane DCL

          McCarthy Cresswell Soucek Struijk

          No FH, so half an eye on 29 as well, WC 30/31 ideally.

          Many thanks.

        7. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Would you bb
          McCarthy Dallas Raphinha Coufal

          1. Skymonkey
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Nope. but BB is the worst chip of em all.

            • WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              If Grealish is out, Dallas and Raphinha can make the BB worth it. McCarthy and Coufal are just making up numbers tbh. 1/2 pointers for both I'd imagine. Even Dallas I'm not sure about. Might play LB again. So, essentially it could mean 6/7 points + Raph. I'd save.