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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. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any suggestions please guys? I've just been coasting recently, still playing and watching the occasional scout videos on YouTube to stay up to date but im not really as engaged as a have been, currently unsure what to do with my chips and team.

    Still have BB, TC and WC, team below:

    Pope/Martinez
    Robbo, cancelo, tarkowski, coufal, dallas
    Son, sterling, gundo, Bruno, raphina
    Bamford, dcl, antonio

    1ft, 0.9itb

    1. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Robertson out for a Chelsea asset?

    2. tbos83
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Def drop Robbo. Maybe downgrade him and use funds to do Antonio > Kane (if you can afford)

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      DCL should start both DGW games, right?

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

        Yup

    4. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Saving funds in doing Grealish => Barnes now is too risky?

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

        Barnes could/should feature on Thursday.

        1. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Then will wait. No point in 0.1

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

      WC has cost me 22 points so far

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

        But it wasn't for 1 gameweek and most of us same this week.

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

          No but I didn't need to move so early and should have waited 1 more gw

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

            You had a great one last week and tried to make it make it two in a row, nothing wrong with trying that, and they will come good bud.

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

        Lucky last, not so lucky this . . . same here . . . also looking at next week team is well set - which was part of WCing as well.

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A rough GW for Wildcarders.

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

        The bb next week will determine the success for me

      2. Skymonkey
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thank god I saved mine

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

          Depends on the WC. Mine has Harvey Barnes.

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yup ; largely, but set up for next week so . .

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

        GTG? Who to captn if yes ?

        Martinez
        Cancelo / Shaw / Stones
        Bruno / Salah / Son / Barnes / Gundo
        Kane / Vardy

        Forster / AWB / Struijk / Davis

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          DCL over Vardy? Has better fixtures in the double.

          Barnes could cover Vardy come what.

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brighton defence absolutely essential

      5. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Wow I really am awful at this game

        Brought Dunk in this GW as a one week punt before WCing.

        If I hadn't Tarkowski would've been auto-subbed on

        These tight margins are what shape your season and unfortunately I've got 99% wrong this season

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

          Logic cannot be recreated in the outside world where luck and a million factors come into it.

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

        No Sanchez in my team, no clean sheet.

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

          Put him back in please... 40 minutes ago.

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

            Sorry, had to get rid last week for The Pope.

      7. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Could Mitchell potentially play both games next gw?

        1. marcos11
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Think I’d get him in if I thought he would but him playing seems to be very based on results when he does play and they’re not doing great afm

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

            Unlikely

          • Benjustjamin
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            If they keep a clean sheet here, I guess so

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Doubtful but you would know!

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Possibly, wouldn't bet on it

        2. Kloppen Schloppen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hey guys bottomed a few pages ago!

          Does this -8 stack up?

          Ings Brewster Coufal (all SGW)
          DCL Watkins Shaw (all DGW)

          1. Skymonkey
              1 month, 29 days ago

              go for it

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

              Yup - they are all good enough to keep for weeks, and improvement on Brewster gives better bench in future.

            • Don Van Vliet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Solid.

            • KunDogan (B.D.)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ings has dgw27...

          2. JayKay1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            So, current team:

            Martinez
            Cancelo | Stones | Mee | Davies
            Salah | Bruno | Sterling | Grealish*
            DCL | Watkins

            Bench: McCathy | Bamford | Dallas | JWP

            Already used 1 (of 2) FT to do Antonio to Watkins (before I was priced out, and before Grealish news), and likely to do Grealish to Barnes tonight with other FT (prior to drop / rise, as looks like Grealish will likely miss both BGW26 games)...

            Will leave me with no FT and 0.5m ITB...

            Still worth playing BB with 4 SGW players? Only other thought is McCathy to Pickford for a -4?

            1. Super Beleaguered (A-L)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Probably better off wildcarding onto a better bench for a BB. I wouldn't do it personally but you could have worse weeks for it

          3. baines is god
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Worth keeping Kilman for the double in case he happens to start one or both games surprisingly? If so, i'm selling strujik.

            Then my options are
            A-Strujik/Kilman to Stones

            B-Bamford to Kane and Salah to Son

            C-Kilman to Dias, Bamford to Kane and Fernandes to El Ghazi

            1. Super Beleaguered (A-L)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I've been an owner for a while too and think he's more likely to come off the bench for 1 point, so am looking to get rid this week. I'd prefer A or C out of those

          4. Khalico
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thoughts on Neto punt vs Newcastle and Man City double in GW26?

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Decent punt although I prefer Pereira, his fixtures past the double are better

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                This

            2. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Prefer Lookman who also has game in 29 but from week 30 Neto run of good fixtures

          5. Purse83
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Looking at getting a Leicester defender in - Castagne or Ricardo?

            1. JayKay1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Castagne can play both LB and RB, Ricardo is RB only, Thomas LB only, so more likely to get more mins... But only just back from hammy, so might be worth waiting on EL game on Thurs before choosing... Am Leics born and bred by the way ;o)

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

                Ricardo can play RB & RWB & RW.
                Could play LB at a stretch but won't be.

                1. JayKay1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  RW has been 1 game only, this week, and was likely to be for dbl up on Grealish (LOL!)...

                  Castagne was actually brought in as Chilwell replacement at LB, but obviously got injured and Justin (prior to injury) has limited his chances in that position... Hence wait for Thurs EL tie, see if Thomas drops to bench, though Ricardo (RB) / Castagne (LB) may be a bit too attacking in a 4, as both like to get forward a tad (!)...

                  Was actually (as a Leics fan) looking forward to Ricardo as RWB, Castagne as LWB and middle 3 of Fofana / Evans / SoyBoy... Half decent back 5 ;o)

                  1. FPLHaggis
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Didn't Ricardo play some games at 10 under Puel?

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

                    Agree with the Grealish thing, but it's not the first time hen played RW for Leicester. He's played there for them multiple times before.

                    I'm not saying he'll always play there, just that he's very comfortable there so he's just as flexible as Castagne.

              2. Purse83
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Appreciate the comprehensive summary!

                FYI loving watching your boys at the moment, as a West Ham fan it’s an honour to be considered rivals if only for a few weeks!

            2. SharkyT
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ricardo

          6. SharkyT
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Already done: Greal + Bamford > Barnes + Kane for a hit.

            Did It very early as It’s left me 0.1m ITB to make the following move for a -8: Coufal > Dias.

            -8 Team would look like:
            Martinez
            Cancelo Dias Mee
            Bruno Salah Barnes Gundo
            Ings Kane DCL
            (Steer Raph Dallas Kilman)

            Stick or twist to -8?

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

            Love it, was stuck between Mitchell and Kilman for fodder on WC, went for Kilman.

            Of course Kilman benched and Mitchell starts haha

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Mitchell never plays when you need him to, I wouldn't worry about it. Roy doesn't seem to notice the correlation between Palace clean sheets and Mitchell starts either.

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

                He actually played the one time everyone actually needed him in GW18 and returned a CS. That was most annoying of all.

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

              It really is a lottery when either of them starts tbh. No point thinking about it.

          8. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Better option on wildcard?

            A) Son & Digne/Pereira
            B) Vardy & Shaw/Soyuncu

            Have Kane & Barnes

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

              B with Shaw

            2. SharkyT
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              If you have Kane I’d go Vardy over Son

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

            What would you do here? Rashford to son for some tottenham cover?

            Pope
            Dias / cancelo / lowton
            Sterling / bruno / salah / raphinha / rashford
            Bamford / watkins

            Forster / dallas / coufal / brewster

            0.5 itb 1ft
            Wildcard available but no free hit

          10. Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Any update on how long Hendo is out for?
            Could be a major factor in helping me decide to sell/keep Salah for the DGW

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

              nothing official but expected to be ~6 weeks
              Jota has returned to full training

              1. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Ohh. Thanks for the Jota update

          11. Pandastar5
              1 month, 29 days ago

              worth to take a hit coufal --> dier OR sterling --> son??

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

                Not for me no

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

                If you're playing Coufal, maybe him out for a hit could work. I like Targett more than Dier if you don't already own him. Shaw, if youh have the extra 0.2

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

              Palace 1 shot on goal and 28% possession but still Brighton clean sheet gone. Just vomit inducing.

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

                FPL logic.

              2. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                football

            • baines is god
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              A-Strujik/Kilman to Stones

              B-Bamford to Kane and Salah to Son (-4)

              C-Strujik/Kilman to Dias, Bamford to Kane and Fernandes to El Ghazi (-8)

              1. Biggsy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Fernandes as in Bruno in C?

                Of those three A, but only because I'm not sold on losing Salah to fund Kane (even though I'd want Kane)

              2. Skymonkey
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  just do A, high risk in B and C

              3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Mitchell could be a gem for DGW26

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

                  Unlikely

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

                  Or not

              4. SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                ah man Guaita is gonna spunk his CS before the DGW when on he's on my bench, the pain

              5. tabby98
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Pope, Johnstone
                Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Lowton, Dallas
                Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Soucek
                Antonio, Bamford, Ings

                1FT £0.1m ITB

                What should I do here guys?

                A) Antonio ---> Watkins
                B) Salah + Antonio ---> Gundogan/Barnes + Kane (-4)
                C) Ings + Soucek ---> DCL + Gundo (-4)
                D) Salah + Antonio + Soucek ---> Gundo + Kane + Barnes (-8)
                E) WC

                Or suggest something else please???

              6. dogtanion
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Is Mitchell essential?

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

                  LOL

              7. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                For anyone on wildcard this week and no free hit for 29 , Lookman looks a good punt.

              8. 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

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

                Nowhere to hide for the WC boys with Brighton defenders.

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

                  Brave from a username & grav such as yours,

                2. Skymonkey
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    ye they should've faced LIV to get a CS

                  • The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Who wc d single gwks?