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FPL differentials the key figures as West Brom host Brighton

It is the Fantasy Premier League differentials on offer in the second match of Double Gameweek 26.

Despite playing just once over the next few days, Brighton are the more popular outfit in this match, Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) starting the match with 5.6% ownership.

Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) is another leading figure as the Seagulls travel to West Bromwich Albion although on 3.0% of Fantasy managers currently rely on the goalkeeper.

2.8% are still invested in Neal Maupay (£6.1m) who leads the line today, accompanied by an out-of-position Leandro Trossard (£5.7m).

It looks as if Graham Potter has gone with a back-four for the visit to the Hawthorns, with Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Joël Veltman (£4.3m) in the left and right-back positions either side of Dunk and Ben White (£4.4m).

Meanwhile, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) is the most fashionable starting Baggies option today sat in 1.8% of teams.

Ahead of facing two fixtures, the midfielder has a goal and assist in his last two at home.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) has been a much-discussed asset in the build-up to Double Gameweek 26 and starts up-front for the fourth-successive Premier League match.

He is inside the top-four among all players for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four matches but only 0.8% of Fantasy managers are invested in the forward.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) is also on the radar even though just 0.6% of managers possess the Arsenal loanee.

He is deployed out of position once again today, operating on the right-hand flank of West Brom’s attacking midfield trio.

Double Gameweek 26 Line-ups

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, O’Shea, Furlong; Yokuslu, Gallagher; M Phillips, M Pereira, Maitland-Niles; Diagne.

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

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

Another Double Gameweek, another attacking haul for Manchester City’s centre-backs.

João Cancelo (£6.1m) watched Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off in dismay as Pep Guardiola benched him for the first time since Gameweek 21.

And his absence from the team, which lasted the whole game, made goals for Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and John Stones (£5.2m) all the more painful for the Portuguese international’s 26.6% ownership.

Cancelo was named on Manchester City’s bench alongside Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Phil Foden (£6.1m), although the latter made it on for the second period.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) were the providers for the Citizens’ two goals while Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) continued his run of matches without an attacking return to three before coming off in the 89th minute.

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926 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Please Brighton score. Take Areola CS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Areola plays for Fulham...

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You both ar wrong. Google what is areola first

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      ...

  2. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Jeez.Johnstone on my bench.

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Johnstone on 10 points

  4. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Lol, hope Brighton crash and burn out of the league now.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why? Play far better football than Palace or WBA

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Hate their defence and their incompetent attack.

      2. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Also a Burn owner, 2 GWs in a row now he screwed me over.

  5. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Gross, Connolly, and Welbeck have all missed massive chances today. And it is still the ref's fault if Brighton lose today?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No. Partially.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Not even partially

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It doesn’t matter if they missed two pens...those were correct decisions and yes they should have scored but the issue is they had a good goal taken away which at this point is worth a point. Not the refs fault they didn’t win but his fault they aren’t at least tied

  6. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Why was there a fk given after Welbeck missed?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Flummoxed

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This. I can only guess that he thinks Welbeck kicked the ball onto his standing foot but it clearly doesn't.

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He does not have the right to touch the ball if the gk didnt touch.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, this. It's (sort of) like how he can't take a touch first then take a shot.

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah this is the correct answer, can’t touch it twice in a row

    4. LSK
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Can’t touch it twice, I think. Or a Brighton player encroached.

  7. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Johnstone still got his actual pen save to come too

  8. ivantys
      2 months, 19 days ago

      All of Brighton's shots are straight at keeper

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Pereira 3 points banked.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Did he take every set piece except the corner? Missed the first half. Was on all in 2nd

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Better than Gundo

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Great game actually didn't expect that.

    • LSK
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sky Sports been replaced by the comedy channel on my box.

      1. deathcabofdevil
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        That's a straight swap, then.

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        At least it got past 60 minutes...

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Martinez, El Mohamedy and Raphinha in next game. Looking forward to a 2-0 Leeds win with a Bamford double and no Raph involvement

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Raph has been their best player in the last couple of games. If Leeds score, expect him in the mix

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Imagine trying to get Brighton up for the remaining games if they lose this. Potter has a tough tough job.

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I think Alladyce slaughtered Ole’s goat this morning. Trouble for United.

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      WBA will still be relegated and BRI will still stay up

      it will come down to NEW and FUL in the battle to avoid the 3rd spot

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins, Targett & Dallas

      Would take a 0-0

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        After watkins rumours, he is going to score.. It always goes like that.

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Wouldn’t mind that if it’s assisted by Targett & Dallas grabs a goal!

    • Echoes
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Dunk should've taken the second penalty. He's arguably the best set piece taker in that Brighton side.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        IF u have diagne or Perreira

        Ive got 6 words for ya!

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Go on, tell me

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 19 days ago

            "You have got Diagne and Perreira"

          • The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Was so close this morning. Tough fixtures and , well it’s West Brom stopped me

        3. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Brighton team is bunch of losers.

        4. deathcabofdevil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Lucky WBA defence owners, all 3 of them.

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Four actually

              1. deathcabofdevil
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Okay Rashi Ben.

            • money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              still a long way to go

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Brighton is a bit like Cancelo; look solid and the full package but never deliver

          3. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I knew it i should C Johnstone ffs

          4. Pi
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Why did referee stop playing while Welbeck was about to score the rebound ball?

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              He has Johnstone in his team.

            2. Hadebayor Mum
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 19 days ago

              If nobody else touches it it’s a free kick if he touches it again.

            3. joey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              You can't touch it twice in a row from a dead ball, same as you can't take a free kick and start dribbling. The post isn't a player so Welbeck should have left it.

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Taker can’t be the first player to touch the ball.

            5. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Welbeck can't touch it twice.

              It hit the post and rebounded back onto him.

              It's different if Johnstone would have saved it.

              1. Pi
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Never heard this rule. Cheers anyway

            6. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              If the ball hits the post or the crossbar and continues in play, without touching the goalkeeper, the penalty taker cannot touch the ball again

            7. LSK
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Can’t take two touches on a set piece. The post isn’t a player.

          5. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Diagne sighting.

          6. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Just crazy game.

          7. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Is johnstone still highly owned?

            I know he was popular during the last big DGW

            1. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              i just got him in

          8. bluee
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            How many players do you have in the Leeds Villa game? 5 here. Goal fest please.

            1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              6 (BB)

            2. Abaddon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              3 Leeds. But 2 on the bench

            3. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              just targett

            4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              6

            5. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              5. Emu, Target, Dallas, Raph and Bam Bam.

              No idea what I want.

          9. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Would be comical to see Brighton go down. They deserve it because this sort of clownery should be illegal at PL level

          10. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Just logged back on. I see Brighton can't score a penalty.

          11. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Definite Cancelo buyers remorse. Should have played it safe and kept Stones with Dias. Still, one game to go!