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Brighton defence the Fantasy focus as Newcastle visit Amex Stadium

The Brighton defence are the heart of the latest Blank Gameweek 29 match as Newcastle United visit the Amex Stadium.

Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) is tonight’s most-popular Fantasy Premier League asset with the backing of 9.7% of managers worldwide.

With four strikes, John Stones (£5.3m) is the only FPL defender with more goals than Brighton’s captain since Gameweek 17 (three).

And he will fancy his chances tonight considering Newcastle have conceded the second-highest number of headed attempts over their last four matches.

Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) represents the best-of-the-rest in terms of Fantasy popularity as far as Brighton defensive assets are concerned.

3.6% own the Seagulls’ goalkeeper while 2.6% are invested in Ben White (£4.5m) and 2.2% in Joël Veltman (£4.4m).

His positioning will be under scrutiny tonight. Operating as a right wing-back, the Dutch international has managed to produce more key passes and shots in the box of any other Brighton defender over their last six matches.

However, an injury to Dan Burn (£4.2m) last time out triggered a formational shift which placed Veltman among a trio of centre-backs.

Burn misses out on a place in the starting XI tonight, named on the bench for Blank Gameweek 29.

Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£5.8m) could well be utilised as wing-backs considering the absence of a fully recognised left-sided defensive player in the line-up.

Meanwhile, it is a second successive start up-front for Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) alongside Neal Maupay (£6.2m) following his five-point score against Southampton.

Newcastle remain without Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) although Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) makes the team for the first time since Gameweek 26.

Jamal Lewis (£4.2m) is on the bench again with Paul Dummett (£4.4m) earning a third successive Premier League start at left-back.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) is the most fashionable Newcastle asset tonight although only has 1.9% ownership worldwide.

He is responsible for all of Newcastle’s goals across their last three matches, in which he has accumulated 24 points, the most of any team-mate in the same period.

Blank Gameweek 29 line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sánchez; Veltman, Dunk, White; Trossard, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder, Groß; Maupay, Welbeck.

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo; Hayden, Shelvey; Fraser, Willock, Almirón; Joelinton.

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613 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Holy cow France win! Amazing game

  2. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Triple Brighton clean sheet hooooooooooooooooold meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Dial up?

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        28k

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          56 kbit/s actually

    2. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Let’s go baby

  3. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Bu-Bu-But using FH is a waste in GW29...

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not for me it's not. It's rocket boosted the last part of my season

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It was a joke for all those who said that using FH this week is a waste. I went from 38k to 18k and still have 5 players

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Brilliant - sorry I thought it was tongue in cheek but wasn't sure. Huge rise there; it's great that the FH has worked out so well.

  4. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    41 points with:
    Emi, Cresswell, Odegaard, Lingard, Bale, Kane(C) (Antonio) to go

    not a bad free hit seeing as I only kept Bamford from my previous team

  5. LewisKitesurf
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Ohhhh triple cleanie and veltman assist, painful second half to watch but worth it!!

    • lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Need Andros Townsend not to play to get bench points. Do you think I have a chance ?

    • Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I had a feeling that Trossard could go crazy this game if only I had the balls to C him. He is my Vc, but I doubt Kane won't play his game 😀 But happy with his 14 points anyway, a great score for a GW like this one.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Well done. Really tough captain call this week. It's could've been Dallas if things had been different and Raph could have hauled bigger, while Aubameyang might be a no show and Kane and Bale are just too difficult to call after an up and down run of form. I hope you're happy with the 14 points - small ownership means big differential with or without the C.

    • ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Live rank 594. Timing of the WC will make or break this season I reckon!

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Resisting urge to check live rank as no doubt Kane goes and bangs a hattrick tomorrow to undo the captain punt

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Perfect example of Premium (Azpi) vs Cheap (Rudiger) coming up soon.
      Can't be stung again so going Rudi

    • Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jesus.
      Poor Ville Wönkä
      ttps://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/29

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Was setting up for DGW I guess

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Still 5 players to play including captain.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No hits, no FH, Sanchez & Dunk. That'll do!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Veltman assist and 1 BP, excellent work from Lowton 2.0

    • Kane and Ablett
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That sweet triple Brighton clean sheet feeling as I drift off to sleep tonight...bench fodder next week but heroes tonight, thanks for the 22 points lads

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No Trossard but happy enough with Dunk 6 (c) and Sanchez 6.

      • Crouchy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Trossard (c) still feels sweet this morning 🙂 love a good punt .