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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. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    score a goal Newcastle please

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Infact two goals

      1. Oles Brummser
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on Veltman!

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Veltmania '21!

  3. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Why all the talk bout dgw35?
    Surely cant happen when gw 36 is midweek after

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think there is talk of the PL schedule changing so that each team can have a home game with fans before the end of the season.

  4. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Not an expert bit this lineup looks quite offensive from Brighton.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I don't find the lineup offensive at all. 🙂

      1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        🙂

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who’s scores more

    A. Cresswell (Wolves, Leicester, Newcastle)
    B. Azpilicueta (West Brom, Palace, Brighton)

    If I don’t go Cresswell to Azpilicueta, I will probably punt on Bale to Havertz

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

  6. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Miggy’s back! There’s hope. Come on Newcastle

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ben Dinnery on triple Brighton D. I wish for a CS too.

  8. JVALDEZ
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Dunk captain do not disappoint me

  9. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on Brighton.
    Please. Just please win this...

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      As long as they concede two goals I don't mind winning this

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Six pointer. Was delighted with Leeds winning last night. Takes the pressure off.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They need to score ... who will do that? Veltman please!

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dunk

  10. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I’m going to call this game, 1-1

    Disappointment around

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      2-1

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Probably Jose’s last chance to salvage his career at spurs tomorrow, a loss and poor performance would mean no coming back as top 4 will be unattainable and nothing else to play for, really interested to see how we play, will find out if the players are playing for him or not that’s for sure

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Chances of Son starting?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        15%

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hey, maybe he will play Son.

    3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I read today that Bale is on 650 K a week. Is that correct. Seems an awful lot for a has been.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What? Is that true, blimey!

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        RM pay most of it & you wonder why he is in no rush to leave Spain.
        Still got another year of 650k a week after tax to come!

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is that how Spurs' fans feel now?

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wouldn't be surprised tbh

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Still EL next season at stake.

      That battle could be tasty given current standings especially if WH, Everton and Leicester hold on to form in the league. A Southampton win in the cup would really put the cat among the pigeons.

  12. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Trossard hatty incoming..

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I will get Trossard tattooed on my left arse cheek if so.

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You could get 'Tr' on the left and 'ssard' on the right

  13. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ive kept Bissouma as a fodder since GW 1 and now finally he has a use! I dont think there would be a greater feeling than him scoring a goal today

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You deserve it.

  14. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best MID to bring in from GW30 onwards?
    (except Bruno, Gundo, Bale)

    1. Rashers
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Chelsea have a nice enough run. Mount perhaps?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Neto

    3. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Jota, Mount, Tielemans

    4. Mid budget coach
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Raphinha

  15. Rashers
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Trossard (c) let's go 🙂

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same. Godspeed.

      1. Rashers
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Brighton very attacking so far which is good. Best of luck too

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Moder attacking threat

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Moder has been amazing so far

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Was the obvious pick tbf

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This, would have been my first choice if I was on a FH!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Beware the eye of Moder

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Great long range shot in Polish league.

  18. Says
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    The fact that the sight of goal will consistently reduce pro footballers to clumsy uncoordinated messes will never cease to amaze me. Is it that difficult to just kick the ball cleanly without leaning back? Does practicing 1000s of shots not just make it automatic?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ever played football ?

      Cacking your pants in front of goal is a legit thing

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I've only played casually

    2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Internet random vs pro footballer (or in fact any footballer)

      Tricky one

  19. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hands up who went Moder (c)

  20. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is he normally a defender ?

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    MODERfied wagon

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Dunk good for BAPS?

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      People own Dunk and don't know this..lol

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm a casual and couldn't care less.

  23. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If it weren't for fpl and my FH team I would never imagine myself watching Brighton play Newcastle on Saturday evening.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ... in a stadium that has no fans.

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brighton are decent to watch, Newcastle are a good advert for NFL / NBA / MLB

  24. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Need Dubravka to save a pen

  25. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is burn warming up yet 🙁

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He's hot already

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He should be brought on as a target man up front

  26. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    You have one Brighton defender/goalkeeper, what do you prefer

    A) Getting 6 points and triple Brighton defence owner getting 18 points
    B) Getting 2 points and triple Brighton defence owner getting 6 points

  27. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Almiron returning must have raised and (mono)eyebrow or two.

  28. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    He’s Propper cold

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Veltman looking any good or like he might get a shot off at any point ?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Playing in a back 3. The best hope is from a set-piece

  30. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Has Dunk scored yet?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why would he? It's not GW 35 yet. 😉