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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. SON of CITY
      1 month, 23 days ago

      having triple Brighton players is no joke I tell you.

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

        Don't be too shocked when 3 players from a team that is 16th in the league let you down

    • Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What is this three-at-the-back malarkey? Veltman wasted.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Surprised Magnus Carlsen played his WC this week instead of FH.

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/29

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

        yeah noticed that

        guy has a weird strategy (defo non template) but seems to get results if you look at his record

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

        Chess grandmasters think different...

      3. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I mean he is the greatest player ever at the most complex strategy game in the world (chess)

        I think he probably has a good plan 🙂

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Would be funny though if he just pressed the wrong button.

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

            😆

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don't understand his team... Underwhelming.

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

      This is dire

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

        Game of the day in PL.

        🙂

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Dire is good. 😎

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

          This.

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

        Even the recorded crowd noise has died down. 😀

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

        30 minutes of nothing so far

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

        Clearly someone who doesn't value foreplay.

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think I'll just check back at FT. Can't sit through this

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

      Last game on MOTD !

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      England really had a horrible day in sports

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Newcastle don't look like putting an attack together, forget about them scoring.

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

      Well done dunk owners.

      Burn benched hurts.

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

      Sport frenzy today

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

      So Ryan Fraser likely to be relegated 2nd year in a row.
      Sunderland should buy him, he could be their poster boy.

    • Cruicky
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brighton's finishing is even worse than I imagined.

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

        Last time I watched Brighton Lamptey was still playing.

    • Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gutted going for Veltman last week. He barely touches the ball. Burn injury ruined both of them as options. Dunk casually passing sideways will end up on 3 bonus points too.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I’ll be happy enough if he gets 6points.
        He’s got last spot on my bench nailed from here on out for most weeks.
        Harder to bench Dunk

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The possession stats for this game.... are Brighton playing similar to Man City?!

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

      This was always gonna happen without an early goal. The longer it goes on, the more they will both settle for a draw. The best league in the world.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Every league has an equivalent of this fixture. The premier league has the most talent overall in the world though and in Europe, it’s showing.

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

          You're right. I just hate watching football these days. Get almost zero enjoyment from it.

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

          Thing is this league has several equivalents of this fixture - quite a few of them involve Palace Newcastle Fulham Burnley WBA and SHU. I could add Villa without Grealish.

          Slight time of year thing perhaps. It's not defeats that kill you - it's the other team getting 3 points.

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

      Or Norwich

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

      Two of the worst strikers in the league going up against each other

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Are Maupay and Welbeck fighting?

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

          Nah Maupay is just glad not be dropped and Welbeck is just glad not to be injured.

      2. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Put Origi instead of Maupay in that team, and they'll be like sixth!

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ye it’s crazy that they could get relegated.

          Any premier league level striker and they’d be top half easily

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

          I'm trying to think of a Liverpool striker that has gone somewhere else and done anything - beyond Ings that is but he had pedigree before ehe went there

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have to say this game now is one of the best Premier league games they've showed today

      wouldn't go so far to say it's the best though

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

      What a cross by gross

    • Effe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      White doing alright for bonus at present

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

      Mrs wants me to spend time with her LOL

      Not a chance with this vintage premiere league clash on the telly!

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

        Just don't tell her your watching Veltman

      2. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Tell her Danny Welbeck is in action!

      3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You must be a proper LAD

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Easy. Ask her to come to the couch with you. Tell her that handsome millionaires are running after ball.

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

      Say you’ll be up after the highlights Spud..

    • Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      About time that Brighton wing back got booked hes been getting away with Moder...

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Dunk owner and hoping Newcastle miraculously scores as ML rival has tripled up on the Brighton defence

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

      Moder..ate aggression.

    • Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brighton defense EO? I own only Veltman and wondering if a CS really helps my rank.

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

      Dunkinho taking pen if Brighton get one?

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

        No one knows but the talk is from hopeful owners I suspect

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

      Feel sorry for both, completely unintentional.

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

        You talking about birth of Bemba again?

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

      Just relegate Newcastle now.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Trossard g

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        veltman a