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Zaha and Maupay on target as Brighton earn late draw at Selhurst Park

We conclude our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 6 write-ups with analysis of Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion.

For a summary of all seven of Saturday’s games, click here, while the footer at the bottom of this piece will direct you to our detailed Scout Notes on the other Gameweek 6 action.

CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Goals: Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) | Neal Maupay (£6.5m)
  • Assists: Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) | Joel Veltman (£4.4m)
  • Bonus points: Maupay x3, Veltman x2, Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) x1, Zaha x1

ZAHA CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT

Having stepped up to convert a first-half penalty, Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) has now scored five goals in his last five games against Brighton at Selhurst Park.

The 28-year-old carried most of the Eagles’ threat on the night, as Patrick Vieira’s side launched the majority of their attacks down his flank, with Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) as involved as any in the final-third.

Despite tonight’s late set-back, it’s been a reasonable start to the season for Palace, who have six points from their opening six games. During that run, they’ve had a tricky set of fixtures, having already faced Liverpool and Chelsea, while it’s also worth noting that they remain unbeaten at home.

In an attacking sense, they have registered a league-low 14 shots on target, while only Spurs have accumulated fewer goal attempts. However, their 7.44 xG ranks mid-table, and there is potential to do well with Leicester City and Newcastle United’s shaky defences up next at Selhurst Park.

GALLAGHER LOSES SET-PIECES

In another energetic midfield display, Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) bagged an assist after winning the first-half penalty. The on-loan Chelsea man has now netted two goals and three assists this season, and ranks 11th amongst all midfielders for FPL points.

However, with Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) returning to the starting XI tonight, he was no longer on set-pieces. 

Considering that 0.56 of his 0.84 xA total had arrived from dead-ball situations, it is a blow for his owners, though it is worth noting that he did take them back on once the Serb had departed on 72 minutes, which is something to monitor moving forward.

Conor Gallagher’s touch heatmap v Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 6

“The players are as disappointed as I am, the fans too. To concede a goal like that with the last kick is difficult to accept. We have to look at the game and how difficult we made it for them. They’re a good side with a lot of confidence. We should take the three points.

We gave them so many problems. The way they played the last 15 minutes with long balls doesn’t look like them. Not scoring the second goal left the door open. That was an important moment for us. It was a tough game. Both teams didn’t create much.

We are improving. We’re getting stronger. The first few games we played against Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, we managed to create chances. We deserve to have more points so far. We’re in a good process.” – Patrick Vieira

FOUR IN SIX FOR MAUPAY

Neal Maupay’s (£6.5m) late equaliser was his fourth Premier League goal of the season, as he moved up to fifth in the forward standings after picking up three bonus points.

Graham Potter lined his troops up in a 3-4-1-2 formation, but switched to a back four in the second-half in an attempt to get back into the game.

However, despite that change of shape, they generally didn’t do enough in the final-third, though there was real quality about their late equaliser, with Joel Veltman (£4.4m) sending the ball through to Maupay, who dinked it over the keeper and into the back of the net.

Interestingly, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) bagged a bonus point despite conceding and picking up a late yellow-card, having created a big chance for Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) in the first-half.

Further forward, the influential Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) missed tonight’s match with a knee injury. It’s fair to say the Seagulls missed his energy and ability to break up play in midfield, with further updates expected in the coming days over his availability for Gameweek 7.

As a result of the draw, Brighton remain undefeated in all three of their Premier League away matches this season, with Arsenal (h) up next before the international break.


C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic (Kouyate 72), McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew (Schlupp 86), Zaha, Edouard (Benteke 72)

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Duffy, Dunk, Burn (Alzate 45, Moder 65), Veltman, Gross, Lallana, Cucurella, Trossard, Welbeck (Connolly 76), Maupay

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  1. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Veltman A

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dialup ?

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Already done a -4 of Shaw, Torres to Rudiger, Raphinha.

    Activate free hit?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Shaw to Rüdiger ok on free but taking hit to get Raphinha when we don’t know if fit a bit of a gamble

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      And a free hit a waste

  3. jblakes
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who best Chelsea defender to get in?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If you are feeling frisky then Alonso.

      If ypu playing safe, Rudiger.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        and if you are feeling broke, Christensen

      2. Deer-in-headlights
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        If you like overpaying for things, Azpi

        If you're into being frustrated, James.

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Both Alonso and Rudiger.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Doucoure and Gray are gold this season.

    1. jblakes
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I went for Townsend and it may pay off

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Good pick as well.

    2. jblakes
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Everton don't look great

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        One point off top of the league after 6 games.

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Caveat that with Everton could not of handpicked a better set of fixtures to start with

  5. jblakes
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Although Everton don't look great

    1. jblakes
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Epic fail

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      5th in the League. They will do well at home. Away they may struggle.

  6. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any new rumors regarding Raphinha’s fitness? Trying to manage some price moves.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Nothing.

  7. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thought it was a good week after 49 from day 1. Now its just a small green arrow. Back to 390 k

    1. Karhumies
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      60 points this GW got me from 360k up to 185k. The margins are small.

      1. Karhumies
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Less than 30 points difference between 99k and 501k, apparently.

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Feels like the Gallagher train has been derailed.

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Without set piece, yes

  9. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    41pts, horrible GW, get in the bin.

  10. Patty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who are the best 2 on a WC?
    A. Grealish
    B. Raphinha
    C. Sarr
    D. Saka
    E. Benrahma

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      BE

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm trying to choose 3
      Not going Sarr - but still up in the air on the other 4.

      Currently Benrahma is out - but it could be Saka or Grealish....Raph is a lock unless injured.

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A B but like D

    4. Tempestic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A, D, B

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      AD

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        * Sorry AB

  11. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    We getting any new UCL content before the games?!
    I don't know what to do...

  12. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hi all,

    Thoughts?

    Sanchez

    TAA Rudiger Coufal

    Salah Gray Benny D.Luiz

    CR7 Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Gilmour Williams Livramento

    0FT & 0.5ITB (WC Intact)

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Save this week. Then maybe coufal to walker next week.

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Coufal might drop this week..

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Do it now then

          1. Moose™
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ah.. usually I dont take hits for a def..

            1. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Not worth a hit when they play Liverpool this week. Coufal might not drop, take a gamble or take a hit I guess, up to you.

  13. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Forgot there was a game on tonight. Just saw the result now. Needed 3 points from Sanchez to tie my H2H and realized he got a 97th minute yellow card!

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How are Chelsea going to win the League with their midfield?

    Without their defence, they are in a spot of bother.

    1. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kante Kovacic Jorginho Saul mid?

      Or Kai / Mount / Hakim / Timo / Pulisic?

      Seems pretty stacked

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      They definitely haven’t figured out which of the attackers work best with Lukaku. I’m interested to see Pulisic when he’s back.
      Large margin for error with their defense and DMs. 1-0 wins still work for most games.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Pulisic is made of glass, so is Kante.

        Only shining light in Chelsea's midfield is Mount.

  15. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Cant decide between these two WC options:
    A)
    Sanchez
    TAA, Alonso, Cancelo
    Salah, Raphina, Benrahma, Townsend
    Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio
    (Steele, Williams, Livra, Luiz)

    B)
    Sanchez
    TAA, Christensen, Walker
    Salah, Raphina, ESR, Townsend
    Ronaldo, Lukaku, Antonio
    (Steele, Williams, Maquillo, Luiz)

    In A I could switch Vardy to Jesus or Jimenez and upgrade Townsend.
    In B I could downgrade Walker to upgrade elsewhere.

    What do you think? Any advice appreciated.

    1. Moose™
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A did look mor balanced!

      B, I am not convinced with Christensen and ESR.. but both of them might paid off handsomely!

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Christensen I think will play most games, good value route in to Chelsea defence.
        ESR I'm not keen on but at 5.3 it's hard to find anyone else to fit in. I might have to forget about city and Chelsea defence, go cheaper at the back and upgrade the mids.

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno & Antonio to Lukaku & Raphinha for -4?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wait for news on Raphina.

      Not sure why you want to shift Antonio.

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn't drop Antonio. He nearly had a couple of goals and an assist on the weekend, he's on top form.

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

    4. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No.

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks everyone

  17. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Can basically get anyone with 3.6m, 1-week punt before wildcarding GW8.

    a) Antonio
    b) Azpi/Rudiger/Alonso
    c) Son
    d) Other

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  18. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA, Salah, Lukaku, CR7..

    Anyone successfully did a balanced team which includes these 4 players?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I've tried one above, what ya reckon? Trying to get Chelsea and city Def's in weakens the rest of the midfield further. It's difficult.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Forget the balanced part.

      Having Lukaku and Ronaldo blank the same GW is death to your points for the week.

      I most likely am getting rid of Lukaku and may even ditch Ronaldo.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Getting rid of Lukaku for GW7?? wow...

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Not like he is quite fitting into Tuchel's system. He blanked vs Spur. 3 blanks in 5.

          I will still have him GW7.

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I don't think GW7 or GW8 is all that for Lukaku. GW9, 10, and 11 on the other hand.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sanchez/Steele
      TAA/Rudiger/Alonso/(Duffy/Livramento)
      Salah/Raphina/Saka/Gray/Gallager
      Lukaku/Ronaldo/(Scarlett)

      Good value in 6.5 and under mids
      Question is Antonio a better value than Ronnie

  19. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Will james drop today? Wanted to wait champ league before doing james to alonso

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      His ankle is buggered. Could be out 4 weeks plus.

  20. Chancer
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you rather have for the next 5 GW:
    A) Harrison
    B) Sarr

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A going by fixtures

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        And B going by form

  21. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you keep in your team out of the following???

    A. Jota
    B. Greenwood

    Looking at the following;

    1. Benrahma
    2. Saka
    3. Sarr
    4. Raph if not injured.

    Cheers

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would keep A.

      5. Gray

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Got Gray already lad. Cheers

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Benrahma

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It’s CB between Ben and Punt on Saka ?

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              It’s in between that should read

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                I am not keen on Arsenal assets tbh.

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I own Antonio so was just going to punt on Saka due to his next 5 GW fixtures... or just double up on WHU with benny boy and Antonio ???

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I did Greenwood and Marcal to Saka and Alonso

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Did Shaw to Rudiger yesterday

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd sell them both, but keep Greenwood for the Everton game, and possibly the Leicester game.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        cheers for your replies

  22. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just seen the highlights...Guaita you muppet!!!

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Veltman owner here... sorry

  23. 1984 TC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Yasssss! I’m ahead of Magnus by one point.

    I officially retire. Cuiiiiiiiiiiiii!!

  24. Baconfaen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    on wc, any thoughts?

    Sanchez - Steele
    TAA - Cancelo - Rudiger - White - Livramento
    Salah - Havertz - Rapihna - Gallagher - Saka
    Lukaku - Antonio - Dennis

    0 itb

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Havertz punt is fun and you got good cover for him when /if he doesn’t play.

      Pretty sweet.

      1. Baconfaen
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Havertz is a gamble based on form, but fixtures just too tempting.

    2. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not so much fun if havertz comes on for a 5 minutes 1 point cameo

  25. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez, Foster
    Cancelo, Dias, Alonso, Christensen, Livramento
    Salah, Grealish, Raphinha, Benrahma, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    0.0 itb.

    Loving this WC so far.
    Feel like the value in the first bench is worth it with 3 rotation risk defenders - kinda assume one misses each week.

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      V good to be fair. I am not sure the one goal vs SOU is enough for me to go for Jimi, I am getting Toney and using the cash for Rudiger.

    2. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Stacked. I think 12 starters is the go. BeNcHiNg HeAdAcHe much more preferable to playing a 4.5 MID/4.0 DEF every time you have an injury scare or rotation IMO.

  26. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How does Jota, Shaw -> Gallagher, Rudiger (-4) sound?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Livra (Dier Coady)
    Salah Jota Raph Sarr (McArthur)
    Ron Antonio ASM

    1ft 1.4m itb

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’d rather do Shaw > Christensen direct for no hit.

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        don't fancy 3 liv against city though

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ah. If you do Christensen it might open more options for Jota. Benrahma, Greenwood, Grealish, Saka…

          Just a thought.

  27. Eman47
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Is jota for grealish a solid move? Thinking long term Grealish will get going

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yep I think so.

    • BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio + extra cash is better value than Ronaldo surely?

    • Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ramsdale's not rising yet, is he?

    • FCSB
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why has Pep done a presser but Klopp hasnt and their games are both today ?