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Bissouma absent again as Brighton and Arsenal keep changes to a minimum

Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal is the sixth and final Premier League match to take place today.

Kick-off at a sodden Amex Stadium is at 17:30 BST.

These are two of the better Premier League defences based on the evidence of the second half of last season and the beginning of the current campaign, if we’re to conveniently ignore Arsenal’s wobble when hit by injury and illness in August.

Only Manchester City have allowed fewer big chances than Mikel Arteta’s side from Gameweeks 4-6, with two clean sheets arriving for the Gunners in that time.

Just three teams have allowed fewer of these Opta-defined gilt-edged opportunities than Albion over the whole of 2021/22, meanwhile.

Most of the FPL interest is in the two sides’ defences, with Robert Sanchez (£4.6m), Shane Duffy (£4.3m) and Ben White (£4.4m) all boasting double-digit FPL ownerships.

As of this week, Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) can say likewise – he now sits in 10.8% of FPL squads after his Gameweek 6 haul.

All four of those players start tonight and it’s all quiet on the team news front, with just one change apiece.

Both alterations are enforced, too, with the injured Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) and Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) replaced by Jakub Moder (£4.5m) and Albert Sambi Lokonga (£4.9m) respectively.

Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) misses out again.


Brighton XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Dunk, Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Duffy, Burn, Veltman

Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Connolly, Mac Allister, March, Locadia, Roberts, Richards, Sarmiento.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tierney, White, Partey, Gabriel, Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang, Tomiyasu, Lokonga

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Pepe, Tavares, Elneny, Martinelli.

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  1. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Want to bring Lukaku in, plan was for CR7 > Lukaku.

    Can I hold off making that move yet?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Arguably yes. Lukaku isn't setting the world alight at the minute and at least Ronaldo shouldn't be benched again next gameweek.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Former pros in media seem to think Mount will bring creativity linking it together better. Meaning better Lukaku chances.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ok for next week?

    Cancelo Rudiger Christensen Livramento
    Salah Raph Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    Steele White Gilmour Mendy

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Great team
      White vs. Livra is a tough one

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Nice headache to have good sub if Christensen benched after IB again.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Want to play White. But Gallagher vs him is making me go Livra. All for viewing purposes

  3. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is Tommy starting to get a tune from Timo?

  4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which is better?
    A) Mount + Grealish
    B) Son + ESR