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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.

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

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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923 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Marcal bonus point feels monumental this week hahaha

  2. BrutalLogiC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Hm what to do with traore and no extra cash?

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Mbeumo. Smith Rowe

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      probably one of the Everton mids. That's what I'm looking at as a replacement

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Plenty of cheaper mids.

    4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I am benching as playing 4 atb. Will ship eventually for mbuemo or saka

    5. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Loads of options. any Everton mid, Gallagher, ESR

  3. F4L
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Goalfest please 🙂

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Duffy five goals please

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Be reasonable

      Four

  5. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Jiminez Captain!. All planned NOT. Luckiest FPL day in my life! (it was on Lukaku)

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      congrats!

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        It was a complete accident mate. I WC this week, but Captained Lukaku, (I thought), made one last transfer at 10.59 am and it showed Jimenez as Captain????????????????

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          It was of a smooth week because of an error on my part (i think) that's for sure!

    2. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nice, I set him as v/c in the end. No way am I getting rid now tho

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I am keeping until GW10 at least

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I said it could have been worse! Told my cousin he might regret losing him on his WC too. Got a feeling he’ll tick along nicely now he’s back in the groove

  6. dshv
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    LETS WILDCARD DRAFT START NOW

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Here you go...

      Template enough? Any ideas?

      Ederson Foster
      Rudi Cancelo White Livra Duffy
      Salah Raph Benrahma Gray Brownhill
      Lukaku Vardy Antonio

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Solid too heavy side. No TAA does wonders for the side

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Top*

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Should get him back in about 4/5 gws

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Trent • Cancelo • Rudiger
      Salah • Grealish • Raph • Mbeumo
      Lukaku • DCL • Antonio
      (Foster / Lamptey / Livramento / Luiz)

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This is good

  7. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    My worst gw ever surely

    1. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      All relative

  8. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    15. Goodbye too 100k.

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Top 10k avg is 14

  9. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    18 points with 4 left, what a stinker

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      That’s a great score this week.

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm pretty sure that's a green arrow.

      I'm on 11.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Similar to me last week, the template not doing well 🙁

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Less stinky than most at least.

    5. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No hita means you've got double what most on here has

    6. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I have triple Arse still to come, im likely not to breach 20

    7. fantasyfog
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      14 from 4, woop woop

  10. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    GW7 has me needing a Veltman masterclass to save my GW.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Azpi pipped by Chalobah for 3 BAPs after FT, hate to see it 🙁

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Youve got enough points

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Worst ever GW in FPL history

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      *Worst ever GW in FPL history so far

  13. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Need a 0-0 in this one.

  14. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone here not on 9 pts?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      11 with 2 coming off the bench

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm on a mighty 18 points

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      15 from 3

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Im on 9 from 5 including captain. Ings the only chance to save the week

    5. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I am on 11 with 6 left

  15. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    All my players blanked and 3 got booked too!!! Absolutely dreadful!!!

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Duffy, please haul!!!

  17. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I don’t feel like wildcarding anymore lol

  18. BrutalLogiC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Conor Gallagher to unleash hell tomorrow afternoon

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Hope so 🙂

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Hopefully

  19. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ouch, was going to get Azpi for Shaw for a hit but when Shaw in squad decided to hold.

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Damn brought in Ward Prowse this GW for the fixtures ahead. Sent off :(((

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Very unlucky dude

  21. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Think Im going Vardy, Kane and Bruno on wildcard 🙂

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Wise man Laurel

    2. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Proven FPL assets at least 🙂

    3. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Same here. I am really confused right now

  22. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Alonso vs Azpi was touch & go up til the last, of course I chose the wrong one but at least Tierney off the bench gives me some interest in the late kickoff. Alonso > Dias or Trent next week.

  23. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Traore has be an absolute unmitigated disaster of a move. Can't wait to transfer him out for a hit next week.

    Useless oily meathead.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yes. Same.

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just got rid of him for Brownhill.

    3. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I don’t understand what people expected? He’s not a natural goal scorer and that good partnership with Jimenez was before a massive squad upheaval

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Would have hoped for some return over this run of good fixtures and his early season stats but now he's not even starting and made a one minute cameo today.

  24. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Green arrow with 12

  25. fantasyfog
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    So another captain fail...GO ME!!!

  26. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wildcard active. Should have hit it this week but reluctant to do it as had 2 FT.

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah, that's tought. Not many people would WC with 2FT and an ITB coming up. 🙁

  27. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Bit dystopian this picture

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Was trying to capture the general mood after the five games so far

      1. Gunneryank
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Think you nailed it. Says 'fantasy apocalypse' 😀

        • Zilla
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          You were successful

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Needs more fire

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Brought Aarons the Norwich defender in for injured Ayling. Son half died laughing. He is currently my highest scoring player on 5 points 🙂

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah my mates were laughing at my Lowton pick, yet his 5 looks huge ATM ha

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Got a good score so far but big opportunity missed with Lukaku captain blanking

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      WC time? Not that I know who I want, just not this lot!

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger. Shaw. White
      Salah. Mount. Raph. Sarr
      Ronaldo(C). Antonio. ASM
      (Foster, Gilmour, Livramento, TAA)

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Look at it again later. Seems fine too me.

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Hit WC to avoid price rises if you are sure of doing it.

        plenty of time to have a good think after tomorrow's games.

        I am still holding on to Lukaku/Salah as my two premiums (for now)

      3. Peteex
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wouldn't wc that