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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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  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    So Tremiums, who are we ditching Lukaku and Ronaldo for?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      *Threemiums*

    2. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Not Vardy or Aubama - they belong to me.

    3. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      You Irish? 😉

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    There are two owners of Koch in the top 10k
    Both triple captained him this week
    Victims of the password hacks unfortunately

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1801301/event/7/
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1573607/event/7/

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Wish mine had got hacked, I’d probably score more points with their hacking moves

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Quality! 🙂

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Why are people doing this?

      Absolute twonks.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        You can kind of tell my the team name of the first they are like 13 or something :/

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          The age old "hacking" of nicking someones phone at school

    3. PartyTime
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Dirty hackers. Why triple captain Koch? 😆

      • Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        B********

      • Al Moon Yeah
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        So sad that people's lives suck so bad that they have to pull this kind of crap to make themselves feel good. It should be a criminal offense with a hefty fine.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Or we could look to eradicate poverty

    4. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Could be a 10 man team for me this GW... uh oh. 12 out of nowhere. I'll take it. Minor green arrow.

    5. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully 0-0 in this late one.

      Any thoughts as to how reliable FPLstats is? I don’t want to make moves before the I/B, but Lukaku and D Luiz both set to rise tonight

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        That would be good if lukaku does because I imagine people will be selling him after this this run

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pretty accurate though has been off with the WCs which will continue this GW (e.g. had a number of players predicted to rise last night)

        FFFix says they have 98% price rise accuracy so far this season. I like checking both.

        1. dlrowssoB
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah I’ve jumped early twice when I shouldn’t have. Lukaku is back below 100 at the mo

    6. sambyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Maupay to save the gameweek...

    7. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      my 3 premiums are coming up Ramsdale, Saka and White

    8. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      3 people in my mini league took a -8 or -12. RIP

    9. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Lowton and Jimenez the heroes so far 🙂

    10. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      People actually complaining about this game week yet only Burnley, Norwich, Southampton, leeds, Watford and Newcastle have played

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Eh? Chelsea, Man U, Everton, Wolves?

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Antonio and Salah's EO make them irrelevant. Unless you own players from the Leicester game, there's little to look forward to

        1. Mweene
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          What if you capped Antonio?

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Or that. But that’s why most are complaining because most went Ron or Rom

        2. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          unless you captained Salah or Anotino

    11. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      0-0 would be nice.

    12. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      28(-4) w/ Cancelo, Benrahma, Antonio, Saka, Salah left, palatable despite my James->Alonso (-4)

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        That's not palatable, that's extremely good this week.

      2. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Oh get lost

        1. squ1rrel
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          will do

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pity you cannot learn to link team?

    13. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Team:

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger Semedo (White Livra)
      Salah Benrahma Sarr Raphinha Greenwood
      Ronaldo Antonio (Scarlett)

      Doing Ronaldo to Lukaku now and WC if I have more injury concerns during the break. Is it otherwise worth wildcarding?

    14. Gunneryank
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Arsenal fans!

        Let's just enjoy the game and not worry about FPL. Who's with me? A winnable game. Bright young team. Too bad about the weather though. May dampen our flow.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Speak for yourself, I have Saka Ramsdale and White. I want a massacre

          1. Gunneryank
              3 months, 27 days ago

              For sure i do too, don't get me wrong.

          2. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Drawable game

          3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Love to see all those kids playing behind the experienced Auba.

          4. Levi's 501
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Agree, clean sheet and a first goal for White would be good though 🙂

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          12 points with 4 to go (2 LIV, Duffy n Toni). Is it not as bad as it seems considering what I'm seeing on here

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Team set for next week? Who knows? Most probably not!

          Sanchez
          Cancelo Rudi Christensen Livra
          Salah Raph Gallagher
          Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

          Steele White Gilmour Mendy

        4. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Brighton have the nicest kit in the league. Badge and sponsor are both clean, simple designs with nice blocks of colour. Most importantly no gaudy foreign betting sponsor.

          1. Joey Tribbiani
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            quite nice indeed

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Totally, can’t go wrong with blue and white. The foreign betting and apps just always look awful, I get the money is good to show the sponsor on the shirt but can’t how understand how someone can look at the shirts with the big sponsors and think they look good

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              I agree with white and blue, colours of the best flags also 😉

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Think it's 10 of the teams have betting/casino sponsors, not a fan
            I like the simplicity and cut of the Spurs home

          4. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Are American Express better? Making money from selling debt

        5. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          How good are time changes. One minute it’s 1:59am next it’s 3am

        6. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I planned to wildcard now.. do I still need to or just take a -4 to turn Bruno to Lukaku?

          Sanchez (Steele)
          Azpi - Rudiger - Shaw (Liva/Omo)
          Salah - Bruno - Greenwood - Jota - Benrahma
          Antonio - Jimi (Scarlett)

          £1.2m ITB/1 FT

          1. tbos83
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Not sure I'd take a hit for Luk

        7. F4L
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          It's a shame Bamford got injured, he would've hoovered up the points today. Rodrigo isn't good as a lone striker.

          1. Joey Tribbiani
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Rodrigo and Dallas especially very wasteful

            1. F4L
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              yeah Leeds should've wrapped the game up easily.

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Leeds look awful, they’re missing a piece or two and signing Dan James for all that money wasn’t the answer

            1. Joey Tribbiani
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 27 days ago

              James was good today, I thought

              1. dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 27 days ago

                How did Raph look?
                Cheers

                1. Gabistuta
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Very good

            2. The Mighty Whites
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              James played well today

        8. tbos83
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 27 days ago

          This gw is a reminder of the importance of ignoring the template

          1. Kellz86
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Template although is more over the course of a longer period not just one game week

          2. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Oh yeah definitely. That’s why I’m doing Lukaku, Ronaldo, Salah, TAA > Hwang, Jimenez, Loftus Cheek, Chalobah. Can’t believe I didn’t think of it before.

        9. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Saka is awesome

        10. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Saka 😮

        11. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Sanchez save from Saka

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            A Sanchez save, what!

        12. Kellz86
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          White in for Alonso, keep that clean sheet!

        13. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Trossard twisted

        14. TeddiPonza
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Sanchez
          TAA Rudiger Semedo (White Livra)
          Salah Benrahma Sarr Raphinha Greenwood
          Ronaldo Antonio (Scarlett)

          1 ft and 1,4 in bank. Wildcard this or save it for later?

        15. Kodap
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Could do with an ESR masterclass

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Lol

        16. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          When wildcarding, do you guys bring players for hits and then activate wildcard just before the deadline OR hit the activate button at the start itself ? Asking this because i read somewhere that price changing algorithm doesnt consider Wildcard cases. So i guess the former method can be useful so as to make the change possible.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I play my own game and ignore price rise websites. Focus on points not pounds

            1. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              I was just trying to know if the former method could bypass this algorithm rule. Just bothered about some useless stuff for knowledge purpose. 😉

          2. Levi's 501
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I hit it at the start, because knowing me I would forget to do it before the deadline.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Just get koch so you can claim your team was hacked if you forget

            2. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Safe play there.

          3. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            It'll still be a wildcard transfer.

            1. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              But by that time the player prices would have changed right ? I mean just on the deadline day.

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Price changes will be the same regardless of you buying players before or after activating wildcard.

                1. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  My point was only about the algorithm that doesnt take into consideration the transfers after wildcard activation

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Your single transfers won't really make a difference and you have the massive downside risk that you forget to activate it, your internet goes down before deadline, hit by bus etc.

            1. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Just for academic purpose. Even i dont like to see my 2 digit hit points on the transfer tab tho i still know its all free.

          5. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I always take the hits first and pick up the players who are going to rise in price. Then activate the wildcard on deadline day.

            1. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              This. I wanted to try it this season.

        17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Time to wildcard

          Lukaku and ronaldo out

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Not for two transfers like.

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Beef up the rest of the team. A lot of dead wood but those are premiums I am considering removing

              Chelsea just don’t score enough goals and lukaku will eventually score but probably one a game which isn’t worth it I think

              Ronaldo maybe rotated further and united look poor even with him in. Got lucky with a few goal keeper error goals

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Bemba. Take a few hits, closer to next deadline. Hold onto the wildcard to be planned in time of calm not in a one GW period of turbulence.

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            I really want to ignore Lukaku but those next 4 fixtures are hard to ignore… can do a little mini WC -4 to drop him and buff up the squad after the Burnley game is my thinking

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              I'll prob just sell him for Kane

        18. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          On WC. 2 defenders from?
          A) Chelsea
          B) ManCity

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            2 good defenders from any club.

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            If budget isn't an issue
            Azpi, Rudi
            Cancelo, Dias

            Realistically with budgets I'd probably lean:
            Azpi, Christensen
            Cancelo, Laporte

            Any news on James would be useful too

          3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            City. Cancelo and dias