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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. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Whoopee. Just hit double figures. 😀

  2. Forgetmeknot
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I was going to wc, but is there even anyone good to buy!?

    1. jay01
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      See thats the thing. No one i want rn that i cant have without wc

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I wouldn't WC. This was a one off... Hopefully.

    3. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Same here. I was 99% sure this afternoon, now I don’t think I am going to use it.

  3. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Might bring in KDB, there's literally no options

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Very tempting, just not sure he’s worth the 4 odd million over Jesus or Grealish. Wish he was a million less!

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy and Aubameyang might be more appealing than Lukaku based on today's performance

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Offside goal, hit the post. He’s not going to get double digits every week

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Wel bobviously not, but for near 11m you'd maybe want more consistent returns, no?

        No goals in three weeks. Hardly settling the world ablaze is he?

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Was at the match. Didn't really get any service. The miss from one yard at the end was a real kick in the teeth.

  5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    0,0,0,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,3,4

    Salah and Antonio to go (who will hurt rank). Lovely.

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      18 points is a great score

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Not getting those 2 magical points from Sissoko off the bench unfortunately

    2. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      That's rough man. Many in the same boat

  6. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Oh my. Just checked scores. 10 points total from ronaldo (c) shaw Greenwood Sarr Coady and rudiger. Anyone worse? Never had a sub 30 GW before ....

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Everyone have similar scores

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      11 (-8)

  7. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    all we need is an auba brace and we will all be back on track, cheer up guys

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Boy oh boy, which midfielders to bring in on WC this week? Salah & Raphinha are basically all locks but after them it’s a real crapshoot!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I still like Gallagher. Kicking myself I didn't do a hit for Traore to him.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Traore been a killer, I was lucky to sell him this week. Ended up bringing in Raphinha over Zaha for him which hasn’t exactly payed out but I’ll take 1 point over 3 anyway!

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A few Man City players auditioning tomorrow (KDB!)
      Still feel Jota's going to be a good option even with Firmino back
      Mbeumbo looks a good budget pick

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I like Mbuemo as well, I was looking at Elyounoussi but his benching today made my mind up for me. Even Doucoure isn’t looking all that bad but yes City mids are the important ones, Shame they have such a tough game next

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      2 of Grealish, Saka and Mbeumo for me

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I like the look of Grealish, just not sure if I would rather him at in midfield, or Jesus in attack as city coverage for little more money, or DCL at the same price

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Salah Grealish Raph Mbeumo
          Lukaku Antonio DCL

          This is what I’m looking at. Good balance I feel, covers different prices and have cover from the sides I want

    4. sunzip14
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Gray looked electric today

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I like the look of him and Doucoure, especially with DCL and Richarlison coming up. Just a shame their fixtures aren’t great, otherwise they would’ve made a great double up

  9. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Dias better score at least 10 points tomorrow to make me whole

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Ings brace imminent

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      GW7 already made me a hole

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Probably be injured in the warmup knowing this GW

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        You are the one who convinced me to switch from Azplicueta to Alonso!

  10. sunzip14
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    1:45 am and only awake to see Auba captain and White to rescue the GW! I think I better go to sleep than lose sleep only to be disappointed...

  11. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Commentary team have gone home

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    This is the season of the budget midfielders!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      And midpriced forwards

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      This season seems like a lottery. Players will hit and lose form in patches and we have to jump on them at the right time.

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    So much better without the commentary 🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      It's actually nice isn't it.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Wish I could just select crowd noise without has beens ruining for me.

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Why is there never a loss of commentary when Martin Tyler is on?

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Best commentary from Sky in ages in this match.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Ruined it now

  16. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    As a Ben White owner the quality of this Brighton attack is worrying.

  17. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Commentators probably crying in the corner looking at their points total.

  18. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Is this hwang lad a decent wildcard option at 5.5m?

    Or better to go for jimi? Thanks

    1. squ1rrel
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hwang seems a steal

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Need to see more to know for sure. But Jimenez is heavily involved in all Wolves attack.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Worth a punt at that price. I fear the 'easier' Wolves fixtures have just passed now so would urge caution, but can't gawk at that price.

      They've won the last two he started (even if he was poor in the Saints match).

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hwang is the man

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      If on WC I’d wait to see how Spurs are tomorrow.
      Could be MASSIVE for you if they look good, so you can easily hop on

  19. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Brighton absolutely bossing this game!

    Love to see Potter's effort succeed

  20. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone been to Rwanda recently?

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Guys is Duffy nailed now?
    Who lost their spot from last season?

    Always been a fan of him and wondered why he’s been off the radar for a while

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      He's not been off the radar at all. It was assumed he was a temporary solution with the early season injuries Brighton have had.

      But he's been good. Then Webster got injured. Not nailed but surely his spot to lose. We'll k ow what the preferred back three is once Webster is back and everyone else is fit.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers Hazz

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry meant as in previous seasons been off the Brighton radar, not fpl

  22. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Cucurela seems to be very attacking indeed

  23. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Duffy big chance created?

    1. DAZZ
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Hardly. It hit him and fell to Dunk

  24. DAZZ
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    I watched Chelsea today, Lukaku was non existent. One chance dropped to him in the 6 yard box and he fluffed it. Honestly, Werner looks livliest today.

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      That's how we know not to judge FPL potential from one game.

      1. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Exactly.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        In fairness it has been a theme for the last 4 games or so.

        But this was a rotated team today & we only looked better once Mount came on. Not overly surprising.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Just waiting for him to hopelly rise tonight and then he is gone.

      1. DAZZ
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        For who?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          I am doing Ron to Vardy and Matip to Cancelo tonight with my 2ft's.

          Will decide who Lukaku goes for -4.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Lukaku really missing Pablo Mari...

  25. Lh909
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Sod it, WC, what a boring start to the season

  26. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Greenwood to Raphinia?

    Seems sensible. Have Bruno. Great fixtures.

    Anyone better?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Don't buy Raphinha yet.

      1. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        How come?

    2. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Isn’t he missing next game

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Raphina seems a hot and cold player.

    4. Gandalf
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      If don’t have him yet might as well wait until after gw8 unless it’s confirmed he’ll play

  27. mojoindojo
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Ditch Lukaku or Ronaldo?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Both.

  28. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Brighton is going to score here

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      I hope they both score

  29. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Dunk BCC

  30. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    So many chances for Brighton... xG over the roof!