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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Starting to wonder if I'll ever get an FPL return ever again

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Any 3 pointer this GW? It's a haul.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Raph CS. should have captained.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Should have. I have never been so frustrated as I was today watching Lukaku. Was super unlucky.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lucky to not be at least a goal behind!

  3. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Arsenal on the thinnest of thin ice

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      On a scale from 1 to Eor, how much of a donkey is Lukaku ?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chelsea just don't know how to play with him

        1. splitzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          chelsea never plays well with any strikers

      2. TheBiffas
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Donkey from shrek

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Are we there yet?

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Trollkaku

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Arsenal not as good vs a proper team.

      4. TheBiffas
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Back to the old arsenal?

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            And old Brighton

            Tbf Arsenal faced Burnley, Norwich and Nuno lol - so yes!

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            What did you expect 🙂

            Glad I have steered away from owning any of their assets.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Oh my god - Brighton have missed so many chances!!

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          XGFC are back

        • The Kopite
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Sad of today's return but comforted that I am not only the one. Mark has gone from James to Alonso last week...

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              James didnt play either

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            So Andy's last minute WC worked out quite well
            31 points with Salah, Cancelo, Mbeumo, Salah, Antonio to play and Saka currently playing
            Funny the people complaining as they couldn't copy his team! 😀

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              GOAT

              1. Pumpy
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Do you want to marry him ?

            2. Pumpy
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Shame it worked out.

            3. Al Moon Yeah
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Doesn't he have Ramsdale as well? To be honest he's played nearly all his moves to perfection: Azpi Jimenez Sarr Raph Ronaldo all timed to perfection.

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Arsenal will concede here

            4. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Double Salah
              Man’s a Genius

          • Esalman
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Arsenal looks like they'll concede, don't they. And I tripled up on them.

          • DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Been so impressed with Brighton this season. Tactically sound team. Potter has them well drilled. A mixed bag individually, not filled with talent but such a good team to watch. Absolutely bossing Arsenal off the park here

            1. Gunneryank
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It's true.

            2. Jolly Good
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Hwang and Jimi the new Son and Kane?

              1. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Calm down they played Newcastle

              2. EmreCan Hustle
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                A lesser Son and Kane

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              What is the Brighton defense EO today, if anyone knows? (Combined, not just 1 player)

              1. Ragabolly
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                http://www.livefpl.net/EO and select Brighton

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Thank you, Ragabolly, had no ideas the Defense EO was on that page.

                  You've thought of it all!

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                76%
                May be a bit higher with Duffy autosubs

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Yes assumed that would be the case haha.

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  81% with Duffy autosubs

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Thanks!

            4. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Does sanchez ever save a ball?

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                If he does it's a bad sign, means he's conceding within 2 more shots

              2. EmreCan Hustle
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Couldn't save Partey's fk

              3. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Usually 2 per game!

            5. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Love this Brighton team. Solid, fluent, confident

            6. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I have jimenez -10 point
              5 others -4 point

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Jimmy = Green arrow.

            7. Touré De Force
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Hwang isn't really an option, right?

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Why not?

              2. ANGRY PERSON
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  He is

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Donkey Adama isn't replacing him anytime soon.

                  Podence/Trincao for the other spot?

                  He'll be someone that people ignore in fear who could tick along...

                • EmreCan Hustle
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  He is.

                • Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Definitely
                  Looks arguably better than the other budget enablers like Dennis
                  3 goals in 4 appearances vs. 0 in 18 in the Bundesliga last season - he's the reverse Sancho/Werner!

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    If Antonio twangs his ham, Hwang is ma man.

              3. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                WC played….
                F All from lots

                Any good?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Was never a good week to play WC...

                  1. TheBiffas
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Strange comment

                    • Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      How come? Wood vs poor Norwich and other nice picks were possible.

                    • HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Can’t ever know that

                    • Gabistuta
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Captain hindsight has arrived

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Same for everyone who didn’t jam the Hwang

                    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      I’m going to do that later if the wife agrees

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Standing ovation.

                2. TheTinman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Brighton giving arsenal a footballing lesson.

                  This is a clinic. Goals coming soon

                3. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Glad Brighton don't have anyone who can actually shoot. Geez.

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Cucurella is very good

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Very!!

                      1. Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Love him. Might get on wildcard. So attacking

                    2. TheBiffas
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        You called him a donkey on monday

                        1. Inazuma X1
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          No I didn't? lol

                    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Worst decision in a long time not getting Jimmy in for Bamford. Instead taking a minus 8 to get Lukaku. Terrible stuff.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Long term it’ll pay off

                      2. Pep bites Kun
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Agree with the Bam/Jim indecision - it was on a plate for -4

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          I got back in Toney. There's still a chance, right?

                          1. Pep bites Kun
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Every chance. Especially from gw9-12. Intend getting him back myself

                    4. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Lovely stuff from Brighton.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Different class. Which means Arsenal will nick it 1-0.

                    5. Bushwhacker
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      So Arsenal have played 45 minutes of decent football this season. How are Brighton not cruising here…

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        It's the"we're brilliant but don't score" Brighton of last season here.

                    6. Inazuma X1
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Best def under 4.4? (not White)

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Livra

                      2. Finding Timo
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Livra

                      3. ClassiX
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Still got to be Livramento, IMO

                      4. Bobby Digital
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Livra

                      5. Pep bites Kun
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Duffy or Livra

                    7. Pino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      WTF is this Brighton TikkaTaka?

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Pitti-potter

                      2. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Potter Wizardry ball.

                    8. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Missed the Partey

                    9. Random Name
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Partey and Tomiyasu have been absolutely dire

                    10. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        People playing their WC over the IB. Auto select. Save yourself the headache.