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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Need this Sanchez cleanie wiping

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This

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

    Ramsdale with zero saves?? Damn it

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just like owning Sanchez

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I did sanchez to ramsdale and now Sanchez have a save

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

      Couple of drops though

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        drops?

  3. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Last week I only got 1's and 2's this week my current team is,

    Sanchez 1
    White 1
    Shaw 2
    Rudi 2
    ESR 1
    Lukaku 2
    Ronaldo 1
    Sissoko 2

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Consistent

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Consistently unlucky

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

          Consistently sh--.

        2. Pumpy
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I've read through your posting history and I'm now on the Zoloft.

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

      Which 3 left?

      So unlucky mate, I do feel for you.
      My anger/frustration has actually turned into laughter, I just look in awe at how this is possible.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Salah (means nothing as everyone has and no-one has captained)
        Benrahma (again means nothing to my leagues)
        Gallagher (got an assist last week but then got booked)

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

      you using some cheat code?

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

      3 of those are currently playing. Dry your eyes

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You'll see, I'm genuinely not bothered anymore just can't believe how the last 46 game weeks have gone like this.

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

          Why do you keep posting about it if you're not bothered.

  4. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who to prioritise to get rid of? A) shaw b) sarr c) greenwood d) Toney?

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

      A given the good defensive fixtures for City/Chelsea and Man's tough run

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yeh thanks shaw to Walker

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Auba specsavers Monday!

  6. No Salah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Gray or Townsend?

    Who looked more attacking?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Gray. I only remember the goal from Townsend nothing more.

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Douc and townsend but with return of dcl their attacking threat may change

    3. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Townsend 4 returns in last 4 GW though! And easier fixtures to come.

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Gray

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

      This is a different question from "Who got points?"

      Gray looked more attacking to me

    6. LT10
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Watched the game. Gray looked very threatening.

    7. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Overwhelming support for gray!

      Ive got Harrison who’s dropping and have exact funds to go to gray.

      Looks like will have to pull the trigger tonight.

      Thanks a lot guys!

  7. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    There's not going to be any significant risers over the international break after these games is there? Nobody really pulling up trees

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

      Vardy goal tomorrow will start a new wagon...

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Cancelo probably rises soon and he’ll be a big target for most

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

        If he keeps a cleansheet tomorrow he’ll double rise

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

      Depends on Spurs tomorrow

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ever optimistic

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

          I’m not expecting much

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

        Spurs have been pretty poor offensively for about 18months now. No interest

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

          18 months? It was only a few months ago Kane and Son finished in the top 3 points scorers in the entire game..

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

            Their last few months of the season weren't great, tbh

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

          That's incorrect, remember Kane and Son assisting each other 4 goals and single handedly destroying the season of non-owners.

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

      Usually some movers at the start and right at the end
      Dead in the middle
      Hard to find any double risers, particularly with many players being rubbish today

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

      Thanks for contributions all. I see Ramsdale is close.

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

        Really poor in this game. The Arsenal defence is showing it can return only against the most flaçcid attacks.

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

    Brighton are going to regret not capitalising on their dominence in the first half

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

      The Brighton way!

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

      xGods

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

    Double cleanie still on. I'd take one if you offered it to me now.

  10. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Any else hit WC yet?

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

      I was going to but on seeing my teams fixtures for next week I may hold off a week

    2. Lh909
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      yep,sod it, premiums are not firing and time for a shake up

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

    After like 4 straight weeks of red arrows, it’s finally looking as if I might get a green, so what better time to play WC and sell everyone the week they finally do something good 🙂

  12. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 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??

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

    Triple Brighton defence. Feeling smug right now but squeaky bum time starts soon.

    Lamptey on for Veltman on 61mins would be lovely to get one banked...

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

      Muppet

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        ?

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

          Triple brighton defence is a ridiculous move

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

            I had little other options due to injuries and rotations. Double was a given, but I decided to play the 3rd ahead of Benrahma.

            I'm pretty sure he will be benched so high chance of 1pter.

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

              Why do you own triple brighton in the first place?

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

                Had double and brought in Duffy at 4.0m as nailed bench fodder. Didn't expect to need my 3rd bench player, but it is what it is. Wildcard next week so it was never a priority to move one of them out.

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

                I do too although one is Bissouma. Duffy and Sanchez have been great value.

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

                  Yep. I'll be keeping Duffy. Brighton look to have got even better and he carries far more goal threat than Livramento imo

            2. Touré De Force
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              I've captained Benrahma!

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

                Hope he plays for you! But I do worry about it.

                Vlasic and Antonio brought off early. Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals all rested with just 30mins or so

      2. Touré De Force
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        No need, fair dues to the lad

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

          He is always trying to be funny on here I wouldn't bother reading too much into it 😆

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

      Congrats on at least 20 points from them 3.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Nah Arsenal will fluke one so the press can barrel on about Arteta’s genius / next Wenger

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Strange to feel smug this early

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Wait, coming from me...

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

          If you watched that first half you would be. Brighton absolutely dominated them

          1. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            I did, but still. Have a double-up myself

  14. El Matador
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Looking forward to playing Pep Roulette next GW. Got Sarr and Greenwood to get rid of.

  15. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    CR7 & Marcal > Lukaku & Dias for a -4 today?

    Want to make the change before price rises as may get priced out of Lukaku or Dias go up again.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lukacku is a kack footballer, not consistent or good enough for a top team in a top league, I've had home for four games now and he's done nothing, I would rather keep Ronaldo.
      Why Dias over Cancelo?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Can’t see Tuchel sticking to the two up top.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I did Marcal to Cancelo already. Price rise incoming. Lukaku has receded a bit. Keep track.

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

      Not worth it on day 1 of the international break with current GW fixtures still to go

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Taking that hit is killing me this week, Trent > Rudiger!

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I know someone that did Trent > Alonso...

  17. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    No intensity from Arsenal until the last 5 minutes. Need to bring that back for the full 45 mins

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Arsenal are clueless. Don’t expect anything from Arteta than to try and nick a point

  18. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    dead-ended my team and still didn't get points 😆 don't think I've ever made 12+ changes on a WC before but here goes!

  19. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Someone on here, is it Natedog?, was bigging up Cucurella weeks ago and I was like nah.

    Take it all back. Could be this year's Dallas.

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

      Who?

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

        Shaggy dog seagull.

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

      Probably too expensive to consider for FPL with other Brighton assets but he's a quality player who fits their system perfectly.

  20. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lowton mvp

  21. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wish Arsenal would at least try to have a pop or two. Fancy a rare Sanchez save point.

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

      They haven't had the chance. Brighton are dominating them.

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

    Early, early days but who has the better fixture next GW?

    Ronaldo away to Leicester or Lukaku away to Brentford?

    1. Moose™
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lukaku.

      Utd did not look good atm

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

      Leicester is the one that doesn't do clean sheets.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      On paper ronaldo if Leicester defence still has injuries

      But don’t like either

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Both good fixtures imo, Leicester very leaky and Brentford are attacking which could suit Chelsea. I won’t be making the switch from Ronaldo to Lukaku myself just yet

    5. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Easy cr7

  23. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    TAA > Azpi
    Gilmour > Raphinha

    Do it

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

      TAA back GW8.

      Raphina going to blow hot and cold IMO

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

      Maybe before the deadline if Trent is still out & Raphinha isn't back from Brazil but definitely not now.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Taa about to play Watford ?

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

      No way
      TAA should be back and has Watford
      Potential issue with Raphinha given technically Brazil's play on 15th Oct at 1:30am GMT and Leeds play on 16th at 3pm GMT.

  24. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    If brighton somehow score,season over

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

      Ha, no chance

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

    Ronaldo > Vardy
    Lukaku > DCL

    With 2 FT's

    2 GW's in a row and both blank. Going to feck up ones rank if you keep them.

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Definitely Vardy, keep Lukak at least until after Norwich game

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

        Lukaku may as well be a manikin in that Chelsea team.

        Not going to be convinced to keep him.

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          I'm that case go for it as long as DCL is fit

  26. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Adam Armstrong look remotely like doing anything today?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Was he playing?

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

      Who?

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

        Southampton mid

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      oh god

  27. JariL
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    The article picture sums up my feelings about this GW perfectly. 8 points so far.

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      3 points net from 7 here, needing a Mo (c) haul to save my ass.

      1. JariL
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Ronaldo (C) here so no help from captaincy. Rank-wise I would need a massive haul from Jota, all other remaining players are highly owned anyway.

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

    Everyone targeting Lukaku for weeks and many are looking to jump ship after the first ‘good’ fixture because he blanked?

    Jeez come on guys have some patience, you got him in for this good run of fixtures, so at least see a few more of them out.

    Take a patience leaf out of my book (I.e keeping Kane) lol

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Nope he is f useless

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

      This could be your GW!

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

        Lol

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

      Blanked 4 in 6 and could not score against you lot.

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

      Keeping ; don’t think Tuchel will stick with two up front much

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm looking to add Kaku. That fixture-run is too good to ignore.

  29. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Moyes challenging Antonio to score over 20 goals this season. Antonio hat trick tomorrow then 🙂

  30. Miami Monkey
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    *TAA Rudiger White Marcal Livramento
    Salah Jota Greenwood Benrahma Brownhill
    Lukaku *Bamford Antonio

    1 FT, 0.3 itb. I feel like this happens to me every season, I plan well and have a solid team and then when everyone else is wildcarding I don't feel the need to, but then I end up falling behind because my team is different than the masses.

    What would you do here? Assuming TAA and Bamford are back next GW. Greenwood seems to still be a decent option even though everyone's dropped him. Jota may need to go. Lacking City defense/Raphina/Sarr/Gray/Gallagher/Toney