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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. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Both team suck when it comes to finishing!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thomas is something else

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      But only one team can Saka at finishing

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Surely Auba could find elasticated bands of some sort to wear around his thighs. He's got them on just about every other part of his body.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Partey playing GAA this evening.

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Partey has no brain. Another one into the stands from miles out. Waste of space.

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He should aim at the stands he might get one on target at the goal !

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, compleyely ignore the stability he brings the team

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Maybe he should concentrate one that instead of cocking up numerous attacks with nonsense shots

  5. Miami Monkey
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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.

  6. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Clean sheets locked in on FPL means there's goals coming soon

  7. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Brighton vs Arsenal. The kinds of defences and attacks that will lead to a match with under 2 goals except if something special happens. It's playing out that way so far

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pepe time. ESR or Ode...

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ode

  9. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    First to the ball and I am not talking about Arsenal

  10. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Old school rule when it's wet and windy, test the keeper first and foremost

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It also means that you're probably in Stoke.

  11. JariL
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone here with over 30 points?

    1. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Depends if this stays 0-0

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      34 (-4) currently

      1. JariL
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well done, I feel like that's massive this week!

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Big thanks to Azpilicueta 🙂

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Congrats!!!

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lol

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I be happy to have it as my total this week.

    5. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The LMS safety score is currently 11, which should tell you something.

    6. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      31(-4) because of Jimi(c)

    7. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      37(-4) Salah/Antonio to play.

      Doucouré + Townsend + Gray super toffee MF working it’s wonders.

  12. El Matador
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Werner gets a few starts?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't go there 😆

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ah, damn

  13. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who would you prefer, I’m doing Marcal > one of…

    1. Dias
    2. Cancelo

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ace, want to do the mod before the price on Cancelo goes up again.

    2. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2 for me

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Am I okay to make that move now? Will be priced out otherwise

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          2 weeks until next GW

          1. Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah I know, just won’t be able to afford it if I don’t do it today haha

            1. Indpush
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Do it. If any injuries then take a -4 if need be. Not a big issue is it?

            2. Gabistuta
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Did you get Marcal at 4.5? If so he looks likely to rise himself giving you an extra 0.1 sell value and some extra time

              98.3 on fplstats

    3. Dellman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dias...After the Alonso debacle it's best to pick nailed players, especially as Pep said Zinchenko will be back soon

  14. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Demolish them cleanies!

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Another save and a Sanchez haul is on!

  16. CABAYE4
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Double Arsenal defence is a truly terrifying experience.

  17. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Surely can’t be 0-0

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can see this game finishing 1-0 either way.

  18. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    As a Sanchez & Duffy owner I hate this time of the game
    Does anyone agree that clean sheet points should not be added until the game has finished ?
    Except of course if a player leaves the game with the points banked

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nah, I enjoy the pain.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It's what we're here for

    2. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It’s a good reason not to sit F5ing LiveFPL

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, always wait till the end of the game

      2. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It's a bit like giving bap points as they currently stand
        All other points in the game are for fixed events & do not get removed

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Waiting for him to be on bonus, get a YC for timewasting and then concede
      True Sanchez style

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just don’t check you fpl live score

  19. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Quality Hoof from Sanchez
    Should be BAPS for that

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hoping he gets an overdue assist!

  20. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Guys, would you wc this? 1ft 0.1 itb

    Sanchez foster
    Shaw christensen ayling White livra
    Salah raphinha benrahma sarr gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio lukaku

    Would probably lose ayling sarr shaw and maybe Sanchez and benrahma

  21. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Not watching any games, how did Sarr and Saka look today? No points to show for, but did they look threatening?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

  22. Steerpike
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    It's been tought for Arsenal playing one of the top teams.

  23. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Dias or cancelo ? Thanks . Just can't wait to sell semedo 🙂

    1. Dellman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dias

  24. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    ESR is so stupid... Simple pass to Pepe

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    ESR big miss.

    2nd Sanchez save, haul is on!

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Great news. Slightly behind on sky Go here

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ha, guess who brought ESR in this week

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    One more Sanchez save and we feast!

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pass the ball ESR

  28. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A 1-0 Arsenal will will pretty much restore my OR to GW4 level. That's before I had a brain fart and did Alonso>TAA.

  29. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez with his two usual saves. Just needs to concede now.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      So is Ramsdale...

  30. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    score arsenal plz

    1. Dellman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Score Brighton please!