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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. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Ramsdale to haul now

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Veltman loves a YC

  3. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Standard Veltman YC

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez 10 pointer stuck on the bench. Damn you Sa and your majestic assist last week

    1. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      7 pointer*

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Needs 3rd save and it’s his

  5. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Gross Player Off, Ides of March on

  6. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    I know it's a bad way to judge a player but after seeing Cucurella on FIFA he was always going to be a good signing
    His classification as a defender is an extra bonus
    I'm sure he'll start getting goals & assists

  7. WVA
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    200k to 1m OR in two weeks with this team, don't do the big hitter's team!

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger Shaw White
    Salah Benrahma Gallagher ESR
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    Steele Livramento Sissoko Scarlett

    1. Echoes
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Better the team looks on paper, worse is the points total. Brought in Lukaku for a double up with Ronaldo this week, and here we are.

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Had Lukaku for the last 4 of Chelsea's game's, they've scored 6 goals and he hasn't been involved in 1

        1. Postman Ty
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          He was directly behind Werner for the 2nd goal today. No idea how he hit the bar before the 3rd goal. Had one in the net ruled offside. Otherwise team hasn't been getting him the ball as much as they should.

          1. WVA
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 19 days ago

            That pretty much sums up my luck when I bring in a player

            1. Postman Ty
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 19 days ago

              I feel your pain mate.

    2. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Shocking. Great team!

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Exactly, the game is all luck

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Rank still half of mine tbf lol

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Should have just stuck with the boring template team and not wild carded

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Yup

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          Not my style though

          1. WVA
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 19 days ago

            I had to try something different after last season

    4. Dellman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Keep the faith! Marathon not a sprint!

      The last few weeks have been an anomaly- I'm sure Ron and Rom will score big before long.. ..

      Although I have to say I am not enjoying Antonio (who I binned) scoring every week!

      1. WVA
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Not to mention in the 90th minute!

        No chance they score big while I have them mate been so unlucky for nearly 50 game weeks now.

        1. Dellman
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 19 days ago

          My team very similar to yours mate- try and stay positive and patient!

          Hard I know, especially with the double whammy of Saints losing 🙁

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    This would be my first GK cs this season. It won't happen ...

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Pepe will ruin it

  9. EffPeeEll
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Hwang and Antonio captain.

    Hwang the lads!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Cheating having 2 captains

      1. EffPeeEll
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Ant as captain but hawhaw anyways.

  10. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days ago

    It's just hilarious to see the attacking quality of both teams. Pretty championship sort of performance today.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Big Ramsdale touch.

  12. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    That's why Ramsdale is the No.1 Arsenal GK

    1. Postman Ty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      As opposed to dropping that cross in the first half and getting clattered or flailing at that corner in the second half?

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      He's a decent shot stopper but got too many clangers in him.

  13. Hulk Smash
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    I can't wait for the therapeutic feeling of wildcarding, only to be immediately punished next gameweek as my old team bangs 100 points.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Standard™

    2. Tcheco
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      What's you current team?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Sanchez 4.0
        Rudiger Shaw White Coufal Livramento
        Salah Jota Raphinha Sarr ESR
        Ronaldo Antonio 4.5

    3. WVA
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Since my WC I've dropped from 200k to 1m OR, don't do it

  14. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Last week I said it was the worst game week ever. I was wrong.

    1. Dellman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      It really has been shocking hasn't it - at least everyone in the same boat....

    2. WVA
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      This so bad!

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Annoying that Ramsdale didn't get the save for the Cucurella shot/cross

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      VERY

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Was surely on target

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        Yes it was 🙁

  16. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    is that 3 saves for Ramsdale?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      2. Cucarella effort deemed a cross.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 19 days ago

        drat

  17. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Saka broken

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      I really didn't understand all this Saka love this gameweek, was only Spurs they played last GW. Brighton (i hate to say it) do look good defensivly.

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Saka hurt

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Off now

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    White collecting bps without being near the ball

  20. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Desperately need this 3rd save Sanchez, please!!

  21. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    I might need another wc, can we bring xmas forward a bit?

  22. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Saka CS

    Success

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Duffman, get that goal man!

  24. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Ooomph. Saka goes off as a highscorer for many teams

  25. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Trying to be too clever and going Bachhmann over Sanchez hasn't gone well so far. Sorting out GK a major priority in the WC, though Forster may stay as my No. 2.

  26. Dacra
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Double Brighton defence after Alonso no show..

  27. Pukki Pies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez loves sitting on two saves and keeping you hanging for the third

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Imagine Duffy has him and just thinks sod it and actually shoots down his throat just so he can get it

  28. Bleh
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez and Duffy saving my season.

  29. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    Sanchez the 2 save merchant

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 19 days ago

      Need to change the rules for him

  30. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 19 days ago

    3 clean sheets...that's my returns so far. Tomorrow, some goals and assists would be good