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

    White 1 goal conceded in the last 4. Livramento points away to Chelsea and City. Both nailed on starters. This is why i'm not going double City or Chelsea defence.

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

      White has been a sensation. I've had 3 CSs from him due to injuries/suspensions.

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

      2 bonus too!

    3. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This buddy

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

    Didn't think Ramsdale would match Sanchez there...

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

      That shot deemed as a cross looks like 3 pt negative swing for us Ramadale owners 🙁

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Double Arsenal defence. Pure jam.

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Raspberry!

  4. PartyTime
      2 months, 1 day ago

      CS for everyone

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

      Sanchez CS + bap seems like a haul.

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

        No bap

    • Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Saka got a hamstring injury? Or just a cramp/knock

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

        ankle, probably no serious.

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez + White

      Get in 😀

      So glad I resisted WCing

      Time to hit the button now 😀

    • Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      White at 4.4 has been one hell of a buy.
      Have made a lot of wrong decisions but this is one I’ll be proud of(got him in gameweek 4 when everybody sold him)

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

        Yep was in my GW1 team - I'm starting to think I shouldn't have bothered making any transfers the last 6 weeks!!

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

        Had him since GW1. Obvious pick even if used primarily as FPL bench filler - going to start every game given the transfer fee

    • GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is Saka injury serious at first look?

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

        Nope

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

          Thank God. He could become third player who gets injury in the same week i buy them (DCL,Bam Bam)

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Duffy cleanie, jam.

    • Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The perfect result. Cleanies for Sanchez and Whitey!

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

      37 pts with 4 to go. 22pts in that game 😉

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

        Muppet

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

          🙂 mods are deleting that word fyi

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

            Haha really

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

              Really

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

                Good score this week!

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

            How about puppet? That allowed?) :

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

              Only by you poppet

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

        muppetinho

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

      Second week in a row where FPL has left me feeling rather deflated... Need some of the big boys to start firing again!!

    • dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      36 from 8. Bloody hell

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        "Bloody hell" as in good I suppose

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

          Yes given the day started with 2 pts for Ronaldo captain!

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            It is a good score indeed just wanted to stress that point 😀

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

        Thats a good score this week

      3. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well done….you know you did well yeh?

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

          Yes, feels like the pace at the top has been relentless this season so far though. Plenty averaging 70+ a gameweek before today

      4. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’m 23 from 8 and on a green arrow

        1. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'm 21 from 8 and green arrow. Ludicrous week!

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

        Very good!

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rank doubled already, most of the players I have left are over 100% eo

      Going to be a long IB

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

        Mines quadrupled from 200k to 1m in 2 game weeks

    • Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez + White like manna from heaven

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This

      2. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This again

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

      Brighton

      21 shots
      2 on target

      What the hell

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well that was a disappointment

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

      What a shite week when 26 is a respectable score so far

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ramsdale + White + Saka
      My 3mium did ok then

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

        did white got any bonus at the end or not?

        1. Wild Guus Chase
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1 pt extra it seems

    • Dacra
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      34 with Matip Jota Salah, wouldn't expect to be pleased with that!

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Have Sanchez and White so some solace from watching this

    • GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Benched Duffy for Livra
      Can be worse

    • Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      28 from 8 seems like I almost dodged a bullet

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Excellent score.

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Didn’t WC. Captained Ronaldo. No goals or assists and I’m on a green arrow

      What sorcery is this 😀

      29k ➡ 27k

    • TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Should have been a penalty on Duffy at the end

      1. Fly Emirates
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You having a laugh?

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

        Never. A tussle with both players at fault, 50-50, play on.

    • DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      17 minus 8 with 4 to go.
      Anyone better.

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Condolences.
        My week is abysmal, but not quite that bad.

    • pjomara
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      24 pts from Azpi, Dunk and Sanchez.

      Too many people were getting Rudiger for my liking so went Azpi instead.

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Good choice in the end! WD!

    • Woy_is_back
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez & Tierney wuuu. Duffy third on the bench 🙁

    • camarozz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      My rival got 53 pts this wk so far. Don't know how that possible.