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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
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days 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
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      2 bonus too!

    3. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      This buddy

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Double Arsenal defence. Pure jam.

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Raspberry!

  4. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    CS for everyone

  5. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sanchez CS + bap seems like a haul.

    1. hullcityfan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      No bap

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      ankle, probably no serious.

  7. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sanchez + White

    Get in 😀

    So glad I resisted WCing

    Time to hit the button now 😀

  8. Lord of Ings
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days 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
      9 months, 7 days 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. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

  9. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Is Saka injury serious at first look?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Nope

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 7 days ago

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

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Duffy cleanie, jam.

  11. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    The perfect result. Cleanies for Sanchez and Whitey!

  12. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Muppet

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        🙂 mods are deleting that word fyi

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Haha really

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Really

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 7 days ago

              Good score this week!

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

          How about puppet? That allowed?) :

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 7 days ago

            Only by you poppet

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      muppetinho

  13. Dellman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

  14. User Unknown
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    36 from 8. Bloody hell

    1. dark91
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      "Bloody hell" as in good I suppose

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. dark91
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Thats a good score this week

    3. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Well done….you know you did well yeh?

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 7 days 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
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      I’m 23 from 8 and on a green arrow

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Very good!

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

    Going to be a long IB

    1. WVA
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

  16. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sanchez + White like manna from heaven

    1. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      This

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      This again

  17. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Brighton

    21 shots
    2 on target

    What the hell

  18. F4L
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Well that was a disappointment

  19. Zim0
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

  20. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Ramsdale + White + Saka
    My 3mium did ok then

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      did white got any bonus at the end or not?

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 7 days ago

        1 pt extra it seems

  21. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

  22. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Have Sanchez and White so some solace from watching this

  23. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Benched Duffy for Livra
    Can be worse

  24. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    28 from 8 seems like I almost dodged a bullet

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Excellent score.

  25. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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

    What sorcery is this 😀

    29k ➡ 27k

  26. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Should have been a penalty on Duffy at the end

    1. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrah…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      You having a laugh?

    2. Pariße
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

  27. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    17 minus 8 with 4 to go.
    Anyone better.

    1. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

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

  28. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    24 pts from Azpi, Dunk and Sanchez.

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

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Good choice in the end! WD!

  29. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Sanchez & Tierney wuuu. Duffy third on the bench 🙁

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

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