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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. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ben white was absolutely immense today. I want to see the same energy from the people that bashed him for weeks

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

      Yes. So so good.

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

        No bonus tho as it stands

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Immense against the mighty Brighton? I take it all back!

  2. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Loving the prospects for Cucurella

    What a talent in the making perhaps?

    On for his 4th bonus pts of season

    Still no returns however, and tricky couple of fixtures in the short run.

    Duffy or Dunk might be better value for a double up on second thoughts

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Attacking returns that is

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

      Nice shout, will have a look at him.
      Nailed?

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Would say so. He's arguably there best player!

      2. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Lamptey being kept out by Veltman.

        Lamptey and Cucu.

        Two mouthwatering talents at fb for Brighton

    3. Pariße
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      The guy is wonderful. La Masia product, probably better than all of their players atm.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yup. 5.0m though

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

          Hmm ok was hoping he was 4.5

  3. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Pretty weak start to the season for me. Generally been treading water around 1.5m but somehow have staved off the wildcard. Buzzing after a week where I'm sporting Jimenez (C), Veltman, Ben White, Sanchez, and Bruno with 5 to go!

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Excellent week

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        🙂 Starts to make up for some piss poor ones and a season full of lukaku & cr7 couch watching

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

      Nice, enjoy green arrows

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Thank! And the same to you, always

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Well done but you need to link your team it does not correspond to your 'fantasy football list of achievements' in your user profile.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Yeh, noticed that too.

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

    Arsenal fans and bandwagons brought back to reality. Lasted long enough...

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      They were there for the taking

      Brighton would find it hard to score in a brothel

      You can also see I'm not that funny

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Accurate though. Plenty of Arsenal players looking disinterested. Basucs like being first to the ball and passing to a teammate seemed a challenge. Bar Except for Ramsdale, White, Smith Rowe they looked like Champiinship players. They're better than that but have to show itm

    2. Random Name
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You've got no clue what you're on about. Brighton at home aren't a joke. They had 63% possession against even City last season

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

        Would a big club use that excuse tho?

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Arsenal were poor.

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

      Value is in defence.

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

        Yes, that was looked at from GW1 though. I meant the attacker bandwagons like Saka, ESR, etc

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

      Eh? Ramsdale and White just got me 13pts.

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

        Yes, as above. Meant the latest attacker bandwagons after Spurs

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

          Saka got me 3pts for much less than the cost of Ronaldo. Still not seeing your point, they are priced at Burnley levels

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

            What nonsense comparing a 6.3m player with a 12.7m one in a single gameweek + being happy with 3 points. Benrahma and Raphinha are superior picks at a similar price

            1. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 18 days ago

              Based on a bad performance v Brighton?

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

                They grinded out 1-0s against Norwich and Burnley. They did nothing outside the Spurs game. Good defence, bad attack

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 18 days ago

                  Not even sure they have a good defence but it's improved against lesser teams with Ramsdale and Tomiyasu in it. Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang are capable of much better but getting it back to front or even middle to front has to improve a few levels.

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

              Are they? Raph is not playing gw8 and benhrama is about to be broken by a Hammers team trying to do well in Europe. Really not better picks

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

                There's an international break, so they won't be broken for this gameweek and the next. All Everton mids are superior too

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

                  Ok, suit yourself

              2. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 18 days ago

                Dan Burn a bit too diplomatic though saying he d8dn't think Brighton dropped 2 points. Gunners robbed a point. Brighton much the better team but if you can't score you don't deserve a win. Delighted for Maupay. Not really sure why but I can't abide him!

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

    Anyone on worse than 16 from 8?

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      17 (-4)

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

      17 (-8)

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

      14 (18-4) from 8 so yes!.....

    4. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      23 from 8

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      15 from 5.

    6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      22 -8 with Salah and Antonio captain left!!

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

    TAA >

    A. Azpi
    C. Cancelo
    D. Dias

    Already have Rudiger

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

      He’ll be back after IB, no?

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

      I thought TAA was back next game week?

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What if he's back after the IB? Still want rid?

    4. hullcityfan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Azpi for fixtures

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

      Wait,he could be back for Watford

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

      Thanks all will wait then

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

    Two worst game weeks in my FPL history one after the other

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

      Luckily nobody has punished yet this week

  8. Vertigo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    90k > 40k. I'll take it.

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

      No link, we take your word for it.

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

        You can please yourself, grumpy pumps.

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

          On a day when most is struggling badly coming here gloating with no proof is just poor sport.

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

            You'll get over it, bud.

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

              Don't have to still doing better than you.

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

                Good. I'm glad for anyone doing well.

                Don't take everything so aggressively. Just banter, for goodness sake.

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

                  Banter or not, simply don't believe random blokes without linked teams.
                  Nothing aggressive about it.

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

                    Why would anyone lie about being ranked 40k on a fantasy football website?

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

                      The bit I wonder about, why would you care if they were lying?

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

                        Don't really care just think that bragging today is poor sport, that's all.

                    2. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 18 days ago

                      Don't know, you tell me.

          2. Random Name
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            Poor sport is you having a go at him. Either congratulate him or just stfu

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

              Yeah OK...
              Heh...

  9. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    29 with just Salah left, gonna get destroyed tomorrow I guess

  10. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Smart play on WC is probably to double up onAraenal defense with Ramsdale and White than Chelsea defense

    Brilliant Arsenal fixtures. Cheap as chips. Solid defense.

    Why take headache of the Chelsea rotation?

    What say GW 8 WCers?

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

      I agree on Ramsdale. I have White and Rudiger. Not sure if I'm Wcing only 3-4 players I'm getting cold on.

      Ings
      Sarr
      Sa
      Digne

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

      Ramsdale looks nailed. Not sure on white till I've had a closer look at it

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

      What about both?

      Ramsdale
      White Cancelo Alonso Christensen Duffy

      Is mine. Some rotation risks but value everywhere

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        How are you feeling about Alonso after today? Tempted to swap him for Dias?

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

          The same as I did before. I dont expect 100% starts from him

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

        could still work easily - however I guess you need to swap Alonso for James

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

          Nah Christensen for James!

    4. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      All the following are nailed in my WC defence

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cancelo Rudiger White

      Options are between:

      Dias/Azpi
      Duffy/Livra

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

      I did this on WC
      Ramsdale
      White Cancelo Laporte Rudi Livra

      Should I get James /TAA instead of Rudi or Livra?

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

      Pressed the button, and I have a wild card squad that I am happy with.

      No Chelsea whatsoever, not intentional, but I like it.

      Has Ramsdale and Tierney.

  11. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Any bonus for white or Sanchez?

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Maybe White 1

  12. The Kopite
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What are you doing with Alonso?

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

        tempted to move him on immediately after today's WC debacle (switched Azpi for him 30 seconds before deadline)......

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

          Ouch! So unlucky

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

        Probably selling for Trent if he’s back after break

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

        Keeping... he has been benched now. Its like Peproulette, always sell them AFTER theyve played not after a benching

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

          I was feeling the same but then the Chilwell goal isn’t exactly ideal..

    • Pariße
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I have to say Pepe is quite awful, can’t read what goes through this guy’s head. Surprisingly, I also think the same for Tierney.

    • GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      My friend was laughing when I put Tierney in my team in WC ahead of GW4. 3 weeks later, 3 cs,could be 4 easily if Son didnt get that jammy goal. Would like to see some attacking return but I am happy with this,nice differential

    • The Gravless Wonder
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I'm not going to talk about this gameweek because I don't want to be banned for foul and abusive language

      That is all

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        "I prefer not to speak, if I speak Im in trouble."

        1. The Gravless Wonder
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Please don't call me arrogant coz what I say is true

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

      Although it'll definitely change tomorrow, somehow on a 100k green arrow with 33 points.

      Salah and Antonio to go.

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So Lukaku captainers got double points than us Ronaldo captainers 🙁 🙁

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        We're having a massive party over this W

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Not the ones who took a hit though

    • FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      24 with 3 to go.

      Arsenal double up salvaged the worst ever GW. Seething at Wolves but it is what it is.

    • hullcityfan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Antonio(c) haul tomorrow needed

    • Pukkipartyy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This season is just joke... Now Saka injury. How bad was it?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        2 weeks to recover anyway

    • Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      sanchez
      matip christensen alonso white (amrty)
      salah raph benrahma (sar sisoko)
      ronaldo vardy antonio

      which?

      a) ronaldo amrty -4 to lukaku laporte/walker or dcl cancelo
      b) vardy sarr -4 to lukaku/dcl gallagher/townsend & bench white
      c) ronaldo sarr -4 to lukaku/dcl gallagher/townsend/zaha & bench white
      d) vardy amrty -4 to dcl cancelo
      e) trigger WC

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

        Too early to care tbh.

        1. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          wont make transfers now for sure but some options of the above im 0.0

      2. Random Name
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        you seem very set on bringing in DCL?

    • Kodap
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      21 with Salah, Jota, Toney & Antonio (c) left to play, last minute captain swap from CR7 hopefully pays off!

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

        It certainly could do

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

      Brentford at home up next for CHE.

      Mendy stinking up my team and do not see a cleanie for him GW8. Would not be surprised if Kepa plays.

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Just need a clean sheet and an assist tomorrow from Dias off the bench, too much to ask?

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        You spelt Cancelo wrong

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      25 from 7 - Badly need City CS now (Cancelo + Laporte)

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

        Haulage points.

    • DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 18 days ago

      36 -4

      GW rank 46k

      2 players left.

      Going to tumble tomorrow if Salah scores

    • PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So, from reading the latest comments, 38 with Ben Antonio n Salah to play is good I take it? Took a punt with Jiminez Captain..

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

        -4 tho

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

        Yes, your 34 points is about 12 ahead of the average

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

          Cool, thank you

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

            Or 98th percentile. Nice captain pick.

    • Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I need a Gallagher 15 pointer tomorrow

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Any thoughts on best 3rd striker for wildcard after lukaku and Antonio?

      A...jiminez
      B...toney
      C....Armstrong

      Thanks

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

      Anyone expecting a CHE cleanie vs BRE(H)?