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De Bruyne and Duffy benched as Man City face Brighton in evening kick-off

Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City is the last of six Premier League matches being contested on Saturday.

Kick-off at the Amex is at 17:30 BST.

There are a couple of high-profile benchings on the south coast in the form of Shane Duffy (£4.4m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) but no real shocks aside from that, with the other main players from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective all involved from kick-off.

Solly March‘s (£5.3m) recall and Duffy’s demotion to the bench is the one change that Graham Potter has made from the side that drew at Norwich last weekend, so Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) once again has to content himself with a place among the substitutes.

Pep Guardiola’s two changes from the midweek Champions League win at Club Bruges sees Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£7.2m) come in for De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m).

Raheem Sterling (£10.7m) misses out as a precaution.

All three of the Manchester City players who can boast a double-digit ownership, Ruben Dias (£6.2m), Joao Cancelo (£6.3m) and Jack Grealish (£7.9m), start this evening.

Cancelo is by some distance the most-owned City asset in the top 10k, with Phil Foden (£8.0m) a distance second:


GAMEWEEK 9 LINE-UPS

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Gross, March, Lallana, Moder, Cucurella,Trossard, Maupay.

Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Connolly, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Mwepu, Duffy, Richards.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Grealish, Foden Jesus.

Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Edozie, Palmer.


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1,596 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Will have to get Lamptey eventually

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He'll be broken again soon.

  2. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey skinning Grealish.

    You love to see it!

  3. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Are city only winning because Potter cocked up his system?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He’s an incredible manager

      1. BooYaKasha
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        How so?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The things he can squeeze out of his squad is remarkable. Then there’s the wonderful football they play. 4th in the league before kick off. Lots of things.

          1. BooYaKasha
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Would you consider the same about David Moyes?

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep

  4. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Surprised Pep hasn’t done any changes. They look woeful second half

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Pep not roulette

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey should be in the England squad ahead of Sterling

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brentford fixtures looking better and better, Everton at home in 13 looking fantastic as well now - might have to double up

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’ve tripled up…

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Already have Toney and Mbeumo. Should’ve gone Raya on WC too

  7. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey is some talent

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A fragile talent...handle with care

  8. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Lamptey is rather good isn't he. Once he's starting I could see a spot for him in the team.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He was in everyones team pre-season...

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Very very early preseason before we found out he was injured. It was so early I didn't have him in any draft.

  9. G B
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I didn't think owning double City defence would be this stressful! They're usually in complete control.

    Lovely football from Brighton!

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    City hanging on...

  11. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just Sub Cancelo off please

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This. Nervous watching him up against Lamptey when on a YC already

  12. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    KDB warming up?

  13. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    WC in GW12

    Lamptey incoming, methinks.

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Guys I have double city defence apologies in advance of what will happen

  15. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Top 5 essential players over next few games? Salah, foden, chilly etc?

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lamptey

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeh to replace injury prone tierney

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      King, Mount, Foden, Chilwell & Digne.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Toney too

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mount, Chilwell, Foden, King and Cornet

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks agree on them

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who knows, foden and Mount were both ‘ok’ picks before this game week. It’s a lot of guess work which I guess makes for an interesting season

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks thinking of wildcard but just trying to work out if did so to target

    5. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Based on who Norwich is playing against: Raphinha, Toney, Broja, Hwang, ASM.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeh very true

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Barnes, Mahrez, Digne

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks they have all scored big so far

      2. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Enough of this Digne nonsense!

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Everton solid aren’t they

          1. Nomar
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Digne needs to be removed permanently from FPL so that no poor soul will ever have the misfortune of owning him.

    7. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Got to be Mount, King, Rudiger, Foden etc!

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks food for thought

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brighton have signed some really good players and Potter has been great this year.. will finish top of the non Big 6 teams this season I reckon

  17. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    who to be sold first?

    A) Sarr
    B) Ronaldo
    C) Townsend
    D) Saint-Maximin
    E) Alonso

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      E

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      E

    3. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      E

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Last dude

  18. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brighton are such an annoying and irritating team to watch.

  19. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brighton unhappy with the ref.

  20. Hutchiniho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    City have no control here. First time we've seen that in years!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not really, spurs absolutely battered them in week 1 🙂

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Champions League final?

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      UCL Final earlier this year.

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Potter outclassing Pep in this second half

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Shame they won't have anything to show for it, though.

  22. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Not looking like KDB coming on =[

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Such a fraud

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        75 mins too late

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes he is. His stripped off. Mate is at the game and just sent a pic.

  23. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    KDB coming on

    Love it

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      One assist will do

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    KDB coming on

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jam bench points gone...

  25. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    KDB with 14 mins plus a few

  26. Willesden Mariner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Ha ha! Vicky Pollard will be loving it. Her precious "Kenny B" coming on for a one-pointer.

  27. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Brighton pen

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ah feck

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      daft by ederson

  28. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Penalty

  29. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    City CS about to be dirtied

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Pen