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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Ederson being a clown as per

  2. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Thank you Edersen 😡

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Doneky

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    offside in the buildup?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Nah

      1. Zilla
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        It is offside but so far away from the play.

  5. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    KDB can only play if gets a brace - he's blocking Livra and Hwang 🙂

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    He's given it.

    Penalty Brighton

  7. gogs67
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Offside

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Cancelo 1 pointer

  9. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Offside

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Offside in build up...

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    If you were to play your WC next week, which players/teams are “essential” and who would you avoid?

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Ederson tends to lunge in like that.

  13. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    March looks offside

  14. Free Hat
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Very stupid from ederson

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Lucky boy Ederson. Absolutely daft challenge.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Looked a clear offside in the buildup?

  16. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Macallister goal

  17. MyNameIsRedro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Looks offside to me

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Double CS bust at least!

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Shush

  19. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Bugger

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      A little like you celebrated White no assist on Monday when you benched him.

      What goes around... Comes around.

  20. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    And there we go, the icing on the s**t cake for this GW

  21. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Not sure what was I thinking starting Armstrong ahead of ESR, but KDB coming on has now assured those precious 13 stay on the bench. It is what it is though.

  22. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Mac Allister G
    Mwepu A

  23. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Double CS in the mud..

  24. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Thanks much, Ederson

  25. D.r.a.c.o
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Andy having a nightmare GW

    Love to see it

  26. seewhyaxe
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    God damn cancelo cs points

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Cest la vie

    2. The 12th Man
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      There not CS points until the final whistle.

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Bust those cleanies!

  28. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    I hate this game.

    1. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Same 🙂

  29. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Man City wiped at the back.