Dugout Discussion

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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    A rare off week for Andy so far

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Love to see it yes we do

  2. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Why not offside?

    1. Pariße
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      The rule is whether the defence has a chance to re-establish itself. A long time passed since the offside and the decision to let the penalty stand was correct.

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        Thanks. Subjective rule then, my fave.

        I remember 2 years ago Sheff Utd having a goal ruled out at Spurs when John Lundstram’s toe was offside 20 seconds before (and on opposite side of pitch to where cross went in), and Spurs actually got the ball back in between, so must be heavy variance in how VAR interpret rule.

        1. Pariße
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 14 hours ago

          I remember that one, that call looked ridiculous and I think that rule was added later (lots of changes since VAR).

          But yes, the rules need to be a little subjective. Something as lively and fluid as football does not go too well together with mathematical preciseness.

  3. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Well that's annoying...

  4. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    How was that not an Offside?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Because lines are thicker this year

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    It was offside peno...double CS gone and 10 points GW

  6. Postman Ty
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    How the hell is that penalty not revoked for the offside in the build up..? Looked pretty clear to me, of course the stupid commentators didn't even mention it.

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      It was clear offside. Local commentator recognized and mentioned this immediately

    2. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      They did mention it on Sky.

      1. Postman Ty
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        Better commentators than the ones I'm listening to then.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Cancelo CS points weren't too beneficial anyway, big goal vs double D owners...

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      This

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Watch him get sent off now

  8. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    I love you Ederson.. I love you so much

  9. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Lost 3 cleanies while up 3-0 with 10 minutes left.
    Blairgh.

    Garbageo

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Brighton really deserves that.

    1. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      True that

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Yep

  11. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    What an awful gw!

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Indeed, can get in the bin

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Benching ESR and Hwang was brutal. White coming on for Azpi is just mean.

  12. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Haha. CS gone now too. GW from hell, this. You can only laugh at this point really

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    We want a full comeback now!

  14. User Unknown
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Get those cleanies wiped. Brighton have deserved a goal this second half

    1. Original Sin
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Agreed

  15. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    What a clown Ederson is regardless.

  16. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Sanchez bap would be nice!

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    This is why TAA is the best defender to own.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      How?

      1. TKC07
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        You wouldn't have the funds to own two Man City premium defenders 😀

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Chilwell just as attacking and cheaper

    3. Postman Ty
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      In a week where Rudiger got an assist, Chilwell scored, and James scored with bonus... Not saying you're wrong, but it's a bold statement right now.

  18. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    What was Man City defence EO?

  19. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Rival in my big money league wiped out my 34 pt lead with Foden (c) Smith Rowe and Aspi no show with Livremenco coming on...

    Some ppl have all the luck.

  20. Trent Robbo 66✅
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    England refs and VAR must be most stupid in the world

    1. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      It is not much better in Germany.

  21. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Another goal for -1.. come you seagulls

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      This

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Ederson yc

  23. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Two city defenders too much then?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      No

  24. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    My prayers have been answered

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Ederson YC

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Ederson few minutes...

  27. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    This gw prob my worst in years

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Worst EVER

    2. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      This say people every week this season.

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        Im on 10 points with only 3 more to play…

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 14 hours ago

          Sorry to hear that

  28. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Marcal and Raphinha -> Livramento and Foden for - 4?

    Thank you!

    1. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Wait to see how long raph is out.

      1. Corona is not good 4 U
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        Thank you!

    2. mdm
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Raph out before Nor ??

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 14 hours ago

        Injured

  29. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    26 goals scored today. 0 for my team.

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Livramento only for me.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      One for me. Livramento. Awful GW

  30. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 hours ago

    Digne ➡️Cancelo after 9 gws trying to get rid and improve him and this is the crap ya have to deal with.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      That's still 2 points gained.

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 14 hours ago

      Haul compared to what Digne is serving up.