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. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Brighton really do seem to be an excellent team this year!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Agreed

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Mahrez on

  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Double city defence my arse. Either they concede or one of them is benched.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Not really though

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      For me, absolutely.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      It's only the 4th goal they conceded in PL and it's away against decent opposition. They aren't going to keep CS every game.

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

    Cancelo has a bit of Digne about him...

    FPL-wise.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Uh what?

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      If only Digne had his points total.

    3. gogs67
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      The difference is I like when Cancelo is in my team

  5. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Lot of City double defense owners

    May be that CS bust will improve rank

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Who cares anymore?

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      You having a good week by any chance

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        Did I mention anything about that here?

        Just stating something of FPL relevance

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 13 hours ago

          Yeah we don’t care

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 13 hours ago

          It’s not about fpl relevance, it’s purely about your team?

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      It did for me with 1.

  6. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Smooth: Livramento

    Rough: The rest of the team

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Aye

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Same

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    I need a team of Livramentos

  8. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Those puma third kits are about as bad as my gw

  9. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Lamptey is fun 🙂

  10. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else thinking of leaving the team on autopilot for a couple weeks to recharge and comeback? This GW has been a nightmare.

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      yes

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Just do your transfers now and hope for the best

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Thinking of giving up full stop to be fair, game is an absolute joke and has been for a while now

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Opposite! I want to take a -16 lol

    5. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Cant, one of my players gets injured every gw

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      And the last two…

      Dropped like a stone since I played my WC

    7. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Just make an early transfer, set up your team for next GW and you can leave it on ‘auto-pilot’ til next weekend sometime.

  11. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Feels like it's been 90% possession Brighton this second half...

  12. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Mahrez with 4 mins plus 2 to work some magic??

  13. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Is Raphinha likely out for next GW?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Yes

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      We'll know more by Friday

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Thank goodness I have 6 players including (C) tomorrow.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      I have 5, not expecting anything great

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Assuming 2 are Antonio and salah who everyone owns

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    15 with 5 to play

    Game week from the depths of hell itself

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Vomit inducing GW

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      One of those weeks!

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      I mispoke earlier but i can top that with 11

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        12 from 5

  16. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Foden has been a ray of light in this absolutely horrific GW

  17. Pariße
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    To all those screaming offside, the decision was correct. VAR will not overturn offsides if the defence has had a chance to re-position.

    The ball went back after the offside, most City players were behind the ball at some point, then the attack lead to a penalty, rightfully given. Although there was an initial mistake by the linesman, VAR will not overturn that.

  18. JBG
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Oh ffs... First Ederson Fs up my double CS and now Mahrez blocks Livramento.

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    MUN-LIV score predictions tomorrow?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Based on today
      1-1 2 x OGs

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        Lmao

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

    Big Sanchez save!

  21. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Sanchez 8th save....1.more cmon.

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Makes me want to cry

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      8? Saves 7 for me

  22. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Foden almost hattricks

  23. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Give Sanchez more points

  24. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Foden hattrick saved

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Good

  25. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Wow

    5 mins added?

  26. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    6 players - 16 points.
    Feck this poo.
    Season over.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      8 from 5 here

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Lots in same boat. Still plenty of time to get those green arrows. I’m 8 players and 22pts

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Pundit of Punts is on 64!

  27. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Who’d have got the assist for that Foden goal?

    Cancelo?

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

      Kevin.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        🙁

        That hurts now

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    There’s the time I crashed my car and spent a week in hospital and then there is this game week

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

      😆

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Did the insurance pay out?

      Hope it worked out OK for you.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        It was fine mate, a more pleasurable experience than this game week

    3. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      😆
      Both car crashes will have taken a week to recover from.

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Its probably not fpl pissing you off, best to confront your issues, we all have them

  29. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    Is Chilwell a priority must-have at this stage?

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Yes surely and would consider over TAA

  30. evilfish
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 13 hours ago

    I'd have never guessed that Sanchez would be my highest scoring player this week. :O

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Benched him to play Foster...of course I did. This GW is straight from hell

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 13 hours ago

        Me too gutted

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 13 hours ago

      Oh wow that is bad.