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

    Is Grealish really all that at £100m and £300k per week?

    A few tricks but no Foden or Mahrez.

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

    sanchez 9th save!

  3. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What happened to Raph?

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

      Bad tackle on him. Looked like ankle injury

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Damn. Forced transfer I didnt want for this week. Thanks

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

      Saiss went all Mortal Kombat on him.

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ankle twist- unable to leave pitch without assistance. Not good

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

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

    Cancelo shot and another Sanchez save

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

    Some take this game way to seriously...

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

      too

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

        Yeah sorry, I type way to fast at times.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If only sustainable living could be turned into a fantasy league

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

    mahrez goal

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

      Sanchez gains.. then loses..

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

    Sanchez 8th save the story of the GW!

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

    Foden assist

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

      I am getting him in!

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

    Yes Fodennnnn

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

    Yesssss

    Foden assist

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

    Woohoo. Foden assist.

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

    Mahrez G

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

    Meh just not a good day.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Truly truly terrible

  14. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Had to give Foden more points didn't they FFS.

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

    Fawk

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

    Magical Mahrez

    And Foden assist

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

    Foden essential

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yet not really

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

        Looking more like it.

        Last 3 games.

        Ask Rupert

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          No

  18. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Despise you foden

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

      Why?

      A bit strong

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Feck off

  19. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Exceeded expectations Foden, just the right week.

  20. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rival captained Foden.

  21. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I love you foden

  22. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS MAHREZ!!

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dear……

  23. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Another kick in the nuts to the rank

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

    Pep being Pep will now play Foden for 90' in the Carabao Cup...

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

      And whom up top?

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

        For GW10

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Kdb

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

    Bought foden instead of lolvertz this GW

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ok

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

      Cool

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

      Nice. Against the trend.

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

      Well played

  26. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Crap gw!!

    18 points from 7, with 9 of those coming from livra.

    Salah, Antonio, toney, ronaldo(c)
    Rely on Ronaldo to outscore salah tomorrow to have any hope.

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

    Remember when Mount was essential to bring in?

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

    Havertz to foden no brainer ?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It’s a brainer

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

        Yeh I think it’s a gooer although pep will probably bench foden next game now

  29. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sanchez 5 pts, happy days

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

      Blimey, is that what he’ll end on? Happy with that

  30. jim0wheel
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Havertz to Foden the easiest transfer ever this week?