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

    Small red so far but with only salah (c) ronaldo and Kane left I think it’ll be painful tomorrow

  2. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Grealish over Foden last week wasn’t a great decision

  3. Al Moon Yeah
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Foden assist redeems Cancelo clean sheet loss. Commiserations to double city defence owners

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

    For an 8 man draft league, would you rather?

    A) Smith-Rowe and Chris Wood
    B) 4.9m mid and Wilson/Watkins

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

    Furious that Pep brought on KDB with 12 mins to go

    LIVID!!

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

      Deal with it.

      It's his perogative

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

        *prerogative

  6. evilfish
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    10 points with 7 to play!!! Anyone beat that? XD

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

      9 with5 to play, and also bench boosted 🙂

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

        Oh and captain played

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

          Bloody hell

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

            Yep cheers

      2. evilfish
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wow, you win! Thanks for making me feel a bit better.

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

          Yep

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

          Nice one

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

        Wow

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

        That's not possible, surely.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Key is 7 to play there ... there may be Foden & Mount of tomorrow

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

        Fingers crossed.

    3. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes! 42points.

  7. PartyTime
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Why can’t my players just score a hattrick or 2 goals & assists.

      This game sucks!

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

        Simply does happen, only for noobs

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I am a noob ... but in happier place 😛

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

            It’s a joke

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Likewise mate

    • Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Last GW Mahrez(C). Sold Mahrez(-4) and brought in Havertz(C) this GW. Please kill me.

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

        I’ll get the shovel

    • Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mahrez to foden a no brainer right?
      Mahrez is always gonna be at risk of minutes with Jesus around the corner.

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

      Sanchez getting 5 points when conceding 4 to Man City is seriously impressive. Same again next week?

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

        4 points?

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

          Yep my bad, thought he got 9 saves

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        looks like "only" 8 saves

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Duffy clearance off the line I guess

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

        That’s painful! Going Guaita over him on wildcard is not looking the smartest of moves

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

        4 no?

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

      CHE leading scorer in the Tuchel era
      Mason Mount

    • BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mahrez points not added??

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

        No points added

    • Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nowhere to hide for Sanchez sellers on WC

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

        behind the sofa, in the closet, under the bed? That's three places I thought of in a couple of seconds. Be more creative, man!

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

          They can't hide there, though, because Havertz cappers are already there instead from earlier today.

    • Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Chances of Vardy not playing?
      Foden vice-captain and Smith Rowe will be subbed :O

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

        Sorry for you

    • SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sold Mahrez to buy Havertz

      Mount has 3 more points than my entire team.

      Peak

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

        Nice brag

    • Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wc pros: Foden, Hwang, Liv, Broja
      Wc cons: Havertz, Liv and Broja benched xD

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

      Thanks for nothing Cancelo.

    • SINGH
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is Foden nailed in the first team?

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

        Lol

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

        In their strongest XI but its Pep...

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

          Thanks was going to bring him in but I am scared of rotation

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        nah but he's first choice. Only City attacker so far to look at home in the striker role as well

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

          Thanks not sure if I should bring him in. If he is benched then it's a waste for 1ft

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

        Definitely nailed to play 90 every week
        Pep is well known for sticking to his favourite XI every match and rarely rotating

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

          lol

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

        Key player.

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

        Risk Vs return

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

        His explosiveness may be worth the risk of rotation

    • Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Mount, Foden, James owners

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

        2 out of 3 here.

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Shocking gameweek so far. Looking at a 200k drop as it stands.

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

        Disgusting GW, game is a joke

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

      Brighton were quality 2nd half.

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

        Yeah good side but City are just another level.

    • Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Raph to Foden a no brainer right?

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

        If Raphinha is out and Foden sits out midweek, yep.

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

        Wait on league cup game, wouldn’t be a surprise if Pep played him there vs. West Ham

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        One hour ago it was Raph to Mount

    • KirkhamWesham
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not a great week for my wildcard.
        Currently on 19pts, with TAA, Son, Salah(c) Vardy and Toney to go.

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

        Finally a decent week. 53 points and Salah (c) Ronaldo Greenwood to go

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

          Yeah we don’t wanna hear this

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

            Sorry 🙁

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nice one, Mount? Foden? Or both?

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

            Foden Auba Rudiger

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

              And Livramento

        3. Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Class 🙂 40 with Salah (C), Ronaldo, TAA, Mbeumo and Raya for me. Liv and Broja on the bench smiling hehe

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            We are close ... 41 with Salah (C) TAA Mbeumo Vardy Antonio

      • 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        48 (-12) with 5 players. I guess -12 recovered, no? Any chance of firmino/TAA/Benrahma resting so that Livra can come off from 1st sub?

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Foden and Mount...of course, should have known

      • sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        27 with Vardy, Toney, Antonio, TAA and Salah (c). All things considered, good news, right?

        1. RedRo
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I’ve got 29 with the same to go but (c) on Antonio instead of Salah. Think we can be satisfied

        2. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think i will just enjoy football without thinking about fpl. So many time invested and what i am getting?
          22 from 7. Where mount alone got 25

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

            Oh. Thought he got 24

        3. AD2110
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Do we think Raph will be out for next week then?

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

          High chance of Foden rising before the EFL cup midweek game right?

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

            Yeah

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

            Probably tonight