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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. chriskon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    Was thinking alonso + Raphina to James + Mount tonight before prices change. You reckon a good move? I wanted Raph for next week but it's possible he'll miss it!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Leeds are gash, Raphinha not going to carry them.

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Do it

    3. F4L
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      doing transfers for the next GW before the current one is even over with fixtures in-between is no for me, price changes be damned

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      If you are forced by price rises and have your heart set on it go for it.
      But if you can I would wait. Raphinha looks bloody good and Leeds are starting to bubble under now.
      I don't really understand the rush to get James instead of Alonso. He could start the next day if you have a decent first sub you could be covered.

    5. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      If it’s exact money today do it. Otherwise wait. I’ve just done Alonso & Raph to Cancelo & Foden. Tomorrow with price changes couldn’t be done.....

  2. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    Andy on a 350% red arrow... thats rough

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Gw not over and he’s still in top 50k. Hardly that rough

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Should have put Livramento 1st bench!

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Heh, not this one. 53% green, back in the Top 10K, with cap Salah and my front 3 still to play (and that's with ESR on my bench!)

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Oh good to see you’re back. Lovely stuff.

    4. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      That’s rough

    5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      What I noticed from that 'mods and cons' league they all seem to copy each other - group think (bar one/two) very similar scores.

    6. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      You love to see it.

  3. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    That Foden haul is just absolutely disgusting

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Beautiful. All my transfers are paying off this season.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        All you need to sort out is your bench picks!.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          You’re not wrong.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      I think Az called it in the black box in fairness to him. He was spot on.

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    A. Tierney, Gilmour to Chilwell, Mount for -4
    B. A.Armstrong to Toney
    C. Gilmour to Foden

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      A does look good but I’d try and wait. The way injuries are going you never know what will happen

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Broja is yellow flagged.

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    The jam. My wife doesn’t even much care for football but has Foden, Mount, Chillwell and Dennis off the bench…

    71 (-4) and she captained Havertz! 4 to go…

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5204920/event/9

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Oh my sweet Lord.

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      One of my ML player have foden captain, auba hwang, livra mount grey

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Some monster scores out there

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      Fair play to her.

  6. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    Havertz was the worst Chelsea player today. Why did I fall for that trap..
    He might get dropped even if they don’t have a CF - he was that bad.

    Mount looks tasty for the next 2-3 games though

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Only Chelsea player to blank today. Just unlucky, got to hold for Newcastle

      1. Mr Arsenal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        I’m holding but rage transferred Mount in..

  7. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 12 hours ago

    If this game is 75 percent luck, fabio borges wont finish like this > 1828, 1965, 95, 671, 1145

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

      Fine lines in this game. What %age would you put down as luck?

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        30-45

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

          Think that’s a bit low. Forget the casual player, anyone taking it seriously and using all the resource available should get top 50k most seasons and with a bit of luck have a top 10k season

      2. PartyTime
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          70%

      3. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        When your team's doing well it's 90% skill.

        When it's doing shite it's 90% luck.

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

          This sums it up nicely

      4. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        True but on a probability curve with so many ‘good’ players working off similar information.

        You are likely to get a handful who across multiple seasons get the rub of the green. Especially now advice is so common place and active players in the millions.

        I think we won’t see such reliability high finishes over next 10 years

      5. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        The game is about probability. You can do that with Stats, Eye test, Form, and Fixtures. Football is unpredictable.

        I would have been very happy with a Man City CS and 30 odd points today.

        Was thinking about Mount>Saka for a -4 and bottled it, it was my decision, but that was only because I couldn't afford Havertz.

        Been top of mini-league since GW1, then a guy capts Mount with ESR in the team and has 86 points compared to my 22 points. Its the way it goes

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      Just rage transferred players for the first time ever playing this game. I actually did it before their matches were even finished. Today was just too much. Building up for 3 GWs of incredible bad luck transfers/no shows/wrong cap and today my roof just .... blew off! LOL

      1. Mr Arsenal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 12 hours ago

        Did you get Mount in?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Yes

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      A lot of salt here tonight. It's just a game. (I'm only on 21 points, mind)

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        12 here.

      2. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        I am on 14!!!!!

    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 12 hours ago

      66 pts with 3 to go. WC in week 8 has taken me from 160k where I was stuck for 3 weeks, to 3k with a 59% template team.

      Buzzing.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Gorgeous. You must be buzzing.

        1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Thanks, I'm normally a very template player, so it feels nice to take risks that pay off - Foden, Reece in this week, Chilwell (C)

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            You complete nutter.

      2. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Similar story here

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

        Well played

      4. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Great, well dine

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Done! But dine well too!!

      5. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Nobody here is happy for you, they are all faking. They wish you were hacked

    5. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      All last minute GW 7 WCers having a horror gw

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Very true that, as expecting a red arrow but nothing like that 🙂

      2. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Extra info from waiting >>

    6. MaRooney 5
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      What to do with this mess:

      Raya, Foster
      Cancelo, Chilwell, James, Livramento,Manquillo
      Salah, Raphinha, KDB, Salah, Mbeumo
      Vardy, Hwang, Broja?

      1 FT, 0.3m ITB
      Thanks in advance!

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

        Looks good. Captain one of the salahs

        1. Will Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

        2. MaRooney 5
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          I did,

      2. MaRooney 5
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        the other Salah is Havertz

    7. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      Great week for people not
      Being sheep

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        What about whales?

    8. F4L
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 11 hours ago

      Why was the penalty for Brighton awarded when one of their players' was offside in the build up?

      1. PartyTime
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Because it’s the PL where refs aren’t consistent. They make wrong calls all the time

          1. F4L
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            yeah I guess 🙂

        • Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Good question.

        • xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Because it was 3-0 and city were cruising so who gives a sht just give them something to cheer about

      2. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Ye good olde FPL tale of woe:

        Get Alonso, stops scoring as he gets dropped.

        Gets Torres, immediately dropped then injured.

        Replaces Torres with Townsend, immediately stops scoring.

        GW4 Ronaldo and Torres in for Toney and Bruno. Since then, Ronny and Torres have scored 27 points combined. Toney and Bruno in that same period, 43 points.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Can't wait for the good GW for a bad GW shite to be thrown about...

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

          Been using excuse that for the last 4 gws

      4. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Bad luck as Cancelo owner, better luck for James and Chilwell owners. Still thinking one premium high rotation risk / high reward defender is enough in the current volatile state of most top teams.

        How many defenders from City/Chelsea do you currently have , and which ones?

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Cancelo Rudiger

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            I have those two + Christensen. Latter has to go whenever I can catch a breath

        2. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          3 from Chelsea -city.

        3. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Cancelo/ TAA / Azpi

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            Guess TAA goes as low risk , high reward 😉

            1. Arn De Gothia
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 11 hours ago

              Lol, sry. Yes but hes been benched a few games

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 11 hours ago

                If he's benched tomorrow, at least I'll get the Gray 5 pointer

                1. Arn De Gothia
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 11 hours ago

                  That’s ok. I’ll get Jansson

      5. Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Roll the transfer or Townsend to Son?

        Current team:
        Ramsdale
        Trent Cancelo James Azpi
        Raphina Salah Townsend Mbuemo
        Vardy Toney

        Subs: Livramento, Allan, Maupay

        1. MaRooney 5
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Roll, but depends on Raphinha

      6. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Not had much luck with Chelsea defenders
        GW1 to 4 ~ didn’t have any
        GW5 to 6 ~ James score 0 then 1 then injured
        GW7 to 9 ~ Alonso for 0,0,0

        FFS knee jerking Alonso to Chillwell this week

      7. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        I wasn't on phone until now and when I saw that Chelsea won 7:0 on livescore, I couldn't be more excited to see how did my captain Havertz perform. You should've seen my facial expresions when I was scrolling from top to bottom. I simply couldn't believe it. 7 goals, 14 possibilities to be involved in goals, 3 points. What a joke.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Has to go down as one of the most shambolic fpl moments of all time

      8. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        would anyone do KDB to Foden with 1FT?

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          or Azpili to Rudiger?

        2. MaRooney 5
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Could be, and get the prices rises
          But next week could be the other way, KDB hauling and Fonden benched

        3. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          Nope. KDB will start next week and Foden due a rest.

          Pick and stick with one for the short term. Wish I had gone Foden

      9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Mahrez to Foden this week? Or wait a week and do Mahrez, Antonio to Toney, Son?

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

          It might be mahrez turn next week

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            But if he Starts EFL cup surely he'll be benched in the league I guess? Hardly starts in the league

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

              Wait and see what happens. Hard to second guess pep but I’d be tempted to hold

        2. Horlicks esq.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          I think Foden and Mount look sexy fpl assets for a while longer. Not even point chasing. They just look great value.

      10. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        My midfield is a mess.

        Townsend, Raphinha and Odegarrd stinking up the team.

        Looks like another hit incoming.

      11. Horlicks esq.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Ugh. I’ve green arrowed thus far. But the Wolves trap from back in early game weeks has me shook.

        I’ve got semedo, Traore and Jimi. Their fixtures remain ok. But I’ve given up big point hauls from others to save face.

        I never FT before deadline day. But I feel like one of Foden/Mount - for many reasons is a move I might have to make.

        Traore > Mount (just enough money tonight)

        Raphina > Foden? Could wait until next Friday.

        I kinda want both. But then I have to Jimi > Hwang or Antonio > Toney.

        Shall I just minus 8 and feel 100 times better about my team?

        Ffs.

        1. Pratik
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          You just have to get rid of Traore...

          1. Horlicks esq.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 11 hours ago

            Can do. For exact pennies right now. Worth it?

            1. im1974
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 10 hours ago

              Yes

      12. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        -8 for Foden and Chilly done. Exact money before rises, living life on the edge

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          They're both rising tonight, so had to be now.

      13. Pranked
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Can't believe i sold KDB and a 4.5 for Mount and Foden and cash.

        ...

        Next week

      14. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Would you rather have

        A Raphina Gray Antonio
        B Mount Foden Broja

        1. Horlicks esq.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 11 hours ago

          B by a country mir

      15. Bleh
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Dennis bringing more points in than the rest of my team put together! How is this possible?

      16. dshv
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Would you do

        James to chilwell

      17. Critical Observer
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 11 hours ago

        Livramento 1st on the bench. 🙁 I'm not liking the odds of either TAA, Mbeumo, Salah, Toney or Antonio pulling a no-show.