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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. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is Semedo, Alonso and Raphina to Johnson, Chillwell and Foden worth a -8?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Alonso dropping and Foden and Chillwell are rising tonight

    2. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nah never mind. Waiting for Raph news

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Knee-jerk top of page 😉

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I would (and have) make Alonso to Chilwell move tonight

    4. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe just one for now, alonso to chilwell

  2. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So... Foden or Mount. Which is the move.

    1. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden

    2. Mr Arsenal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Both

    3. Fadi AMJK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden

    4. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden, especially as it seems Sterling has checked out mentally and wants a move

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden easily

  3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I just realised that Cancelo was the one who spoiled my defensive scores with a measly 1

    Sanchez 4
    Liveramento 9
    Rudiger 9
    James 26 (C)
    And that City fella -
    Cancelo 1

    Would not have predicted that pre gameweek!

    Cancelo looked that quiet would not be surprised if he is dropped for the next day.

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      James (c) is inspired.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I will be dining out on it for years! Up there from when I captained Azpilicueta years ago when all other popular captains did little. Hoping for the same again!

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Wow James cap.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      James cap is mental given the rotation. Amazing stuff!!!

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        On paper it looks that way. But to me James was due the start he had played two 30mins previously so was fairly sure. I was always going to get James anyway, but the Lukaku injury made me captain him. I saw how low owned Reece James was (he was sort of off grid - focus was on the other chelsea WB's) and looked at the other captain options this week. So said it was time to take the educated risk.

        Other side of the coin I did bring in Raphinha which didn't go so well! But looks good when Leeds settle. I was impressed with Leeds today actually (saw game on telly). I was wondering if Gelhart might start from now on?

        Maybe Leeds fans can add some info if Bielsa is the type who would start him given lack of options and his form?

  4. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    If your squad needed major surgery ( I mean 6/7 changes) Would you do 3 of them tonight, before price rises, drops (Alonso, Mount,Chilwell etc..) ???

    1. Fadi AMJK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      wildcard?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Used

        1. Fadi AMJK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          then depends on who you are transferring out
          I would definitely do Alonso to Chilwell because that would mean saving 0.2 and with Chilwell starting every week definitely worth it.
          Mount not so convinced.

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It’s very risky so I wouldnt unless you are really needing the cash

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No just wait. There’s enough cheap options that team value shouldn’t be too big an issue

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What's the strategy above points/price chasing? Where do you want to be. in-between or before, the next fixture shifts?

  5. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Have bench to risk moving before price changes

    A) Alonso to Chilwell
    B) Alonso to TAA

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      well I would always get Trent, maybe both over the next two weeks

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Tierney, Raphinha to Chilwell, Foden for -4?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      With flags. I would.

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I think there is a chance they will both rise twice before the next gameweek. I would.

    3. luk46
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      ye sounds alright

  7. Horlicks esq.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ok. Shorter and sweeter.
    A. Traore > Mount
    B. Raphina > Foden

    ?

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      would do both for a hit if Raphinha is out for couple weeks

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Alas. Money

  8. ZAWAd25
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Already looking at Antonio + Raphinha >> Toney + Foden

    Good moves if Raphinha out?

  9. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Understandable there’s a bit of hype around mount after his monster score but that was his first goal since April. He’s not normally on pens…and they were poor penalties. Fair play if you own him but not sure worth hits to bring him in now

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      With both of CHE troll strikers out, Mount a very good asset to own.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lukaku could be back soon and they won’t play Norwich every week.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Lukaku does not fit.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I still see him being rotated. Not going for him.

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What about Josh King's hatty? He hadn't scored since 2007.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He was due!

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I had mount in gws 4 and 5 when he got a combined 1 point. So, I think I agree!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Has not played much he? GW1 and and 2 he scored. GW3 LFC.

        Then injured. After that sub apps etc.

    5. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden much better option for me

  10. luk46
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    lets say Raphinha misses the next game, what do you prefer?

    A - Duffy > Chilwell
    B - Raphinha > Mount

    1. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    3. JoTAA
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

  11. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Just saw City score, was expecting nothing from Sanchez so over the moon with 4 points 🙂

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one. Sold him for McCarthy on wild card two weeks ago and it hasn’t worked.

  12. Hutchiniho
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kane, Mane, KDB or Vardy for at least the next month?

  13. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ooh I didn’t notice the 2 Livramento bonus. Sneaky.

  14. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    42 with Antonio benrahma toney vardy salahC taa to go. Sarr the Oly one not returned. Rudi foden livra Sanchez all returned. Finally a good gw so far.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lovely stuff.

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      44 with trent salah(c) mbeumo antonio vardy to go

    3. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nobody cares

  15. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So much pain 😥

    No wonder Mental Health Doctors are telling people to take a break from FPL 😥

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Are they really?

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It makes you feel like you’re cursed or summat.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Like of course in reality it’s all out of our hands really, but sometimes the bad luck is absolutely insane

    3. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Poor millennials

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    James to chillwell(more nailed) ??

  17. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Knee-jerk transfers. Knee-jerk transfers everywhereeeee

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Cancelo clean sheet going and then Mahrez scoring at the end after I sold him for a hit.

    Sod this game

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I had a 140% rank drop today if it makes you feel better!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ouch, I don’t even check mine anymore lol.

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      really need to start playing this game bit more casually

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I do really - like during the week I completely forget about it, don’t monitor prices or anything

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Did you sell Mahrez for a hit to Havertz(C) like me?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No to Son, Alonso (C)

  19. C_G
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    King saves my week.

    Now its time for Son Antonio Benrahma TAA and Vardy to show up.

    Salah I have no doubts lol

  20. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Was there any news on why Azpi was MIA?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Just a rest I think.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A rest I assume.

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers both

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    F---ing Semedo cost me 6 points.

    What an idiot

  22. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    With the hauls from Foden and Mount, what are Havertz owners doing, sticking or switching?

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Tempting to sell for Mount.

  23. C_G
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    32 with 6 (including Son and Vardy), Ill take it.

    No Alonso White and Raph returns

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What do you mean? 6 to play?

  24. JoTAA
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Rudi or Chilwell?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Well Chilwell

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell

  25. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Want to get Foden in here somehow, any suggestions?

    Sanchez
    Trent - Cancelo - Rudiger
    Salah - Son - ESR - Gray
    Antonio - Toney - Vardy

    Steele - Livra - Sissoko - Williams

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Gray to him.

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Give us a clue on what have itb

    3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Toney ---->Hwang
      Gray----> Foden

      I think all of Hwang/Jimenez/Toney/ Wilson etc etc are of the same value irrespective of their prices. Just get someone with good fixtures. Anyone of them can score given fixture is easier. So save some cash on mid priced forwards

  26. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you sell first?

    1. Benrahma

    Or

    2. Sarr

    Thanks

    1. You’re on mute
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sarr

    2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sarr easy

  27. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A rival in my minileague have King second on the bench….and no show from Alonso and Duffy.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Tekkers

  28. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Raphinha is fine. Nothing Serious.

    1. sandman58
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What makes u think this?
      It looked bad
      Should have been a red card

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Just got rid off him for a hit

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Source?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Instagram. He has a story up.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          So link it?

    4. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      sauce?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Just confirmed on his insta.

    5. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Source?

    6. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Are you speculating or do you have source for this?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        His Instagram.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks- just seen it

    7. F4L
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      would be very welcome news if true 🙂

    8. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He said he will be back soon...so means maybe he will miss a game...

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Maybe. But pretty optimistic news so far.

    9. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How are we then supposed to get Foden or Mount, if we have to hold him for Norwich? He's the only one who releases enough funds.
      Sod it , I'll do Salah -> Foden

    10. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bielsa did say “knock” in the interview post match too

  29. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chasing league. Looking at;

    Raph, Williams & Allan -> Chilwell, Mount & Brownhill.

    Leaves me with;

    Sanchez / Steel
    Cancelo / TAA / Rudi / Chilwell / Livra
    Salah / Mount / Foden / Mbeumo / Brownhill
    Vardy / Jimi / Antonio

    8 hit, which feels knee jerk, but sets up well I feel Abs builds bench. Would leave 0.0 ITB before price changes.

    Thoughts?

    1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      2.4 ITB currently I should add. Heard Raph could be ok.

    2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol go for it. I took -12 this week and it paid off nicely.

    3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      But are you sure you can afford to have such team? What's your TV?

      1. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Those transfers would leave 0.0 so bang on.

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Let's be honest, would Chelsea have played as well today with Lukaku and Werner up top today instead?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Despite vs Norwich?

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No. But Lukaku definitely helps in the tougher games.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lukaku would’ve scored at least a hatrick