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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Cancelo close.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He already scored in CL, no goals planned for the league.

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      C'mon Ninja deliver that "Cancelo goal" news

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Imagine trying to stop a left side of Cancelo & Foden all game...

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Best players to own from

    Chelsea: Chilwell
    City: Cancelo

  4. JBG
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Oh pi** right off Sanchez... What a great save, but why against Cancelo.

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Let's talk Raphinha replacements!

    Kgo!

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Or not.

      Kstop

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      What else can you do except Mount, already have mbeumo, feels like points chasing but the fixtures are still there

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Mount

    4. puhd
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yes I’m looking for a replacement too. Chose him over Mount. And went with Havertz.

      1. puhd
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        In my WC

    5. sandman58
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Wait.....seen nothing ....wat happened to Raphina???

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Twisted ankle

  6. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Love the confidence Brighton play with

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      If only they had a true goalscorer up top

  7. puhd
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    7 goals and nothing from Havertz???
    How is this even possible

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      They were scored by other players

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Fpl at its finest.

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      5 goals nothing for Sarr

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      And man of the match. Shows that luck is basically 99% of this game.

  8. Free Hat
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Now he has to make saves...

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      This

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Probably just go in straight past him lol

  9. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    This will be a great game - good watch imo

  10. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Brighton playing well

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Wow Veltman

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Dunk even...

  12. gogs67
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Dunk should get 4 points for that lol

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    gundo goal

  14. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    I’d say that was just offside originally anyway

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Gundo G
    Silva A

    Sanchez flapper.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Wow Bsilva ticking over nicely stil, shame the fixture congestion will likely burn those who bring him in now

  16. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Can’t afford Raph to Mount so Gundo?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah or whoever scores next

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I’ll wait and see lol

  17. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Terrible goalkeeping

  18. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    No Duffy no CS

  19. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Dreadful keeping that

  20. Free Hat
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez couple of clean sheets, but overall he hast been very good this season.
    Lots of little mistakes, sometimes unpunished.

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      He isn't a good keeper, just plays in a good system

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Unreal variance today. Captain Havertz starts up front and gets nothing in a 7-0 goal rout.

    Next up Sarr, Watford's main attacking threat gets nothing out of 5 goals. Eff off!

    1. Free Hat
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Now wait for a Vardy hattrick in a 1-0 win

  22. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Mount as my Raph replacement feels like such a knee-jerk but I honestly can’t see a better option…

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I think go for it if out although can only afford 6.5

    2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Smart people go for Cornet.

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        what a player, but its Burnley

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Looking at Tielemans, Cornet & Trossard myself

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Such poor choice in that price range tbh

  23. umerlfc
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Which transfer should be priority?

    A) Alonso - > Chilwell
    B) Amartey - > Livra (for bench security)

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    sanchez making saves!

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Will Villa revert to a back four next game?

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez giving his owners what they always ask for!

  27. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Why is Duffy not playing? Brighton missing him.

  28. Stimps
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Raphina to

    A) Cornet
    B) ESR

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Wait and see on Raph injury of course but I think Cornet has more potential, even being at Burnley, Especially after talking to some people on here about ESR earlier, he seems very streaky, and although a great team player he may not the best FPL option

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Walker yc

  30. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Over for 12 points so far. 23 in the bench. Woohoo

    1. Rednev1983
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Your useless.