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. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    How to fit in Chilwell:

    Dias Cancelo James Livramento Duffy

    Thinking Duffy to Chilwell, but could sell Dias instead.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Duffy if you got the moolah

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      I did Duffy to Chilly and will be playing 4atb now

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Duffy

  2. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Reading the last few pages, I think many are taking this game a bit too seriously.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Always like this as I could remember 😛

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Yeah. Maybe just more 'casualties' today than normaly.

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      What is this real life

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        No, more serious than that

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Anyone posting on here is probably taking it a bit seriously

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Good point 😆

    4. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Money leagues are to blame.

    5. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      slitting my wrists tonight mate

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        You shouldn't mate

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 hours ago

    Keep Azpi or ship for James/Chilwell?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      I'm planning james + Chilly tag team

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

        Have a good night.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Cheers horsey

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

            Line up is my advise.

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

              Lube

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 12 hours ago

                Cheers horsey

  4. Rabb05
      3 months, 12 hours ago

      Mount, Foden, James, Gray and Livra.

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

        Where is the direct tweet?

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

        This looks like someone took a photo and added some caption.

        There is nothing like this related to his accounts.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          It’s an Instagram story

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 hours ago

            It's BS & and all twitter.

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

      Thinking Foden is gamebreakingly good if nailed for number nine role for City. And he looks to be at the moment. If I get him now I can't get Kane&Son duo from GW12 on.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Decisions to be made. Have Foden & Mount over Son. It's still Pep/Tuchel rotation risk. I wouldn't knee-jerk this one

    • Rabb05
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Mount, Foden, James, Gray and Livra.

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Michael Dawson who was watching for Sky Sports said: “Leeds are on the attack and it comes down the right. Raphinha runs, Saiss slides across.

        “Raphinha nicked the ball past him or goes to nick it and it looks like it’s handball, but as he’s followed through he slides that far he goes straight down Raphinha’s ankle.

        “It was only at second glance that I seen it. It looks in slow-motion horrendous.”

        He added: “He’s had to go off. This is worrying times for Raphinha and Leeds because when you see it in slow-motion it’s a twisted ankle for sure.”

        1. Bertonian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Just a knock & back for Norwich so panic over

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          A twisted ankle and a sprained ankle look the same, no way to know

      • JackQualt
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Raph and A.Armstrong to Foden and Hwang for -4 a no brainer?

        If I wait I’ll be priced out, but I have a good enough bench to survive Ralph not playing? And Armstrong is third bench option but it seems too good not to?!

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Thoughts welcome:

        Raya
        TAA Cancelo Azpi
        Salah Foden Mbeumo Saka
        Hwang Antonio Vardy

        Ramsdale Livra ESR Duffy

        A. Save FT
        B. Azpi > Chilwell
        C. Duffy > Chilwell bench Azpi/Saka?

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          B

        2. puhd
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          A

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          Might be one to save tbh
          Chilwell nice but not impossible Azpi plays RWB depending on the midweek lineup

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          Thanks folks!

      • Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Sarr or Raphinha to Foden? Have decent bench

        1. You’re on mute
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Sarr

      • You’re on mute
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Marcal Raph Ben Sarr to Chilwell Foden ESR and Brownhill -12 or wc?
        Exact money.

        A. Yes
        B. no

        1. puhd
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          What’s the rest?

        2. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          B

        3. You’re on mute
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Sanchez TAA Rudiger Marcal Cancelo Liv
          Salah Raph Son Ben Sarr
          Vardy Ant Obafemi

          1. puhd
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 hours ago

            No need to WC IMO

      • ManofKent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Is KDB to Foden sensible based on performance or knee-jerky?

        1. puhd
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          With pep you just never know. KDB might haul next week

        2. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          About as knee-jerky as they come.

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          I do not deem it knee jerky. I hate the stuff as it’s too chewy.
          But got in Foden over KDB as the extra 5m goes a long way and I see Foden as the main man.

      • Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Why didn't Duffy play?

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

          Formation change

        2. G B
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          I think it was tactical. Duffy thrives in aerial duels, not with dealing with quick agile City players.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 hours ago

            Didn't seem to work out then.

      • HD7
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        1FT
        1.5M Itb

        Marcal to Chilwell or James? Which one would you suggest, mates?

        Ramsdale
        Trent Rudiger Dias Livra
        Salah Raph Gray Saka
        Kane Vardy

        Steele Marcal Sissoko Scarlett

      • Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Next GW, play:

        A. Ramsdale (lei)
        B. Foster (SOU)

      • Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Think I'm gonna do Walker to Chilwell. Sounds good?

        1. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Do you have another City or Chelsea defender?

          I am contemplating Laporte to Chilwell and have Cancelo and James.

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 hours ago

            Have Taa, Cancelo and James

            1. Art Vandelay
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 11 hours ago

              Very similar then. I am very tempted but have Adam Armstrong, who I should really jettison first.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Yeah I'll do it for free

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 hours ago

            Cheers

      • Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Sanchez / Steel
        Cancelo / TAA / Rudi / Livra / Williams
        Salah / Raph / Foden / Mbeumo / Allan
        Vardy / Jimi / Antonio

        2.4ITB

        1) Raph / Williams / Allan -> Chilwell / Mount / 4.5
        2) Antonio / Allan -> Toney / Mount 0.8ITB to upgrade Williams to Lamptey next GW.
        3) Raph -> Mount 1.6ITB (Williams to Lamptey next GW)

        Thoughts?

      • chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        Antonio + Raphinha > Toney + Mount (-4)?

      • roghippo
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 hours ago

        KDB and Havertz to Foden n mount - 4
        What could possibly go wrong?

        1. You’re on mute
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 hours ago

          Nah would hold

      • Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Foden, Mount, Firmino
        for
        Benrahma, Sarr, Ronaldo (-8)

        1. You’re on mute
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 hours ago

          Yes

      • You’re on mute
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 hours ago

        Ben and Sarr to Foden Brownhill -4

        A. Yes
        B. No

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 hours ago

        Have gone from 2k>4k> 9k>26k in 4 weeks. Feels like this red arrow trend is going to keep on going for a while now looking at my team.

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 hours ago

          It is going to happen with that kind of rank at start.

          The greens will be less and small whereas the red will be more and big.

      • CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 hours ago

        Looking at the scores in Planet differential league, the average score seems around 20 points higher than the top 10k average. Should that not tell us something?

      • chriskon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Man, I think I've become addicted to fantasy football. It's got me good. After an hour on the fence last night, I pulled the trigger on Alonso/Raph to James/Mount like and woke up this morning with dread that I transferred out Raphina!!!!

        Anyways, good luck for today everyone.

      • Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hi wildcard this?
        Sanchez- foster
        TAA - livra - tierney - Tsimi- Walker
        Salah, Sarr, raphinha, havertz - ESr
        Ronaldo- Antonio, Toney

      • baines is god
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sanchez (Steele)
        TAA Omobamidele Williams (Manquillo Duffy)
        Raphina Salah Jota Greenwood (Gray)
        Toney Antonio Jimenez

        1 FT 6.3 ITB, want to do Gray to KDB but should I wait for further injury/team news until Thursday/Friday?

        Any risk KDB rises or Gray falls? (If this happens I can't afford the transfer)?

        Thanks!