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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. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    How to fit in Chilwell:

    Dias Cancelo James Livramento Duffy

    Thinking Duffy to Chilwell, but could sell Dias instead.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Duffy if you got the moolah

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

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

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

      Duffy

  2. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Always like this as I could remember 😛

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

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

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

      What is this real life

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        No, more serious than that

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

      Anyone posting on here is probably taking it a bit seriously

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Good point 😆

    4. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Money leagues are to blame.

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

      slitting my wrists tonight mate

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        You shouldn't mate

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Keep Azpi or ship for James/Chilwell?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I'm planning james + Chilly tag team

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

        Have a good night.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers horsey

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

            Line up is my advise.

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

              Lube

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Cheers horsey

  4. Rabb05
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Mount, Foden, James, Gray and Livra.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Where is the direct tweet?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days 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
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        It’s an Instagram story

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          It's BS & and all twitter.

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

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

  6. Rabb05
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Mount, Foden, James, Gray and Livra.

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Just a knock & back for Norwich so panic over

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

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

  8. JackQualt
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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?!

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

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

      A

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

      Thanks folks!

  10. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sarr or Raphinha to Foden? Have decent bench

    1. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Sarr

  11. Assisting the assister
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

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

    A. Yes
    B. no

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

      What’s the rest?

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

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

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

        No need to WC IMO

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

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

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

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

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      About as knee-jerky as they come.

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

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

    Why didn't Duffy play?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Formation change

    2. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

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

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

        Didn't seem to work out then.

  14. HD7
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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

  15. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Next GW, play:

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

  16. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Do you have another City or Chelsea defender?

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

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Have Taa, Cancelo and James

        1. Art Vandelay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 6 days 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
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah I'll do it for free

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  17. Dave’s Rubber Digne R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days 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?

  18. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

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

  19. roghippo
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Nah would hold

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

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

    1. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  21. Assisting the assister
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ben and Sarr to Foden Brownhill -4

    A. Yes
    B. No

  22. Weeb Kakashi
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 5 days 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
      8 months, 5 days 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.

  23. CAVEAT KING
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 5 days 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?

  24. chriskon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 5 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.

  25. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 5 days ago

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

  26. baines is god
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 4 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!