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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Walker YC

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Great for Dias/Cancelo baps

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Selling Mahrez back to Son paying off so far I guess

  3. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best Raph replacement:
    a) Mount
    b) Foden
    c) Gundo

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not the biggest fan of any, but I think A ticks over the best (when he plays) but B & C have more explosive potential. All will get rotated a few bit, especially with the busy period starting soon but if I had to pick one I'd go C, not much in it though

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bernardo?

  4. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who is safest...Cancelo or Dias?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dias

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks guys. LRL How is your week going? I have no MC players, so sweating it a bit.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          So-so. At 25pts with no City player either. May finally use my WC.

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Who does one get in midfield though? I just brought in Son, who knows how it will turn out. Other than Salah, the rest are poor.
            Will get in a MC def and wait and see I think.
            Happy I missed the Havertz train!

            1. bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Pep roulette makes choosing a MC mid such a headache.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dias

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Saka > Mount is too kneejerki isn't it?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yup

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Where you considering Mount before today? Won't be on pens too often.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes I did when Lukaku was out but did not want -4 ... and could not afford Havertz

  6. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is there a way to see comments on live chat stream?

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Grealish a foden g

  8. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’ve not seen the injury to Raph and Biesla just said he didn’t know the extent of the injury. Is he definitely going to miss the Norwich game?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can't be sure yet, but didn't look good

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not definitely, and anyone who says he will/won't before any reports come out is purely speculating

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden G
      Grealish A

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      FODENNNNNNNN

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foden G
      Grealish A

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get innnnnnnnnnnn

      FODENNNNNN

      YESSSSSSS

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OG

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You are smashing it this week
        Into top 1k?

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      og maybe?

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Should be

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      OG??

    • Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice one Jacky boy assist - unlucky Phil Burn OG

    • Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bilva too good

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        City play so well when Bilva is playing well. Such a good player

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Azpi assist!

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bought Foden instead of Havertz 😎

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OG fella

      2. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Unlucky mate

      3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        That’s an OG I’m afraid

    • Podge
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Og surely

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looks it to me.

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Foden wouldn't have celebrated like that if he didn't touch it at all so he must have got something on it

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sure he would.

    • Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah, they can't take it away from Foden there surely

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I don’t think he touched it.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Did Foden touch the ball?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Not that I can see.

    • FFFoxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That’s on own goal for sure

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One of those weeks again where none of my players do anything and everyone else’s do everything

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who'd you captain, Kaptain?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Alonso LOL

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lost count of how many weeks in a row now

    • PartyTime
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OG but they may give it to Foden. Typical PL

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I’ll settle for just 1 return this week other than rudiger

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        jesus goal

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cancelo assist or rule it out

      • Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Phil, claim that goal with your life.. its yours mate

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jesus G

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jesus...

      • Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden celebrating like it was his so possible he got the final touch

        • Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden 2nd goal