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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden goal?!

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          No lol goal given to Jesus

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You sure about that?

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yes PL gave it to Jesus so FPL will change it

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Nope

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup, Jesus assist.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    FODEN TOUCH

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    BHA defenders giving the ball away and getting punished

  4. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden 2 goals no way

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    FODEN SECOND

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Fodennis

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How the heck has Cancelo not got a goal or assist yet, what the actual hell

  8. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thanks Phil!

  9. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden goal that one?

    Hit Foden on the way through from Jesus

  10. TOBY1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden touch - you beauty!!

  11. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Another assist for Jacky boy! 0-3

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      May be Foden G, Jesus A

    2. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oops Jesus assist

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    This could be 7 against 11!

  13. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden with either 2 or 0

  14. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden on a hatyy

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Everyone still buying Mount?

  16. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If Foden gets either goal they’ll be a meltdown…

  17. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh this is brutal.

    What a terrible game for KDB to be benched and no Foden =[

  18. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    FPL gives G to Jesus

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Clearly wasnt Jesus

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Of course they do, I have Foden

    3. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      nvm it is taken away dang it

  19. Totalfootball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Foden 2nd

  20. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Calm down Jesus goal given

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Check again

  21. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Surely that isn’t a Foden goal? Haha

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Last touch

  22. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sanchez is going to end up -3 or something. Terrible for 2 goals

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nasty tackle

    • RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Man last weeks decision to do Son > Jota over Mount or Foden is just killing me. Woof.

    • PartyTime
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Next time don’t bench Duffy

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I bought KDB.
        Obviously... 🙁

      • Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        As if that’s ever Foden a goal lol

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Neither were.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rules suggest so.

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thankfully I started Steele over Sanchez.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Lol! Wish I had, he may come on at HT at this rate

        2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I forgot I have Sanchez

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            He's very forgettable

        3. Hect.OR 98th
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Mahrez over Foden last week didn't go well.