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. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Should be changed right?

    Clearly hit Foden on the way through

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

      No

    2. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Should be changed yes

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Already changed 😎

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Foden goal given

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

      Absolute joke

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

        Why?

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

          The whole game is a joke

          1. Art Vandelay
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Are you aware of the rules of football. It hit Foden it is his goal. IT is the other way round for OGs.

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

              Lol at you

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Because he doesn't own him probably

  3. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What a jammy Foden brace 😆

  4. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    At least give the assist to Jesus?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He'll get the assist, definite Foden goal

      First goal however could be an og

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    PL gave that goal to Jesus

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just slow, relax it's 100% gonna change

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Foden probably the best Raphinha replacement?

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

      Mount scored more today so he's the one atm.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Against Norwich.

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Leeds, though.

          Norwich could win that one.

          I have Raphina and Meslier and at this stage I'd WC both out. Leeds look like they're going to do a Sheffield United second season Swan dive.

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

    Obviously given to Foden. Jesus assist.

  8. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Son instead of Foden hurts..I guess

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Son 4 goal haul I’m feeling….this luck has to change at some point

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha, hope you’re right

  9. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    After the horror that is Havertz (C), thank God for Foden!

    1. Sgt. Schultz
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      ditto

  10. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is Mount > Foden too sideways?

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

      Do it for a hit!!! Mount will never score again, maybe never play again...

      Dont be stupid...

  11. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which is more urgent to transfer out:

    Marcal
    Duffy

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Marcal

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Marcal

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Marcal by far
      Duffy will be back

    4. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Both

    5. Zebras
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Duffy just a formation change, he’ll be back

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

    Of course Jesus scores a brace when I was gonna bring him in, of couuurse

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He hasn't even scored one.....

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Really surprises me how many people don’t know the basic rules of football on hear

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

      here*

  14. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Going to be some monster scores this GW

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

      Really?

  15. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Second one is clearly a Foden goal. First one will surely be changed to OG

    1. PartyTime
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yes. This is what it should be

      • F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        they'll have to slow it down but it looked like Burn/Foden both made contact with the ball

    2. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Of course I went Son over Mount or Foden.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Son could easily outscore both tbf

      2. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not a bad wc start… Rudiger, Foden and Hwang. Shame I benched Livra and Borja for Raph but you can’t win them all 🙂

      1. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Very well played

      2. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

          2 goals for Foden here is funny. One could have been an OG and the other kicked at him. Owners will be delighted

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Pardon my language but I'm chuffed to buggery.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Nicely done

          2. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            A gw to remember 😀

            Need a KDB appearance now 😛

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              You’re smashing it! Great work

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just one of those weeks in FPL career

          3. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just logged back on.

            Damn, Foden looking tasty.

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Don't do it to yourself!

          4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yes Foden

          5. 272MK
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Surely Mahrez dont need to come on

          6. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 10 days ago

            PL have awarded goal to Foden

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

            Foden meant that too.

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

              Lovely flick

          8. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Will be funny when the first goal becomes OG and 2nd one goes to Jesus

          9. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thanks Foden benching ESR for ya! Not too bad now 😛

          10. Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            How have FPL given that to Foden? Never a Foden goal

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

              Because of rules.

            2. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              What? Why not?

            3. RedRo
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Lol what?

            4. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Need two more attacking returns for Grealish after playing him ahead of ESR

            5. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Foden has 2 goals and i'm nervous they will be taken from me.. Weird feeling this

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

              Of. Course rivals have Foden above me, of course

              Screw this game, logging off, the whole thing is a joke