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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. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Won't mind a Foden penalty miss lol.

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Behave

    2. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sanchez save would be nice

      1. Esalman
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Sanchez penalty save would destroy my rank but I'd take it.

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    2nd goal is clearly Fodens but why in the world hasn’t the first been given as an og?

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Surely will be

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Sky haven't shown a decent replay yet

      They know how big fpl is these days don't know why they don't as standard show one slow .o replay of assist and goal each time

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Slow Mo*

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Foden clearly kicked it

  3. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    C'mon lads, at least take that 1st goal away from Foden.

  4. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Are u guys blind or what
    Clear FODEN deflection. Piss off

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

      We know it’s just the first goal should have been credited as an og

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Tbf there's some people crying about the second goal too

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Blind with bias.

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Is it time to pull the WC?

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Semedo Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Havertz Benrahma Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio Scarlett

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

    2. Assisting the assister
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Depends on Raph injury news

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    City already on 12 attempts with 7 SoTs... unreal...

  7. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Upto 1.2 k OR

    Gulp

    City CS will give me a three digit rank. Make it happen. 🙂

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

      Lucky for some

    2. Good Times
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Good luck!

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Well done! That was me last season

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Nice

    5. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Very very nice. I’m not far off cracking 1.2 myself.

      1.2million

    6. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Push!

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      We might have a FFS winner of FPL at this rate!

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Too far fetched an idea that 😀

    8. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers guys

      Appreciate it 😀

  8. Good Times
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    First time in two seasons Foden has worked out! =D Last week assist and now two goals. Let him play Pep!

  9. dshv
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Please foden do something close to mount..

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Pretty nice bench on this team! https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/28681/event/9/

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      No blanks in his squad in the first XI so far either!

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, really good 15 players but the perils of spreading funds too well!

      2. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Ramsdale

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Ah yes

      3. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Don’t see that there’s likely to be any either.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 12 days ago

          Hold up, thought you meant players who didn’t play.

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Grealish doesn’t look good enough for this team

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Can happily save ft next week and play livra or Broja over Raphinia but if he’s out for a while it makes sense to get rid?

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      I’m sick of him, he’s out already for Son

  13. Dammit_182
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    So many goals today. My solitary goal was from chilwell.

    1. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      At least you got one.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Only one for me was Livramento.

      Own Alonso (C) and Sarr too, still trying to calm down. Heart rate is stabilising slowly

  14. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Top 10 best Pies:

    1. Apple pie
    2. Pear pie
    3. Lemon pie
    4. Custard pie
    5. Cream pie
    6. Chiffon pie
    7. Meringue pie
    8. Fruit pie
    9. Gallete pie
    10. Ice cream pie

    Pie Havertz not top 10 in my books

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Cream pie should he higher...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Wrong type

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Honorable mention: Humble pie

    3. Optimus.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Warm apple pie ftw

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Good half for Duffy.

  16. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Raphinha to BSilva or just too much of a headache?

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Nice goal by Wilson

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Living couple of hours behind?

  18. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Cancelo looking like getting in on the action?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Nah, got his return in the CL.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you, had feared that.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Watch Pep 59 min him off..

  19. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Havertz to foden or grealish it will they now get rested next week?’

  20. evilfish
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Any one doing worse than me? 6 points from 5 players so far.

  21. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    A game of averages with city players. Across 3-5 games how many points is enough?

    Foden on 22+ bench next week?

    KDB 11+ a few second half?

    Bernardo 11+ 6 + bench?

    If you ignore the roulette and stuck for a while then think it’ll be ok =]

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Dan Burn has to come off, he's lost here...

  23. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Foden close

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    sanchez save again

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe he will end in positive figures. Clutching here

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    I can get Foden and Mount in for exact cash.

    Boom, brain fried.

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Well done wobbly knees

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Sanchez save haul!

  27. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Foden has really excelled in the false 9 role

    1. Sgt. Schultz
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      and then there is

  28. Podge
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Raphina to foden will be popular

    1. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Or Mount

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Reasonably different price points though

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Is Rafinha out for long time ?

  29. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    With City cruising, how likely do we think KDB comes on?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 12 days ago

      Not necessary really. Doubt he will

  30. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 12 days ago

    Hang on to that BAP Sanchez 😆