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. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Won't mind a Foden penalty miss lol.

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

      Behave

    2. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sanchez save would be nice

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

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

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Surely will be

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

          Slow Mo*

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

        Foden clearly kicked it

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

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

    5. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Blind with bias.

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

        Yes

      2. No end product
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Depends on Raph injury news

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

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

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

        Lucky for some

      2. Good Times
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Good luck!

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

        Well done! That was me last season

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

        Nice

      5. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

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

          1.2million

        • Zilla
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Push!

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

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

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

            Too far fetched an idea that 😀

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

          Cheers guys

          Appreciate it 😀

      6. Good Times
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

        Please foden do something close to mount..

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

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

        1. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

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

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

              Ramsdale

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Ah yes

              2. Cilly Bonnolly
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

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

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

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

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Grealish doesn’t look good enough for this team

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

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

          • Dammit_182
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

              1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                At least you got one.

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

                Only one for me was Livramento.

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

            • The Mandalorian
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 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
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Cream pie should he higher...

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

                  Wrong type

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

                Honorable mention: Humble pie

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

                Warm apple pie ftw

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

              Good half for Duffy.

            • sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Raphinha to BSilva or just too much of a headache?

            • Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nice goal by Wilson

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

                Living couple of hours behind?

            • Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cancelo looking like getting in on the action?

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

                Nah, got his return in the CL.

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

                  Thank you, had feared that.

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

                Watch Pep 59 min him off..

            • Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

            • evilfish
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

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

            • TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 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 =]

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

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

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

              Foden close

            • _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              sanchez save again

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Maybe he will end in positive figures. Clutching here

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

                I can get Foden and Mount in for exact cash.

                Boom, brain fried.

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

                  Well done wobbly knees

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

                Sanchez save haul!

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

                Foden has really excelled in the false 9 role

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

                  and then there is

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

                Raphina to foden will be popular

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Or Mount

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

                  Reasonably different price points though

                3. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Is Rafinha out for long time ?

              6. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

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

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Not necessary really. Doubt he will

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Hang on to that BAP Sanchez 😆