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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone doing worse than 15

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      No, bought Mount

    2. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yes and I have Foden

    3. evilfish
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      6 here with 2 coming off bench for Alonso.

    4. Al Moon Yeah
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A lot of people are. This is the type of gameweek where you either get a monster haul or you're scraping on points.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Average commenter on here seems to have Foden, Mount, Chilwell, ESR and Livramento

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ooh! How many players?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        5 to play

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Below avg. Best of luck on those 5

    7. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      16

    8. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah, currently 12 from 4 with Sanchez currently playing

    9. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      12

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

      Currently on 47 points with Vardy Greenwood Salah Mbeumo Son to go

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        The vulture - preying on the carcass, rather than hunting the weak 😉

    11. Optimus.
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      11 here, no hits.. lol at me 😆

  2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Foster
    Chilly Azp Laporte
    Foden KDB Salah (C) Mbuemo
    Toney Vardy Broja

    Sub: Ramsdale Townsend Manquillo Veltman

    A comfortable save for next GW?

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    So annoyed about getting Mahrez on my GW8 WC. Initially had Foden but when he started both games over the IB I got Son. Then when he had Covid I switched to Mahrez. This in turn led me to getting Dias over Chilwell. As you can imagine I don’t feel too good

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      This is what Pep does to FPL managers.

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A case of too much info.

      Some of my best (lucky ) weeks I log in for 5 mins. This week spent hours looking at stats and eventually went without Mount as stats wernt that great.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    The perfect game for Pep to hook a fullback and give Zinchenko 45 minutes to get up to speed...

    Hopefully Walkers YC sees him protected first.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      You’re right. Please not Cancelo. Urgh

  5. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Why didn't I start Livra. Get gone Raph!!!

    1. Original Sin
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lots of us on the same boat here

  6. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Finally Foden paid off. Only 1 more wish, Man city concedes a goal, too much to ask for?

  7. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Don’t think KDB will come on

    Have to settle for that Armstrong 1 pointer 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Tops off a GW from hell for you.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        😛

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      You’re still on 58 or something, so could be worse! Unlucky though on KDB

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      KDB will get minutes (please) haha

  8. Michael Jordan - call me MJ
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    My patience with Digne paid off

  9. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Was crying about selling Dennis for a hit to get Toney. But happy that Foden’s brace is at least improving my rank. Hoping Foden gets a couple more 🙂

    1. Original Sin
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Exactly

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Hope both are removed!

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Feel you bro

  10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Second in my league missed the deadline and has Duffy starting and Rudiger to come off the bench!! I never get luck like this!! Haha come on Potter please bring Duffy on!!

  11. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Guess the pitiful player:

    2, 0, 6, 2, - 1, 5, 2, 2, - 1

    17 pts from 9 games.

    1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Digne

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

      Digne

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Digne

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Give us a harder one

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

      Truly, never again.

    6. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Lucas Digne lol

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

    Lowkey Lukaku's injury made this GW much more interesting.

  13. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bernardo or Grealish for Raphina?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Foden?!

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Foden

    3. Podge
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Foden or mount surely

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Have Foden and mount

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Too good

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

    Cornet looks like the best Raphinha replacement

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Foden after that 45 mins looks the best lol

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

        ?? Foden is 8m not even close to Raph's price

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley aren't going to score many

  15. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    That Foden brace hurts. Brighton's gameplan is so stupid.

  16. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Who is pep subbing prior to 60

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Walker

  17. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    So annoyed about going with Havertz instead of Foden this week 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Mount was surely the better pick than Foden?

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I wouldn't have gone Mount anyway, it was a short-term punt, would have been Havertz or Foden. So not going to beat myself up about Mount

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Havertz was a brilliant pick. Played brilliant. Sadly the game is luck.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        True, the red arrows are talking right now

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Why? Chelsea won 7-0, your judgement was sound

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah ofc, just stings right now because it was between the two and I went for the one who has got 3 points

      2. Shark
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        No exactly. City's NPXG is considerably higher than Chelsea. Havertz not really adjusted to the Prem yet. Foden on fire. Torres out. The judgement clearly tips to Foden for me. I agree luck is a factor, but the history is there to be read.

  18. MountainBeach
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Alright so which one of Saka/Benny/Greenwood should I take out for Foden lol

    1. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Have the same mfs lol. The fact that I can get Foden only by removing Greenwood makes it a lot easier

      1. MountainBeach
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I've got a decent amount in the bank. Saka's got Lei, Benny has Villa and Greenwood has Spurs away...not sure. What do you think?

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Benrhama then probably, West Ham not looking as sharp as before but you have tomorrow to see how they do

          1. MountainBeach
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            cheers

    2. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Benny surely

      1. MountainBeach
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        He has Villa away which isn't a bad fixture. Greenwood has Spurs, so not sure

        1. Esalman
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          I think considering form Greenwood is better pick.

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Where did this Watford come from? They were having fun with the Everton defense.

    1. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Ranieri effect

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Ronaldo Raph sarr > vardy Mount and foden -8 as good as done

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Is this another-8?

  21. M00N
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    What’s the best way to get over picking Havertz and Townsend punts on a wildcard over Foden and Hudson-Odoi

    1. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Keeping them for 3 more weeks.

      1. M00N
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Townsend is only 1 week transfering him to Mbeumo.

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Foden touch...

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Let's put this into perspective, Torres out for a while, Foden has his spot nailed down.

    1. Shark
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      That's why I put him in this week. He has been class too. Definition of a no brainer.

  24. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Yeah I take it back 2 Foden goals. Damn 🙁

    1. Totalfootball
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Thank you 🙂

  25. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Looks like Sanchez wins over foster ! F@ecksake

    1. Podge
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Sa was on for 10 points until that pen 🙁

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Unlucky - Sa good pick. I was the foster v Sanchez camp and went the wrong option

  26. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Foden hits the 1st one so clearly.

    1. pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      This

      The replays have settled that debate now

  27. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    I guess Salah captain against Brighton then?

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Pool not on City's level

  28. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    That replay seals it if there were any doubts about Foden’s first goal

    Clear Foden goal

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yep

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yup Foden 2 goals, think my rival has sewn up the league already

  29. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Some hits are going to be taken this week

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Just like before the GW9 deadline...

  30. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    What happened to raphinha?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Saiss smashed his ankle.