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

    Go on foden, get that hatty my son

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

      I want 4 tbh

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

        This

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

    God, this is going to be the week from absolute hell without chillwell, Mount, james, esr, king, foden, etc

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

      Should wear your mankini

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

      Yes.

      My rank is going to be awful after tonight

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

      I think most of those are

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

        Below 10% ownership so might not be as bad as you think

  3. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I see Alonso didn’t play, jammy Livramento points off the bench it is!

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

    Free falling rank this week. Anyone with me??

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

      13 but dropped only 70k so far. Livra points from bench will help. Foden was one of my choices this week but went with the Havertz hype.

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

        Had Alonso and Christensen and didn't go Foden because I didn't want to take a "hit" 🙄

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

          Not good. Reluctantly took a hit to get Havertz in, thought it was too good a fixture.

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      55% drop.

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

        Oof... hopefully you'll bounce back tomorrow!

  5. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    At St Mary’s today. Seen Tino in the flesh for the first time. I’m playing 433 from now on. You can’t bench him he is a class act.

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

      How’d Elyounoussi look?

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Better for being with Celtic. Still not a huge threat though.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Who's Tino ?

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

        Livra

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

      Adams back today, Will he take Mando's starting place?

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not sure he will. Brojo looked the real deal. We play Chelsea in the League Cup mid week so see if Che starts then it’s Brojo to start at the weekend.

      2. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Actually Brojo can’t play due to his loan term.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice one - good day out? Appreciate the feedback

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cheers. We should have won but enjoyable game. Cornet for Burnley looked very good.

    5. Danstoke82
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I was there also. He’s a serious talent isn’t he. Was unlucky with the shot that hit the post as well. Real threat going forward.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sooo unlucky not to have a brace at least today. Just so skilful and gets himself into attacking positions so easily.

  6. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Feel like I re-learned the importance of not taking hits unless absolutely necessary this week…much better off sticking with Grealish over Havertz!

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What if someone took a hit for Foden, Mount and King this week?

      1. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Anyone taking a hit for King deserves everything

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I saw a lot of punters selling King in a combo for Havertz this week. Would have done the same myself, if I had King, tbh

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

    Unlucky Sa owners...

    1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      On 2 bonus ((

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

    Did I mention that I sold Mount and Foden this morning. I knew they were crap

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

      Havertz(C) like me?

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

        NO, I have them both for this GW s I get there ints and (c) Salah

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

      How and why?

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

        I think stupidity is best explanation

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

      Isn't morning a bit early to be on the alcohol?

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

        it feels bad

  9. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Was really afraid of -12 this week. I guess Chilwell, Rudiger and Foden is going to balance it out. Only 1 regret, Livra is sitting as 1st sub, but I guess my luck has been better than most this GW for a change so not complaining

    1. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You need to change the web link in your Bio, because that says something completely different to this...

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jimenez and Hwang vs that dreadful defence next GW 😎

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

    Foden to Havertz (c) went well!

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

      Oh No!

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

      🙁

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

      Wow ... I resisted the temptation, lucky me

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

      Ouch

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

    You could make a movie about this GW and people will cry tears for my team as they leave the movie theatre.

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

    Lesson from this week. Be bold with hits.

    Had exact money for Townsend to Mount and didn’t go for it -4

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Come on. That's a bit much. Townsend had WAT.

  14. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    If you are now buying Mount. You are chasing points. He scored 13 in 2 seasons and now 3 in one game

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

      Mount buyers have just sold him for Foden.

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

      And one was a poorly taken penalty (after a saved one) and a tap in against 10 men. He’ll tick over with assists and the odd goal pending he plays but won’t reach the heights of this past game again

    3. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      13 assists over those 2 seasons too and now playing for a better team and manager. Decent price point so not a bad option.

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

        He wasnt even playing. Benchef. Injured. Suddenly not bad..right? Haha

        1. Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I have no idea what any of that means.

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

            He was benched few days ago and now suddenly not a bad pick. Look at his minutes

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

      Always a risk with the haul vs. Norwich player
      It’s why a lot of people still have Sarr 😉

  15. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So I’ve hit the WC and punted on Havertz while getting rid of Foden…should quit playing FPL, my moves make no sense.

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

      This game makes no sense.

      Oh well, bring the next week 😆

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

        You have to play this game over more than one week. Impossible to hit a perfect XI every single week.

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

    Foden price rise soon?

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

      Immediately

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

      Yup, him and Mount.

      1. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Mount tomorrow?

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

      Probably before the midweek rises Mount, Foden and Chilwell will rise and Raphinha will drop 🙁

  17. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Did anyone catch if Bielsa mentioned Raph injury post-match?

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

      He doesn't know the extent yet.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Los injunero longo ese.

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

    If you had havertz, tierney, raphinha Tsimi & sarr would you wildcard?

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

      Nope. Wait for the rest of the team to become useless and then persist with it for 20 more weeks.

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

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes

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

        Cheers v tempted

  19. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Mark must be activating his wildcard as we speak.

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

      Is it that bad?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No but he will want Chilwell and Foden etc

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

          Ahh ok

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

      I feel he has delayed it unnecessarily tbh

      Trying to hold it just for the sake of it while hoping for average players with bad fixtures to match the WC picks

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

    With Chelsea scoring 7 earlier, Pep will try for 8 or more here

  21. tangtastic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    As a Foden owner, personally, I think both of his goals were expertly taken.

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

      I think he meant the second...

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

      First was, definitely not an OG, second 🙂

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sanchez
    Sarr
    raphina
    Marcal
    Tierney
    Azpi
    Edouard
    Havertz(c)

    What a week

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        We love to see it!!! Oh yes we do!!

        😉

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nowhere to hide for me!!

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nowhere to hide! You’re still doing better than me anyway.

      • dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Would you do

        James to chilwell (scary of how james is nailed..))

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

        Rafinha + Sarr ➡ Foden + Mbuemo??

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

          Easy moves

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

        Broja yellow flagged

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

          Armstrong essential!

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

        Cancelo goal for 4:0 and no further scoring would be ideal

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Naughty

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Raph to Foden the likely move then?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cool

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

          Come on BHA. grab 1

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

          good save Sanchez.

        5. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who should I get first?

          A. Mount
          B. Foden

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

            Foden