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. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I was eating my tea watching the game on silent & I genuinely thought the second goal was Jesus(g) & Grealish(a). So I was pretty miffed when I loaded up Fantasy app and found out that jammy git Foden got some non-descript touch to steal the goal.
    Oh well!

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

      No goal without Foden's touch 😉

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think the first one was actually an own goal that foden stole too

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

        Foden final touch.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Dont think so

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pep's next three subs?

    Fernandinho
    Mahrez
    Cancelo

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Zinc*

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

      Probably won't use 3. Majority of these starts sit out midweek.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yet he's adamant he wants 5 to compete in Europe on their terms.

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Keep those saves coming please Sanchez

    1. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yess!

  4. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just seen today's cricket highlights. England totally skinned West Indies.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rashid essential

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Eng shd easily win their grp. Knock out stages very hard to call though especially if they face ind or pak

  5. Devos
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Oh boy, I had trouble choosing between mount&vardy and havertz&auba. Ofcourse I chose the latter. #facepalm

      Luckily I have Rudi, Kovacic and Foden to ease the pain.

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not one for early transfers but seriously considering doing Greenwood > Foden right after this match...

    • Bleh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      James or Chillwell?

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Chilwell easy.
        What prices are they in FPL?
        Telegraph they're 3.9 and 5.0 (£50m budget) Makes it a much more difficult choice.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lamptey 🙂

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t normally do early transfers but seriously tempted by Duffy to Chilwell for free.

      Would need to be tonight as exact money - reckon Alonso plays vs soton mid week?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yep

      2. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Surely Chilwell cant be dropped on this form. Makes sense to pull the trigger if you have the exact funds

      3. artvandelay316
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Already did Alonso to Chilwell earlier. Alonso will drop and Chilwell will rise tonight so had to be done immediately.

      4. Forgetmeknot
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers all, just realised I don’t need to rush as I can get James instead at end of week - but do we think chilwell scores more than James?

      5. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'm probably doing it tonight. Chilwell is just too hot not to pickup now. And this would cover me as well in case Raphinha is injured.

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Brighton looking like scoring yet?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes, but Ederson saves it

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Looking a little more likely but need to find the final pass.

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lamptey incoming

    • Crouching Tiger
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      ML leader has a bench consisting of Livra, Smith Rowe and Hwang. That's 30 points sitting right there, and it doesn't look like he's going to get anyone off the bench. Hehe.

      However, he's got Foden and Chilwell both, so it looks like a massive gameweek never the less...

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

        Why hehe? He's got players at his disposal without hits. Can you counter?

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bridghtons digne coming on

    • BrutalLogiC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What to do with alonso.. Swap for rudi or chilwell

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Chilly

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I have bought Chilly already. More attacking and safer pick with tv in mind.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Could do with a City cleanie bust here...

    • You’re on mute
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Benrahma and Sarr to Foden and Normann

      A. Yes
      B. Non

    • sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Hold your horses, we don't know the extent of Raph's injury yet and Leeds got Norwich next.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Let them transfer him out, we'll see them here next week moaning about bad luck

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same people who brought in Lukaku for Ronaldo as soon as the GW started last week

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Duffy will be straight back in GW10. Obviously not going to play him but still great for bench.

    • King Kohli
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Want to get in Chilwell. Who would you remove?

      A. Dias
      B. James

      Defence is:
      TAA Cancelo Dias James Livramento

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'd stick with that or James

      2. GE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A

    • Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lanptey on

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Great to see

    • Bleh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Seriously tempted to do Jota, Benrahma, Marcal > Son, Foden, Chilwell for a -8. Am I mad?

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Easy moves

      2. You’re on mute
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yep will pay back easily

    • pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Can see Brighton getting 1 here

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah city taken the foot off the gas ages ago. Pep won't be happy.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rule 16 A (ii)
      Jack Grealish shall be entitled to a free-kick any time he goes to ground.

      Can't blame the ref.

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Brighton playing well. Probably created more chances against Man City than most other teams in the PL do in a home fixture.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cancelo has been very quiet he is no Reece James, or in this game Cucurella! Booking now as well.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo yc

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Things I like to see

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo YC

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo YC

    • Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      60min passed and all survived the roulette

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Canceyellow

    • Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Anyone who saw it live,chances of raphinha starting next week?