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Brighton v Crystal Palace: FPL Gameweek 8 fixture postponed

The first Premier League postponement of the season was confirmed on Wednesday evening but for once, it’s not weather or Covid-19 putting paid to a match.

“Exceptional circumstances relating to planned industrial action” was cited as the reason for the postponement of Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace, which leaves both clubs without a fixture in Gameweek 8.

A new date for the match, which was originally scheduled for Saturday 17 September, hasn’t been announced but it can’t be accommodated in the midweek after Gameweek 8 as an international break follows.

Albion and the Eagles will, therefore, get a Double Gameweek whenever the M23 derby is finally rearranged.

A Premier League statement said:

“Following a request to the Premier League Board by Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the club’s home fixture against Crystal Palace, due to be played at 15:00 BST on Saturday 17 September, has been regrettably postponed.

“The decision follows exceptional circumstances relating to the planned industrial action on the rail network, with authorities unable to sanction the fixture to be played with no public transport available for supporters.

“The Premier League has consulted with both clubs, police, the Safety Advisory Group for Brighton & Hove City Council and other relevant authorities in exploring alternative plans but all have agreed there was no other option but to postpone the fixture.

“A new date for the rescheduled match will be announced in due course.”

IMPLICATIONS FOR FPL MANAGERS

The timing of the postponement is bothersome for FPL bosses who wanted Brighton representation for the Seagulls’ clash with Bournemouth this weekend.

It’s one of the standout fixtures of Gameweek 7 but anyone moving for, or already owning, the likes of Pascal Gross (£6.0m), Alexis Mac Allister (£5.6m) or Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) will have to have an exit plan or a deep bench in preparation for Gameweek 8 to circumvent the Brighton blank.

The cancellation may also bring forward a number of Wildcards that were intended to be played during the September international break.

Gross is the fourth-most-owned midfielder in the game, while Robert Sanchez (£4.7m) is behind only the bargain-bin Danny Ward (£4.0m) in terms of popularity amongst goalkeepers.

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397 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Play Cucu or Bailey?

    1. JELLYFISH
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Bailey against Leicester imo

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Go Cucu

      1. FPL Daniel
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Coin toss. Thanks lads. Anyone to settle this for us ?

        1. BeWater
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Bailey.

        2. Tactical Frank
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Bailey. I can see Chelsea conceding

          1. FPL Daniel
            • 14 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Thanks all

  2. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Play Henderson or Ward?

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    #LFC v Napoli

    Alisson,
    Trent, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson,
    Salah, Elliott, Fabinho, Milner,
    Firmino, Diaz

    1. Andy_Social
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Milner 🙁

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        yeah.

        left side and captain in a 4-3-3

    2. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Thiago on the bench. He's back.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        yeah, along with Nunez, Jota, Matip etc.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Things getting complicated

    3. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      No Darwin

    4. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Salah rested for the weekend ?

      1. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Salah rested? Don't remember having seen that ever.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          nah.

          He'll play I'm sure.

          bet he scores tonight! Tough game tho.

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Get rid of salah and live an FPL life free of financial worries!

    1. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not really if you get KDB, Sterling and Haaland. I am struggling with financial worries.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        3remium - bet you’ve still got Jesus up front too

        1. banskt
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Jesus and Toney.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Jesus to mitro = cash

            1. banskt
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Can't wait for that move to happen. Still 2 gameweeks before that though. But, I will probably sell Sterling before Jesus. Chelsea unsettled at the moment.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                As a sterling owner I’m actually excited about potential- with the fixtures ahead it’s a defo keep and wait for developments - he could be gold

        2. banskt
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Sterling not a so-called premium this season, is he?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Anything 10 and above surely

            Quite an investment

  5. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Evening, any bench changes?

    Cap, Hauland, KDB or Raheem?

    Reya,
    James, Trippier, Saliba
    Diaz, Martineli, Sterling, KDB
    Jesus, Toney, Hauland

    Ward, Veltman, Neco, Andreas

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Neco last sub.

      1. g40steve
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Cheers, saw your post from this morning 🙂

  6. Ginkapo FPL
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Will this be the only game cancelled? Doubt it

    1. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      What else is your prediction?

    2. g40steve
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      What have I missed?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        BHA v Palace postponed next weekend... after this one.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I think the Croydon to Brighton line is pretty specific for that route.

      Most have an alternative but not all.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Spurs vs Leicester is the east midlands line

        Bournemouth to Newcastle is a looooooong drive

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Wolves to Man City isnt easy by train I'll grant you

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            but there are alternatives from Stafford for example. Or Shrewsbury.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              The strike includes Network Rail staff. Good luck running a train on any line without signallers

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          from Northampton you can pick up the London Midland line or Nottingham via Birmingham on a chug along.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Do you understand the concept of a rail strike? Its all lines

  7. AD105
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Current squad, 2 FT, planning to WC either in GW 8 or 9. Who would you be looking to bring in here?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Tripps Cucu
    Salah Diaz Martinelli Gross
    Haaland Jesus

    Ward Perisic Pereira Archer

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Anything itb?

      1. AD105
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Afraid not, just need some green arrows before I WC tbh

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Cucu to Gabriel maybe?

  8. lilmessipran
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    If you are on a WC this gw, would you go for any Bri/Palace players? Don't wanna miss out on Bri vs Bou but then a blank followed by Pool and Spurs is annoying

    1. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Nope

    2. swanseag55
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I’ve pressed the button and regretting it a bit now. I may still get one of them but will have a great bench for next week

  9. Stranger Mings
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    A) Aaronsen & dalot/burn or b) chilly &(Chukwuemeka Thanks

  10. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    best striker for a 1-2 gw punt 6.2 or under

    1. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Johnson

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Brennan Johnson

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Foof

        did you find out who is the best midfielder for under 4.3m?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Do not need him anymore. Figured out what I will do and work perfectly.

    3. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Johnson

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Solanke? A Armstrong? Eduard? Dennis?

    5. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mbeumo worth a punt?

  11. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Is Andreas still nailed on ? Keep or sell on WC for Longstaff?

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Keep

    2. Debauchy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Keep

    3. Stranger Mings
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Keep

    4. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm planning on playing Andreas as 4th sub for his run of great fixtures

      1. FPL Daniel
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        He might be benched and William to play instead. I am little bit worried about his game time

  12. Super John McGinn-
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Had an absolute shocker last week, had planned Robbo + Archer > Neco + Toney/Mitro with my two free transfers and lost signal just before the deadline so wasted a transfer, worth giving Robbo another week vs Wolves?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo** Cancelo James Estupinan
    Salah Martinelli Harrison
    Haaland Jesus

    Ward DaSilva Andreas Archer**

    2 FT 0.4 ITB

    1. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Dasilva to Bailey

  13. Botman and Robben
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    1FT and 0.5ITB.

    Roll FT and plan on Groß + Sanchez -> Rashford and 4.5 keeper if prices stay as they are right?

    Sanchez
    TAA James Trippier
    Salah Diaz Martinelli Groß
    Haaland Jesus Toney

    Ward Saliba N.Williams Andreas

    1. Super John McGinn-
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yeah solid

    2. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yup...GTG

  14. Scalper
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve done it. I’ve found a way to have Haaland, Kane AND salah without destroying the rest of your team… imo anyway.

    Pope (ward)
    TAA Walker James Trippier (Tomkins)
    Salah martinelli gros (andreas) (Iqbal)
    Haaland Mitro Kane

    What you guys think?

    1. Scalper
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      In addition, if things don’t work out, all it’ll take is 2 ft to downgrade Kane to another striker of your choosing and put the rest of the money in either defence or midfield.

    2. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Looks good

    3. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Why would I keep Salah in a WC? He had 5 shots on target this whole season. Five! Even Gordon had 13.

      Sure, he created the maximum number of chances this season, but I want goals from my captain.

      1. Scalper
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I agree he’s not been great, but not been horrible either. The question I think is where else do you put that money? Maybe another mid or upgrade defence. I’m personally scared to go without him, if I do choose to change, it will only take 2 ft.

    4. JELLYFISH
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      That team makes me feel like I’ve been transported back to the pre gw1 deadline

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Been on a similar team structure since GW1 lol

  15. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Evening..2fts and no real idea what to do here? I'll prob wildcard gw9.

    Any ideas? Don't want to start both city defenders v spurs. Thanks

    Pope
    Taa cancelo dias James dunk
    Salah diaz martinelli (andreas lavia)
    Haaland jesus (archer)

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Dias Diaz to neco sterling?

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        That's quite nice actually ...

        But then I'm left with sterling v lpool gw8 before the wildcard - which isn't ideal

        Would rather go for 2 players with 2 decent fixtures. Thanks for the suggestion

  16. The Tinkerman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Are any of the other GW8 matches expected to be at risk?

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    LFC line up v Napoli: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Elliott, Diaz, Salah, Firmino.

    Subs: Adrian, Davies, Thiago, Jota, Tsimikas, Nunez, Arthur, Matip, Bajcetic, Phillips.

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Bench looks strong. Midfield looks weak

  18. SAY MY NAME
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Anyone got the spurs line-up for tonight?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Livescore.com

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        nice one, thanks

    2. Eton Rifles
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yep. The billions who have internet access.

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        well good for them - you know i just don't know how i'm replying without internet lol

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        cheers mate

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Kulu rested, rather sell Diaz instead this week?

      Seems like Perisic up front?

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        If a players misses 2 games in a row I don't think you can call it rest anymore. Maybe Richarlison is now preferred

  19. OptimusBlack
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Everton will be without first-choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for their trip to Arsenal on Sunday due to a thigh injury. [@David_Ornstein] #afc

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Jesus cap

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        maybe

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      This will make Haaland captaincy good 🙂

    3. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Out for a few weeks

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yes between 3-4 weeks

    4. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      There goes my Pickford transfer plan.

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Ooh interesting. I was already considering Jesus. I think this might be enough to tip the scales.

  20. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Rob Green and Clint Dempsey on the same panel
    CBS TV in states

  21. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Looks like Ward is back on the menu!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Lol, if you own Sanchez yes.

    2. JELLYFISH
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      For that 1 point cameo against Spurs

      1. Botman and Robben
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Cameo?

        1. JELLYFISH
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Word up

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Imagine if Iversen is given a start?

      1. KingZamalek
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Scenes

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    uefa has perisic as a striker up top with kane. New position?

    https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/match/2035648--tottenham-vs-marseille/

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Conte for real?

    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      He's playing as a wingback

      1. Philosopher's Stones
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Back 3 of Romero, Dier and Lenglet, and Royal and Perisic on either flanks

  23. Sergio vamos
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Was planning on cucu to trippier...pull the trigger or wait and see if potter goes to Chelsea?

    1. Meechoo115
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Pull it anyway

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm probably going Dunk this week lol. WC in 8.

      1. Sergio vamos
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Brighton v palace cancelled though so there's a chance they only play one game before internationals.

  24. Meechoo115
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Roll the FT?

    Pope
    Trippier. Cancelo. Trent. James
    Salah c. Diaz. Martinelli. Gordon
    Jesus. Haaland

    Iversen. Andreas. Neco. Archer.

    1. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yes

    2. Sergio vamos
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yeah that's nice

      1. Meechoo115
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks. Play Gordon or Andeas?

        1. Sergio vamos
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Probably Andreas, not expecting much from either this week though

  25. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Anyone knows whether Zanka is nailed on ?

  26. Bobby Digital
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Sporting playing nice football

  27. FPL Daniel
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Please rate my WC midfield

    KDB Son Andreas/Longstaff Gordon Bailey

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      6.2

      1. FPL Daniel
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks

    2. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      7.5 if Salah remains sloppy
      3.5 if Salah kicks off

      1. FPL Daniel
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Great reasoning

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Begovic 4.0.

    Who is going to play the game of death to your team V2.0 Wardersen?

  29. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Diaz + Stansfield > Rash + Mitro for free?

    If he is fit to play of course.

    1. FPL Daniel
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Rash is still an injury doubt last time I checked

  30. Meechoo115
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Have people totally moved off the 8m midfielder?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Keeping Diaz, Selling Kulu now