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Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu And Federico Fernandez Start Today At Brighton


Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game at the Amex Stadium this afternoon against Brighton & Hove Albion in the late kickoff game.

A win in this game will see us equal our points total of last season, which was 44 points.

From last Saturday both Jamaal Lascelles (slight stomach problem) and Miguel Almiron (out for the season with a slight hamstring injury) are not available for this game.

Rafa has shocked us a little bit with Jonjo Shelvey coming in for Ki in central midfielder to partner the in-form Isaac Hayden.

Jonjo Shelvey – given a rare start at Brighton

It’s Jonjo’s first start since last November.

As expected Fernandez comes in for captain Jamaal Lascelles and Atsu comes in for Almiron.

About 13 in 20 fans think we can win this game this afternoon against the 4th bottom side.

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After 79 minutes Fulham have just gone ahead via a Ryan Babel goal to lead Cardiff City 1-0 – Brighton fans will be interested in that score.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


180 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Brighton: Ryan; Bernardo, Dunk, Duffy, Bruno (c), Gross, Stephens, Kayal, Izquierdo, Murray, Andone.
    Subs: Button, Burn, Bong, Bissouma, Knockaert, March, Locadia.
    (Expected formation 4-3-3)

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #2

    WOW!

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  • AncientC

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #3

    MOTM performance incoming from Shelvey.

    4
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Suppose Ki can’t complain, was poor last week. Shelvey needs a good game to reassert himself, though I think he could be leaving anyway.

    Would rather have seen Muto than Atsu to the end of the season.

    With West Spam winning looks like we’re fighting for 12th at best now.

    4
  • Online Guy

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Ron

    Shelvey in the shop window today ..and a few others..

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schär, Federico Fernández, Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Pérez, Christian Atsu, Salomón Rondón.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, DeAndre Yedlin, Antonio Barreca, Mohamed Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #7

    47 Minutes to KO

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve been searching for a stream but no luck so far, anyone else got one?

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Surprised to see Kenedy in squad, rather see Sorensen.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Ben.G

    Reading between the lines listening to why Rafa is saying easily tells me that it’s make or break time for Rafa.. no waiting to see how it goes with promises for next season.

    I will wave Rafa off with the thought that he has exposed Ashley for using the club as a money machine to line his own pockets with money circumvented from merchandising and advertising and Tv money siphoned off down the corridors of creative accountancy .

    Rafa will show the nation that he leaves because the owner has no ambition for the Football club

    It looks like adios Rafa..hope I’m wrong.

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Fulham one up.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Fulham 1 – 0 Cardiff

    0
  • hibbit

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #13

    one – nil Fulham

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  • Online Guy

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #14

    # 10 , What Rafa is saying

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Lee Ryder
    ?Verified account @lee_ryder

    Huge roars from Brighton staff in the Press room after Fulham’s goal at Craven Cottage. #nufc

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #16
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Why spend 10mill on muto and never give him a chance? Put that one in the poor buys column.

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Colin will be furious

    0
  • Jeremy Corbyn

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Hope all is well with you Comrade AncientC. We haven’t forgotten you and will be calling on you idc.

    0
  • Pain in the Blog

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    OLG,

    I’ll try to turn down the charm a bit mate. Can’t be having jealousy on the blog. Off out to a bar now to watch the match. Shorts, teeshirts and sunglasses here again. Normal service has been restored.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Olg nobody has been categorically nail Ashley for creative accountancy. He is known as a tight owner, but not a cheat. Not to the footballing public and media at large.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #22
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 27, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Glad Cardiff are losing. Not sure it has any real impact on Brighton’s psyche, they know they need a win regardless.

    I would never want Warnock to prosper at the expense of Hoots either. Absolute c*** of a man. Perhaps the manager, of those I know, which I hate the most. Sooner ignoramuses like him retire the better.

    2
  • dig-n-dig22

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #24

    I just wonder if Shelvey would have started today if Almiron was fit?

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  • ben.g

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Is that Sunderland unable to get automatically promoted?

    Can’t do the maths

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #26
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #27

    17 Minutes to KO

    0
  • GeordieinOhio

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Morning ALL!!!

    Atsu starting UGH!! sorry never rated the lad, hopefully Muto gets subbed in for him!.

    I use this site for streams if anyone is looking,……https://www.vipbox.live/football-live

    2
  • toonbrother

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Great line up
    Hope Schar doesn’t make silly mistakes at the back

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #30

    5 Minutes to KO

    HWTL HTTF HWTR HWTBRS

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  • davetoon

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Hope Shelvey has a good game. No reason we can’t win this one.

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  • DaveD1000

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    that hesgoal one comm is English

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #33

    I wonder if Rafa can get in to Kenedy’s head for the Lpool game, the whole world watching and this is the time to make yourself a name?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Listening on the wireless, sounds canny so far.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Brighton look happy for a point with the previous Cardiff result

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  • davetoon

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #36

    What a goooalllll. PEREZ is in supreme form

    1
  • Paully

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #38

    WOOOOOOOOOO!

    That boyo again!

    That’s what you get for roughing him up.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Who de man!!!!!!

    1
  • Jib

    Apr 27, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Muto on now methinks

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