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Aguero absent from squad as Man City host Bournemouth

Pep Guardiola has left Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) out of Manchester City’s matchday squad to face Bournemouth entirely.

That is because he has a minor injury that he does not want to risk worsening.

“He has a muscular disturbance. He is not I believe fit. It would be risky (to play him) the doctors and physios tell me. We don’t want to take that risk.” – Pep Guardiola

It is a no-show that will heavily effect the outcome of Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 14 with the Argentinian striker a strong captain candidate.

Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) starts up front in his place while Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) keeps his place in the starting XI.

David Silva (£8.7m) left on the bench as Fernandinho (£5.4m), Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) all started in midfield, with Leroy Sané (£9.3m) operating on the left.

Meanwhile, John Stones (£5.3m) missed out at the expense of Nicolas Otamendi (£6.1m) again and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m) started at left-back in place of Fabian Delph (£5.3m).

Opponents Bournemouth dropped a surprise of their own with David Brooks (£5.1m) left on the bench.

Crystal Palace named an unchanged side from the one that drew 0-0 at Manchester United while Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) returned to the Burnley line-up and James Tarkowski (£4.7m) is back from injury on the bench.

Huddersfield lined-up in their favoured 3-5-1-1 formation while Brighton have left Glenn Murray (£6.7m) on the bench.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) returns to the Leicester City side while James Maddison (£6.8m) keeps his place despite being sent off in Gameweek 13. His one-match suspension was served in the League Cup midweek.

Isaac Success (£4.6m) is back in the Watford line-up with Troy Deeney (£5.9m) going back to the bench. The Nigerian international starts up front with Gerard Deulofeu (£5.4m) again.

“Today we feel Isaac and Gerard in the beginning may be better but we know Troy and Andre will be ready if we need them.” – Javi Gracia

Jose Holebas (£4.7m) also comes back in after missing Gameweek 13 with a calf injury.

Finally, Jamaal Lascelles (£4.7m) is fit enough for a return only to the Newcastle bench, while Javier Manquillo (£4.4m) starts in place of Ciaran Clark (£4.5m), who is also among the substitutes.

Their opponents West Ham line-up with both Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.2m) as well as Andy Carroll (£5.4m) back on the bench.

Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) makes an immediate return from suspension but Grady Diangana (£4.5m) is not even in the matchday squad.

The Line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, Meyer; Townsend, Zaha.

Burnley XI: Hart; Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor; Lennon, Defour, Cork, Johann Gudmundsson; Hendrick; Wood.

Huddersfield Town XI: Lössl; Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo; Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Durm; Pritchard; Mounie.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Pröpper, Bissouma; March, Groß, Izquierdo; Andone.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Gray, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Success.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sané, Sterling, Jesus

Bournemouth XI: Begovic, Daniels, Aké, Francis, Cook, Mings, Surman, Cook, Fraser, Wilson, King

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Federico Fernández, Schär, Manquillo; Ritchie, Ki, Diamé, Kenedy; Ayoze Pérez; Rondón.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Felipe Anderson, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass; Chicharito, Arnautovic.

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2,363 Comments Post a Comment
  1. barracuda
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 5 hours ago

    Can I see a footage of that Sane possible assist pls?

  2. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    15 days, 5 hours ago

    Got exact money for Kun to Kane with FT. What do we think about also doing Martial to Anderson for -4?

    1. Mic
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Keep eye on prices but if needed do it

    2. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Not unless you have to fund Kane with the second move.

      1. Kuyt Hero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers lads

  3. Spiders in Diapers
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 5 hours ago

    A. Aguero to kane

    B. Martial to anderson

    C. A+B -4

    1. Kuyt Hero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Same dilemma here, posted same above if you want to look at more opinions

  4. BenDavies
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 5 hours ago

    For those mulling over Kun to Kane, this is where I'm at.

    I think I'm set to do Aguero to Kane. The injury just makes it easier. Keep in mind he has two away games in a row now which he doesn't fare well in, against Watford and Chelsea respectively. Then home to Everton. Not exactly prime fixtures. Kane just seems obvious to me.

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Same just too obvious.Will do tomorrow night after the derby

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      He has scored hat tricks away at both Watford and Chelsea in the past

    3. GoonSquad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Where I am at too...I would like to see Pep field Sterling in 9, Dilva in 10 and Mahrez and Sane out wide if Kun is out for a while.

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 5 hours ago

    A) Lose one of Wilson or Arnie for Kane
    B) Hazard to Son and Kamara to Kane (-4) and have a weekly benching headache

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Neither

  6. TAT
      15 days, 5 hours ago

      Pep Guardiola: "I don't know if Sergio Aguero will be fit in midweek. We shall see."

      That's a -4 then.

      1. GoonSquad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        Muscle injury is risky 3 days from now in cold weather. He needs Kun to win league, Jesus is shockingly poor.

        1. TAT
            15 days, 5 hours ago

            Sterling as striker, perhaps?

          • BDA Shadow
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 16 hours ago

            He definitely doesn't need Kun to win the league. I love the guy to death but Jesus is perfectly capable compared to the teams chasing them and Sane/Sterling/D.Silva/KDB/Mahrez more than make up for any shortcomings. They could play with 10 men every game and still have a chance at winning the league.

      2. GoonSquad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        Seems shocking that I may have a team for 1 week with no ManC attackers, barring a hit.

      3. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        lolkaku

      4. The Red Devil
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        Martial salah
        To
        Sterling and sane (-4)

      5. JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 5 hours ago

        How would you rank WIlson, Jimenez and Arno as options over the next few GWs?

        1. TheGman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 4 hours ago

          Wilson is the gift that keeps giving, Arnie still got great fixtures, Wolves looking poor atm

        2. GoonSquad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 4 hours ago

          If healthy...

          Arnie
          Wilson
          Jimmy

      6. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        If bonus pts stay the same I will be looking at 46 with Robertson, TAA, Alonso and Hazard to play. Happy with that. Big danger for me tomorrow though with Salah.

      7. TheGman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        Have 0.6m ITB. Looking to upgrade Bennett (4.1) or Dunk (4.5) (one to be benched each week). Any thoughts or opinions?

        1. GoonSquad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 4 hours ago

          Dunk to Keane or Digne.

          1. TheGman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            15 days, 4 hours ago

            lots of people backing Digne atm. What am I missing?

            1. GoonSquad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              15 days, 4 hours ago

              Attacking potential for insists. I went Keane.

      8. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        Armstrong goal

      9. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        What the heck is Armstrong?

      10. GoonSquad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        ManU lose to SOU = Mou sacked?

      11. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 4 hours ago

        Jammy Kun (c) Cedric (vc) managers

        1. GanonTEK
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 4 hours ago

          My cousin has Cedric. Jammy!

      12. Udo
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 12 hours ago

        Lads would you do Kun, Smalling to Kane, Balbuena (or any other recommended def up to 4.4)? Have 2FT.

      13. Zebrahimović
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 12 hours ago

        Need 1.1 for Kun —> Kane. Martial is gonna go.. Is Fraser my best bet? Fixtures look alright til Boxing Day