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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. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    ML rival has Dilva VC for Aguero so he's garanteed to score

  2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Palace Goal ......................................

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Andros

  3. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Doubts over Martial, hazard, aguero etc I’m gonna hold a transfer this week and reasses. Kane can wait.

  4. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Palace 2-0

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Hope Martial stays benched so I can get Wilsons points.

  6. RFCSPACE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Regret getting Sane for free and not spending -4 to get Sterling.

    1. TAT
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Same!

      • Dannyb
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Wouldn't of been much difference points wise with the hit though. Unless you would of captained him I guess.

        1. RFCSPACE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not this week but longer term I'd be happier with Sterling.

    2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      CITY GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Townsend G

    4. 1zverGGadeM
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No Bednarek today!
      Callum Wilson, sorry for ignoring you this week, pal!
      Please score some more against Huddersfield!
      #MahMaan

    5. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      palace 2-0

    6. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martial benched ffs

    7. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Sane assist

    8. Comment removed. Please refer to our terms and conditions on posting comments.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        FFS Silva!

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Lies?

    9. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Starts Lukaku and benchs Martial no wonder Utd are doing so bad, the crazy one has lost it.

    10. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Boly bench point(s) are the best

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      GUNDO G
      SANE A

    12. tm245
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundogan goal

    13. On Me Ederson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      ARNIE !!!!!

      Come on do something FFS

      1. La Roja
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He is off dude

      2. the Penman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He’s been subbed off mate.

      3. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        subbed

      4. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He's been subbed off already

      5. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Wrapped up nicely on the bench.

      6. CloudSky
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Subbed

    14. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundog goal
      Sane assist

    15. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Townsend

    16. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundogan goal

    17. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundogan g, Sane a

    18. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundogan Goal

    19. Patch
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Please be Sane,

      1. Patch
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yay assist!!!!

      2. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Assist this time

    20. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundog goal

    21. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      GUNDOG GOAL.

    22. Lucky Z
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Højbjerg coming in for Kun for me 🙂

    23. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martial won't stay on the bench will he?

      1. Game Over
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No, he'll come on in injury time for 1 point. Or a YC.

    24. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Gundogan & Wilson on the bench......

    25. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      AWB assist?

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kouyaté A