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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. BrockLanders
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Sterling on for the 3 baps with winning goal?

    1. Ady87
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Hoping so!

    2. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Looks like, 20 pointer. Sweet. 😎

  2. Bees4Lyf
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Double palace cleanie! Get in!

    1. We Will Klopp you
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Nice work, just AWB for me

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Think that will be the same for a lot of people

  3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    God I get calling the two Silvas Bilva and Dilva, but Fanderson?? That spelling drives me up the wall

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Same, it annoys me just looking at it.

    2. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah man. Who is gonna get confused if you just say Anderson? Everybody knows who you mean.

    3. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      21st century. I want to go back in time.

    4. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Is there even another Anderson in the league at the moment?

    5. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Theres not even another Anderson. Tards...

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    I would really like fpl to confirm their decision now please

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      It’s done. Get over it

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        No explanation it genuinely makes no sense i’m Just confused.

      2. sully29
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Is it? They haven't said anything.

      3. Garlana
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        How do you know its done?

  5. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Double palace defence thank you

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yes matee

  6. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Wilson and Fabianski on my bench 🙁 Ryan conceded from 1 SoT 🙁

    1. ladsofbunch
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      same

  7. AandyzZ
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Any chance Martial stays benched? Please

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt it.

    2. grumpyman
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah would be a shame for me to miss out on that Obiang 1 pointer.

  8. Werkself - For Joe
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Hennessey, AWB cleanies. 🙂

    1. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Beautiful stuff. Burnley are utter dross haha

  9. Sun Jihai
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Anderson 14% owned in the top 10k

  10. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Gundo - 37
    Sterling - 37
    Bilva - 31
    Sane - 29
    Wilson - 24

    SHOULD be the City BPSs if Sane isn't given an assist for no reason.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Winning goal Baps to sterling?

      1. Rainer
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Accounted for.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      For the reason of having a shot deflected into bernardo

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        "shot"

  11. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    I would really like for Sane moaners to go jog on.

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      This. 3 points 😀

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        To a captainer it would be at least 10 points with bonus.

      2. Respect My Authoritah
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        *6 points with bonus

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Only one way that happens

    3. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Jealous non owner knowing you got lucky Sane didn’t haul.

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I’m not jealous. I have Sterling. That’s irrelevant though.

        Just wanna read something other than about a bloody assist.

  12. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Only 6 points from AWB, expected better!

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      AWB fail 🙁

  13. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    PvA on 8pts. Seems like a good transfer by Mark. Unlucky not to get more points by the sound of it.

  14. Sánchez
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    So my players so far 😀

    Hennessey (6)
    Doherty (7) Wan Bissaka (6)
    Jiminez (5) Arnautovic (5)

    Not bad. Hopefully Martial stays benched and Balbuena (7) comes in too

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Balbuena won’t get baps after Anderson goal sadly

      1. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I'll take 6 happily

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Balbuena 6.

    3. gaurava1216
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Same here.... 30 from 5....

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Fabianski (8)
      Doherty(7) AWB(6) Laporte(2)
      Sterling(10)
      Jimenez(5) Arnie(5)

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Fab 7

        1. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          8. Hes on 7 before bps

      2. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Who you got for captain?

    5. Eat my goal!
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Nice, well done

    6. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Fabianski 8
      AWB 6 Pereira 8 or 9? Doherty 7
      Silva 1
      Arnautovic 5

      Aguero c no show. Need Hazard vc to play at least. 34 or 35 pts atm quite ok I quess.

  15. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    57 points in sky, 21 in FPL 😀

  16. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    39 from 5 so far. Quite happy with that

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 20 days ago

      “Quite happy”

    2. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Quite? Do you have Wilson btw?

  17. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Just watching that B Silva goal again and it looks to me that Sane tried to lift the ball over the keeper when it came off the keeper and Silva buried it.

    If it is deemed to be a shot on goal it will be given as a assist right?

    Btw i don't own Sane i am just curious what will be the result will be and i know these things can be very subjective.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      by chipping over the keeper is a goal attempt. Plain and simple.
      FPL is corrupt!

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Does "shot on goal" mean "goal attempt" (aka "shot")? Genuine question. Seems to me that FPL have been purposefully vague by using that phrase (or simple naive and/or neglectful). But hey, it's a free game, I can criticise but not really complain too much 😀

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 20 days ago

          It is i guess.

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      That's how I saw it as well. Sane non owner

      1. Whatever100
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        I am also a non sane owner but think this should go down as an assist to be fair

    3. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Depends what "shot on goal" means. If it means "on target", my guess is that it wouldn't be given. If it just means "shot", then it would be (if judged to be a shot). But my guess is that it won't be given anyway, because he didn't clearly intend to do anything except touch the ball in my view.

      The confusion is FPL's wording again (just like the real PL). They can't judge intention successfully, because there will always be grey areas. Are they going to stop awarding goals scored by accident (e.g. crosses that are overhit into the net; freekicks that go "all the way") and assists from shots which are turned into the net by a teammate? Of course not, so get rid of "intention" and replace with a more objective system imo.

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Very meaningful thoughts. I agree with you

    4. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      He tries to dink it around and hardly touches it. Wouldnt even have hit the goal if Bego didnt block it. Never a shot on target.

  18. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    How much does a winning goal give you in BPS?

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      +3

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      3

  19. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Ah I have cracked it.

    Aguero and Martial to Kane and Son

    1. Mic
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks!! Sounds good to me

    2. Hits from the Bong
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Kane and Anderson

      1. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        This

    3. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Son is no more secure than Martial

  20. gaurava1216
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Pretty happy so far despite the panic earlier...

    30 points from Wilson Arnie Doherty WB and Hennessey....

    Salah C still to play...

  21. HD7
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Kun not playing... dont have Sterling Sane buUUT...
    Have Fab FAnderson Arnie (Love you WHAM) Duffy and AWB :)))

    1. gaurava1216
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      wow.... well done

  22. noahzark22
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    not such a bad week. Stupid Paterson and Patricio

  23. Niho992
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Top 10 k avg?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      25 or 27 inc bps
      Lots of auto subs and VCs to come in though

  24. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Damn you Silva, should have taken complete rest!!!

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      yup

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Wilson & Gundogan on the bench....

  26. pedro-tacuara
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Ricardo you legend. Could snatch the 3 bonus

  27. Tommy J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Probably one of the hardest things to swallow in fantasy football- looking at Duffy points coming in for Aguero then 90th minute Kayal comes on for no good reason to take his place for a 1 point cameo....

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Well then as long as Salah doesn’r Score tomorrow that should all be okay

  29. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    Hands up those who played fabs over Patrico

    o/

    1. Egbunike
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      o/

    2. Hits from the Bong
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Well done. Patricio has been utterly abysmal for me. Selling him for Fab for a hit this week.

  30. mbglo
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 20 days ago

    % chance that one of Hazard, TAA, Robertson misses out?

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      Slim, no chance, slim.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 20 days ago

        Why TAA no chance? He should play after being rested midweek but still can't say no chance..

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      15

    3. Egbunike
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 20 days ago

      50%