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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. Jon Snow
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Why did I play Billing over Wilson. I was blinded by City's defensive record and those silky 6ft5 skills

  2. MrFrodo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    I was planning on transferring out Mahrez for Sterling or Sane. But I now think he might start the next one should i give him another chance?

    1. noahzark22
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      I'd keep with short turnaround to the next game

    2. sully29
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Keep

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Mahrez could start yes but with his form and sterling and sane form, he could come off around 70 with a blank and who ever comes in could get a goal

  3. Pino
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Im getting Duffys 10p first reserve inn for Aguero, Wilson 2. reserve 6p inn for Martial. Happy days. Captain Sterling, Fabianski 9p, Doherty,Wan Bisaka points too. Still having Hazard, Alonso and Richarlison to play.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Martial will come on

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      You must be on a bumper score

  4. noahzark22
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    What would you do with Patricio and Foster?

    1. Hits from the Bong
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Kill. Maim

      • Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Shag Foster, marry patricio, kill Hart

    2. Sarri, not Sarri
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Oh hell! Anderson, you absolute lad

    3. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      51 points from 6. Hazard, Alonso, Salah, TAA, Martial / Richarlison to go.

      Not even a subtle brag, buzzing after the rubbish I've had recently.

      1. Hits from the Bong
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Nice! Sterling captain?

        • SMEE_HEEE
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          very nice. 41/5 for me

          Alonso, Salah, Rob, Keane, Rich, Holberg left

        • Giggs-Tosun Particle
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          My 49 from 8 feels rubbish now

          1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            57 sorry, forgot ppl off the bench 🙂

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Sane got the first assist or no?

        1. el polako
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          No

        2. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Not in FPL, no.

        3. sully29
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Not yet anyway. No word on whether he ultimately will or not.

          1. sully29
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            (I think)

        4. Gringo Kid
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Not yet, probably he wont

        5. Sarri, not Sarri
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Negative

        6. Pieterke30
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Really is a disgrace

        7. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          To me he tried to lob the keeper and it got saved, might be a biased Sane captained but I think it should be an assist

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 19 days ago

            This, watch it back.

      3. TyroneGAA
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Done Leicester west ham palace and utd for 550 return pray form me lads

        1. sunzip14
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Cash out 😀

          1. TyroneGAA
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Fml

      4. Nabs Kebabs
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        lol ML rival...

        has Sterling(c) and Anderson + Pereira off the bench for Bennett and AWB off the bench for Kun.

      5. drughi
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        I hate this game sometimes, played Duffy for 3 weeks with scores of 1 1 1 and now benched him only to see silva get subbed in for the first time this season just to keep Duffy on the bench. Incredible bad luck I have in this game

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          exactly the same here. Chances are we aint seeing Duffy score again in a while by which time he's left our team. Can't catch a break this season

          1. drughi
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            just a lot of bad luck this season so far

      6. TallestJohn
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        With Aguero having a contract until 2021, how long will Gabriel Jesus' development be stifled? Great for City to have both and Aguero undoubtedly deserves to be first choice but Jesus would surely improve more by playing every week

        1. We Will Klopp you
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          When/if he becomes better than Aguero. The drop off between Aguero & Jesus in quality is massive.

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

          Jesus is awful.

          Almost as bad as the mythical one.

          1. Hits from the Bong
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Something something crosses.

          2. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Being coached by Pep > playing in a average team

          3. Elfozzie 42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Development 'stifled' is a bit of a stretch surely?
            Is it not possible he's just not at the same level in terms of quality or form as the other players around him and is getting a fair (or more than fair) amount of time considering the squad, results and a formation that has only 1 out and out forward?

            He's been used sparingly in the PL sure, but has still had 380 premier league minutes this year (equivalent of 4 and a bit matches) in a team that's creating the most chances of anyone and yet he's only scored 1 goal and 1 assist . The goal coming against Huddersfield in a 6-1 rollover. He's also getting time in the European matches and cup competitions.

            By nature City players rotate, Mahrez has had only c.580 minutes (4 goals, 1 assist), Sane c.680 (5 goals, 7 assists) and Aguero despite playing most games is routinely substituted (8 goals, 6 assists) from 955 minutes, almost a game less than Sterling on 1021 minutes (8 goals, 7 assists).

            1. TallestJohn
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              All fair points and I agree the other players are currently ahead of him on merit, but when he came in in 2017 he scored 7 in 10, then 13 in 29 last seaon. I don't think he'll ever be as good as Aguero but he seems to have regressed since he came in.

              I barely watch Brazil but he looked sluggish at the World Cup and only has 3 in 11 for them this year after getting 8 in 13 in the two years beforehand.

        3. TAT
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Kun not playing means Ville Rönkä gets triple West Ham (F. Anderson, Balbuena, Arnie).

          1. Numb
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            He knows. He just knows.

            1. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Definitely. Salah hat trick incoming, no doubt.

          2. JWilson3
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Who is this Ville Ronka enigma?

            1. drughi
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              A fpl bot

            2. TAT
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              The Pep of FPL.

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            What is his id?

          4. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            did not even do a trade. Lost a ft.

            He is finnish ed.

        4. Mcgugan
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          When will we find out about the Sane assist, and will he get baps if he gets it?

        5. thunder_mike
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          So one of Sterling or Sane will probably get rested midweek, safest bet to get Dilva first?

          1. Pieterke30
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Or both to really end my life

        6. S.Kuqi
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          What are Sterling non owners doing. Getting him for Watford or wait?

          1. drughi
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            he won't start against Watford

          2. sully29
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Wait. Too likely to be rotated this week, then has a tough game.

            1. Pieterke30
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Indeed but I see him score at the Bridge

              Happy to have him anyway. Pity I didnt captain

          3. Sarri, not Sarri
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            54 points in the last 5 games. Only gonna go up in price, just how much.

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

            This is why I got him this week.

            There’s never a time to get him where you won’t be nervous about rotation. Just bite the bullet ASAP.

          5. Messiah Hazard
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            I knee jerked him already. Likely a 0.3m rise till Tuesday

          6. mgilbert86
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            just get him, always an excuse in fpl it seems to not get him in

          7. TallestJohn
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            I don't have any plans to get him in anyway. Only have Aguero from City at the moment, just held off getting Sane this week which I feel I got away with.

            Aguero might become Kane soon but I'd rather structure my squad to be able to have the likes of Kane, Auba, Hazard, Mane, maybe even Salah if I want them. Would rather have Sane or Silva.

        7. Rainer
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Andersons late goal pushes Fabianksi down to a BAP & Balbuena out of them.

          1. Bolivian Seaman
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            cost me 2 points

          2. Sarri, not Sarri
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            It was glorious. I turned off by then only to see text cast say he scored

          3. sunzip14
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            got both so didn't matter for me

        8. el polako
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          How come fatty is playing and Martial is benched ?

          1. Sánchez
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Need Martial fresh for Arsenal midweek

        9. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          That idiot and the scumbags derailing my week.

        10. XabiAlonso
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          9k > 18k
          FML

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            where do you check this?

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              livefpl.net/rank

            2. SMEE_HEEE
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              fpl live (ragabolly)

        11. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Townsend could be a good punt for a couple of weeks. Playing very centrally and usually goes on a bit of a run before doing nothing for 6 months.

        12. MGD
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Martial get out of my team....... horror GW

        13. mgilbert86
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          martial, aguero -> f anderson, kane?

        14. Bat Man
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 19 days ago

          I know everyone has the hots for Kane right now. Aguero our today means he plays for sure next game. Given the amount of rotation that is kicking in, does it really make sense to burn a transfer from Aguero to Kane when the former will play? Especially if you can use your other free transfer elsewhere in your team?

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            I think Aguero sellers will get burnt over the next couple of gws

          2. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            Thigh strain

          3. DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 19 days ago

            I was going to but not now.

          4. Hits from the Bong
              6 months, 19 days ago

              But they’re away games so Aguero won’t turn up anyway.

            • Lazaretti
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Thinking of this. Aguero has been bad in away games.

          5. Niho992
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Need Salah goal and Hazard blank. Too unrealistic I know

            • Numb
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Big Daddy top 10k 27 average so far from 5 played

            • TaiwanHC
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              6 out of 6 so far but no hauls.

              AWB, Wilson, Doherty, Arnautovic, Maddison, Fabianski

              You?

              1. diesel001
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                6 from 7 - Fab, AWB, Doherty, Arnie, Sterling, Jimenez. Laporte the only let down

            • Railwayman
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              What is wrong with the BPS system, Sterling lost the ball 3-5 times in 1vs1 situations and yet he has 37 BPS ?

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Because they had to give sane's points to someone else

              2. Rainer
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                3 dispossessions, so -3. Winning goal, so +3.

                1. Railwayman
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 19 days ago

                  When you look at the detailed points you will notice he has no point deductions at all.

                  1. Rainer
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 19 days ago

                    Anewpla? They take info straight from the FPL website.

                    Post game deductions wont appear there for a while.

                    His FT BPS is 37, he'll lose 3 for deductions buy gain 3 for the winning goal.

              3. Bookkeeper
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Also shots missed and saved. FPL needs to be under new management. Sky fantasy football calling out.

            • Lucackadoodledoo
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Jesus blanked and Aguero rested. Gotta keep him for watford

            • MrFrodo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Who was thinking of transferring out Aguero for Kane? Are you still planning on doing it considering it's more likely he will start against Watford with Jesus starting this one.

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

                I think I’m gonna just do it.

                Like to get in early and aguero away from home etc.

                1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 19 days ago

                  I want to get Kane and keep Aguero. Possibly Arnie to Kane and seriously downgrade Hazard

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

                    I’d like both. But I want Sane and Sterling so gonna go for aguero exit. Kane is the spurs value, Sterling Sane and Ederson the city value.

              2. fr3ddy
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Of course, why would I want Aguero away to Watford

              3. We Will Klopp you
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Nah, keeping him for the next couple of gws, better late than early with Kane. Salah captain next week & if Kane goes nuts, I'll eat humble pie & get him in.

              4. AzzaroMax99
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Kane @home is better than Kun away, but in my case I'll have to do it with a hit. I have 2 days to decide but it is tempting,

                1. MrFrodo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 19 days ago

                  And Kane has Southampton, i think i'm going to do it.

              5. Jurgen Flopp
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Done last night

            • Inazuma X1
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 19 days ago

              Gundogan to get 3 bonus?

              1. Rainer
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 19 days ago

                Should do.

                1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
                  • 8 Years
                  6 months, 19 days ago

                  Sterling still to have winning goal bps added