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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
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

  2. Kuyt Hero
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Mic
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Keep eye on prices but if needed do it

    2. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Kuyt Hero
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers lads

  3. Spiders in Diapers
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    A. Aguero to kane

    B. Martial to anderson

    C. A+B -4

    1. Kuyt Hero
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

  4. BenDavies
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days 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
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. GoonSquad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days 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
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Neither

  6. TAT
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 18 days 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
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 18 days ago

        Sterling as striker, perhaps?

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days 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.

  7. GoonSquad
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

  8. mgilbert86
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    lolkaku

  9. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Martial salah
    To
    Sterling and sane (-4)

  10. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. TheGman
      6 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. GoonSquad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      If healthy...

      Arnie
      Wilson
      Jimmy

  11. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days 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.

  12. TheGman
    6 months, 18 days 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
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      Dunk to Keane or Digne.

      1. TheGman
        6 months, 18 days ago

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

        1. GoonSquad
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 18 days ago

          Attacking potential for insists. I went Keane.

  13. wulfranian
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Armstrong goal

  14. Over Midwicket
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    What the heck is Armstrong?

  15. GoonSquad
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    ManU lose to SOU = Mou sacked?

  16. Over Midwicket
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 18 days ago

    Jammy Kun (c) Cedric (vc) managers

    1. GanonTEK
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 18 days ago

      My cousin has Cedric. Jammy!

  17. Udo
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 17 days ago

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

  18. Zebrahimović
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 17 days ago

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