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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. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sane assist

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      wasn't crazy then

  2. Dannyb
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Get in Sane

  3. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I used to own Vardy and Bilva

  4. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Burnley conceade again

  5. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Damn! Wrong Silva

  6. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I think Sane might get the assist

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Even with the deflection?

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If it was KDB it would be given anyway. 😉

  7. Dannyb
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Let the floodgates open

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sane lost possession but probably gets the assist.

  9. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Zinchenko is really, really good. Cannot believe the strength in depth of this City team.

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      *KDB

      1. tm245
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        *Jr

  10. BenDavies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Surely this is a sick joke from God with Snodgrass and Chicha involved, the two most irrelevant Hammers attackers?

    1. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      As a Arnie and Anderson owner, who had Wilsonand Fraser last week with exactly the same grievance (Brooks & King linking up for their goal), I hear you.

  11. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Meyer!

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lansky

  12. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Fluke assist

  13. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Is that an fpl assist ? I’m not so sure

  14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    God dammit Bournemouth could you not last more than 15 mins FFS

    1. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Every team bar Liverpool just rolls over to city through pure fear, it's pathetic really

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I have a feeling Chelsea will play well, Hazard masterclass

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        It genuinely is pathetic - Lyon showed they are human - English teams are just dead before they take to the pitch

  15. TAT
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Should have VC'ed Sané…

  16. Regin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Danr assist? He is my vc as aguero not playing he will be my captain.

    1. Regin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sane assist?

  17. Baked baines
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Have Mitro for his 5 blanks, take him out and he scores a brace!
    Had Vardy for his 4 blanks, take him out and miss his 2 goals!
    Can’t catch a break!

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Same here

  18. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Assist not given ffs

    1. Samwise the Brave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It wasn't a shot from Sane, FPL assist rules are "flexible" so I think he'll get it

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Cracking finish from Bernardo.

    Went for Sterling (C) Sane (vc). Come on Sterling!

  20. McDog
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sterling out, Bilva in

    1. mdm
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I would wait till the end of the match... might get injured or sent off

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wrong Silva. Eurgh.

    At least Sterling hasn’t scored yet

  22. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    wtf! Where is Sane assist?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Take your blinkers off

    2. Nascimento
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lol no way we’re getting that

    3. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sane never touched it. Begovic assist.

  23. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Tasty pass from Zinchenko

  24. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    No sane assist? 🙁

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wasn't an assist - came off the keeper

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That doesn't mean it can't be an assist.

  25. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    He lost possession. I’ll be shocked if Sane gets that.

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It's the same as a shot.

      1. Samwise the Brave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not if his touch was off target/not even close to the goal. Can't be a pass with intended target since the keeper played it

  26. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Zinchenko > de Bruyne

  27. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Mark is Sane non owner

  28. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    No assisy

  29. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Take everyone off Now Pep, it’s over

  30. KGFC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Sane doesn't get the assist! 🙁