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Sterling and Laporte benched as Guardiola rings changes

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) has been benched for the third time this season as Pep Guardiola rang the changes for Manchester City’s trip to Watford.

That will be of huge frustration to those who have signed him off the back of his recent incredible form.

However, the England international was not the only important player left on the bench by Guardiola with ever-present Aymeric Laporte (£6.1m) named there for the first time this season.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and Vincent Kompany (£5.2m) were the two that came in for them.

Elsewhere in the side there was a return for Kyle Walker (£6.5m) and Fabian Delph (£5.3m) at full-back and David Silva (£8.7m) in midfield.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) and Leroy Sané (£9.4m) kept their places in the attacking line.

Opponents Watford made just one change to the side that lost to Leicester with the suspended Etienne Capoue (£5.1m) replaced by Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.5m).

In the earlier kick-offs David Brooks (£5.1m) returned to the Bournemouth side while Laurent Depoitre (£5.2m) replaced the suspended Steve Mounié (£5.8m) for Huddersfield.

Crystal Palace named an unchanged side from the one which beat Burnley while Glenn Murray (£6.7m) came back in for Brighton.

Finally, Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) was named on the bench for West Ham while Felipe Anderson (£7.1m) and Marko Arnautovic (£7.2m) both start.

The Line-Ups

Bournemouth XI: Begovic; Daniels, Aké, S Cook, Francis; Fraser, Lerma, L Cook, Brooks; King, Wilson

Huddersfield XI: Lossl, Kongolo, Billing, Zanka, Schindler, Hogg, Hadergjonaj, Durm, Mooy, Pritchard, Depoitre.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Pröpper, Bissouma, Izquierdo; Groß; Murray.

Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Kouyaté, Milivojevic, Meyer; Townsend, Zaha.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Antonio, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Felipe Anderson; Chicharito, Arnautovic.

Cardiff City XI: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson; Camarasa, Ralls, Arter, Hoilett; Paterson.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, D. Silva, B. Silva, Sane, Mahrez, Jesus.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucouré, Chalobah; Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney, Success.

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2,957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    3+ game for Duffy.

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I have Duffy 🙁

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Wilson 16 returns in 15 games and counting
    Fraser 11

    Safe to say they will not be costing a combined 11.0 next year

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Hopefully more sell before Liverpool like they have in previous weeks 🙂

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Yep. Attacking returns away to Man City is a good gauge of their capability

  4. Red Star Toro
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    cheers duffy thank you

  5. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    lol duffy sent off 😀 classic

  6. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    OMG Duffy RED Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  7. Demigod Mendy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Did Duffy actually punch the ref? Lol

  8. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Bench Duffy last GW.
    Play him this. Lol

    1. hafakilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Snap, cruel game

    2. LarryDuff
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Same :/

    3. JJO
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      +1

  9. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    For god sake, Ryan clean sheet will go again now....

  10. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    17/2 any good?

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    This GW is already more exciting than the last two combined.

  12. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Duffy nice one....

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Murray going off 🙁

  14. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    murray coming off injured

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Might it have something to do with Duffy being sent off ?

  15. Rich F
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I feel the wilson and Fraser love is overblown in this moment. Meh.

  16. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Duffy sent off? Oh dear unlucky owners

  17. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Watching the game, definite red for Duffy, well deserved,

  18. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Who’s been Duffed? 🙂

  19. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I couldn't afford Duffy as my makeweight, phew!

  20. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Brighton GOAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Garlana
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    No Bournemouth and Duffy red card...fml

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Gross off
    Balogun on before 30'

  23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Duffy going to jail

  24. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Damn Ryan CS will go now

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    WTF Duffy

  26. Bialystrzelec
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Did Fraser to Sane. Ehh.

  27. MTPockets
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    oh ffs

  28. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    AWB looking great for me...

  29. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Duffy -2 and reduced Murray’s chances. Booooo.

  30. JJO
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Fak this faking shitt
    I quit

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Lol