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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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Had Fraser and Wilson earlier, got Brooks on WC fml

  2. 420king
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Strange feeling this, first time Wilson owner and for one round only too....

  3. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Haven’t owned Wilson this season but happy fraser owner

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Who did you Captain ?

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson!!! Score a hatty please

  5. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Nearly sold Wilson prior to the Etihad, ended up playing him instead.

  6. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Fraser/Wilson essential

  7. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Tonight's gonna be a good night

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson is as essential as it can get.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      This

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Points for everyone though with Fraser/Wilson, need the differentials to step up this GW!

  10. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Well done Wilson Cappers

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Thank You

      1. Ady87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Good shout mate you nearly convinced me too.

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Fraser first on bench waiting for a Sterling no show now. Gonna be a long game.

    1. 420king
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Why?!

  12. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Fraserrrrr yah beautyyyyy

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Yeeeeeaaaaaah!

  13. F_Ivanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Whoever said to bring in Wilson for Jiminez.... I wish I'd listened 🙁 Oh well, least Fraser got the assist.

  14. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Antonio touch in the box. Come on mate!

  15. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    No Wilson ruining my GW...

  16. Crouching Tiger
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Cheers community, took the hint and didn't captain Sterling. Let's go Kane.

  17. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    How do people not have Wilson, he’s an FPL budget monster with no sign he was slowing. Essential!

    1. J T
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Arnie

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Went arni over Wilson as have fraser. Could be worse

  19. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson seems to be seasonkeeper...scores against anyone

    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Huddlesfield....

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Cough* Huddersfield

  20. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Why did I bother bringing in Kane, should have just captained Wilson like my rival

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    So, who on EARTH is price rising tonight???

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      We'll know after the games tonight

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Wilson

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      WC
      Lovely week you are going to have mate. Enjoy to the fullest 😉

  22. WE GO FOR IT
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson is the gift that keeps giving. What. A. Player.

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    King close, Fraser ball in.

  24. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    And I was ignoring Fraser since I had Wilson. Ok and the fact that he disappointed me 2 years ago when I bought him

  25. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Brooks come on!

  26. TAT
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Need to get Wilson ASAP.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Ship has sailed

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 13 days ago

        nOOOOOOOOooooo!

      2. kraftwerk
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Been hearing that for weeks

  27. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson owner but really pissed with Fraser A

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Well so be it. I am in same boat

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Why? Wilson has outscored him basically all season.

  28. Greek Shamrocks
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Glad I never sold Wilson since GW5.

  29. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    (Bottomed and new article)

    I need to save £1.0m to do Jiminez -> Aubameyang tonight. How can I save £1.0m?

    Stones -> AWB?
    Trade down Fraser?
    Something else - HELP PLEASE !!

    Squad is
    Fabricio, Fabianski
    Alonso, Robertson, Trippier, Doherty, Stones
    Eriksen, F Anderson, Martial, Kenedy, Fraser
    Kane, Arnautovic, Jiminez

    1. Greek Shamrocks
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      stones best choice from the lot.

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    I was thinking to do Wilson to Auba. Now in doubt. Maybe Arnie to Auba is better choice. Wilson is a beast.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah I planned Wilson to Auba. I might still do it