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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. Irbox ⚽
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    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

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    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

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

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

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      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

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    4. Ghost Gooner
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Crashed due to demand

  2. Atom&Humber
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Was planning on selling Wilson but now not so sure. Incredible value

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Same with Fraser

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah, same here...might want to change my plans

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

      Decided during he week I am keeping both and they are makin that decision easier.

      1. Atom&Humber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah got both and leaning towards that too

  3. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Funny enough, I have Kiko coming off the bench if Laporte doesn't come on...let's go...Watford?!

  4. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Oh my word, Laporte!
    Safe to say forget about city defenders due to rotation?

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

      Ederson for me, set and forget.

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

    Richarlison has a couple more weeks for Bournemouth’s fixtures to clear up, not that it seems to matter. 3 consecutive blanks since I got him, I’ll be going back to Fraser gladly soon.

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

      did the exact same thing and am also regretting it!

  6. Conor McGregor
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Sterling the only attacking forward on the bench so should see some minutes.

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      if they don't go up by 2-3 goals that is

    2. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Foden if they are winning.

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

    Arnie and Dilva lets bang some in lads

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

    Camarasa shooting into the sky

  9. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    If Wilson cost 11.0m then everyone would have..

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      He’ll be 7.5-8.0 next season

      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Too pricey for me then

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 13 days ago

          Easy reel in that one.

    2. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      people would be putting the C on him aswell!

      1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        We already putting C on him no?

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

        Did not have the balls. Went Sterling C and VC Wilson and looking at that bench I think Sterling gets minutes.

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

    Cairney at 4.8.

    Talk to me lads

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

    I mean seriously, no one has Mark's team link?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Id 4668

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Use the Hall of Fame.

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

        Thanks both you are lovely lads

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

    Which combo is better next 2-3 GWs:
    A) Salah Auba
    B) Sterling Auba
    C) Sterling Kane

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

      A

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

    Rough with the smooth already : had Fraser and Wilson before WC and only Brooks after WC

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      brooks might still do something.

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

        Hopefully

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

    FAnderson + Arnie link up close.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Wow, have them both.

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

      Long may it continue. Felipe is my Salah replacement

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

    Antonio plays like possessed

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

    Need Arnie brace asap

  17. faux_C
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Just looked at the scores.

    Wilson (c) :smug:

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

      Well done wish I had

  18. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Chances of Barkley starting?

  19. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Happy Wilson (C) and Fraser owner 🙂

  20. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Bring Sterling on you useless Pip

  21. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Komps hammy twang in few mins?

    Only kidding of course.

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

    Snodgrass hates Arnie like the rest of us

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

    Have a bad feeling about the Sané (C)…

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Who scored

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

        0-0 in that game so far.

  24. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    GOAL Bourne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Mahrez or Jesus on pens today?

  26. BrockLanders
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    FRASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEERRRR!!

  27. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    People actually sold Fraser ?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Nope

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

    FRASERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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

    OMG

  30. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Fraser my boy

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

      Wilson assist as well