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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. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    dynamic duo

  2. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    BOOM!!

  3. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    FTASERRRRRRRRRR BEAUTYYYYY

  4. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson assist for Fraser...brilliant!!!

  5. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Selling Fraser for Maddison and overlooking Wilson due to Bournemouth "bad" fixtures was biggest mistake of the season. Looks like it's soon time to amend mistake.

    1. Ravager
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Went Arnie over Wilson due to their fixtures. Think it's my major error this season

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Damn Fraser + Wilsonnnn

  7. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    That's disappointing.....

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      *beautiful

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson Fraser combo, why not Captained!!!

  9. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson party 😎

  10. Totalfootball
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wow

  11. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Fraser !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. makaveli123
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Get in

  13. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson assist!

  14. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Imagine selling these two fine cherries!?

  15. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Brighton Peno !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Nooooo

  16. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Yes that’s it lads!!

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Damn, sold Fraser on Wildcard 🙁

    1. Elly88 > Jammy Fox 33-37
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Assist right there

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Glad I held off my WC.. Would have sold Fraser and Wilson based on upcoming fixtures

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      Haha I bought them for the upcoming. Fixtures

      1. _sidney_will
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 days ago

        Same, mainly for this Fixture!

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Ow Lawrdy!

  20. Elly88 > Jammy Fox 33-37
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Callum and Fraser again

  21. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson mannnn

  22. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson! Love it!

  23. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Why Wilson involved in everything... hate them ffs

  24. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Pen to Brighton

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 15 days ago

      bugger

  25. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Get Wilson or Auba? Got Fraser

  26. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Can't believe I lost Fraser and wilson on WC for Brooks what a nightmare

  27. skeyrd
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    there are more goals in this game for Wilson and Fraser....that counterattack looks devastating

  28. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Keeping Fraser and buying Wilson on WC could be the best.fpl.decision I've made in a while 🙂

  29. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    wow

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 15 days ago

    Points for everyone!