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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. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    This is unreal

    Wilson/Fraser win FPL

  2. Van der Faart
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Whoever advised me to get Fraser us a beautiful human being

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      You're welcome

  3. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Bournemouth boys are back

  4. Alex_thekid
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Sold Wilson before city not my best move

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Same here. To upgrade Schurrle to sane who now misses a dolly.

  5. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Keep doing what you're doing Fraser and Wilson, you wonderful dynamic duo!

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Congratulations to Wilson(TC)

  7. BigRedDog
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    I actually suck at FPL for not having Fraser or Wilson. Why oh why

    1. BigRedDog
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Yes Glen!!

  8. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Brighton pen, rip AW owners 🙁

  9. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    My ML rival is a guy on my team and we were deliberating Wilson all day but thought he might get a rest. He has him and Fraser with Kane(c) and I’ve got Sane(c). Squeaky bums all round.

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      RIP

  10. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Brighton GOal !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Crystal Cleanie gone

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    MOAR Bournmouth

  12. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Wilson and Fraser owner group hug!

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      *hug*

  13. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Antonio playing nice and high up the pitch

    Hope you all find the Antonio updates useful 😛

  14. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Jammy AWB bench points gone

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

    Ryan taking it?

  16. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    No Fraser and Wilson gameweek over!

  17. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 23 days ago

    I have Fraser, but my rival has Wilson and he captained him. Im screwed.

  18. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Please brooks!

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Murray G
    Izquiero A

  20. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    FFS Fraser vc. If only my vc got points last gw when I needed...

  21. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Think I’ll keep both Wilson and Fraser on WC. Such great value.

  22. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Fraser killing our rank 🙁

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Well thats us non Wilson & Fraser owner's GWs rekt

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      Yep! GW over. WC active

  24. Bunji
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Fraser you bloody beauty!

  25. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Van the Man no CS

  26. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    No way a pen to Brighton. BS!

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 23 days ago

      No way

  27. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    That wasn't a penalty

  28. Ghost Gooner
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    My bro captained Wilson 😯

  29. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    When you own Wan-Bissaka but you’re happy to see Brighton score because your rival also has him, as well as Tomkins. 😀

  30. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    Fraser my brooo!