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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. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Wilson and Fraser are this seasons Vardy and Mahrez.. Same starting price too

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Lol behave.

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

    Might have to buy Fraser again then

  3. BenDavies
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Arnie shot on target

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

    Wilson Fraser double up, you love to see it.

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

    AWB yah useless twerp...

  6. AnfieldLad
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    I’ve not owned a Bournemouth player all season hahaha I suck

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

    Bye bye AWB cleanies

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

    I have never said this on here before but omg
    They should have someone with surname starting with T
    Then we could call them WTF 🙂

  9. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    So glad I got Wilson in this week

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

    Loving everything :). Fraser in and got put AWB on bench

  11. Gonna mesut up
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Does anyone have any info on Robertson chances of starting? It seems like I need him benched....

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

      Methinks you'll be happy tomorrow. And I'm a Robertson owner.

      1. Gonna mesut up
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        That makes me feel a little calmer. Fraser innit.

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

    Arnie so close!!!

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      close is not good enough
      Wilson is going mental, we need a goal arnie!!

  13. wasp3000
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    I don't own any Bou players ffs

  14. mad_beer ✅
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Old Man Murray does it for me again!

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

    Disgraceful refereeing!

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

      Begins to even out all the Zaha dives so.

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

        Noob troll. Well publicised in the press that opposition teams hack him down.

  16. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Jesus has got a dicky ankle.

    Sterling on soon.

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

      Come on

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

    Sane bottled.

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

    Played Hennessy over Patricio and have WB first sub if Sterling doesn’t cameo.

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

    Darn....Sane denied 🙁

  20. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Sane close

  21. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Top 300 in the word and the only Bournemouth player I had was King for the first week or two.

    If only..

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

    Billing looks really decent for a £4.5 mid.

    1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Just transferred him out - that means goals for him incoming guaranteed

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Pure values.

  23. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Season keepers those two, ride the tough fixtures, enjoy the hauls

  24. wasp3000
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Sane miss

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

    Can't believe I was actually thinking of getting Wilson out for a hit yesterday.

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Murray too! Great first 30 mins of the gameweek!

  27. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    "Fraser sets up Wilson. Wilson sets up Fraser."

    I thought I was listening to en episode of Dad's Army at first.

    Just need Mrs Fox pop up now.

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      ruel?

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

    The scenes if id brought in Wilson for arni. But v good so far

  29. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 13 days ago

    Poor from Sane.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 13 days ago

      Great from Foster

      1. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 13 days ago

        Lol. It was going wide, defenders covering anyway.

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

    Palace Cleanies busted