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Sterling benched as Aguero returns to Man City bench

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) has been benched for the third home match this season as Manchester City host Everton this lunch-time.

The midfielder was considered a strong captain candidate for Gameweek 17 but was given a second rest in the last three league matches.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) takes his place on the right flank while Leroy Sané (£9.5m) retained his berth on the left.

Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) leads the line once again while Sergio Aguero (£11.2m) was named among the substitutes, alongside a returning Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m).

Everton have gone with three at the back with Yerry Mina (£5.4m), Michael Keane (£5.1m) and Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) all in the starting line-up.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.3m) comes in to lead the attack with Richarlison (£7.1m) in a midfield role.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Gündogan, Laporte, Delph, Sané, Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Otamendi, Jesus.

Everton XI: Pickford; Mina, Zouma, Keane; Digne, Sigurdsson, Gomes, Coleman; Bernard, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

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1,881 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maarrrr17
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Lol

    1. Fantastisk
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Nice.

      • Warblers Fear Satan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        What a thoughtful and insightful comment.

    2. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Ville Ronka again burnt a transfer and he is insisting on keeping Siggy. I don't get it

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        He's better at this than you, simple.

        1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I wanna know his principles. Of course he is better

          1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            He also has 3.2m itb. He could have gone Sane

      2. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Siggy recent performances have warranted more points than he's actually achieved. Although, im guessing he'll be off pens from now on, so that's a considerable let down for his owners

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It was a great save, not a poorly taken penalty.

          1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            maybe, although I just don't think he's that confident at taking pens. Against both Watford and Fulham he just tried to put it down the middle, instead of committing to a side.

      3. thischarmingman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Who's that?

        1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          The best hidden FPL manager of all time

      4. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        hung over

      5. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        He's Finnished.

        1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He’s not Finnished he’s only 28

          1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            greatest phone in ever

          2. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            #AnttiNiemi4Scotland

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Quality

      6. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        trying to rise few spots by making less transfers #tactical

      7. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Is pretty weird

      8. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Siggy is a good player and this (mci) is his only tough fixture for a while (even TOT is a fixture they could score in). He probably expects Siggy to bounce back.

      9. Sasquatch Slayer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Maybe life happened and he missed the deadline .

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          What is life?

          1. Sasquatch Slayer
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Will have to consult someone not on here

          2. DaniCT
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Don t hurt me..

    3. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling, some on for a hat trick or don't come on at all!

    4. Fantastisk
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So who regrets Salah to Sterling?

        1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          not those who did it early enough

        2. thischarmingman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Took the advice on here and sat still - thanks!

        3. Daniel - juuuhuuu
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hands up

        4. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not really its a long term move. Ive got Kun in as well as they are the two most prolific players in the most explosive team in the league. Marsthon not a sprint

        5. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          sterling leading by 2pts since I sold him, so no regrets yet...

        6. Long ball Larry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not those who did it more than 2 weeks ago

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It's been a pisstake tbh!

          Salah hadn't scored more than 1 goal in a game before Bournemouth & Raz had been in wonderful form.

          The week you switch (Wildcard - wasn't those moves in isolation) it all goes pear-shaped.

          People banging on about Salah's form were not so loud before Bournemouth and Sterling was in every WC RMT here.

          I can deal with a benching but the omnipotence some people think they have on here really is a drag.

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Got 8 of the Scout Picks (No Foster, Davies, Jimenez). Watch my team crash and burn now.....

      • Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        If you burn transfer 2times keep Siggy and have 3.2m itb you are one of the great ... apparently

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Why have you come back?

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Or he missed the deadline twice?

          1. Brosstan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            lol

        3. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Why "apparently"? His history and current rank don't lie.

          1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yeah yeah
            No question

      • Drogo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Pep either has a beef with Sterling, or with me.

        1. Long ball Larry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Or knows how to manage a team

        2. GanonTEK
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I think he picks balls out of a machine like the lottery 1hr before kickoff

      • BON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I pray that Sterling comes on for the last 10 minutes and gets 1 point to punish all the people who laughed at Kane (C)'s last week.

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I’m with you on this.

        2. Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I hope he comes on and scores. For me. For my team.

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Red card cameo hopefully.

        4. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          what about those who didnt laugh? and this world talks about justice...

        5. Hurry Can
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I hv Sterling but non-captainer

        6. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          That's your MO isn't it, being negative and laughing at other people

          You're in good company with them

        7. ZaZaZu
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Come on Bon, its Christmas! Leave the trolling for a week

        8. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I'm down for that.

          Laughed at Kane captainers and get to laugh at Sterling captainers.

        9. Fred54
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not many captained Sterling though.

        10. Rage Against The Raheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Why so bitter mate? And why do people feel the need to laugh at others so much? Doesn't bother me, just find it odd. Can't we all just get along lol.

      • GanonTEK
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I was so sure Sané would be rested. Glad I have him though. Here's hoping he does well.

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          You're hoping one of your players does well?!

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bit strange innit.

          2. GanonTEK
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I do that every week. Positivity!

          3. altan8797
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            yes he does, whats so wrong about saying it?!?

        2. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Me too. I own three city mids and was convinced it would be sane to give way

      • Hurry Can
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Who's here captain Salah? 🙂

        1. GanonTEK
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Me! 🙂

      • Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Just spoke to Ville Ronka. He confirms he was smashed last night and missed the deadline.

        Otherwise he would've done Siggy to Andre Gomes.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Arrrrrrr

        2. Hurry Can
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He would have done Siggy > Masuaku. Nice fixture he said

      • TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Looks like its certainly a Sterling v Mahrez situation now. Sane is the safer option

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          This only clear this week?

        2. Long ball Larry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sterling and Mahrez can both play the same time, sterling plays on the left too

      • Al Moon Yeah
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sterling (C) and Kane non owner. No sure I even want to watch the city game as Sane Mahrez will probably haul. Everyone in my mini league has Kane and captained them. Feels like he's going to get 20+ pts. Gonna need a mega couch for that game.

      • Silecro
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Brighton - Chelsea 1:2, murray goal, haz goal and assist
        Southampton - Arsenal 1:3, Lacabloodclat brace from bench in second half,auba goal and asist
        United - Liverpool 2:2, rash, kaku, salah, milner pen

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          if only it was that simple

        2. Hurry Can
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          keep dreaming

          1. Silecro
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Not wishing, its just my prediction, dont even have most of this players

      • GrantShane
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Already toying with a WC for next week. Thoughts on this squad?

          Allison
          Alonso Kola VVD
          Sterling KDB Pereyra Fraser
          Kane Mitro Jiménez

          (Hamer AWB Snoddy Schindler)

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            See what happens this GW and take it from there.

          2. Hurry Can
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Just one of KdB or Sterling. Dont trust the fraud

            1. GrantShane
                1 month, 4 days ago

                It’s more to try get at least one. I’ve been contemplating using my WC for weeks now, and currently only owning Salah and Sterling of the heavy hitters is making me want to shake up my team

            2. Long ball Larry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Would wait on kdb, will take a while to build up game time after not playing a full game for so long

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I will only have got it half right , Eriksen will burn me

          4. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Have nothing to complain about this Man City squad. Just feels kinda weird that they used such a strong 11 in the dead rubber UCL match. To regain confidence after the Chelsea defeat? Really?

          5. Fantastisk
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Hearing reports that Siggy WILL score today. Villa Ronka knows.

            • Forza Papac
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Gundogan goal and max baps today.

              1. Hurry Can
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Then everyone will be dissapointed

              2. Bookkeeper
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                *Bsilva

            • Internal Error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Whats Kane's EO?

              1. Fantastisk
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  120%

                • Holmes
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  someone posted 120%

              2. altan8797
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                sterling owners keeping or selling? i think im gonna captain him vs palace

                1. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Captain next week

                  1. Hurry Can
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    This

              3. Sasquatch Slayer
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Put money on Siggy being in the points

                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  yep, I predict one point

              4. tambourineman
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Effective Ownership in top 10k for this game:
                Sterling 61.3
                Richarlison 39.9
                Sane 29.1
                Ederson 21.8
                Laporte 20.5

                No one else above 3%

                1. Fantastisk
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Beautiful.

                  • Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    sane not much high, good

                  • Whats the Huth
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Kane?

                    1. tambourineman
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      120.3
                      Doesn't play for City or Everton though

                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Anyone rage transferred Sterling out for a -4 ? Respect if so 🙂

                3. Fantastisk
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Sterling -> Siggy for free?

                  • Ady87
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Will be going back to Haz/Mane/Aguero with my tail between my legs soon. Dropped from 11k to 50k OR and have 3 flags today with Sterling benched. Excellent!

                    1. mir
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      At least it sounds to me like you went for it. As in gambled for a push into top 1k.

                  • Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Sterling captained by 10% of the top 10k

                    1. Team Cruel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Casuals

                    2. Bubz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      60% EO in top 10k

                    3. Woy_is_back
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Hoping for a 1 point cameo

                  • bluee
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Bilva owners unite!

                  • Jekori
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Just noticed my cup opponent wc-ed last week and has 7 same starters as me this week. same captain. Maybe my team isn't that bad after all. Who will win?

                    Him: Bellerin Salah Fraser Wilson (AWB 1st sub)
                    Me: Delph Pereira Sterling Auba (Snoddy 1st sub)

                  • Woy_is_back
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Rich will blank, 100%. I´m glad I went Kamara and AWB over him.

                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Too early to tell.