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Aguero and Sané start for Man City as Sterling benched

Fantasy managers who put faith in Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) could be in for one of their most memorable Gameweeks.

The Manchester City forward has defied ‘Pep Roulette’ to start both matches of Double Gameweek 25, named on the team sheet to face Everton on Wednesday night.

The start comes after scoring 17 points in Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 win over Arsenal, in which Aguero scored a hat-trick.

Once again, we should expect a great divide between managers, depending which Manchester City options they backed.

Leroy Sané (£9.8m) comes back into the side after remaining an unused substitute at the weekend, but Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) travels in the opposite direction.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) is also named among the subsitutes.

Anyone invested in Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) will be encouraged to know that he has been deployed at left-back.

However, Pep Guardiola is not the only Premier League manager wreaking havoc with Fantasy teams, as Everton have also rotated for this fixture.

The Toffees two most popular Fantasy midfielders Richarlison (£6.8m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) both find themselves on the bench as Marco Silva goes for a 4-3-3 system.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Zouma, Keane, Kenny; Davies, Gueye, A Gomes; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott.

Man City XI: Ederson; Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker; D Silva, Gundogan, Fernandinho; Sané, Aguero, B Silva.

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4,140 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ouch. After a great first day, none of my remaining premiums (Auba, Sane, Salah(c), Robbo) delivered at all - hopes up, then hopes dashed. Crappy OR drop.

    Bit of a meh GW not owning Aguero or Laporte. On to the next!

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep I hear ya mate. Dropped to OR 3094. Sané killed me.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It's tough when you have no luck in this game

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Better than me haha! 1800 start of the week, 1003 by Saturday night and now 4000.

        Granted that still is nothing to be ashamed of but annoying nonetheless

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You're just ahead of the curve, no one will want to own them in a couple of weeks.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice way to think of it I suppose lol. Yeah it would have been for this week only for me anyway

    3. Boxwoods
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pretty well sums it up.
      Only saving grace here that my ML rival (and Aguero owner) also capped Mo, so lead intact.

  2. Gentlemens club
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Aguero to Auba for free?

    Fab
    TAA Robbo Doherty AWB
    Son Salah Pogba
    Rash Aguero* Jimenez

    Rich/Digne/Diangana

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      yes imo

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep do it

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Its what I'm doing so yes from me

    4. Gentlemens club
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Allright! Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

  3. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    GTG? 1FT and tempted to bring in Mane for -4 but i feel like saving and rearranging the team for BGW. Thanks guys

    Patricio
    Robbo Doherty AWB Bednarek
    Salah Pogba Son Sane
    Jimi Rash

    Guaita TAA Dilva Barnes

  4. Niho992
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Laca or Auba IMO and why Auba?

    Europa League starts next week and who will play there what you think?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Laca ya would think will play more mins if not all of them.

      Auba

      1. Niho992
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thx for response.

        Hmm i think EL is only chance for Arsenal to play CL and maybe they will play in strongest line up there.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Maybe, but youd still bank on Auba being the main man for premier league.

          1. Niho992
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yeah. Im still undecided. If i bring Laca then i can keep Sterling

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Laca will only cause heartache imo mate.

              1. Niho992
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I know. He was my C vs Huddersfield when he subbed of at HT. Lol.

  5. MidTableFantasy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who would you rather have in (other player would be a fodder): Anderson or Lacazette?

    1. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Laca. Great next 3 fixtures.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Neither can be fodder. They cost too much

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Oh you mean 2nd unnamed player is fodder

  6. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    GTG guys? Would appreciate another set of eyes...

    Etheridge
    Doherty, Bednarek, AWB
    Salah (c), Son, Pogba, Sterling
    Rashford, Jimi, Lacazette

    Boruc, Jota, Digne, TAA

    Considered -4 for Sterling > Mane but not worth it in my mind and get mane in post Utd?

    Appreciate any advice!

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      G2G

    2. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah. TAA should be fit too. GTG.

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hmmm ok, so would you play TAA over Bed or AWB?

        1. Niho992
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I would. Im going to bench AWB and play Bednarek.

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yep with Awb first sub

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Ok cheers guys! Bed and TAA it is! Hope he gets a start and doesn’t just come on for a 30 min run out!

  7. ZICO SENNA
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ooooo first time this season with Auba in my squad.

    Team look GTG?

    Patricio
    Robertson - Doherty - TAA
    Sane - Pogba - Salah - Son
    Rashford - Jiminez
    ______________________________
    Button: Digne, AWB, Camarasa

    Salah or Auba for captain, undecided as yet.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      G2G. Salah C

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers man, yeah inevitibly probs will be Salah, maybe even TC considering Bou Away form and injuries.

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Save TC for double GW mate imo

    2. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I dont see Auba

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        oh crap haha!

        Patricio
        Robertson - Doherty - TAA
        Sane - Pogba - Salah - Son
        Rashford - Jiminez - Auba
        ______________________________
        Button: Digne, AWB, Camarasa

    3. Gentlemens club
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Very nice, GTG.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks GC

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      AWB first on bench

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah that's good actually cheers man

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      salah c for me

  8. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kun or Auba-4 ?

    1. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kun.

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Auba

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Auba

    4. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would you take a hit to field a team the week after? If so do it now, if not save it a week.

    5. MidTableFantasy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Auba

    6. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Edging auba -4.Same situation

  9. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ready for GW26? 1.7 in the kitty

    Fabianski
    Robbo Digne Doherty
    Salah (c) Pogba Son Richarlison
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    Button Laporte Højbjerg Bennett

    1. Gentlemens club
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks good, maybe Laporte instead of Rich/Digne

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If play Laporte over Digne

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      bennett has a great fixture

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best 4.5 defender?

    Have Wan-Bissaka and R Bennett already

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bed?

    2. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Schar

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        is he nailed?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Seems so

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      tomkins

  11. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    After the blank, up until GW31 - would you rather have

    A) Aguero in a 3-4-3 (WHU, bou, WAT)
    B) Hazard in a 3-5-2 (TOT, ful, WOL)

    Bearing in mind Hazard's greater security to start and play 90 minutes of course.

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Keep an eye on Vardy as well, great fixtures those 3 weeks. Hazard probably due to security of starts.

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks. I do have my eye on Pereira or Chilwell for those fixtures, but I don't think Vardy is worth that much.

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Depends on your chip strategy but I'm likely to have all three for the blanks.

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hazard as think Higuain will change him

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Oh Leroy....

    Please haul this weekend now.

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes to stick it to all those 150k who transferred him out

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Indeedy!!

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can’t see him playing more than 15mins vs Chelsea

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why??

        1. Niho992
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Cause he was so bad vs Newcastle and Everton and he was awful in first game vs Chelsea this season. I dont see him starting.

      2. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Agree he will go Sterling and KDB

        1. Reiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This.

  13. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Why was Siggy benched? Do we think he'll start against Watford?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think Silva went for more work rate vs City, and part of him will have wanted to rest his players for the Watford game which is almost a must win.

      1. JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers - good insight.

  14. seewhyaxe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    morning dz.

    Disappointed but not surprised with a cameo earlier from Sterling. TCed used and got 87 pts.

    I used my ft to do Hazard -> Sterling.

    But if I didn't do Hazard -> Sterling, my captain or TC would be 100% on Sane. I guess that works both ways.

    How's ur gw 25?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not great, but I'm not too peeved. It could easily have worked out differently.

      Hazard > KdB(c) saved the other FT.

      Had Sterling and Sané too so all eggs in one midfield basket. Would've captained Sterling if I'd kept Hazard. But I genuinely thought KdB would do well, and he did, but just didn't get the breaks in the Arsenal game.

  15. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Play which GK?

    A. Guaita

    B. Foster.

    Cheers

    1. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends will you play WB. If not then A.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        why does that matter?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like Foster home to Everton. He's playing well.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a

  16. Niho992
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ederson
    Bednarek-VvD-Doherty
    Salah(C)-Son-Sterling-Pogba-Richa
    Jimenez-Rash

    Hamer-WB-Pereira-Kamara

    1 FT and 2.8 ITB

    I have some blankers for GW 27.

    Kamara and Sterling OUT
    Auba and 4.3-7.1 MID IN or something else

    I would apreciate your thoughts.

  17. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Twenty years ago on 6 February 1999, Solskjær came off the bench to score four against Nottingham Forest. Anyone captained him that GW?

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes in my play by mail fantasy football that arrived through my letter box every Thursday.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      My son scored a hat-trick and 5 assists in futsal last weekend. Wish I could captain him instead of my FPL team!

  18. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Good to go and correct bench/captain?

    Lloris (Speroni)
    Doherty, Laporte, Wan-Bissaka, Bednarek (Digne)
    Salah (vc), Pogba, Sterling (Richarlison) (Hayden)
    Aubameyang, Rashford, Jimenez

    Thank you!

    1. Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Aubameyang (c)

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'd captain Salah, but I can understand the Aubameyang pick.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      id captain sal

  19. MidTableFantasy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Alisson + Duffy
    B) Ryan + van Dijk

    Oddly enough Duffy has three more goals and one less assist than VVD

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B.

  20. davies
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Aguero > Auba (-4)

    A) This week
    B) Next week

    It will be for a hit either way...

    1. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A. He may repay the hit before next week.

  21. Lignja
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone tha still think Sane is good pick and planing to keep and bech gw27?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've sold for Son, and opting to keep Sterling and KdB. If you have Son already, then maybe worth keeping but I do prefer KdB at the same price.

  22. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Evening DZ

    Given that I don't have a 2nd WC to prepare my squad for BB in a DGW, I'm likely to still have SGW players on my bench when I do play BB. (Even with a WC, it's unlikely I'll have 15 DGW's actually.) So, would you play it in gameweek 26 with this squad?

    Patricio(NEW) - Ryan(BUR)
    VVD(BOU) - Digne(wat) - Lindelof(ful) - AWB(WHM) - Bednarek(CAR)
    Salah(BOU) - Sterling(CHE) - KdB(CHE) - Pogba(ful) - Son(LEI)
    Llorente(LEI) - Long(CAR) - Rashford(ful)

    2.2 ITB

    I'm not likely to get many more GW's out of Llorente and Long, so BB now, would mean Long especially can be left on the bench for the run in.

    Thoughts appreciated!

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would! Looks a great week to with the fixtures your defence and keepers have as well as Long having a good fixture. Go for it!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes, I was preparing to sell Long or forget about him, but with Ings' recent injury he suddenly has a juicy fixture. I'm reluctant to bench any of my defenders too so might well be worth a punt!

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      i actually like this

  23. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    75 pts and still a red arrow... Think that's the highest score I've ever had that didn't send me up the rankings...

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Don't think I've ever seen that before! Tough luck mate

  24. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    43 points! hello depression..

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ride the roughs with the smooth, mate. Next GW could be a massive score.

  25. Carlton_Goal
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone here have a rough week like I did? Sold Hazard and Felipe Anderson, triple captained Sane, double Liverpool defence blank with Doherty and Bednarek (5 and 7 points) on the bench

    1. Silva I 21 x
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I got rid of Hazard for Sane too but only captained him, not TC with Bednarek 7 points & Gunnarsson 6 points on the bench. Tough week.

      1. Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah I feel your pain. Worst part was I had Sterling as vice, could easily have chosen him for the triple captain instead

  26. Eriksen Maestro
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A) Digne
    B) Jonny
    C) Bednarek
    D) AWB)
    E) Shaw

    1. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a,d

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Play bench boost!

      At a push, bench Digne and Shaw and play the home defenders.

  27. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    All the teams are the same.Salah-Son-Pogba-Richarlison-Rashford-Jimenez-Auba-Kun-AWB-Doherty-Robbo.I think they will change from gw27.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep, feels like a very limited pool of players at the minute. Need that blank GW27 out of the way.

      1. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Only captains can make any difference and 1-2 cheap players.My or in gw18 was 110,360,in gw22 140,258 and now 122,602.So boring.

  28. Niho992
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone considering Son to City MID in GW 28?

    City plays vs WHU(Pellegrini)
    And Son have Chelsea and Arsenal in GW 28 and GW 29.

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No, would probably have a city mid in my team, but would not sell Son for one. Also West Ham are pretty unpredictable against the top 6

      1. Niho992
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Its Pellegrini. Im assumed they will trash them and City have great fixtures...

        1. Carlton_Goal
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not sure what you're trying to say by saying its Pellegrini? As I said, I would have a City mid in my team (or Aguero) but wouldn't be selling Son. Son is probably the most in-form player in the game at the moment, would definitely keep him in my team

          1. Niho992
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Pellegrini plays vs former team and after his game vs Lpool im asumed he will cheer to City win the league....

            1. Carlton_Goal
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              He's not going to make his own team throw the game just so city can win the league

  29. Silva I 21 x
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Any help with replacement for these two?

    Sane >
    A) Son
    B) Mane

    Richarlison >
    A) F.Anderson
    B) Jota

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      AB

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A, B

    3. Niho992
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A
      A

  30. niloh1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wondering if I should transfer kun back to auba this week? Surely kun won’t start 3 games in a row?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would. Stick to the original plan.