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Sané misses out on starting XI after Double Gameweek disappointment

Leroy Sané (£9.6m) is the man to fall foul of Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy for their big game against Chelsea today.

The German international has been named on the bench for the Gameweek 26 clash at the Etihad Stadium, continuing a frustrating spell for his owners after he scored just point in Double Gameweek 25.

Starting on the flanks of Manchester City’s three-man attack are Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m).

Having scored a hat-trick in his last Etihad Stadium appearance, Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) keeps his place at the spearhead of Manchester City’s line.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m), Fernandinho (£5.3m) and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) are the central midfield trio, with David Silva (£8.5m) on the bench.

Double Gameweek 25 star Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) keeps his place in the team once again but is back in more familiar surroundings as Guardiola has selected him at centre-back, after two outings on the left.

Next to him is John Stones (£5.2m), with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker (£6.4m) on the flanks.

There are fewer surprises in the Chelsea line-up as Pedro (£6.3m) joins Eden Hazard (£10.9m) and Gonzalo Higuain (£9.5m) in their front three.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; B Silva, Agüero, Sterling.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kanté, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Higuaín, Hazard.

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2,199 Comments Post a Comment
  1. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 12 hours ago

    What do u guys reckon the ‘par’ score is so far after these games?

    Hope u all did ok

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Something around 60 I guess

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      Top 1k average is 65 atm

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 12 hours ago

      60ish with Doherty & Jota/Jimmy.

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Thank you

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          https://www.livefpl.net/top10k - always a good guide!

      2. Amey
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Thats exactly what I've got 😮

    4. QUEN
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Hazard deserves better

        1. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Salary?

        2. Royal5
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          He's been as bad as the rest of the squad for weeks.

      • Dacra
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 12 hours ago

        Glad I still get the Sterling points after doing Sterling to Mane last night 😀

        1. QUEN
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Think sterling is a keeper though for time being

          • Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I'm going to bench him, I think.

        2. Royal5
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Top 10k avrage anyone?

        3. True Deadzoner
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Link to Sarri post match interview?

        4. The Mighty Whites
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Best Keane replacement?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Chilwell.

        5. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          KdB to ...?

          Not feeling Mané, might go 6m range so I can get Aubameyang.

          1. Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Jota? Worth a pint if you don't have Jimi

            1. Sim Simma
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Fosters

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Yep, I can afford Jota. Good shout.

        6. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Come on Rondon!

        7. True Deadzoner
          • 7 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Keeping Hazard and hoping for a new manager (new "OGS" for Chesea)!

        8. XabiAlonso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          What are the chances of rondon scoring 9 goals to save my week

          1. The Enlightener
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I figure he can do that in one out of every 6,000 games. So, under mathematical analysis, I come to the conclusion that he has a 1.67% chance.

            1. XabiAlonso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 11 hours ago

              Excellent comment 🙂

            2. Andy Ftw
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 9 hours ago

              Double check your percentages!

        9. It doesnt really Mata
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          All very annoying. Only really have 1 mini league rival and had an 80 point lead last Saturday and evening. That has now dwindled down to nothing purely as he had Aguero and I held onto Auba and sane for city cover.

          At least I am pretty much guaranteed second as no one else close but annoying all the same.

          This game!

          1. It doesnt really Mata
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Also after watching last weeks MOTD so nearly brought in Eriksen but went for more obvious Son in the end as cheaper and higher points ceiling.

            Couple this with having McCarty in net instead of Ederson makes for rubbish week.

          2. Andy Ftw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Seasons not over! Could switch back the same in another 2 GWs.. who knows. At least it's interesting for you now

          3. Benditlike
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I was leading the two ml’s i care about with 100/110 points before gw25. Now im about 10 points behind in one and 10 points ahead in the other... struggeling to find motivation now
            🙁

            1. It doesnt really Mata
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Feel your pain matey. Still long way to go so positive thinking is way to go, however hard that may be!

        10. fylde2022
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          86 points with Doherty and Jiminez to play! WHOOP!

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Well done!

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 7 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Well played. Hopefully you’ll make the 100,as I own those!

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Noice...99 with Doherty and Rondon! A good GW for a change feels great!

            1. fylde2022
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Well done and thanks 🙂
              Fingers crossed for tomorrow night!

        11. JJeyy
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 12 hours ago

          Thoughts on Anderson? Good fixt but 0 shotss vs palace...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I got him this week, don't expect much tbh.

            1. JJeyy
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              actually his stats seem much better at home, so theres hope

          2. The Enlightener
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            I find little inspiration there.

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            Sold after the 5 consecutive blanks, couldn't deal anymore

            Want Arnie for GW28 nicely priced currently

          4. pingissimus
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Palace away is s tough fixture - up against AWB and Townsend - no one gets much change there.

              Fulham .....

          5. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 12 hours ago

            49 looks like the current LMS safety score for tonight.
            Lots of autosubs to go + 1 game.

          6. Niho992
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Sterling best diferential in the game. Owned by just 10% and he is second player after Salah with points.

            • The Legend Squad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Reluctant to take any hits, and don’t want to sell Aguero. If I go Hazard to Son I end up with this... good enough?

              Patricio
              Docherty Robertson WanBis Bednarak
              Salah Son Pogba Anderson Hoejberg
              Rashford

              Hamer Aguero Success Kelly

              Wildcard sorely needed at some point to fix this shambles, but think I can make it last a little longer...

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Missing the obvious players like Jimmy, Periera and Auba from the likely Scout Picks.

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              Patricio (bou) or Fabianski (FUL)?

              1. g40steve
                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                  Fabs

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Gary Neville giving Sarri advice and the benefit of his outstanding career as a manager.

                1. Says
                  • 8 Years
                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                  Last punditry I saw from Neville he was saying there was no way they'd sack Mourinho before end of season, and that it was impossible for United to finish in top 4.

              3. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                Fantasy managers can be really shitty sometimes.
                Some of the comments I've seen on Twitter this morning:
                "Kill yourself if you dont own Aguero"
                "Hit yourself over the head with a hammer if you sold Aguero this week"
                "You dont deserve to play the game if you don't own Aguero"

                Get over yourselves!

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                  The unmoderated internet sounds like a dangerous place

              4. migas2k7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 21 hours ago

                Best mane replacement?