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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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  1. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Leroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooy!

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Jenkins

      1. Mario Balofail
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Love him

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          At least I have chicken

  2. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Do I need any transfers for gw27?
    Fabianski(Foster)
    Taa Doherty Jonny(Awb Stones)
    Salah Mane Pogba Son(Brooks)
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      u need to wildcard out of that team ASAP

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Hahaha black humour is this? My team is awesome

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          racist!

        2. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          also if your team is awesome then why are you looking for advice 😆

          1. Shark Team
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            If you beat my 6k OR then you are free to advice me

    2. Dribbles
      6 months, 9 days ago

      No need for WC you can sort it with a -12

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Yes sure

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Nope...that's pretty much the team I'd half given a few transfers. Optimal

      1. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate

    4. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Can't fault it really, good position to be in

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    That's the final straw. Rage transferred out Sane for Anderson right after the lineups went up.

    1. NPB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      same here

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Foolish ?

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        No, should have done it after the City Arsenal teamsheet

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          What is Anderson gets injured before the next GW ?

          there are heaps of games before the next FPL gameweek ... foolish to make any transfer at this point in time imho

    3. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      About to do something similar.

    4. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sane > Son was the obvious move before this deadline..
      Sane has been rubbish and Pep doesn't like rubbish

      1. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I did Sane to Pogba. But I already had Son. Got on that points wagon last GW. I never don't want to own him ever again.

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah such a relief not owning city players (except for Aguero who seems nailed these days) ... their mid is a weekly headache that i could live without !

    5. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Same. Got eriksen

  4. Roten Teufel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane > Son and Ings > Vardy worth a -4?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sane to Son, yes

      No fan of Vardy...does nothing against weaker teams, he's a top 6 specialist

      1. Roten Teufel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks. Could do Ings > Laca also.

        1. Roten Teufel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Or Auba, actually.

    3. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sane > Son yes
      Ings > Vardy for a hit please no..

  5. Numb
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Went up less than 200 places with that Son goal

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Luck shouldn't be rewarded 🙂

  6. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    And to think Sane was supposedly the most nailed of the attackers

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Haha yea. Sums up FPL all over lol

  7. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane , Arnie, Auba , TAA

    Carnage in my team 🙁

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Another 1 point cameo coming up

    2. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Unlucky this week. I'm looking at getting all of those in other than Sane!

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Auba, Rashford, Solanke, Billing, Mendy ...

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Solanke Billing Mendy - surely you're not surprised by them?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I am actually, Mendy & Billing have been pretty much nailed all season and are decent cheap bench fodder, especially for the blanks.

          Solanke was a punt for Ings and more of a bench or 11th choice in my team

          Didn’t expect my entire bench not to start

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Didn't really make it clear which Mendy it was did you.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 9 days ago

              It wouldn’t have been the Man City one, why would I have him 🙂

      2. Manani
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        why do u have mendy in so early?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Leicester Mendy ... Bench fodder

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Only have Sterling in this game. Time to hide behind the sofa.

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      You mean in case Sterling misses some open goals?

  9. drughi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    55 with sterling, jimenez and Doherty to go

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      52 with Aguero, Doherty, Bennett, Luiz to go. Potential.

  10. Manani
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    10.4m to replace Richarlison?

    already got Son, Mane and Pogba. should I go cheap and upgrade Kamara instead?

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Absolutely (I'd assume you own Salah)

      1. Manani
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        yeah got Salah already.

        not many cheap options though if I don't want wolves

  11. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    spurs 0.8xg
    leicester 3.1xg

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      When Barnes misses a sitter and Vardy misses a pen then what do you expect.....

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        telling that spurs xg was so low considering son 1v1

        bodes well for leicester going forwards imo

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Means nothing. Leicester play far better vs top 6 on the counter than against rubbish teams where they have the ball a lot.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 9 days ago

            doesnt “mean nothing” at all

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 9 days ago

            0.8xg conceded away at spurs indicates good defensive unit

  12. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Is good Hazard going to turn up for the game today?

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      He does sometimes turn it on for top opponents

  13. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Happy Son and Eriksen owner but can't get over myself for not having the guts to do the Sane>Pogba (-4).

  14. Bookkeeper
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Bench one:

    a) Camasara (WAT)
    b) Firmino (mun

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Camarasa. Firmino should get a lot more space against Utd compared to non Top-4 teams

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        you don't think UTD will try to sit back?

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Think it will be end-to-end myself.

        2. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Nope

        3. Fook You Phil Jones (FYPJ)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Don’t be silly, OGS doesn’t sit back.

    2. Shark Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Never bench a classy player for a bench fodder..

  15. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Hazard to truly Merk Sane buyers from last week

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      sold both this week, so hopefully both stays quiet

      1. bigwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I can imagine Sane will be quiet until he comes on

  16. andrewe63
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Here's hoping that keeping Sergio for one more week rather than piling on Auba early doors pays off.

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Aguero will punish those that betrayed him and sold for Auba this week.

    2. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Well he is playing, so it paid off

  17. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Are Chelsea playing a flat back 4?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Kepa
      Azpi Rudiger Luiz Alonso
      Kante Jorginho Barkley
      Pedro Higuain Hazard

  18. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sterling cappers unite!

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      so literally no one?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Party for one

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Yay!

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          I think he meant only you, ha
          Good luck

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Yup, hence the Yay = partying alone

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 9 days ago

              Cheers!

  19. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Hazard show due to start in 22mins

    1. Fook You Phil Jones (FYPJ)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      In that he’ll show us he’s already got one foot out the door towards Madrid.

  20. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    So gentleman what is that site which shows your current rank before official FPL updates?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      livefpl

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Thnaks

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      fantasyfootballfix

  21. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane, TAA -> Mane, Pereira

    Worth -4?
    It will be long term move.
    Already have Salah and Robbo.

    1. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sounds logical.

    2. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I think TAA is great value. You've kept this long, I would keep

  22. Dribbles
    6 months, 9 days ago

    I have avoided Man city players for almost every game all seaso, too much rotation, thats probly why i am flying high in the top 700k with the pros when i am usually out with the washing around the 4 million mark.

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      700k without City players sounds about right
      Avoiding their players is ludacris.

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Fast and Furious Ludacris

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        im top 500 only city player ive owned since gw13 laporte

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Pro level is top 600k

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Erm

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Go wash your face

    5. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      You seem to be 700K OR sometime and 3K OR othertime depending on what mood you are in. Make your mind up pal

    6. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Haha. That certainly is why you are 700k!

  23. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 9 days ago

    It's a funny old game this. From Kolasinac 10 points lost in the final minute Lloris delivers today for a double digit haul. Bloody Fantasy Football eh?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Bloody Son

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Have him too lol

    2. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I feel for people that got Kola in. Hero to zero in seconds

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I have all 3 Son Lloris and Kolasinac, somehow my gameweek feels a lot more settled..

  24. TyroneGAA
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Bourc

    Robertson VVD Bennett AWB

    Salah pogba son

    Jimenez rashford auba

    Subs enderson richarilson digne Stephens

    I’m not happy with 2x pool defense or Richarilson

    I have 1.3 in the bank and thinking of arsenal defense but would you do VVD to kola and Ricky to fanderson?

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sorry just a quick one please do you think a hit is ok with both changes or maybe stick with the line up and bench the others sorry to ask again thanks

  25. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane + Richarlison > Son + Anderson (-4)

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

  26. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane bites again.

    Felt so good benching this week and then Auba and Rashford miss out.

    FFS he better come on and do something.

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      It's unlucky. Sane could still come on and do something

      1. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        You know that's not true.

        1. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Haha. Maybe, we'll see. I think Pep has made him the scapegoat for the Newcastle loss. When he's on the pitch his points potential is unquestionable

  27. J T
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Luiz Hazard Sterling! Points please.. some how!

  28. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane to Anderson worth a -4? Can’t go up in price at all, current mids are Salah Pogba Son Camarasa

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 9 days ago

      not if west ham blank 33

  29. Salah Daze
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    I hope all those pottymouthed posters about Son are sitting on the naughty step and enjoying their 6 points. Keep the faith chaps!

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Son and TOT did not look great today. Owner.

  30. J T
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sane & Rich > Pogba & Son went well