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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. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 4 hours ago

    Leroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooy!

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 4 hours ago

      Jenkins

      1. Mario Balofail
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Love him

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          At least I have chicken

  2. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 4 hours 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
      9 days, 4 hours ago

      u need to wildcard out of that team ASAP

      1. Shark Team
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Hahaha black humour is this? My team is awesome

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          racist!

        2. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. Shark Team
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 4 hours ago

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

    2. Dribbles
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. Shark Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Yes sure

      • Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. Shark Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Thanks mate

      • Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

    3. Camzy
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 4 hours ago

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

      1. NPB
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        same here

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

        Foolish ?

        1. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          No, should have done it after the City Arsenal teamsheet

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

        About to do something similar.

      4. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 4 hours 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
          9 days, 4 hours 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
            9 days, 3 hours 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
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Same. Got eriksen

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

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

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Yes

        2. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 4 hours 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
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 4 hours ago

            Thanks. Could do Ings > Laca also.

            1. Roten Teufel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 4 hours ago

              Or Auba, actually.

        3. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 4 hours ago

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

      7. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Went up less than 200 places with that Son goal

        1. Fpl Cursed
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Luck shouldn't be rewarded 🙂

      8. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Haha yea. Sums up FPL all over lol

      9. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Sane , Arnie, Auba , TAA

        Carnage in my team 🙁

        1. Leaf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Another 1 point cameo coming up

        2. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 4 hours 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
          9 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

          2. Manani
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            why do u have mendy in so early?

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

              Leicester Mendy ... Bench fodder

      10. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          You mean in case Sterling misses some open goals?

      11. drughi
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        55 with sterling, jimenez and Doherty to go

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      12. Manani
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 4 hours 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)
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Absolutely (I'd assume you own Salah)

          1. Manani
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 4 hours ago

            yeah got Salah already.

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

      13. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        spurs 0.8xg
        leicester 3.1xg

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

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

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 4 hours 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
              9 days, 4 hours 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
                9 days, 4 hours ago

                doesnt “mean nothing” at all

              2. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                9 days, 3 hours ago

                0.8xg conceded away at spurs indicates good defensive unit

      14. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

        1. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          He does sometimes turn it on for top opponents

      15. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

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

      16. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Bench one:

        a) Camasara (WAT)
        b) Firmino (mun

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

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

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

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

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Think it will be end-to-end myself.

            2. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Nope

            3. DDGs Snipped Ponytail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        2. Shark Team
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Never bench a classy player for a bench fodder..

      17. bigwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Hazard to truly Merk Sane buyers from last week

        1. Manani
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          sold both this week, so hopefully both stays quiet

          1. bigwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            I can imagine Sane will be quiet until he comes on

      18. andrewe63
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 4 hours 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
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        2. fenixri
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Well he is playing, so it paid off

      19. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Are Chelsea playing a flat back 4?

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 4 hours ago

          Kepa
          Azpi Rudiger Luiz Alonso
          Kante Jorginho Barkley
          Pedro Higuain Hazard

      20. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Sterling cappers unite!

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          so literally no one?

        2. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Party for one

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Yay!

            1. yakirh
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              I think he meant only you, ha
              Good luck

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 3 hours ago

                Yup, hence the Yay = partying alone

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 days, 3 hours ago

                  Cheers!

      21. TheTinman
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 4 hours ago

        Hazard show due to start in 22mins

        1. DDGs Snipped Ponytail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      22. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          livefpl

          1. Fossit
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Thnaks

        2. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          fantasyfootballfix

      23. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 3 hours 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
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Sounds logical.

        2. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

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

      24. Dribbles
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

            1. Sim Simma
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Fast and Furious Ludacris

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              im top 500 only city player ive owned since gw13 laporte

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

            Pro level is top 600k

          3. Top Lad Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Erm

          4. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Go wash your face

          5. sunzip14
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours 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
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Haha. That certainly is why you are 700k!

        • FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Bloody Son

            1. FPLGeezer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Have him too lol

          2. bigwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

          3. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

        • TyroneGAA
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours 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

        • thunder_mike
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Sane + Richarlison > Son + Anderson (-4)

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Yes

        • Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            • 8 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

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

            1. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              You know that's not true.

              1. bigwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 days, 3 hours 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

        • J T
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Luiz Hazard Sterling! Points please.. some how!

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Yes

          2. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            not if west ham blank 33

        • Salah Daze
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours 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
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Son and TOT did not look great today. Owner.

        • J T
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Sane & Rich > Pogba & Son went well