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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. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone still own Alonso?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Not for much longer

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      I do, getting rid for a hit if not free.

    3. Ode
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Season keeper, he’s a 7m midfielder!

    4. LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      yes but this week he finally leaves!!!

    5. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Sold this week for Laselles. Says it all really

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

    Martin Tyler needs to apply job at daily mail. Awful puns.

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

    Alonso saved from a -2

  4. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Mike Dean be like...........

    https://giphy.com/gifs/christian-bale-american-psycho-SnioCkL9cd3B6

  5. Philip Jones's Diary
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone know what happened with Lossl yesterday? Is Hamer no.1 now?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      ill

    2. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      flu or something according to posts yesterday

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Lossl was ill, he should be back next GW.

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Laporte injury time og and yc please

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Like my Kola yesterday

  7. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Tyler doing Emerson, Lake and Palmer jokes.

    #ThanksSarriBall

  8. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Alonso cleanie bagged.

  9. Kno
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Was debating between keeping haz or aguero for the blank. Guess I know which one is staying now.

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Should be another penalty.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Yip

      Mike Dean keeping up his usual standards

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Garbage referee. Enjoys the limelight too much

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Just enough of a shove to put him off and get away with it

  11. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Dammit Jesus

  12. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    No Sane.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      All 3 subs used.

      D Silva on, some gimp off.

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    No Sane today.

  14. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sane zero minutes confirmed

  15. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sane stays on the bench urgh

  16. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Oh for crying out loud

  17. The Enlightener
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    D Silva on. Oh the depth. Like the Marianas Trench.

  18. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sane stays benched

  19. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Ah feck this. I hate you Pep and Sane

  20. tm245
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Dilva on for Fernandinho

  21. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling assist denied

  22. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sane RIP

  23. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Arsenal and Chelsea would be ideal for DGW TC.

  24. fusen
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Looks like the #1 in the world is finally going to lose the top spot

    He sold Aguero this week...

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Wow thought he had a big lead. Gap between 1 and 50 was big going into Gw

  25. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling getting 90min. Great.
    More goals or assists plz

  26. ...al - Leave your comments…
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Wow brutal for Sane

  27. Numb
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Does anyone still own Alonso?

  28. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    No Sane

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

    Jesus was pushed. PEN denied

  30. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Jesus wasting a raz assist