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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. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Anyone still own Alonso?

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

      Not for much longer

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

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

    3. Ode
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Season keeper, he’s a 7m midfielder!

    4. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      yes but this week he finally leaves!!!

    5. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Sold this week for Laselles. Says it all really

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

    Alonso saved from a -2

  4. Philip Jones' Diary
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

      ill

    2. Guy Demel
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      flu or something according to posts yesterday

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Lossl was ill, he should be back next GW.

  5. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Laporte injury time og and yc please

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Like my Kola yesterday

  6. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Tyler doing Emerson, Lake and Palmer jokes.

    #ThanksSarriBall

  7. GreenShark1
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Alonso cleanie bagged.

  8. Kno
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

    Should be another penalty.

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Yip

      Mike Dean keeping up his usual standards

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Garbage referee. Enjoys the limelight too much

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  10. Lord Tachanka - Thor:Wagner…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Dammit Jesus

  11. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    No Sane.

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      All 3 subs used.

      D Silva on, some gimp off.

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

    No Sane today.

  13. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sane zero minutes confirmed

  14. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sane stays on the bench urgh

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Oh for crying out loud

  16. The Enlightener
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sane stays benched

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Ah feck this. I hate you Pep and Sane

  19. tm245
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Dilva on for Fernandinho

  20. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sterling assist denied

  21. Guy Demel
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sane RIP

  22. Lucky Z
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Arsenal and Chelsea would be ideal for DGW TC.

  23. fusen
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour 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
      9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  24. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  25. ...al - Leave your comments…
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Wow brutal for Sane

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

    Does anyone still own Alonso?

  27. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    No Sane

  28. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Jesus was pushed. PEN denied

  29. seewhyaxe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Jesus wasting a raz assist