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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. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    no more sane

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

      Yes plenty of people will be going mental.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Commentators really are clueless. Penalty for that? lol

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

      Chelsea supporter?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Barely a touch. But I guess they set a precedent with Salah's pens lately.

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

    Never bring in a player with a tattoo of himself on his back. Lesson learned.

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

    Sané

    He gets 1pt or he doesn’t play

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

    That's 2 weeks in a row City has single handedly given me a red arrow. Good job I support them to soften the blow

  6. The Taint Tickler
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    In comes Luke Shaw. Cheers Leroy.

  7. J.Litmanen
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    So...Auba to Augero a nobrainer now? 😛

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

      You've just missed 2 hattricks. I'd keep.

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

    FFSSSSSSSSS ML rival is so lucky, 9 points off the bench for Sane FML

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      FML = Fantasy Mini League ?

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

    Sane Rashford and Auba 🙁

  10. Norfolk&Chance
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    What's the latest theory/calculations re DGW coming up etc?

  11. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sane really fxcked me over. The points that I could have gotten, mini leagues...

  12. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sold aguero for aubameyang at 11:15 on sat morning. Knew it felt wrong but did it anyway...

    I'm fine...

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      18k to 33k, I need to just stop looking

  13. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Bamba +7 off the bench, cheers Sane

  14. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    The amount of sweaty autosubs I see week in week out.

    Who's coming in for Auba and Rashford? AWB (1) and Gunnarsson (2).

    6k to 100k in the space of a 5 weeks is soul destroying.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      That’s one heck of a drop ....

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

    Dangerous FK for Chelser.

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

    If a hit is -4 & a hit in a BGW is a -2.

    Is hit to sell Alonso a +4?

  17. Samwise
      6 months, 8 days ago

      what's the website for live rank?

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        http://redarrow.com

        (or livefpl.net if you're serious)

        1. Samwise
            6 months, 8 days ago

            thanks black cat john brown

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Alonso territory.

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

        Need this very attacking Chelsea team to ruin the City CS.

      4. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Can’t wait to get Kun after the blank...

        1. The Taint Tickler
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          He’s gonna rise too

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            That's OK. Will have plenty of cash when I sell Haz.

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

        Didn't Sterling get an assist in the first half too or did I imagine it?

        1. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Nope Chelsea assisted all the others

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

          Yeah

        3. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Zinchenko, Rudiger, Barkley, 1 Sterling assist and a STerling goal.

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

        Come on Chelsea. Just 1 goal

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

        4th Eddy save.

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

        Luiz range

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

        Emerson is a poor mans Alonso

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Alonso a poor mans Doherty

      10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Come on Sterling score!

      11. thunder_mike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Camarasa points from third on the bench, thanks Pep.

        1. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Same here

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Same

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

        I was called an idiot for going without Salah for so long. So I don’t feel bad saying you gotta get sterling and Aguero in next week. It’s not smug it’s solid advice

        Sane is dead as an option

        Look at those fixtures after the blank !

        If Ederson loses the CS the phones going out the car window however.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Focus on the road

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

            I’m a passenger 😉 (like sane)

        2. Cpt Crunch
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Finally something I can relate to

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

        Emerson forces save from Ederson.

        #DyslexicNightmare

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

        Sterling G

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

          Zinc Am