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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. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    no more sane

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

      Yes plenty of people will be going mental.

  2. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Commentators really are clueless. Penalty for that? lol

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

      Chelsea supporter?

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 59 mins ago

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

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

    Sané

    He gets 1pt or he doesn’t play

  5. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour 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
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    In comes Luke Shaw. Cheers Leroy.

  7. J.Litmanen
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 57 mins ago

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

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

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

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      FML = Fantasy Mini League ?

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sane Rashford and Auba 🙁

  10. Norfolk&Chance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  11. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  12. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    I'm fine...

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 46 mins ago

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

  13. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Bamba +7 off the bench, cheers Sane

  14. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour 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
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      That’s one heck of a drop ....

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

    Dangerous FK for Chelser.

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

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

    Is hit to sell Alonso a +4?

  17. Samwise
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    what's the website for live rank?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 58 mins ago

      http://redarrow.com

      (or livefpl.net if you're serious)

      1. Samwise
        9 days, 57 mins ago

        thanks black cat john brown

  18. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Alonso territory.

  19. Salarrivederci
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  20. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. The Taint Tickler
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      He’s gonna rise too

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 58 mins ago

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

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

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

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      Nope Chelsea assisted all the others

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      Yeah

    3. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 58 mins ago

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

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

    Come on Chelsea. Just 1 goal

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 59 mins ago

    4th Eddy save.

  24. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 59 mins ago

    Luiz range

  25. Lord Tachanka - Thor:Wagner…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 59 mins ago

    Emerson is a poor mans Alonso

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 59 mins ago

      Alonso a poor mans Doherty

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 59 mins ago

    Come on Sterling score!

  27. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 59 mins ago

    Camarasa points from third on the bench, thanks Pep.

    1. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 58 mins ago

      Same here

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 58 mins ago

      Same

  28. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 59 mins 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
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 58 mins ago

      Focus on the road

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 57 mins ago

        I’m a passenger 😉 (like sane)

    2. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 57 mins ago

      Finally something I can relate to

  29. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 58 mins ago

    Emerson forces save from Ederson.

    #DyslexicNightmare

  30. Fred54
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 58 mins ago

    Sterling G

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 57 mins ago

      Zinc Am