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

    Sterliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing

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

      Zinchenko assit

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

    What a lovely goal

  3. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Fumingggg.

    I thought packing an untradable FUT Headliner Leroy Sane was a sign to bring him in last week.

    How miserable that’s turned out.

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

      Thanks EA!

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      F

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

    Oh dear 6-0

  5. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling G
    Zinchenko A

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

    OMG STERLINGGGGGG

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

    Raheeeeeeeeeeem

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

    Wow, Sterling.

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

    Please lose the cleanie, Ederson. Kante to break hearts!

  10. Meinhoff
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    YEESSSS RAAAZZZ

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

    FlapJack in heaven

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

    Raaaaaaazzzzzzzzaaaaaaaa

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

    RAHEEEEEEEMM

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    My triple LIV, triple MUN, triple Spurs, Sterling(C) strategy this GW hasnt worked out too badly...pats oneself on the back for a job well done

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

    Six 🙂

  16. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Oh eff off Sterling with your effing tap ins!

  17. Red Devil Swede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Jesus

    1. Dougal McGuire
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      No, it was Sterling.

  18. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    AMAzing goal

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

    Yes sterling

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

    So glad I sold Sterling for Son 😎

    1. Pitch Perfect
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Might pay off next week... Here's hoping.

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

      THIS

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

    STERLINGGGG IS THE ANSWERRRR

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

    Razzzzzz

  23. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Damn you Sterling don't do this to me!!! Would have been great green with Kun only!! Damn

  24. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Zinchenko essential

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

    Yesssss. Really needed that

  26. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Yes sterling

  27. Sánchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    6-0. Utter shambles from Chelsea.
    Might as well sack Sarri now.
    Lost the dressing room ages ago.
    Football is basically just about keeping players happy nowadays.

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

    Get in there Sterling my boy!!!

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

    RAHEEEEEEEEM

    Patience is orgasmic

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

      FAPJACK

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      congrats Flappers

  30. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Alonso doesn’t lose an extra point!! Lucky owners.