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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. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Really need a Chelsea goal, Hazard to get it would top it off

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Not happening.

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Looking likely?

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Sorry Ball!

  3. The Enlightener
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    I almost benched Sterling for Digne. The horror that woulda been. Good thing I came to my senses.

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      WTAF?

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        What?! Why would you even think that??

  4. fusen
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    top 10k ownership

    Sterling 16.4%

    Agüero 46.3%

    🙁

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      100% flapjack

      God I am so excited

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Gratz.

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

        Well done

      3. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Really? You’ve not mentioned it before

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          If you’ve seen me post before you know I post when I have shockers too.

          I dropped from 300th in the world to over 30k cos I didn’t have Salah. Not like I only write when I’m doing well and not like I don’t discuss players and tactics with people

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      😎 😎

  5. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    That’s right Sterling, you just keep scoring you absolute melt

  6. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    sane what a nightmare few games

  7. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Ripped to pieces

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Kept Aguero 🙂
    Kept Hazard 🙁

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Same but I got rid of Ederson, because of lack of save points, hes got some today, balls

  9. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    How did Huddersfield lose to this shite 😆

  10. Business Cat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    Lucky Alonso owners avoiding a -2 😆

  11. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    C'mon girls score one

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Another Sexist comment

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

    Sterling wants those 3 BAPs

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 9 days ago

    One more return please, get that last bap my son.

  14. Amey
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Is Sterling more nailed then Kun ??
      He can play on both wings right ??

    • Numb
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Didn't David Munday sell Sterling instead of Sane?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Who?

    • Alfa romeu
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I didnt get sterling because i thought sane was nailed for DGW

      1. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Same here mate

      2. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        I had money for 2 and went Sane because wanted Son for free. Terrible mistake. Would got Son for a hit and would have downgraded Digne. Just stick to original thoughts imo. Initial plan was Hazard to Sterling. Lads here changes my mind and went Sane. Lesson learnt. Don't be swayed

    • tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Odds on Sarri finding a way to blame Kante for the whole mess?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Alonso covers Luiz!

    • Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I thought City would be tired after midweek, wow.

    • MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Jammy Alonso owners

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Ha 🙂

        It’s sad really such a hero in seasons past

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          It’s like when you see Baines now a shadow of his former self

          1. MGD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Haha mentioned Baines before I saw this comment.

            I think we spend too much time on FPL

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 9 days ago

              That’s incredibly spooky. Great minds mate !

        2. MGD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Indeed. Even in the beginning of this one.

          Almost Baines status

        3. Adriano
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Hero for me in the beginning of this season too

    • Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling 18 points Aguero 17.

      Lol @ Aguero owners

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        This

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      Thank god I did Sane to Son and kept Sterling. No Aguero though...

    • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I love Raheeeeem

    • Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      No Sterling!!! Why why why????

    • Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      What happens if ever ManC and LVL are both on same points and goal differential at the end of season?

      1. Pishpott
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Head to head

          1. Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Wouldn’t that be an awesome match?!

        • Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          FPL winner flips a coin for them.

        • Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Goals scored. So City would win.

        • Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 9 days ago

          Play-off

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 9 days ago

            Goals scored then play-off

      2. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Fpl messing with my emotions

        Yesterday sterling to pogba looked a good a move and now 🙁

      3. Kszaq
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 9 days ago

        What a gameweek it is! In my team - Lindelof, Auba, Sane, Rushford - 0 points. I've never seen such a disaster.

        Btw. Sane out - who in??? I have Salah-Pogba-Toreira-Son and no idea what to do...

      4. puhd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Best cheap midfielder at 4.6 or less?

        Punch, Camarasa?

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

          Also McNeil and Hayden. McNeil or Camarasa for me

      5. Nicks93
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Do you have no mercy Mike Dean ?

        End this, I beg you

      6. fedolefan
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 9 days ago

        Don't own Kun but at least I own Raz. Love owning Raz