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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. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sarri = Insane.

    Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results

    1. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aye

    2. Magic Andrés
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why Do You Type Like This It's Annoying

  2. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    G2G for next GW?

    Boruc
    Pereira Kolasinac AWB Jonny
    Salah Pogba(c) Son Westwood
    Jimenez Rashford
    Ryan Bednarek Aguero Hazard

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kun (c) Pogba (vc)

  3. Samwise
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Hamer now keeping for huddersfield?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lössl got manflu

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lossl was ill.

  4. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Having no City this month just spoilt my season 🙁

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      They had a DGW.

      How odd, surely Sane...oh right.

  5. Street Friend
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I thought not having Pogba was going to hurt me this week but Sterling and Aguero have changed all that.

    Question with Holebas, is he banned for 2 league games now?

    If so would you replace him with Pereira or TAA? (Have Robbo)

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Perry

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yep to Holebas - 2 games.

      Wait a week on TAA.

      1. Street Friend
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers guys.

        Sterling & Holebas to go Pogba and Perry.

        Do i bench aguero?

  6. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hazard has actually been pretty good. Not kidding.

    1. fusen
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      he's been trying to run into spaces to receive the ball but basically never gets passed to

    2. The Enlightener
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Downvote button pushed by me in spirit

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Created a lot of space, hardly lost possession, a lot of succesfull dribbles. Not many chances, though, but Higuain has been on holiday 2nd half.

      1. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I have Hazard on my daily fantasy team and it has cost me entry into the money zone. So maybe I'm biased. Lol. But honestly, as the team's main player, you have to bring much more than he has to the table. But I guess mentally he's gone and he can't get along with Sarri, so there's much more going on than just normal football.

        1. The Enlightener
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Overall, no Chelsea player should have any sort of praise heaped on them today. That's my main point of view.

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sarri to be sacked tomorrow....

  8. Londongeezaa
    3 months, 11 days ago

    De Brunye is now pretty useless in fantasy football terms.

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He’s only played a couple of games since coming back from injury.

  9. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    160 odd points in two weeks with Doherty and Jimenez to go 🙂

  10. Yome
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sarri better walk away and resign, this is humiliating!

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Man City PA system should play Oasis' Cigarettes and Alcohol to cheer him up.

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

    Sterling the match winner, currently.

    Take that extra BAP!

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lol kun owners fuming

    2. fusen
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aguero got first goal = he gets master winners BAPS

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Are you sure?

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

        What game you watching?

      3. Top Mark.S
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sterling first goal mate

      4. fusen
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        ignore, Sterlings was so long ago forgot about it 😛

      5. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sterling got first goal mate

  12. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Aguero AND Sterling owner 😎

    Was on a mighty 23 points yesterday. GW saved

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Nice. Currently working out how to cram Aguero in with midfield of Salah Sterling Son Pogba Mane.

      1. BoleynWin
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Lose Mané surely?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Out of the 5 yeah. Could do Mane & Jimenez-> Aguero & 4.3 but don't really want to lose Jimmy had him for ages.

    2. Hands Guber
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lovely, captain one?

  13. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sterling closing in on 3 BAPS with winning goal +bps?

  14. Vasqujg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Antonio Conte just called Roman Ambramovic and said...

    "MISS ME YET?"

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Jose needed!

      1. Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If you mean me, I agree! My name is Jose

        But if you mean Jose the crazy Portuguese Old Man, he's headed to jail for not paying taxes, no

    2. Yome
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hiddink

  15. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Not every day that Aguero gets a hatty but loses out on three baps

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Give non-owners some hope 😉

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      insane

  16. Niho992
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Raheeeeeeem YES

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dial up?

  17. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sarri: “What time we kicking off?”

    Zola: “Every 10 minutes boss”

  18. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Being a Sane owner last week was a disaster

    Being a Sane owner this week is even worse .....

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Choosing Sane over Sterling and doing the above is even worse

    3. DandyDon
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not so bad this week, captained last week and 6 Shaw points off the bench this week...loads rage transferred out already it seems!

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sane auba owner here

  19. mojoindojo
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Got 9m for 2 def. Who to get?

    Robertson AWB Bednarek ? ?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pereira and someone else

  20. QueefParkRangers
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hazard back to old tricks, trolling his owners

  21. aborg
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I can’t take this anymore. I had already a terrible weekend last time with only Sane and lost so many places in mini leagues, and now this again !!

  22. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Get in Sterling

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Again ? or Dial-up

  23. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sarri was a Tactical genius after reverse fixture (even though City should have been 2,3 up before Chelsea scored).

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The only difference was City took their chances today

  24. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I'm so stupid for keeping Sane this gw after hia last Weeks amazing haul.
    Where did I go wrong. What a loser I am!

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      *his

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kept him too. Gone from must have to avoid at all cost

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think it was smart to keep on paper. I mean it’s not worked out, but the logic for keeping was there and they just won 6-0.

      You made a smart choice and got unlucky. That’s it imo.

      1. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thx for the consolation flaps. Was just feeling devastated

  25. Ode
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Top 10k average up by 19 today.

    1. QueefParkRangers
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sane smiling to all his owners from the bench

    2. McEwan
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      That’s lower than I would expect

  26. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Shoot Sterling you hero

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who is the hero and why do you want to shootsterling

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        No time for commas I needed to get the message to him quickly. Unfortunately he passed

  27. Lazaretti
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Own Sane want to sell and I will. Willing to wait after cup games. Already annoyed that most ppl cant wait and his price will drop too early.

  28. Amey
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mane to sane for -4 gone well then

  29. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pep’s going to wear that jumper to the press conference every week.

  30. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    99 with Doherty and Rondon to go, any good?
    (sry, always wanted to do one of these annoying posts)

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Glad this was a bottom of the page post 😉

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        actually 101 if Raz steals the last bap

    2. Amey
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Great job mate