Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2018/19 campaign are now available for the price of just £10.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 130+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT MEMBER

2,199 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sarri = Insane.

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

    1. Swedish Maldini
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aye

    2. Magic Andrés
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why Do You Type Like This It's Annoying

  2. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 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
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kun (c) Pogba (vc)

  3. Samwise
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is Hamer now keeping for huddersfield?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lössl got manflu

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lossl was ill.

    • Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Having no City this month just spoilt my season 🙁

      1. Fred54
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They had a DGW.

        How odd, surely Sane...oh right.

    • Street Friend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 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
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Perry

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yep to Holebas - 2 games.

        Wait a week on TAA.

        1. Street Friend
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cheers guys.

          Sterling & Holebas to go Pogba and Perry.

          Do i bench aguero?

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hazard has actually been pretty good. Not kidding.

      1. fusen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 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
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Downvote button pushed by me in spirit

      3. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 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
          1 month, 7 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
            1 month, 7 days ago

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

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sarri to be sacked tomorrow....

    • Londongeezaa
        1 month, 7 days ago

        De Brunye is now pretty useless in fantasy football terms.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

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

      • shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

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

      • Yome
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sarri better walk away and resign, this is humiliating!

        1. Fred54
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

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

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sterling the match winner, currently.

        Take that extra BAP!

        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lol kun owners fuming

        2. fusen
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Aguero got first goal = he gets master winners BAPS

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Are you sure?

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            What game you watching?

          3. Top Mark.S
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sterling first goal mate

          4. fusen
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            ignore, Sterlings was so long ago forgot about it 😛

          5. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sterling got first goal mate

      • Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Aguero AND Sterling owner 😎

        Was on a mighty 23 points yesterday. GW saved

        1. Catastrophe
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

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

          1. BoleynWin
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Lose Mané surely?

            1. Catastrophe
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 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
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lovely, captain one?

      • Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

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

      • Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Antonio Conte just called Roman Ambramovic and said...

        "MISS ME YET?"

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Jose needed!

          1. Vasqujg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 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
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hiddink

      • Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

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

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Give non-owners some hope 😉

        2. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          insane

      • Niho992
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Raheeeeeeem YES

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Dial up?

        • CloudSky
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Sarri: “What time we kicking off?”

          Zola: “Every 10 minutes boss”

        • Essan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Being a Sane owner last week was a disaster

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

          1. aborg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            This

          2. Sim Simma
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Choosing Sane over Sterling and doing the above is even worse

          3. DandyDon
              1 month, 7 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!

            • Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Sane auba owner here

          4. mojoindojo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Got 9m for 2 def. Who to get?

            Robertson AWB Bednarek ? ?

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Pereira and someone else

          5. QueefParkRangers
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Hazard back to old tricks, trolling his owners

          6. aborg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 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 !!

          7. Babit1967
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Get in Sterling

            1. Sim Simma
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Again ? or Dial-up

          8. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 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
              1 month, 7 days ago

              The only difference was City took their chances today

          9. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 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
              1 month, 7 days ago

              *his

            2. Catastrophe
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

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

            3. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 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
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Thx for the consolation flaps. Was just feeling devastated

          10. Ode
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Top 10k average up by 19 today.

            1. QueefParkRangers
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Sane smiling to all his owners from the bench

            2. McEwan
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              That’s lower than I would expect

          11. Catastrophe
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Shoot Sterling you hero

            1. Sim Simma
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Who is the hero and why do you want to shootsterling

              1. Catastrophe
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

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

          12. Lazaretti
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 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.

          13. Amey
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Mane to sane for -4 gone well then

            • Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

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

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 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
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Glad this was a bottom of the page post 😉

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  actually 101 if Raz steals the last bap

              2. Amey
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Great job mate