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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. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    No City attack
    Hazard owner

    Bye bye rank

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I blame Sane

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    60 without autosubs kun Stelring and Doherty lascelles Jimenez to play

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    The tabloids will have a field day coming up with puns after Sarris sacking

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Whose Sarri now?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Bingo

    2. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 12 days ago

        At least they can blame Sterling.

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Sarri state

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Shouldn't have let the Huddersfield match influence my thinking.

      Bournemouth put 4 past this lot for a reason. No surprise City at home can put 6 up on them.

      Chelsea are awful on the road. Different beast at home, but away they are shockingly bad.

      1. Munday's Proofreader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Spurs put 3 past them comfortably too, it could have been loads that day.

    4. Yome
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wenger in contention for the Chelsea job 🙂

    5. QUEN
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Number 1 in the world did Aguero to aub.

        Think he might finally lose his spot up top

        1. JHATM FC
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          So did I, sad thing is I did it on sat morning after the rumours he hadn't travelled. Also, think it is the first time I have ever remover a player named in the scout selection.

          1. QUEN
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Ouch. I decided not to do the transfer after I heard he didn’t travel

        2. MGD
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          HOooooold

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Is it wise investing in Leicester when their form book reads L-L-D-L-L

          1. MGD
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            This

            But didn’t see Arsenal game

          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            It’s a trap for sure

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            They’ve faced some stiff competition. Newport etc.

          4. BOATIES FC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            They played well today, very unlucky i thought

          5. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            They've played Liverpool, Man U, Spurs, and away at Wolves - all really tough.

            They've should've done better against Soton but they've got a great fixture list now.

            I'm sure bringing in some attacking coverage is necessary.

            Maddison/Gray/Barnes tempt me.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              That's fair... I need a GK so trying to decide between Kasper vs. someone else

              Their fixtures are great - could be a case of fixtures generating form

        4. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Aguero big chances missed -baps added yet?

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Aguero 68
            Sterling 63 atm

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I reckon both will get 3 baps

        5. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Lost the first half 4-0
          Lost the second half 2-0

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Progress for Sarriball

            1. tisza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              🙂

        6. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Anyone missed the Salah, Hazard and both Aguero hat-tricks?

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I missed Salah and hazard.

            Got both Kuns

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Same

          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Think so

          3. seewhyaxe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I missed all.

            1. Nomar
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              All but Salah's. 🙁

          4. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yep

          5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            2/4

          6. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Had Hazard for his

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

            Only Salahs for me. But got all of Sterling’s triple returns!

          8. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Aguero has 3 hatties. Missed Salah/Haz, but had Kun for all of his.

        7. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Need a 0-0 tomorrow with 3 players.

          That’s a lot less exciting to cheer for !

          1. Amey
              2 months, 12 days ago

              1-0
              Doherty assist
              Jota goal
              I want this

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                U spelt Jimenez wrong mate

                1. Amey
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Nope

            • HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              City being outpassed 507 to 396

              #Sarriball

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              That was rough, City only starting to get through their gears!

            • XabiAlonso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers city, cheers pep. Cheers Chelsea. Season derailed in 2 gws

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Chelsea getting a smashing is always good 🙂

              2. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I thought this over Xmas and This saved me.

                You can’t have every haul

            • Bam Bam Bigelow
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              11% ownership for 2nd highest scorer in the game! Wow!

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                As bad as his season has been Az has been right.

                He could be top scorer this year.

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

                10.7% report!

                {-}7

            • PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Are we keeping Aguero now? The plan was Aguero ➡ Auba, but having second thoughts now;

              a) Aguero ➡ Auba
              b) Rashford ➡ Auba and Ederson ➡ 5.1 gk (-4).

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Surely keep Aguero.

              2. mr messi
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Hazard and Ings to Auba and Jota if both fit, then Auba to Kun week after?

              3. InSaneMan-e
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                2 weeks ago this was my worst season at rank 950k
                I'ts now 350k. Crazy how quick things change.
                Hopefully can get within 100 k in the next few weeks.

                1. TEEMU PUKKI
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Its my first season and im 23k.

                    1. InSaneMan-e
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Your having an amazing first season

                2. QueefParkRangers
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Kun 3 BPS again?

                  1. Syd.
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Touch and go.... Sterling might get them

                3. Jᴀʀᴠish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Sarri-bllx

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

                    This deserves at least a response, everyone has overlooked!

                    Have some +1 love

                4. Syd.
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Sarri didn't shake Pep's hand just headed straight down the tunnel

                  1. Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Straight to the job centre

                  2. tisza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Least Zola still has class

                5. The Enlightener
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  There is soon to be a vacancy in London wherever Sarri's been stayin'.

                6. El Fenomeno R9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Lol Sarri

                7. Team Cruel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Sarri 😆

                8. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Wish I had started Ederson over Fabianski.

                  Never envisioned this 😆

                9. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Anybody else hit the tonne yet?

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Nope. I’m on 82 with 3 to play.

                    How many you on ?!

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      if Raz gets the last bap, 101 with Doherty and Rondon to go

                      1. Flapjack ✅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        NICE! get in there mate

                        Well done !

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 12 days ago

                          Cheers buddy, got 21 points two GWs ago so most welcome!

                  2. Jᴀʀᴠish
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Lukaku must be close

                10. Londongeezaa
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Alonso gameweeks 1-3 = 35 points

                    Alonso last 13 matches = 38 points

                  • Don Van White Jam
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    At least I get Bamba's points for a Sane no show - small consolation.

                    1. Rash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      I ran out of available subs

                  • Dacra
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    79 with Jota and Patricio to go.

                    Jota hatty with a clean sheet for the ton.