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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
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    No City attack
    Hazard owner

    Bye bye rank

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I blame Sane

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    60 without autosubs kun Stelring and Doherty lascelles Jimenez to play

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Whose Sarri now?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Bingo

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      At least they can blame Sterling.

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Sarri state

  4. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour 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. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  5. Yome
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Wenger in contention for the Chelsea job 🙂

  6. QUEN
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Number 1 in the world did Aguero to aub.

    Think he might finally lose his spot up top

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour 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
        9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  7. MGD
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    HOooooold

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. MGD
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      This

      But didn’t see Arsenal game

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      It’s a trap for sure

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      They’ve faced some stiff competition. Newport etc.

    4. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      They played well today, very unlucky i thought

    5. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour 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
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 1 hour 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

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Aguero big chances missed -baps added yet?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Aguero 68
      Sterling 63 atm

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I reckon both will get 3 baps

  10. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Progress for Sarriball

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        🙂

  11. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

      I missed Salah and hazard.

      Got both Kuns

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Same

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Think so

    3. seewhyaxe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I missed all.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        All but Salah's. 🙁

    4. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Yep

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      2/4

    6. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Had Hazard for his

    7. Lord Tachanka - Thor:Wagner…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour 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
      9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  12. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Need a 0-0 tomorrow with 3 players.

    That’s a lot less exciting to cheer for !

    1. Amey
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      1-0
      Doherty assist
      Jota goal
      I want this

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        U spelt Jimenez wrong mate

        1. Amey
          9 days, 1 hour ago

          Nope

  13. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    City being outpassed 507 to 396

    #Sarriball

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  15. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Chelsea getting a smashing is always good 🙂

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I thought this over Xmas and This saved me.

      You can’t have every haul

  16. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

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

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

      He could be top scorer this year.

    2. Lord Tachanka - Thor:Wagner…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      10.7% report!

      {-}7

  17. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour 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. Zombanksy
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Surely keep Aguero.

  18. mr messi
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  19. InSaneMan-e
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour 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. INGSJURY
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Its my first season and im 23k.

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 1 hour ago

        Your having an amazing first season

  20. QueefParkRangers
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Kun 3 BPS again?

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Touch and go.... Sterling might get them

  21. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sarri-bllx

    1. Lord Tachanka - Thor:Wagner…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      This deserves at least a response, everyone has overlooked!

      Have some +1 love

  22. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Straight to the job centre

    2. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Least Zola still has class

  23. The Enlightener
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

  24. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Lol Sarri

  25. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Sarri 😆

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Wish I had started Ederson over Fabianski.

    Never envisioned this 😆

  27. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Anybody else hit the tonne yet?

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

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

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

          NICE! get in there mate

          Well done !

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      Lukaku must be close

  28. Londongeezaa
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    Alonso gameweeks 1-3 = 35 points

    Alonso last 13 matches = 38 points

  29. Don Van White Jam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

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

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      I ran out of available subs

  30. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 1 hour ago

    79 with Jota and Patricio to go.

    Jota hatty with a clean sheet for the ton.