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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. Aubamazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Son or F.Anderson captain?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Son

  2. Ghost Gooner
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Time to target the Che defence? 😆

  3. cigan
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sane & Robertson >> Sterling & Chilwell

      looks appealing, good move?

      got exact cash so it has to be now though - still leaves me with a decent team next GW i think

      Fabianski
      Trent Kolasinac Chilwell Doherty
      Salah Pogba Son
      Lacazette Jimenez Rashford

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sterling doesn't play next week - why the rush to bring him in?

        1. cigan
            3 months, 11 days ago

            ... exact cash

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

        Souness and Carragher look like they just had a death in the family.

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

        from 9k to 19k in 2 weeks due to no Sterling or Aguero. painful

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

          havent owned either and gone from 1.5k to 500. they arent essential

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

            link your team, would love to know how you managed that over last two weeks

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

              any idea how i can do it from the app?

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

          7k to 30k in the same period..

      4. g40steve
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        How many left to play tomorrow?

        Jiménez, Jota, Doherty 😉

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

          Doherty and Jimenez here

          1. Andy Ftw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            This

        2. Amey
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Jota+Doherty

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

            Jota and Jiminez.

          • EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            jim and doh

          • Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Jimenez Doherty

          • CostaCoffee
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Jimmy Jonny and Doherty

          • cigan
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Jimenez, Doherty, Patricio

              1. Mr Q
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                This

            • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              This

          • Wakanda 4ever
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Is it too late now to say Sarri?

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

              Sarri seems to be the hardest word

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

                Sun headline tomorrow

            2. Royal5
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Sarri Sarri Night

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

            Think that’s me done for the season. I spend ages looking at stats, planning moves and then brutally destroyed by the actual football.

            1. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Welcome to FPL

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

              lots to play for with blanks/doubles and chips

          • DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            One of those evenings when you just want to quit.

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

              Been there this season. A -12 before the last GW before this has me back on the up and up, though.

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

                Actually, in the last few seasons, I've had a pretty bad beginning (this one not as much as previous few) and once I started not caring about all the what-ifs and taking big hits to fix things and just have fun with it, my rank has shot up tremendously each time. So, if it's not going well, don't be afraid to take some hits and just have fun with it. It can work wonders on the game and your mentality.

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

                  In other words, it's time for you to use your WC or take a -12 and fix that s*$t.

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

              Swings and roundabouts, got 21 points two GWs ago and on for well over 100 this GW! Chin up!

          • Chucky
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Do the Auba-Kun-Auba Hokey Cokey they said...

            GW and Season over due to Kun to Auba transfer... missed out on hattie..bye all..... 🙁

            .

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

              At least you got last weeks DGW hatty?

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

              Behave Chucky, looking at 70 odds points mate

              1. Chucky
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                😛

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

              You did it too early. Kun to Auba to Kun looks a good move going forward.

          • Andy Ftw
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Hattricks in consecutive GW's for Aguero, still couldn't manage to be the top points scorer for City in either GW.

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

              Says more about how good City have been 😉

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

              Or make the Scout Picks.

              #Failure

          • grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Nice round zero off the bench from Luiz and AWB. Another big red, season disintegrating after such a good start. Feel sad.

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

              I am glad it isn't -1. Could have got yellow for push on Jesus

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Luiz did get -1.

          • RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Kun not clinical enough, should've scored 5

            Time to sell

          • sunzip14
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Anderson or Maddison for Sane?

            1. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Anderson

          • RUUD!
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            25 points from Sterling and Ederson. I’ll take that thank you

            1. MTPockets
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Only 24 from Ederson + Aguero...

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

            Last 3 away games Chelsea have scored 0, let in 12. Chelsea next Prem away game is Fulham.

            Even Kamara might be worth hanging on to.

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

              , 🙂

          • CostaCoffee
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            To think I almost sold Sterling instead of Hazard, forgot how terrible we are away from home. Just hope we don’t sack Sarri now

          • Superbadhine
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Sold Raz this week for Mane after sticking with him through thick and thin 🙂 thanks Raz. Ya little blighter.

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

              How do you sell Raz man? Just don't get it sometimes.

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

                Owned 4 blanking players, had Kun as city cover, Sterling not been scoring and paid back loyalty over last 3 games, Mane on form and slight differential compared to Son.

                It shot me in the foot granted but that's the luck in fantasy

          • Srv210
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            For those who are getting a city player after blank week ..who will you be getting

            A) kun
            B) sterling
            C) others

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Have B and keeping

              1. Andy Ftw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                This. Looking at A if possible. Not sure if I reasonably can.

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

              Have B and getting A

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

              Have A looking at getting C (Laporte or KDB)

          • Mambino
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Changed (c) from sterling to Rashford last minute, and eft (v) on Sterling. Thank God Rashford stayed on the bench

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

              Lovely

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

              noice!

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

            Surprised weren't more Kun captainers in top 10k

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

            Feel sorry for Sarri's local newsagents if he's sacked. All those cigarette sales lost and he he'll have to cancel the Range Rover order.

          • beetlejuice
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Interesting to read some still thinks that Sane is rested for future games

          • Samwise
              3 months, 11 days ago

              has gone --> eriksen...

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

              Here’s tomorrow’s headlines:

              Hard to say I’m Sarri
              I’m so Sarri
              I’m not enough and I’m Sarri
              Tired of being Sarri
              Sarri not Sarri
              Sarri seems to be the hardest word
              Sarri for everything
              Sarri you’re not a winner
              I’m so Sarri he’s mine
              I can’t say I’m Sarri
              You’ll be Sarri

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

                Sarri I didnt shake your hand Pep, I'm Sarri

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

                You missed out “Whose Sarri now?”

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

                  I’m Sarri

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

                Sarri's Not Good Enough (McFly)
                Sarri, Blame it On Me (Akon)

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

              Moving forward, best asset to replace Sane? Have Son, Salah, Pogba

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Mane/Jota/Sterling (gw28)

                • Samwise
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    eriksen

                • teriyaki 69
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  OR taking a beating this week.

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

                    Or taking a raping alright

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

                  My midfield scored 76 points this GW!

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    You are smashing it this week
                    Well done mate

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Cheers mate

                • Rik Waller
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Aguero just too dumb to learn English? Been here years.

                  - Bitter non-owner

                  1. Amey
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      3 match ban !!
                      😀

                    • Says
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      > non-owner

                      I'd be careful of calling others dumb

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

                    Sarri Lost it