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Aguero and Sterling start for Man City at Crystal Palace

Fantasy Premier League managers who backed Manchester City’s key attackers were handed a boost on Sunday afternoon.

Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), who some feared would be rotated ahead of a big Champions League match, have both been named in the starting line-up.

They are joined in the side by Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) who has now started five of the last six Premier League matches.

There will be plenty for those with a tactical interest in this encounter as Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m) and Leroy Sané (£9.3m) have both been selected in the starting XI.

It will be of great importance to analyse how those two players interact with each other given what they have offered Fantasy managers at various stages this season.

Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) has shaken off his yellow flag to make the bench and Fernandinho (£5.3m) misses out with a knock.

As expected, Crystal Palace are down to their second-string in the centre-back department with Mamadou Sakho (£4.9m) and James Tomkins (£4.3m) out injured.

It will be Martin Kelly (£3.9m) and Scott Dann (£4.4m) tasked with schackling Aguero this afternoon.

Up front, there is a surprising selection by Roy Hodgson, who has benched Michy Batshuauyi (£6.5m) to give Christian Benteke (£6.3m) a first start since Gameweek 26.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Wan Bissaka, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Benteke, Zaha.

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1,225 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cojiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Got AWB coming in off the bench, sofa time

  2. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Super Kunday 🙂

    1. Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Long live the Kun!

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        The kun is dead boys

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Come on Kun. I picked you over Sterling. Make it worth it!!

  3. Eddie`
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Mendy a real option now.

    Best of luck all. May everyone's GWs turn a corner this afternoon.

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Good luck to those who have the same players as I do.

  4. Holmes
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Should have tried Kouyote in central defense. Not sure Dann-Kelly are any good 😮

  5. Kno
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Les go capitano Kuuun

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Redmond(c) would have been better

      1. Kno
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        firmly stuck to my bench :/

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      He’s my VC 🙁

  6. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    How many points you guys reckon Kun will get?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      14

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Hopefully smashes in 4. Laporte assists. CS. Reasonable to ask I think. Oh and Sterling does nothing of course 😉

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      7

  7. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Will RAM rise again this season?

    1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      R and M. Forget about A.

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Redmond, Anderson, Mane? 😉 Probably not...

  8. Kepa's at the wheel
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    No Tomkins or Sakho. Title on the line. Non Kun owners might want to turn away

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Owning Sterling makes me more comfortable.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Wish I’d given him the armband

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        This. He’s my VC. Went for Eriksen cap

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      We have no chance with Tomkins and Sakho out. Kelly is decent back up, Dann rusty, but i believe they are both Liverpool supporters (Dann was a season ticket holder) so maybe they will fight extra hard in this game 🙂

  9. Klein
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    1-0 mendy g no assist
    Liv 3-4. Please

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      I'll take that

  10. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    It’s hard to explain the anticipation when owning aguero and sterling when their EO are so relatively low.

    10-1 to city too much to ask for?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      I’ll take it as a fellow owner of both

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      kun65%
      Sterling50%
      Laporte35%

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        10-0 would be better

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Not for those of us without a defender 🙂 my fault for my low TV

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        It’s a thing of beauty seeing them way below 70%

      3. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Only 8% own both Kun and Sterling combined.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Kbd only 13%. Hoping for some points today as I have him, Razz and Kun. But stranger things than a blank has happened before...

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Oh very nice triple up! Well it’s started well for you

        2. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          I am the 8%

          Let’s go! Positive thoughts!

          1. Eddie`
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Je suis 8%

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 15 hours ago

              This is what I wanted to write but couldn’t remember if that was what it was!

          2. Captain Kakaroto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Me too. Add Dilva to those 2 and I really wish it will be goalfest

        3. Amey
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          😮

    3. Better Call Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      2-2 (Laporte G, Kun G, Sterling 2 assist)

      *pool fan

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      I’ll take 10-0. With Sterling blank and hauled off early. Laporte with majority of assists, Kun boasting it.

    5. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      *beasting

  11. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Using a picture of b. Silva when he doesn't start is cruel for owners.

  12. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Anyone got KDBs top 10k ownership?

    A few rivals got him in on WC. Presuming due to their lower TV. It’s the only thing that could anger me today 😉

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      +/- 14%

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Ah cheers. Not too bad then actually !

  13. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Yes. Sterling C

    I presume nobody would begrudge me a brace and a couple of baps after yesterday...

    Ryan 0
    Duffy 0
    Dunk 0
    Doc 0
    Tripp 0
    Rash 1
    Jimi 1
    Jota 2

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Granted as long as Aguero does nothing and city CS

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Very bold captain. Deserve it. Good luck

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Well done, lad.

    4. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Well done. Your captain has scored more than my whole team so far.

    5. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Thanks. Very lucky escape...

  14. The Head-Ake
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Guys I'm prolly considering this too early but if all goes well :

    Vardy to Laca for free?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      It's what I'll do

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes. And then to firmino for Huddersfield

  15. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    No Fernandinho today.

    Has the city being bad without him been put to bed finally ?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Wait and see

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        NO!

        I wanna know !!!

        😉

        1. LarryDuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 15 hours ago

          Praying for a palace win

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 15 hours ago

            Brighton fans would have had a lovely weekend if that happens.

  16. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    This feels like DGW 25 when Aguero went off.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      It doesn’t.

      Only one game and I don’t have the TC anymore

      Soz

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Positive thoughts

        Yes he does !! Hattrick coming

  17. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Why am I seeing ads for plus size bras? *Quickly deletes cookies

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      🙂

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      To support those massive baps coming your way 😉

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Lol

      2. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        Comment of the day

        Sorry Jafooli, you’re not gonna beat this

    3. Amey
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      😀

  18. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    As bad as Everton were my cappo, DCL, could have had a hattie on another day. Was a bit unlucky there...ahwell onto Sterling now with the hope of double digits from him 🙂

  19. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Palace defensive masterclass coming up.Bus parking in progress. Zaha up on his own.

    1. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      With Dann and Kelly? LOL

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      5-0 City more likely

  20. Samwise
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Mendy in?

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      If he hauls today I'm getting him for Pereira!

    2. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      My big diff this week

  21. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Wow having no City with that line up out is scary! Anyone got a free sofa?

  22. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Another late goal for Norwich.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Thank God it’s shut that drummer up!

    2. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      8 mins stoppage time, winner coming up

  23. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Pukki scores again, one way or another we’ll be seeing him in the Prem next season

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Will Leeds get second. Played well last night.Really good side.

    2. kime67
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Pukkiparty

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      As another Finn, I’d love to see that. It’s been forever since we had an outfield player in Prem.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 15 hours ago

        It will happen. In the unlikely event Norwich dont get promoted he will be snapped up.

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      That was some free transfer signing by Norwich

  24. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Palace could get something here I reckon. Hoping for a smashing as I'm triple city but I can see it being tight

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Really?

    2. Amey
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Hope*
      😉

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      No chance at all

    4. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Nope, cant see us getting anything with our first choice centre backs out. I am a Kun/Sterling/Laporte owner so that might numb the pain!

  25. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Didn't realise that Agüero was the most captained player this GW - hide behind sofa time!

    1. kime67
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      against kelly and dann omg

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      One goal won’t hurt that much. Will get real annoyed if he does more

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Most captained by casuals/the dead

      Your rank shouldn’t take too big a hammering if he does well

  26. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    For those with city attack

    Con: No Fernandinho
    Pro: Palace defence is in tatters and Pep clearly wants to destroy them for the result in the reverse fixture.

    Conclusion: Advantage the 8%

  27. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Sane loves cut backs to sterling whilst Aguero sits deep can’t wait

  28. royaljoe
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    I have no man city. A little worried now

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      You have elected the way of pain

  29. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Why does Clinton Morrison have no neck?

  30. nkhoughton
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 15 hours ago

    Any suggestions to this? 1m itb

    Foster Ryan
    Trippier Laporte Duffy Bennett Valery
    Sterling Hazard Son Eriksen Hojberg
    Aguero Jiminez Deeney

    Bench boost this weekend

    Tripper and son being benched has me a lil nervous

    1. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 15 hours ago

      Duffy to TAA