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

    Got AWB coming in off the bench, sofa time

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Super Kunday 🙂

    1. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Long live the Kun!

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        The kun is dead boys

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  3. Eddie`
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mendy a real option now.

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

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

  5. Kno
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Les go capitano Kuuun

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

      Redmond(c) would have been better

      1. Kno
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        firmly stuck to my bench :/

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He’s my VC 🙁

  6. Weilong7
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How many points you guys reckon Kun will get?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      14

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      7

  7. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Will RAM rise again this season?

    1. Marvin OBE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      R and M. Forget about A.

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  8. Kepa's at the wheel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      Owning Sterling makes me more comfortable.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wish I’d given him the armband

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days 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
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'll take that

  10. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days 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
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I’ll take it as a fellow owner of both

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

      kun65%
      Sterling50%
      Laporte35%

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

        10-0 would be better

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

      3. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Only 8% own both Kun and Sterling combined.

        1. RamaJama
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days 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
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

        2. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I am the 8%

          Let’s go! Positive thoughts!

          1. Eddie`
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Je suis 8%

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days 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
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

        3. Amey
            3 months, 3 days ago

            😮

      4. Better Call Salah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

        *pool fan

      5. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

      6. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        *beasting

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

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

    4. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days 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
        3 months, 3 days ago

        +/- 14%

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

          Ah cheers. Not too bad then actually !

    5. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Granted as long as Aguero does nothing and city CS

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Very bold captain. Deserve it. Good luck

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

        Well done, lad.

      4. JoeSoap
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

      5. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Very lucky escape...

    6. The Head-Ake
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

      Vardy to Laca for free?

      1. LarryDuff
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        It's what I'll do

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

        Yes. And then to firmino for Huddersfield

    7. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No Fernandinho today.

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

      1. LarryDuff
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Wait and see

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

          NO!

          I wanna know !!!

          😉

          1. LarryDuff
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Praying for a palace win

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

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

    8. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This feels like DGW 25 when Aguero went off.

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

        It doesn’t.

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

        Soz

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

          Positive thoughts

          Yes he does !! Hattrick coming

    9. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

        🙂

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        To support those massive baps coming your way 😉

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

          Lol

        2. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Comment of the day

          Sorry Jafooli, you’re not gonna beat this

      3. Amey
          3 months, 3 days ago

          😀

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days 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 🙂

      5. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          With Dann and Kelly? LOL

        2. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          5-0 City more likely

      6. Samwise
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Mendy in?

          1. Super Saints
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

          2. Lord Tachanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            My big diff this week

        • Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

        • diesel001
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Another late goal for Norwich.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thank God it’s shut that drummer up!

          2. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            8 mins stoppage time, winner coming up

        • Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

          1. DA Minnion
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

          2. kime67
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Pukkiparty

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

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

          4. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            That was some free transfer signing by Norwich

        • BigRedDog
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Really?

          2. Amey
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Hope*
              😉

            • Super Saints
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              No chance at all

            • Luka - Man Like Serbia
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days 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!

          3. Sun Jihai
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

            1. kime67
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              against kelly and dann omg

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days 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
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Most captained by casuals/the dead

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

          4. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days 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%

          5. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

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

          6. royaljoe
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I have no man city. A little worried now

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              You have elected the way of pain

          7. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Why does Clinton Morrison have no neck?

          8. nkhoughton
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days 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
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Duffy to TAA