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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. BigBillyBass
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Lol which numpty said Salah was dropped?

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

      Ian Doyle suggested it. Nobody has a clue what he was actually on about though.

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

      Ian Doyle tw@

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

    Salah starts

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    LIV: Alisson, van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Mané, Firmino
    Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Wijnaldum, Milner, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi

    CHE: Kepa, Rüdiger, Emerson, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Hazard
    Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Barkley, Kovacic, Giroud, Higuaín, Pedro

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

      just 2 changes for pool then.

  4. Niho992
    3 months, 3 days ago

    From 5 to 7 K after City game.

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

      A drop of 6,995 places? jeez

  5. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I have Mane as captain, ffs.
    I forgot to change it!

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

      Could work.

    2. Samwise
      3 months, 3 days ago

      casual

  6. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mendy CS is back

  7. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Players like Sterling should be coming in on a WC not going out.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Find it really strange his ownership dropped and Aguero's rose...

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

    Would you legitimately drop Aguero to Deeney in order to get Sterling in for the DGW?

    1. Samwise
      3 months, 3 days ago

      no

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not legitimately, no

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

      Considered the same, but no. Made a decision getting Agüero now have to stick with it.

  9. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Henderson/VVD slip pls

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Five of the six people I'm competing with in my ML don't have Sterling. Four lost him on their wildcard this week.

    Suddenly things are looking up.

  11. STRANGER INGS
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Was so close to taking Raheem off thinking he'd be rotated lol. GW being slowly saved after Vardy (c)

  12. Mweene
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Did people really take sterling out even though he has a DGW?

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

      Nah. I did go for Aguero, however.

  13. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Can't wait for this Gameweek to be over.

    1. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Season*

  14. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Haz false 9.

    Robbo CS banked?

    1. Mikeharbrw
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He played false 9 vs city earlier in the season in a 2-0 win & City > Pool

  15. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Massive WC fail, chipped out wilson sterling pogba

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ouch.

    2. Samwise
      3 months, 3 days ago

      but have you got more than 13 points?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        26

  16. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mendy or Laporte?
    Eriksen or Sane?

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I’m going Duffy to Mendy in about 25 minutes.

    2. Bobby Reds
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mendy Sane more explosive

  17. AndyCook
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Second in the world benched Sterling and played Knockaert

    1. REQUIEM FOR A GOAL
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He knows

      1. Fred54
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        nothing.

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

      Pure skill

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

      Also captained Moura. Gotta punt to make it to #1. Just the way it goes.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If Knocky hauled and Sterling blanked, wouldve looked like a prophet, tbf.

    5. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wot?

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

      How on earth can such a person be second in the world. And they say this game isn’t luck!

  18. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Classless from the Palace fans. Singing about Gerrard when they're losing 2-0 to City and aren't even safe from relegation yet.

    1. Mweene
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Is it not the City fans?

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      There's never a bad time to slag Steven Gerrard off.

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

      I think it's a chant everyone enjoys singing

    4. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I mean besides everything else, there is no way Cardiff are winning 4 of their last 5

  19. JONALDINHO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling EO? Crying non owner here.

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

      Top10k

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      50.4 in top 10k

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        20.87% overall

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

          Ouch

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

      See below, ridiculous

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

    7k rank drop because of those Sterling goals wtfffff

  21. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling off please pep 🙁 rank killer.

    KDB and Kun over him looking like a mistake so far.

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

    Quadruple Brighton defence as Duffy captain. And triple city bring in the green.

    Scenes.

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

      Imagine if you hadn't made the mistake of going a triple Brighton at the back.

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

        Cardiff at home to come. I’m positive.

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

          One clean sheet and it’s 24 points minimum.

          1. how now brown cow
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Assuming hughton doesn't shake it up after yesterday

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

              If I spent time worrying about rotation I wouldn’t have had sterling so long

  23. Niho992
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I blame Kane injury !!

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Agree

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

      If Kane wasn't injured I would have kept Pogba.

  24. Slouch87
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Stella Artois or Asahi?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Both

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

      Estrella

  25. Mikeharbrw
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Must be Mili time soon

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

    Sarri decided its best to try and run round VVD than try to out jump him

  27. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Salah (C), Mane, TAA and Hazard all start.
    Come on boys

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Improve my 7(-4) score for the week

    2. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Just looked at your season history.

      Been a 'mare and it continues wit Fraser benched. My condolences..

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I'm not very good lol

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

          Can I join the "not very good" gang too?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Yes sure there is plenty of room at the Inn!

  28. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Dgws are always killers. Selling good players for some numbnuts who fate dictates will play (badly) twice in 7 days.

    Will we never learn?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Will we ever learn not to make posts like this based on cherry picking a specific outcome?

      1. how now brown cow
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        But its true every year. People always go overboard.

        I bet liverpool v Chelsea yields a ton of points too.

        1. Samwise
          3 months, 3 days ago

          hopefully, 2 liverpool and hazard

    2. Samwise
      3 months, 3 days ago

      this is what i said and thought... still managed to pick players who did even worse... currently on 13 points. Spreading the money for the bench boost, i doubt was worth it.

  29. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus spotted

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

      Ugh

      1. Samwise
        3 months, 3 days ago

        its not easter just yet...

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

    Jesus coming on

    1. Samwise
      3 months, 3 days ago

      never been so relieved to see him come off, given my captain got 2 points