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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. BigBillyBass
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 14 hours ago

    Lol which numpty said Salah was dropped?

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 14 hours ago

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

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 14 hours ago

      Ian Doyle tw@

  2. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah starts

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 14 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 14 hours ago

      just 2 changes for pool then.

  4. Niho992
      8 days, 14 hours ago

      From 5 to 7 K after City game.

      1. Rik Waller
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 14 hours ago

        A drop of 6,995 places? jeez

    • fylde2022
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 14 hours ago

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

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 14 hours ago

        Could work.

      2. Samwise
          8 days, 14 hours ago

          casual

      3. TEEMU PUKKI
          8 days, 14 hours ago

          Mendy CS is back

        • Fred54
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 14 hours ago

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

          1. Fred54
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 14 hours ago

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

        • Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 14 hours ago

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

          1. Samwise
              8 days, 14 hours ago

              no

            • My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 14 hours ago

              Not legitimately, no

            • RFCSPACE
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 14 hours ago

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

          2. Zilla
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 14 hours ago

            Henderson/VVD slip pls

          3. sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 14 hours 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.

          4. STRANGER INGS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 14 hours ago

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

          5. Mweene
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 14 hours ago

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

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 14 hours ago

              Nah. I did go for Aguero, however.

          6. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 14 hours ago

            Can't wait for this Gameweek to be over.

            1. TEEMU PUKKI
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                Season*

            2. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 14 hours ago

              Haz false 9.

              Robbo CS banked?

              1. Mikeharbrw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 14 hours ago

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

            3. Nightf0x
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 14 hours ago

              Massive WC fail, chipped out wilson sterling pogba

              1. sully29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                Ouch.

              2. Samwise
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  but have you got more than 13 points?

                  1. Nightf0x
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 13 hours ago

                    26

              3. Scotty B
                • 6 Years
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                Mendy or Laporte?
                Eriksen or Sane?

                1. *sigh*
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                2. Bobby Reds
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  Mendy Sane more explosive

              4. AndyCook
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 14 hours ago

                Second in the world benched Sterling and played Knockaert

                1. TEEMU PUKKI
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    He knows

                    1. Fred54
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      nothing.

                  • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Pure skill

                  • MillsAU
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • All Out of Mounie
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Wot?

                  • TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                2. Fpl Cursed
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours 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
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Is it not the City fans?

                  2. sully29
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  3. Mikeharbrw
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    I think it's a chant everyone enjoys singing

                  4. Guru Mediation
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                3. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  Sterling EO? Crying non owner here.

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Top10k

                  2. The Tinkerman
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    50.4 in top 10k

                    1. The Tinkerman
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      20.87% overall

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        8 days, 14 hours ago

                        Ouch

                  3. Super Saints
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    See below, ridiculous

                4. Super Saints
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  7k rank drop because of those Sterling goals wtfffff

                5. The Tinkerman
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  Sterling off please pep 🙁 rank killer.

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

                6. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  Scenes.

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                    1. Flapjack ✅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Cardiff at home to come. I’m positive.

                      1. Flapjack ✅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        8 days, 14 hours ago

                        One clean sheet and it’s 24 points minimum.

                        1. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          8 days, 14 hours ago

                          Assuming hughton doesn't shake it up after yesterday

                          1. Flapjack ✅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                7. Niho992
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    I blame Kane injury !!

                    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Agree

                    2. Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • Slouch87
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Stella Artois or Asahi?

                    1. how now brown cow
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Both

                    2. Merlinsnose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Estrella

                  • Mikeharbrw
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

                    Must be Mili time soon

                  • Wild Rover
                    • 8 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Improve my 7(-4) score for the week

                    2. Fred54
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

                      Just looked at your season history.

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

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 2 Years
                        8 days, 14 hours ago

                        I'm not very good lol

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

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

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 2 Years
                            8 days, 14 hours ago

                            Yes sure there is plenty of room at the Inn!

                  • how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 14 hours 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
                      8 days, 14 hours ago

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

                      1. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        8 days, 14 hours ago

                        But its true every year. People always go overboard.

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

                        1. Samwise
                            8 days, 14 hours ago

                            hopefully, 2 liverpool and hazard

                      2. Samwise
                          8 days, 14 hours 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.

                      3. DR0GBA
                        • 2 Years
                        8 days, 14 hours ago

                        Jesus spotted

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          8 days, 14 hours ago

                          Ugh

                          1. Samwise
                              8 days, 14 hours ago

                              its not easter just yet...

                        2. Wild Rover
                          • 8 Years
                          8 days, 14 hours ago

                          Jesus coming on

                          1. Samwise
                              8 days, 14 hours ago

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