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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. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Robbo VVD Mane and Hazard to go...

  2. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Aguero coming off, unlucky owners

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Bog of Aguero. Useless.

  4. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Aguero coming off

  5. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Jesus coming on 🙁

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Well it is Easter.

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Sterling for me is like Hazard for others. Always hauls when I don't have and is dropped or does nothing when I own.

    1. Ode
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      How many gameweeks you’ve owned him, 2 times?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Seems more, I'm speaking for over the last 2 or 3 seasons

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

      Tell me about it.

  7. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Jesus about to rise . . . . Fron tge bench.

  8. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Absolutely no way I can get Sterling

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't be ridiculous

  9. Tsparkes10
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Midfielders have absolutely destroyed attackers this week

    • All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Aguero coming off

    • Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Kun off, Jesus on

    • Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      (K)un clean sheet locked

    • Niho992
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero is useless, -16 to rid him and afford Sterling

        1. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          "Aguero is useless"
          Probably one of the most stupid statements ever made on here

          1. KAAAAAAHN!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Agreed. Just not his day that’s all

        2. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          One thing in your favour is that your posts are always consistent.

      • The Tinkerman
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Double city attackers, but the wrong ones. 10k red arrow from this game alone 🙁

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

          This.

      • KAAAAAAHN!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Has Aguero even had a shot today?

        1. Royal5
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Barely touched the ball.

        2. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Yes miles over

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        This is just one of those weeks. Forget it and move on

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero off 🙂

      • Fpl Cursed
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Sterling surely plays on Wednesday and misses one of the DGW games for sure

      • Mweene
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero

      • The Head-Ake
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        What even is this game? There go my hopes of top 100k. From top 15k to this. Had to be Sterling, didn't it?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Has one game ended your season?

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            By game, I mean FPL. So unpredicatble, this was supposed to be my best season, hate the fall from grace

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              Me too. Next year buddy!

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 13 hours ago

                1) Love your username
                2) Brooks on the bench gotta hurt huh?
                3) Next year it is
                4) Any idea if I can still catch up with a ML leader who has a 100ish point lead? I still have BB and TC to play.

      • The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        First time all season, Sterling's haul has coincided with him in my team, about time!

      • Give The Todd Some Love
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero very quiet today

        Better options for the double?

        1. True Deadzoner
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Firmino

      • Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Those two Kun points are locked in for you, owners. Nobody is going to take them away.

      • *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Kun (C) locked in for next week

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero / Vardy / Jimenez

        All useless!

        1. DR0GBA
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          you won't be saying the same next week mate 🙂

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Let's hope not.

        2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Hi, they are my strikers.
          Total 5 pts. Lol.

        3. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          It’s crazy isn’t it - this was ‘the dream’ front 3

      • Mikeharbrw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Sterling going top of points scored table with bonus accounted for

        1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Also matching Auba Kane and Mane for PL goals this season

        2. kalmoffit
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Salah better do something-or they'll notice

      • Camzy
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        I've actually gotten my captain right :O Unreal. After triple captaining Sterling last week, I kept it on him another week and been rewarded!

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Good week to get it right.

        2. Guru Mediation
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Well done!

      • LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero off now is decent for all us DGW (C)

        Big games he will start and he scores in big games!!

        Big week next week Sergio.......REST UP LAD

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Yeah, but unlikely Steling misses out mets be honest.

        2. Guru Mediation
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          He always struggles after coming back from injury, I don't see how he will up to speed again by next week

      • Zladan
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        KDB probably man of the match today, but doesn't translate to FPL points unfortunately.

        1. Give The Todd Some Love
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          8 points is hardly bad

      • wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Went Aguero over Sterling on WC and kept Salah. Disaster move unless Mo bags a brace. I won't hold my breath