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

    Robbo VVD Mane and Hazard to go...

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

    Aguero coming off, unlucky owners

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

    Bog of Aguero. Useless.

  4. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Aguero coming off

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

    Jesus coming on 🙁

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

      Well it is Easter.

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

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

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

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

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

      Tell me about it.

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

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

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

    Absolutely no way I can get Sterling

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

      Don't be ridiculous

  9. Tsparkes10
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Midfielders have absolutely destroyed attackers this week

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

    Aguero coming off

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

    Kun off, Jesus on

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

    (K)un clean sheet locked

  13. Niho992
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

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

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

        Agreed. Just not his day that’s all

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

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

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

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

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

      This.

  15. Khaaan!!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Has Aguero even had a shot today?

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Barely touched the ball.

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

      Yes miles over

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Aguero off 🙂

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

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

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

    Aguero

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

      Has one game ended your season?

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

          Me too. Next year buddy!

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

  21. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

  22. Give The Todd Some Love
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Aguero very quiet today

    Better options for the double?

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Firmino

  23. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Kun (C) locked in for next week

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

    Aguero / Vardy / Jimenez

    All useless!

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

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

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

        Let's hope not.

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

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

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

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

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

    Sterling going top of points scored table with bonus accounted for

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

      Also matching Auba Kane and Mane for PL goals this season

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salah better do something-or they'll notice

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

      Good week to get it right.

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

      Well done!

  28. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days 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
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah, but unlikely Steling misses out mets be honest.

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

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

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

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

    1. Give The Todd Some Love
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      8 points is hardly bad

  30. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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