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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. evilfish
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone worse than 19 with 3 to go?

  2. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Started Aguero and Laporte, benched Mili 😎

  3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    LUKA all over that!

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

    We knew the Mili goal was coming

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

    Christ

  6. adibo
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Bye cleansheet

  7. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    How does MIli score all the time? He's a shocking footballer.

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

    Oh piss off Mili

  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Laporte CS waves goodbye....

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

    And there goes my 6 PTS from my defender.

  11. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Milo gonna be 10.0 next year.

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

    Yess! All the laporte ederson owner's points ruined! Boom!

  13. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Mili legend

  14. Eddie`
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Nice one Mili!

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

    Absolutely loathe that bloke

    1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Muhahaha

  16. MeatPieSausageRoll
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      He hit that with a venomous vengeance

    • Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Get in mili

    • F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Milli you f-beauty!

    • Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Shut KDB!

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

      Bloody hell. Aguero & Laporte. Get LOST.

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

        same

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

        Same

    • thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      So, get rid of Kun and get Sterling in for a hit?

    • hueycho
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguero back to his best at away games....eughhhhh

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

          As usual, fell for him over Raz too. Security of starts and all that crap.

          1. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Yeaaah. Did he look injured tho?

            Deffo getting sterling in for a double rest in a dgw

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Now they've got rid of my clean sheet they better get a result out of this. Come on the Eagles

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

        Need Sterlo hatty asap...

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

        That Mili goal is disgusting, ML rival is getting him off the bench for Lindelof

      • Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        and they say Luka only scores pens 😀

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

        Groan, and I was just checking where laporte was on baps

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

        Someone console me.... Kun and Laporte owner 🙁

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

          You're not alone. That good enough? I had a last minute switch from Sterling to Aguero

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

            That’s rough mate!

            Annoying cos it makes you wonder whether we need to take him out for the DGW

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

        That's essentially a penalty for Mili