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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. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Laporte was even on for a bap ffs

  2. TAT
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Yesss! City CS gone! Only reason I went Verthongen over Laporte was not having the 0.1 needed!

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      What a tit

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

        😀

    2. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Delighted to hear your wonderful news .

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

        About the only good news this GW other than having Sterling!

  3. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Poseidon on top form again today. 😉

  4. Kepa's at the wheel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Need a Laporte goal now

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This...

  5. DV8R
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    KDB back in the bonus

  6. Numb
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Everyone has Mili anyway, right?

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    No Kompany, no clean sh.....oh wait!

  8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Lets go Luka, 2nd goal needed asap...

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    This has all gone horribly wrong

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Fcking awful

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What an utterly crap result. Cheers Laporte and Aguero you useless lumps. Why tf didn’t I go for Sterling.

    May just do a swap for a -4.

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Same here!...

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thinking the same myself.

  11. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Brighton can still get a CS. BOOM

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I like to think that this is how Duffy(c) woke up this morning:

      https://youtu.be/xed-WE7kQ48

  12. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Nice to see the City CS wiped out

  13. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What was that wall by City? Shocking, basically a pen for Milli.

  14. Balls of Steel
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Wtf Palace goal Laporte cleansheet gone

  15. Manani
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    going for Laporte + Kun and leaving Sterling behind was a terrible choice in hindsight

    1. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I’m with you on that.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No sh*t sherlock.

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Same.

  16. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Its Sako time!!

  17. XabiAlonso
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Lowest score of the season and it's in a double gameweek. Unbelievable

  18. Bees4Lyf
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kun straight down the tunnel, didn’t look to happy

    1. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Guess I’m keeping pookaku then 😆

  19. Khaaan!!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Regardless to whatever has gone right or wrong for us this gameweek, I think we can all agree on one thing.... it’s all Harry Kane’s fault 🙂

    1. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      absolutely...whole plan went in the drain...and then moura starting and getting a hattrick..

  20. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Let's.go kdb!

    1. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      About 85 minutes too late.

  21. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    which striker to have if you already got Deulofeu

    A) Deeney
    B) Wilson

  22. Four Hit Wonder
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    The most annoying recreational activity known to man?

    Chess (losing), poker (bad beat), tennis (ball not going where you want it to) all come to mind but is anything even close to FPL? Is there such a thing?

    1. fusen
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      There can't be many games that so much based on luck instead of skill, most games will surely be 70-80% skill or more

      FPL must be 60-70% max

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I see it more as a game of bingo. The captain choice, that is.

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Disclaimer: I sold Sterling and bought Aguero. For a hit.

    3. Grumbledook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Just like a bad beat in poker I bet you only remember the things that hurt your points and don't recall the dodgy assist assignments, offside goals that were given, your defender getting subbed just before they lose the clean sheet etc. that benefited your team.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        You could be right. I capped Pogba this GW.

      2. fusen
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Which feeds into my reply of can't be many games that involve so much luck

  23. Nomar
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Please bring Batshuayi on. Guy behind me in 2nd place has Raz second on bench with Higuain starting...

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Some league that must be then...

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He has a weird team, but full of mainly SGW35 players, so he's actually doing well this week.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          😉

  24. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling gets 90

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe misses the Spurs league game and plays vs United?

  25. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    This game really does leave me feeling miserable sometimes. Laporte & Aguero owner, left Sterling behind on my wildcard. On for 20 points plus Mané, Robbo, Duffy, Murray and Camarasa to go. Rotten.

  26. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Respect to Hodgson and Ray Lewington. Not sure how many other teams would put up such a resolute performance with both first choice CB's out. Clearly a team that are well coached and work hard for each other.

    1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Agreed, some of our fanbase don't appreciate the organisational training behind the scenes work he has done for us. We not lost a game by more than 2 goals all season.

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

    Milvojevic is the most frustrating player to not own. 100% I’m getting him next season from GW30 onwards.

    He did exactly the same last season going on a massive scoring run

  28. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    As much as i would like us to equalise, i really don't want Liverpool winning the league :/

  29. niloh1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Can sterling really play all the games?