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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. estheblessed
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Does anyone still have triple captain left? Of so who and when will you play it on?

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

      Salah v hudds prob

      1. estheblessed
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        You're not gonna go with a double game week player next week?

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

          No, bench boosting next week

          1. estheblessed
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 12 hours ago

            Yes I did think about that but not sure my bench has great fixtures to be honest!

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

      Jiminez next week or possible Sterling.

      1. estheblessed
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Good shout.

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

      Jimi GW37.

      Wolves final home game of the season v Fulham.

      I fancy Wolves to get a hatfull.

      Jesus was a better option than Kun this week then. 🙁

    4. good biashara
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Auba next week if getting the right vibes from Europa League

      1. estheblessed
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 12 hours ago

        Lacazette seems to be the man atm. But yea good shout!

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

    Laporte yah waste of space

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

    Need a Laporte headed goal

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

    Come on Kevin grab a goal

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Never likely to start both regardless

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

    90 mins for Raheem. Probably another 90 in CL midweek.

    Unlikely to see both in the DGW.

    1. Amey
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        😛

      • BEATaroundDEBUCHY
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Was unlikely to do 90 today...

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

        I dunno why people waste time thinking about this. You don’t not own sterling. Period.

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

      Both of my wildcards have been horrendously, hilariously disastrous

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

        Same 🙂 it'll all be over in a few weeks and we can go back to being bored more often

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

        You must have picked good players in the first place. Think of it as a complement 😉

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

      Laporte finding some good space.....

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

        Just needs to find the net now.

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

        Stop it yah....

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

          😮 😛

    4. MikeBravo
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Nearly every player I've had for the past two weeks before WC has scored this week!

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

        Come on sterling. Make me trouser snake happy

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

          Most people usually keep them in a glass cabinet.

      • MikeBravo
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          It's a lottery.

        • TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          A guy 4th in my money league forgot to do his team.

          He has: Wilson, Fraser, Pogba and Sterling....

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

            Is it Mark?

        • DR0GBA
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          Jesus G

          KDB A

        • Tsparkes10
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Jesus goal, KDB assist. Get in

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

            Jesus goal

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

            Jesus G
            KdB A

          • niloh1
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Kdb assist?

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

            Offside

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

              yep, another offside goal

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

              Yep, offside goal allowed for the top 6 teams. Thank god for VAR next season.

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

            My man kevin

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

            Twerps

          • adibo
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            De bruyne of the old

          • SPorting
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Delete delete delete

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

            KDB! Get in.

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

            Should’ve passed to Sterlo.....Jesus so selfish

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

            KdB second league assist of the season.

          • adibo
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            Offside

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

            Jesus, you couldve squared it ro Raz ffs.

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

            So not only did City not drop points, I also got no points... brilliant

            1. TONY123
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              It will get even worse for you later today

            2. XabiAlonso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              This

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

            Cant wait for VAR next season.

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

            KDB gonna steal all the bonus

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

            KDB. The Aldi of picks.