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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. estheblessed
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      Salah v hudds prob

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

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

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

          No, bench boosting next week

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

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

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

      Jiminez next week or possible Sterling.

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

        Good shout.

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

      Auba next week if getting the right vibes from Europa League

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

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

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

    Laporte yah waste of space

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

    Need a Laporte headed goal

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

    Come on Kevin grab a goal

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Never likely to start both regardless

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

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

    Unlikely to see both in the DGW.

    1. Amey
      3 months, 3 days ago

      😛

    2. BEATaroundDEBUCHY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Was unlikely to do 90 today...

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

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

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

    Both of my wildcards have been horrendously, hilariously disastrous

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days 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
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Laporte finding some good space.....

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

      Just needs to find the net now.

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

      Stop it yah....

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

        😮 😛

  8. MikeBravo
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Come on sterling. Make me trouser snake happy

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

      Most people usually keep them in a glass cabinet.

  10. MikeBravo
    3 months, 3 days ago

    It's a lottery.

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

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

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

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

      Is it Mark?

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

    Jesus G

    KDB A

  13. Tsparkes10
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus goal, KDB assist. Get in

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

    Jesus goal

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

    Jesus G
    KdB A

  16. niloh1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Kdb assist?

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Offside

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

      yep, another offside goal

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

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

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

    My man kevin

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

    Twerps

  20. adibo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    De bruyne of the old

  21. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Delete delete delete

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

    KDB! Get in.

  23. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    KdB second league assist of the season.

  25. adibo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Offside

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

    Jesus, you couldve squared it ro Raz ffs.

  27. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      It will get even worse for you later today

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

      This

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

    Cant wait for VAR next season.

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

    KDB gonna steal all the bonus

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

    KDB. The Aldi of picks.