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

    Possibly KDB gets 3 baps now?

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

      Sterling winning goal should see him over the line.

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

        KDB 44
        Sterling 38

        I think its 2 or 3 bps for winning goal?

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

          3.

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

            How can sterling not get the 3 - ridiculous system

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

              Are you watching the game? KdB has been playing like he was last season.

              Sterling missed a sitter and has barely touched the ball tbh...

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

              KDB was best player on the pitch by a distance, man of the match easily. Plenty of times the system throws up odd results, but not in this case IMO.

        2. AzzaroMax99
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          First deductions, then winning goal.

  2. MeatPieSausageRoll
      3 months, 3 days ago

      And Jesus of Manchester City makes it 3 and surely puts this game to bed. In truth they’ve looked comfortable throughout and now another question is posed to Liverpool

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

      Jesus lives offside.

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

      Since my ML rival brought Mili in he has scored 4 in 5!

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

      Kevin max baps

    • Tsparkes10
        3 months, 3 days ago

        KDB 3 baps 🙂 hehe

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          NOOOOOOOO

      • Kroos Kontrol
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Getting both KdB and Sterling worked out well! 😀 Projected into the top1k for the first time by livefpl

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          K

        2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Congrats

      • Team Cruel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Is Jesus nailed?

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

          Yes

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          On the cross?

      • Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Hazard + Brooks > Sterling + KDB?

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

        Fantastic! Would struggle to be a worse result!

      • TONY123
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Is Ings worth considering again?

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

          He always is if he can stay uninjured

        2. DA Minnion
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Got him.

      • Stoic
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        KDB 95%

        1. Samwise
            3 months, 3 days ago

            almost there!

        2. MikeBravo
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Who would honestly keep Bournemouth players based on form from the previous few weeks. No doubt the hindsighters will have much wisdom...

          • HollywoodXI
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            If ever you need evidence that the bonus points system is completely flawed just check out the City BAPS right now. Sure ok, KDB gets three...

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

              KDB has been the best player on the pitch...

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

                Sterling got MOTM?

            2. Tsparkes10
                3 months, 3 days ago

                He was best player on the pitch today. Rarely wasted the ball and 2 assist. Won possession back a lot aswell ;). Clueless

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

                  Clueless or you’re just repeating a statistical argument put forward countless times before? The official MOTM was Sterling. Fact.

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

                    The bonus points are based on stats. Fact.

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

                      I think you’re missing my point. It’s the fact that the bonus points system is based on stats that I’m challenging. I understand they currently are. I prefer the Sky system.

                      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Do you want it based on goals?

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

                          Sterling won the match for City no?

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

                            Not single handedly...KDB had a big hand in it too

                          2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            The other 10 did nothing.

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

                              They did. The team all played well but, again, Sterling was the match winner.

                              1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                @DeBruyneKev is your @EASPORTSFIFA Man of the Match

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

                                  Sky sports MOTM was Sterling mate

                              2. Irbox ⚽
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                Salah won the match for Liverpool last week and did he get any bonus?

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

                        It's a bonus point system, not a MotM system. That's the point you're missing.

                  2. Tsparkes10
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Was just a joke ;). Awarded by Neville because Sterling got the winner, guessing you didn't watch the game?

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

                        I watched the game 🙂

                2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  He deserved 3. All that counts is Sterling 14, KDB 11.

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

                    MOTM was Sterling?

                    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      2 goals helps.
                      Outside those, KDB was far better.

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

                        Who will be awarded MOTM points on Sky?

                        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          Don't play, given the scoring systems of both games, not sure what it has to do with FPL?

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

                            My point is the bonus point system for Sky Fantasy Football is based on the player awarded the official MOTM (Sterling in this instance). KDB was great but Sterling was the match winner and IMO therefore deserved the 3 bonus points.

                            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 3 days ago

                              It isn't for the FPL game is the point.

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

                                My original point was I was just that. Perhaps the FPL bonus points system needs a rethink. Just my opinion.

                                1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 3 days ago

                                  Plenty of incorrect MOTM are awarded.

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

                        this, Pogba got MotM yesterday ffs he played horribly once again but puts in 2 pens and the media goes right up his bum

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

                  The point that you're missing is that you know how bonus points will be awarded before the game starts. There is no arbitrary MotM points awarded as we suffered for so many years in this game.
                  No longer is it your opinion versus someone elses opinion.
                  The reasoning and award of bonus's are there in black and white.

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

                    I know. Do you think the current system works?

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

                      Of course it works. The point you're making is that you don't like it

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

                        There are games where a player who hasn’t scored, assisted or kept a clean sheet got 3 bonus points. That’s not a system that works IMO. I understand the system. I’ve played FPL for a number of years. I’ve expressed an opinion that i feel Sterling should be awarded 3 bonus points. It’s not an attack on FFS / FPL. Chill out peeps.

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

                          I think the answer or argument should be before the game.
                          I understand if you've a certain player (Sterling) and watching him put in a match winning performance and not get the

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

                            3 baps but the argument is always tainted for me if it's after the game.

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

                              Fair enough. I still think the system is flawed 🙂

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

                                It may be but as good as we can hope for.
                                How about back to the old system, where some random unknown guy choses the bonus's (like Sky perhaps) and you know they have favourites?
                                Crouch, Terry, Cole(Joe) Wilshire and the likes could never have a bad game!!!!
                                Then we had the Barry Ferguson & Charlie Adam farce where they always got 3 bonus (being a Scot I may have done the same 🙂 )

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

                                  Lol I remember this system! I agree the system is better than then but I still think it should be tweaked. The fact that Salah was a record point scorer last season / player of the season yet was criminally under represented in the BAPS system shows there are still improvements to be made.

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

                                    Fair point.

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

                                    But you would have been handsomely compensated by the sheer amount of goals scored.

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

                      It's much better than before and I'm not keen on Sky system which I've stopped playing.
                      It's never going to be perfect as such but that's the nature of the game, there are no certainties.
                      Firstly it takes the random picks out of it, like the Pogba one posted above, secondly you can plan your team to a degree with that in mind.
                      In short, it's as good as you can hope for.

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

                        I agree with this point. It’s not perfect for sure 🙂

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

                          See my (2 post by mistake) reply above.

              • fusen
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Bonus Points

                3 - De Bruyne (44)
                2 - Sterling (38)
                1 - Milivojevic (31)

                Even with winning goal BAPS I think KDB may keep all 3

              • MikeBravo
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  And who would keep Pogba?!

                • Nomar
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Salah better go medieval on Cardiff's ass next weekend to make up for me picking him over Raz.

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

                    Raheem will still outscore him

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

                      Sadly true.

                    2. DOG GOD IT
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Raz has Spurs and MU, granted they are not what they were before.

                      Also possible rotation due to the strength of City's depth.

                      Salah and pool fighting for.the title, Cardiff are a sorry excuse for a premiership team.

                      Think Salah will edge it.

                • Tsparkes10
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    21, 11, 5 and 4 from my mids. 1, 2 and 2 from strikers. Oooof

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

                    Now need hauls from Robertson and Mané to save the day.

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

                    It feels so much worse when I had a choice of 2 drafts, one with KDB & Sterling and one with just Kun, argh..

                    1. Tsparkes10
                        3 months, 3 days ago

                        Ooof big rip.

                    2. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Get in KDB just Mane points and thats all 5 mids contributing.

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

                      which striker to have if you already got Deulofeu in your team

                      A) Deeney
                      B) Wilson

                    4. MINUS FOUR
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 3 days ago

                      Couldn't be much happier with triple City and triple Spurs attack with KDB and Moura. If only I hadn't captained Duffy.

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

                      Would have been better off not wildcarding this weekend.

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

                      Have not got one of the various hauls this weekend. So annoying.

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

                        Aye

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

                      These were KdB's 2nd and 3rd league assists of the season....

                      1. Tsparkes10
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          He's back, got in v good positions today. Will be huge in big games imo

                          1. GARY AND JAMIE
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            pep knows he will be key and also fresh for run in

                      2. Samwise
                          3 months, 3 days ago

                          hazard, robertson and mane need to turn this round. Currently on 11 (captain played!).

                          1. ZICO SENNA
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            Wow

                        • The Senate
                            3 months, 3 days ago

                            33 with Trent, Mane, Duffy and Ryan remaining. Ugh. BUT a wildcard isn't just for one week, as they say

                            1. Samwise
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                id love that!

                                1. The Senate
                                    3 months, 3 days ago

                                    just feels terrible after such a good week last week (100) and not owning Lucas, Pogba, Sterling, Wilson, Fraser is going to hurt my rank for sure

                              • Ask Yourself
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                okay aguero blank sorted, now need mane firmino salah and defence blanks then all sorted

                              • Garlana
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 3 days ago

                                Had sterling , Kdb and aguero, capped one...guess which!?.....

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

                                  Sterling?

                                  Well done if so.

                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                      3 months, 3 days ago

                                      Aguerroooo

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

                                    Sadly kun, I always get these wrong 🙁