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

    Possibly KDB gets 3 baps now?

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

      Sterling winning goal should see him over the line.

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

        KDB 44
        Sterling 38

        I think its 2 or 3 bps for winning goal?

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

          3.

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 13 hours ago

            How can sterling not get the 3 - ridiculous system

            1. Fpl Cursed
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 13 hours 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
              8 days, 13 hours 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
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          First deductions, then winning goal.

  2. MeatPieSausageRoll
    8 days, 13 hours 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

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

    Jesus lives offside.

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

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

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

    Kevin max baps

  6. Tsparkes10
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB 3 baps 🙂 hehe

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      NOOOOOOOO

  7. Kroos Kontrol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      K

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

      Congrats

  8. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Jesus nailed?

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

      Yes

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      On the cross?

  9. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Hazard + Brooks > Sterling + KDB?

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    Fantastic! Would struggle to be a worse result!

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

    Is Ings worth considering again?

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

      He always is if he can stay uninjured

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Got him.

  12. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB 95%

    1. Samwise
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      almost there!

  13. MikeBravo
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  14. HollywoodXI
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 13 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

        Sterling got MOTM?

    2. Tsparkes10
      8 days, 13 hours 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
        8 days, 13 hours 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
          8 days, 13 hours ago

          The bonus points are based on stats. Fact.

          1. HollywoodXI
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 13 hours 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™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

              Do you want it based on goals?

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

                Sterling won the match for City no?

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

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

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours ago

                  The other 10 did nothing.

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

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

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

                      @DeBruyneKev is your @EASPORTSFIFA Man of the Match

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

                        Sky sports MOTM was Sterling mate

                    2. Irbox ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

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

        2. Tsparkes10
          8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

            I watched the game 🙂

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

        MOTM was Sterling?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

            Who will be awarded MOTM points on Sky?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 13 hours ago

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

              1. HollywoodXI
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 13 hours 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™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

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

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 13 hours ago

                      Plenty of incorrect MOTM are awarded.

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 13 hours 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

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 13 hours 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
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        I know. Do you think the current system works?

        1. Guru Mediation
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

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

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

                  Fair enough. I still think the system is flawed 🙂

                  1. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 days, 13 hours 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
                      8 days, 13 hours 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
                        8 days, 12 hours ago

                        Fair point.

                      2. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        8 days, 12 hours ago

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

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

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

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

              See my (2 post by mistake) reply above.

  15. fusen
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 13 hours 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

  16. MikeBravo
    8 days, 13 hours ago

    And who would keep Pogba?!

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

      Raheem will still outscore him

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

        Sadly true.

      2. DOG GOD IT
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 13 hours 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.

  18. Tsparkes10
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  19. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

      Ooof big rip.

  21. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  22. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    A) Deeney
    B) Wilson

  23. MINUS FOUR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

    Would have been better off not wildcarding this weekend.

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

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

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

      Aye

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

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

    1. Tsparkes10
      8 days, 13 hours ago

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

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  27. Samwise
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      Wow

  28. The Senate
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

    1. Samwise
      8 days, 13 hours ago

      id love that!

      1. The Senate
        8 days, 13 hours 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

  29. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

  30. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 13 hours ago

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

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

      Sterling?

      Well done if so.

      1. Tsparkes10
        8 days, 13 hours ago

        Aguerroooo

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

      Sadly kun, I always get these wrong 🙁