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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. sminkypinky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    My backline of
    Ryan
    Doherty Laporte Duffy brought 2 points thus far. Brilliant!

    1. Samwise
      3 months, 6 days ago

      2 more than mine

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

        Ouch

    2. KINGS
      3 months, 6 days ago

      The worst is over

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

      Lloris, Duffy, Laporte and Digne for me. 9 PTS from defence is not to be sniffed at this GW.

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

      I've doc Duffy and Kola. Could end up with 3 big fat zeros.

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

    Robertson, mane, firmino. Who's with me!?

    1. Amey
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Robbo Taa Bobby

      1. Samwise
        3 months, 6 days ago

        robbo, mane, haz

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

        Good luck, amey

    2. Tommy J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yep

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

        Let's do it

  3. VISH
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Right Vardy out for Deeney?

    Should I also take out Eriksen for Sterling?

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

      Already did Vardy to deeney for price reasons so yes I would agree however sterling is always a risk of rotation but what ever floats your boat

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

      I might keep Vardy for WHU, undecided at the moment

  4. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Come on Chelsea's low owned players! (Also Mane)

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which combo is better to keep for the rest of the season?

    A. Wilson + Deulofeu
    B. Fraser + Deeney

    Currently have Wilson + Fraser but looking to offload one of them for a Watford player.

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

      Keep Fraser.

  6. KINGS
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Have both Sterling and KDB. Sort of compensating for captaining Duffy. Sort of.

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

    Casuals win yet again with KdB getting all 3 baps.....

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

      Gladly take those baps

    2. good biashara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Haha! It's like saying veer from the template and you're a casual

      1. Warblers Fear Satan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Exactly. I don't get this "casual" thing....

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

          It's a convenient vehicle used as an excuse when people have a rubbish gameweek.

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

        Don’t bite 😆

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

      Sterling outscored him so who cares

    4. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He was a differential pick lol No casual would own him.

    5. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Casuals get Kun lol

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

    AWB 26 BAPs despite conceding 3. That lad is going places.

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Hopefully goes to United

  9. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    KDB 3 bonus?!?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      MOTM

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Jesus delivers before Easter

    1. HollywoodXI
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      🙂

    2. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He gets a break next weekend unless they play Sunday

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

    Need a Chelsea goal to bury all those Liverpool clean sheets.

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Same. Wouldn't mind 4 or so goals from low owned Chelsea players 😀

      RLC, Willian, Jorginho, etc.... dont fancy my chances 🙁

  12. KINGS
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hoping a Pool blank. Not owning any

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Henderson hattrick

  13. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Do you think lacazette start against watford?

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He should but who knows what the bad Christopher Walken mpersonator will do.

      1. Fred54
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        *Impersonator.

  14. Tsparkes10
    3 months, 6 days ago

    54 with Robo, Duffy and Kolas left. Hopefully a 1-1 with Robo and Jorginho scoring 🙂

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

      The inevitable posting of your score in a week when you are doing well.

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

        Indeed.

      2. Tsparkes10
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Why would I not?

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

          Jeez, re-read your old posts.
          Groundhog Day maybe?

  15. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Benched Robbo for Deeney. Have a feeling I will regret that.

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

      Aye, same here.

      Obvious really.

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

      I played TaA and benched deeney

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      played jimenez and bernardo over him 🙂

  16. BeDreamin
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    My GW pretty much rests on the Monday night game. I went with Arsenal my ML rival went with Wolves players. I need to punish him on Monday

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

      Good luck with that.

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

    Question . . .
    So in case Robbo is rotated/rested/whatnot, its Milner who comes in a LB and NOT Moreno, right?

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

      Correct.

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

        Cheers! Affects my tinkerings for the rest of the season.

  18. WDT
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ashley Cole “ Yeah I think you’d have to say De Bruyne has been one of the most influential players for city this season with sterling.”

    The man has barely played.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ashley Cole isn't the most switched on to be fair

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

      Exactly what PaddyPower asked lol

  19. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hate this game sometimes. Kun over Sterling another error. Even though I’m sitting in the top 5k really haven’t been enjoying this season, just floating there for months.

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

      So do something about it mate

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I’m f***n trying! Haha

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

          LOL! Then try something different

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

      I know that feel bro, a couple of lucky weeks brought me back into it, that's all it takes. Stagnant ranks are unfun at any rank, except #1 😀

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Your GW32 FH was insane! Congrats mate.. that’s the kind of week I need to get back

  20. S.Kuqi
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Wilson
    Pogba
    Sterling

    Good gw not to have wildcard

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

      Yep.

      Hopefully the WC thing pays dividends next GW.

  21. SweeSwee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Is there anyone here who wouldn’t have at least doubled there score if they had not wildcarded? At least it’s the same situation for the majority of top 10k I guess.

    1. United10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      would have more points with Fraser and Wilson alone if I didnt wildcard. Still hoping for atleast a clean sheet or a header goal by Duffy 🙂

  22. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    27 with 5 (6 if you count Duffy twice) to play. Horror week.

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

      21 here...

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

    Salah and hazard to get 2 each would be perfect.

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      2 yellows?

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

    TIGER!

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      2 shot swing here hopefully. Molinari looks unflappable though

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

        Molinari made 2 rare mistakes last few holes. He was so solid

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Making pars there under pressure though, he is a machine. Held off TW to win the British - hoping for a different result here

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

            There’s 1 drop then

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

    Majestic from Tiger!

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

      Outstanding

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

    Sterling is NBC'S MOTM.

  27. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Alisson TAA Robertson
    Go big or go home

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

    21 pts with Duffy (C), Dunk, Doucouré, Roboo & Mané left.

    50 still possible, I'd be happy with that.

  29. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Salah haul please

  30. United10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who are people captaining next week?