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Foden replaces Sane in the only change to either side at the Etihad

The final match of Gameweek 37 takes place this evening between Manchester City and Leicester City.

Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium is at 20:00 BST.

A win for the hosts leaves them in pole position at the top of the Premier League table going into Gameweek 38.

There is only one change to the starting XIs this evening and it is perhaps a surprising one: Phil Foden replacing Leroy Sane for the home side, with Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne still not fit to return.

Foden’s recall means that Bernardo Silva is pushed further forward into the three-man City attack alongside Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.

Sane, Gabriel Jesus and former Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez are among the substitutes.

Vincent Kompany again partners Aymeric Laporte at centre-half, with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi forced to watch on from the bench.

Benjamin Mendy is once again omitted from City’s 18-man squad.

Brendan Rodgers has kept faith with the same 11 players that started the 3-0 win over Arsenal last weekend.

That means that youngster Hamza Choudhury again gets a start in a central midfield three alongside Youri Tielemans and anchor Wilfred Ndidi.

James Maddison and Marc Albrighton will flank Jamie Vardy in attack, so Harvey Barnes and Demarai Gray again have to make do with a place among the substitutes.

Only Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals than Leicester since Brendan Rodgers’ appointment.

Vardy has been involved in more Premier League strikes (nine goals, two assists) than any other Fantasy asset in that time.

Aguero will be endeavouring to keep up his own impressive record of never having blanked when starting a home league fixture this season.

Both Aguero and Vardy registered assists when the two sides met at the King Power Stadium back in December, with the Foxes running out 2-1 winners.

Sterling, who leads all other outfield players for points per match (7.1) in 2018/19, has six double-digit hauls to Aguero’s four at the Etihad this season.

Aguero is the leading captain option this week, with 33,241 managers handing the Argentinean striker the armband while using their Triple Captain chip.

13,121 FPL bosses have used the chip on Sterling in Gameweek 37, meanwhile.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Maguire, Evans, Pereira, Choudhury, Maddison, Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Vardy.

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  1. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Classic Nacho

  2. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Not owning Laporte has just destroyed my rank these last few weeks...

    1. DV8R
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Same, was just about to say this.

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Aye, many feeling the same.

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I must be one of the few that does own him thankfully he may have just saved my ml season tonight 🙂

  3. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    That’s incredibly frustrating. Shoulda capped Hazard instead.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing 🙁 🙂

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I should've TC'd him.

      If it makes you feel better.

  4. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jesus yc

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jesus YC

    1. Hybrid.power
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      That didn't take long

  6. TAT
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Almost on a 10k rank drop this GW…

  7. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Mike Dean once again making it all about him.

  8. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sterling yellow?

    1. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Unclear

  9. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Never try to block your ml rival I brought in Rashford and captained Ageuro instead of Hazard! More importantly did the ref point to his hamstring after speaking to Aguero?

  10. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    It's funny at this point
    TC fail again

    1. Hybrid.power
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Oof, it wasn't a bad shout though, don't beat yourself up too much

  11. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sterling YC?

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jesus i think

    2. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Should have been. Think it went to Jesus.

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Oh for goodness sake he is a complete waste of space

  12. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    City are so so lucky

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Useless Sterling

  14. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Looked like a Sterling yellow

  15. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Sterling is a clown

  16. LJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    get stones on....rival has him as 2nd sub, laporte 3rd

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Boom

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Timing

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A 'rival' has Laporte 3rd sub!?!?

      1. LJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        started TTA and a Man U def

        1. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          That's only two defenders? No one with any FPL knowledge would put Laporte 3rd on bench

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Phew...Jesus got the yellow

    1. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Doubt.

  18. Waylander
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Pretty sure that's a Sterling YC. The ref said Raheem and then showed the yellow. Just that Jesus was up in his face.

  19. Rainer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Nacho not a fan of his replacement

  20. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Three or four rotations on that roll?

    1. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Want a pratt, retro for diving should apply outside the box

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Dilva off Stones on

  22. Sif
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jesus takes YC for Sterling's sins

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Lol

    2. MTPockets
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      bravo

    3. Sif
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Still trying to work in a 30 pieces of Silva gag...

  23. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Why can't Sterling be this bad when I don't own him...

  24. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I swear that was Sterling YC for that tackle???

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It was given to Jesus for objection. He was asking Mike if he is blind 😀

  25. TONY123
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Leicester goal incoming.

    1. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Unlikely.

  26. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Yay, I broke the 30 point barrier this week

    1. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not so subtle brag.

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jeseus saved sterling

  28. Eddie`
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Come on Leicester.

  29. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Come on Vardy pls mate one goal

  30. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hate this City team with a passion.

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Why so? They’re great to watch and play the best football I’ve seen since Pep’s Barca side all those years ago.

      Pains me to say it as a United fan.