Dugout Discussion

Aguero set to benefit from Jesus hamstring injury

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) starts for the second match in a row this season as Manchester City visit Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

His 15.6% ownership will be breathing a sigh of relief that the forward has come through another bout of ‘Pep Guardiola Roulette’ but can probably expect more game-time from him this weekend and next.

That is because Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) has been ruled out with a hamstring injury picked up in training and is not expected to be fully fit again until after the international break.

Accordingly, there is no substitute centre-forward on Manchester City’s bench today, which may mean Aguero completes 90 minutes for the first time this season, having been substituted around the 70-minute mark in each of his two starts so far.

90 minutes is not necessarily guaranteed though, as Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) could replace Aguero and Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) could shift into the middle.

Either way, Jesus’ absence for Gameweek 4 should see Aguero get another start when Brighton come to the Etihad Stadium next Saturday, provided he comes through the trip to Bournemouth unscathed.

As already mentioned, Sterling also starts in Gameweek 3, as do the other key FPL assets.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.6m) is, as per usual, deployed in the central midfield trio, while Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) holds onto his place at left-back.

Meanwhile, there is still no place on the bench for Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m).

Bournemouth have gone with a very defensive formation, laying themselves out in a 4-5-1 system.

Callum Wilson (£7.9m) will plough a lone furrow upfront, with Ryan Fraser (£7.4m) and Josh King (£6.4m) on the flanks of midfield.

Expected to be behind the ball for most of the day is a back-four of Charlie Daniels (£4.5m), Steve Cook (£5.0m), Chris Mepham (£4.5m) and Adam Smith (£4.5m).

Probably joining them in a defensive stance this afternoon will be the central midfield trio of Philip Billing (£5.0m), Jefferson Lerma (£5.0m) and versatile stopper Nathan Aké (£5.0m).

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Daniels, S Cook, Mepham, A Smith; Fraser, Billing, Aké, Lerma, J King; C Wilson.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker; De Bruyne, D Silva, Gündogan; Sterling, Aguero, B Silva.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Stokes Bolwed out!!

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dropped it again.. Wowwwwwwwww

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm kidding..

    3. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Denied

  2. Bram
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Nice fumble gazza

  3. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Blimey. That looked out.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This is why we need VAR

  4. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What a game!

  5. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    NOT OUT? Where's VAR???

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Are you me?

  6. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ha Ha!

  7. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    It was out as well... Wow. The umpire is corrupt

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Shouldn’t have wasted the review

  8. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ben Stokes has some incredible luck going his way recently.

    WC final first and now this.

  9. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Son gets start over Eriksen that too against this NEwC side! Guess KDB over Son was not that good move..Maybe once Tot v Arsenal is done can be done

  10. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      2 months, 26 days ago

      im actually happy with wilsons returns, 15 points in 3 games cant be sniffed out. Assist machine 😀
      Wilson aint going anywhere from my team anytime soon, hatti to come soon to say thanks

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Shush. This is Fantasy Cricket Scout for the next 5 minutes

        1. Jonty Pakistani
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Hahah - Well said. Nice to see some cricket fellows out here 🙂

    • lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If you have Pogba, king, Dendoncker, double liv defense in your team, would you wildcard?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Probably

    • Bram
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      1 ...............................................

    • Ha.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      The Ashes are alive

    • soumyeah
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      BOU offense the worst miscalculation so far by the community

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Unlucky in fairness

        1. soumyeah
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          How so? I didn't see much lack of luck today. But didn't see either of their first 2.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I did see first two and they were pants, slight improvement today against the tough opposition but don't look up to scratch, too many below par performances by Wilson, King and Fraser

            1. soumyeah
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I see players I know take this seriously with both King and Wilson as starting strikers since GW1 and maybe it will all come good but right now it looks like a radical failed strategy

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Quite a few got it wrong, including myself, can't remember a worst start to an fpl season 🙁

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  I bet your start is better than mine, I am having a nightmare

          2. Zlatanzo
              2 months, 26 days ago

              They were playing City today mate, cut them some slack

      2. Silecro
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Which option is better?

        A) Haller & Cantwell
        B) Pukki & ...well, someone for 5.4, still not sure who

        Both would be -4 since i cant look at perez & adams for a day longer in my team

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Pukki looks irresistible so I'd be looking at B

      3. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Amazing

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Whoo hooo

      5. The Head-Ake
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What a match

      6. Bram
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        OMG Stokes you genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      7. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Would you wildcard this lot?0 FTS

        Pope 4.0
        Taa vvd Digne zinch Linda
        Salah sterling kdb pogba dendonck
        King Wickham Greenwood

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          No, move on pogba upgrade wickham

      8. Bram
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        76 undefeated last wicket stand in which Leach got a heroic 1. Stunning.

      9. Don Rogers FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Salah, Sterling , Kdb > Stokes?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You need Leach as the makeweight

      10. ChuckN
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Imagine how good England would be with 11 kiwis.

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          hol up

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          10

      11. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        lei EVE sou WHU for Bournemouth. Might be worth holding assets

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Those teams have accounted for almost a third of the cs this season so far.

          So that’s a no from me 🙂

      12. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wow! Arise Sir Ben Stokes

      13. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Wood over Barnes. Biggest failure ever.

        1. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Jaysus he's not that attractive