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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

1,802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Stokes Bolwed out!!

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Dropped it again.. Wowwwwwwwww

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm kidding..

    3. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Denied

  2. Bram
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Nice fumble gazza

  3. Marvin.com
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Blimey. That looked out.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      This is why we need VAR

  4. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    What a game!

  5. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    NOT OUT? Where's VAR???

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Are you me?

  6. Marvin.com
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Ha Ha!

  7. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Shouldn’t have wasted the review

  8. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 22 hours 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
    23 days, 22 hours 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. purple lamborGhini
    23 days, 22 hours 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
      23 days, 22 hours ago

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

      1. Jonty Pakistani
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 19 hours ago

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

  11. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably

  12. Bram
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

  13. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    The Ashes are alive

  14. soumyeah
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    BOU offense the worst miscalculation so far by the community

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Unlucky in fairness

      1. soumyeah
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 22 hours 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
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 22 hours 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
            23 days, 22 hours 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
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 22 hours 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
                23 days, 22 hours ago

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

        2. Zlatanzo
          23 days, 22 hours ago

          They were playing City today mate, cut them some slack

  15. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 22 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Pukki looks irresistible so I'd be looking at B

  16. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Amazing

  17. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Whoo hooo

  18. The Head-Ake
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    What a match

  19. Bram
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

  20. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 22 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      No, move on pogba upgrade wickham

  21. Bram
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

  22. Don Rogers FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Salah, Sterling , Kdb > Stokes?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      You need Leach as the makeweight

  23. ChuckN
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Imagine how good England would be with 11 kiwis.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      hol up

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      10

  24. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

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

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 22 hours ago

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

      So that’s a no from me 🙂

  25. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Wow! Arise Sir Ben Stokes

  26. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Wood over Barnes. Biggest failure ever.

    1. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Jaysus he's not that attractive