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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

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  1. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Come Ryaz, KDB and Zinky!!

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      *Raz

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      this.

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Sterling blank

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Would be horrific

    2. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Simmer down and get behind the couch you.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Thats where Im posting from

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Hahahaha, better be a big couch... Incoming!!!

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Noooo.. will not happen.

  3. PAL
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    What to say after another defeat at Anfield? Didn't expect win or clean sheet (unless you're ultra deluded Gooner) so I see it as a reality check. We can take a lot of positives out of that game and the hardest away match is already behind us. Teams will get battered here when they're fully up to speed so I'm glad it's done in August.

    Pepe was easily our most dangerous player and looked electric but he really has to work on his finishing. Causing problems to the best LB & CB in the world isn't something you see every weekend. Looks like they player we've been crying out for ages.
    Honestly, he and Pierre should've scored. You simply have to put those chances away! Maybe we could steal point yesterday.
    Emery tinkered with formation, selection and tactics but at least he tried something different. Game plan worked for 40 minutes. Too easy for Liverpool after that point. Early 2nd half penalty completely killed the game and any hopes of a comeback. Subs were too late in my opinion. I think we'll be much stronger and defensively solid when Bellerin, Holding and Tierney come back. See you at the Emirates in May.

    Anyway, well played Reds!

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      I thought Arsenal were OK. They just came up against Liverpool.

    2. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      I liked how Arsenal played. Of course, huge quality gulf with Liverpool / City. But, they look the best of the rest.

    3. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Norwich did better, Arsenal tried to park the bus until 3-0

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      You can't take any positives from this IMO.

      Your manager is a mug who built a team of offensive players only to park the bus in a game that matters. Oh and he left the 2nd best player on the bench while fielding the best one in his 2nd best position (Auba is a wide forward).

      I don't think Emery has a clear plan for beating deep defending teams such as Palace either.

      Neutral fan here. I wish you better things.

    5. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Feel like when Pepe hits form he's going to be a 11m player for 9.4m. Looks dangerous

  4. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Sterling 4 goals incoming

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Would love that

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Yup.. this.

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes please.

  5. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Zinchenko & King owner here.

    Should I hope for a King goal?

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes.

    2. Zlatanzo
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        No matter if you hope or not, will not change the outcome 😉

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      This gameweek reminds me of the time I left the Goose cooking in the oven all weekend.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Bizarre euphemism! 😉

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Currently basting the skin, myself

    4. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      3-0 City, Sterling hat trick with 1+ assist for Zinchenko.

      Not too much to ask, right?

    5. Manani
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      that city bench is crazy strong

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        City's bench is the third best PL team after City and Pool?

    6. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Laporte & Sterling in this one. KDB and Aguero to punish

    7. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Bernardo Silva: the stage is set.
      It’s time. Please do your thing.

      Oh OZ and KDB too, strut your stuff.

      1. Fortune
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        somehow still have bilva too in my team.
        wont expect anything, but any returns are welcome.

    8. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Looking for a sofa. No Sterling / Agüero / Kane in my team.. depending on Kevin de Bruyne and Walker only, with 49 decent points on the board.

      Just keep quiet for one match, Sterling / Agüero / Kane.

      1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        49 is good so far though. Sterling has to haul for me as I've only got 30 points with sterling (c), laporte, moura, jota and dendonker.

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Sterling can't stay quite against BOU 😆

        2. banskt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          as I said, decent. but without any of today's big players, it is worrying.

          I will let the couch save the embarrassment.

    9. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      I have put money on two bets to avoid hiding behind the sofa:

      a) Sterling to score 2 or more
      b) Sterling to assist 2 or more goals

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        A and B

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Great idea mate. Doing the same

        1. Alright wee yin
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          I did get 5/1 on Tammy first goal
          And
          Pukki anytime goal 5/2

          Yesterday

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            5.5 on Sterling to score 2 or more seems good.

          2. CARROW ROAD
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            I got 21/1 on 3-2, cashed out for for little at 2-2 - no balls

      3. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Looking at BOU defence stats and Sterling attack stats i think you will easily win both bets lol

    10. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      0-6 or 0-7?

      1. Alright wee yin
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Six

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          0-8

      2. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Why are you asking for the HT score?

      3. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        8, all from Raheem

    11. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Last two weeks I am really fed up see my players assist the assister.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Don't buy players like that

    12. seewhyaxe
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      got feeling then Aguero gonna remind us that he's worthy of a pick in FPL still

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Only an option if Jesus is out for an extended period of time.... like today 🙂

    13. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Ramsdale should be a 4m option. How can he be the same price as Pope, Heaton, Ryan, Gunn etc.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Stupidity really from FPL. Same with Liverpool other backup keepers. Have no right to price them the same as proven PL keepers.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Because hes a first choice keeper? How should he be 4m? Great stuff from FPL to keep those underpriced options from appearing.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Was it known he would be first choice before the season started?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            No but he ended up as a contender for the first choice spot so it was the correct pricing.

      3. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Why would a starting goalkeeper be 4m? It doesnt make sense. Bournemouth will earn more clean sheets than several teams with 4.5 starters.

    14. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Want Sterling to blank if I didn’t captain yeah?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah I’d think so.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        No

      3. 1zverGGadeM
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Yep

      4. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Single goal for me.

      5. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        In terms of OR, yeah. MLs may vary.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Hi mate. Is Ceballos a good shout and nailed?

          1. Deulofail
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Not nailed, but I bought him last week. Will play him against Spurs.

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

        Oh brother couch time it is

      7. CARROW ROAD
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Totally depends who your captain was, ideal would be the same as your cpt did

    15. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Mount and Ceballos as 3rd and 4th, is this to light for my midfield?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        No if you make the most of funds elsewhere, presumably for a premium striker.

        I’m going heavier in mid though, with one of Son/KDB alongside Sterling Salah Mount

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Oh ok so you don't have Kane then?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            No sir I don’t. Wetting the bed for the Newcastle game

      2. Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        "3rd" and "4th" are meaningless concepts without knowing something about the formation or the probability of you benching them, or other players, etc... some context

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          This is my team mate.

          Pope
          VVD Digne Zinchenko
          Salah Mount Ceballos Sterling
          King Kane Pukki

          Button Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

          1. Deulofail
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Look like 2nd & 3rd to me 😉

    16. Lord of Ings
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      RMT on wc?
      Pope Adrian
      Lundstram Soyuncu Dunk kwp mings
      Sterling salah mount martial cantwell
      Pukki Kane haller

      Personally I think this looks solid..
      Thoughts?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        That defence ewww

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

        Christensen over KWP perhaps

      3. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Lois Lane not worth it imo, unbalances the rest, hence your defence

    17. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      As a Sterling owner but non-capper what should I hope for?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Yellow card and subbed off before 60

      2. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Goals

      3. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        The best, if you like points.

    18. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Now, this week was the last chance for Barkley and Sigurdsson.

      Already planned my moves this week if Son looks sharp:
      Barkley, Sigurdsson, Robertson → Lanzini, Son, Diop (-4)

      I would have liked to stay with Robertson, but need to enable Son. Any comments on the transfer?

      New team would look like:
      Ryan | Button
      Alexander-Arnold | Walker | Digne | Diop | Rico
      Salah | de Bruyne | Son | Martial | Lanzini
      Pukki | King | 4.5m

      1. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        What's new hype with Lanzini?

        1. banskt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          No hype, just a desperate attempt to stay ahead of the curve. I believe he is going to score the points.

        2. banskt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          From the underlying stats, it seems he is in for some big returns. Fixtures are also favorable. But completely personal opinion.

          1. Ross From Friends
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Sounds like a trap to me, getting Diop and Lanzini in for a hit just sounds wrong...

            1. banskt
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              21 days, 22 hours ago

              Thanks for the feedback. I am not sure about Diop. Basically looking for a 4.5 enabler. But don't find any. Needs to be nailed because two of my other players, Rico and Parrott (4.5 Spurs forward with very low ownership) are not having game times. Basically he would be on the bench.

              1. Ross From Friends
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                21 days, 22 hours ago

                Söyüncü !!!

    19. purple lamborGhini
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        come on Wilson you can do it!

      • Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        You just know it is going to be 6-0 with a Sterling hatty when Eddie Howe
        says "we need a bit of luck today" 😆

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          I wouldn’t want to be chasing Man City about in today’s heat.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Need Sterling, Zink and Dendoncker to come up big.

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Need Sterling(c), Zinch, KDB, Son & Barnes to go nuclear today.

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Should get a massive score from that lot mate

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 22 hours ago

              Hope so, no Salah so got some catching up to do!

      • Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Sterling EO today?

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          110%

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Cool thx bud

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Livefpl said something like 144 I thought

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            thats top 10k

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          137.3% in the FFS league.

      • Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Could a switch to 352 be viable on WC (likely to be played over IB GW5)?

        Lundstram and Rico saves you some money from having one of them and a benched mid. Could be the way to go.

        Just means probably ditching Zinchenko

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          im playing 451 today eek

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Wowza.

            I was tempted by that but gives a much weaker bench with no starting 4.5 forwards is all.

            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 22 hours ago

              yep im skating on thin ice

        2. Root
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          No. I think Cantwell/Dendoncker + 5.5 DEF is better than Lundstram/Rico + 6.0 MID

          1. banskt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            This.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Billing is going to get a red card today. Terrible player

      • purple lamborGhini
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          dilva will score today on his 400th appearance, its already written

          1. Godfrey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Assist from Zinchenko, we have a deal

        • Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          Kevin De Haul

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            No pls

          2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            *de blank

          3. purple lamborGhini
              21 days, 22 hours ago

              Ake shut out :p

          4. _sidney_will
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 22 hours ago

            Otamendi goal from a KDB corner please