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

1,802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bun Rab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Ederson 3rd save to make up for the YC.

  2. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Wya Raz

  3. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZ

  4. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Yesssssterling!!!!

  5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    RAHEEEEEEEEEM!!!!

  6. dshv
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    COME ON MY MANN

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    There it is:D

  8. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    oh hello Raz, where've you been?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Timing

  9. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Raheemmmmmmmmm!!

  10. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    RAHEEEEEEEEEEEM!!!

  11. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Lovely

  12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    What a goal

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    RAZZZZA

  14. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    STERLIINNGGGGGGGGGGGG

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Magic Dilva

  16. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Perfect timing

  17. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Was there any doubt?

  18. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    RAHEeeEeEeEeEEM

  19. FOO FIGHTER
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Sterling you beauty.

      I geuss this rules out you for Kun lol.

    • RealVirg
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        My boi let me luck your tears of joi

        1. RealVirg
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Come on King grab a penalty!

            I guarantee a Man City CS wipeout!

        2. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          9th touch for Sterling in this match. Class guy.

        3. LewanGOALski
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Kane needs a haul now...

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Hopefully he does not troll.

          2. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Lovely ball to play in Raheem from Dilva. Filthy.

          3. mxstro
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              EASY MONEY!!!

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Sterling ya beaut 🙂

            • Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Beast

            • Meinhoff
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Oh captain my perma-captain

            • KGFC
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Raz come on boy just 2 more!!!

            • Squib
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              But he's too expensive...

            • seewhyaxe
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              raazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz