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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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    Up to you Kane.

  2. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    Salah & Sterling. Best players in the game.

    The only captains you need.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      I agree.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Looks like it. Bye bye Kane

  3. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    Not because I own him, but this shot was pure pure class. 99% of players would wait for the ball to drop, then look at the goalie and then place a shot.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Agree, his development since Pep arrived has been insane. Genuine looks World Class.

    2. dark91
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Agree but also to be perfectly honest his 2nd touch to control the ball was far from one of a talented player 😉

  4. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    Get in. Now that's what I call legal tender

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    Yes boy

  6. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 8 hours ago

    And there is it (S)terling!

  7. purple lamborGhini
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      like a cobra

    • SirStevieG
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Man City fans clearly don't like VAR I guess...

    • Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Bilva assists the assister obviously.

    • Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 8 hours ago

      Pathetic attempt to save from Pickford, as usual

      1. CloudSky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Come again?

      2. BobbyV
        • 6 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Pick who? Lol

      3. Mr Peanutbutter
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          pickford played on friday?

        • SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          U wit m8

        • JustPark
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          What's worse than a dial up?

        • Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Obviously ate too many pies before the game. That's what you get having Wayne Shaw as a hero.

        • Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          That's some bad stream lag

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        And that’s why Kun can’t compete

      5. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Sterling matches his hero, Pukki, on goals so far!

      6. kelvint93
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Sig to KDB and Jota (wolves) to J.Ayew?

      7. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Kun a better defender than his lookalike Otamendi

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        KdB + Sterling 😀

      9. GreenPL
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Wow Sterling. Best player in the world on recent form.

        1. CloudSky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Wouldn't go that far

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Kane thought the same

        3. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          3 games?

          1. GreenPL
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Last season too

        4. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Second best behind Pukki 😉

          1. GreenPL
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Oh yeah. Sorry

        5. SirStevieG
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          No Pukki is

      10. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Sterling perma-captain till gw12

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Honestly might do

      11. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 8 hours ago

        Love that man!

      12. FOO FIGHTER
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          KDB and Sterling in the points.

          YES baby!

        • Ady87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          There isn’t a team in my main cash ML without Sterling so it’s hard to get excited.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Same, but many (c) Kane, so could be a swing choice.

        • jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          Brace for Sterling and a hattie for Kane will suffice 🙂

        • Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 8 hours ago

          No assist?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Dilva

          2. RealVirg
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              Dilva I think

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              David?

          3. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Link to the goal?

          4. JamTart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            I take it someone found Sterling then

          5. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
            • 6 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            d silva a wizard at passing

            1. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
              • 6 Years
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              *for all

          6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Hilson might end up the most important Bournemouth FPL asset

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              Well...

          7. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 8 hours ago

            Pep can withdraw Kun nice and early now and leave Raheem on for his hattie

          8. Nightcrawler
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              If refs were fair City would be top 4 contenders at best

            • Total Foot 5 - romario 11
              • 6 Years
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              sterling or all the crap he's received over the years, he is in fact overachieving. opportunistic goal threat always

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 8 hours ago

              Wilson range

              1. RealVirg
                  24 days, 8 hours ago

                  Pls any cherry asset to score!!!