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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Josh King is so atrocious. Every game he plays like hes doing a sunday game, trying dumb dribbles in dodgy positions and losing the ball. Dont understand what Howe sees in him. Surely someone else can take their penalties.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Great first post..

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        I like it...

        How's the couch?

  2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    FFS

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

    Hilson magic incoming

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    City cleansheet wiped

  5. Meinhoff
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    What a goal!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    OMG

  7. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Wow

  8. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    wilson. get in

  9. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    CS busted

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Wow

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

    The Wilsons

  12. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    HIlson there you go!

  13. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Harry Wilson is the next big thing.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    H Wilson G

  15. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Sterling and Salah are absolutely lethal, i always feel confident captaining both of them, where as Kane, a potential blank is always on the back of my mind

    1. UnitedFan
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Agree. He's not as reliable or consistent as the other two.

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Would be interesting to see some stats on that over the last few seasons

  16. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    What a kick!

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Football in a nutshell

  17. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    F off Wilson

  18. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Wilson goal, the wrong one, wooo

  19. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Spawny Cilson owners...annoying rule

  20. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Scouse Secret Agent Wilson success! What a FK!

  21. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    C Wilson assist?

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Yup

  22. BobbyV
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Yes....

  23. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Wilson goal and Wilson assist 😀

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Oh bollocks

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Sold Wilson 🙁
      For Pukki 🙂

      C Wilson still slowly ticking over, mind. 3 assists in 3 games.

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    No clean sheet City.

    That is why I love double up of VVD and TAA!

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Huh?

  25. Bram
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    WOW Harry Wilson. Take a bow son, take a bow. Stunning.

  26. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    OMG Wilson

  27. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Miss Wilson doing that for us!

  28. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Oh phew thought it was Callum. Still sucks but not as much

  29. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Harry Wilson though...so consistent with these free kicks

  30. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Was Fraser spotted during the celebrations?