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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. tm245
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Callum assist?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      yes

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

      yes a jammy 3 pointer assist from a £8.0 striker

  2. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Cwilson 3 games 3 returns, still has dropped

    1. tm245
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Happy to have held - he keeps ticking along.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah. More to come I think.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      8M cash cow for some

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

      I sold him for Pukki. Would've kept otherwise. Will probably get back at some point later

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

      Yeah because 8.0 is way too much for 4 points a game lol...and you have to pray for those points too everytime

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

    Hard to justify keeping Fraser over the cheaper Wilson at this point...

  4. Eddie`
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Goodamnit, was so happy that Bournemouth scored I forgot I had a City defender and two mids. There goes another 6 points.

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Might ditch Zinch to Lundstram/4.5 and move to 3 at the back...

    No city defence is the only thing then.

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

      silly move

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Cleansheet is rare this day

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Starting to regret Ederson set and forget.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      dont - city xgc is broadly good enough to justify it. expect variance, its fpl

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Premium Defence not working at all lol

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

    Harry "I Only Score Bangers" Wilson

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Lol

  10. Daddy Kev
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    The 4 at the back template not looking so good thus far.

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

    What is Kane's EO?

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      76% in the Top10K. Prob lower at lower ranks.

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

    I might be lucky to get 25 points this GW..

  13. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    0 CSs for me this GW

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      69 I think

  14. Adro34
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    What a goal, and don't have any City def luckily

  15. Total Foot 5 - romario 11
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    anyone using their ft for:
    1 kdb
    2 mount
    3 cantwell

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      No

  16. RealVirg
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Last time I purchased KFB he got injured

    Pretty hot weather today (similar to last time) maybe deja vu

  17. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Wilson!!!

  18. Zlatanzo
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Premium defenders are absolute rubbish is what we can conclude from the first 3 GW's, par Digne.

    1. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      I was absolutely slaughtered for going cheap at the back (back three) so I could load up on my WC with a premium front attacking eight. I ditched double Liverpool, City and Everton defence (Coleman). I’m happy enough so far.

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

      They're only good if you're patient with them. They'll still be right up there come the end of the season.

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      The utter lack of clean sheets most weeks means 3 at the back for me going forwards.

      3-5-2 FTW

      1. Zlatanzo
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        Yup, made the mistake going 4 at the back, on WC likely to reshuffle to a 352

  19. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Callum Wilson is Mr Reliability

  20. balint84
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Harry is the new Callum Wilson

  21. Viper
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Sold Wilson for Pukki so obviously not annoyed about that.

    I'm far more pleased with that City clean sheet getting wiped out

  22. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Zinny on his way outta my team

  23. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Only Sterling from City and C, very happy with the result so far. Just a Kane blank and the gameweek will be perfect...

    1. RealVirg
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Agree maybe just a big spurs fail would be preferable

  24. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Defence points. Eugh. 4 from 4 🙁

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

    Commentator calls him Otamendi when he pushes Lerma but when he sticks the header over the bar he calls him Aguero.
    Doh, really.

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      They look like twins tbf

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

        I get that, but it was the same player.

    2. Nightcrawler
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      It's the haircut

  26. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Worst decision to let Harry Wilson go on loan.
    Perfect Salah replacement and one of the best shooters out there.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Hence loan.. He ll come back. And pool don't need a Salah replacement yet.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Maybe he didn't wanna sit on the bench and wait for an injury that might not happen?

      1. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 22 hours ago

        He's doin exactly the same at Bournemouth.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 22 hours ago

          he wouldnt make liverpools bench lol

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          22 days, 22 hours ago

          Didn't he play last game? He'll start next, benched because city.

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Well Pool can call him back if they want to.

  27. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    I sold Callum for Moise as part of a hit

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      who did it fund

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

        KDB...

        Callum (5)
        Siggy (2)
        Barkley (2)

        KDB (5)
        Moise (1)
        Ceballos (Benched for Montoya (0))
        Hit (-4)

        = -7 😮

  28. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    it’s a marathon not a sprint, the top defenders will all be in the 150 to 200 point bracket by the end of the season

  29. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    Anyone know why Mount is flagged?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      Injured players tend to be flagged

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      injury?

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

      Came off limping a little.

    4. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      He got a dead leg and came off yesterday, but it didn't look serious. Less of a concern than Martial for sure.

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

      Click the flag.

  30. purple lamborGhini
    22 days, 22 hours ago

    second half is going to be mental i think, 3 goals at least

    1. dshv
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 22 hours ago

      God bless