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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. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Harry Wilson bandwagon coming up shortly?

    1. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Like there weren't enough great value mids already. What a fk tho

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Just put him in for Mount

    3. Blind Ghost
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Bit annoyed that he scored. Hope he was gonna slip under the radar. Probably still will with Mount.

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      He didn't actually start the game ......... hardly a nailed option..

  2. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    My triple Toffee defence fail on Friday night not looking so bad today - only Villa and Saints clean sheets and no one in my ML has their defenders.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Triple Toffee defence still looks bad, what an atrocious decision, will backfire

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        +1

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Have to agree Raz. Everton been lucky. Digne is still the boy though.

    2. GreenPL
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      I had double since GW1 but will ship one out for Soy

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Likewise. Going to move out Coleman. Upgrade Dendonkey to 6m

  3. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    City defence hasn’t provided that much so far this season.

  4. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Why get Harry Kane for 11.1 when you can get Harry Wilson for 6?

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Or Harry winks even cheaper?

  5. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Wilson's technique gives me a hard on

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      -tological crisis

  6. GreenPL
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    4 premium defenders looking shakey. Anyone else going 3-5-2 next GW?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes, I have a 3-5-2/3-4-3 system lined up.

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Was gonna ask a similar question.

      One of the supposed benefits of 4 premium defenders is an easy switch to midfield gems around 5.5-6.0 as soon as they emerge in the new season.

      But if don't move quick, you're always 0.1m short.

      1. GreenPL
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah I want Lanzini so will do Keane > Soy and Dend > Lanzini

    3. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      nope, sticking with big 5 at the back. working fine so far

    4. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      aiming for 3-5-2 definitely. Midfielders doing great at the start

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep, 3-5-2 (with Cantwell for now)

    6. Regin
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      Why overreliabity on premium defenders? Balance key.

  7. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Was Mount flagged before the Norwich game?

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Nope

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      you dont seem to check fpl site that often

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Can confirm i do check the site often, but i don’t scour through every single player checking for flags

  8. Mr Peanutbutter
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    wilson has 3 assists in 3 and none have come from a pass

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      #sustainable

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Haha. I’ll take it.

  9. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Lol at Harry Wilsons pic at fpl, any other players with a scarf on their pic?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Lol, nice photoshop

  10. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Livefpl down since last nite or that just me?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      It was saying I had 80 points overall last night, not even I'm that bad.

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Not working well

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      Some server issues, but it's working

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah, Sterling and KDB. Set and forget.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Started with them, no thoughts of changing

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Until Kane scores a hat trick in a few hours.

      1. Qaiss
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Blanks

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          If he blanks then you don't need the word until

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Kane might troll.

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Agreed

  12. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Does everyone’s rival have Wilson?

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      My rival's rival doesn't

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Is that you? 😉

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Hard to believe, but it's really me. Autographs later

  13. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    So far both Man City and Liverpool have kept 1 clean sheet out of 6 between them.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Clean sheets will be less compared to last season!

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Why

    2. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Actually, if you include the community shield and super cup, Pool haven't yet kept a clean sheet in 5 competitive matches this season.

  14. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Remember when people in pre season were planning on 5 ATB. I wonder how many people are still playing it lol

  15. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Cheap defence looks the ways to go but City could easily get at least a few CSs out of their next four fixtures considering the opposition!
    Think I'll still go with Laporte on WC

  16. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    City will have to win the CL this season at the very least if they are to have any hope of holding onto Sterling next season

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Says the Liverpool fan

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        He's just being honest. Same if one of the Spanish teams came in for Salah or whoever, they wouldn't say no, regardless of what the Liverpool fans think

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Sterling will be at the Bernabeu next season 100%, he told me and my mate in the summer

      1. Qaiss
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        I heard this too when I bumped into him in Tesco

        1. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Outside tesco I saw him when he was putting his trolley back

      2. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        My mates mums nephews cousin told me he’ll end up at Barca?

  17. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Really proud of myself to have held of Salah and CWilson. I mean people are ditching them as if they are that bad.

  18. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    5 at the back is the way to go imo

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      rmd

      awb, robbo, vvd, laporte, zinny

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        unironically better than whatever u have

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Full backs exaggerated

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      The way CS have been so far, don't think so. Especially considering defense is the only players which has players valued at 4.0.

      1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 13 hours ago

        Lundstram say hi

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Any update on Martial? Took him out yesterday because it did look bad, but has anything been confirmed?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Nothing yet.

    2. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      You took him out on an international break without any news.. Well done wise decision

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Well I was getting priced out of a move I wanted to do so , kinda of forced, it isn't my usual mo.

      2. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        International break is after next weekend's games

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        International break?

      4. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        The international break is after GW4.

    3. Bram
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      Annoyingly it seems KDB will rise before we have any idea on Martial.

  20. Regin
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    How long is Jesus is out for? Will martial play next match? How does this sound
    Mane and rashford to martial and Aguero??

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      I answered you before, back after the International break.

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        R UB n this website 24/7?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          No, I just won't answer if you have a question then. Nevermind.

    2. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Please number your questions so I know how many I'm ignoring

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      all out for season

  21. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    If Son bangs a few today, then a Wilson, Haller and Pukki value forward line would be the way forward and pack the midfield.

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      You’d still need to drop one of kdb/sterling/salah

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah. The likes of Lundstram may facilitate that.

  22. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    How are LEI def stats? Söyüncü good option?

  23. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Harry Wilson in the mix now for Perez replacement
    Won't he ???

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Between Mount and Wilson for me. Gonna be a Friday night decision

    2. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      He didnt even start the game. High chance of being rotated

  24. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Am i being stubborn in sticking with Mané and kdb over Salah and sterling?
    Worth downgrading aubameyang to greenwood to fund?

    1. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      dumb

  25. Touré De Force
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Drawing conclusions about premium defenders before gw 3 of 38 is done is a bit premature...

  26. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Did not press the button yet but what's your thoughts on this hypothetical WC team :

    Pope Button
    VVD Laporte Digne Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Mcginn
    Haller Barnes Greenwood

    Cheers!

  27. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Best FPL tool I have ever used:
    https://www.fplgameweek.com

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      i'll only use it if it is down half the time

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        It was never down for me

  28. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    So happy for my expensive defence this week 🙂
    1 GK + 3 DEF = 4 points. Thank god i didnt play 4 defs 😀

  29. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    My wish from today points wise is KDB outscoring Sterling and Kane outscoring KDB. own them all though. Kane cappers unite!!!

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    H Wilson 6m......hmmmm