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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. QueefParkRangers
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Auba to Aguero for -4?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Nope

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Auba loves scoring vs Spurs

  2. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Perez to Mount a no brainer right

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah 100%

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Isn't Mount flagged ?

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        Dead leg. He'll be fine in a few days

    4. Caboose
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Would it be worth it for a hit you think?

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Did it last week

  3. d1g2w3
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    I'm wanting to do the following

    Martial -> KDB
    Robinson -> contwell
    VVD -> mings

    Would be for -8 but I'm unsure about the martial transfer.

    1. Brap.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Wait to see extent of his injury

      1. d1g2w3
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        So if hes healthy it's a no? Worried about city v Brighton

  4. Brap.
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    From OPTA, via The Guardian:

    "Harry Wilson has scored more goals from outside the box than any other player in the top four tiers of English football (11 in all competitions)."

    1. Brap.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Since the start of last season

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

      should try getting into the box more

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Is this the first time ever that a named player has got both a goal and assist for the same goal ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      D.Silva and B silva

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Same thing last week Wilson G Wilson A

    3. purple lamborGhini
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Fulham had like 48 dembeles at one point so doubt it

    4. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      How about the Ayews? They ever do it?

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

        Nations

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Didn't both Ayews play for Swansea...they must've combined for a goal at some point

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

      1st time since last weekend.

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

      harry winks to harry kane

    8. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      da Silva twins for Man U?

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        Or Neville on Neville maybe

    9. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Did the Inzage bros ever play together?

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        Inzaghi.

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

      Salah assisted Salah yesterday though 😉

    11. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Toure's did it

  6. Adro34
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Worth downgrading King and upgrading Dendoncker to a Hilson/Cantwell? (Play 352) Have Mount too

  7. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Bottomed

    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!

    1. Tierney Henry
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Gotta have Pukki party in there

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Quite similar to my one. No Pukki on WC is brave! Going with the same City trio myself though, think that's a hatful of points over their next four in particular...GL

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        I dont see Pukki keeping up like this and Haller/Barnes will at least match his points I beleive.

    3. Amey
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Where is pukki ??

  8. Tierney Henry
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Robertson to:

    A) TAA to avoid drop
    B) Laporte

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Do you have other Liv def?

      1. Tierney Henry
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        Nope, just Robbo for now

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Laporte has a clean sheet right?

      Ha ha

      1. Tierney Henry
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        I’m looking ahead not chasing points 🙂

    3. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      A if you don't have VVD
      B if you have

    4. Touré De Force
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Hold

      1. Tierney Henry
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        Take the hit?

    5. Zlatanzo
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      keep.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Pool defence looking pretty tasty now.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      why?

  10. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Who assisted Wilson?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      Wilson

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 23 hours ago

        Really? Tripple assist for Cilson?

  11. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Gonna be hard not getting Pukki this week but I'd have to take a -4, don't think it's worth it. Gonna try and save the transfer

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

      nice one mate

      1. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        You sound like a massive tit embolofan tbh. Serious life issues or just a miserable big bit&^?

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

          u ok fella?

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

      what you having for dinner tonight?

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      You’ll miss out

  12. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Hilson and Cilson as words look so weird

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

      Ikr I thought Hilson was a separate player

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

      never heard of keri hilson?

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Harry & Callum is much better 🙂

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    H Wilson essential?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 23 hours ago

      he seems like a poacher and goal scorer

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

      why not Daniel James?

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      If he becomes a starter he'll be in the mix for a 3rd/4th mid spot

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 23 hours ago

    Campbell or Lomachenko?

  15. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Played 5 defender's, no cs and only one on more that 1 point.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah not the week for defenders. 343 is still the best imo

  16. balint84
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    when will we know more about Martial's or Mount's injury situation?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Lampard said Mount was just a kick and should be ok.

    2. Amey
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Martial Injured 😮
      ?????

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

        The rock you’ve been hiding under is quite impressive

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          21 days, 22 hours ago

          I suspect Amey still believes United won yesterday 🙂

  17. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Clean sheets a thing of the past now!

  18. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    How are the BP atm? Anyone has access?

    1. Brap.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Everyone does -- just go to the FPL site, click the game score (the fixtures are listed under your team) -- the BPS comes up.

  19. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Salah and Jota

    or

    Mane + Jimenez?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah/Jota...Salah (c) for GW5 at home to Newcastle is going to be essential

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 22 hours ago

        not really, Sterling (C) Norwich

  20. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Hilson have scored 11 goals outside of the box till know. What a shoot !!!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      He has a deadly shot on him. Someone to consider.

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

    Dislocated knee cap 😮

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

      Hope he has iKnee Locator

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

        iBone*

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

      just pop it back in

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

      How the hell do you manage that just running?

      He wasn't even tackled 😐

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    FFS Ederson, waste of space!

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Lol. Made a right save first half and was beaten by an unstoppable freekick. Oki

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

    Some recovery from Laporte

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Wtf is wrong with the ref. Another clear yellow for City ignored

    1. purple lamborGhini
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      yep rubbish ref

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

    Spurs will have their first CS!

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 22 hours ago

      Newcastle at this rate

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

      Joe Linton is due.

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

        He'll have to wait.

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

    kyle walkers completely past it

  27. banskt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    If I WC now, this would be my team:

    Ryan | Button
    Digne | Walker-Peters | Söyüncü | Mings | Rico
    Salah | Sterling | de Bruyne | Son | Dendoncker
    Pukki | Haller | 4.5m

    Basically, that would be transferring money from double Liverpool defense to Sterling, which makes so much sense at this point.

  28. kumadinya welah
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Rico, Kelly, or Guilbert? Already have lundstram and hanley

  29. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Playing one of Cantwell, a 4.5 defender and Lundstram and benching the other two looks a viable strategy on wildcard. Rotating between 352 and 442.

  30. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 22 hours ago

    Great defending by Mepham, Sterling going down like a hamroll, was clear on goal until the itnervention.

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

      what a hamroll