Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the price of £17.50.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

1,802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Raz almost second.

  2. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Cook denying Sterling certain goal!

  3. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Zinch = KDB
    Kun = Otamendi
    Dilva = Pep = Ederson

    Why are they doing this??

  4. dark91
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    So why was Sterling not booked?
    Is the ref. saving his cards to send off Walker and Ederson?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      The referee probably knows how annoying some of his captainers really are.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Laughable decision not to book him or even give the free kick. Blind ref

  5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Zinch so advanced

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Callum Wilson misses one on one.

  7. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Almost Cilson haul

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    C Wilson almost equalised

  9. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    KDB close to scoring.

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Is this a strong enough bench?

    Button Soyuncu Lundstram Dendoncker

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Plenty strong!

  11. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Great save by Ederson to deny Cilson!

  12. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    FFS KDB...

  13. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Wilson should've gone down there. Good save from Ederson though... KDB close on counter

  14. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    Perez & Adams > Cantwell & Haller (-4). Yes or no?
    Ofc i would rather have Pukki but double norwich is a bit too much. And i dont know if there is any good starting mid option up to 5.4

  15. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    de bruyne poor finishing continues into 2019

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    KDB hits the back of the net.

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Haha

  17. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 20 hours ago

    KdB now. End to end stuff.

  18. Amey
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      KDB is red hot
      Have to activate WC to get him
      No other option 😀

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Soldier down

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Surely you can do a - 4 or - 8. What's your team?

    • La Roja
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      KDB should’ve scored that

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Woah. Charlie Daniels came off injured. Rico back in business?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Apparently not. Wtf

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          Change of formation.

          Ake to leftback, Harry Wilson came on.

          They were three at the back to start

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        If so, why he hasn't came on?

      3. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        Harry might start

    • Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Another penalty missed by the VAR team

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        VAR won’t be brought in against City if they can help it.

    • Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Daniels injury is good Rico owners surely?

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Chances at either end, good game this now

    • L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      kdb close

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Good game this

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      KDB should have scored

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Ederson on fire.

    • Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      Bournemouth giving it a good shot

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 20 hours ago

        So you edged again

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 20 hours ago

      England falling like flies here. Put up a good fight though

      1. Would Ed Woodward
          21 days, 20 hours ago

          Some poor shot choices yet again after we gave ourselves a chance.