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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Raz almost second.

  2. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Cook denying Sterling certain goal!

  3. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Zinch = KDB
    Kun = Otamendi
    Dilva = Pep = Ederson

    Why are they doing this??

  4. dark91
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days 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
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Zinch so advanced

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Callum Wilson misses one on one.

  7. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Almost Cilson haul

  8. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    C Wilson almost equalised

  9. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    KDB close to scoring.

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is this a strong enough bench?

    Button Soyuncu Lundstram Dendoncker

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Plenty strong!

  11. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Great save by Ederson to deny Cilson!

  12. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    FFS KDB...

  13. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

  14. Silecro
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days 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
    2 months, 18 days ago

    de bruyne poor finishing continues into 2019

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    KDB hits the back of the net.

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Haha

  17. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    KdB now. End to end stuff.

  18. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Soldier down

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  19. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    KDB should’ve scored that

  20. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Apparently not. Wtf

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Change of formation.

        Ake to leftback, Harry Wilson came on.

        They were three at the back to start

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If so, why he hasn't came on?

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Harry might start

  21. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Another penalty missed by the VAR team

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

  22. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Daniels injury is good Rico owners surely?

  23. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Chances at either end, good game this now

  24. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    kdb close

  25. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Good game this

  26. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    KDB should have scored

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Ederson on fire.

  28. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Bournemouth giving it a good shot

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      So you edged again

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 18 days ago

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