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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. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Pretty funny how abysmal KdB is in front of goal. Even Pep can't seem to help him improve

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      The assist king though.

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Not sure where you get this idea from

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Harsh. One twos with Kun were class. Maybe he should have gone for the other side but cmon. From an owner.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        There is a reason he doesn't take penalties. He's awful at shooting

        He's a god. I'm an owner. But he is categorically awful

  2. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Will need Cilson back soon I think

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Still think he's a little bit overpriced.

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Looks like we'll be getting BOU players back sooner tha later...

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Bournemouth pegging back city.

  5. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Lerma yc

    Mandatory

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Game is complete now xd

  6. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Lerma YC

  7. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Lerma yc non shocker

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    BOU giving this a go now better game for it as good as City are watching 80% possession football gets boring 🙂

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Punctuate

  9. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Early rumors...

    Lloris
    KWP - Alder - Sanchez - Rose
    Winks - Kane
    Moura - Eriksen - Lamela
    Son

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      You'll gain nothing from posting this.

      RIP.

      1. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Ndombele injured

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          I only saw what you did.

          Fair play lol

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Ban this lad

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Why ban. He's having a joke

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          people post a lot of jokes here

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          So am I dude

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Oh 🙂

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Hahahaha

    4. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      super ban

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      He put Kane in midfield lol

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      LOL

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Sounds about right? 🙂

    8. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Technically the truth

    9. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      😛

    10. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      LOL

    11. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Be a real shame if you get banned for this. Funniest thing I've seen all week and I own Kane fs

      1. Klein
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Yup. But this is one of the least funny site

    12. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      truth hurts

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    City defence showing signs of cookie crumble.

  11. purple lamborGhini
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    wilson looks like torres a bit

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 47 mins ago

      Fact!

  12. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Brooks Kopeka on fire

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Schauffele

  13. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    This Almost goal moments should have 2 points who take shots .

    Tired of this almost moments.

  14. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    If Son looks sharp does well today its going to hard to ignore him on WC but we cant have em all!

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Got him already but he needs to start first we don't know if he does.
      Less than 3% owned need him to go nuts.

  15. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Do the people who cooment here able to watch the live match comfortably? Football is so fast that I think i wil miss something if I look down amd type a bit

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I type whenever the game is paused for a City tactical foul. Plenty of time

  16. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Rodri on for Gundo. KDB freedom, time to shine!

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 46 mins ago

      Thought so too but unfortunately not kicked on!

  17. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Rodri On
    Gundog Off

  18. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    They've changed wilsons name to their full names

  19. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Who do you think is Best nailed on 5.5 def apart from a united def ?

    A) Coleman

    B) Emerson

    C) Zinchenko

    D) Other?

    1. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Emerson imo, will be great if Chelsea manage to start keeping cleansheets and he gets into good attacking positions

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        if

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Alderwerald worth considering with positive fixtures after Arse next week.
      Emerson is nailed and been excellent but I'm Chelsea fan & wouldn't recommend putting our defenders in for clean sheets.
      Coleman I think is nailed, Zinchenko until at least after the international break as Pep said Mendy needs to train consistently for a month to prove his fitness. If you are yet to wildcard Zinchenko seems a good option.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Really like emerson attacking stats though.

        Rudiger and kante back will help

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Both are valid points, our problem seems to be the space in midfield, we are prone to the counter. With the way Lamps sets us up & wants to play, high press, direct, move the ball forward quickly, etc I don't see us keeping many clean sheets & at that price I don't think the attacking returns justify the selection. Disclaimer I'm often wrong though!

  20. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Corner takers should be allowed to place the ball on a cone like a golf tee. Too frustrating for the viewer to see any team fail to clear the first man so often.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      😆

  21. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Imagine being able to sub off Gundogan to bring on Rodri.

    Money can't buy happiness but it does buy ridiculous depth.

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Not in Thailand

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        😉
        You and your love of ping pong

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Great to see rodri. Now we can see KDB pushing more

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Their B team is better than Chelsea's A team

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Better than any team in the league, bar Liverpool.

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          Not better team by skill but by attitude that Klopp has rubbed on

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Laporte for VVD.

    Ha ha.

  23. Lukey27
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    0.1% chance of draw in the cricket. Massive overs that!

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Doesn't look like happening.

  24. Bossworld
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Two years in a row I've started the season with Ederson. You'd think I might have learned by now

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      learned what

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      No point in FPL going for expensive GK's taking up funds from midfield and attack when Pope will get more bonus points.

  25. Free Hat
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Walker looks awful today. Runs like a headless chicken.

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      He's always awful. If he didn't have pace he'd be in the championship

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    LFC defence going to hail!!!

  27. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    what on earth is pep wearing? look the part, be the part. not surprised city are struggling today

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Dilva wins pen.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      lol

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Uh oh Kun

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      😮 questionable VAR

    4. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      😮

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Ref is having a mare

  30. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    VAR Fail again