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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
    1 month, 26 days 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      The assist king though.

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not sure where you get this idea from

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days 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
        1 month, 26 days 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
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Will need Cilson back soon I think

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Still think he's a little bit overpriced.

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

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

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bournemouth pegging back city.

  5. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lerma yc

    Mandatory

    1. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Game is complete now xd

  6. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lerma YC

  7. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lerma yc non shocker

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days 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
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Punctuate

  9. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Early rumors...

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

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You'll gain nothing from posting this.

      RIP.

      1. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ndombele injured

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I only saw what you did.

          Fair play lol

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ban this lad

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why ban. He's having a joke

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          people post a lot of jokes here

        2. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          So am I dude

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Oh 🙂

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hahahaha

    4. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      super ban

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He put Kane in midfield lol

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      LOL

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sounds about right? 🙂

    8. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Technically the truth

    9. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      😛

    10. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      LOL

    11. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days 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
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yup. But this is one of the least funny site

    12. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      truth hurts

  10. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 26 days ago

      City defence showing signs of cookie crumble.

    • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        1 month, 26 days ago

        wilson looks like torres a bit

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fact!

      • Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Brooks Kopeka on fire

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Schauffele

      • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

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

        Tired of this almost moments.

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days 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
          1 month, 26 days 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.

      • RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days 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
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

      • Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

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

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thought so too but unfortunately not kicked on!

      • Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rodri On
        Gundog Off

      • Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They've changed wilsons name to their full names

      • HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days 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
          1 month, 26 days 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
            1 month, 26 days ago

            if

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days 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
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Really like emerson attacking stats though.

            Rudiger and kante back will help

        3. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days 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!

      • Deulofail
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days 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
          1 month, 26 days ago

          😆

      • Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days 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
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not in Thailand

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            😉
            You and your love of ping pong

        2. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

        3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Their B team is better than Chelsea's A team

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Better than any team in the league, bar Liverpool.

            1. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

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

      • FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Laporte for VVD.

          Ha ha.

        • Lukey27
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Doesn't look like happening.

        • Bossworld
            1 month, 26 days 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
              1 month, 26 days ago

              learned what

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 26 days ago

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

            3. Free Hat
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Walker looks awful today. Runs like a headless chicken.

                1. Tactical Focus
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

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

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  LFC defence going to hail!!!

                • EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

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

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Dilva wins pen.

                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    lol

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Uh oh Kun

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    😮 questionable VAR

                  4. GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    😮

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Ref is having a mare

                • Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  VAR Fail again