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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

1,802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Duck VAR Duck VAR Duck VARRRRR

  2. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    How’s that not a peno?

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Not conclusive enough to overrule the referees decision. Barely touched him. But I have no idea why or why not, seems to change each week.

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    No penalty non-shocker

  4. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    There's no tech that can help a blind man.

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

    Wow VAR

  6. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    VAR is absolute useless sh... for both sides

  7. balint84
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Perez or Martial to Mount?

  8. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    No penalty
    Ridic

  9. kingcolesy
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Anyone see anything different with Harry Wilson's picture on FPL?

    1. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah. Looks like Callum

  10. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    I want to mount on Mount but mcginn face not letting me go through with it

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

      what

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    LMAO whats the point of VAR???

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

      For measuring offside to the nearest nanometre and ruling out perfectly good goals that brush someones hand

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      VAR is perfectly fine, but only if people seating behind it are not completely clueless

  12. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Pen, got to be

  13. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Do we have to do Cilson and Hilson? Were Dilva and Bilva not stupid enough?

  14. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Lol VAR hates Pep

  15. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    How is that not a pen? (Pool fan)

  16. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Nowadays everything happens with a phone in hand

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

      I know but it's annoying as I kinda need both hands.

  17. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    It's not a pen if you think it is you are a Kun owner wanting him to score it. Simple as.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      You're blind. Simple as.

      Non-Kun owner.

  18. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    var?

  19. purple lamborGhini
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      not convinced thats a pen tbh

    • Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      It's not a clear and obvious error by Andre Marinner

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

        Because in his head, he may have seen the contact but if he doesn't think it's a penalty then its not a error.

    • Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Should’ve been silva yellow card if var said no pen

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

        This

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

        Is that possible?

      3. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        Erm no

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      How do we define a clear and obvious error then? Ref was in the perfect decision and clear contact made. Literally don't get it at all

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

        Contact = foul?

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

      Don’t understand this decision

    • Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      It’s not a peno cos City, that’s why.

      That was at least checked, so maybe later this season the refs will be forced to give one in order not to be completely blatant about it.

    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Goal !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Kun goal

    • dark91
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      You can't be marketing the PL as the strongest league in the world when the level of refereeing has been so scandalous for years now. Even now with the introduction of the VAR!!

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

      Sergio

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Dilva is still unbelievable. Kevin brace 🙂

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

        Kun* my bad

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

      AGUEROOOO