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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. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    As a non-viewer King owner, how is that not a peno?

  2. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Silva actually trod on Lermas foot there in that last view

  3. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Kuuuuuuunnnn

  4. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Kun ofc.

    Miss owning Kun and going AGUEROOOOOOOOO

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Haha me too!

  5. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    WC activated.
    Welcome Aguero, Pukki and Abraham.

    #1 here we come

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      So what about next week when a different set of players score?

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Free hit 😉

        1. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Then points hit the week after. Repeat

  6. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Ughhhhhhh go away Aguero

  7. Prawnsandwich
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    De Bruyne with his obligatory assist...no BAPs?

    City CS gone....

    Kane hat-trick would be very nice now

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Kun or Sterling hhhmmm...

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Sterling still

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Kun Sterling KDB the way to go and 4 4 4 defenders

  9. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    sunday league defending

  10. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Assist who ?

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Dilva assist, bad for other BAPs.

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Right then Pep. Foden on for KDB?

  13. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Bugger off Aguero

  14. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    kun essential

  15. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Clear and obvious is a kick in the balls

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Where are all the people telling me Kun isnt essential now?

    1. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      he isn't essential

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      right here - he isnt

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Stop

    4. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      He's not

    5. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Kun isn’t essential

    6. Zlatanzo
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      He's still not

    7. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Another bait set

  17. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Sterling Kun KdB definitely on in GW5 now

  18. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    The game is won. Pep should bring on Bravo and Cancelo for KDB and Sterling.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Lol

    2. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Bravo would be a decent playmaker, World class passer

      1. Brap.
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Well he's certainly not a world class keeper

        1. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Well he is though.. 2 successive Copa Americas and incredible seasons in La Liga says you no nothing about football 🙂

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      No thanks.
      Keep sterling on. Put him up front and take Kun off

  19. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    A penalty would have been assist for Silva and goal for Aguero anyways

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Could’ve been minus points for Kun Ahmad he missed it 🙁

      1. dark91
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Ahmad el Mohamady from AVL?

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    One VAR rule for City and another for everyone else!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      same with punishments for breaking financial rules but hey ho

      1. Critical Observer
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Well that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

    2. Guy Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Silva trod on Lermas foot

  21. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Keep forgetting Aguero is still a 'thing'

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Kun, FPL monster

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      No no no

      There isn’t any value in premium forwards

  23. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Cmon Sterling, need at least one more

  24. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Why is Silva more advanced than KDB???

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      always has been

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Same as always when they play together.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        This. Was happier when I saw him playing

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Two ex-Poolers inc

  26. tm245
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Has to be triple City and triple Liverpool with these fixtures. No idea how I'll get there.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Yup, Sterling, KDB, Laporte, Salah, TAA & VVD in my team 🙂

      1. tm245
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Trying to see if I can get a fourth attacker instead.

  27. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    If Jesus was fit Kun would be off already most likely

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      With his 13 pointer

  28. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Only thing that saves my GW is Kane(C) to score like 4 goals and Barnes to score a brace. Otherwise I'm down like 800k in the rankings

  29. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Sterling down. Back of heel.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Sterling up.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        That was quick

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          That's what she said?

  30. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    I WOULD LIKE MORE POINTS PLEASE

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Upvoted

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Innit