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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. Lexi2014
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s King looked like? Stuck at work...

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Awful, hasn’t done anything and at least nothing positive.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KANE STARTS!

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Shocker

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m in shock

    3. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      (c) time!

    4. mxstro
        1 month, 24 days ago

        phew...

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wow

      • Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        OMG really? nice wow

    5. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      was there a var call that i missed?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        depends, what time were you away Sir?

    6. dshv
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Come on sterling please more points

    7. seewhyaxe
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      As a KDB owner, really hate to see Silva playing

    8. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      WIlson dropped!

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How does he get 7 points from here?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Atleast :). 2nd assist waiting

    9. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sterling (c) fail...

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Still time

      2. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Typical

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      More goals here for City if they want.

    11. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        1 month, 24 days ago

        what why wilson off? Howe wtf dude

        1. True Deadzoner
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          3 games without goal or assist (real assist not FPl assist)

      • Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Team news?

      • Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kane will score 4 at the very least. Surely.

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Anything less than 5 is a fail

      • Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Come on (C) Kane, lets do this!!

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Finger nails in the ashes.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It's over pal. Accept it.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Clinging to Stokes previous heroics

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Oh of course, but I’m a blind optimist (Everton fan)

        2. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          its all but over

      • GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sim where are you?

      • Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Oh no. Sissoko and winks as cms and Son/Moura start... Kane CDM is a thing. We can just hope for a hattrick of pens now

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sonny Son

      • ZaZaZu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Obviously VAR has been introduced to give you all a chance against us! #notbitter

      • JustPark
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Play deep Kane!

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This

        2. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          And get a YC or even better, a red!!

      • Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        VC set to outscore C for third week in a row!

        Cmon sterling...

      • luke
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The Son will rise

      • Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lucas, Son & Kane

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes Moura starts!

      • Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Are non-Kane owners crapping themselves right now?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          nah dont care

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          They shouldn’t with Eriksen benched. Owners are the one with a problem now

          1. fantasyfog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            this...gutted atm

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        ⚽ Team News 📰
        TOT: Lloris, Rose, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sánchez, Lucas Moura, Son, Lamela, Sissoko, Winks, Kane
        Subs: Gazzaniga, Vertonghen, Davies, Lo Celso, Skipp, Eriksen, Dier

        NEW: Dubravka, Dummett, Schär, Lascelles, Krafth, Ritchie, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Longstaff, Joelinton, Almirón
        Subs: Darlow, Willems, Fernández, Manquillo, Shelvey, Atsu, Muto

        WOL: Patrício, Boly, Coady, Bennett, Jonny, Gibbs-White, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jiménez, Jota
        Subs: Ruddy, Vallejo, Vinagre, Dendoncker, Cutrone, Neto, Traoré

        BUR: Pope, Tarkowski, Pieters, Lowton, Mee, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Barnes, Wood
        Subs: Hart, Long, Taylor, Hendrick, Lennon, Rodriguez, Vydra

        1. fr3d
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Pope CS plz

          1. Licky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I would cream my bun if that happened.

        2. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Thanks baby

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          The Son also rises

        4. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Eriksson on the bench, bye bye kane hattie

          1. Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            ....and thats why I didn't captain him

      • Chaste
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks sim

      • tambourineman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Dendonker benched

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Cantwell Express chugging.

      • Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cant wait to get Kun this week.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Essential isnt he Christina?

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Need to wait a week 🙁

        3. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hamstring could be 3-4 weeks...

          And then he'd have work his way back in...Aguero could get a decent run of starts.....could be a nice switch from Kane if Kane playing DM today

      • EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        sterling clinging for dear life onto his 1 bonus point. very close between him and hilson

        1. Caboose
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          as it stands sterling will get game winning goal bonus

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            that applies even with 2 goal margins? didnt know that, cool

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wouldn’t blame Newcastle if they didn’t fancy running in this heat.

        Kane(c)