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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. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Dendoncker bench.

    Son starts.

  2. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Regretting Moura to Martial already.

    Spurs game going to be a painful watch.

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Steve Bruce masterclass incoming

    2. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Think Newcastle will be a threat too on the counter, should be fun

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        haha too funny

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Kane you have one job

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sunday evenings are depressing already. If Kane doesn't deliver, I'm taking a long walk into the sea.

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2 weeks to NFL

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Eriksen our means that job is in midfield

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Nah people been saying this for years now and he keeps on scoring. The same people were saying De Bruyne plays too deep (LOL)

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Let's hope he doesn't blow it

  4. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Has King touched the ball? does he actually know how to do anything aside from penalties?

    1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No and No.Selling for Haller as soon as I can.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      nearly scored opening few mins

  5. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Moura sellers are going to be punished

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Like Perez sellers or like Salah sellers?

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah feeling that way

    3. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Maybe. Did Moura + Wood -> Lanzini + Pukki.

      Will be sweating during the game but still prefer my new combo going forward.

  6. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Donkey benched

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I am starting to brainstorm.

    Jesus out with hamstring. Ageuro nailed now nailed. Sterling not involved much today.

    Kun for Sterling looking a good shout.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      lol

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Great shout. Im doing it. -4 but will be worth it.

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      😀

  8. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Kane blank incoming. Eriksen is on the bench and 0 ppl behind Kane with playmaking abilities, Lamela, Moura and Son haha

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No Erikson may mean Kane blank...

    2. Mr Peanutbutter
      2 months, 25 days ago

      son back is good for kane

      1. Vlad Tepes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not really, Son usually outscores Kane when they play together

      2. Mr Peanutbutter
        2 months, 25 days ago

        bolsters spurs attack tremendously which will just mean more overall chances

  9. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Cantwell > Dendoncker

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Only for a hit

  10. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Come on Sterling, don't let Aguero steal the limelight

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Dendocker to Cantwell will be a popular move

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nobody is making that move.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I did. Yesterday.

      2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I'm probably making that move 🙂

      3. BobbyV
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I did 3 days ago

    2. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I did

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Did it last night on WC

  12. Gnu Scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Here we are at a hot and sunny Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
    The teams are, as predicted..... Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.
    I thank you.

  13. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Saint-Maximim & Son the two to watch from that game!

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Saint-Maxim looked good coming on in the first game. Unit

  14. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Argh new Dendo would be benched..Oh well 1 point Greenwood it is * vomits all over*

  15. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Yessss! I played Josh King over Donkers. Woop woop! 🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      😀

  16. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    2 months, 25 days ago

    nice on 68 points so far, hopefully Sterling has more!

  17. tm245
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Lucas Moura, this is your day.

  18. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stokes in on day mode.

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      *one

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        It’s all we have now. Batter and protect

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Kun for Sterling WC.

    I am very tempted. Opens up midfield too. Maybe Mane Salah double up.

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Three players of 11.5+ probably is not optimal

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      11ppm+ not good enough for you?

  20. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stokes vs Australia

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Talk about a 1 man show

  21. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Good god!
    That pass from KDB to sterling!

    Sublime!!!

  22. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Non-Spuds owners got their change of underwear ready?

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Naked behind the couch already.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No Eriksen no party is what I’m thinking as a Kane owner

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    De Buyne is unreal..

  24. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Nearly the KDB and Sterling combo aaaaggghhhh

  25. Mr. Grv
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    KDB is a god with those balls

    1. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Oh my, now this embarrasing.

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    score again dammit sterling

  27. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    That chance right there is what seperates Sterling from the likes of Messi and Ronaldo

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

      Yup

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Messi, Ronaldo & Lacazette*

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Spot on

    3. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      And JLingz too...cmon now

    4. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      That, plus about 300m euros and 1000 goals.

    5. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      And the fact that it took him a couple of seasons to learn how to score tap ins.

    6. YoungPretender
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling is great, but any comparison to Messi or Ronaldo is wild.

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Fraser on for any BAPs?

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      not unless he is going to a barbecue after the game

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Mahrez coming on

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    50 pts with Kane(c) left.. how are you guys doing?

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I am fine. Thanks for asking