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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. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    King not going off is good. Think I have a great team here and Barnes/Wood/Jota are in the wings if King needs changing out. Thoughts please ?

    Pope
    Digne VVD Zinchencko
    Salah Mount Ceballos Sterling
    King Kane Pukki

    Button Soyuncu Lundstram Dendoncker

    0.1m itb.

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      WC team?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        No mate

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

          Nice not WC l- ooks really good.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            Cheers mate.

  2. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Mahrez incoming for Bernardo.

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

    Bilva 7.5m soon.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Good job no one bought him then , it would of been stupid if anyone did.

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

        "would of been stupid"

        quite ironic

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

          😛

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          Cutting off his nose despite his face

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Many believed that particular leopard was going to change his spots

  4. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Zinchenko 5 chances created this game. The assist is due

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

      Rotation is due as well, which one comes first?

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

      There's a diff between Zinch pass and a KDB pass. Though the two look alike.

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

      So is the benching.

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

        Reminds me of the rumours last season that Alonso would be benched for Emerson 😆

      2. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        He won't be benched soon. He plays good

  5. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    Choices folks please
    A- KDB, Cantwell and 4.0 def
    Or
    B- martial, mount & Maitland-Niles?

  6. Manani
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 21 hours ago

    is Dendocker not nailed afterall?

    might just do the Cantwell switch for ease of mind

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Played on Thursday so likely just getting a rest. Neves got a rest on Thurs.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      90 mins on Thurs after 90 mins last weekend - a short break doesn't mean he's not naled

    3. Zlatanzo
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        He's nailed, just getting rested. I'm keeping

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

      Need a 19 pointer from Kane so I can at least double my GW score!

    5. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      No Eriksen good news for the behind sofa Kane non- owners crew

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Jeez that’s one hell of an attacking team Spurs have out

      Lamela will make sure all the attacks break down or end with a shot off target when he has the ball though

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        No Erik no Creativity

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          Mightn’t be needed vs Steve Bruce anyway, they’ll hopefully just bend over and bite the pillow

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

            Sorry???

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Sorry for what?

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

        Might not matter if Newcastle perform like they did last week. Their midfield was non existent.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          True, but you have to wonder if he still wants away

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            It would suggest there is still an issue. Might be the case until he leaves on transfer window closes.

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 21 hours ago

      Come on... Another KdB assist for Sterling would be ideal.

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        THIS

      2. purple lamborGhini
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          nah he has done enuf he should take it easy, kdb that is

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          I need that. I was sure I captained Kane but it didn't go through and stayed on Raz. Make it worthwhile!

        • Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          I cheer for the KdB Sterling combo as well

      3. Ady87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        Could budget back line work?

        Adrian
        Pieters Mings Mina (Lund Kelly)
        Salah KDB Son Martial Mount
        Aguero Pukki (Greenwood)

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

        Looks like I got the Salah/Sterling question wrong three weeks in a row smh.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          Likewise

        2. windowview
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          I don't get why more people weren't backing Salah at home to arsenal

          1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 20 hours ago

            Mane

      5. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        Wow the city match turned into a snooze fest after the 3rd goal jesus christ

      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        Any chance of a late Zinchenko G KDB A

        1. Zlatanzo
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            getting stingy now with a Zinch goal

        2. Lazaretti
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 21 hours ago

          Pochettino doesn't want to start with Eriksen anymore.

          1. Spurs wont be in top four after season ends.
          2. No reason to keep Kane.

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

          If this stays as it it.. in each of the 1st 3 game weeks I've had a choice between sterling and salah for capt, and I've made the wrong choice each time.

          1. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            Same. I think I'll stick with Pukki from now on.

          2. Zlatanzo
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Same story for me, utter joke

            • Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Sounds like me last season.

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

              As long as my captain doesnt blank Im happy.

            • Harvey?
              • 8 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Capt in home games !

            • Goodish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 20 hours ago

              Maybe best to just pick one and stick

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

            Sterling offside bad for that BAP

            1. Ady87
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Good, everyone in my ML has him captained so I need points to stay as is (owner, Salah capper)

            2. jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Dont even think he was offside!

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

              Would have been more annoying without offside as it came off both posts and stayed out

          4. SirStevieG
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            FFS Sterling

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

            Again so close to KDB sterling

          6. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            did the commentator just say Charlie Daniels has dislocated his left knee?
            Jeez he has no luck

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              His kneecap is gone byebyes apparently poor bugger

            2. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Old age gets you that.

          7. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            Kane has lots to do today.

            1. BobbyV
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              So many teams on his shoulders now.

            2. Exeter Gently
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 20 hours ago

              Brace and assist with full baps, you heard it here first

          8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            That tackle/interception has probably earned Mahrez a start in the next game

            Superb.

          9. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 21 hours ago

            So Salah was the better captain after all

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Kane lurks

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Up to now, hopefully Kane can match or better him.

            3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              You can only judge it on when the decision was made

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

            Mount price rise when will predicted?

          11. Zlatanzo
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Haven't been watching, has King done anything and is it time to sell?

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

                I’ve seen him once, at the corner flag.

            • yokies
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              best replacement for Fraser?
              already got Salah, Sterling, Dedonck, Cantwell

              7.7 ITB

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

                Mane

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              If Stokes can pull this off will be nothing short of a miracle.

              1. Marvin.com
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 21 hours ago

                He should be crowned king.

                1. Debauchy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 21 hours ago

                  He is already that , but would be just incredible if he does it

                2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 20 hours ago

                  If its a choice between Boris, the British monarchy and Big Ben, then why not?
                  (May not have grasped how power works...)

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

                Unbelievable effort

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

              C'mon Wee Fraser grab that well deserved goal lad!

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 21 hours ago

              Kane needs a hatrick today to justify his place in my team.

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

                Amen.

              2. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 21 hours ago

                If he scores 4 I'm still shipping him!

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 20 hours ago

                  Think I'll do the same

              3. Ross From Friends
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 21 hours ago

                No Eriksen no Kane hatty

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

              Still a chance of another Sterling goal but probably going to stay 3-1