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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
    1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

      WC team?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No mate

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nice not WC l- ooks really good.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers mate.

  2. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Mahrez incoming for Bernardo.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bilva 7.5m soon.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        "would of been stupid"

        quite ironic

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          😛

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Cutting off his nose despite his face

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Many believed that particular leopard was going to change his spots

  4. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Zinchenko 5 chances created this game. The assist is due

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Rotation is due as well, which one comes first?

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

      So is the benching.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

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

      2. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He won't be benched soon. He plays good

  5. The Pesci challenge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

  6. Manani
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

  7. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Erik no Creativity

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

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

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Sorry???

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sorry for what?

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days 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
        1 month, 20 days ago

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

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

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

  10. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      THIS

    2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

    4. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I cheer for the KdB Sterling combo as well

  11. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Could budget back line work?

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

  12. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Likewise

    2. windowview
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

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

        Mane

  13. Ross From Friends
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

  14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any chance of a late Zinchenko G KDB A

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 20 days ago

      getting stingy now with a Zinch goal

  15. Lazaretti
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days 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.

  16. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days 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. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same story for me, utter joke

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sounds like me last season.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      As long as my captain doesnt blank Im happy.

    5. Harvey?
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Capt in home games !

    6. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maybe best to just pick one and stick

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sterling offside bad for that BAP

    1. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dont even think he was offside!

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

  18. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    FFS Sterling

  19. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Again so close to KDB sterling

  20. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days 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
      1 month, 20 days ago

      His kneecap is gone byebyes apparently poor bugger

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Old age gets you that.

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kane has lots to do today.

    1. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      So many teams on his shoulders now.

    2. Exeter Gently
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    Superb.

  23. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    So Salah was the better captain after all

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kane lurks

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You can only judge it on when the decision was made

  24. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Mount price rise when will predicted?

  25. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

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

  26. yokies
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    7.7 ITB

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mane

  27. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He should be crowned king.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

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

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

      Unbelievable effort

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Amen.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If he scores 4 I'm still shipping him!

      1. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think I'll do the same

    3. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Eriksen no Kane hatty

  30. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

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