Dugout Discussion

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. HellasLEAF
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Dunk or Mainland-Niles

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      AMN has better fixtures.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't get a Arsenal defender for sure.

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        why?

        before that liverpool game they had the best defensive record in the league

        1. Deeney-is-a-god
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 13 hours ago

          They faced burnley and newcartle though... david luiz is more of a liability than a saviour for that defence so think they will struggle just as last year

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone else captain Stokes?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      TC

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Ban!

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Silly, Stokes were relegated.

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I wish 😆

  3. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB looked unbelievable last week without Silva in the starting team, this week no where near as influential. Go away Silva.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      It may have been us lot who bought him to stop his hauling. Soz

    2. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      KDB has a tendency to play more advanced in the top games, or so I feel at least. More room two move in and play passes. Since city are so dominant he often has field days in those games. Big game player

  4. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Last min Rodri G, no assist would be funny

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Moura and Wood do business lads!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Yellow for Yellow head

  7. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Hey guys, whose the cheapest and also most nailed on city defender? Can't decide between Walker/Zinchenko/Laporte. Ideally would like the cheapest one possible but also one that is nailed on.

    Cheers

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Laporte

    2. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Ederson

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I'm confused

      1. john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Whose the best pick in City def if considering price as well as nailed on-ness?

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Zinc isn't nailed when Mendy returns in 2-3gw. Laporte most nailed for sure.

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Considering Mendy is a perma-crock Zinch has been and will likely remain a good calculated risk

    5. CaTriEm
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Laporte and Ederson are the only ones who are nailed.

  8. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Stokes soing a stellar job here. Should be captain

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      *doing

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I agree.
      Englands best player

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    What a signing Cancelo will be!

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      His Serie A record at Juve was distinctly meh:

      Benched for 10 games (came on in 3)
      Injured for 5
      Suspended for 1
      Started 22 (18 at RB, the rest across RM, LB, LM)
      9 CS, 2A 1G

      Why the fuss

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Few things to note from this match.

    Aguero takes away from Sterling.

    City defence there for the taking only if teams do not want to not whimper.

    KDB is a beast!

    1. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Cheers jeff

    2. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      it's not just there for the taking. You try to outscore city they'll demolish you

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        We await Pukki vs City.

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Wow.
      First time watching City or having you been holding onto this info for a while.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      It’s Bilva on the other wing that’s the problem

  11. Harvey?
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Time for Dendonker to Cantwell!

  12. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    The cricket might not be lost..... 33 to win

  13. thes7s
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Eddie Howe: Hey, We are losing 3-1 let's not push forward and keep it that way.
    A boring game from a pure football perspective.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      You try managing a team to only lose to City by two goals 😉

      1. thes7s
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        It doesn't matter it's still a lose without even a fight.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 13 hours ago

          A relegation battle can be lost on GD though so can understand his logic tbf...not great for the neutral for sure though!

    2. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Howe probably has no City attackers in his fpl team...

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Let's avoid injuries and save the strength to fight someone we can actually win against, more like.

  14. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    100!!!!!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Get innnn

  15. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Stokes what an innings just wow

  16. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Omfg!! Stokes

  17. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    21 to go

  18. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB and Sterling going be so good.

  19. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Disappointing from sterling tbh

  20. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Was hoping for more from Sterling/KDB/Zinc

  21. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Soldonke

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Nearly a King assist

    1. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      That made me happy to hear as a King owner

    2. windowview
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      How many points for a nearly assist?

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Sterling ticking along nicely , but nothing to fantastic other than gwk1. (C) v Brighton should be another haul.

  24. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Sod football

    19 tw

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      18!!!

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      This will be one if the greatest turnarounds of all time, cmon Stokes

    3. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Incredible scenes!

  25. Superballzzz
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Eddie Howe delighted getting beat 3 - 1... Bournemouth literally held on to a 3 - 1 defeat so disappointing ... pathetic

  26. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Robbo + Dendo + Ings -> 4.9 + Mount + Pukki (-4)?

    1. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Sterling 1 BAP?

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Yep

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Happy as Sterling my ownly City. Now time for kaptain Kane

  29. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Kane to start off “The Run” in style pleeeezzzzeee:

    GW3 Kane NEW
    GW4 Sterling BOU
    GW5 Kane CRY
    GW6 Sterling WAT
    GW7 Kane SOU
    GW8 Sterling WOL
    GW9 Kane WAT
    GW10 Sterling AVL
    GW11 Sterling SOU
    GW12 Kane SHU

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Wrong captain in GW5 for sure

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        If Man Utd can create chances v palace, anyone can 🙂

        But yeah palace away always looks good, but rarely is

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Not when the other option is Norwich or Newcastle

    2. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Would you really captain a DM for that many games?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I never learn 🙂

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Hmmmm no Salah in there. Tbh only gwk5 looks like his atm.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        GW5 is this week replayed really

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Thats nice rotation

    5. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      You spelt Son wrong

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Need him to haul also 🙂

  30. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Well, need Jota brace and Pope pen save now then

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Jimenez brace and Pope goal would be better...

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Why stop at 2?

    3. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Pope pen save, 5goals from Kane, 3 KWP assists and I'll survive through in LMS.