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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    🙂 my stream switched from USA to China/Japan?

  2. LeSagna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    City game boring as...

    I suggest watching the cricket...

  3. MeatPieSausageRoll
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Jota and Barnes goals, Kane blank please

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        First time agree with you

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            I thought we were on the same page for everything!

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              For this post!!!

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Lol

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Jota only ideally

        3. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          I'd bowl my googly at Stokes, his middle stump would break in half.

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          KDB can’t cover Cantwell!

        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Boring match

          City just passed the ball around the back for the last half hour

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Imagine complaining that your captain scores 7-8 points. Delusional people on here.

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            7-8 points for a captain is poor though?

            Double figures is a minimum

            1. Dr Van Nostrand
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              No it depends what the other popular captains get

              1. Fpl Cursed
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 16 hours ago

                And what the rest of your team gets, mostly your VC.

              2. Prawnsandwich
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 16 hours ago

                Salah got 15, if Kane double figures today, then Sterling C was a bit of a fail

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Any non blank is good.

          2. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Bit pish when your VC doubles that though. For 3rd week in a row

        7. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Just for a laugh, I hope Kane scores in the first minute.. The panic on here would be great entertainment

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            It's not funny mate

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            This

        8. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Just a Jota goal & Pope penalty save to go 😉

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            😉

          2. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Jota Barnes goal and Jimenez miss penalty

        9. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Kane had better tear it up today but I suspect it will be Son that will steal the show.

          1. Whatever100
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Lol I have a feeling he won’t unfortunately

          2. Critical Observer
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            There’s hoping.

            Signed,

            Son-owner on behalf of Son-owners’ association

        10. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          I had Laura Muir e/w to win SPOTY 2019. Think I am going to have to put a saver on Ben Stokes.

        11. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Kane's gonna troll us cappers today right?

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Yep.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Yep.

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Yep

            • Odion Igoalo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Yep

            • Whatever100
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Deffo. Then will leave my team to be replace with Haller and De Bruyne

          3. Firmino
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Is Rico an option again?

            1. GinjaWhinja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Think so.

              Daniels has a dislocated knee apparently, which is 6 weeks or so to recover.

              Can’t see Fraser playing wing back every week so then Rico gets the nod.

          4. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Spinner on! Come on Stokes!

          5. Bram
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            England need 18, 1 wicket left, Stokes 115 not out ........

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Incredible effort

          6. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Really need a Kane blank. Think I'm gonna check out and catch it later. Hoping my Martial (+4) turns out to be better than Son + Cantwell.

          7. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Kun 3
            Dilva 2
            Sterling 1

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Nice

          8. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Lucky us Sterling cappers, didn't do too much except that goal. KDB owners even luckier...

          9. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Sterling will get 1 BAP once the winning goal is taking into account?

            1. Rust Cohle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Yes

          10. SirBojack
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              A) Coleman, Robbo
              B) Digne, VVD

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                25 days, 16 hours ago

                BBBBBBBB

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  25 days, 16 hours ago

                  Double up on LFC defence long term. Set forget.

                  VVD TAA. Repeat!

              3. FOO FIGHTER
                  25 days, 16 hours ago

                  Salah captainers. Can you hear me???

                  1. Fpl Cursed
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 16 hours ago

                    Loud and clear 🙂

                  2. Honda Beach!
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 16 hours ago

                    Only just - you sound far away?

                • Nightcrawler
                    25 days, 16 hours ago

                    Unbelievable game going on in cricket

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      25 days, 16 hours ago

                      Test cricket alive and well

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 16 hours ago

                    Sterling cappers happy?

                    1. purple lamborGhini
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        scored got a bap, happy enuf

                      • Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        I'm okay. Not a blank. Salah would have been nicer, but now just hoping Kane is quiet.

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Yeah i have Kane, big ask now really after how well Salah did.

                      • Rust Cohle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        Satisfied. Continues to score. He’s not going to have a hat trick every week.

                      • Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        Not really, no. Better than a blank obviously but third week in a row I’ve gone for the wrong one of Sterling and Salah...

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Yeah my brother has done the same but not a total disaster is it.

                    2. Rust Cohle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 16 hours ago

                      A Pope CS and a Barnes brace too much to ask?

                    3. Bram
                      • 10 Years
                      25 days, 16 hours ago

                      Dropped!

                    4. Limbo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      25 days, 16 hours ago

                      This might actually happen.

                    5. Brodsterm9
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        Haller/pukki/abraham
                        Pick 2 (free hit)

                        1. Rust Cohle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Pukki & Haller

                      • Tactical Focus
                        • 3 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        Stokes dropped. Embarrassing. Should go and play quick cricket instead

                      • Honda Beach!
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        Yessss knew Salah was the one to captain against Arsenal. 85 points this week. Just need Kane to blank and I'll be high and dry

                        1. Rust Cohle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Nicely done

                        2. Limbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Great score ! 😀

                        3. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          Picked the right team just got the wrong mid - it happens I guess

                      • Limbo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        25 days, 16 hours ago

                        This is just insane cricket

                        1. Ha.
                          • 4 Years
                          25 days, 16 hours ago

                          It’s just not cricket