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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

1,802 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    Pep's new haircut policy making the players thugs

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    OMG aguero

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    Peps baldy twins on yellows.

  4. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    LOL Ederson

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    Kun G
    KDB A

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 3 hours ago

    Aguerooooo

  7. purple lamborGhini
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      city r dirty as fck, they gonna be on 9 men at this rate

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Kev assist. Aguero goal

    • Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Unreal assist KDB

    • Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Points

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Kdb assist

    • L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Kun G

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      KdB assists even when he doesn’t mean to 😆

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        lol

    • RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      KDBA

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        Should just be called this

        1. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 3 hours ago

          Kevin De BruynA

    • Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Mini KDB assisting assister 🙁

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        lol

      2. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        KDB & Mini-me 🙂

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Aguero triple c v Brighton

      1. BobbyV
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        Yes

    • PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Need a fekin kun route . I can't bear to play this game without him

    • BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Jammy kdb assist. I’ll take it

    • True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Zinchenko assist the assister!

    • GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Oh KDB, should get a card for hurting my feelings.

    • moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Not Kev's most attractive assist but I'll take it.

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Fck sake...

    • _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      4 assits now for KDB

    • Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      How well did KDB pretend he was having a shot there, unreal assist.

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 3 hours ago

        No look assist. Insane skill

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      What a pass, Kev!

    • Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      KDBASSISTINHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Royal5
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Kdb nice

    • Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Zinchenko Assist of Assist
      KDB assist
      Kun G

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 3 hours ago

      Why would you want Kun when you can have KDB??