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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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane, Robinson to Pukki, KDB looking good 🙂

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Don't sell Kane, he will show you v Newcastle anyway.

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Optimism sure is adorable.

  2. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Ultimate jam

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Kun literally essential

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Well... no

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Not even close to being essential

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        3 goals in 3. Jesus injured. Essential

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm not sure if anyone is essential, certainly not Aguero.

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Flood gates will open now.

  5. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Trademark cross from KdB

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      A first time cross as well 😆

  6. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Floodgates OPEN

  7. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Feck it. Captained Sterling instead of KDB(vc)!

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      🙄

    2. Spab
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      You do know the game hasnt finished, right?

  8. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Haha KdB CLASS assist!!! Guy is now so deep in assist zone he assists goals even when he tries to shoot.

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      El Oh El

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      AKA KDBA

  9. dark91
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Ok the B.Silva to KDB move before this GW is looking less worrying now

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Same. Jammy assist

  10. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Got KDB in this week, great stuff 🙂

  11. BobbyV
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Cmon Kev. Claw back those Salah points

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    KDB, Pukki, Cantwell to be 0.7 more expensive between them by Saturday

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      KDB, Pukki, Cantwell, Kelly to be 0.8 more expensive between them by Saturday

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Hit my WC last night. They're all in.

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Can't see Kelly keeping his place, but may be worth it for the +0.1

        2. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Any Man United in?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Not even Greeny as I've got 3 strikers now.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Kelly losing his place tho innit

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          If he plays one more he could be 4.2 and I profit.

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Phew. Got them all three this gw for a hit. Thought I was being mad.

  13. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Maybe Kev really was the right choice over Sterling and week 1 was just a blip?

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Sterling has 4 goals in 2 games

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Shhhh...you'll wake the trolls

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Issue is not either/or. I've had both since the start

  14. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Can’t afford KDB.

    Might have to settle for Son

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I have both. Yes, it feels awesome.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        How’s the rest of your team coping

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone not TC’ing Kun next weekend?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      People who don't own him

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      0/

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      one or two of us. Raz deffo on it tho

    4. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Literally millions of people.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Any non casual worth his salt will bring Aguero in and cap him at least

  16. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    KDB is essential for his price. Don't be edgy and say nobody is essential.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I’ve a feeling him, Son & Pepe are going to make things difficult in that bracket - you can really only have two of them

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      For taking a fail shot that slips to Kun and counts as an assist?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Yes

      2. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Nah two 200 point seasons for a 9.5 and back in top form.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          He's 9.6

      3. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Salty KDB non-owner?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Got some pink Himalayan mountain salt action going

      4. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        As a salty Brunt owner who lost an assist cos a ball lightly brushed someone's hair once upon a time, yes it's an assist!

    3. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Nobody is essential.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Apart from KDB

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Nobody is essence shawl

    5. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      I've been edging all day. KDB goal will be the climax

      1. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Didn’t need that image.

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Shouldn't have given me your email address

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Only Legendstram is essential

    7. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      He's being outscored by half the game in points per mil.

    8. Khaaan!!!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Nothing edgy about stating facts. No one is essential.

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Kevin’s De Best

  18. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Miss being able to say Aguerooooooooooo as an owner 🙁

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Hahaha same.

      Not gonna have him Salah and Sterling though

  19. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Sh*tting my pants.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      You should change

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      We’ve all been there, you’ll be potty trained soon.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        Not with KDB doing this sh*te

  20. FOO FIGHTER
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      On any other day, Ederson would have been sent off.

      1. Nightcrawler
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Umm no. That was never a red

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          nonsense. nowhere near the goal, not dangerous

        • LarryDuff
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Lucky day so

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 23 hours ago

        0.6 short to get Kun.

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Meh, not worth the $$

        2. GinjaWhinja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Find it

      3. Nightcrawler
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Zinchenko very unlucky not to have any attacking points so far

          1. Bees4Lyf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Agreed

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Yea hes actually pretty involved going forward when City are looking to break down a deep defense

          3. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Donnot agree

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          Agüero benefiting a plenty already it seems!

          1. Ross From Friends
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            15% ownership

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 23 hours ago

          KdB, what a bargain would even be a bargain at 10.0.

          Get him in boys

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            No can do I don’t think

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              Because you have Son?

          2. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Yup. Started the season with him over Sterling. Should be 10.5+. Absolute bargain.

        • FOO FIGHTER
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Aguero playing takes away from Sterling 🙁

          • Differentiator
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            Maddison at 7 as almost as big of a bargain as KDB at sub 10

            1. Kinkladze
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              an excellent point

            2. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              Ya think?

              1. Differentiator
                • 3 Years
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                Expect Mads to get 160+ this season

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              If that’s the case, then what is Mount... Cantwell...

          • Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 23 hours ago

            KdB now on 50 PL assists in his career. Creator.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              22 days, 23 hours ago

              He provides the sperm for every city egg (goal)

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                Beast

            3. Nightcrawler
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                Seems like every other player is a bargain on here

              • kelvint93
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                Should I transfer out Sig for KDB and Digne for Pieters (Burnley)?

                1. Rust Cohle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  22 days, 23 hours ago

                  Don’t get rid of Digne

              • Daniel - The Veteran
                • 10 Years
                22 days, 23 hours ago

                KDB you beauty. Come on Sterling now !!!