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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. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Either have to settle for Son or take a hit, losing Zinch, for KDB.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Why would you settle for someone when you could just give up..

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        That’s a bit dour

  2. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 9 hours ago

    Hey guys, how nailed on is Zinchenko? Considering to transfer him in or get Laporte whose more expensive.

    Cheers

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      Zinchenkos shelf life is nearly over. Was a good gw 1 punt. But his times is almost up with mendy back in a few weeks and Cancelo chomping at the bit

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        For how long will people say this?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
            23 days, 9 hours ago

            As soon as he misses a game it'll be 'I told you so' as well.

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

        I think he’s relatively safe

        Pep HATES Mendy

        Cancelo was a utility man at Juve (RB, LB, RM, LM etc) with a bad disciplinary record, very injury prone and new to the league

        Zinky likely stays put unless & until he starts making errors

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 9 hours ago

          Hates Mendy? How do you know he hates Mendy?:D

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      10.5/11m player priced at 9.5m because of injuries last season

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        Due an injury now he’s motoring.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 9 hours ago

          Exactly this. He's made of glass and would get injured ten minutes after I bring him in.

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

            Step forward Pepe as soon as KDB gets crocked

    3. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      My hunch was whole week that Salah was better option for a captain this week. Let's see. Floodgates are open. Goal and assist from Sterling I will be happy.

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        He's done literally nothing so far, unfortunately. Captained Sterling too so he'll probably do nothing all game.

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 9 hours ago

          I remember all this chat at West ham...

          1. RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 9 hours ago

            Didn't see that game, but you've given me renewed hope.

            1. Brooksy86
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              Devastating against tired legs. Second half hatty, didn't touch the ball in the first.

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 9 hours ago

      That circa 9.5m spot is tasty.

      KDB, Son and Pepe.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        Righttt

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 9 hours ago

        Ndidi. Full access if Kane is swapped to Pukki. All them, and their fixtures look segzi tbh

      3. Mr Peanutbutter
          23 days, 9 hours ago

          9.5 is too much for an unproven arsenal player

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 9 hours ago

            Saw enough from Pepe yesterday to know he'll do well. I think he needs a goal and then he should be good to go.

            1. Mr Peanutbutter
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                he should have scored yesterday, had a one on one and he fluffed his lines. personally, I steer clear of arsenal assets entirely let alone expensive ones

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

            Shoulda stopped after KDB

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

            Kane, Sterling, Pukki & 2x 9.5’s is a damn tasty team structure

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              I personally wouldn't go without Salah but there's many ways to play the game 🙂

        • FOO FIGHTER
            23 days, 9 hours ago

            Mane for Sterling lol.

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

            Sterling/Kun/KDB/Salah/Kane/Mané/Son/Auba - Pick 3 (or maybe 4 at a squeeze), then pray.

            1. Rust Cohle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              This right here. Have to be very careful not to play the hokey cokey with this group. Only chop and change based on clear rises and drops in form

          • Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 9 hours ago

            Obviously a lot of sneering at the Salah sellers last night but it could be a whole different conversation by tonight once we've seen how the other assets perform.

            KdB is looking absolutely irresistible atm. Question is, will players like Kane and Son also step up to make Salah/no Salah a really tough desicion

            1. Ross From Friends
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              No

            2. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              You should've saw the site last season post Salah blank.

              It works both ways.

            3. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 9 hours ago

              They will

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

              If Kane & Son haul there will be pandemonium

              People will be selling & buying the same players in & out in the same week

              1. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                Got to catch them all!

            5. FOO FIGHTER
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                Salah FPL king.

              • Valar(Keith)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                2 players that never left my preseason draft and won't leave my team unless injured are Salah and kdb. Ppl were just over thinking regards getting Salah out tbh. And kdb is absolute value at his price. Get both and keep them in all season and choose either sterling or Kane alongside them.. I chose Kane since I wanted a 3rd captain choice

                1. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  You wouldn't captain Salah? Mwad

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

                  Similar, but Sterling mainly because I don’t trust Spurs.

              • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                this site is reactionary rather than rational

                1. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  Truly

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

                    Naturally

              • RFCSPACE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                I truly and desperately hope so, but I doubt it.

              • Kinkladze
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                that's the whole equation from now to GW13:

                (Sterling+Salah+8.0m STR) >= (Sterling+KDB+Kane)

                1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                  • 5 Years
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  I've basically gone for KdB and Son to outscore Salah + 6m (I have Sterling and Kane for caps). Let's see how that pans out!

            6. RealVirg
                23 days, 9 hours ago

                Sods law first week owning martial and sterling...it will be a sterling blank and injury right

              • purple lamborGhini
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  sterlings not doing anything tbh

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    Goal imminent

                  2. Bees4Lyf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    He’s been so quiet

                  3. JustPark
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    You'll jinx it oh no.

                • Marvin.com
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  Woakes gone. Dropping like flies now.

                  1. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    City are playing and you are watching cricket?

                    1. Marvin.com
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 9 hours ago

                      What's your point?

                    2. kingcolesy
                      • 5 Years
                      23 days, 9 hours ago

                      Dont have the football on free to air tv in Australia, but we do have the cricket

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 9 hours ago

                  An Aguero hat trick here could really shake things up

                  1. Zlatanzo
                      23 days, 9 hours ago

                      Still wouldn't think about it. Sterling much better for same price

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    #BORED

                  3. Differential (c)
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 9 hours ago

                    Sterling inches offside there. Would've had a clear shot on goal if not for the linesman.

                    Its coming.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 9 hours ago

                      if not for being offside*

                  4. NeverLucky
                      23 days, 9 hours ago

                      Caballos and Kane > De Bruyne and Abraham

                      Worth it or hold? (Will prob have different answer after Kane perf v Newcastle...)

                      1. Dynamic Duos
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 9 hours ago

                        Why would sell them to ?confused.

                        1. NeverLucky
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Huh, not sure your comment...

                            I'm just asking if people think Caballos and Kane is better overall option that De Bruyne and Abraham...

                            I think Abraham might have some mojo coming into some good games.

                        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          Chelsea won't destroy SHU.

                      2. Tcheco
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 9 hours ago

                        Ok KDB that's enough now

                      3. Miniboss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        23 days, 9 hours ago

                        Has someone seen Sterling?

                        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          Bad for investment.

                        2. Revival
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          Patience is key, expect Kun to be withdrawn about 65 minute mark and then Sterling will benefit from being up top and tired bournemouth legs

                          1. yakirh
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            No Jesus today so Kun could get full 90'

                      4. Differential (c)
                        • 3 Years
                        23 days, 9 hours ago

                        Laporte with a Kdb-esque through ball to Kun there!

                      5. DAZZ
                        • 5 Years
                        23 days, 9 hours ago

                        Perez owners? One blank too many?

                        1. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          He’ll punish sellers vs BOU, surely can’t sell before that!

                        2. Differential (c)
                          • 3 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          Seems like its time to let go. Might do Perez+Adams->McGinn+Haller for a hit.

                        3. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 9 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          If I had him, I would sell. Yesterday was his big chance.

                          Mount, Trossard etc. There are clear alternatives.

                        4. Zlatanzo
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Yup 2 was the last straw for me.

                          • Tsparkes10
                            • 1 Year
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            So so bad yday. Kept an eye on him as I had got rid and was so happy I did.

                          • Miniboss
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Definitely out. Still pondering if it’s for Mount or Cantwell.

                          • JamTart
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            I was always unconvinced but wasn't sure on a chelsea asset so I took him to start. I'm now considering Mount as his replacement this week

                          • Revival
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            I think I may keep for Bournemouth game. Gone after that.

                        5. Adro34
                          • 3 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          Bilva Martial Salah Mount Dendoncker

                          Was stupid and missed price drops now can't afford Bilva to KDB upgrade ffs. Painful watching

                        6. Ted Bovis
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          KDB playing deep!

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            As expected with Dilva playing.

                          2. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Yeh, Rodri and Nando on the bench

                        7. SirStevieG
                          • 7 Years
                          23 days, 9 hours ago

                          When's Sterling coming on?

                          1. Zlatanzo
                              23 days, 9 hours ago

                              heard the same joke about Salah yesterday, brace imminent.

                          2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                            • 5 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Can't wait to get Kdb on WC tonight

                            1. Dynamic Duos
                              • 6 Years
                              23 days, 9 hours ago

                              Do it now then 🙂

                          3. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 9 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Daniels knee injury. Looks bad.

                          4. Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Rico wagon back on track

                          5. Differential (c)
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Daniels down in agony.

                          6. Revival
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Looks bad injury for Daniels

                          7. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Rico might be back on the scene.

                          8. Over Midwicket
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Daniels serious injury. Rico nailed

                          9. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            23 days, 9 hours ago

                            Daniels' knee is gone