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

    Poor Daniels. Means Rico is back though...

  2. Nightcrawler
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Dakneeils injury

    • PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Rico now a 4.0 beast

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Daniels broken?

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        ACL injury it seems 🙁

    • Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Rico clean sheet incoming

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

        Too late

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

        Could get less points than Daniels

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

        post 30 mins tho

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

      Rico stays

    • Viper
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Rico going to be another 4.0m option soon.

      Unlucky Charlie Daniels, has had a bad time with injuries

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

        Or not.

      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        I'll hang on for a few weeks then - my fear is he'll play Smith left and Stacey right

    • FOO FIGHTER
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Melt down...

        Kun or Sterling on WC???

        1. Grievez
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Both and KDB

          1. Brooksy86
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Hahaha this

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Not a chance when you have Salah.

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

            Why not both? Nice differential

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

            Sterling. Yes Kun is nailed for GW4 but rotates with Jesus after that and is always subbed off early by Pep.

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

          Ligament 😐

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

          Rico rested.

          Ake to LB.

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

            Haha classic.

            Used to love your 'Emerson rested again' posts when Alonso was still first team.

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

          Hilson coming on

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

          Sterling overpriced.

          1. Zlatanzo
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              See if you have the same opinion at FT

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

                I'm sure I will, glad I didn't (c) him.

                1. DLL18
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  lol

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

                    Haha I always do this and the player gets points, love it, I own and my bro (c) him , win win

                2. Zlatanzo
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    I bet you're still glad 😉

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

                      Absolutely! not everyone has him in my mls

              2. Khaaan!!!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Yep. 4 goals in 2 games. Terrible

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

                He's English.

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

              Wilson coming on to punish sellers...

            • JustPark
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Rico for Montoya for free?

              1. Critical Observer
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Yea cos switching a starter out in favor of a bench warming clown is how to do well in this game.

              2. Zlatanzo
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  No way, what's wrong with Montoya?

              3. SirStevieG
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Fraser to play LB???

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

                Change of shape = a lot more space for City attacks.

                1. Deulofail
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Someone should tell them that a circle is the strongest shape

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

                    A π-π-π formation?

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 2 hours ago

                      Looks good. Unless Wayne Shaw is in your team.

              5. Budweiser
                • 5 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Is it just me or does Harry Wilson look like Torres?

                1. Mr Peanutbutter
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    looks more like callum

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

                  Anyone else sunning themselves with Cricket and Footie in the garden. I’m two G&Ts into the afternoon

                  Cheers.

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    Good lad

                  2. Four Hit Wonder
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    Gina and Tina? Sweet. Mary & Jane here.

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

                    Enjoy

                  4. Cojiro
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    I am indeed. Cheers

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

                      What what

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

                    Too hot, moved inside. Very worried about the test now

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

                      Maybe Broad (TC) will hit 50.

                3. dshv
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Where is my sterling in this game??

                4. seewhyaxe
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  i almost transferred Rico out.

                  now he seems a viable option

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

                    Patience pays off

                  2. L'Aeroplanino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    he is not

                  3. HurriKane
                    • 7 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    What were you saying again ? 😀

                5. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  hoping city keep CS so i get 6 from sterling (c) instead of 4

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

                    He looks prettier than his name.

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

                  Sterling to Cantwell (-4)?

                  1. Freaki
                      23 days, 2 hours ago

                      Yeah this is big brain time

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

                      If you can get in Wesley as well Id do it

                  2. Zilla
                    • 1 Year
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    Anytime now Raz

                    1. Samwise the Brave
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      23 days, 2 hours ago

                      Looks like a blank incoming

                  3. FOO FIGHTER
                      23 days, 2 hours ago

                      Sterling Kun

                      Or

                      Salah Kun

                      Do you fell lucky???

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          23 days, 2 hours ago

                          *feel*

                      2. True Deadzoner
                        • 8 Years
                        23 days, 2 hours ago

                        Cantwell nailed on?

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

                          Canttell

                      3. Bruce Lee
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        23 days, 2 hours ago

                        you'd think man city are fun to watch but they're pretty boring

                        i'd much rather watch liverpool

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            23 days, 2 hours ago

                            Did u watch them last week?

                        2. Nightcrawler
                            23 days, 2 hours ago

                            Throwback to Rory delap

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

                            Tough luck for Daniels. But great for my fantasy team. Rico will be a good option for a few weeks.

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              23 days, 2 hours ago

                              daniels probably has rico in his team his injury record is so bad

                            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                              • 3 Years
                              23 days, 2 hours ago

                              Finally I have a defender on my bench 🙂

                          • jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 2 hours ago

                            Sterling + KDB + Laporte are going to explode points in my team over the next four mouth watering fixtures 🙂

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              23 days, 2 hours ago

                              great story

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                23 days, 2 hours ago

                                true story 😉