Dugout Discussion

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

    Fraser 7.4m POO

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

      FPL player positions should be dynamic. We get the points they accumulate based on the position they are playing at that time.

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

        Kane would be essential with all the CS points

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

          Ozil would be essential if his Fortnite points get converted into FPL points 😉

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

        Does Salah get 4/5 points for his 2nd goal yesterday?

        Imagine the excess moaning & confusion.

      3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Masuaku would be hard to gauge - never seen him retain the position his manager required.
        Your rule would make Antonio the best player in FPL, he rotates between both wings, both full back slots and striker 🙂

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Won't be 7.4 for long.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Fraser + Perez gone from my team now thankfully and good riddance 😉

  2. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    One more Kane price rise gives me exact money for FT to Kun(C)

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

      Kane needs a hatty for that.

      1. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Today is the day Rainer

  3. Mr Peanutbutter
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    sterling eo? kane cappers want him to blank?

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

      Yes

    2. Blind Ghost
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Yeah it feels wrong, but I'll take a Sterling blank on the chinno.

      Can't see it tho

  4. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Lol Fraser LWB far out

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Confirmed. Smith has city defender in his fpl

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Great save by Ederson honestly

  6. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Thanks Smith

  7. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Scouse boy and Secret Agent Hilson to fulfill his mission and break City hearts. You heard it here first

  8. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    almost zinch assist

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

    Classic Otamendi

  10. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Shocking Zinchenko

  11. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Hows he missed that, pooped myself as a zinc owner.

  12. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    A nice King peno against the run of play to make city angry please

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

    Otamendi assist wasted

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Rico this and Rico that. Why hasn't he come on then?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      They are losing

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Sterling Kun

    Or

    Salah Kun

    ???

  16. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Otamendi was gash there, practically T-ed up Smith for the chance. Should be 1-1.

  17. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    smith sitter missed

  18. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Thought this would be a walk in the park city lol

  19. Dribbles
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm in the gym. They think i'm here to exercise.

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

      The dribbling might give you away, watch out

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      No membership required I assume?

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    City clean sheet not looking so clean sheet.

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

    Walker 😆

  22. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Lucky city def owners. Sums up my week

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

    Is Ederson trying to look like a Los Angeles gang member?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      I thought he was emulating Valdes with that haircut

    2. Mr Peanutbutter
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      that neck tat is putrid

  24. banskt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Son, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, David Silva. So many players at the price I am looking at. Who would be the best option long term?

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      son, only one is guarenteed (ish) to start

  25. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    I wonder which premiums are the best to keep now...Salah, Sterling, Aubameyang, Kane, Mane, Kun, KDB, Son

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah and KDB

    2. banskt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah / Sterling + Aubameyang / Kane / Kun + Mane / KdB / Son...

      you can't have them all.

  26. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Is that a massive bruise on Ederson's face where he got hit by the ball?

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Yup on the right side of his face. Poor lad 😀

  27. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Okay I'm awake, what did I miss. How's it going?

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

      VVD is in the crowd cheering for City.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Interesting

  28. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Raheem!

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Good lad

  30. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Raheem