Dugout Discussion

Sterling and Zinchenko rested as Guardiola spins the roulette wheel

Pep Guardiola ‘Roulette’ has struck once again as the Manchester City manager named his team sheet for the visit of Watford.

Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) has been dropped to the bench for the first time this season, replaced in the starting line-up by Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m).

Also missing from the starting XI is Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m), who has not even made it onto the bench.

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) has come into the side in his place to start at left-back.

Key options Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) and Kevin de Bruyne (£9.8m) are both in the starting line-up.

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has named an interesting formation as he prepares for a tough afternoon of football.

Gerard Deulofeu (£6.2m) has been chosen to lead the line while defender Kiko Femenía (£4.4m) is deployed on the right flank of attacking midfield.

A new budget defender has emerged in Dimitri Foulquier (£4.0m) who starts the match at right-back.

There will be plenty of interest in events at Turf Moor this afternoon as Burnley take on Norwich.

The 10% invested in Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) may be giving him his last chance as he starts against the porous Norwich defence.

Meanwhile, Teemu Pukki (£7.1m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.9m) both start for the Canaries amid continued transfer activity for both players.

Finally, Everton manager Marco Silva has trusted Moise Kean (£6.7m) another chance at leading the line this afternoon.

He and Bernard (£6.5m) represent two changes from the side that lost at Bournemouth in Gameweek 5.

Sheffield United also make a change in attack with Callum Robinson (£5.3m) coming in for David McGoldrick (£5.5m) to lead the line with Oli McBurnie (£5.9m).

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; A Barnes, Wood.

Norwich XI: Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Amadou, Byram; Tettey, McLean; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Delph, Schneiderlin; Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Kean.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McBurnie.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Mendy, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, B Silva.

Watford XI: Foster; Holebas, Dawson, Mariappa, Foulquier; Capoue, Doucouré; Hughes, Cleverley, Femenía; Deulofeu.

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2,288 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I realized it's not healthy for me to not own KDB 🙂

    Please suggest how can I fit into this team

    Adrian
    AWB Digne Zin -- Lund Kelly
    Sterling Mane Martial Mount -- Cantell
    Auba Tammy Pukki

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling > KDB... done 😉

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Perhaps I may want them both considering their next few fixtures

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Non owner but feel a Kevin De Lundstram post is needed.

    https://twitter.com/alexevans_14/status/1175437987016073216?s=19

    Sexy geezer

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Indeed, glad I have him 3rd on my subs bench... 🙁

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I have him 3rd as well but got Zin, martial, mount , Kelly ahead of him 🙂

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Smug mode engaged. I started him. Smug mode disengaged.

  3. SHUTUPHEATHER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling captain for next week is ON. Think how many won’t do it. Then he bangs in hat trick. Troll.

    1. Fpl Cursed
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He's fighting for his place now after that.

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He shud do well from here with that rest

  4. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    King > Wood ...?

    Even though I just dropped Wood on WC. (very much kicking myself, because of course that would happen)

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Nah, it doesn't work like that. Stick with King.

  5. HellasLEAF
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Abraham to rise tonight. This is where the game gets tricky.

    Put him in before he rises and roll the dice? Not only before his match but a full week before next GW. Anything could happen..

    Risk/Reward moment.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What's the reward? Do you need the 0.1? Value is overrated, especially this season with so, so many good cheap options

    2. Lestat
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      its close but he wont go up tonight

  6. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Looks like Notts are going to be the T20 blast champions

  7. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any palace fans? Chances of Kelly starting? Looks like he's been passed fit

  8. Fpl Cursed
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Greenwood didn't travel.

    Expect loads of Lundstram points to come flying off the bench 🙁

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ooo interesting. Gives me a chance to get Rico points

  9. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Son(c) worth a -8?

    Would also be getting in Otamendi and Mané to fund it.

  10. Del FPL-iero
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How did Vardy play today? Would it worth bringing him in?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Decent. I wouldn't choose him ahead of Tammy, Wilson, Haller or Pukki.

      1. Del FPL-iero
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks.
        Currently have Tammy, Pukki and Barnes - need to decide whether any changes are needed.

  11. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Out of interest, did people assume Sterling was going to get benched because he played 90 midweek or were there any leaked lineups?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nothing leaked AFAIK. It was a combo of:

      - 90 minutes midweek
      - 90 mins every game so far (+ IB)
      - Less effective recent performances
      - Good perofrmavea from Mahrez etc

  12. Wensink
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    First time watching Brighton this season. Is this typical positioning for Montoya?

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Please tell me Montoya can do something. Top off my jam today. My sub for zinc !

  13. fgdu
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Rate my rage wildcard

    Pope
    Matip Lundstram Rico Kelly Otamendi
    Dilva KdB Mane Salah Cantwell
    Wilson Pukki Abraham