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Aguero benched as Sterling returns to starting line-up

Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) has finally fallen foul of Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy once again as he finds himself on the bench in Gameweek 7, for the first time since the opening weekend.

Following a midweek rest, the Manchester City manager has chosen not to use the Argentinian striker in the starting XI for the second match in a row in all competitions.

That will come as a deep frustration to the 1,000,000+ managers who handed Aguero the captaincy for Gameweek 7.

Only Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), who blanked in Liverpool’s win over Sheffield United was captained by more this weekend.

Taking Aguero’s place up-front is Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) who played against Preston on Wednesday night.

The decision to bench Aguero after a midweek rest is perhaps a sobring reminder of the fact that Guardiola remains a manager who FPL bosses cannot always apply logic too.

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) returns to the Manchester City starting line-up after missing the 8-0 demolition of Watford last week.

He flanks Jesus with Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) who, despite playing just 308 minutes in the league this season, still has one goal and five assists to his name.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) drops out of the starting XI to make way for the Algerian but Kevin de Bruyne (£9.9m) retains his starting berth.

The defence lines up as predicted with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Kyle Walker (£6.0m) flanking Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m) and Fernandinho (£5.3m).

Marco Silva makes two changes to the team that lost 2-0 at home to Sheffield United in Gameweek 6.

Theo Walcott (£6.3m) comes in for Bernard (£6.5m), who is absent with illness, on the flanks of attacking midfield while Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) replaces Moise Kean (£6.6m) up-front.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Delph, Schneiderlin; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Calvert-Lewin.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Walker; Gündogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

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2,069 Comments Post a Comment
  1. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    KDB injury update?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      As if we have it. On Friday pep will tell us "we'll see, training is this afternoon"

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  3. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Live FPL showing 4 Kane captain points, 2VVD points and 1 KDB points. IS this happening live in the parallel universe? 😛

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      little bug where only bonus was showing lol, sorry. fixed now

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Just for laugh! Appreciate what you are doing

      2. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ragabolly, thanks again for creating LiveFPL. It’s seriously the dogs knackers

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thank you both, it's been hard maintaining the site so I appreciate your support!

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which cheap defenders are options, have Lundstram ?

    Kelly
    Rico
    ???

    1. Brazilian Gooner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tomori

  5. Zlat-man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A. Haller > Tammy
    B. Kane > Auba

    Do which one for free?
    Or both for -4?
    (I have Son, if that helps)

  6. Brazilian Gooner
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1-game ban for Aurier?? I will keep him if he plays against Watford.

  7. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone know any more about Fabianskis injury?
    West ham's reserve gk is awful.

    On another note. Yarmolenko's left foot. Wonderful.

  8. learnedlizard
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    anyone else's kun assist still showing or is it just mine?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Still showing atm

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Is it going to be removed?