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Sterling, Mahrez and Aguero all start as City host Wolves

Three Premier League matches kick off simultaneously at 14:00 BST today, as the Europa League continues to play havoc with the domestic calendar.

Manchester City entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad, while Arsenal host Bournemouth and Chelsea make the trip to Southampton.

City are of course without the injured Kevin De Bruyne (£10.0m) for this clash but most of their other popular attacking assets start against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), Sergio Aguero (£12.2m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) making Guardiola’s starting XI.

Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) is benched, however, along with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m).

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) is not in the squad after suffering a hamstring injury, so Joao Cancelo (£5.3m) looks set to deputise at left-back.

Mahrez was the most-bought player of Gameweek 8, having been acquired by just over 440,000 Fantasy Premier League managers.

Sterling and Aguero were the most-captained players of this weekend, with each City asset handed the armband by over 1.1 million FPL bosses.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m) misses out for the visitors with a toe injury.

Raul Jimenez (£7.1m) is joined up front by Patrick Cutrone (£5.7m) as Santo reverts to a 3-5-2, following his dalliance with a 3-4-3 in recent weeks.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) is among the substitutes so Adama Traore (£5.0m) plays at right wing-back.

Mason Mount (£6.7m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.6m) both make Frank Lampard’s starting XI at St. Mary’s with Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m) earning his fifth straight league start at centre-back.

N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) is fit to line up in central midfield, while Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) gets his first league start of the campaign.

The Saints bring in Yan Valery (£4.8m) and Shane Long (£4.7m) for Cedric Soares (£4.9m) and Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) keeps up his ever-present record in the Premier League this season, while there is another start for youngster Bukayo Saka (£4.5m).

Dani Ceballos (£5.5m) replaces Lucas Torreira (£4.8m) in Unai Emery’s only change from the 1-1 draw with Manchester United last Monday.

Ryan Fraser (£7.1m) has recovered from the illness that forced him to sit out Gameweek 7 but is only among the substitutes at the Emirates.

Eddie Howe has named an unchanged starting XI from the 2-2 draw with West Ham United, meaning another run-out down the left flank for Joshua King (£6.3m).

Dominic Solanke (£5.4m) again supports Callum Wilson (£7.9m) in attack.

The only three FPL assets who are yet to blank this season – Wilson, Aubameyang and Aguero – are all in action this afternoon.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Papastathopoulos, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale, Stacey, Cook, Ake, Rico, H. Wilson, Lerma, Billing, King, C. Wilson, Solanke.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, D Silva, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero.

Wolves XI: Rui Patrício, Boly, Coady, Saïss, Traoré, Dendoncker, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Rúben Vinagre, Jiménez, Cutrone.

Southampton XI: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu Vidal, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.

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2,355 Comments Post a Comment
  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    My most expensive players are my worst performing players. I think it’s time to stop looking at prices.

  2. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Don't stop cumming Wolves. Give City a baby!

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      um

    2. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Not weird. Not weird at all.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Hahaha

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    What a week to punt on Traore, ecstatic

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 12 days ago

    Woooooolveeeeeeeeeeeees

  5. Daddy Kev
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Hilarious seeing the sheep on here crying because they lost their City cleansheet when most of them are Poo/Manure/Chelski/Arsenil/Spuds supporters.

      1. Licky
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        What has that got to do with it? I mean, this is a fantasy football forum...

        1. Luka does it again
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Yep lots of newbies here this season.

      2. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        U mad bro?

      3. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        says the plastic fan

      4. Supertrooper
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        You think it is strange that people talk about fpl related things on a fpl forum?

      5. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Daddy Kev on the scene. Look lively.

      6. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        I remember when you supported Utd

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Traoré essenatial?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Won't face Otamendi every gw 😀

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Two Jimmy assists. Get him in

    • SirStevieG
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      WOLVES MY NEW FAVOURITE SECOND TEAM!!!

      1. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Should be your first looking at your grav

    • KGFC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Went into the week without Salah, Raz and Kun!!! Wow!!!

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        I went into gameweek without Auba, Sterling, Kane and Billing : what’s your point

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      That's like 4 captain blanks so far for me (and many others) this season. Yikes.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        4? I’ve had 6!

      2. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        4/8 is good for this season

    • FISSH
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Wow. As a Liverpool fan I think I'll keep captaining city players

    • Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Jay Egersdorff owns Adama and played him.

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Really!?

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Casuals season.

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        No idea who that is but must be a wolves fan

      4. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Rediculous hope he's having a $hit season

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Another © Fail 😀

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        didn't we all.
        Are you going Maddison next game week? I'm seriously contemplating .......

    • Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 12 days ago

      Pep was fooling nobody whatsoever that Fernandino can be a central defender. Nobody who has actually been watching them

    • FOO FIGHTER
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool...

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          YNWA!!!!

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling has been terrible for a while now

        Sterling to Maddison?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Genuinely considering ditching him on WC tbh.

          If KDB fit he might be my only city player on wc

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 12 days ago

        37 all out :/
        man ota fail sucks

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 12 days ago

          wow 37 is apparently a tiny green 229k to 221k 😀

          Some people msut have had a complete shocker, just need newcastle to score now.

      • baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        "Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal FC) fires in a shot – and hits the post!"

        Sums up this week

      • Arteta
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Top 3. Back where we belong:)

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Pep > Spurs
        Poch > Man Utd
        Solkjaer > Everton
        Silva > Man City

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Too many Silvas at Man City as it is

      • liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Lmao Man City!

      • Rainer
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Willy 3
        Tammy 2
        Batman 1

        1. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Ings 1 too.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Willian deserves those tbh. But why oh why.

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Tammy winning G

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            No, Mount

      • villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Hard to say, but fair play Wolves!

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        GW8: Sterling(c) = Kane(c) = Salah(c) = Auba(c) = Aguero(c)

      • L'Aeroplanino
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Jimenez wagon

      • Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Crap FPL week but sod it.

        ALLL we need now is a Newcastle win to top it all off 😀 Please Newcastle

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Kdb

      • what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        think i’m only keeping kdb as city asset until they get their sh*t together

        1. Concrete
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          Only one game...it is allowed you know

          1. Earthling
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            + Norwich = 2

      • Sun Jihai
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Any chance of Sterling sneaking into the bps?

        1. Zlatanzo
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 12 days ago

          The only place he’ll be sneaking is out of my team

      • Ibra
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 12 days ago

        Is it too risky to go without Salah and Sterling? I'm thinking of WC team like this:

        Ryan
        TAA - Otamendi - Pereira
        Mane - KDB - Martial - Mount
        Vardy - Abraham - Wilson

        Button - Rico - Kelly - Douglas Luiz

        1. SB007
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          On this weekends performance. No.

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            That doesn't make sense. Salah and Sterling scored sod all between them

        2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 12 days ago

          I did at the start of the season and it backfired big style on me.
          It is a risk/reward thing if you think it will give you the jump on others go for it.
          By the way I would not have Martial in because Man United look terrible they are not creating much.

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 12 days ago

            I would say it's not true, the guy leading in my ML plays without Salah and Sterling from gw1 and he's 1.4k so it's not so simple.

            1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 12 days ago

              He must have had Aubameyang/Aguero in that case?
              I did not have either of them until this week.

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 months, 12 days ago

                He has Auba and was swapping Kane and Aguero, lots of mid-price midfielders, pretty cheap defence bar TAA. My pointy is we're often simplyfing things like "I was punished with no Salah" etc but truth is the other players failed to deliever.

                Small example...Last season Salah went for this beautiful run of 12,12, 2, 15 in December and you know what? Despite not having him I had four green arrows averaging almost 80pts/gw and yet I keep readind people mentioning this event and complaining how they were punished by him.

                Again, not so simple.