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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