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De Bruyne returns to central midfield as Aguero makes the Man City bench

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.3m) takes his place in central midfield once again as Manchester City host Leicester City.

The Belgian was handed a more advanced role against Arsenal but is back in his usual position in Gameweek 18.

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) are the two selected to flank centre-forward Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) for the crucial encounter.

Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero (£11.7m), who has been missing since Gamweeek 13, finally makes a return but is named among the substitutes for now.

Either way, it may spell the end of Jesus’ run of games in which he has been considered a nailed-on starter.

With plenty of Christmas fixtures to come, we may well see Aguero back in the starting line-up again very soon.

Meanwhile, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has reverted to his 4-1-4-1 formation for this afternoon’s visit to the Etihad Stadium.

Ayoze Pérez (£6.1m) and Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) return to the starting XI to add some width for the usual suspects of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), James Maddison (£7.8m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m).

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Mendy, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Walker; de Bruyne, Gündogan, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; H Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Pérez; Vardy.

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1,296 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 27 days ago

    is Vardy really getting 3 baps? 😀

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Can't understand how

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pretty obvious really, hardly did anything bad.

  2. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Getting in richarlison and Rico for pulisic and tomori for a hit seems a waste now especially with grealish and holgate/ f Fernandez my alternative options.

  3. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Might take a chance on Kun

  4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Jimenez owners - keeping despite tough games coming up?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Be mad to ditch him. Neither City or Liverpool are the defensive force of last season an boy is he consistent - for 18 months now

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Fun fact: Jimenez' biggest return this season was against Man City.

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pool holding Flemengo

    BBC1

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Great week so far but boy do I hate myself for taking Jim out last week train chasing.

  7. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Siiiii senoooooor !

    Ciao Brazilian farmers !

  8. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Repost

    Whom wud u bench from this 11 for Jimenez? Or bench him ?

    Guiata
    Kelly aurrier Baldock Lund
    KDB Alli Mane Son (c)
    Vardy Tammy

    Subs - Jimenez Soy Donker

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Baldy

  9. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    i had a plan to get sterling in next gameweek involving a -4, but i can get mahrez for free, no brainer right?

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Y sterling? Mahrez always a rotation risk. I would get neither

  10. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I have 48 pts + Alli
    Cup opponent 46. + Mount

    I surely win this right?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hope so.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Probably.

  11. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best 1 week punt (1 FT) before WC gw20?

    Hend
    Lund Aurier Kelly
    Son Alli KDB Grealish
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy

    Heaton TAA Maddison Soy

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      TAA>PVA (bench Kelly)?

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I like pukkis chances vs Villa - Jimenez to him may be

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        pukki couldnt finish anything today

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Had Sterling, Grealish, Richarlison, Lundstram & Rico on 4 YCs before today. Phew.

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    15 mins left for Pool to get hands on trophy.

  14. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    The most bizarre thing to happen is arsenal with away cs.

  15. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Tempted to put a sneaky bet on Leicester to beat Liverpool next week. This game will have absolutely gassed them and then they have to fly across the country and play away from home.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep

      Think that could be the week. It’s not as if they’ve looked invincible.

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    60 with cap Alli and rash to go..so far so good..

    1. CONFUSECIUS
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      good 4 u then...

  17. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any improvements to this WC team for GW20 (not gw19)?

    Guaita McGovern
    Rico Holgate Lund Aurier Soy
    Salah Son Alli KDB Maddison
    Vardy Tammy Greenwood

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rashford

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not convinced on our ability to win vs more defensive teams. Think Tammy represents better value

        1. Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Actually I just realised how much Rashford price has risen, maybe too much for people who didn't get him early

      2. CONFUSECIUS
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        this...

  18. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    For what it's worth... my FFS HU opponent is getting his 3 subs off the bench, but for once I'm so far ahead he needs Son to score 4 to beat me.

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pointa total for Son (C), Alli and Abraham?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 27 days ago

      7

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ouch