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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. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Kevin De Boss. Can understand Pep being annoyed he didn't win poty.

  2. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ouch

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    3 - Vardy (37)
    2 - Mahrez (31)
    1 - Mendy, Gündogan (28)

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy 3 baps not possible surely?!

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        G and created a big chance for Barnes

      2. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        ?

      3. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He's been excellent

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No BAPS for KDB is crackers, been the best player on the pitch by a mile.

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yellow probably did him no favors.

    3. beric
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jesus no where near

    4. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I wish they would deduct more bps for overcooked passes and selfish play. I hate watching Mahrez so much

    5. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The BPS is so so broken.

        1. Guru Mediation
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Not so bad in this game, Barry been amazing

          1. Guru Mediation
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Vardy even

            1. Bushwhacker
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Compared to six or seven others ... no.

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mahrez so selfish. Would be great for FPL if he was nailed.

      • Pras Scott Talent
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Carra just refer to Soy’s nuts as jingle bells... ffs

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ox right knee/ankle again...

        Hopefully only a scare.

        1. Bushwhacker
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Walked off so here’s hoping.

        2. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Where are the KDB sellers before Arsenal away?

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Im here. Brought him straight back in.

          2. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Sold him game before so doesn't count

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Soy jingle balls

        4. The Royal Robin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Which transfer sounds best?

          1 - Ayew > Ings
          2 - Ayew > Tammy
          3 - Cantwell > Grealish
          4 - Maddison > Son

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            1

        5. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Would you keep Ings on WC? (Plan was not to because of fixtures, but form, price and value?)

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Depends on the combo with/without.

          2. Greasy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Jim,Vardy,Ings

        6. socho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Mahrez 32nd shot

        7. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Soyuncu has done ok given his age and inexperience. City have targeted him and Chilwell today.

        8. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          KDB close

        9. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Salah goal... disallowed

          1. Bushwhacker
              2 months, 3 days ago

              This referee is embarrassing (was offside just in general).

          2. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Who would you prioritise if you played WC now?

            1. Greasy
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Jim Vardy KDB Lund

              1. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Jiminez despite his fix?

            2. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lundy Salah KDB Vardy

            3. Pras Scott Talent
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Spurs x2 or even x3 given their upcoming fixtures

          3. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Mahrez such a waster.

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            KDB is on fire

            He’s going to quadruple return in this form against someone soon

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Needs to be ruthless.

          5. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Tielemans off

          6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Why am I being drawn to Callum Wilson

            Ings, Pukki, Jimmy, Rashford, Tammy.... and yet - Wilson’s price and fixture list

            Surely BOU are about to turn a corner soon

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              They still need 21 before they are on the beach

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                21 points

            2. Monkey Hanger
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              You are round the bend. 🙂

            3. The Royal Robin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              He's totally out of form but I get your point. Class is permanent.

            4. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yes, but when? Not interested in bragging rights with him.

          7. Kaneyonero
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cmon kdb

          8. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Tielemans used to cover Leicester attack for some on here.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 3 days ago

                lol, no one said that ever

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  After Southampton he was essential.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      😀

                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  He was much more popular than Maddison on here about 6 or 7 GW’s ago

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    More points at St Mary's.

              • Monkey Hanger
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                The Praet is on.

              • diesel001
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Rodri on
                Gundogan off

              • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Let me know when KDB scores

              • tm245
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Gundo off, Rodri on

              • Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Salah YC

                1. Bushwhacker
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    This ref ... incompetence.

                2. diesel001
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Jesus and Sterling getting annoyed at Mahrez for shooting all the time

                3. Kaneyonero
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Cmon Kevin, Bag another!

                4. Jindaljain
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Vardy Goal incoming & KDB goal or assist incoming

                5. Woy_is_back
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  57 points with Aurier, Son, Pulisic left.

                  Average gw

                  1. Regin
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Lol. U have too high expectations

                    1. Yozzer
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Don't play to him mate. He's annoying . Always does this

                      1. Woy_is_back
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 3 days ago

                        Don´t hate the player, hate the game 😀

                        1. Yozzer
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          I don't hate ya. Just not a fan of these type of posts

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Thats good, but just to destroy your brag, im on 64. With Aurier, Alli & Rashford left

                    • Yozzer
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Give it a rest kid

                    • Ole Trafford
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 3 days ago

                      Captain played?

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Ings was mine

                      2. Bushwhacker
                          2 months, 3 days ago

                          Humble brag ... ffs stop it!