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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. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Shirley this should be an own goal

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Relax. It's already given to Mahrez.

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        lol

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

    Champions on the ropes.

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Could be changed to og

    1. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      On target so no

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Haven’t seen it but with Soy 3rd on my bench, that’s an OG!

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      haha

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      As a fellow Soy-3rd-bencher I agree

  5. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Is Vardy a better striker than Harry Kane?

    I dont think so. Kane will prove his doubters wrong with an Explosive Christmas Run

    1. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      you say the same thing every week

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Kane is better at dropping deep and linking play with his superb passing.

      Vardy is better in the box imo.

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Exactly this

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy’s certainly been better at scoring goals the past year...

      Although I’m not sure if that makes him a “better striker”...

      But if it doesn’t - for my FPL team - I’d rather have whatever it is that Vardy is better at tbh

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Forget first 3 seasons of Kane. He was unstoppable back then.

        Past year his form has dipped but i expect Kane to be fully rejuvenated under Mourinho. Dont get me wrong vardy is great striker as well but kane is a class apart

  6. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy yc

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy yellow

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy YC

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Own goal = positive BAPs?

  10. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    If shot was off target then it is an own goal, if otherwise, it isn't

  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy yc

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy YC

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Come on Mark, give the OG my son

  14. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy YC

  15. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I should know but TM you seem to? Is it one more game for yellows?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      For 18 teams, yes

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers, hope Lunny and Baldock pull through then

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soyuncu you absolute twat

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Wouldn’t mind a red either...

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Disaster 2 mins for Soy owners

  19. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Chilwell struggling against Mahrez

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      5 months, 9 days ago

      the entire back line struggles vs Mahrez, he goes past 3 ez

  20. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Mane dropping tonight by the looks. Tempted to swap him out for Salah before the drop.

    Yeah or nay?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Would you do that swap if the price drop was not a factor.....if no then I assume you believe Mane a better choice ??.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Form suggests Salah is the better pick currently.....although he just made a right pigs ear of that lol

    2. FISSH
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No point

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah injury incoming.

  21. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Mahrez is completely destroying Chilwell

  22. beric
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soyellow

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hmm slow stream

  23. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy OG and a yellow in 5 mins, a red would be nice

  24. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy really isn't any good.

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      He’s alright. Just a rough day at the office.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      He has nice hair.

  25. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Jimenez and ---- out?

    2FTs, 0.7itb
    Pope, Button
    TAA, Soy, Aurier, Lunds, Rico
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Grealish, Cantwell
    Vardy, Tammy, Jimenez

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Why do you want to get rid of jimi? 9 returns in 11 games not good enough for you?

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I would keep Jim.

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Not exactly the best fixtures the next couple. But fair enough.

      I'm open to suggestions.

  26. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    What happened with Willems? Wasn’t he included in the 3pm line-up?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Got a muscular injury. Join the club

      1. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Thank god we have Soy autosubbing in *sigh*

  27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soyboy estrogen levels increased via YC

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Soy and ota battling it out for worst CB in this game

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Both as bad as eachother

  29. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Salah messes up 6v2 counter

  30. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Benched Söyüncü..finally did something right.