Dugout Discussion

Jesus absent from City squad as Aguero gets his first league start in a month

The final match of Gameweek 19 takes place this evening, with Wolverhampton Wanderers in action against Manchester City.

Kick-off at Molineux is at 19:45 GMT.

There are no shocks from Nuno Espirito Santo, who names the same team for the fifth game running.

Indeed, over the last ten Gameweeks (including this one), Romain Saiss (£4.4m) is the only member of the starting XI who isn’t an ever-present – and even he only missed out in Gameweek 14 due to suspension.

That means that Adama Traore (£5.3m), Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.1m) again form a three-man attack for the hosts, who appear to be in their usual 3-4-3 set-up.

There is an unexpected absentee in the Manchester City squad, with Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) not involved due to illness.

In his place, Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) makes his first league start in over a month.

Aguero had been absent until last weekend with a groin injury but had a brief cameo at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola’s side beat Leicester City 3-1.

The only other change to the City starting XI sees Rodri (£5.4m) recalled, with Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) dropping to the bench.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) start again for the visitors, who face Sheffield United in less than 48 hours time.

Wolves’ Gameweek 20 fixture is at Anfield on Sunday, meanwhile.

Santo’s troops won the reverse fixture of this game 2-0, with Traore and Jimenez both registering double-digit hauls after combining for Wolves’ two goals.

De Bruyne missed that game through injury and it remains the one league fixture that City haven’t scored in this season.


Wolves XI: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodri, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

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2,584 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Early swoop for Alli looks like it might backfire spectacularly 😀
    Oh well it was bound happen at some stage I suppose. Oops.

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He´s playing tomorrow. Moura and Sessegnon were crap, half fit Alli starts.

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Half fit is not a good thing!

  2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KDB owner but non capper, am I hoping for a blank?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If high up, yes for OR.

      Rivals dependent in MLs

  3. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Optimal gameweek to get TAA?
    A - GW19: lei
    B - GW20-23: WOL, SHU, tot, MUN
    C - GW24-27: wol,whm, SOU, nor, WHM

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      GW1

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      D - GW1

      1. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        thought so, thanks.

  4. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Own KDB would love a red card. Rattle the template a bit

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Even if you had captained him

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I haven't so that's irrelevant

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I have and he´s getting a 20 pointer

  5. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Need 37 points from KDB to break into top 500k.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      19pts x 2 will do 🙂

      1. Esalman
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That's the problem, didn't (c) him.

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Does no1 in front of you have him?

      1. Esalman
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The stat is from livefpl, I'd assume they account for ownership.

  6. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Bought Kelly for 4.0 and Rico for 4.2. Which to get rid of for Trent:

    1. Kelly
    2. Rico
    3. Neither

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kells on borrowed time surely

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      hold both

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I just did this poll mate and everyone said 1

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Would you not bother with Trent if hold?

  7. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Best options on a WC:

    A: Aurier + Alli + Dendocker (fodder)
    B: Kiko + Mount + Maddison in a strong front 8
    C: Aurier + Maddison + Cantwell (fodder)

  8. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s the thinking as best captain choice?

    KDB
    Salah
    vardy???

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KdB atm

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        ? Could very well be benched though

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kane

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Salah

  9. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Best transfer ?

    A) Tammy > Kane

    B) Alli > Mane

    I have TAA & Salah

    Cheers.

  10. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Surely Fabianski becomes an option from next week?

    (BOU, shu, EVE, lei/LIV, BHA)

    Especially if Pellegrini gets sacked...

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep, he’s due a drop to 4.8 soon as well

      1. davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Perfect Gazza replacement I think

  11. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Dcl better option than Ings / Deulo?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no

  12. Dazzrb
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Zaha to who? Only have .2 in the bank... Grealish has 3 away games in the next 4

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      keep for next 2/3

    2. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keep for next two

  13. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just want to make this weeks moves so that I can stop thinking about it and put my mind at rest:

    1. Henderson >> Ramsdale
    2. Kelly Tammy >> TAA Greenwood

    Note: if 2 then I will do 1 next week.

    Thanks
    Henderson
    Aurier Soyuncu Rico
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Abraham Vardy Jimenez

    McGovern Kelly Lundstram Dendoncker

    Cheers

  14. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Mad to consider capping Ings? I’ve only got him, Mount and Rico sure to start 🙁

    Guaita
    TAA Rico Chilwell
    KDB Mane Mount Maddison Alli
    Vardy Ings

    Pope Kelly Mousset Lundstram

    2ft, £1.4m itb

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 24 days ago

      oin me, got me 2 points the other week 🙂 Just move Kelly to last on the bench

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 24 days ago

        join me, got me 26*

  15. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thought my team was looking ok but really concerned its going to be destroyed by rotation.

    What should I do with this?

    2 FTs, £0.0 ITB

    Gazzaniga
    Aurier Rico Soyuncu
    Mane(C) Martial(VC) KDB Alli
    Vardy Abraham Rashford

    Button; Cantwell Zouma Lundstram

  16. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Ramsdale - 4.0
    TAA - Sidibé - Evans - Lundstram - Kelly
    Salah - KDB - Maddison - Moura - Dendoncker
    Vardy - Rashford - Maupay

    Thanks guys!

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      grealish for muapay n play 352?

    2. Taff
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What formation are you looking at?

  17. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Captain...

    A - Vardy
    B - Mane
    C - Martial

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C if you want a 100% certain starter. B otherwise

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wouldn't put the armband near A or B.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why?

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Any other choices?

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Alli, KDB, Rashford

  18. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What's KDB'S top 10k EO?

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      104%

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      105%.

      Basically if you own, but have not captained, he is pretty much irrelevant to your OR.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Crap 🙁

  19. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Zaha to Moura?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 24 days ago

      nah

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no

  20. Taff
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If you were in a first WC, expiring tonight, would you now try and get Aguero in?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lets see at FT, a early subbing would be ideal but I can't see him starting twice in less than 48hrs.

      Jesus illness likely an excuse for a resting.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Contemplating this myself, would need to downgrade in midfield to get him in though.

      1. Taff
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’d need to sacrifice one of Salah or Mane. Not sure I’m prepared to do that.

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Any scout picks?

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    4231

    Bruyne in the hole no?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah

  23. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Damn I'm a Jesus owner. Guess it's time to get rid?

  24. Earthling
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Chance of KDB less than 4 points? 25%?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I just brought him back so he will defo blank

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      50/50

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KDB at #10 is irresistible.

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just finished work... Aguero starting and dele Alli flagged are big surprises. Hmmm

  27. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on Lucas Moura on WC?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wouldn't be on mine.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not keen, better options

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Who would you go for instead?

  28. youzef
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Current Team got 2FT
    Ryan
    Rico Pereira TAA
    KDB Cantwell Grealish Alli
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez
    Bench Lundstram Kelly Dendoncker

    A) Vardy Alli Pereira - > Kane Salah and Webster (-4)
    B) Vardy and Alli - > C. Wilson and Salah
    C) Cantwell and Pereira - > Mahrez and Sidibe
    D) Cantwell and Rashford - > Martial and Firmino

  29. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which option should I go for?

    A - Lundstram & Alli -> TAA & Grealish
    B - Zouma & Abraham -> VVD & Maupay
    C - Alli & Abraham -> Grealish & Firmino
    D - Other (involving two of Zouma, Lundstram, Alli & Abraham going)

  30. huwwilliams_
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Gazzaniga Button
    Soy TAA Kelly Aurier Lundstram
    Alli Mane KDB Grealish Maddison
    Vary Abraham Greenwood
    1.6 ITB and 2 FT's
    Any suggestions on improvements? Thinking about taking gazzaniga out but don't know who to replace him with