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De Bruyne starts but Sterling and Aguero benched as Guardiola rings the changes

There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 17:30 GMT this evening.

David Moyes takes charge of West Ham United for the first time since his reappointment as head coach, with Bournemouth the visitors to the London Stadium.

Manchester City entertain Everton, while bottom-of-the-table Norwich City play host to Crystal Palace.

The headline team news comes from the Etihad, where Pep Guardiola has made five changes from Sunday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

Kyle Walker, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva all drop to the bench, while Oleksandr Zinchenko misses out altogether.

Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy, Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden are the players recalled to Guardiola’s starting XI.

David Silva is among the substitutes after returning from injury.

Kevin De Bruyne – the second-most-captained player of Gameweek 21 – keeps his place amid the rotation.

Ederson misses out with illness, so Claudio Bravo keeps his place.

Carlo Ancelotti followed suit, initially making five alterations to his Everton side.

Fabian Delph, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, Bernard and Seamus Coleman came into the side, with Leighton Baines, Michael Keane, Theo Walcott, Tom Davies and Moise Kean making way.

However, Bernard was injured in the warm-up – so Davies keeps his place.

Moyes has made four changes to the West Ham team from Gameweek 20.

Aaron Cresswell, Robert Snodgrass, Mark Noble and Angelo Ogbonna are in for Arthur Masuaku, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Issa Diop.

There is no Michail Antonio in the Hammers’ squad.

Daniel Farke has recalled three first-team regulars after handing them breathers last weekend.

Sam Byram, Todd Cantwell and Kenny McLean come in for Jamal Lewis, Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez.

Crystal Palace are unchanged from the team that drew with Southampton on Saturday.


Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale, Francis, Cook, Mepham, Rico, L Cook, Lerma, Gosling, H Wilson, C Wilson, Solanke.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Fornals, Haller.

Manchester City XI: Bravo, Cancelo, Fernandinho, E Garcia, Mendy, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne, Jesus.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Sidibe, Delph, Sigurdsson, Digne, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Davies.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Byram, Zimmermann, Hanley, Aarons, McLean, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendía, Pukki, Cantwell.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Riedewald, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Meyer, Zaha, Ayew.

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2,047 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pukki and Zaha doing anything at all?

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      needs a wildcard?

      Guaita

      soyuncu Hanley Rico

      Ali kdb mane salah Richarlison

      Ings vardy

      Bench ~Button,Greenwood,Lundstram,Targett

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why?

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Guiata,Targett,Ali.Rico just a few

          Could upgrade also some other players also?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jesus G
      Gundo A

      Lovely goal, T-Rex arms too small.

      1. Sid1891
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thanks Jesus
        Done your bit
        Get Kun asap

    • RealVirg
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Please no more goals

        Pretty pls

        This will force pep's chubby lil hand!!!

        #TeamSterling

        1. RealVirg
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Bugger

        2. tm245
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Armpit check.

          1. tm245
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Good goal.

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Armpit off?

        4. Nightcrawler
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yesss

            More cirt random goals without kdb involvement

            Sterling might stay on the bench then

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Jimenez to Ings or DCL?

            1. Ribus
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Why sell Jim?

              1. Miniboss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ings hurts too much, that’s the case for me at least

            2. Sasquatch Slayer
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Y not hold ?

            3. beric
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Keep

            4. Railwayman
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              No. Ings playing away Leicester and Jimenez home to Newcastle. Could be sorry for that.

          • Sasquatch Slayer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Nothing goal . Irrelevant to FPL

            1. Nightcrawler
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Not if u have sterling

              • skilldave
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Maybe a few Sidibe/Digne / Pickford owners

            2. Stejson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Is Rico on -ve BP's?

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Negative points.

            3. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Darn. Had just started hoping Digne might sneak a CS

            4. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Bringing in Pukki a couple of weeks ago was a silly move

              1. Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                He has been a bit unlucky

              2. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I couldn't afford Ings at the time. Should have 4.5ed the slot.

            5. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Jesus reborn in 2020.

              1. Sid1891
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Every year

            6. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Is that useless turd Rico off?

              1. RealVirg
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Yep

              2. tm245
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Duncan grabbing the substitutes screen.

              3. Tomas Brolin ate all Depays
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Rico to Fredericks ?

              4. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                DCL close with a header from a Siggy corner

              5. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                DCL should do better

              6. Dirty Harry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Is it time for Alli to go?

              7. Gobigorgohome
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                DCL good header

              8. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Will KDB reach 60 mins?

                1. RealVirg
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Who u think coming on?

                    1. Gobigorgohome
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sterling

                2. FDMS All Starz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Nice now take Kdb off!! And bring Kun on

                3. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Guaita save point

                  1. Sasquatch Slayer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Woo hoo

                4. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  So Gundo makes KDB deeper and then decides to Rob his assists. You little grrr

                5. Lecky Legs FC
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Need an Everton equaliser then they'll have to throw Aguero on :/

                6. Gobigorgohome
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  KDB is saving energy it seems

                7. Stoic
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  KDB playing deeper than Kane

                  1. mynameisq
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Standard, capped him so ofc its DM time

                  2. Fred54
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Yeah he's so deep, might as well be at Old Trafford.

                8. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Is Jimenez really worth keeping over DCL/Ings?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    1 blank is enough to get rid?

                  2. Garlana
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Over DCL but not ings

                9. Gobigorgohome
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  KDB playing CB now

                  1. Sid1891
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Baps for CS locked

                  2. Reiger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I don’t think he’s entered the forward third at all!!

                10. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  TAA better start, otherwise its a whopping - 1 off the bench

                  1. Sasquatch Slayer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    A TAA and robbo resting would do my ML good