Dugout Discussion

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. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Time to sell KDB? 🙂

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For one of Mane Salah. The one you dont have

  2. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Chances of lund missing out tomorrow??

      Last chance to get those grealish points!

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rather high

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Great gw going but fifth captain blank in a row. So annoying.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2 points wouldn't have counted as a blank for me lol

    • Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Aguero C Vardy VC, nice..

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nice

      2. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ouchie

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah, Rico second on bench too coming in

      3. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Same

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Captain Aguero again next week to make up for this?

    • Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thanks Pep

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kun and Vardy would've had a field day...

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        They really would of though

    • Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Come on Mane tomorrow after that KdB blank. Need it x

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Your not texting your partner no need for a kiss thanks

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Who are you to tell me what I can and can’t do aha.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Darts just started, good filler till 8!

    • beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Scores so far?

      28 from 8

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        44 and 3 to go but no C

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nice. I have salah c

      2. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        20 from 8

      3. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        38 from 9

        It’s all on Salah (c) tomorrow

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        32/7 meh

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Really?

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          52, 3 to play inc Salah(c)

      5. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        10 from 6.

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

        38 with Martial, Salah (C), Mané and TAA to go.

      7. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        15 from 8
        Worst ever week of FPL

      8. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        With bonus? 30 with 4 to go Rash C

      9. Aftermath
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        46 from 9, kdb c fail

      10. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        19 from 7. Fallen from 8k to 39k in two gameweeks.

      11. EmreCan Hustle
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        32 from 9. Maddison VC to become captain.

      12. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        48 and 2 to go.

      13. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        11 from 5, captain played

      14. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        40 something with (c) salah, mane, trent

      15. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        24 from 7
        OR nearly doubled

      16. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        30 from 7 w/o captain

      17. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        35 from 7, C still to play.

      18. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        16 from 8 and captain gone!! "Red red wine"!!

      19. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        40 from 8.

      20. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        21pts / 8

      21. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        45 with Mane, TAA and Rash left

      22. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        14 from 6,need Salah(C) haul

      23. XabiAlonso
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        19 from 7

    • Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 19 days ago

        KCB fail

      • Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Man, I am going to dominate the rough section of rough with the smooth this week!

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        3 buendia
        2 Cantwell Wickham

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Noice

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Cheers fast fingers

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sidibé 2 baps 🙂

      • brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Captain fail yet again KDB this time

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Flappy essential

      • MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Feel sorry for Norwich

      • Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Massive couch required for non Liverpool captainers

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hendo 10 pointer

          1. Railwayman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I hope so 😀

      • MITHRRANDIRR
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Poor Norwich. Their defence letting them down again. Seems like all the VAR decisions go against them as well to pile on the misery.

      • Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That Sterling sub is brutal. Got jammy with Aguero no show as getting Cantwell in.

      • tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If Salah banks a CS tomorrow my decision to V him will prove a success.

      • Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rashford (c) lets go!!!

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          With u bro

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          yes

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He is actually my first choice captain. Hope he delivers!

      • Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm on 9 points wtf?

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          15 from 8 mate

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Couple fails already this week but Pope to Fabianski FT worked a treat!

      • Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jesus with an FA Cup injury?

      • Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The Harry Wilson punt is over

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I knew it i should C Grealish

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Brutal GW. Alli/Kane > Maddison/Jimenez?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        KDBs record vs Everton so consistent!

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Shite GW could still become good now. Thanks KDB for the blank. Now on to you Rash(C). Hope you understand the big responsibility.

      • Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        KDB being lovely for the last few weeks. Hauled as my C last week, now blanked which is not so bad considering he is a VC for more than 20% in the top 10K. Now it's all up to you Rashford my son. And captain :d

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          same here. Totally loved it.