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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. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Guys dont know what to do and might even burn a transfer.

    Ryan (button)

    Lund TAA Soy

    Martial KDB Salah Maddy

    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Bench: Grealish, Rico Kelly

    2FT . 0.3m itb.

    Please advise.

    Thoughts?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kelly won't be first choice for ever. You must have a huge TV with all that lot.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Got them early 😉

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

      Hard one that. Not enough to get a playing second keeper either

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

        Button > McCarthy, no?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          And what if Ryan gets injured. Interestingly transfer less can bring more pts than keeper change

      2. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah man its difficult. I have ever burnt a transfer in 10 years

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          *never

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

      Ryan > Fab with DGW in mind

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

    Red arrow down to 11,111 at the moment. That has to be a lucky rank, right? Desperately trying to be positive.

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

      This has to be a joke right?

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nope,111 normally means bad luck.

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

    Guys how many bps do cantwell gets?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2

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

    Ramsdale 1 save point 🙂

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

      get in

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

      YESSSSSSSSSS

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Wohoooooo

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 24 days ago

    why am i a massive red with 31 🙁

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

      Because a lot of ppl around you got more that 31?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Top 10K average around 35

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Wow the PL table is congested - 10 points between relegation and Europe.

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

      Palace intriguingly poised exactly half way between Champions League and Championship.

      May keep Zaha yet 🙂

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Many bleak champions-leagueless years ahead for Utd, Chelsea, spurs, arsenal

      Leciester have crashed the top 4 party & Ancellotti will probably get a tune out of Everton next year as well - Wolves aren’t going anywhere either

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

        Agree mostly but doubt Everton

        Picking Wolves and Leicester for top 4 at season start looks a fair call right now

        I should stick to long term predictions!

  7. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Aurier to Sidibe?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All day, every day. That's just my opinion.

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

    29 from 7. Hoping TAA plays otherwise its 28 from 8 lol. KDB vice from Vardy not as successful this week but no complaints with a Cantwell 10 pointer

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      15 from 8 here

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not a bad score at all

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Thanks, now I can remain without him

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You're welcome.

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Let me know who you're bringing in next week mate

  9. Lecky Legs FC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Only got Aguero last GW Vs Sheffield United he would of loved to play against Everton today Pep my arch nemesis has foiled my plans again hahaha

  10. Jullepuu
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I'm in the same situation that I was in last week. Salah (C) can save me from the red arrow

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He didn't save us last week and I don't have much confidence in any change this week.

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

    Guaita’s 3 feeling like a haul!

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

    Really hope Rash stays quiet. Actually thinks Arsenal can keep a clean sheet in this one.

  13. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Weird city BAPs
    3 Jesus
    2 Sidibe
    1 Fernandinho

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

      Awful game tbh.
      Both teams were tired

  14. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Sidibe 2bps really?? Wow beast...

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

      3rd on my bench 🙁

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

        same wtf

  15. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Sterling, Vardy(c), KDB (vc), Tomori. Points galore.

    Got excited when ML leader captained Kane. Same 4 points...

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    needs a wildcard?

    Guaita

    soyuncu Hanley Rico

    Ali kdb mane salah Richarlison

    Ings vardy

    Bench ~Button,Greenwood,Lundstram,Targett..
    .

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

    Nothing going right this GW
    Feels like Mane © will be rested tomorrow 😀

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Worst of my life mate, wish I had Mane captain!

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

        Year not started brightly for us then ...

  18. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Now that's not such a good gameweek 🙁
    I'm not far off that LMS dangerzone.
    From delight to despair with that Kane 'goal' then injury.

  19. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    48 with 3 to go including Salah VC. Kill me now

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      48!?!? I have 15

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

      seriously?

    3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Snore

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Fabianski 6
        TAA
        Soy 8
        Aurier 1

        KDB 2
        Maddison 11
        Grealish 13
        Salah (c)
        Mane

        Abraham 5
        Vardy 2 (cathcart)

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That’s massive this week

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      That's a good score

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I think he knows.

    6. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Dude . Read the room

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

      You might get you wish posting that.

    8. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Here fishy...

    9. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Idiotic post.

    10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Vintage FFS validation post

      Validation: DENIED

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I didn't think it was amazing tbf, people in minileague doing better like with ings captain

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Do you use Live FPL?

          It will give you a very good idea on how well that score compares

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

    Rashers haul required

  21. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Pope > Fab with my FT?

    Pope
    TAA Soyunca Lundstram
    Mane KDB Alli Willian
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez
    Button Dunk Cantwell Rico

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

      I'm looking at Ryan.
      Fixtures ?

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I have Dunk and don't do double ups

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

          Fair enough

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

    Sidibe, wow wow wow.

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A. Pope to Fabianski
    B. Rico to Digne/Sidibe/5.7 def

  24. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Already done:
    Aurier > Sidibe
    Pukki > Deolofeu

    after this game:
    Zaha>Martial

    Dont care about the -4, need to save this sinking ship

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

    KDB (c) was awful

    Didn’t expect him to play DM the entire game...

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Villa next game too

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Before the game I would have picked him as my captain after Vardy but he wasn't even close

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

    Salah (c)

    It’s the hope that kills you

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

      Same. At least he wilk probably outscore KDB and Kane.

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

        Wouldn’t bet on it

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You have more confidence than I do!

  27. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Fredericks a buy? Don't think I dare play him in 24...

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    50 with 3 to play including cap

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

      Great score

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

      Well done

  29. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which one of these do you prefer medium term?

    A. Ings+VVD+ Kiko
    B. DCL+ Robbo+Webster
    C. DCL+VVD+Soyuncu