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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. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    pool 0-0 Sheffield united would be ideal isn't it?

    1. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No

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

      Not at all.

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

      Nope

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      With 2 Liverpool defs and today's KDB (c) - I take it.

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

      Won't happen imo. Think Pool score at least 2.

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

      For my bench yes

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

      Yes

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      0-1 Mousset would be perfect

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

      Not bad this week.

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

      I'd take that. Or a 1-1 with Mane goal, TAA assist and Henderson goal

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

    Bottomed, repost

    Which one of these do you prefer medium term? Dgw included

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

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

    Greenwood 1p from appearance and 4p from a goal is needed.

  4. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Arteta about to make a statement

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

      He’s been there too long in all fairness.

      Enough is enough!

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Board to make a stayement sfter the game " We stand by Mikeal..."

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Arsenal are getting dicked.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Doubt it

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

    Keep or sell Grealish?

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Keep

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

      Keep

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He is the best first position bench

  6. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    40 with Mane vc, TAA and Martial to go.

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

      Great score well done

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don’t know how people do this, every week has been nothing short of a bomb site

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

    BAPs final on the site already. Gundo is sneaking one alongside Ferna.

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

      Todd xxx

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

        Loves showing off his Baps

    2. ramunas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What did Sidibe do well to deserve 2 BPS?

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

        Not exactly sure I didn’t watch I just deliver the numbers x

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

      Where are Richarlison BAPS?

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

    Who is the best defender to replace Aurier?I have 5.2 and the other defenders are Rico/Reid/Sidibe/Gomez.

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

      Surely Soyuncu?

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

      cheers.Ings is on fire but Leicester's fixtures are good.

    3. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Soy/Evans

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

        cheers

  9. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just going to captain Ings now until he blanks

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

        Who are you captaining gw23?

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

        I considered the same especially last week

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

      20 from 7 ain't ideal...

      TAA, Mane, Rash (c), Martial left...

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Same

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

        What's your rank?

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

        Taa Robbo Mane © Rashford to play here

    • Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Want to get an Everton defender in is sidibe worth the extra 0.9m over Holgate?

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

      Sidibe 2BP. Oh my

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

        WTF?

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

        Beast.

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He was immense even though Everton were rubbish.

      4. acesingh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Comes off bench for vardy for me

      5. markloe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        had a decent game tbf

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Let’s go Rash (VC)

      Don’t think I’ve ever benefited from the VC rule

      Tonight could be the night 🙂

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

        I'll cheer for u

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Cheers Dan - appreciate it buddy 🙂

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

        Me too this will be a huge one

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Let’s fly together bro 🙂

      3. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wish I’d of Viced him, best of luck

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ta Zico

          How is WC going?

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Unlikely

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I know 🙁

          But we must live in hope or die in despair 🙂

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hey, there is fellow Rashford VC out there ...

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Only the cool people did it 🙂

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

      15 from 8 here, captain KDB

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

        Wow bad luck.

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hoping my vc Rashford delivers and Greenwood grabs late goal off bench!

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My Cup tie will come down to Rashford(me) vs Martial(my opponent).

      Not confident.

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

        Prefer Rashford all day

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

        Think you'll be fine.

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2 points each

    • Foolio
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Top 5 FPL players ROS?
      How's:
      1) Mane
      2) Salah
      3) Vardy
      4) Stirling
      5) TAA?

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Richarlison only scores against tough opponents. Should've known that before selling. Cantwell as a replacement wasn't too bad tho.

    • Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sarr or grealish to bring in? Need to sell delle

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

        Why sell him

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

          Dele hammy

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

            Who said that ?

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

            Source?

          3. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            That’s Kane

        2. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          To afford taa for aurier

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

        Depends if you need to play them next week maybe, although Jack could score against anyone

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Overall whom yu think is better choice? I dont have an actual preference

    • The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ramsdale - (Button)
      (Kelly) - (Lundstram) - Aurier - Soyuncu - TAA
      Grealish - Maddison - KDB - Alli - Mane
      Vardy - Jiminez - (Greenwood)

      What would you do with this team? 2FT and 0.0 ITB.

    • Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How long will Vardy be out after his vasectomy?

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

        Hahahahahahahahah

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ever seen a chav having one ?
        Why cut out your source of income ?

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

        😮

    • Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Aurier out feels so good, everyone should do it, He has Pool next, jesus it could be like a -3

        Dunk, Sidibe or Doherty

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Why do it today?

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 19 days ago

              well sidibe will rise, but I didnt mean today.

          2. Netters2018
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Im taking aurier out for either sidibe or holgate...trying to work out if sidibe is worth the extra 0.9m

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

            It's Sidibe/Dunk/Watford defender for me.

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

          Good green arrow for me this week. My rival WIldcarded and his pre wildcard team got tons more then just current team 🙂

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

            His current*

        3. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Rashford (VC) Gang, good luck to us, im not confident.

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

            Retweet

          2. Deeney-is-a-god
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Same position, but actually thought about putting the armband on him to begin with so I am confident

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Aurier+Maupay >> Ings+Holgate?

          Pope
          TAA • Soy • Aurier
          Salah • Mané • Richarli • KDB • Grealish
          Vardy • Maupay
          (McGov. Greeny. Rico. Lundy)

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

          Rico to Sidibe or Pope to Fabianski?

        6. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No McTominay, and Matic+ Lingard starting means United will be lucky to get a draw here.

        7. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A) Ali to Martial
          B) Ali to Madison
          C) Ali to Rich
          D) Ali Willems to any of above + Sidibé [-4]

          Guaita
          TAA Soy Lund
          Salah Mane KDB Ali Traore
          Vardy Ings

          Mous Rico Willems

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

            Did A before this gw but probably should have done B.

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

          Ok looking Arsenal side on paper at least.

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

            Dreamy front 4

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

          Zico around?

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

            Moaning somewhere 😉 x

            Saw him a bit earlier yeah

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

              Hahaha, wanna know if he took my advice

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

                How you doing this week bro