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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. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli to Dilva against Villa worth a punt ?? He is fresh and could start

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wait till after the 2 city cup games

  2. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli + Mount >>> Rich + Grealish for free?

  3. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So kdb gonna play cdm now?
    Would you wildcard now?

  4. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Need a big score from Rashford tonight

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I've had the following strikers in the third striker slot over the season:

    Barnes
    Wesley
    Wilson
    Deulofeu
    Mousset
    Maupay

    These Muppets have given me a total of 2 goals and 2 assists over 21 game weeks along with a slew of 1 and 2 pointers and transfers wasted.

    Imagine if I had just owned Danny Ings instead...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Still time to fix it.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes I'm bringing him in now. Admitting the mistake

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why on gods earth didn’t you?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He’s not a casual 🙂

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          You sure?

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That's Why You are shite in this game

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I've stuck with Vardy Jimenez Rashford/Abraham all season

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You're calling crap players muppets for not scoring goals..stop being a cheapskate. 😉

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just get Ings, worst case you stop him scoring for everyone else

  6. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Rashford (VC) let's go and hoping for Pogba to fly in from France any moment now and get me 3 assists 🙂

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C'est la vie.

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli to martial or Gomez to sidibe?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Im actually thinking both in for a hit

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why sell Gomez? Surely you only recently got him.

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bottomed out
    Aurier+Maupay >> Ings+Holgate?

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

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Good moves

  9. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Alli -> Richarlison as one of 2FTs?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah could be good. Don't think Alli will do anything against Pool at least.

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think rich is better choice than Martial or Mads?

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

        I don’t know really. He’s still a sort of differential at least 🙂 as a utd fan I feel like I’m jinxing Martial every time I get him in. Maddison is good, and I’ve just not gotten around to getting him yet

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best keeper under 5m to replace pope?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabianski or Foster for me

    2. Dream Killers 2.0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabianski.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabianski or Ryan

    4. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fab

      Moyes normally good defensive manager

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers all

  11. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Cantwell. What a legend. Saved my GW off the bench so many times now.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hehe

  12. Gazza2000
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope to ?

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fab

    2. Dream Killers 2.0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabianski

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fabs if you have another keeper for 26-27. Otherwise Ryan.

  13. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    As if Rich has got no bonus. Not sure he’s worth it considering he’s so bad in the bonus.

  14. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which City asset would you rather own?

    A) Sterling
    B) Aguero

    1. Dream Killers 2.0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Neither.

      KDB.

    2. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      would not touch either

      RS too expensive and SA too rotation prone

  15. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Gazza > Fab worked a treat

    Seeing KDB (c) play DM for 90 minutes was painful

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Same 🙁

  16. Gaddafi
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Omg Kane sold.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        ?

    • DarkSideOfTheLoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Have Mane + Gomez. Who would you have as your third Liverpool player:

      1) TAA
      2) Salah

      1. Dream Killers 2.0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        TAA

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        TAA is a must imo

    • Prison Mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wow De Bruyne, couldn’t of played any deeper if he tried!

      1. Prison Mike
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        So much for his new advanced attacking role, cheers pep.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Different set up this game

        2. davies
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Becomes uncaptainable for me after that

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Rotated team

    • Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rashford with an average of 9,5 points against the top sides this season. Lets continue that today rash!

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

        That stat is useless today vs 12th in the league though but also hope he scores plenty of points!

      2. Sasquatch Slayer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Arsenal not a top side

      3. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        shame they aren't playing a top side eh?

    • Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rico -1 coming in for Vardy(c) and selling Jesus this week hurts. I was shooting up through the ranks but the last few weeks have been horrible to me. 4 captain blanks in a row including Son red card captain. Vent over sorry.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yeah, captain picks have been brutal this season.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      David Moyes is a football genius.

    • wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Ings a must pick?

      1. dmkp
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not sure about have but a regular points earner is what we all want in our teams

        Luckily I've had him for a few weeks

      2. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Waiting for the inevitable injury but he’s in great form for a bang average team, decent fixtures and cheap. Still a great option.

      3. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Scores every other game, I think the next 4 would be difficult to maintain the consistency though.

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Has more points than salah

      5. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cheers

    • davies
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Anyone else have Rico coming in for Vardy?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Oh yes.

    • phineedle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ramsdale to Flappy was a big brain 3am move

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hendo to him has started well but could easily have gone Ramsdale on fixtures

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      May actually save this gw, cup result/teams may say otherwise though

      1. Dream Killers 2.0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Up the Owls.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yikes

    • ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Worth doing this for free?

      Aurier 》 Soy

      1. Gazza2000
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yes

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Would u priotize Aurier out or Pope out?

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A) Kane,Traore,Aurier > Mousset,Mane,Holgate(-4)

      B) Kane,Aurier > Rashford,Sidibe

    • tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wouldn't mind if Arsenal get their annual CS in this match.

    • BancheeCs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Aurier/Ali - TAA/Perez
      Aurier/Rashford - TAA/Ings

      Team
      Ramsdal
      Kelly/VVD/Aurier/Kelly/Rico/cathcart
      Mane/Grealish/KDB/Ali/Cantwell
      Vardy/Rashford/Jimenez

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best move?

      A) Kelly to Holgate or Dunk
      B) Dcl to Ings