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

    Handball & dive
    Whistle went...

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

    Noble is auditioning for DGW

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Could be a Cook og

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

        Given to him I think

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

    wtf was that

  4. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    No City penalty

  5. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    So Rico and Kelly cleanie gone early

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’d rather they went now than in the last five minutes to be honest.

  6. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rico and Kelly didn't last long.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unfrickin real man....starting to really grate on the nerves, the lack of CS.

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

        Pay peanuts.....

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

    Cantwell goal is a complete joke (again).

    ‘Tis the season of absurd variance

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

      Why ?

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

      Look at his home record, when starting...

    3. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm not watching the game so I don't know if you mean the goal shouldn't be allowed. If you're talking about the likelihood of Cantwell scoring then you're sadly mistaken

    4. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’ll try keep consistency there mate 😉

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Really hope they suspend VAR for a season pending a review and lessons learned

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

    Book the diver

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

      Yeah where is the card?

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        VAR can't help referees for yellow cards.

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

          Disappointing ... automation era they said

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

    Anyone else want to rip up their team? 😆

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

      Wildcard!

    2. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Already have before the deadline today

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

      Itchy, either now or GW24

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

      Not this week

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

    Hahahahaha, please get rid of VAR. All that for what?

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

    All fans on different stadiums are singing
    Fec* V A R
    Fec* V A R
    Fec* V A R

    1. DLL18
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Only if it goes against them though.

  13. Hypnos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Was Lundstram pictured in training today?

  14. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Cantwell has been my ultimate troll which is funny given his price. Got him for the approx 17 blank gws, got rid before he scored a few goals/assists and decided to get last week Traore instead in wc. Some 20-30p swing from under 5.0 5th mid is something. Obviously some other poor punts but Cantwell the only troll to bite after selling.

    Anyone else on similar with Cantwell?

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

      I was but got his last 2 goals

    2. Ospina Colada
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Brought him in this week for Hayden as a better first sub. He's coming in for Vardy so my plan worked out for once!

  15. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    It's all rather Orwellian, waiting for Big Brother VAR to make the decision.

  16. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What a troll Rico is. I could start him 15 times and he would concede in the first 20min. Bench him once, he gets 9 or 10 points. Arghhh

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Exactly the same, i binned him

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

      Ramsdale has been a rotten pick for me

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

    F*** off bournemouth

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

      This

  18. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    The red arrows keep piling up. Back outside the 100k i go.

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

    How do I get VAR in my side

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      LOL

  20. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Had an absolute shocker over Christmas. Everyone I buy blanks and everyone I sell scores.

    Madison and Cantwell goals mean rivals have hammered me already.

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same boat pal

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Been like that all season for me mate. Season ruined so far so had to WC

  21. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Dropped from 80K to 270K since i used my WC in GW18, fed up is an understatement

  22. Sid1891
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Can l get VAR in life?
    How much?

  23. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    With Kane cap, I'm now hoping for KDB and Mane blanks...

  24. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rico YC

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ah here.

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What a joke

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

      Just Kelly yc and I will have triple 1pts from my defence this week +-2pts from Pope

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

        Kelly, Rico and tarkowski for me, so no more bargain defenders. Thank God for schmeichel and soyuncu (from the bench). I'm still going to resist wildcarding though till dgw time. At least I have the kane money to play about with until next gw.

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

      This is a joke

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rico YC

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

    Rico booking too lmao

  27. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Pickford almost punished for not being able to play out of the back.

  28. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kelly and Rico have to go.

  29. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Feck Rico.. Behave!
    You coming on for Vardy! D.Costa 2nd on bench. So plz outscore him at least.

  30. potatoace'scott talent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Jesus isn't very good , is he.

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He's a good player just not as good as Aguero

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        As good as Benteke?

        1. Am sorry to say again it�…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Come on man lol

    2. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They say he is Great

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Overrated. So is Foden.

      1. Am sorry to say again it�…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        lol

    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Blasphemy