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Sterling and Bernardo benched as Guardiola starts both Aguero and Jesus

The final match of Gameweek 22 sees Aston Villa play host to Manchester City. Kick-off at Villa Park is at 16:30 GMT.

Ever the slippery one with his team selections, Pep Guardiola has sprung another surprise by naming both Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) in the starting XI for the first time in the Premier League this season.

That spells bad news for Raheem Sterling (£11.8m), who is benched for the second successive Gameweek; that previously hadn’t happened this season or last.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) and Kyle Walker (£5.8m) also drop to the bench after their run-outs in the Manchester derby in midweek.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) starts his 14th Premier League game in a row.

Dean Smith has handed Danny Drinkwater (£4.4m) an Aston Villa debut and understandably looks to be treating this game with a lot of caution, sacrificing Trezeguet (£5.2m) from what had been a 3-4-3 in Gameweek 21.

Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) is only among the substitutes, while Matt Targett (£4.4m) remains out injured.

Jack Grealish (£6.5m) is again handed an advanced role in the hosts’ attack, along with Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m).

Grealish was the most-bought Fantasy Premier League midfielder of Gameweek 22.

De Bruyne is the second-most-popular captaincy choice this weekend and was handed the armband by 17.98% of the top 10,000 FPL managers.

Grealish and De Bruyne are the only two players on show at Villa Park who have double-digit ownerships within the top 10k.


Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy, Rodrigo, D Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero.

Aston Villa XI: Nyland, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Elmohamady, Luiz, Drinkwater, Hourihane, Taylor, Grealish, El Ghazi.

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2,333 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    FPL just going to batch upload points for the next 3 goals?

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

    Of course it is a KDB assist

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    FPL towers specsavers appointment Monday!

  4. BNMC
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They're probably anticipating a 4th/5th goal.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      no asssit????

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jeez, let the site update.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It updated with agueros goal

    • Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Aguero (c), Mahrez and KDB looking good so far then.

      1. The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wow, lucky you

      2. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just Mahrez and Kevin(c) here. Lovin life.

      3. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What do you mean so far? How can it not look good from this point onwards? It’s not like they’re all going to get sent off is it? Lol

      4. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        You have all?

        1. Queens of the South Age
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah, nearly ditched Mahrez this week cos was worried about him starting.

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

        Fair play mate

      6. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Lucky boy.

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

        KDB no goal or assist and 3nil?

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

          KDB will get an assist for Kun goal

      8. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jesus, Aguero and Mahrez is more potent than Salah, Mane, and Firminho. Yay or Nay?

        1. Bushwhacker
            1 month, 10 days ago

            When Mahrez plays. When Kun plays.

            1. Bushwhacker
                1 month, 10 days ago

                And against a side that gives them three goals.

                1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I will only agree with "When Mahrez plays. When Kun plays".

          • Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            wheres that Kevin assist -.-

          • RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Eh?? They have added the Kun points??

          • Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Relax, it’s a clear KDB assist

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            VAR says no assist

            1. KukaVain
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              VAR decision KDB assist

          • BNMC
              1 month, 10 days ago

              KDB is owned by literally half the game. Give it time.

            • teddypicker
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              2nd red arrow in a row cause slowly making room for Salah...

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              0-3 up at Villa and signing about United, what a weird bunch.

              At least they aren’t singing about Liverpool fans being battered in the streets, yet.

              1. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Why do you always just say stuff to cause a debate or to stand out? It just seems like you crave the attention every time I look through this site.

              2. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                They try to force a rivalry that doesn't exist then call others victims when they're called out on idiocy

            • diesel001
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              LOL. No KDB assist still. Would be funny if they didn't give it.

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                They've just given it.

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

                They probably won't now.

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

              Apart from a faint touch from keeper's fingers, why would it NOT be an assist?

              1. KAPTAIN KUN
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Relax, the guy who adds the assists and goals on the site probably taking a break or summat.

            • fachada
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I think it was Aston Villas player who touched the ball for Aguero

            • Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              City playing better football without overrated Sterling

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Its Villa. Foden could start.

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

                Assist added now

              3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Teasing us

              4. ragnarlookbrood
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                assist given

              5. Ha.
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                IT HAS BEEN RECORDED NOW

              6. KICKandRUSH
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                haha assist not given... just absolutely crazy.
                KDB is always fixed.

              7. Fantasy Gold
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                After review, Mark Sutherns has decided he owns no players today so no KdB assist.

              8. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                KDB A added 😉

              9. Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  as a KDB owner guys, clear no assist

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Why did you say KDB assist if it wasn't?

                • La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Assist given, chill out dudes

                • Nightcrawler
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Hopefully no assist