Dugout Discussion

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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Aguero with the wrong pass

    Just play in kdb

  2. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Will KDB wax figure be removed too?

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Fernandinho and Kun been watching hockey on NBCSN, too, it seems.

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    anyone got/getting Martin for the DGW or cba?

    1. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Considering it for DGW

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        oh quick sorry for the disappearing act btw, honestly just prefer the scrolling nature of here

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hey, no worries.
          I get it, I was the same so maybe worth persevering till you get the hang of it.
          Just do both. 😉

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

      I’m concerned about a negative score in both games

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

      They might sign Randolf or another keeper before then so bit risky

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I own him, wouldn't get him in if not on wc as we don't know about Fabianski injury

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd be pretty surprised if he's back by then

    5. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah best 4.0 option

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Will KDB get 60 mins?

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he?

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

        Rest for the best

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

      89 and then off for Sterling

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

    Aguero asking for a yellow!

    1. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 16 days ago

        How is that NOT a yellow card?!?!

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

      Come on give Kun a YC.

    3. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It's going to need crowdfunding to help pull Villa's pants back up after this.

    4. danlynch13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thoughts on Felipe Anderson has anyone seen West Ham play? How has he looked??

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

        Never a west ham mid-att

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

        Not that great, gets into good positions but just not clinical enough for FPL atm

    5. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Which seems best option?

      A. Kun/Traore>>Salah/Ayew for the DGW (been planned option)
      B. Soy>>Gomez

      Fab/Button
      TAA/Mendy/Soy/Lund/Williams
      Mane/KDB/Massey/Traore/Cantwell
      Kun/Rash/Ings

    6. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      5 fouls against Greelish. And he may got booking.

      1. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Guardiola is walking om water, referees don’t dear

    7. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pretty happy with my team, but still dropped 100k over the last two due to no manu cover and captain fails. Surely no need to get manu assets at this moment?

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

        Not before pool

    8. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Villa aren’t scoring are they

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Of course they are

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Can’t see it

      3. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No . You have to get in the opposition half to do that.

    9. tm245
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Villa getting physical 50 minutes too late.

    10. glufs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just came home, how is my trusty Villa assets doing? Bet Nyland has closed that goal and El Ghazi scored a couple.

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

        If you live in opposite land then it’s going incredibly for you

    11. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Does Grealish look like he may be able to nick one?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No

      2. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No

      3. bialk
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hope so.

      4. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Short answer: no
        Longer answer: definitely no

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

        Better chance to get a City player sent off than actually score...

      6. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No

    12. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Just stick KDB up front pep

    13. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Any chance to finish 0-4?

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Probably

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

        50/50

      3. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No

      4. Bushwhacker
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No they’re aren’t Liverpool.

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

        Play Cantwell or Traore next week?

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

          No brainer.

        2. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cantwell

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Easy one, Cantwell.

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

          Cantwell......Traore has a game midweek

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

        Villa sporting director sat with his friends

      7. danlynch13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Which one to replace martial to fund ings?

        A) Moura
        B) Grealish
        C) Willian
        D) Felipe Anderson

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          D

      8. tm245
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Drinkwater has been horrible.

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

        Kun goal

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

          F

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

          Silva a

      10. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        5-0

      11. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I feel a Mendy sub before 60 coming.

      12. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Villa shocking.

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

        Aguero G
        Dilva A
        KDB AA

      14. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        villa fan co-workers are getting it tomorrow

      15. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kun G
        Dilva A
        KDB ATA

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

        Yikes