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. Jindaljain
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    KDB 18 pts then too This people are very hungry related to FPL points ask me Vardy 10pts & Mane 6

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      9 is a fail from watching 😉

  2. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ownership of Kun and Jesus in the top 10K?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not significant I presume

  3. The Sociologist
      1 month, 7 days ago

      https://youtu.be/mAUY1J8KizU

      Villa Fans right now...

    • Viper
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy & Rashford - > Aguero & Ings comes onto the radar

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Maverick

    • fkmzcgp
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ramsdale to Mccarthy?

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yes

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kdb is so good. Going to break the all time assist record in a single season. Aint he?!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Only injury can stop him

        He’s got another 20 pointer or two up his sleeve before season’s over if he stays fit

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Absolutely

    • Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I wish I could prove it but I do a captain analysis every week and last 2 weeks it’s been completely accurate.

      Mane 8 pts against Sheff Utd and highest scoring playing in my team
      KdB 9 pts and Martial 8 pts this GW...

      If anyone wants any captain advice for GW23 😉

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        (I predict how many points I think my captain candidates will get)

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Currently on KDB. Agree?

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Who are other candidates?

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Salah Mane Cantwell

            1. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Go with Salah

              1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                On it.

      3. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why not... do share.

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I wrote on piece of paper, which I’ve lost. Wish I’d kept it now, but I do have my notes from last GW...

        2. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          When I do my analysis I’ll do a post on it if you want.

      4. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Currently on Salah. Last time I capped City vs Palace home it was a tragedy.

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Good choice, him or Vardy are best choice for me atm...

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      So tempting now to do Robbo + Mahrez instead of getting Salah, but made my plans so got to stick with it. Missed the big points already.

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Mahrez gonna rotate no?

        1. Bushwhacker
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yup

          • SHOOTER MCGINN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeah he will, but when he plays he's pretty effective

        2. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I know its a dilema aguero in the mix also

      2. Purse83
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Is there a template tactic for using wildcard/free hit (in terms of double game weeks) and is anyone considering either (or TC) for GW24?

      3. SuperDan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pick has one:
        A) Maddison > KDB
        B) Martial > KDB

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

      4. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Liverpool are 14 pts with a game in hand ahead of this City side, who are nothing short of fantastic

        Enjoy Klopp and Pep

        1. tm245
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It is a Big Two for sure right now.

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Used to be Man Utd and Arsenal. Then it became Man Utd and Chelsea. Now it is Liverpool and Man City.

        2. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This City side is nothing special. They score 8 vs Watford then lose vs Wolves. They will probably lose vs Palace next one.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            100 pts, 98 pts and on course for 82 pts

            They're still producing numbers which have won PL titles.

            1. Bushwhacker
                1 month, 7 days ago

                If they had bought a World Class defender this year ...

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Any chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link

            And city have a weak link in the highest risk position on the pitch

            They’d have an extra 10 points easily if they hadn’t made an absolute balls of their summer window, or alternatively if Laporte had stayed fit

            One centre back was all it would have taken

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              *obvs I’m estimating they’d have +10 points, you pan never say for sure - but I’m convinced the transfer window combined with Laporte injury was their ultimate downfall

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thank you Pep !

        4. Big Troy Deeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          What would you do with 2 FT?

          Ryan
          TAA, Guilbert (*), Soy
          Mane, KDB (c), Maddison, Richarlison
          Vardy (v), Jimi (*), Deeney (*)

          4m, Cantwell, Lund, Tomkins

          Looking to potentially replace the (*)

          Guil not nailed
          Jimi and Deeney could be replaced for Ings

          1. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Brandon Williams in for Guil and Deeney to Ings?

          2. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Get Ings or Rashford?

        5. Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 7 days ago

            a 400 rank green arrow lol, at 103k

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            No Sterling

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Gundogan on
            Rodri off

            Sterling no show confirmed.

          • Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sterling no show. Congrats lucky lads who get points

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Lucky ? Shut up.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Its all luck.

              2. Vlad Tepes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yes Dendocker in and Rashford as VC, had Sterling C

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  The kind of luck we don’t like here

              3. Skloppy Kops
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Ayew or Dendo on bench

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

              Aguero is my favourite FPL player to own but I’ve barely owned him last 2 seasons. If only he had game time certainty....

            3. Skalla
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Sterling not coming on today

            4. BNMC
                1 month, 7 days ago

                How many of you are thinking of TCing in DGW24?

                1. DAZZ
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Im sticking it on Mo

                2. sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  o/

                3. Bushwhacker
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Nope. Poor fixtures.

                4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  No Sterling. Plenty bench jam incoming

                  1. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    You would still be gutted not getting him out tonight

                  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Well, not really. Points are earned for that price!

                5. Dynamic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sterling starting 11.
                  Rico 1st Sub.
                  Dendoncker 2nd sub.

                  Thank you Pep.

                6. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  A. GW23 - Martial to Doucoure
                  GW24 - Traore to Salah

                  B. GW23 - Martial to Salah

                  1. Ha.
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    A

                  2. bialk
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    B. Saves a transfer.

                7. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  so next week kun benched?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    CC game is won so probably Jesus benched in the league.

                  2. Skloppy Kops
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Mahrez

                8. Zladan
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sterling cappers get lucky.

                9. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Biggest points return in weeks for those clueless enough to own Sterling.

                10. Zilla
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Only thing that might stop me from getting Mahrez is that Sane is on the horizon

                  1. Bushwhacker
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      And Bilva and Sterling.

                  2. Dare Do The Punt
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    How likely is it that Kelly starts in GW24?

                  3. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Damn, lots of wanky bench jam with no Sterling

                    1. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Most have deleted their accounts by now

                  4. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Cheers Rashford