Dugout Discussion

Aguero and De Bruyne start but Mahrez benched for final Gameweek 26 fixture

The final match of Gameweek 26 is one that should have been contested ten days ago.

Manchester City v West Ham United was the only Premier League fixture to fall victim to Storm Ciara, with the postponed clash at the Etihad swiftly being rearranged for tonight.

This evening’s game brings to an end the longest Gameweek of the season (possibly ever?) and it could be one that has a significant bearing on many Fantasy managers’ overall rank.

Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) is owned by just 30.11% of the top 10,000, with over half of those having handed the armband to the Argentinean striker.

Whatever Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) does tonight will be less significant for his owners, with the Belgian’s effective ownership at 98.91%.

Both of those players start this evening.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m), the only other player from Pep Guardiola’s side who can boast an ownership of higher than 1% in the top 10k, is only among the substitutes.

Guardiola has made five changes in total from the side that lost 2-0 at Spurs earlier this month, with Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) and David Silva (£7.4m) all returning.

Fernandinho (£5.2m), Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) and Mahrez drop to the bench, while Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m) is suspended and Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) injured.

Leroy Sane (£9.3m) is not involved in City’s matchday squad despite a return to training.

Interest in West Ham’s FPL assets is more muted, with Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) the only one of the Hammers’ squad who has an effective ownership of more than 1% among managers in the top 10,000.

Snodgrass keeps his place, with David Moyes making only one change to the West Ham starting XI that drew 3-3 with Brighton and Hove Albion over a fortnight ago: Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) ousting Sebastien Haller (£6.9m) in what is clearly a signal of Moyes’ intentions this evening.

Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) returns from injury and is among the substitutes, along with new signing Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m).

The reverse fixture of this evening’s game ended 5-0 to City in Gameweek 1, with Sterling bagging a 20-point haul and Mahrez registering a hat-trick of assists.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Bernardo, Jesus, Aguero.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Soucek, Snodgrass, Antonio.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the rest of the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the discounted price of £9.99 or the monthly price of £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,358 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Son + DCL >>> Richarlison + Jiménez (-4)?

  2. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just when you need an aguero rampage and a kdb blank... The opposite happens. Nothing falling right for me this season

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah, its been a strange one.

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      THIS

    3. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same here mate.
      I’m throwing the towel in my ML...Aguero the only big differential that could have done the whole difference for me on WC.
      Are you guys keeping him for the Leicester game or switching for Jiménez ?

      1. Toby Lerone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have son (swapped out for kdb on wildcard) so may go or pepe as just gonna play for fun now

        1. Toby Lerone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          As ML out of reach I reckon

          1. Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Aguero gets Leicester game then out for vardy

            1. aborg
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Think I’ll do the same

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kdb cappers the real winners it seems wow

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      \0/

    2. Bushwhacker
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hopefully Pep has learned that Jesus is an absolute waste of space ; and a waste of Kun's space too. Total fail.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    AGUERO BLANKKK

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Massive sigh of relief!

  5. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    thanx aguero for doing nothing

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Selling for Jimmy, but keeping kdb over the blank

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So beautiful hahaha

  7. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Aguero - keep or sell for Leicester?

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Aguero starting 3 games in 7 days?

  9. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Aguero to ?

  10. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Auba pick and (c) success.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Dele hooked.

  12. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jesus MOTM for me

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      You need a new TV?

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So do i its about 102.1

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Lovely scenes.

    If only I’d captained Kev, t’would’ve been perfect

  14. fusen
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Woooohooo Aguero blank 😀

  15. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can anyone sell me Pepe over Richarlison as Son replacement?
    Did i read somewhere Arsenal will DGW29??

  16. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Aguero owners should definitely keep

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why? Blank soon and worse fixture after

  17. A Dog Has Its Day
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    88 points lads 😎

    200k -> 96k

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nice

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Every dog has its day 😉

      Hope you're well chief.

      1. A Dog Has Its Day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        doing alright now man, it's been a while since we interacted

        hope all is well with you 🙂

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Well done, escaped this week with a green arrow.

  18. Dananz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How about Atalanta!

  19. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Wood and Mahrez to Ings and who?
    A Moura
    B Bergwyn
    C someone else up to 7.6

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thank you for blanking Kun, we love you.

  21. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    63 all out. Wish KDB didn't haul.

  22. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    loving it. Where are you aguero captainers

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      O/

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Right here

  23. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    KDB -> Son?

  24. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Dammit Aguero, where were my 5 goals?!

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How should KDB owners that didn't captain him feel?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I went Auba so only 6 point diff

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pretty decent if they captained Son

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Irritated

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Vardy to Jimenez? 2FT 0.8 ITB don’t see much else to do that’s worth it, and Vardy been shoddy for ages

  27. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sounds like loads are flying some nice points from bench for mahrez non show..

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Martial here

  28. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Annoyed Kun dodnt haul but thanks to Pep for keeping Mahrez benched.

    Tony M first subbed

  29. Will Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What a shameful, embarrassing excuse for a performance from West Ham. I'd like to see them go down, that's what they deserve for such a chronic lack of ambition.

  30. DirtyDrinkwater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I had Mahrez (C), De Bruyne (VC), so happy to not see him play. Lund autosub also!

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Skill game

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don’t let Brosstan see this post

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Why not? Its just confirming what Ive said all season long. Gravless rookie making a terrible captain decision and getting rewarded. Season of the casual. Its you guys who keep denying it who should be annoyed at posts like that.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          It’s only a game 🙂

        2. Citizenkane91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          This guy's confirmation bias is on steroids!

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nice

    4. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      So lucky 😆

    5. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Jammy af