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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.

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1,358 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

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

  2. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

      Yeah, its been a strange one.

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

      THIS

    3. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 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, 16 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, 16 days ago

          As ML out of reach I reckon

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

            Aguero gets Leicester game then out for vardy

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

              Think I’ll do the same

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

    Kdb cappers the real winners it seems wow

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      \0/

    2. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

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

      AGUERO BLANKKK

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

        Massive sigh of relief!

    4. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      thanx aguero for doing nothing

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

        Selling for Jimmy, but keeping kdb over the blank

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

      So beautiful hahaha

    6. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Aguero - keep or sell for Leicester?

    7. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Aguero starting 3 games in 7 days?

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

      Aguero to ?

    9. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Auba pick and (c) success.

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

      Dele hooked.

    11. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jesus MOTM for me

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        You need a new TV?

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          So do i its about 102.1

    12. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Lovely scenes.

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

    13. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Woooohooo Aguero blank 😀

    14. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

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

      Aguero owners should definitely keep

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

        Why? Blank soon and worse fixture after

    16. A Dog Has Its Day
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      88 points lads 😎

      200k -> 96k

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

        Nice

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 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, 16 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, 16 days ago

        Well done, escaped this week with a green arrow.

    17. Dananz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How about Atalanta!

    18. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    19. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thank you for blanking Kun, we love you.

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

        63 all out. Wish KDB didn't haul.

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        loving it. Where are you aguero captainers

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

          O/

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

          Right here

      • TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        KDB -> Son?

      • Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dammit Aguero, where were my 5 goals?!

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

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

          I went Auba so only 6 point diff

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pretty decent if they captained Son

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

          Irritated

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 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

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

          Martial here

      • Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

        Tony M first subbed

      • Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 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.

      • DirtyDrinkwater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 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, 16 days ago

          Skill game

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Don’t let Brosstan see this post

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

              It’s only a game 🙂

            2. Citizenkane91
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              This guy's confirmation bias is on steroids!

        3. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nice

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

          So lucky 😆

        5. arndff_
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Jammy af