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De Bruyne out of Manchester derby as Aguero starts City’s Double Gameweek 29 opener

The first of two fixtures for Manchester City in Double Gameweek 29 takes place this afternoon at Old Trafford.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) will not be involved in the fourth Manchester derby of the season, however, as he has failed to recover from a shoulder injury and is not even among the substitutes.

Pep Guardiola said of the Belgian ahead of kick-off:

He feels better but he doesn’t feel 100%. And we don’t take risks. We have three important games in the Premier League but of course, the position that we have, Madrid and Newcastle are the real important games for us.

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) leads the line for City, while Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) are also among the starters.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) has to be content with a place on the bench, as do the likes of Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m), Kyle Walker (£5.7m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m).

Pep Guardiola has made five alterations overall from the side that beat Leicester City in Gameweek 27, although the Citizens have contested three cup matches since then.

Mendy, Walker, the injured Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), De Bruyne and Mahrez are the men to make way from the win at the King Power Stadium, with Joao Cancelo (£5.2m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m), Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m), Foden and Sterling all recalled.

Harry Maguire (£5.3m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) and Daniel James (£5.8m) have all recovered from injury to start for the hosts this afternoon, meanwhile.

James and Brandon Williams (£4.1m) in for Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m) are the two changes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made from Gameweek 28.

The Red Devils look to have switched to a wing-back system, as they have done in several of the “tougher” matches this season.

The three previous meetings between these sides in 2019/20 have all been won by the away team.

Aguero, who averaged 12 points per Double Gameweek last season (City had three of them), was the second-most-popular option for the Triple Captain chip in Gameweek 29, with De Bruyne just behind him.


Manchester United XI: de Gea, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams, Fernandes, James, Martial.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

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1,641 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Williams looking a bargain at 4.1m

    1. UpTheCherries
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Hoping KDB doesn't play midweek now so I get his points

    2. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Only plays when United double park the bus though.

    3. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Cant depend on him to start or play 60 though. So most of the time his point stay on the bench...[owner]

      1. United 99 4Ever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        He's my 1st def and Robbo didn't play, so.....

    4. Destroyer of teams
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I’ve got him and Martial on the bench. At least Holgate got me minus 1

  2. RealVirg
    4 months, 2 days ago

    15 mins of hiding. Please blow it up!!!

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Bailly and McTominay ON
    Martial and Williams OFF

  4. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Tony my man

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Kill it off, Bruno lad!

  6. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    williams CS locked

  7. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    FH in 31 as I have no wildcard and to much uncertainties regarding gameweek 34 and 37.

    What would you with the FT?

    Team:

    Dubravka
    TAA Gomez Aurier
    Salah KDB Martial Perez
    Auba Jimenez DCL
    _____
    McCarthy Traore Boly Lundstram

    A) Traore to Saka to free up cash
    B) Traore + Lundstram to Alonso + Saka
    C) Traore + Lundstram to chelsea mid + any affordable dgw defender

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      B and C is for a hit

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Wouldn't sell Lundstram. Reckon he starts from now on.

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Nervous last 10

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Maybe Pep did not want Liverpool to celebrate the title at the emptyhad?

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      is that not possible now?

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah Liverpool will lose a game now on purpose so that they can

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Liverpool can win the title vs Palace at Anfield now?

  10. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    So far the single gw players have really punished those who went for dgw options.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Same story, every year!

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I think the peak of this herd madness was Duffy TC hype past season

    2. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      and Vardy hasn't played yet

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Hah true, I forgot that match!

  11. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ofc Brandon Williams last on my bench secures a cleanie lol. This gameweek is whack.

  12. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Probably shouldn't have taken martial out for Saka

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Bonkers lol, especially considering Saka is a defender lol

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Nice BB tho

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Dan James is horrendous

    1. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Lamela part 2

  14. Tinkermania
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Went for both, 65 so far.

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    AWB motm

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    James is just awful

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I know he's ruining my week

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        It was such an easy pass. Not sure what was going through his mind

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 2 days ago

          No idea, he's thick as anything

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      James who?

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 2 days ago

    What the heck , please sub James off

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    James is shite

  19. KUN+10
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Free hit with Auba, Pepe, Aguero, Sterling and Ota going great so far. Only returning dgwkr is Leno. My original team has Salah, Mount and Martial.

    1. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      It really probably wasn't the week for that chip. Much more useful elsewhere. Hard luck though it's been awful for you so far.

  20. tm245
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    That is the Daniel James Experience right there.

  21. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    So James really can’t pass the ball?!

  22. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    City can't play against bus parkers without KDB

    1. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Truth.

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Dont understsnd why Martial was subbed and James left on

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Probably because of that hit on the knee. But James really should be replaced by Greenwood or Ighalo.

    2. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Martial isn’t fit enough for 90

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      He ran his socks off today was probably pooped

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Perfect result so far being a non owner 🙂

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Even more perfect being a Martial owner

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      If Fred had scored with James assist.

  25. BobbyV
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    “He’s like Two Bissakas...not Wan“ - Jim Beglin

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Haha love it

  26. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Aaron Wan Bissaka - best tackler in the league at 22 years old

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Maybe yiu're right but it's amazing what we read on here. A few weeks ago AWB was being absoluetly slated as being a waste of 50 million. How times change.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        He's still got a lot to learn going forwards but his tackling is so good you can actually see his opponents getting demoralised throughout a game.

        No doubt this place is the most fickle on the internet, and that is saying something.

    2. Bushwhacker
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Lol

  27. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Mahrez you useless idiot

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Very risky by maguire

  29. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Martial and Fernandes double wins again.

    Mahrez benched 1 pointer and Williams on my bench not great though.

  30. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Where is Ighalo?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Here

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Incoming