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Aguero starts for much-changed City as Guardiola benches De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola has rung the changes for the final match of Double Gameweek 30+, which kicks off at the Etihad at 20:00 BST.

Burnley are the visitors to Eastlands, where Manchester City defeated Arsenal five days ago.

There are only three surviving members of Guardiola’s starting XI from that 3-0 win over the Gunners, with Ederson (£6.0m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) keeping their places.

That means that Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) are both rotated out of the side, with the two premium Fantasy Premier League midfielders only among the substitutes.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) gets his chance up front, meanwhile, with Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) making way.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), Kyle Walker (£5.6m), Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m), Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) and Eric Garcia (£4.5m) are the other City starters from midweek who drop out of the City line-up, with all bar the concussed Garcia on the bench.

Guardiola has changed his entire back four, with Joao Cancelo (£5.1m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m), Fernandinho (£5.1m) and Nicolas Otamendi (£4.9m) tasked with keeping Burnley at bay.

Phil Foden (£5.1m), Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) and Rodri (£5.5m) are also recalled further forward.

Sean Dyche’s side are missing the sidelined Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes (both £6.1m), so Matej Vydra (£5.3m) and Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) are paired together in attack for the visitors.

Josh Brownhill (£4.8m) makes his first Premier League start, while Matthew Lowton (£4.2m) returns from an enforced lay-off at right-back.

Not only are Burnley hit by injury, they are also without four players whose contracts are due to expire at the end of the month: Joe Hart (£4.2m), Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m), Aaron Lennon (£4.6m) and Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) are not even among the substitutes as doubts linger over their futures.

Four academy products make it onto Dyche’s under-strength bench as a result, with two goalkeepers among the seven substitutes that the Burnley boss has named.

De Bruyne is the most-captained player of Double Gameweek 30+ both overall and within the top 10k.

Over half of the managers inside the top 10,000 handed the armband to the Belgian.

Aguero was captained by 26.74% of those elite managers, meanwhile.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, D Silva, Foden, Bernardo, Mahrez, Aguero.

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra.

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2,167 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    KDB will get minutes to build up his fitness

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Uhhh vs Chelsea he might

  2. shaunyjames
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Aguero wont get the assist VAR will

  3. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Aguero and Auba.....

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/193203/event/39

    Definately my best ever fpl week 🙂

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Excellent Sparkes!

    3. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Well done!

    4. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Congrats to you!

  5. Visionaries
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    ???

    TAA, Doherty, ???
    KDB, Son, Bruno, ???
    Rashford, Jimi, ???

    A DDG, Aurier, Richal, Jota
    B Pope, Maguire, Mahrez, DCL

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Skip United defence.

  6. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Chances of KDB coming on?

  7. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Parting gift from Aguero as he leaves my team for the last time ever. Thanks for the memories, it’s been a ball 🙂

    1. Stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Tend to agree tbh

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      One benching/injury too many?

      The Aguero return hype train seems to happen 3/4 times per season

    4. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Haha yes indeed WR. Same here

  8. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Doesn't seem a good use of a sub, so near to half time and 3-0 up .... why not just wait to HT and then do the transfer for free

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Brain fart from Pep

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Was thinking the same, but no doubt would sau Jesus needs the minutes.

  9. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kun off ? Gettin

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Feck off

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Don't cry little girl

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Go and troll on twitter or something

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No thanks. I been here longer than you little girl. You go on twitter Xx

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              You’re the person who wanted the season to end? And you don’t mind Cummings....

              1. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                😉

                Peace

  10. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Activates WC
    Sells Aguero immediately
    Brings in Mahrez
    Brings in Foden
    Rages
    Looks back and says why didn't I stick with Mahrez

    1. GranitShocker
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Man i feel you. I had Foden and Mahrez. Sold them for Aguero and captained him

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How bad is Kun’s injury?

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Fernandinho, Foden and Mahrez. 🙂

      I've heard of them.

    4. El Presidente
        1 month, 20 days ago

        There's no way in hell I'm getting Pope... my god.

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yes he won’t survive mine...

      • Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Pep's reaction to Kun's injury not good. Semi serious injury incoming...

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Jesus nailed then?

      • Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Some crazy $hit going on with double GW's this season... The only lad in my whole ML who has Mahrez is my main rival, wow. Now I need Sterling to come on and save the day dear God 😀

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Weird, KUN assist not added yet

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bernado's wasn't added for a while either. It will be.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Should have captained mahrez over kdb

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Fine margins, makes no difference

        2. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Boo boo 🙂 🙂
          Well done

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only one in ML on Mahrez.

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Already did Mahrez to Bruno, now want to keep.
        Have Aguero, Leno, Henderson

        FH here I come

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Where's the third goal?

      • Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Aguero assist still not given?...

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not given. So no points for Aguero......

        2. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          There we go - Thanks Sergio - 2 assists and an Injury - Superb x

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Mahrez should be in the first XI now. None of this crap benching him. In better form than Sterling, but everyone still raving about Raheem.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Better player than fraud Sterling

        2. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He’s actually been their best player alongside KDB this season

      • james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any additional info yet on the injury

        How bad it looks etc

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah he’s just had a scan.

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Hahaha

          2. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Wondered if slo mo showed anything dramatic happening

            Not watching...

        2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          It's been 5 minutes! What sort of update are you expecting?

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            See above...

        3. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          After a shot he seemed in a little bit of discomfort behind left knee. Then tackled on right foot, seems to have aggravated that. Difficult to say wether it was precautionary or not.

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        121 before tonight’s game. 122 now.

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I’m around that mark. Solid score. I’d have happily taken it on Wednesday!

      • AXE17
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Is Aguero not getting the assist!?

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        In other news
        Jesus now nailed

      • La Roja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        127 points with Sergio(c)

        Decent

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Awesome

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Nearly as good as 132 pre Mahrez bonus

        2. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Decent. I am on 134 points for now.

      • UnitedRthebest
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Never thought I’d say this. Already made my FT(Laporte to Doherty) worth taking a hit to get Kun out and DCL or Abraham would be able to upgrade squad elsewhere. Yes or no

        • HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How come no assist - Aguero won the penalty

          1. _Ninja_
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Its added

        • Monkey Hanger
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Kun was looking like he wanted to be somewhere else anyway.