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De Bruyne and Foden benched as Guardiola makes six changes for Saints clash

Manchester City face Southampton in the penultimate fixture of Gameweek 33+ and the last Premier League match to take place on a busy Sunday afternoon.

Kick-off at St Mary’s is at 19:00 BST.

Rotation was always a possibility after City’s hectic week in league and cup and Pep Guardiola has made six changes to his starting XI from the side that beat Liverpool on Thursday.

The most high-profile changes see Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) and Phil Foden (£5.3m) drop to the bench after their double-digit hauls in Gameweek 32+.

Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) and Kyle Walker (£5.6m) also make way in the full-back positions, while Rodri (£5.4m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) are rested in central midfield.

There is better news for owners of Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m), who starts after his benching against the newly crowned league champions.

Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) also keep their places in attack, while Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) and budget FPL defender Eric Garcia (£4.5m) start again at centre-half.

Joao Cancelo (£5.1m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m), Bernardo Silva (£7.7m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Fernandinho (£5.1m) are the other players handed a recall.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has made three changes from Southampton’s 3-1 victory over Watford, meanwhile.

Che Adams (£5.3m), Jack Stephens (£4.4m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) are handed starts, replacing Shane Long (£4.6m), the injured Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m) and Will Smallbone (£4.5m).

Adams joins Danny Ings (£7.3m) in attack, with the in-form striker looking to continue his push for the Golden Boot on the south coast this evening.


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Adams.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Garcia, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.

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1,579 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So now what for Mahrez? Likely to start next gw too with foden on other wing and sterling up top?

    1. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've given up trying to second guess pep.

  2. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Newcastle's defence were poor today v West Ham. I think KDB and Sterling will run riot.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      triple up is a must

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

      Thing is they will play with 5 at the back probably vs city and make it difficult for them

  3. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    All set for 2-2 tomorrow
    DCL and Son braces

  4. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Imagine how much Ramos would have been in FPL

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      YC nightmare

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He is a CB who scored 5 goals in last 7games ha

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      7.5

  5. Kaiser123
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How many are getting rid of Salah now.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Keeping one more week at least I think.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Might even captain one more time ...

    2. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Considering keeping

      1. Kaiser123
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Dilemma is if I want Son vs Bou, I need to sell him.

        1. RamaJama
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Would sell Son then, but wait until tomorrow

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          That's a possibility. But Salah could also run riot against Brighton.

          1. RamaJama
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This

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

              His aunt died today, no idea whether it made any difference.

  6. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How often do you think Eric Garcia starts? Looks a bargain at 4.5 with City's fixtures.

    Pep has subbing on CBs though so it he's on the bench he might still come on for 1 point?

    1. Mweene
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      has been*
      if*

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

      Often enough. I'm probably gonna risk it.

      1. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Interesting!

  7. RamaJama
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Salah to Sterling
    B) Guendouzi to Foden

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

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

      B by a ton.

  8. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Guendouzi to Foden and BENCH jimenez

    B) Jimenez to Greenwood and Martial to KDB (-4)

    C) Rashford to Greenwood and Pulisic to KDB (-4)

    D) Save FT and play the following:

    Front 7 right now:
    Pulisic, Mahrez, Bruno, Martial
    Rashford, Kane, Jimenez

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd say your good to go. If you want KDB (which I understand) then C sounds like the better move.

  9. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which option if Spurs do well tomorrow?

    A) Rashford + DCL/Jimenez -> Kane + Greenwood -4
    B) Salah + Jimenez -> Kane + Son -4
    C) Save

    Getting rid of Salah for a hit seems crazy. But it might be the right gameweek to do it. Either him or Mane will prolly get rested and Liverpool don't look to good atm.

  10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Numbers time...

    - Salah’s away scores this season when Mané has started with him:

    3,6,5,3,2,3,6,2,3,2,2 = 37 from 11 games

    - Compared to away scores when Mané hasn’t started:

    13, 14 = 27 from 2 games

    - 3 of his remaining 5 games are away... one of the 2 home games is Chelsea.... is he a “safe” sell at this point?

    Also, interestingly - FPL Points in 2020:

    Salah 95
    KDB 77
    Mane 68