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Guardiola spares FPL managers major rotation pain for Brighton match

Pep Guardiola has spared Fantasy Premier League managers too much shock with his Gameweek 35+ team-sheet.

For the trip to Brighton, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m), Raheem Sterling (£11.7m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.7m) have all been included in the starting line-up.

Of the assets that have been considered by the community in recent weeks, only Phil Foden (£5.4m) finds himself among the substitutes although, of course, he has not started any away match since the Premier League restart.

The presence of almost the full compliment of their attacking talent on the pitch could see Manchester City’s assets reward those who made the almost contrarian decision of approaching this fixture with the captain’s armband.

In the top 10,000 FPL managers, Sterling was backed by just 4.9%, the most of any City option, while just 4.8% went for De Bruyne.

Such managers may be somewhat buoyed by Brighton’s line-up, considering the raft of changes made by Graham Potter.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) drops to the bench after some solid performances, replaced by Martín Montoya (£4.3m), while the virtually ever-present Dan Burn (£4.5m) has been swapped out for Bernardo (£4.3m).

The focus on the front-three appears to be pace and creativity, with Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.2m) either side of Aaron Connolly (£4.2m).

Such decisions could indicate that Potter intends to break with speed on Manchester City when his side has the opportunity, although, of course, that may open up for space for popular Fantasy assets to operate in…

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Bernardo, Webster, Dunk, Montoya; Bissouma, Mooy, Pröpper; Trossard, Connolly, Groß.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Mendy, Garcia, Laporte, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

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1,538 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gabriel Agbonlahor
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Currently 54 points from 4.. Rash, Martial, Bruno, Vardy, Ings, Aurier & Doherty to go

    Went from 110689 to 3101 overall ranking post restart and in a good position to win all my cash league.

    High reward for taking a huge risk such as going without KDB and liverpool assets in my wildcard gw 33, Bruno(C) when everybody in mini leagues go for KDB last gw and sold Mahrez to Sterling (C) this week 🙂

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      nice work

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Well played ... same rank to me 115K at restart and am stuck at 43K. Should gamble that way in hindsight!

  2. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Finally got the captaincy right and have undone the damage of the last few weeks.

    Still salty Jesus has exploded after I sold him, having done nothing while I had him.

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      who'd you sell him for?

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    So ... transfer out KDB an option now?

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      feels like he'll get another start no?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Think he'll start, just when all other City's are firing he's normally quiet ...

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
        1 month, 1 day ago

        he'll be benched, so yes

        1. Costa Nostra
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Just like salah this week right?

    3. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mahrez owners, what are you doing? Seems very likely he'll be benched. Start, bench or sell?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        For who?

        1. Stoic
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Silva

        2. PrettyDick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Depending on funds .. Foden? Sterling? David Silva?

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Rock and a hard place, could get dilva in but then the rotation switches back again the week after, meh

        1. PrettyDick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          and then we transfer again 🙂

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I think I'll sell. Pulisic or Antonio

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          trying to move from 3 City mid to 2 mids and 1 fwd

          1. PrettyDick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I already have that (unfortunately?). 'Have/need' to have three city starters v bournemouth though.. Foden?

    4. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Please help, no idea what to do here;

      Currently chasing in my cash ML but only a few points behind so all to play for, my rival owns Pulisic, which moves?

      A) Salah + Son > Sterling + Willian or Pulisic?

      B) Salah + Son > Sterling + Jesus? (No chelsea player for Norwich)

      Thankyou in advance.

      1. PrettyDick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Salah to Sterling (C)?

    6. FantasyHero
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      what can I do here?

      Reina Martinez
      Lascellas saiss awb aurier egan
      Sterling kdb foden saka martial
      Vardy jimmy greenwood

      Thinking of maybe
      A. Vardy to ings
      B. Saka to willian/pulisic
      C. Lascellas to azpi/Alonso
      D. Something else?

    7. campion201
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Is sterling gonna get a start... Played full 90 yesterday.... OR.... Should hold on to foden and de bruyne instead?? Thanks