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Mahrez and Silva on Gameweek 38 radar after benching at Watford

The final pieces of this season’s ‘Pep Roulette’ puzzle are falling into place thanks to Manchester City’s latest line-up.

The Citizens boss has left Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) and David Silva (£7.4m) on the bench for the Gameweek 37+ trip to Watford, heightening their chances of a Gameweek 38+ outing against Norwich.

For now, owners of the other big names will be much happier with the Tuesday evening team sheet.

It features Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) either side of Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) in the front-three, consigning Phil Foden (£5.5m) to a central midfield role.

The Englishman is joined there by Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) and Rodrigo (£5.3m).

Joao Cancelo (£5.1m) and Kyle Walker (£5.6m) are the full-backs with Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) and Eric Garcia (£4.5m) handed the centre-back berths.

There is next to no remaining Fantasy interest in the Watford side, with the possible exception of ever-present goalkeeper Ben Foster (£4.9m) or Kiko Femenía (£4.2m) who is, tonight, deployed at left-back.

In their first match without recently sacked manager Nigel Pearson, the Hornets have gone with a 4-3-3 shape featuring Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£5.9m) either side of Troy Deeney (£6.2m).

Watford XI: Foster; Femenía, Dawson, Kabasele, Mariappa; Hughes, Doucouré, Cleverley; Pereyra, Deeney, Sarr.

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

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1,914 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Podge
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    I was delighted to see Walker get a decent haul until I realized I only had him on a free hit last week 😆

    13 days, 16 hours ago

    How does this look for 38?

    TAA Dunk Aurier Doherty
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes

    Will be Jesus to Kane FT or should I do Auba. Help!

    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Pope or Martinez next GW? Triple or double Burnley def

  4. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 15 hours ago

    My hits havent paid off recently but 55 after a -4 with Trent and Triple Man U to come (Greenwood/Bruno/Martial(c)). Currently 45K, hoping I can stay in the top 50K by end of GW38 🙂 ....My previous best was 156K

  5. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 15 hours ago

    Does anyone else believe there's a high chance Liverpool will play their kids and reserves against Newcastle?

    They don't have anything more to play for, and their last couple of games have been flat.

    1. Benjustjamin
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 15 hours ago

      high chance salah scores 5

    2. Vazza
      13 days, 15 hours ago

      Is that wishful thinking mate

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        A little.....I've got a FH to use and trying to work out if its worth putting Salah/Mane in.

        I just don't think its a certainty that Pool will go full strength

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Why wouldn't they? It's the last match?

  6. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 15 hours ago

    Just put bingo ticket for last GW

    Kane,Sterling and Salah to score hattrick odds 6630

    follow at your own risk!

    • 6 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Does this FH team make sense?
    TAA, Digne, Tarkowski
    Sterling, Mahrez, Dilva, Martial, Antonio
    Kane, Rashford
    3.9, Pieters, Nketiah, Kiko,
    Biggest obvious threat I can see is no Salah bit would have to lose Kane.

  8. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 2 hours ago


    TAA Pieters Williams
    Salah (vc) Sterling (c) Mahrez Bruno Antonio
    Auba Jesus

    Martin Nketiah Branthwaite Thomas

  9. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 20 hours ago

    Mharez or Dilva v Norwich?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 20 hours ago

      easy, Silva