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De Bruyne fit to feature as Foden gets another start for injury-hit Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) has recovered from a midweek blow to the head to start for an injury-ravaged Manchester City in their first home league match of the season.

Leicester City are the visitors to the Etihad, with kick-off at 16:30 BST.

The pre-deadline rumours surrounding a possible absence for Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) turned out to be true, with the Brazilian ruled out for a month by his manager in quotes released on Saturday night.

With Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) also sidelined until the end of October at the earliest, one of Pep Guardiola’s midfielders will be leading the line against the Foxes this afternoon.

De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), Phil Foden (£6.6m) all keep their places, while Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) steps up in place of the injured Jesus.

Guardiola’s only other alteration from Gameweek 2 sees Eric Garcia (£4.9m) replace John Stones (£5.0m) at centre-half.

It’s wasn’t far off a case of the City starting XI picking itself, particularly in attack: Ferran Torres (£7.0m), who hardly has bags of experience himself, is the only senior midfielder or foward available to Guardiola on the bench.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) are fit enough for substitute roles, at least, with the defensive pair having had their starts to 2020/21 disrupted by illness and injury.

Teenage striker Liam Delap (£4.5m) is also among the hosts’ replacements.

Brendan Rodgers, like his opposite number, has made two changes for this fixture.

The injured Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m), who had been operating as a makeshift centre-back, is replaced by Jonny Evans (£5.5m), who returns from suspension.

Ayoze Perez (£6.4m) drops to the bench, meanwhile, with budget FPL defender Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) making a rare start.

James Maddison (£7.0m) is again only amongst the substitutes.

De Bruyne is the most-captained Fantasy asset of Gameweek 3, with just under one million managers handing the armband to the Belgian.

Over 800,000 FPL bosses brought De Bruyne into their sides following his 13-point haul at Molineux last Monday.

James Justin (£4.7m) has overtaken Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) as Leicester’s most-owned FPL asset, with more than one in five of us now owning the budget defender.

Timothy Castagne (£5.6m) is the leading points-scorer among FPL defenders, with both he and Justin registering attacking returns in each of their appearances so far.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Ake, Mendy, Rodrigo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Foden.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne, Mendy, Tielemans, Praet, Barnes, Vardy.

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3,205 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    oops

  2. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Is offside pass -BPS?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Nah

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Doesn't count.

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Pen lei

  4. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Time for a penalty...

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Done

  5. Gatekeeper22
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Tate my wildcard team, 7 pen takers, might as well:
      Martinez/ nyland
      Semedo Justin Taylor Mitchell Lampety
      Salah Pereira kdb Penandes Klich
      Wilson Richarlison Ings

      1. Waynoo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Lacks Vardy

    • Waynoo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Pelanty

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      PENNN FOR VARDYYYYYY

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      I need to get KdB, his passing is too good

    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Hahahahahah VARDY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Pen

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Wrong side of penaltyyy

    • ivantys
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Penalty! Vardy essential!

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Walker is useless.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          This, so much this

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Have Son, Werner, Podence, Foden and 2 4m defs on the bench. Really want to wildcard. Only problem is, I played it last week.

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          We should get one every week!
          That would be fun too... To pick out the best 11 every week!

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        I promise you there is not a chance KDB gets anything not even the clean sheet point

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Well said after the penalty.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Posted it before the pen, watching the game live

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          aye on the clean

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Vardy goal to make things even more awful, why not

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Vardy party!

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        Walker having a shocker all half.

      • Crucem Sanctam Subiit
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          FANTASY PENALTY LEAGUE!!!!

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Vardy penalty merchan5

        • DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Who won the pen

          1. Pad Randa
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Vardy

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Vardy did. No assist if he scores.

          3. dark91
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Vardy

        • Pad Randa
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          How quickly, realistically, would Son drop if flagged? Could bench for next week...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Same as the buys and sells.

        • Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Has Vardy had a shot from open play so far this season?

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            no

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Vardy goal no a

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Lmao, this GW just gets better and better, joke of a game

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          VARDYYYYY GOAL
          NO ASSIST

        • The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Mahrez a decent option with no real attackers available for city?

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Vardy G

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Oh a penalty - how fun

        • Bada Bing
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Kyle Walker at it again, what a terrible defender he is.