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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. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Son + Watkins -> Foden + Ings (-4) no brainer?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jimenez > Ings

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Have Jimmy already 🙂

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would watch the match first

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not doing it right now of course. Will wait till the cup games.

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Exactly this 😀

    4. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Only one penalty taker? Back to the board 🙂

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ings Zaha possible? Pen takers 😉

  2. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    KDB and Vardy discussing the 20 pens each they'll be getting this season

  3. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    In other news.
    Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern

    1. GROBARI
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Good job hoffenheim

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If Son is out I’m wildcarding in absolute unparalleled rage at this joke of a season

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        🙄

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He's out.

      3. Podge
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Enjoy

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Come on Pulisic. Now is your time.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Too early...

    4. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Time to do Son > Bruno permanent captain.

    5. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I just want to see comments along the lines of: "How do I get Sterling in my team?" "Knew I should've gone for Sterling"

      That too much to ask?

    6. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Mahrez !

    7. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hammy usually circa 2 weeks right?

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

        or 6

    8. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jose Mourinho just told me that Son Heung-min picked up a hamstring injury and is going to be out for a while.

      https://twitter.com/AlasdairGold/status/1310238761184358400 ....ffff

    9. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What pen takers would you get on wildcard?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        All of them

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah KDB Bruno Ings Maupay

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        The ones in teams that attack.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This - but ones that have a lot of shots in the box, so the expensive ones

      4. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Baines

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          RVP

      5. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I did that this week. Salah,kdb,bruno,ings,jimi,mitrovic for 6.

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Fernandes, Jimenez, Salah, KDB

      7. Harry the Hack
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        auba

    10. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Glad I went with Kane now

    11. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Quite impressive to transfer Son out twice in four gameweeks and miss four goals... In a way

    12. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Any goalkeepers on penalties?

      1. dark91
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Rogerio Ceni

      2. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Chilavert

    13. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What did the players take the knee for?

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        King in the North

      2. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        What?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Saw on commentary lol

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Please ignore the resident dunce

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lmao

      4. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        vaccines

    14. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnes alongside Vardy?!

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm looking at Son to Barnes

    15. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son to Mahrez on the cards

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You are already falling in Pep's roulette, mate..

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          And he scores it's a sign mate

    16. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mourinho playing Son Sartuday, Thurs, Sunday. Of course he is bound to get injured.

    17. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Well, just all goals from Sterling and everyone except KDB and Foden to round off yet another absolute waste of a GW

    18. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mahrez goal

    19. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      MAHREZZZZZZZZZ

    20. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Holy Mahrez

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Just knew it 🙁

    21. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      OMG Mahrez

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

      Wow Mahrez 🙁

    23. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mahrez G

    24. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son>Bruno>Son>Bruno

      My season in one sentence

    25. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Assist?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Justin headed it out - no assist.

    26. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      uhhhh, who's got Riyad?

    27. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mahrez!!!!!

    28. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Already maxed out on City mids - who's the got-to Son replacement? Don't want to stretch to Salah for him