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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, 4 days ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Jimenez > Ings

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

        Have Jimmy already 🙂

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would watch the match first

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

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

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Exactly this 😀

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

      Only one penalty taker? Back to the board 🙂

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ings Zaha possible? Pen takers 😉

  2. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

  3. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    In other news.
    Hoffenheim 4-1 Bayern

    1. GROBARI
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Good job hoffenheim

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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, 4 days ago

        🙄

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He's out.

      3. Podge
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Enjoy

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Come on Pulisic. Now is your time.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Too early...

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

      Time to do Son > Bruno permanent captain.

    5. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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, 4 days ago

      Son to Mahrez !

    7. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hammy usually circa 2 weeks right?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        or 6

    8. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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, 4 days ago

      What pen takers would you get on wildcard?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        All of them

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Salah KDB Bruno Ings Maupay

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The ones in teams that attack.

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

        Baines

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          RVP

      5. All about the galacticos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Fernandes, Jimenez, Salah, KDB

      7. Harry the Hack
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        auba

    10. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Glad I went with Kane now

    11. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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, 4 days ago

      Any goalkeepers on penalties?

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

        Rogerio Ceni

      2. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Chilavert

    13. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What did the players take the knee for?

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

        King in the North

      2. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Saw on commentary lol

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Please ignore the resident dunce

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Lmao

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

        vaccines

    14. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Barnes alongside Vardy?!

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'm looking at Son to Barnes

    15. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Son to Mahrez on the cards

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          And he scores it's a sign mate

    16. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

    17. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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, 4 days ago

      Mahrez goal

    19. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      MAHREZZZZZZZZZ

    20. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Holy Mahrez

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just knew it 🙁

    21. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      OMG Mahrez

    22. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wow Mahrez 🙁

    23. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez G

    24. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Son>Bruno>Son>Bruno

      My season in one sentence

    25. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Assist?

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

        Justin headed it out - no assist.

    26. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      uhhhh, who's got Riyad?

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

      Mahrez!!!!!

    28. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

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