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Mahrez starts for Man City as Leeds deploy FPL defender out of position

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) makes a second consecutive Premier League start for Manchester City as they travel to Leeds in Gameweek 4.

The Algerian international was a rare shining light in the Gameweek 3 defeat to Leicester, registering a goal and an assist.

The 5.2% invested in Mahrez will be pleased to see him lining up on the flanks of Manchester City’s front-three today, especially considering the fact that Leeds have conceded seven goals across the first three matches of the season.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) is trusted with the centre-forward role once again, while new signing Ferran Torres (£6.9m) makes his first league start on the flanks.

That does not mean Phil Foden (£6.6m) misses out though, the Englishman dropped into a deeper role today, operating in the central midfield trio with Rodrigo (£5.5m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m).

The Belgian is owned by 44.8% and captained by over one million Fantasy Premier League managers – Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) the only asset to receive more backing for the armband in Gameweek 4.

Meanwhile, Leeds have deployed FPL defender Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) out of position at Elland Road.

The Macedonian international is filling in for Jack Harrison (£5.5m), who is unable to face his parent club Manchester City.

As expected, the rest of Marcelo Bielsa’s team is unchanged, which means further starts for Patrick Bamford (£5.8m), Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) and Hélder Costa (£5.7m).

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Alioski, Roberts, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; B Mendy, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Foden, Rodrigo, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, Torres.

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  1. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, Mitchell
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, ASM
    Werner, DCL, Mitro

    Steer, Bissouma, Vinagre, Buur

    Wildcard yes or no?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    2. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It’s more who you would wildcard to. This week is not a bad time, I have a similar team (slightly fewer fires) but not that sure who I want in so going to be ready to move and even take a hit tonight but not sure I want the risers. Then I can wildcard later if injuries appear. I may limp on until next intl break.

      1. Muscout
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think I’m going ahead, too many price rises and falls will occur leaving me in a worse position

        There may also be injuries during int break..

    3. Gabantoya
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no need to press the wc. i would do a - 4 first. Within 2 weeks if you're certain you need another -4 or -8 then hit the wc. your team is not bad i think.

  2. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Quick, everybody, WILDCARD!

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      unfortunately for me i completely murdered my season with a wildcard in GW2.

      Hope you all do far better than i did with mine 🙂

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        wated mine last wk. Had to buy Soucek back this wk for a -4
        lol

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          i swapped him out for some kid from Newcastle on mine 😀 lets see if he does anything tonight

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      -8 likely.

  3. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Can Mane drop over the ib?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If he's owned by a casual he'll get sold

  4. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which is the better move for my FT?

    Werner-> DCL
    Werener-> Vardy
    Adams-> Maupay

    Cheers!

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Vardy for next GW. Surely DCL has to come in at some point though

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That's what I was thinking, would miss another price rise in this case

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Adams to Maupay

    3. Gabantoya
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      my first 'rule' of team selection: 2 of 3 forward must be highly owned. dcl most owned therefore must have.

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Basically you're better off sticking to your own views, rather than falling into mainstream thinking and traps on here.

    Afterall, it's a small few answering any particular post so is clearly not a balanced opinion.....

    A few accounts tend towards template.

    Like Man City would score loads. Captain KdB was the siren call.

    Nobody knows...

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd say 80% of the posts on here is just wishful thinking

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        And 90% not big picture
        ... Chasing what just happened.

        1. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I think the addition of sites like fplstatistics skew peoples thinking in that respect as well. If we had no way of knowing whose price was going up we might as you say make more big picture choices.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I mean sterling(c) was a success in my eyes. KDB could have easily hauled and shouldve. Sterling could’ve got more too

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sounds like a captain hindsight post. KDB nearly scored from a free kick, plus on another day could of had a few pens.
      Also Man City had 23 shots on target. Game only changed with Ederson error.

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        It was just an example he used with KDB, could have said Werner or countless others.

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Fair point. I am happy enough with my Sterling and KDB midfield. I can see City clicking in the next few gameweeks. Obvious a bit annoyed at the blank. But if I had to do it again would have done the same- given amount of pens given and how attacking city are.

    4. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think it’s fair - you won’t win the game by being the average. However, there were good reasons to captain kdb and reasons against other captains. Game was open kdb was in good positions with a handball not counting. I fancied sterling but didn’t have him.

  6. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    LMS safety score currently 3

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      lol

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Went out weeks ago, but would be struggling this week.

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      We're safe

    4. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Oh I’m actually safe

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone thinks Kane is being overlooked because of the emergence of the cheaper strikers?

    He's a great captaincy shout in each of his next four fixtures and imo the standout option In GW5 and GW8

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sure but at the moment if its a straight choice between him and Vardy you'd probably go for the latter.

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Guess we're gonna see a price rise on Sterling after today's performance?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

  9. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Two blanks from Foden & KDB... so frustrating!

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    28 pts from 3. Not too bad so far

  11. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    De Bruyne to Kane anyone?

  12. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Triple City attack has been a disaster thus far!

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep until Fulham at least.

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        6 games before that lol...will be shipping 1-2 of them before then I reckon!

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I am keeping the faith a while longer anyway. Overtime should be paid back.

          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            yeah I might do....depends on whether I want Salah after the Everton fixture

  13. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Are baps for City game final? Raz on 2 baps?

  14. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why did I think selecting Foden last week was a good idea

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Because he scored the week before that

    2. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He was the new David Silva last week, now apparently he's the new Jack Rodwell...

  15. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bale(C) GW5

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sonaldo always

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Will he b back

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Started training. Bit of a punt but could be explosive

  16. villa_til_i_die
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son to start tomorrow according to daily express!

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      So Son --> Mahrez, and after 1 gameweek... Mahrez --> Son.

  17. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Love how so many Captain Hindsights come out of the closet when a highly owned player fails to impress.

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      This!

    2. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      well, i read comments here from some KDB captainers before the game.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It is almost as if all captain picks are supposed to work 100%...

  18. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    13.0 for two mids who must play every week

    Who is best?

    Thinking if we get no RW (:() Greenwood and Podence?

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maddison & Trossard

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Green and Pod could work.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Barnes Pereira

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Barnes and Trossard.

  19. Kebab pig
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How did Werner look today? Any chances for him?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      forget about him

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      was rubbish and played out on the left wing for the most part

  20. Dire Souffle
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    After today, all I can say is that hopefully Salah will get sent off in the first minute. (And Harvey Barnes will get a hat-trick.)

  21. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bissouma nailed as best 4.5 mid then..

    1. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Third sub for me doh

  22. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Glad I went Ings(C)...hopeful of a hattie 😉

  23. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    We’re Chelsea good defensively today. Mendy anyone ?

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They played with 2 CDMs against a team that created nothing. Hard to tell at this point

  24. skodaole2
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    MCI would come back scoring high after the loss to Lei, next week they ll come back scoring high after the draw vs Leeds

    1. Gabantoya
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      don't remember when was the last time city drew after a loss, but felt like I cannot trust city this season.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Scoring is difficult without a striker. Not a coincidence.

  25. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any Wood owners here? lol

    *incoming silence

    1. Vertigo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yup. Why?

    2. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I find it hilarious that people think he's a good pick!

  26. Yome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I should have stick to a home captain like DCL who I had in mind last weekend. You easily get influenced by the community who were saying City were bound to react, etc. But KDB is the league’s best player so hardly anything wrong in captaining him.

    1. JURGENAUT
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah, I had it on Salah and then last min switch to KDB.

  27. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No point in watching Newcastle v Burnley 0-0 all over it?

  28. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    how did the messiah get on today lads? must have scored big in a 4-0 win?

    1. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Satan is dead to me.

  29. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Cavani coming to United. No other club in Europe wanted him. Ed Woodward has signed him.

    https://talksport.com/football/768736/edinson-cavani-manchester-united-contract-psg-striker-medical/

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He'll be on loan at Inter Milan by February...

  30. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Gone -12 for this gw; Dallas, Son and Wickham to Semedo, Trossard and DCL

    Just hoping it doesn't turn into a disaster