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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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1,751 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    Steer, Bissouma, Vinagre, Buur

    Wildcard yes or no?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 hours 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
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 hours 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
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Quick, everybody, WILDCARD!

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      -8 likely.

  3. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Can Mane drop over the ib?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

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

  4. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Which is the better move for my FT?

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

    Cheers!

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Adams to Maupay

    3. Gabantoya
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 hours ago

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

  5. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    LMS safety score currently 3

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      lol

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      We're safe

    4. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Oh I’m actually safe

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours 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
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yes

  9. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  10. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    28 pts from 3. Not too bad so far

  11. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    De Bruyne to Kane anyone?

  12. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Triple City attack has been a disaster thus far!

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

      Keep until Fulham at least.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

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

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

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  13. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  14. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Because he scored the week before that

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  15. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Bale(C) GW5

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Sonaldo always

    2. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Will he b back

      1. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Started training. Bit of a punt but could be explosive

  16. villa_til_i_die
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Son to start tomorrow according to daily express!

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

  17. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      This!

    2. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

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

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

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

  18. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Maddison & Trossard

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Green and Pod could work.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Barnes Pereira

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Barnes and Trossard.

  19. Kebab pig
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      How did Werner look today? Any chances for him?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        forget about him

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

    • Dire Souffle
        2 months, 12 hours 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.)

      • Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Bissouma nailed as best 4.5 mid then..

        1. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Third sub for me doh

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

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

      • OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        We’re Chelsea good defensively today. Mendy anyone ?

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

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

      • skodaole2
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 hours 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
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Scoring is difficult without a striker. Not a coincidence.

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Any Wood owners here? lol

        *incoming silence

        1. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Yup. Why?

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

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

      • Yome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 hours ago

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

      • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

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

      • THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

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

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 hours ago

          Satan is dead to me.

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 hours 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
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

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

      • slavkob
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

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

        Just hoping it doesn't turn into a disaster