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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. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Foden pls deliver

    1. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Zomato or deliveroo??

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 24 days ago

      first?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nein

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bissouma first sub.

      Any chances Davies doesn’t play at all for Spurs?

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Defunitely

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good chance

    • Stejson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Let the goalfests continue!

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sold James Rodriguez in GW3 Wc. Geez.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Fellow seller 🙂

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          🙁 *

      2. Hawk
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sold him for this gameweek on a WC because I have DCL which is enough Everton. Didn't want to lose Barnes who I had from the start.

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Fek it. I'm going triple everton attack. Richarlison hope you're back for the Southampton match.

    • George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      How did Hamez look today. Obviously in the points, but did he look a constant threat or simply assisting the assisted again?

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He’s a great player, going to be involved in a lot of goals. Bargain.

      2. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Scored 2 goals as well as assist

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He looks like a top quality free transfer!

      4. Clam. ☘️
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Whoooosh

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Expecting at least 40 points from Sterling (c) + KDB. I consider anything less a fail.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I do have Foden as well, but I don't care because he's useless anyway

    • Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sterling (c) here we go!!!

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        o/

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’m having myself some of that!

      3. Avery78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He’s going to deliver big time!

    • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lamptey ok?

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I own KDB but i want him to blank

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        why? his eo in top 10k is only 45%

    • jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      James Rod train well and truly left the station... choo choo

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      People still want to go 5 at the back?

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Foden + KDB + Sterling (C), expecting major hauls

    • Aaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2ft 0.3 itb but this lot needs a wc right?

      Ryan/Burton
      TAA/Davies/KWP/Taylor/Mitchell
      Salah/KDB/podence/Pereira/Burke
      Kane/Werner/Adams

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nah get rid of Werner and see how Podence goes.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      0 - Guaita
      0 - James
      0 - Lamptey
      0 - Mitchell

      REEEEEEEEEEE

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Sorry

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mitchell may not come on, but more than possible.

    • rnrd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Do we know if Brewster has been registered soon enough to be part of the game tomorrow with Sheffield or not ?

      Obv, Bissouma waiting to come in for Brewster on my bench.

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Enjoy the Jammy points

      2. Cloudeu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Brewster not registered in time, heard it on bt sport.

    • jay01
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Any chance Vinagre wont be in the squad?

      Got bissouma first sub

      1. Powers106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I am in same position

        1. jay01
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hoping hes on a beach in greece right now haha

    • Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Binning off Timo then?

    • hitenabler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Richarlison out DCL in Done! not going to lie its like a weight has been lifted

      1. RyanKent14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Done the same for a -4 only 2 points gained but a much needed 0.5 itb

    • Malkmus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Zaha to Hamez?

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      One of my FanTeams has Zouma and Bissouma on the bench. Pain.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Unfortunately

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bonus points final?

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Another shite GW going on. Hope KDB, Mahrez, Foden saves it for me

    • Weilong7
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Now any chance podence will not be included? Haha

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Praying for a Podence no show!!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Disagree

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not when you have Bissouma coming off the bench! 😛

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Praying for a Son no show.

      3. Weilong7
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I pray with you!

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All these people getting jammy bench points and once again I'm punished for having 11 players that actually play.

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Think I might have to get Hamez

    • Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bissouma and his 9 points first on bench. Only chance he comes on is if Soucek or Jiménez don't play

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bielsa tactics is a reason to love this game.
      This man is lovely going 3 1 4 2 Vs ManCity

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Will only please me if Sterling(C) & KdB get lots of points 😉