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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. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sterling is showing his lazy impudent side really badly here. Pep can’t be happy with that.

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    This is a hard watch

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Was expecting free flowing fun ; watching League 2.

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    KDB will get a yellow, thats all

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    KDB looks crap haha! Anyone got a good team I can copy?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      The secret is there isn’t a good team.

      Any team that looks good scores badly
      Any team that looks bad has scored well so far

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        How about KDB to Hayden then?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Probably great for points next week

          I’m close to giving up. I’m in leagues with people who have no clue and they are killing me.

          I’m facing midfields of Lundstram, Jorghinio, Costa, Bissouma and I’m getting destroyed

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      any team with sterling

  5. ivantys
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Leeds outpassed city

    • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Best midfielder 6.0m or below to play every week?

      Trossard? Podence?

    • Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Has Reece James lost his place?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        yes

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes, first game he hasn’t started and they look rock solid In a 4-0 win,
        Can’t see him changing it

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It was never his place to lose

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      James to Chilwell or Castagne?

      Thanks

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Chills

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Chill man.

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Players names representing their season so far:

      Kevin de Blank

      Dominic CannotStopScoring Lewin

      Jammy Vardy

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes.. This.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        James HotRodriguez

      3. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Harry Slayin

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kaptain Kane’d

      5. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Timo Wherenow

      6. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Christian Pulisick

      7. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Timo noWhere

      8. Kitsune
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I Werner take the penalties

      9. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Jordan PickItOutTheNetFord

      10. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Heung Mission

      11. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Arsenal Lacadepth

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Forres occupying Mahrez fav position coming in from the right?

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Useless player, he can't cross or shoot.

      2. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ayling should have scored

      3. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        WOW AYLING

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Fail

      4. Dain Bramage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Can’t believe I would start cleaning room while watching this game

      5. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mendy just runs like a headless chicken

      6. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mahrez looks like he's killing City's attack. He's too greedy and slow on the ball, taking 4 or 5 touches while all his options get closed down.

      7. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        City are the luckiest team alive.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          They have a good goalkeeper

        2. Jag-z
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Manchester united says hi

          • Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Keep telling yourself that - you may even end up believing it.

        3. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Leeds so close

        4. TAT
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Might take a -8 before the next deadline: KDB, Foden and James to Sterling, Jorginho (!) and Robbo.

        5. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          FFS Ayling!!!!!

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He's on my bench - with JRod. I couldn't bear it...

        6. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          City will concede

        7. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ayling sent Laporte to Bilbao

        8. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mendy is good comedy defender

        9. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          where are the goddamn pens?????

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            They don't come when you want them

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              this is bollocks, this is the third week my captain is going to underwhelmed blow

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                blow*

                1. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Same

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Leicester city

        10. merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Considering WC, but not sure What changes to make. Any suggestions?

          McCarthy Nyland
          TAA KWP Justin Saliba Mitchell
          Salah KDB Bruno JRod Soucek
          Jimenez Adams Davis

          1 FT, 0.8 ITB

          1. Dain Bramage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Adams Davis not strong enough
            Davis to Brewster definitely he’s going to get way more game time

            1. merin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yeah. Also have to ship out Saliba and maybe Soucek.

        11. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Why is Mendy a footballer?

          1. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lucrative profession

        12. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Dallas and Leeds hoolllldddd

        13. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ederson is unreal

        14. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Mendy! LB is a horrible black hole for City.

          1. ELTACTICO
              1 month, 28 days ago

              uh oh..

              1. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                oops, I hope no one sees this

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Andy has been around a long time and normally posts decent stuff. The way you are reading that, I’m sure was not his intention.

          2. 16ShimiC16
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Mendy is SHOCKING just stood still after his mistake too

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Completely gave up

          3. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            City very very lucky there