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Aguero starts for De Bruyne-less Man City as Sterling shakes off minor injury

Sergio Aguero makes his long-awaited return from injury this evening as Manchester City play host to Arsenal.

Kick-off at the Etihad is at 17:30 BST.

Aguero hasn’t kicked a ball in a competitive match since June but returns to spearhead the City attack in Saturday’s penultimate Premier League match.

The Argentine’s inclusion sees Raheem Sterling, who has shaken off a minor hamstring problem to start, move to a more familiar wide-midfield role.

Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez keep their places but Ferran Torres drops to the bench, with Bernardo Silva replacing the Spaniard.

The other three of Pep Guardiola’s four changes were enforced, with Kevin De Bruyne‘s unavailability having been confirmed on Friday.

Aymeric Laporte or Benjamin Mendy also miss out through injury, with Nathan Ake and Joao Cancelo stepping up to replace their teammates.

As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta has made two changes from the side that defeated Sheffield United.

Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah drop to the bench, with Granit Xhaka and Nicolas Pepe returning to the visitors’ starting XI.

Rob Holding had originally been named in the team but picked up an injury in the warm-up and has been replaced by David Luiz.

New signing Thomas Partey is only among the substitutes, along with Alexandre Lacazette.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set to lead the line for the Gunners at the Etihad, then.

A red flag for De Bruyne saw the Belgian transferred out by almost 1.4 million Fantasy managers ahead of the Gameweek 5 deadline, making him the most-sold asset of this round of games.

Aubameyang takes second place in the table of Gameweek 5 sales, with over 610,000 FPL bosses losing faith in the Gabon international.

Not one City or Arsenal player was in the top 30 for transfers in.

It’s not often we can say that not a single member of Guardiola’s starting XI is owned by more than 10% of Fantasy managers but that is the case today, with De Bruyne ruled out.

Aguero is a veritable differential as he sits in just 1.4% of squads.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Willian, Aubameyang, Pepe.

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849 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 58 mins ago

    Sterling G

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 57 mins ago

    Sterling!!!!

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 57 mins ago

    Not watching.

    Foden looking rubbish?

    Hopefully I can sell.

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      Assist

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      REVERSE JINX WOOOO

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Get in hazz, he could bag a goal now imagine !

  4. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 57 mins ago

    Is that a Foden assist??

  5. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 57 mins ago

    I love that goal.thanks raheem.

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 57 mins ago

    Oh get out

  7. ivantys
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      Nice Foden assist

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 56 mins ago

        ?? Leno?

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 53 mins ago

          Foden was the last on the same team to touch it, so a Foden assist

    • The Casual One
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      KDB > Sterling success

    • BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 57 mins ago

      Anyone else captain Aguero a few seasons back when he scored five vs Newcastle?

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 56 mins ago

        Yup.

        1. mr. inconspicuous
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 53 mins ago

          Yep, still remember where I was when I checked the score, hands were shaking I was that buzzin haha

      2. Destroyer of teams
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 54 mins ago

        Yup

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      Bloody Foden assist of course. Moves this week looking more and more crap by the second 🙁

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        If it makes you feel better, we’re enjoying it

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 54 mins ago

          Kept Foden? Fair.

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 52 mins ago

            He’s cheap...if he plays he’ll get occasional points...not really a priority to remove right now

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              7 days, 51 mins ago

              and he’s taking corners

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 54 mins ago

        Sorry mate, but really needed that one 🙂

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 53 mins ago

          Fairs pal. I should’ve just waited through the IB and done KDB to Son I guess

          Werner out for DCL, Son out for Foden, KDB out for Havertz. -4.

          Looking like a big deficit unless Son turns up

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      Sold Werner and Foden for a hit

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        As did I (well, they were 2FT for DCL Son, but also sold KDB for a hit for Havertz yesterday)

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 54 mins ago

          Kept Sterling at least

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      Should of gone KDB >> Sterling! Wonder if I can do a whole season of wrong 50:50 calls?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 48 mins ago

        You can.

        Source: I do it every season

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      that Foden assist is a joke

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 54 mins ago

        Read the rules of the game. Crystal clear

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 53 mins ago

          They should change the rules. No way that should be assist.. Missed change and you get a reward.. Big joke

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 50 mins ago

            I’m sending you a box of tissues

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      I actually hate leno

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 54 mins ago

        Very poor, should have kept Martinez

    • aborg
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      Sterlinggggg. Got him on WC and a good differential in my ML’s

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 56 mins ago

      Wasnt that a Foden assist? Not on fpl?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        Should be

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        Added

    • Lestat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Foden assist?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        Yes

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        Ridiculous that that's an assist

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 54 mins ago

          Bait?

          1. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 53 mins ago

            Salty seller

        2. Manani
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 53 mins ago

          how so? Been like that in FPL for as far as I can remember

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Can’t catch a break at the moment 🙁

      Moved Foden out this week, didn’t take a -4 to bring in Sterling for KDB, fml.

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      First time this season my players actually did something. Foden+Sterling owner 🙂

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Sterling so lucky, also very bad goalkeeping

    • Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Raheem you beauty!!

    • Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Where’s my Foden assist?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 55 mins ago

        It’s on

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 54 mins ago

          Got it now cheers!

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Hope foden get that assist.

    • baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Sold Foden, kept Mahrez...

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 55 mins ago

      Rank killer that!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 53 mins ago

        Really?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 54 mins ago

      Arsenal should have kept Martinez

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 54 mins ago

      Regretting not doing KDB > Sterling (-4)

      1. Vazza
          7 days, 46 mins ago

          Same here. Don’t worry, we’ll get him free for next gameweek

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 54 mins ago

        Ahh and to think I was so chuffed after the Everton game lol

      3. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 53 mins ago

        Chilwell on 1 bps?!?
        Wow!

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 50 mins ago

          Reece james got bonus v weat brom with a yc and no goal or assist. Chelsea conceded 3 goals.

      4. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 53 mins ago

        I think this site has grown too big and too many don’t really know what they’re talking about. Discuss

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 52 mins ago

          Agree

        2. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 52 mins ago

          Agreed.
          Discussion over.
          *thread locked 🙂 *

          1. Longlatini
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 50 mins ago

            Haha