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Sterling, Cancelo and Foden benched as Burnley visit Man City without Pope

Pep Guardiola has had the last laugh on Fantasy Premier League managers once again with a textbook rotated line-up for a favourable home fixture.

With the division’s lowest scorers in Burnley coming to the Etihad Stadium, he has taken the opportunity to leave Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), João Cancelo (£5.6m) and Phil Foden (£6.5m) out of the starting line-up, leaving all three of them on the bench.

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) is handed the left-back berth in Gameweek 10 while Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) staff the flanks of the front-three ahead of Sterling.

Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) and Rodrigo (£5.4m) are trusted with the central midfield slots alongside Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), which means there is no room for Foden.

Those who opted for Rúben Dias (£5.5m) as a way of covering the Manchester City defence for a favourable fixture will be more pleased than Cancelo owners, as the centre-back starts once again.

Meanwhile, Burnley have moved away from 4-4-2 for this trip, lining Chris Wood (£6.2m), Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) in a 4-3-3 formation.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Mendy, Stones, Dias, Walker; Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne; Torres, Jesus, Mahrez.

Burnley XI (4-3-3): Peacock-Farrell; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Benson, Westwood; Rodriguez, Wood, A Barnes.

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2,039 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Are the crowds allowed from this GW or the next one?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      next

    2. LSK
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Spurs confirmed for the Arsenal game next week I think

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lock down finishes on Tuesday.

    4. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Makes no difference for City

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone on here actually own Mahrez?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      A week ago

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thought about getting him in for Bowen but opted out due to the obvious rotation risks. Would've been nice this week but probably feel like everyone else next week.

  3. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I totally missed gw10 and I was planning to WC this round. So this is my team going in to gw11.
    When is the best time to WC?

    2 FT 1.7 ITB

    McCarthy Steer
    Robbo Lamptey Chilwell Taylor Justin
    Bruno Rashford Ziyech ASM Bissouma
    Kane Adams Jimmy

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Now

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Next gw probably. Let's wait for the results this week. Then you can reassess

    3. Im New Here
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Now so you might enjoy some price rises

    4. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can see Burnley concentration dipping and conceding a pen or two later on

      1. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Mahrez might take now he has two. He’ll definitely ask for it.

        1. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Don't think Pep plays the romantic card when he sees how crazy the season has been in terms of results.

          Would want KDB to bury it and secure the 3 points IMO

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Pep stated in past interviews that penalties are decided by the players - not on the pitch of course, but as a general rule beforehand. KDB then

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yeah but everyone knows KDB is the boss on the field.

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What happened to Laporte?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Pep happened

        2. djoker_nole
            1 month, 21 days ago

            rested

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            cant play every game yet it seems

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Ofcourse I have transferred out 🙁

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            *Mahrez

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1332702808127270912

          Full Klopp interview. Interesting part starts at 3.30

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            can you plz just type

            tooo lazy to click the link 😉

            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yes. Please transcribe 4 mins of talking for us

            2. Africa United
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              it's much faster to listen!!

            3. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Interviewer: So, James Milner out with hamstring?

              Klopp: Yes, congratulations! 🙂

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            the interviewer had balls of steel and intelligence

        5. Bada Bing
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Peacock is the new Flappy Hands.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            The Sun was in his eyes 🙂

        6. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A healthy Mendy is always good viewing.

          CRM could be calling soon.

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            CRM?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Chilwell - Robbo - Mendy

              A(lonso)RM of seasons past.

        7. Sco
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Dyche should genuinely consider subbing the keeper.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Or maybe just all 11, woeful stuff

        8. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          This game is a locked City clean sheet so if you have City defenders congrats.

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Even Cancelo owners?

          2. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Burnley had possession for 5 seconds there. They'll build on that.

          3. KAALI_DAAL
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Dias

          4. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Which City attacker to get for Fulham?

            Will be my captain.

            Mahrez worth a shout?

            Also, Cancelo looks a no go now with fixtures coming thick and fast with Mendy and Zinchenko fit.

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              As I own none I will go for KDB

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Sterling.

            3. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Sterling, but wait until after the Porto game.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                This

            4. pundit of punts
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cheers all.

              WIting to see the Porto lineup and then get Sterling maybe

          5. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            30 mins gone. Bring on Cancelo for a Burnley penalty

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              huh

          6. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            KDB heavily involved or no?

            1. Arctic monkeys
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              A little bit deep

            2. turd ferguson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              yep

            3. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Not really

            4. bigwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Involved but not heavily

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ugh. Just an assist will not make me happy

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    I need 13 more assists.

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Freedom to run wherever he wants across the front.

                Tad deeper as he always is, but there's definitely points potential here.

                1. Mac90
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  There we go. That deep deep comments that I dreaded as an owner before.

            5. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              History says Mahrez does well against Burnley, etc.
              But when has that history counted for anything this season?!

              Um, now...?!

            6. pundit of punts
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Mahrez never did this when I owned him a few gws ago 🙁

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Touche

            7. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Peacock-Farrell essential?

              1. Ode
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Essential to captain players agianst him

            8. bigwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              BT sports commentators need to stop with the KDB love-in

              1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                *FFS pundits

            9. Sco
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              If this keeps up I doubt Sterling will get on. No point risking him when the game is in the bag, right?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I think he's the best City defender to have. It's just the price.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Fail reply to below

              2. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Hopefully

              3. dogtanion
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                As a Sterling owner , I'm not even sure if I want him to come on. Definitely not post 75 mins

              4. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I dont think Pep is concerned about risking him at this point. Would probably like him to get a goal to improve confidence

            10. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Walker top10k ownership 7 and 8 overall. A bit surprised it is that high.

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                A very casual pick, thats why

              2. Africa United
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Expensive but best set and forget

            11. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Mahrez will take any pen City get

            12. turd ferguson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Burnley are pathetic hahahaha

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Relegation all the way unless something drastic happens..

              2. PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                ?

              3. KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Glad I ditched Taylor

              4. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Priced out of the James, Bruno to Salah, Jota move by Jota's double price rise. And Cancelo benched. Beautiful. Don't know what to do now.

              5. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                What to do with Sterling?

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Captain.

                2. Africa United
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Keep Vs Fulham home surely

                3. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  I am keeping and captain next week

                4. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Keep for Fulham

                5. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Keep for next week at least.
                  After that I’m going back to Mr reliable, Salah

              6. ivantys
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Sterling might actually not come on at all now?

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    No point I trying to guess that.

                  2. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Give him some easy goals to boost his confidence

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        This was the game to boost it, but pep decides to prioritise UCL over EPL

                  3. Ronnies
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    What to do with Cancelo ?

                    1. turd ferguson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sell

                    2. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Wait till midweek

                  4. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Cancelo for Reguilon was horrific.

                  5. Hulk Smash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Team looks decent for next week. If no other issues arise, worth hokey-cokeying Salah to KDB and back to have a captain against Fulham 2 weeks in a row? The upside feels good.

                    1. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I'm thinking about it too

                      1. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        An injury or suspension to someone else will surely happen though

                        1. Hulk Smash
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Probably!

                    2. Houldsworth Hatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      I’m considering that

                  6. Hybrid.power
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Someone say those magic words

                    1. turd ferguson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      VAR pen to Burnley

                      1. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Nasty

                    2. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Open Sesame

                    3. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Hakim Ziyech

                    4. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      stupid game

                  7. the_duke
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Thoughts on lateriser? Is he just picking the not so obvious just to be different from the community now? Seems to be blinded by this reputation he has created for "upchasing"