Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

2,039 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ivantys
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hope Burke starts, the Mcs are useless.

    • Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Surely Mahrez is benched vs Fulham right

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Highly possible. Or not.

      2. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why?

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Pep logic

          Whenever someone do well, they usually sit one out

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Makes sense

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don't try to guess Pep....

      5. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Na rest midweek start v Fulham

      6. ivantys
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Doubt so, he's played 7 games straight (missed one cos of injury), always started even when he's done nothing

      7. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB going to scrape 1 bap?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Just had a shot off target but should do

      8. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        How long until this torture ends?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          5

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Don't worry only two more goals to suffer

      9. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is it safe to say that Cancelo decision needs to be made after the midweek decisions on who plays?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Just have a good 1st sub.

      10. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB captain only gets 4 more pts than Salah. Still good but bit underwhelming considering they scored 5

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Isn't it 8 more points

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Do u have both?

      11. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Aguero not in the squad today. Does that mean Jesus has a bit longer in the starting 11?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The way I see it, Kun and Sterling might get more minutes in CL.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Pep said Kun had an injury set back

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Aah ok! Didn't know!

      12. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thank God KDB only has 2 assists atm. It could have been really really ugly for non captainers

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          For non owners like me it could have as well. Wiping sweat off brow right now

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Still terrible for owners as he's a big differential.

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No Salah, No KDB here!

      13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Would you switch captain from KDB to Vardy if given the chance right now?

        1. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No way

        3. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nope

        4. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes

      14. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        When will people learn that for City it's the fixtures that matter, not form?
        Has been like that for years

      15. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB post......FFS

      16. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB post.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          God is good.

      17. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB HITS THE POSY

      18. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why don't I like Walker?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Because he’s a liability

      19. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB essential?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Always

      20. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Guddmanitt. KDB off the post

      21. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB so close

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          🙁

      22. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dias wasn’t injured was he?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          NH

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nope. Rested

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Excellent. I’ll take a Burnley goal now please.

      23. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB hits the post! Could cost him BAPS!

      24. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No fair!!!

      25. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nooooo post

      26. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Worst part is I'll probably captain Raz next week

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Me too!

        2. jb1985
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Me too, I am keeping the faith. 3rd time lucky.

          1. 4pts
          2. 0pts
          3. 20+pts (fingers crossed)

      27. Weeb Kakashi
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That sums up my season.

      28. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’m surprised City are trying to score more and ruin the 5-0 Burnley record

      29. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Oof kdb hits the post..

      30. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        KDB not worth his hefty price tag

      31. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        did KDB hit the post ? 🙂

        1. evilfish
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No, the ball did.

      32. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        FFS

      33. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        F off

      34. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Getting Mahrez is chasing points and will end in tears right?