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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. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Burnley playing Pool's 4-3-3 formation

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Netherlands in the 70's says hi

      1. Random Name
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Netherlands didn’t play a false 9

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Did Pool invent 443?

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Interesting lineup 🙂

  2. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Mendy won't last the game. Cancelo owners, you will have at least 1 point.

    1. Andriy Shevchenko is Back
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      😀

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hope so with Mitchell Lamptey on bench!

  3. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Klopp fighting with the BT interviewer.

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        It's nice to hear managers being honest and saying what they think.

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Interview getting heated

    • Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      JRod, please score soon!!!

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Might get away with not owning any City and Pool players this week

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah there a huge spread of captains this week. If KDB doesn't get any attacking returns it looks good for us non Man City owners.

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          for sure. Might just not touch City players again this year.

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      As an robertson and salah owner that game was brutal, just so unfair

      1. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        As a Salah owner 6 points is ok. I’m happy with that.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Where is irbox with his legendary triple city laughing at everyone who didn’t buy them ?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Usually disappears when something doesn't go his way

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I got my pie served to me this week and rightly so, but Irbox really does take things to another level each week

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Chelsea will probably win league this year

      1. Random Name
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hahahaha

      2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hopefully. Yeah, get in

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Spurs

      4. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Europa League?

    • turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      hahahaha Klopp blaming the 12:30 kick off. He is a total *BLEEEP*

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He is truly a turd

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He’s right. We had a game Wednesday night and they decide to put our game 12:30 on the Saturday.

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        12:30 KOs are hard on the players to be honest, getting the correct food in before the matches etc

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah last nights kebab still in the system.

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            🙂 A cig at half time...

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Of all the excuses? Getting the right food? Codswallop

          1. F4L
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            it matters in the modern game, stuffing yourself with carbs early in the morning isn't ideal.

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        BLEEEP meaning a legend who wins titles?

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      wow this Klopp interview

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yeah wtf. They're both really going at each other.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nonsense from Klopp

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          That's how progress is made.

      2. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        TV gold, good on the reporter.

      3. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Fantastic. Need more interviews like this.

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Loving it.

    • Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Klopp complained about interviewers trying to get him in the headlines then immediately put himself in the headlines.

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Robbo went from Hero to 0, especially with that assist for Mane goal. I wasn't folowing the bonus was he on BP before the Brighton last minute penalty?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes 3

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        3 bonus

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He was on 2 or even 3.

      4. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        From 12 points to 2 points.

        After the assist he was on 41 BAPS, with Allison's 27 next

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If there is any foul/yellow/red card given during the phase between a penalty incident and the VAR review, will the card stand?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Depends on the referee that day

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          What does the rules say, any idea?

    • pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is Jesus a viable option going forward?

      Looking for a Martial replacement.

      1. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Surely Aguero will be back

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jesus for xmas period.

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      2 goals taken away and 2 pk's given to brighton, unreal this would never happen to united

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Probably would

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Haha klopp close to doing a Keegan

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Klopp literally having a live argument with the BT interviewer hahahahahaha

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        i need to watch this

        1. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It was fun

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Oh this Klopp interview is great. Wasn't expecting the interviewer to bite back, but in fairness they're both right.

      Great little debate.

    • mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KWP or Targett on WC?

      1. marcos11
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Targett has better fixtures

      2. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My template rating went from 32 to 52 in a week!

        What players made the difference?

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Pep confirms Kun setback in training. Jesus essential against Fulham imo

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Would've been nice to know before the deadline. Probably would've got Jesus over Vardy.

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Aguero is done, body is finished.

      4. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        There is a good chance Mendy doesn't make it over 30mins

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nothing against him but that would be lovely...

      5. The Chosen One...
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Salah extra 2 captaincy points for being subbed off 😎

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yas. Stay positive my friend. I like it

      6. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My sh*tty defence tactic working out pretty well so far...

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Go Lewis!

      7. GlasgowFF
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is there anyone who watched the Liverpool game that can remember if Jota had a shot on target in the 1st half? Have 20 quid at 4/1 to have shot on target both halfs and it is still not settled. He scored 2nd so it's just the first I'm interested in.

        1. PremKraut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I don't think he had another shot on target.

        2. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Liverpool had one shot on target in the first half. It was Minamino.

      8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        As a Cancelo owner now hoping for Burnley to score to make me feel better lol even though it won't affect rank much actually hurt me as I have KDB

        But is there any hope with no Laporte for that lol?

      9. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Another huge rant from Klopp about the schedule.

      10. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Players welfare?! Get a grip.

      11. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        All the people on here calling Klopp a turd but if it was their own team they’d be complaining too. Hypocritical behaviour

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          This

          So much this