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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. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Only 5 more goals to go...

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2 actually

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Final score prediction!

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Was the bus late?

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

    If that counted, what a terrible mistake that would have been...

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    jesus header onto torres head

    offside, ruled out

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

      Mahrez chance created??

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Burnley are shocking

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

      Will stay up because Fulham, WBA, Sheffield Utd, Palace are worse.

      Brighton, West Ham and Newcastle will go on their long losing runs too at some point.

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

        Aye, the bottom 3 mentioned will defs escape the drop...

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

    Not a goal but peacock's flapping all over the place

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

      Thats what they do

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

        😉

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

          🙂

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

        Good 'keeper. Just needs confidence. #GAWA

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Tough inauguration game - wouldn't like to be in his boots

    2. Bada Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He looks like a sunday league keeper. This could get very ugly.

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

        Treated for PTSD after today

  5. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Do we think Grealish > Jota could be the way to go soon?

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm going to do it when Villa play Wolves.

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

      Grealish 61 pts to Jota 45. I’m not keen on it

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’m getting twitchy...

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mahrez assist

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      nope

  7. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pretty unlikely Cancelo shows up for a single point isn't it?

    Mitchell and Lamptey are my bench defenders

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

      i'd say it's pretty likely tbh! Mendy not fully fit?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good point - fingers crossed.

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

      I own him so pretty sure he’s going to turn up for a 1 pointer to ruin someone on my bench whose going to score well.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sorry mate, I'll be praying for that single, solitary point

  8. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Torres offside

  9. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    This keeper is gonna have nightmares after today!!

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    This new Burnley keeper is like a British Roberto.

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

      *irish

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

        Northern Ireland

  11. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mahrez is actually such a better player than Sterling technically. I say that as a Sterling owner

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Every 5th game... That's his problem.

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

    Peacock Farrell not likely to feature much

  13. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Oh so close

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

    ML leader has Jota Salah and Walker FFS

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

      And Vardy Captian

      RIP my team

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Change your ML 😉

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

      R u in charge of minileague. Remove him 😛

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

        lol

  15. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wonder how many fools will get Mahrez now for his regular 2 blanks and 1 benching next.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      45,674

    2. Jolly Good
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I just sold Mahrez to get KDB (c) after he gave me 8 pts in 4 games and lost 0.3 in value ..

  16. F4L
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    The Peacock is flapping

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Showing his true colours as a backup to Pope

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

    Hilarious goalkeeping regardless!

  18. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Peacock-Farrell entering Ben Hamer and Ricardo (West Ham) territory here.

  19. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    No VAR check for the offside

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He won’t play Burnley every week

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No he's up against the mighty Fulham next week!

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I just got Torres (also have Kdb/sterling) for next game so I hope he stays under radar for now

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

    Mahrez essential?

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

      Never

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      After one game?

  21. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling could grab something off the bench but will he come on I wonder

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Been a while since a Mahrez wagon...

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

      Had him for all those blanks.

      Screw him and every other FPL player this season who has done sweet F A when I’ve had them and proceed to haul when I get rid.

  23. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hard to trust a keeper named Peacock Farrell

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      LOL

  24. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Burnley are sinking

  25. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kevin de Mahrez

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

    KDDBB can you hear me???
    1 assist is not enough

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

      This

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same here Mate

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

    Love Klopp, but hooking Salah instead of Minamino was a schoolboy error

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

    Mendy crosses are soo poor
    bring in Cancelo ffs

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      pep loves mendy, number 1 now

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      But Mendy is having a good game here to be honest

  29. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    any KDB C here ?