Dugout Discussion

De Bruyne continues in false-nine role for Man City against Brighton

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) is set to continue in a false nine role for Manchester City with Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) left on the bench for the game against Brighton.

The mercurial Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) and in-form Phil Foden (£6.2m) will flank the German, with no room for Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) in the starting XI.

Behind De Bruyne is budget midfield favourite Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m), with Rodri (£5.4m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m).

Pep Guardiola has stuck with the same back four with John Stones (£5.0m) and Ruben Dias (£5.8m) at centre-back. Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Joao Cancelo (£5.8m) continue at full-back.

Ederson (£6.0m) returns in goal, replacing Zack Steffen (£4.4m).

Graham Potter has yet again had Fantasy Premier League managers tearing their hair out with another much changed lineup.

Classed as a midfielder on the game, Percy Tau (£5.5m) looks to be making his Premier League debut up-front, supported by Leandro Trossard (£5.7m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m).

With the impressive Yves Bissouma (£4.5m) suspended, Davy Propper (£4.8m) comes into the side to partner Ben White (£4.4m) in centre midfield.

Bernardo (£3.9m) and Joel Veltman (£4.3m) lineup at wing-back. Adam Webster (£4.4m), Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) and Dan Burn (£4.2m) are the three centre-halves.

Robert Sanchez (£4.4m) keeps his place in goal.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Foden; Bernardo Silva

Brighton XI: Sanchez; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo, Veltman; Propper, White, Mac Allister, Trossard; Tau

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1,818 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    De Bruyneeee!!!!!

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    KDB(C) LETS GO!

  3. Dele
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Pep is a clown

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Peppo the clown

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      He’s picking the form team, for once.

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Well , no. Sterling had returns in previous GWs unlike Mahrez.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          He hasn’t looked great though. But yeah, not sure why Mahrez over Sterling tbh.

  4. Sean
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Mahrez starting wasn't in the script was it?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      He gets a double digit haul every 7th GW

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Went for a 1 week punt on Foden but Mahrez was considered as well - let's see who fares better!

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        ML rival also went Foden and Mahrez ... got me worried

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          ooo - think that one might pay off unfortunately!

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      When on form he interlinks with Kevin well.

      Sterling can play his own game rather than for the team.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      I bet you he scores...

  5. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    It's depressing that when my City player starts my immediate thought is they'll be rested next gameweek

    1. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      It's a double ganeweek.. So chances are they play 1 game at least. Rested next game* maybe.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Just role with it...

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    And no false haul KDB, I need a real one.

  7. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Sterling not starting. KDB as a striker. If Sterling doesn't come in, as always Mark gets mega hauls from the bench

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      It's a 6 pointer from Bogle. That's not amazing or anything. He had Ampadu 2nd sub...

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        He'll get both subs for sure.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Would be very surprised if he doesn't come on.

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Leeds-Southampton being off has ruined the DGW plans...

    1. NejiHyuuga01
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      It's a TC Gameweek for me.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      If you have treble Saints fair, but Leeds are still great options vs BHA

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Wait what

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      i will still get bamford though and bench boost. can't afford vardy with salah

    5. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Has it been postponed?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        yes

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Source?

  9. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Nobody in my ML at least in the top 20 or so actually has Sterling (in their team or on a FH of which 80%+ did) - kind of strange that people on here picked him

  10. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Need a big performance from City to rise up the ladder

  11. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Sterling gang where you @

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Behind the sofa

  12. Mr Frost
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    I could of predicted that line up for you pre deadline 2 days ago, exactly what I said on here.

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Sure, but that’s bc you assumed sterling was a doubt

  13. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Talk that villa v Newcastle may be moved to dgw 19.

    Is that likely?

    Thanks

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Probably wont be confirmed either way before the deadline. Another crap shoot.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        So annoying with 3 villa and 3 Leeds on bb

  14. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Mark and Az have Raheem. Black box eh?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      They’ll be looking for the black box amongst the wreckage of their FH gameweek.

      1. Fit of Pique
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Double defense and KDB (C) monster haul. Make it happen boys.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Assisted by defenders? 🙂

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Yup. That's exactly what's needed. Will see off 40% of my week;y ML anyway.

    3. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      +5 goals from Gundogan

    4. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      I like your thinking.

  16. Dele
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    I can't keep up... which teams are actually left with a double next GW?

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Just look at the fixtures

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Truth is you don't really know until a day before or the match day itself.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Or two hours before, as Mourinho notes.

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Liverpool
      United
      Chelsea
      Fulham
      Burnley
      West Ham
      West Brom
      Leicester
      Villa (maybe)
      City

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm thinking Bamford v Brighton will score higher than a Villain v Everton and City.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Villa vs Everton is likely to be called off too.

    4. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Just click Auto pick, sit back and enjoy

  17. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    No KDB ahahahahahahha can’t wait!

  18. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Come on Dunk, thump in a goal and wipe them cleans.

  19. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    So are we keeping the Southampton and Leeds assets?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Why wouldn’t we?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah, I suppose their good to own in normal circumstances. What about the Villa boys? Grealish and Watkins want to stay in my team for ever with all the DGWs due for them

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Just Grealish and/or El Ghazi

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Any news? 3x Leeds and Adams...

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        none

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Ok. Need to wait until deadline anyways

  20. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Double Man City attack: Mark
    Double Man City defence: Jonty

    You know who you are.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Swords and shields

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    4 of the current top 5 in the world went Kane (c), the other went Son (c)
    KDB confirmed and 2G, 2A each for KSon confirmed

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Their luck is gonna turn around at some point

  22. JBG
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Might sell Dallas and Adams now, but keeping Bamford.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Reply fail.

    2. NejiHyuuga01
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      You just do not sell Dallas imo.

  23. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Damn just realised greedy old Mahrez is starting, that's bad for all City players

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      apart from Mahrez perhaps.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Definitely apart from him, no-one has him mind

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      KDB gets so frustrated with him at times - you can see there’s a bit of friction there between those two

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm surprised he gets away with being so greedy as the rest of the City squad play as a real team.

  24. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Pep: "Gabriel and Kyle played almost 90 minutes on Sunday and now another game three days later so I wanted to handle their situations (following their recovery from COV19)."

  25. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Southampton Leeds plssss continue I have 5 players there

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      It's off mate. Dead.

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Have we had confirmation ??

  26. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Is it worth taking a -8 hit for a bench boost?

    The transfers be:
    Steer > Johnstone
    Balbuena > Obgonna
    Bellerin > Stones

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Looks good

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Keep Bellerin for NEW

      Just do the others... maybe Dawson instead of Ogbonna

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Can't get Ogbonna unless I get the 0.1 from Bellerin to Stones lol. Dawson isn't nailed though is he?

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Just get coufal instead

          1. thepancakeman123
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Got Coufal already

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Thinking about -12. But not only for the DGW. Out Brewster, DCL, Balbuena and Mane to KdB.

      1. thepancakeman123
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Double figure minus seems a bit steep tbh lol,

  27. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Cup opponent: Holding + Davies + 18
    Me: Kdb(C), Cancelo, stones, Kane, Laca

    Surely I don't lose from here??

    1. Pad Randa
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm up against a guy who has Pope (c), Lundstram, Martial and Egan. Could go either way...

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        My oppo has picked Henderson(!!!) plus a couple of other gems ..... but he does have Keane.

        1. Pad Randa
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah, that dude has Hendo on the bench. But he's likely not touched it in weeks.

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Wtf..

        1. Pad Randa
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Dead team. VvD captain, Nick is (v).

  28. SuperDan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Yay or nay?

    Raphinha > Soucek (-4)

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      wait...

  29. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    What to expect from KDB C, Gundo and Dias? Hoping atleast 25

  30. rubberdignerapids
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Is this worth a BB guys?

    McCarthy / Adams / Lookman / Pieters

    or will do you think a KDB TC will yield a better return?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      watch tonight's match and decide

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      All depends on the LEE-SOU game. If that's off then I'd rather TC, and use BB when I can get all bench players playing a DGW.

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks- that's what I was thinking