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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. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Stop aiming for the goalie KdB

  2. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    KDB forgot his shooting boot on ffs

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

    FFS just hit it low across the keeper, simple

  4. Lost in fantasy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Antonio as captain a good option for dgw19?

    It's a risk but maybe a risk forth taking?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good option if you don't have KDB Bruno Salah Vardy

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Oh come on KDB just score

  6. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    KDB with 1 open play xg overall this half and no goal, finished player

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lol

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Wonder what FPL final score KDB could get if he could finish?

    Not seen many worse at the levels he’s at in every other department

  8. JayLegend
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    City struggle to score for 60 mins, Brighton 1-0 and bus parked incoming...

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Raz haul incoming...

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hi.

  9. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    He’s a better assister than goal scorer that KDB

  10. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who remembers when Bernardo was good

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I know right? What’s happened to him

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The Mendy stuff on twitter and lockdown.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pep

  11. tuturututu
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB just can't finish

    • KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      this game needs raz

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        How does that improve things? He’s useless

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      How soon is too soon for KDB captain fail shout-out?

    • Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Everyone around me in my MLs has captained Son or Kane. This was a week to get an advantage from KDB(c). Hopefully City pick up in the second half.

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dont bank on it, they’re shaite

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fulham is a decent fixture tbh.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      When I don't own KDB he hauls.

      When I own him and captain him he blanks.

      All the time

      1. Whatever100
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Just like my roulette! I back Reds and the ball falls in Black. Then vice versa. The trick is to stay on Reds.

      2. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Please don't own him anymore. Take one for the team

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cancelo should have gone down

    • Leeds v Southampton postponed...
      G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Southampton v Leeds is now officially off...

      "Southampton v Shrewsbury Town FA cup 3rd round tie re-arranged for next Tuesday. Leeds Utd v Soton in the Premier League on Wednesday 20th postponed as a result."

      https://twitter.com/Iandennisbbc/status/1349408380620845056?s=20

      How does this affect your DGW19 plans and how will you now approach the week ahead???

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Aaahh bugger

      2. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        damn

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Wow

      4. Labile
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Will get rid of Adams but keep Bamford

      5. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bamford fire sale.

        1. tambourineman
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He's currently top for transfers in

      6. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dallas and Bamford 🙁 owner

      7. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Boom!

        Glad I didn't go all in on Leeds. Just need to get rid of Adams now and can bench Bamford.

      8. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Shrewsbury should do the right thing and forfeit the game.

      9. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Keep Bam but shift Adams.

      10. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Wtf..
        Scrap the fa cup this year..
        Or play u23 please..

      11. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        All that planning. This season is a waste

      12. alfoir
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Leaves me with a real dilemma.

        A) -4 Son, DCL -> KDB, 5.4 striker. Would give me at least eight doubles with Bamford, Kane and either the 5.4 striker or KWP my 11th.

        B) -8 KWP, Son, DCL -> Stones, KDB, 5.1 striker that is benched, 4-4-2 with all but Bamford and Kane double.

        C) -8 Mitchell, Bissouma, DCL -> Stones, Gundogan, playing 5.7 striker and bench boost with all but KWP, Son, Bamford and Kane on doubles.

        Note I have Martinez too, so he could also move to a single. Which has me leaning on B.

      13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Will keep Dallas & Bamford but may start Smith-Rowe ahead of Dallas

      14. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Really messes everything up, have 3 leeds and 2 southampton. Have to scrap BB now and probably take a hit to get KDB. Will probably define my season

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          same boat with 3 Leeds. I'm gonna avoid KDB and gamble without! F^ck this season

        2. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm the same. Slightly tempted to BB anyway.

      15. hewittj1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I currently own Bamford, Rodrigo and Dallas. I'm going to have to shift one of them for a player who doubles in 19. The only feasible replacement I can see currently is Bamford -> Antonio. Haller has now left, Antonio played 90 mins in the cup

        1. hewittj1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          oh yeah, and BB is now off the cards (i previously had 13 doublers, now i would have 10) so eyeing the TC chip instead

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            TC is a possibility for me too instead of BB.

            Might just stick it on KDB and see what happens...

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB currently on -3 bps

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why did I Captain FrauDB.. Bruno and Pogba showing him levels last night as per

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He's having a ball game. Best player on the field.

        Him and Rashford are standouts this week. They may not get more than 12 points together, but that's the breaks.

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB aims straight at the keeper all the ti

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        *time

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

      Cancelo and KDB are essential

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      City social distancing from goals

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      OMG foden

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KDB ASSIST

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Foden G
      KDB A

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zambian witch doctor with a brand new spell. This time it is kdb in the bottle

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kdb assist

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Foden wagon an unstoppable run away mine train

    • hueycho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Assisssst!!!

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        GET IN MY CAPTAIN! (and everyone else's lol)

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Kane says hi lol

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Shhhh! 😆

    • dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Brighton showing their best fighting spirit so far this season. Shame it is when I got 3 Man City players on FH 😀