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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Whats Foden’s 10k ownership like?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do you mean effective ownership?

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        5.47% EO. Similar to Sterling.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ta

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks for sharing it. But I was literally going to give him this number once he confirmed it was EO that he wanted to know.

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I gotta trust my gut more... nice Foden goal.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nothing better than a gut call paying off!

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Think he went template instead

          2. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hopefully Bellyrin scores tomorrow then

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Well done

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I didn't have him 🙁 Although I was one of his bigger supporters early in the week. I went Rashford over him.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Kdb limping

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nooooooooo

          • Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            They'll sort him out at HT

          • CRO KLOPP
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            He is fine

        2. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cancelo isnt looking very good today.
          Hope he gets to the 60min.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yep, made a few errors
            Might get hauled at HT 🙁

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah, first time I’ve watched him and thought that. Also the first time Iv’e owned him

          3. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Where did all that pre-match Cancelo love go? Lol.

        3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          F off Ben white.

        4. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

        5. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden is quality

        6. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Knew it I. d better get Foden over Jesus this FHGW..

        7. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          KDB ASSISTTTTTTTTT

        8. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Well done Fodder owners.

        9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jeez that was silky from Fodinho

          Ultra cool finish, Pepmwould have loved the nonchalance

          1. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            GK was sleeping

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Watch it closely, didn't mean to place it there at all, very lucky

            1. Hooky
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I think you're right. He was actually aiming for the keeper

        10. Orion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          City squad is trolling more than Pep himself

        11. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Once again, is Foden a good option for DGW19?

        12. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Now pls rest sterling for this game

        13. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No KDB assist?

        14. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Claretparrot with KdB and Foden! What a season he’s having!

          1. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good to see he's backing up his chat

        15. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ben White was so lame there haha

        16. HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          KDB captainers unite

        17. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Would definitely have tried to fit Foden in if he was a sure fire starter tbf. Fair play to anyone who did

        18. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Backed Foden before this match plenty of times. Thanks for proving me right Phil you absolute BEAUTYYYYY

        19. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ffs. Sold Foden 10 gws ago

        20. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Still a KDB (c) fail as it stands

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any return is not a fail
            Bruno would have been

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              This...

          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Only if Kane goes mad

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            When you are kopling at Bruno 2 pointer then i would say otherwise.

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Looking..

        21. Ode
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Beautiful touch from Foden, ball glued to his feet

        22. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Bring Sterling on! For KdB!

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Best joke I've heard all week 😆

        23. Labile
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Foden is City’s top scorer

        24. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          We’d all have Foden, but Sterling “fit” put us all off 🙁

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lol. Cowards on here were stuck on double City defense with a 6 point ceiling for Dias/Stones

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You got that right... I was a coward this week.

        25. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fodinho is a BEAST what a king love this man so much

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Great scuff

        26. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Owning Foden weeks 3-14 was far too ahead of the curve.

        27. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ...and so the Foden trap begins
          Everyone will bring him in and Pep will bench him for both games of the DGW

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Never again

        28. GROBARI
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Jesus... I sold Foden 58 gws ago....

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Foden. I sold Jesus 85 GWs ago.