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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well done Foden punters.

  2. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Foden and kdb(c)

    Dream combo for the goal!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Foden(c) and KDB owners disagree.

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 14 days ago

          They disagree from their ghost beds.

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if kdb won't continue.
      Lots of impact on this knee

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He should rest definitely

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Now Jesus will come a lil bit later in this game 🙁

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ampadu first on bench? Yeah I get it.

      2. djman102
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Well, I did go up slightly in rank with that KDB assist even without (c), so at my lowly levels...more, please!

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Same.. and thats as non foden owner.. seems any points from kdb a plus at 900k

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Your rank is probably somewhere around 1M

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Love that from Phil

        4. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Love when a player is good enough to just place it. Keeper could have been positioned better but still.
          Btw I don’t own Foden and not a City fan.

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That disclaimer was not necessary. Like, literally.

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Your "Like, literally" was not necessary

          2. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            KDB is probably gonna get another return if City manage to score 2 more goals. Sterling will come in for Mahrez or Bilva before the 60th min

          3. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cancelo is definitely getting subbed off. Absolutely horrific performance from my player.

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Haha good one

            2. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Very lively.

            3. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I’d agree sort of
              Example set by Pep

            4. Prison Mike
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Would of won a pen if he went down from that Burn challenge

            5. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I honestly would not be surprised. Please no...

          4. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            How bad was Sanchez positioning there though

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He’s awful

            2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ben White was awful here

          5. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            get KDB at half time as a precaution, preserve him for 19

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              This

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              KDB off*

            3. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I'll 2nd that

          6. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The thing that I’m most happy about is that Sanchez conceded
            Couldn’t take a CS as he’s in my team but not my free hit

          7. acidicleo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Phil Foden is now Manchester City's top scorer this season in all competitions, with eight.

            Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres are on seven each.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Still not fpl material

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Whisper it, but Foden and Gundogan might just be sufficient City coverage

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Wow - did not know this!

          8. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Damn, I considered getting Foden in on FH (as well as Gundogan, Bilva, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling, Cancelo and Ederson). Hopefully KDB(C), Dias and Stones can yield some decent returns.

          9. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Full respect for Camzy if he went Foden at the end

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I didn't. I should've trusted my gut! Went template with Rashford and double City defense instead.

              1. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Damn it

          10. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            22 points first 12 gws from foden ,got rid ,waste of time ,just get lost with your fraudulence ,fraudiola

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Maybe it is down to plater being out and in of form?

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

            That KdB assist is a red arrow unless you captained right?

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              for the moment yes

            2. djman102
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              If you're near the top 10K. I actually went up 10,000 places.

            3. Ode
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yes every point he gets is red

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

                Thanks all

          12. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The casuals owning Sterling (a 11.5m injury risk meh player) when you can own Foden (a 6m City's top scorer).

          13. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ach. I agonised over Foden vs Gundo. Obv went for the cheaper one

            1. Ode
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Gundo has looked more dangerous than Foden though

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Danger with no assists or goals is of no use!

          14. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Congrats to the people who were able to play FH and went for Phil. Perfect punt that, knew it, wish I could have

          15. jonnybhoy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            That southampton v leeds game has screwed up my plans

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Is it off?

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

                Yes

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ah crap.

                2. Jellyfish
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Is that confirmed?

          16. dee_top
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Guys, no city cover for DgW, is these moves worth -8?
            DCL+Son+Taylor —> 4.3+KdB(c)+Dias

          17. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Looking good for the cup for me
            Pretty dead team with Salah (c) Kane (vc) and 4 players total

          18. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Cancelo constantly in brilliant positions but will never get an attacking return.

          19. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Very happy with my triple City so far Cancelo, KDB (c) and FODEN! boom

            1. HellasLEAF
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Very nice. Went Ederson, Cancelo, KDB(C) myself on FH

              1. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Yea I think double defence easier way to city points, was hoping for an early goal and a 4-0

          20. HellasLEAF
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Anyone looking to get Kun in after quarantine?

            City are just not the same side without him and will provide a nice differential until the casuals catch on..

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He's not the same as he was before, fancy him tho

          21. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Sold Phil in GW7 or something FFS, feeling punished

          22. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Will Cancelo ever get an attacking return?

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Doesn't really look like it today.

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Just hope Pep doesn’t have a 59 minuter up his sleeve

            3. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              More to the point - will he get 60 minutes?

          23. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Playing/played so far:

            AWB, Bruno, Dias, Foden, KDB (c).

            Didn’t own any of them before FH so worth it already probably.

            1. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Apart from Bruno obviously

          24. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Need a goal now