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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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1,818 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    jesus playing lm whilst sterling on the bench 😆

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

      This

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bald fraud

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sterling started warming up in the 4th minute... he’s still there - big slap in the face from Pep that

    What has he done...

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

      Just recovered from not being fit.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Physio recommended a 78 minute warmup

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    KDB won't play Chelsea every week unfortunately..!

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

    Pep puts Jesus on in the wing instead of Sterling... Sterling out of favour!?

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

    Lots of blasphemy on here. Smite the non believers

  6. TheBiffas
      1 month, 18 days ago

      sou v leeds postponed

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

        Hot topic

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        unconfirmed

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Confirmed

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

            damn, had my double gameweek team all set with no hits.

    • Crashjct
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Who is the best DCL replacement with 8.2 M to spend?

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Depends. If short-term, Cavani is a decent shout.

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

        Antonio

    • The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Has Jesus kept the ball long enough to make a pass yet?

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pep is not even playing him as a striker!

        1. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He really is making a fool of himself out on the wing

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Saints Leeds off then

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Leeds fixtures were so good for this dgw what a shame. Oh well.

    • MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Any news on McCarthy coming back for gw19?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He's back in training. Give the Scout Tweets a read.

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

        For his one game away v Leicester

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          They have leeds away too, for what it’s worth. Anyway he’s all I have 🙁

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

            Postponed

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

            That games been cancelled mate

            1. MSTRKRFTSMN
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Great. Cheers lads

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

              .... wait a minute.... penny just dropped Thad my 3 leeds players are screwed by that too

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

      Oh FFS commentator just put his curse on the clean sheet

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

      Hard to believe Pep is still naive enough to believe in Jesus.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Game’s finished

      😉

    • KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This game is really putting me off KDB TC on 19.

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

        If Salah looked better I wouldn't even captain him. But he still looks the best out of him, Salah and Bruno so he gets the armband. Never going to TC.

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

          It’s a good week to play the chip no? Even if not on KDB, maybe Robby

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

      Just kill the City CS already quit dragging it out Brighton FFS

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Who's Zinchenko paying to gain all these bps?

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Treble 6 points for my city assets so far doesn't look like a good omen...

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      World Class touch block from Stones

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

      this is comical from city

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Great clearance by big Dan Byrne.

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

      Grealish dropping again tonight. Thinking of Grealish to Salah, Kane to Antonio but have exact money. Worth the early transfer (after the Spurs game, of course).

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why would you wait for the Spurs game if you are transferring Kane out?

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

          Just in case Son gets injured. Would change my plans.

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

        Is Villa vs Everton off?

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

          Not confirmed, but looks likely.

      3. Fantasydreamer
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Small chance that spurs may get villa as a double - (see Ben creaking Twitter)

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

          Or crellin!

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

      Rodri has had a shocker. City DM non existent all game

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      LDB > Salah?

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

        Lol De Bruyne?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Lame De Bruyne

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

      City just playing themselves into trouble now.

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

      City HOOOLLLDDD

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

        Please...

    • Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      FPL confirm Saints vs Leeds postponement.

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

        Did ages ago

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Just one goal, Gundo or Kev

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wtf is up with City now? No killer instinct any longer

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        don't have the same quality of player than they used to have

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

      Quit fooling around and leaving it 1-1 like West Brom ffs