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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. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    sterling coming on

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Inevitable that Saka goes berserk after I picked Gundo over him in the end

    1. Pad Randa
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      I'd be good with that. But for all my luck it'll be ESR...

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Sterling settler inc.

  4. Milkman Bruno
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Come on Sterling. Sterling goal and Cancelo assist would be amazeballs

    • Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      It takes skill to Captain the lowest scorer in your team

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Seriously though, how are Brighton playing this well? Dunk pinging 30 yard balls to feet

      Sterling on

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Sterling hatty confirmed. Mark knows

    • LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Sterling looks pissed!!!

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Too much meds

    • Milkman Bruno
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        De Bruyne dispossessed. Get him off he is knackered.

      • yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        At least I have Brewnaldinho coming in for Sterling

        1. Milkman Bruno
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Sterling is coming on

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Not anymore.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Foden subbed?

          Pep should be taking Jesus off.

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Bernardo Silva is beautiful to watch

        4. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Foden off Sterling on

        5. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Raz 1pter hopefully.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Yes please 🙂

        6. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Kevin wins it and loses it almost immediately. Useless.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            He basically signalled to Pep to sub him about 15 mins ago after his final lung bursting run

            Hunched the shoulders, head down, back to the play for a few seconds the hands on legs huffing & puffing

            Needs a set piece for points at this stage

        7. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Cancelo has been crap

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Are we watching the same game?

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 14 hours ago

              Attacking yes but given the ball away so many times

        8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Foden definitely no-looked that goal

          Cheeky

        9. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Surely now Sterling wide and Jesus to 9

        10. Pad Randa
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          HOW is Zinchenko on for 2 BAPs?

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Yeah what? He’s been awful

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            How do you think

          3. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Not missing big chances.

            1. Pad Randa
              • 9 Years
              13 days, 14 hours ago

              Hasn't made a single tackle that I've seen, either, though...

        11. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Sterling dive incoming

        12. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Kick someone, Zinchenko.

          1. Pad Randa
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Please!

        13. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Prediction: KDB won’t play both games in gw19

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

            He will.

            The FAC draws always help for his rests.

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

          OLD RANK
          114,181
          NEW RANK PRE-AUTOSUBS
          113,965
          NEW RANK POST-AUTOSUBS
          114,940

          I know midway through a GW but moving through treacle is the story of my GW

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Very subtle brag

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

              So subtle that it was totally unintentional!

            2. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 14 hours ago

              Is a 100k rank something to brag about these days?

              Maybe I have hope after all.

        15. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          City need a 27 year old aguero.

        16. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Kevin de crap

        17. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Why do defenders just let Sterling walk into the box and shoot, get tight FFS

        18. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          I have no city players for dgw. I'm alright with that.

        19. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Kane explosion imminent

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            This!

        20. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          So annoyed I didn't stick with my gut and go Kane, I'm a bloody sheep

        21. MOZIL
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          KDB only scored 3 goals this season, bad captain choice