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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
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    sterling coming on

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

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

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

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

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling settler inc.

  4. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  5. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    It takes skill to Captain the lowest scorer in your team

  6. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

    Sterling on

  7. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling hatty confirmed. Mark knows

  8. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling looks pissed!!!

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Too much meds

  9. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 14 days ago

    De Bruyne dispossessed. Get him off he is knackered.

  10. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    At least I have Brewnaldinho coming in for Sterling

    1. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Sterling is coming on

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Not anymore.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Foden subbed?

    Pep should be taking Jesus off.

  12. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Bernardo Silva is beautiful to watch

  13. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Foden off Sterling on

  14. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Raz 1pter hopefully.

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Yes please 🙂

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kevin wins it and loses it almost immediately. Useless.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days 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

  16. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Cancelo has been crap

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

      Are we watching the same game?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        Attacking yes but given the ball away so many times

  17. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Foden definitely no-looked that goal

    Cheeky

  18. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Surely now Sterling wide and Jesus to 9

  19. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    HOW is Zinchenko on for 2 BAPs?

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

      Yeah what? He’s been awful

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      How do you think

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Not missing big chances.

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

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

  20. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling dive incoming

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kick someone, Zinchenko.

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Please!

  22. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Prediction: KDB won’t play both games in gw19

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      He will.

      The FAC draws always help for his rests.

  23. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Very subtle brag

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

        So subtle that it was totally unintentional!

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 14 days ago

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

        Maybe I have hope after all.

  24. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    City need a 27 year old aguero.

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kevin de crap

  26. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  27. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  28. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kane explosion imminent

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      This!

  29. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

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

  30. MOZIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    KDB only scored 3 goals this season, bad captain choice