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

    Terrified of Kane/Son now as a owner but KDBfail captainer

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      I reckon Son is the only beneficiary of this game

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

        Hope so. Would take a Kane blank, Son G and CS w/ saves for Lloris

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

      Every point a red arrow for you

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

        Pretty much... sadly

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

      Points from both will propel me to the top of my league's!

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

    Drossard casuals in tears

  3. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Foden off early, set to start vs Crystal Palace.

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

      Oh boy

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

    Has to be a Veltman second yellow surely?

  5. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Get a 6th save Sanchez.

  6. UKG
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    Got to feel for Sterling cappers.

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

    Wht the fk is City playing all these lob passes every.single.ball?

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

    Pebbles looking like a completely different player with a rock like Dias beside him.

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

    3 - Foden (35)
    2 - Zinchenko (33)
    1 - Cancelo, Dias (29)

    Stones (28)

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 14 hours ago

      Can Zinchenko kindly get a red card please

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

      Noice...

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

    Man City CS about to be busted?

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

      Not after last week pleeeaaassseee

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

    Big fight for 1bp
    Cancelo 29bps
    Dias 29bps
    Stones 28bps

  12. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 14 hours ago

    City dont deserve to win this game

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

      Common trend with Manc teams.

  13. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Cmon brighton!!

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

    These Brighton corners are terrible. At least get it into the box past the first man.

  15. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    HOOOOOOOLD

  16. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    I CANT TAKE THIS, GET THE BALL AWAY

  17. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Sterling nailed for both DGW games?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Never is

  18. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Rather have 12 points on the board from my captain

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      I’ll update this shortly

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    1 manager in the top 10k tripled up on Zinchenko + Dias + Cancelo

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

      Stonks

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

      Just reminded me I've got triple on fan team.

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

    McManaman is clueless, bore off

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

    Game’s done. Annoying to have only 1 assist from 3 players including captain in this. So close to soooo many more points

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Who are your 3 players ??

  22. Drogo
    • 8 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    I thought I would go for KDB for captain on GW 19.. now I am not so sure.

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

      Only leaves Salah.

      1. Drogo
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        Afraid so. I had Salah on GW 15, 16 and 17 - he blanked all of them.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Still a great choice for captain

  23. Pad Randa
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Come on, Stones, do something useful.

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

    Gundo A KDB G all we need

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

    Cancelo City's furthest forward player. Essential

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB Pen time!

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    pen city

  28. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Need a city pen.

  29. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Penalty

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

    Man City penalty.