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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. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Wtf is Sterling taking the pen for?!?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Who knows
      Idiotic

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      Pep's rigging FPL, it's the only possible explanation.

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

      I was thinking maybe it was because KDB was fouled for the pen? Either way they need to scrap that system and just leave them all to KDB.

      Can't see Sterling stepping up to take the next one, any time soon 😆

  2. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Best moment of the season so far in FPL

  3. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Oh gosh!!

    That is brutal for Sterling owners. My condolences

  4. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Should have been KDB 16 points
    Would have been KDB 6-8 points

    Nothing!

    FU Raheem!!

  5. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    I was only joking.....

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

    KDB C and Sterling - thanks dude legend

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

    What the actual f.. kdb?!?! Raheem should never hit another pen for city.

  8. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    WHY KEVIN WHYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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

    Thank you clean sheet gods...

  10. Waynoo
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Lmao

  11. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Minus points for Sterling lol

  12. Says
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Peno was so bad Sterling the currency actually fell against the Dollar after it

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

      😆

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

    Sterling is honestly one of the worst penalty takers I’ve ever seen.

    What the hell is this?

  14. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling, what on...?

  15. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Sterling +bps for clearance

  16. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kevin clearly doesn’t fancy them but that is a risk

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

    Why would KDB and Man City let someone that can barely kick a ball take a last minute penalty!?

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

    No more Make A Wish donations from Kev

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

    Get in Raheem!

  20. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    I mean...you give the pen to Sterling, you deserve to miss

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

    Full time.

    Shane on Sterling owners.

    Gundo fail but a much less expensive one 😉

  22. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Non Sterling/KDB owner, phew.

  23. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    F***** OFF STERLING

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    If KDB had taken it and scored, it would have been an extra 16 points for cappers :/

  25. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    As a KDB(c) and Sterling owner it just sums up my season

  26. Das Boot
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    lolol. class

  27. Party time
    8 months, 14 days ago

    Kdb channeling his inner Grealish

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

    Sterling's penalty was closer to the stadium roof than the crossbar. Laughable

  29. Drogo
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 14 days ago

    I hate this game - KDB(c) owner.

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

    That would been an 8 point swing

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 14 days ago

      and the rest(c) + Sterling