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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. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    At 3-0 up I get that decision, but at 1-0 and giving it to someone who is stealing a living as a professional footballer, that is madness.

  2. Mrcjcullen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    I’m KDB captainer but I can’t stop

    1. Mrcjcullen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Laughing

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    I give up, WTF was that

  4. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Well that’s a kick in the KDB nuts, that would have been another 14points for us cappers

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Actually more

  5. Waynoo
    • 7 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    The funniest moment of the season

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

    3 - Foden (35)
    2 - Zinchenko (33)
    1 - Dias (30)

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Typical for Dias to edge ahead of Cancelo after the opposite has been happening all season.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Zero baps from trip City for me then.

  7. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    That’s very annoying as a kdb captine

  8. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    This Sterling PK miss is crazy

  9. Party time
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Wow! What an epic finish to that game.

    Lmaoooo

  10. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    FPL was made to troll us

  11. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Surely KDB earned a bap for that?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      For generosity?

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

      Not even close

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    This is absolutely everything that you have never wished for!

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

    Screw Sterling and screw KDB for that

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Hard to see United or City winning the league with these sorts of performances.

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

    18 point probable swing if KdB scored that?

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

      16 sorry

    2. The Point About It Is
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      In all the other multi-verses, KDB takes the penalty and scores.
      Why am I in this one?

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

        True story 😆

  16. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Utterly pathetic

  17. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 13 hours ago

    Come on Kane(C). Lets punish those casuals who C KdB.

  18. Il Capitano
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Why

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

      Foden 3
      Zinchenko 2
      Dias 1

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

      Not a single sighting of Raz in my ML. Shame.

    • hueycho
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 13 hours ago

      Oh my days, city r joke

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

      imagine wrecking your free hit team to get sterling to see that

      1. Milkman Bruno
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          Luckily I didn’t use my FH. Only problem is I can’t see him playing for the dgw now.

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

        We should get to see Sterling's penalty land in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a few minutes

      3. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        Anyone who own KDB and Sterling know what’s coming next.

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

        FPL is something else this season 😆

      5. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        Only the plus side
        I got Gundogan as 3rd City, not Sterling

      6. Party time
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        Why didn’t kdb take the pen?

        Wow... Unbelievable

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

          Crazy, could have cost them the game

      7. Milkman Bruno
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          I own Sterling, Dias and Cancelo. One of my rivals capped Sterling. I’m happy with that result.

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

          Wow Sterling owners in bits, awful player IMO mind

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          We need to get a petition going for penalties won points, regardless of whether it’s converted or not

          1. DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 13 hours ago

            Desperate

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 13 hours ago

              Didn’t even captain KdB, I can just see how it should be rewarded really

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

            Agreed, and I had Bruno (c).

          3. Ode
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 13 hours ago

            Bruno would be OP then

          4. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 13 hours ago

            Lol. Behave.