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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. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Knew as soon as he said sterling was hitting.

    The man is crap at striking a football.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      And why on earth it was given to him ... God knows!

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    That is painful viewing as a KDB captainer, wtf

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    KDB (c) no penalty/assist and Cancelo loses his bonus
    Most of ML rivals have Kane or Son (c)
    Greeeeaaaaatttt
    All the Man City fans on Bluemoon were so confident they would score 5+ goals!

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    At least the people who dont even think for themselves and just copied Mark's team got punished.

  5. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Thank you Phil x

  6. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Well, at least I didn't gut my team for Raz. Would have probably captained him, as well. Will take my 28 with five to go.

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Six to go, even.

    2. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Great score I’d say

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Eh. Not for FH, but it's OK.

    3. bitars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      As a KDB (c) the only comfort is the knowing that there are people who actually has Sterling as their captain.

    4. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      SHOCKING ENDING

      Sterling kicked the field goal for 3 points. It's good.

      As KDB (C) owner, furious right now but also comical, and confusing.

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lmao.. its so bad, you have to laugh about it.

    5. Breezyy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Kane and Son are going to go mental

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        They will surely punish KDB and Bruno C owners now yes.

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Let's see...

    6. aborg
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Even in Bein sports they are perplexed how Sterling was allowed to give the penalty since KDB was on the pitch and has not failed his last penalty !

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Game seen as over.

        Confidence boost.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He's flying high now

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Think he was just dead on his feet and Sterling was just on.

    7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Honestly didn’t think I could dislike Sterling as footballer any more. Proved me wrong

    8. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Any links to worst FH teams?

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Could come back a bit though

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Jan Sienkiewicz (most captain points in the league last season, writes the captain sensible articles on here) went Sterling (c) - doing ok apart from that
        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3904/event/18

    9. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Son and Kane owners who didn’t captain
      What we looking for here?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Kane 10 penalty misses and Son subbed with yellow card after 1 minute

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Entertainment, nothing else can be done ...

      3. Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Blank

      4. Coffee Prince
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        More Kane, less Son

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I was thinking that

      5. elwardio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Limited score from Kane - rivals have captained

    10. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Drama finish

      KDB don't take penalty, potentially have an assist. Sterling should score from nowhere, and shoot the penalty kick to the sky, negative point now.

      How can it be...

    11. tbos83
        2 months, 27 days ago

        As a KdB capper I'm baffled and annoyed but this is tempered by the knowledge that so many will have brought Sterling in this week. Ahahahahahaha

      • Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        ridiculous but kind of funny.
        KdB (c) here

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Agreed. A memorable ff moment in the last minutes of a big game in a big gameweek. Kdb C for me as well

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Whinging is next level on here. I've had 5 captain blanks in a row. Absolutely buzzing with my KDB assist.

      • Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sterling has missed 3 of 4 premier pens wow !!

      • Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        why the hell didn't KDB take the Pen. Sterling you *******

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Maybe he wanted the assist?

      • Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        sterling kicked the ball over the bar from a penalty ,would have been a kdb assist.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah we know but thanks for the update 🙂

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Source?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            You need one ?
            I mean .... Raz is quite capable of doing that

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It’s about your time to shine Harry!!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          All this.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I have a feeling KDB would have missed it anyway since he's been missing shots from that range for weeks.

        Thank your Raz!

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I blame Pep

      • AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Went KDB (c) and Sterling double up. Unbelievable.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        FH going well so far! AWB Dias Cancelo Rashford KDB, only Penandes has blanked so far

      • Canarinha
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        One thing is FOR SURE

        Kevin is definitely a better option than Jesus and Aguero right now at thst center forward spot.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Probably would get more points assisting from midfield imo can’t hit the target from inside the box 😆

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Also city defensive double up much better value than attacking

        2. Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Not surprised Sterling missed that .
          More surprised KDB let him take it .

          1. Canarinha
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He knows Sterling needs a boost in confidence.

            Thats a captain trying to take charge and motivate the whole team

            But 1-0 up seemed a bit risky though

        3. Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          SICK AS A DOG!! Sterling on for a cameo, KDB wins pen, pen given to Raheem, a gtd De Bruyne assist and Sterling goal saving me? Obviously not, what a muppet!! -1pt fantastic!!

        4. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          KDB and Sterling owners might as well sell all their sofas becuase

          They have ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE to hide

        5. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Anyone own Sterling?

          1. bazbestos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah and I captained him. That penalty miss just cost me 20 points as I also have KDB.

            1. The Road to Turfdom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              feel for you, DB (C) and sterling for me too