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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. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This guy in my mini league played his Wildcard

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3158654/event/18

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He's ranked quite highly too

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, I may catch him with a bit of luck

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          League leader is 3000th though

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What the hell

    3. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wow... I must be really crap at fpl, seeing players like this 900k places ahead of me..

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ive said it before and I'll say it again. SEASON OF THE CASUAL.

      If anyone denies it at this point they are lucky casuals themselves

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You've been saying this for 3 seasons now.

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          *6

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Say it in his sleep ... in the shower ... on the job with the Mrs.

    5. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Needs a clue

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wow this is brilliant! Talk about ‘wasting your wildcard’

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Time for the main course

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I captained KDB and of course lack of points is frustrating but he had so many chances and won a pen, could have been a mega haul, right choice IMO

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Its always the same story for kdb. I learned my lesson never to captain him again

      1. Bobby
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Reminds me of haz under sarriball. Pulls all the strings but nobody to capitalise (plus he can't finish like haz at the moment)

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

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

    They have ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE to hide

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      😆 muhahahaha

    2. tbos83
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The latter yes, the former no. Disappointing but no disastrous.

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Oooh scary ... Son sure showed us!

    3. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      At least after this we can certainly say that KDB will remain on penalties from now on !

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Raz is sh.t ! 😆

    5. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      16 points blocked. FPL really does know how to trigger you doesn’t it

    6. Canarinha
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      From a top asset to a big flop in just 2 years.... amazing Sterling bravo

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Still no Cancelo's attacking return folks? Is it coming? 😆

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm half glad it didn't come when a ton of people had him on the fh..
        Points bonanza in the dbl coming up!

      2. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Listen. Enjoy the clean sheet and 'potential' for attacking returns at that price. When you buy into city defence at least he is starting and getting cleanies which is nice.

        Looks dangerous at times. Unfortunate not to have picked up more assists though. I would say hold or go for someone who is more a goal threat too perhaps.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He gets plenty of big chances, not many defenders can compete with his goal threat. It's coming.

      3. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fired one from the top of the box that would have won me my cup match

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        It's mind boggling that he has the same amount of attacking returns this season as Rob Holding!

    8. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Saved all my chips. Damage control worked well for me. Only two points of Top10k average.
      ML rivals in check.

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Don't celebrate until after Arsenal

        The FHers are Arsenal lovers.

    9. NoSalah'd
        1 month, 18 days ago

        For next week, how does Zouma and Kane to Cancelo and Kane sound for a -4?

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Kane in and out for a -4..

          Its a no from me.

        2. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Kane to Kane seems a bit sideways

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Not if he's captaining him 🙂

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        City is a joke team with no history . Owner is an oil merchant who spends loads of cash to get them where they are . Joke club imo

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No history??

        2. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The comments of a bitter man

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No history, how do you work that one out exactly? You do realise City won a trophy (FA Cup no less) before the other side of Manchester ever did. Of course you don't, because you spout bitter nonsense.

      • yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What a waste of a FH

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I disagree. Not sure your haul but it was the strategic thing to do for that week if you could barely field a squad.

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That Sterling pen tho 😆

        Lmaooo. Poor man’s Nathan Dyer

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How was he allowed to take it? That's 75% of penalties he has taken at City he has now missed. When he stepped up, fully expected him to miss because he is bad at them for christ sake. If Brighton went up the other side of pitch and equalised then KDB and/or Pep would have egg on their face for allowing it to happen.

      • HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It's even more confounding because it was KDB who was hauled down. Not like it was Foden or Gundo and they go another way.

        My guess is KDB let him have it, maybe to get him going which is honourable. Too bad it looked more like a centre backs clearance than a shot on goal.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          KDB was knackered. Anybody notice? I have never seen him with hands on knees before.

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Seen him like that plenty before, used to concern me but then he looks fine the next game.

        2. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'd guess so too, very unprofessional if so. Points could easily have been dropped off the back of that poor decision.

      • Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        lets have a kane blank!!!!!

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No chance of that. He's about to break the scoreboard.

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        How is everyone feeling with their chip use this week?

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          OK, so so.

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          FH. On 41 pts from 6.

          Happy.

        3. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Glad I saved it for later.

          It's tucked away for a big DGW

        4. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The same as 64% of punters

        5. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Didn't play free hit (only had 6 players plus brewster and Mitchell who don't count). Still think I'll end up 20 points down.

        6. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          28 from 6 (counting KdB (c))... I guess I'm OK? Would have had Dias (6), KdB (12), Bruno (2), Wilson, Mitchell (?) and Kane (?) with nobody left to go.

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'd only have had Bruno, Son & Cancelo so would have been difficult not to gain 30+ on that on a FH.

        8. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Pretty good 39 with 4 to go and set up nicely for the double next week

        9. Bis_78
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Rubbish:
          I went with Rashford + Lacazette, then changed last minute to Sterling + Wilson

      • djman102
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So far my FH has gained me...2 points. Lloris and Triple Arsenal left to salvage something from it.

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Those last few minutes were like a parody of a captain fail

      • elwardio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Happy with the clean sheets and assist, but on another day that could have been a monster haul for kdb (c), cancelo and stones. Ah well

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Legend.

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Just need son and Kane to blank now.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Same. Almost feels any player who scores for me score for my rivals too

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I am beating many Wild Carders and FH's with just 6 players!

        Ha

        My mini league sucks then, only one guy in the top-50K.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Anyone in the top 1 mil will probably know how to play the game.

      • elwardio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        All I want from this game is entertainment and a Fulham goal

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Just tuned in, Kane started! Excellent!

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Wildcarding for GW18 and getting rid of all of my double Villa, double Leeds and DCL is looking a decent move now (short term thinking at least).

      • OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Me V.s my cup rival
        Lacazette v.s Saka + 4 pts
        Who Gonna win ?

      • Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What would you do with this lot?

        Martinez
        Dias - James - Robertson - Coufal
        Soucek - Son - Grealish - Salah - Fernandes
        Bamford
        (Peacock-Farrell) (DCL - Dallas - Brewster)

        1 FT - 2.3 million ITB

        Just need a fresh mind on us this guy's. Cheers in advance. 🙂

      • Bis_78
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A) Soucek
        B) Foden