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Guardiola wreaks havoc as Sterling, Cancelo and Stones all benched for Man City

Pep Guardiola has dealt Fantasy Premier League arguably the harshest blow of the season so far with his Gameweek 21 team-sheet.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m), Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) and John Stones (£5.2m) are all among the substitutes as Manchester City host Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m), Phil Foden (£6.3m) and Ruben Dias (£5.9m) hold onto their starting berths amid all the changes.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) returns to Manchester City’s line-up for the first time since the first match of Gameweek 19 while Foden and Ferran Torres (£6.9m) staff the flanks either side of him.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) comes in for Stones at centre-back with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Kyle Walker (£6.1m) on the left and right-hand side of defence respectively.

Sheffield United, as ever, line-up in a 3-5-2 formation with John Fleck (£5.6m), John Lundstram (£4.9m) and Oliver Norwood (£4.5m) in midfield while Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) and Oliver Burke (£4.2m) are up-front.

Also of encouragement for the Blades is a return on the bench for Oli McBurnie (£5.6m).

Manchester City are not the only team to rotate this afternoon as Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) drops to the bench for Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) to come in.

Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) and Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m) are paired up-front for Crystal Palace with Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) dropping back to replace Andros Townsend (£5.6m) on the flanks of midfield.

Ruben Neves (£5.2m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m) are on the bench for Wolves with João Moutinho (£5.2m) and new signing Willian José (£7.0m) come into the side.

Max Kilman (£4.0m) earns another start in the back-three while Romain Saïss (£5.0m) is not in the matchday squad.

West Bromwich Albion are in 5-4-1 for the meeting with Fulham featuring Robert Snodgrass (£5.7m) and Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) staffing the left and right-hand side of midfield.

And Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) is the fall-guy at Fulham, dropping to the bench so Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m) can lead their 3-4-2-1 formation.

Gameweek 21 Line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne; Zaha, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Eze; Ayew, Batshuayi.

Wolves XI: Patricio; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Hoever; Neto, Willian José, Podence.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Dias, Walker; B Silva, Fernandinho, Gündogan; Torres, Jesus, Foden.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Burke, Brewster.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Gibbs, Bartley, O’Shea, Ajayi, Furlong; M Pereira, Gallagher, Livermore, Snodgrass; C Robinson.

Fulham XI: Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; A Robinson, Anguissa, Lemina, De Cordova-Reid; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek; Mitrović.

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1,778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Oh my... this season is just meeeeeh..! 😐

  2. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Thanks Everton. Thanks for ruining my weekend.

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Jk

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Lewis 11 pointer as well!!

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Third on my bench 🙂

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    You're Welcome

    1. Adetro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Die-a-bollockal

  4. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    WTF is going on this season man??

  5. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Well that DLC punt went well...

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Hahah feel you, was worth it tho. Nothing is guaranteed you see all those man city benched..

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Managed to convince so many to get DCL and Digne. Saved FT myself.

    1. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Ultimate player

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        😆

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks.

    3. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Well bully for you

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      You should be banned!

      🙂

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        I agree.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I myself recommended the frogmarching of Wilson from many teams.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Oof. That is tough. To DCL I suppose

        1. Wild Guus Chase
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

    6. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      You should become a pro pundit because that's what those guys do day in day out

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        True. Kind of the point I’m making.

    7. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Some people charge for that type of advice so at least yours is free!!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Food for thought.

    8. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Sam is that you?

    9. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Rein it in Rupert!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Waaayyyy.

  7. TheBiffas
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Cancelo captain

  8. Davros
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Oh I hope SHU score today...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Ampadu on a mission

  9. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Pep is our nemesis.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Some even transferred in Sterling this week.

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        For a hit! And captined! Feel sorry for them.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 25 days ago

          For a hit?!! Now that is pain. Gundo I get but why Sterling?

          1. Al Moon Yeah
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 25 days ago

            Trying to cover me, because I captained sterling last week plus Sheffield looked good on paper and sterling was rested for the cup. No one really saw it coming.

  10. Dont give a fuchs
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Come on you BLADES!

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Keeping Kane/Coufal & not getting Digne/DCL actually looks good today, disaster averted 🙂

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Especially with news Kane may be back for Chelsea

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Seriously?

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Pep is such an annoying manager.

    Welp, gotta be a decent chance that at least one of Cancelo/Stones get full rest - in which case, come on Dallas!!

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      This

  13. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    DCL in the FPL team of the week and the top transfers in, not bad from my captain

  14. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    -8 to get Cancelo & dcl in 🙁

    1. Davros
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Gulp

    2. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry mate

  15. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Awful season.

  16. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Did people actually take a hit for a striker in absolutely horrible form?

    And then they blame their luck...

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I did it for two strikers in absolutely horrible form. Can't believe things are so against me rn. 🙁

    2. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Not everyone is ranked 10k like you are, chasers need to do something different which looks like good upside on paper atleast (get the next big thing before it happens)

  17. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Are you kneejerkers doing DCL to Bamford -4?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      No DCL to Wilson

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Need a 2-1 City win, Dias OG and Gundogan brace

    1. Davros
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      This

  19. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    ha thats actually a very good title to the post! This week is going to be brutal...

  20. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Put Wilson first on bench with Kane in the starting eleven, as a "joke". Really hope Kane don't start lmao.

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Quite the same joke my cup opponent is having

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    I brought in Cancelo for the 0.2 rise in price 🙂

  22. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Unless I have injuries, that was the last hit I’ll ever take for a player that isn’t a heavy hitter playing for a top 6 team. A -4 to bring in DCL is pathetic.

  23. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Pep STUNNER

  24. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Did Pep just screwed millions of FPL players with this line up?

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      I mean, we have to face that there will be rotation with games so close to each other, especially for a side like Man City. It’s not shocking is it?

    2. mookie
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      No, he has options and managers who own city players should know that. It's not like he's new to the league.

  25. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Let's all pray for a SHU goal

  26. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Have to but some money on Bamford hattrick. Did Bamford to DCL so I know what will happen next.

  27. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Wilson is now officially the biggest FPL troll

    1. tafrère
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Why ? He's a 6.5 forward scoring from time to time. Not very different from the likes of Bamford or Watkins imo. Everton suit him, he scored two against them in the reverse fixture !

  28. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Well I've learned a valuable lesson today. I won't be captaining DCL ever again.

  29. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Wilson to DCL an epic fail. Time to reverse the transfer for CRY and SOU ?

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      This

  30. mookie
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 25 days ago

    Does anyone know who will take corner kicks for Fulham?

    1. Adetro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 25 days ago

      Lookman

      1. mookie
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers!

      2. Stejson
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 25 days ago

        Where man?