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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. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    WBA goal - thank god. Forgot to swap goalies.

  2. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    AREOLA CS GONE! This is NIGHTMARE week

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Killing me 🙁 just know Martinez will haul now; the reverse of last week

  3. ivantys
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Big Sam's finally got his first home goal

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Everyone gangsta until their cappo is a useless no show piece of jiz cloth...

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        You put it so delicately!

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Lord & Prince down after head class.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Chippy tea for the wba players if they win

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Foden clarted

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      This GW is the stuff of nightmares!

      1. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yep! 25 point GW on the cards.

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Somebody will get 100 points and I 20 max.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Prefer this over that DGW a few weeks back. at least everyone's getting no points, not just me.

    • Coys96
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Foden ugh 🙁 This season is horrible

      1. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Oh wow thought he was definitely going to go off there. Phew - hopefully i jinxed

    • ivantys
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Get up Foden

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        looks like Mahrez Cancelo coming on

        1. ivantys
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Nice slightly less chance of Sterling being subbed on.

        2. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Idk which is worse.. DCL blank or Cancelo banching..

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Cancelo as he’d have gotten points.

          2. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            To me DCL is way worse

            Cancelo got me points and will get me points

            Why I got DCL in I don't know

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Would agree

        3. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          My cup opponent has double Fulham defence. That WBA goal is very welcome

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Can't be much of an opponent with double Fulham defence

        4. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Dang it, brought in Pereira this week and no assist given there

          1. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Good punt. Almost thought of bringing him in

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Really? He should get it.

            Intended area.

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Unlucky...

            Deflection.

            He's on form

          4. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Given!!!

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Last time my captain scored was in GW 17...

        6. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Forden looks ok to continue

        7. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Gundo finally reverting back to midfield when I cap.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            He's pretty advanced with Jesus and Torres out wide

        8. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Does Foden get baps for that? Need every point I can get....

        9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          A single save Areola? Ffs man

        10. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          A few more mins before my afternoon goes from bad to worse with pep roulette

        11. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Foden was barely toucehd, he's fine

        12. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Get Gundo off already!

        13. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Why Perreira assist not given??

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            His name isn’t Bruno...

          2. ivantys
              5 months, 28 days ago

              His cross won't have reached him without the deflection, but this one's quite harsh like 50-50.

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Given!

          3. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 28 days ago

            No chance Dias is off before the 60th 🙁

          4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Add this to the growing tally of captain fails then. Not even Gundo saving me this week

          5. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            City need Cancelo ON

          6. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Gundogan playing like KDB - best player on the pitch, but clearly going to blank.

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Agreed

          7. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Wilson first on the bench, Sterling (C)

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Very lucky

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                Sterling is going to come on.

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Sterling staying benched would be huge for you!

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Skill!

          8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Any others starting Areola with Martinez on the bench this week? 🙁

          9. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            HOLD Gundo

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              hold what

              1. Mr. O'Connell
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                CS point. 3 points is a haul this week.