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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. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 7 days ago

    Alright don’t get Raheem on now Salah captain sounds bettee

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 7 days ago

    Torres is absolutely useless ffs

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Don’t speak ill of the mods.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 7 days ago

        No I think Torres magic is class

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      He used to do price changes though

  3. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 7 days ago

    No Pereira assist, no tweet from fpl about the goal. They forgot about this game 😀

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      It will be given

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 7 days ago

    I think Premier League managers should be forced to consider the FPL ownership of their players when it comes to team selection. It's unfair to hurt so many managers with their wanton benchings.

    I'm drafting a petition to force PL managers to not drop players owned by 20% or over of FPL managers and if it gets 100,000 signatures it will get discussed by Parliament.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      lol someone hulk this

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Pep is completely selfish he doesn't care about anyone but himself

    3. ivantys
        6 months, 7 days ago

        FPL should change their rules to immediately make VC the C if C doesn't start. It's such a huge disadvantage if the manager decides to become a fraud that GW.

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          What if I want my captain for the 30 minutes he will play?

      • FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        They can drop them as long as they tell us before the deadline... seems like a reasonable enough request to me

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 7 days ago

      Dias is awesome

      1. Cruyff Turn
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        Steadily helped me climb to the top of my league since I bought him in gw 10.

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

          The Best Buy for city in a long time

    5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        6 months, 7 days ago

        just shows how important Cancelo is to city's build up

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        City look happy to keep possession and get a 1-0 win.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        Goldie coming on

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 7 days ago

        Need goals from Gundo and Sheffield

      • tbos83
          6 months, 7 days ago

          City are so much less threatening without Cancelo (I say this not being an owner)

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          All City make 60’.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          At least I get my Mitchell CS from the bench.

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

            LOL

          2. LFC19
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Unfortunately benched too

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Jammy Dias owners banking the CS

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Foden needs to see more ball with his vision of the game.

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          We love captain fails week in week out

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

          Brewster 2 pointer! Miracles do happen 😆

        • Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Sheffield to score twice, stones to come on after that and equalise.

          Please

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Brewster off

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Ffs wish I went dias

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Stones and Cancelo are both good options, just bad luck there Fudgy.

            #positivity4fudgy

          2. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            #standwithfudgy #headupfudgy

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Gundo haul at least

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Bought DCL for a hit. Captained Cancelo and vice captained DCL. The rest is history.

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Brewster gets 2pts. Survives to 60'

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            A Brewster haul!

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            The sunrises in the east

            Palace goal!!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Brewster still due...

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 7 days ago

          8 from 4 including captain...

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Lmao

          2. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Still 7 well picked players to go.

            #positivity4fudgy

        • aleksaa2
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 7 days ago

          Eze G

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

          C'mon Dias, climb those baps

          1. TheBiffas
              6 months, 7 days ago

              Cant u just be grateful with your 6

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Eze for some!

          3. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Brewdog 60 mins. Well done lad!

          4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Ezzzzzzzzzzzzeee

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

              🙂

          5. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 7 days ago

            Awful from Patricio.