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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. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Will city get their penalty after gundo has been subbed off or before

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Eze G

  3. squits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Noooo kilman 1st sub cleanie gone

  4. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Sterling to come on?

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

      Mahrez and cancelo seem to be warming up more vigorously

    2. ivantys
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Hopefully Rodri's the 3rd sub

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I hope everyone who said Gundogan was essential is happy. They've ruined mine and thousands of others gameweeks.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Even KDB blanked so many times, what did you expect?

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Take personal responsibility

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Why would I take personal responsibility when there are experts to tell me everything to do

      3. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        YOU followed the wrong expert

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      There’s that tipping point where if Sterling / Cancelo come on now, at least they have time to do something

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

        Yep. 20 minutes of either beats most bench options.

    5. Del Griffith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Need another Soucek haul to save the game week

      #clutchingatstraws

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Those aren't pilloooooowwwsss!

        1. Del Griffith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          🙂

    6. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      my team is doing nothing, but my rank is going up. I don't understand ff

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Hits?

      2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Hits

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

        Dias owner with no hit taken?

        1. Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          yes, that must be it.

      4. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Whats ur rank?
        Most likely u have more players thats have played and/or those around you have taken more hits than you

        1. Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          931K, now 794K

    7. ivantys
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Such a crap game, city 4 shots SHU 2 shots.

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Dias goal so much needed

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Even if Gundogan doesn't do anything it might not be a catastrophic choice as captain. 2 x 3 is better than 2 x 2, or 2 x 1. Advanced maths eh? He'll probably get something anyway.

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Well, my WC is going great.

        Digne (c)
        DCL (Wilson out for him)
        Canceling
        Stones
        Johnstone

        Looks like Zaha and Gundo will be my top scorers this week 😀

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

          Cancelo*

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Why did you WC this week?

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

            Why, indeed...

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Oh dear god, horrific start to the game week

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Since when did Fernandinho become a defender. He getting in the way of baps for real defenders

      • The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Pereira haul!!

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Currently at + 1pt after my minus 8.

        Probably not the week to take such a big hit.

      • That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Likely a 25+ point swing if Sterling doesn’t come on. Wilson first on the bench.

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

        Pereira G

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Areola epic fail

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Blood everywhere

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Pereira haul!

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Stonewall pen denied

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Bald fraud needs to take a long hard look at himself in the mirror....

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Mirror is probably rotated against the wall

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            😛

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Torres should have passed to Gundogan there

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          He's useless.

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        That's clearly a pen lol

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Happy to see you laughing out loud Fudgy. Looks like my campain is paying off.

          #positivity4fudgy

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Big Sam working his magic.

      • ivantys
          5 months, 27 days ago

          5+ mids are killing

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Yep.
            352 way to go.

            Need attacking options reclassified accurately.

        • Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Gundo not gonna get anything with the likes of Torres, Jesus zinc in an around him

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          F Torres greedy, gundo was waiting free for a cutback

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          WBA G

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Fudgy looks exactly like how he types, lol.