Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

1,778 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    Foden stealing Gundogan's set pieces

    1. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah an been poor

  2. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    Odegaard starting?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Bench. Saka out LOL

  3. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    Get gundo back on set pieces !

  4. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    At least I have DCL as my vice for Sterling hahahaahah what a GW

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    One of rival C Sterling and VC Cancelo. Things you love to see. Hehehehe beautiful

  6. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 8 days ago

    No Saka lmao

  7. JJO
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 8 days ago

    Cmon you bald fraud make all subs

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      No need unless he wants to rest Foden, Dias, Gundogan.

      All the rest are not that important.

  8. Punky
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo cap and Rodriguez VC---

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Zaha crossbar 🙁

    • 7_Dan_7
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Gundo wasn’t a bad choice (C). Has been in the box, had plenty of set pieces, and limited alternative options. Not worked out this week but let’s not beat ourselves up.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Maguire, holding, laca, rash and Bruno all start! Yayyyy

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Cavani starts

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Lovely

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Course he does. Sold Firmino for him last week. Sold him for DCL this week. Cavani goal confirmed.

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Where is Saka

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Benched

        1. The Train Driver
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 8 days ago

          Not even on bench

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      What happened to Saka!?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Benched

        1. tafrère
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 8 days ago

          He's not on the bench.

      2. aleksaa2
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Sore hip

      3. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        not in the squad

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

      It's about time Bruno starts returning

    • Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Bailly not starting FFS

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Blimey now there’s a punt!

    • Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Rival has Sterling (C) Barnes (VC)
      I have Gundo (C)

      We know what happens next... 🙁

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Spicy sauce?

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Bruno hauls? Wooohoooo!

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Massive boost for United a season Martial is dropped.

      1. Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Should of happened ages ago, he's been woeful.

      2. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        🙁

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

      Saka having a baby

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Oups.. he was pregnant? At 18yrs old? Wow.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 8 days ago

          I'm thinking his age isn't the main problem with this

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      No Saka and no Auba for Arsenal. Let's see how they do.

      1. tambourineman
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        + no Tierney

    • Tango74
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Bring some subs on PEP

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      This would be so sweet if Sheffield United score

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        True

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Pep!!! Where’s the subs?!!!!!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Tea

    • Ha.
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Holding hatty please

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Saka not even on the bench?

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        No, I guess that's the upside. I get Bamford in now, hopefully he finally does something

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo, Stones and Mitchell all benched and all look like they would’ve got clean sheets. DCL blank and Gundogan(C) looks like blanking. Week from hell

      1. Robman
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        I'm very impressed with your FF record since you started playing and doing well again this season. Got any tips that you can share?

    • tafrère
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Where is Saka ffs, down to 10 men...

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Yes
        Stones Cancelo Saka no show as it looks at the moment

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Pep not making any subs today it seems

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Laporte down. Will Stones come on?

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Laporte concussion?