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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. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 16 hours ago

    Foden stealing Gundogan's set pieces

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 hours ago

      Yeah an been poor

  2. FredrikH
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 16 hours ago

    Odegaard starting?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 hours ago

      Bench. Saka out LOL

  3. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 hours ago

    Get gundo back on set pieces !

  4. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 hours ago

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

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 hours ago

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

  6. ivantys
      6 months, 16 hours ago

      No Saka lmao

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 16 hours ago

      Cmon you bald fraud make all subs

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 hours ago

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

        All the rest are not that important.

    • Punky
        6 months, 16 hours ago

        Cancelo cap and Rodriguez VC---

      • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 16 hours ago

        Zaha crossbar 🙁

      • 7_Dan_7
          6 months, 16 hours 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
          6 months, 16 hours ago

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

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          Cavani starts

          1. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Lovely

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 16 hours 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
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          Where is Saka

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Benched

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

              Not even on bench

        • DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          What happened to Saka!?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Benched

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

              He's not on the bench.

          2. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Sore hip

          3. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            not in the squad

        • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          It's about time Bruno starts returning

        • PP6
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          Bailly not starting FFS

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Blimey now there’s a punt!

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

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

          We know what happens next... 🙁

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Spicy sauce?

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Bruno hauls? Wooohoooo!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          Massive boost for United a season Martial is dropped.

          1. Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

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

          2. PP6
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            🙁

        • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

          Saka having a baby

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

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

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

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

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 hours ago

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

          1. tambourineman
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            + no Tierney

        • Tango74
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Bring some subs on PEP

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            This would be so sweet if Sheffield United score

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

              True

          • HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Pep!!! Where’s the subs?!!!!!

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

              Tea

          • Ha.
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Holding hatty please

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Saka not even on the bench?

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

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

          • JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 16 hours 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
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 16 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

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

            1. Sid1891
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 16 hours ago

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

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Pep not making any subs today it seems

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Laporte down. Will Stones come on?

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 16 hours ago

            Laporte concussion?