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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
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Foden stealing Gundogan's set pieces

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah an been poor

  2. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Odegaard starting?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Bench. Saka out LOL

  3. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Get gundo back on set pieces !

  4. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

  6. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    No Saka lmao

  7. JJO
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Cmon you bald fraud make all subs

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

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

      All the rest are not that important.

  8. Punky
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Cancelo cap and Rodriguez VC---

  9. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Zaha crossbar 🙁

  10. 7_Dan_7
    7 months, 29 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.

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Cavani starts

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Lovely

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

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

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Where is Saka

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Benched

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Not even on bench

  14. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    What happened to Saka!?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Benched

      1. tafrère
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        He's not on the bench.

    2. aleksaa2
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Sore hip

    3. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      not in the squad

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    It's about time Bruno starts returning

  16. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Bailly not starting FFS

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Blimey now there’s a punt!

  17. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

    We know what happens next... 🙁

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Spicy sauce?

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Bruno hauls? Wooohoooo!

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Massive boost for United a season Martial is dropped.

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      🙁

  19. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Saka having a baby

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

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

  20. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      + no Tierney

  21. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Bring some subs on PEP

  22. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    This would be so sweet if Sheffield United score

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      True

  23. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Pep!!! Where’s the subs?!!!!!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Tea

  24. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Holding hatty please

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Saka not even on the bench?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

  26. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 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
      7 months, 28 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?

  27. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

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

  28. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Pep not making any subs today it seems

  29. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Laporte down. Will Stones come on?

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Laporte concussion?