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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. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Get Sterling On BALD NOOB

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

      Need some Sriracha sauce in the mix

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

    Fulham 2.2

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      GET IN

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Thought the bbc had got the dud 3pm ko!

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

    Pep thinks he's a genius

  4. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Cancelo & Mitchel benched, GundoC blank..this week has ended sooner then I thought 🙁

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

      I have cancelo, Mitchell and stones and gundogan captain

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Almost the same, only Dias over Stones. XD

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Same here Fudgy

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

          Feels bad

  5. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    @Fudgy

    At least you don't own Saka.

    #positivity4fudgy

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

      That's true but likely soucek haul off the bench for saka punters

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Most people that have saka won't have soucek given they're in the same price bracket as a 4th mid

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

    Laporte down with head knock

  7. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Fulham 2-2
    Cavaleiro

  8. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Wow.. some bench luck..
    Wilson coming in for saka.

    Is saka injured or what?!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Huge jam donut!!!

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Lol, feels a bit better having missed soucek and saka midweek on the bench! 28 points down the toilet.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Baby apparently??

    3. LarryDuff
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Same 😀

    4. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Sore hip

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

    Cav G
    Reed A

  10. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Laporte nasty head collision. Will be surprised if he stays on

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Well he seems back up and at it after all. Fair play to him

  11. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Subs combine
    Cavaleiro G Reed A

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

    God this is bad... nothing going right at all

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Same for everyone ; 80% of players are the same for any non dead team ; the problem is taking hits this week like I of course did...

  13. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I don't even own Brewster anymore but I always hope he will score one day

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      He’ll score loads next year in the championship

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Soon as Wilder goes he may stand a chance

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

      Sentimental

  14. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Laporte fine

  15. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Easy United win. Without 2 best players Saka and Tierney.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      0-0

  16. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Areola, Cancelo, Stones, Gundo (C), and now Saka !

    At least I have Wilson lol.

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

    Laporte appears fine

  18. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I fell asleep during 1half of City game, just wake up now..

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      You’ll be back snoring shortly

  19. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I think i will end this GW on minus points...

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Same

  20. Here's Tom with the We…
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    I blame Harry Kane for my sh*te gameweek

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      And then he’ll play and score a brace

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Haha yeah about right

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Mahrez big points vs Burnley incoming.

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Pep is known to bench people 2 games in a row

  22. Parsnips
      6 months, 6 days ago

      This gameweek going horribly wrong. No Saka no stones no cancelo. Captain fail. Blanks on Digne and Dcl!!!

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

        But you can roast some parsnips to make up for it

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

      How many baps for Mitchell, Stones and Cancelo?

      1. ivantys
          6 months, 6 days ago

          3, 2, 3

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

        If Pep can’t have 5 subs he doesn’t want any...

      3. aborg
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Pep no intention to sub anyone yet !

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          My bench is not enough

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

        8 points from 5, captain included.

        Awesome...

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          12 (-8) from 2 xD With GundoC

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

          Hahaha same here. Less if C cancelo comes on and stops the big dvl vice points

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

          8 from 4 here including captain

      5. Zladan
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Cancelo and Stones owner, but thankful I didn’t captain Gundogan.

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

          Gundo my v/c
          Ster cap !

          1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            With covid and winter you shouldn't do that.

          2. Zladan
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Pep likes to inflict this sort of pain in people.

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

              True

      6. fusen
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Is anyone else not bothered about Gundo blanking?

        I brought him in this week pretty much entirely because I felt forced to bring him in as absolutely everyone around me now has him. In my main paid league, all top 10 players now have him since this week and 8 of them captained him including me.

        If he blanks, everyone blanks. Meh...

        I'm looking forward to when his purple patch ends so I can get rid again.

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          His purple patch ended today. Pep remembered that he is a DM

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Its ended.

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

          No. I like points.

        4. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          My league aren't all sheep

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

        Foden gliding.

      8. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Can't count anymore how many times [C] failed this season!

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

          5 out of my last 6

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I’m that bad a picking a captain, my four year old daughter is going to choose from now on!