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

    West Brom and Fulham both looking like decent team. Mitrovic gets a shot on target. Weird season!!

  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any subs yet for Man City?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Zilch

      1. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Zilchenko?

      2. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Zilchenko has been on since the start

    2. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cue mass rotation Wednesday

  3. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Guardiola wreaks havoc on my overall ranking

  4. ivantys
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Guaita on form today

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      City have been poor today. Very lethargic.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Probably doesn’t help playing a second string team

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      F off Pep

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Raz C
      DCL vc

      Lovely

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        4 point haul, happy days.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can one of my players please just do one thing good? One return?

    • jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How many times has pep complained about the fixture congestion, and player welfare, bla bla, and here he is, not a single sub made 82 mins into a game!

      Not like he doesn't have options from the bench.

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

        Almost every player is already well rested

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          They always are.. he was also one of those who kept going on about getting 5 subs to make.

          He just contradicts himself withhis words and his actions!

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            To be fair i thought Klopp was far more vocal on that front.

      2. Hawk
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He also didn't make a sub against Burnley.

      3. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Because it's 1-0 and he's already benched some of his players that have played a lot?

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He’s a bald troll

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Do something for a bit of excitement, Pep.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Like triple change on the 90th min?

    • Drogo
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else saw that grin on Peps face when he got reminded to play my captain, Sterling with just 1 minute left? Just wait and see.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wolves goal would be sweet. Although does anyone own a Palace defender not called Mitchell?

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Wolves goal is useless, will hurt more with Neto owners down there.

        • dansmusen
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Mitchell starting for me and yes i would love a Wolves goal 🙂

        • Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          yep

        • FantasyTony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          King of the week will have triple palace defense and Wilson captained

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Missing De Bruyne today big time.

      3. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Very suspicous from Pep. Making absoolutely 0 substitutions.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          He's got history for this

      4. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sheffield goal incoming believe me !

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          missed their chance

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Half chance

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

        Another disastrous GW. Worst season I've had playing this game.

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

        Got Cancelo c for a hit, DCL vc. Stones...

        But I did KdB to Pereira!

      7. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I mean, you’re moaning, but I actually sold Jesus to bring in Sterling (c)
        I mean!!!!

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

          Oof

      8. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sheff Utd close

      9. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fleck close

      10. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fleck close!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Inches from the bald fraud paying the price

      11. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        So Flecking close.

      12. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fleck close

      13. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Get Sterling on! Don't want any jammy Salah VC points.

      14. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Diminutive City players pinging off Sheffield like it's Land of The Giants.

      15. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Flecks sake

      16. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fleck off Pep

      17. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Come on SHU!!

      18. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fleckin hell

      19. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 11 days ago

          damn that was close