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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. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Fleckin close

  2. SM001
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Fleck me that was close!

  3. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hopefully Pep makes no changes now!

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Hope so

  4. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Flecking close

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Walker looking for a YC

  6. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Ref is so happy to book Sheff players ... but City?

  7. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    FFS 10 players confirned

  8. jezstatham
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Well I've got cancelo, seiss, Mitchell, Godfrey sterling capt, saka and martial no shows. Good job I played my bench boost

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Ooof that’s rough, but kind of an odd week for bench boost

      1. jezstatham
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I'm desperately trying to cling on for motm in my works league

        1. jezstatham
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Just noticed Tierney not playing either ffs

  9. SM001
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Ah for Fleck sake!

  10. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I swear to god if he brings Cancelo on in the 93rd minute....

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I need him to. Already have Stones and Mitchell blanks too

  11. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Flecking hell

  12. evilfish
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Why can't I ever get my captain decisions right?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      You're not alone

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What a block by Dias

  14. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Ruben Dias is monster.

  15. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Pep give Sterling the 3 minutes

  16. SM001
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Fleck this Flecking game!

  17. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Gundog to Fleck -4 ?

  18. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    cmoooon bring on Raheem

  19. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Rodri.... come on Pep keep Sterling, Cancelo and Stones on the bench!

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    No autosub for Rodri owner.

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Rhodri coming on

  22. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Sterling HOLD.

  23. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Pep bring on Cancelo for Gundo.

    And then let Blades score

  24. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Newcastle, Sheffield no longer the whooping boyz?

      1. LarryDuff
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Fleck

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Pep not subbing it seems.

    • Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Fek this stupid game

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Come on ... bring on cancelo!!!!

    • MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      They should just keep the ball in play for the remainder of the game. Cheers!

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Lots of jammy bench points and vc points incoming.

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Rodri on for Torres.