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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. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Looks like City are wearing red in those 5 mins

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

      No one's wearing red

  2. ivantys
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rodri on yes

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

      Need one of Cancelo, Stones or Mitchell to come on or I’m down to 10 men

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Does it matter. You are talking about 1pt

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

          It matters

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Plenty captained Cancelo.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            And that is completely irrelevant to this post

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cancelo(c) celebrating his no-show.

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

        Sterling(c) Cancelo owner here praying they stay on bench

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So I don't own Gundogan for any of his hauls but when I transfer him in he blanks. Pathetic.

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please score Sheffield!

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

        Amen

    • The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So one game subs come on at 52 minutes, in the next one at 90 minutes

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

        Game over vs not over.

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 11 days ago

          He's holding out for the 1-0 win now.

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

        Any chance of another save from Johnstone?

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

        Faking bald fraud

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

          *Fleking bald fraud

      5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        So Reed and Reid are two different players for Fulham

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

          Yes. Turns out you need to be called Reed/Reid to get goal involvement

      6. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        5 mins come on Pep put on Raz

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

        Screw this tbh

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

          Fudgy?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Lol

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

        Saka no show for Wilson jam points hehe

      9. Charlie&TheLads
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Are Cancelo and Sterling coming on?

      10. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Periera the new Grealish?

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

          Liverpool game just became a whole lot more important

          Sterling (c) shift to salah (c)
          Sterling out / Soucek off bench
          Cancelo our / coufal off bench

          LFG

        • djoker_nole
            3 months, 11 days ago

            wake up gundo captainers its all over

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            get those BAPS Ruben !!!

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Everyone in my ML has done badly. Just one of those weeks.

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

            Fell for the Gundogan trap. Sigh.

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

            Massive 3 pointer from Captain Gundog for 6
            Almost into double figures

          • BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I cant believe the FPL experts didnt predict this

          • Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Well at least everyone failed this week together.

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

            Hand Ball?

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

            Foden might win pen...

          • ivantys
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Pen pls

            • MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              No subs no subs no subs no subs pleassseeeeeee!!

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Sterling (C), Cancelo, Stones, Kane, Mitchell.

              Red arrow virtually confirmed

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                VC? Not over yet mate.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Son

            • Kaneyonero
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Should've left the armband on Son

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                I get it by default so long as Sterling doesn’t come on

            • UKG
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              How is that now a pen?

              1. UKG
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Not...