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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
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Looks like City are wearing red in those 5 mins

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      No one's wearing red

  2. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Rodri on yes

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Does it matter. You are talking about 1pt

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        It matters

      2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Plenty captained Cancelo.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 20 days ago

          And that is completely irrelevant to this post

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

    Cancelo(c) celebrating his no-show.

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

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

  5. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

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

  6. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Amen

  7. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Game over vs not over.

    2. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

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

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Any chance of another save from Johnstone?

  9. JJO
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Faking bald fraud

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      *Fleking bald fraud

  10. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    So Reed and Reid are two different players for Fulham

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

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

  11. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    5 mins come on Pep put on Raz

  12. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Screw this tbh

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Fudgy?

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Lol

  13. LarryDuff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Saka no show for Wilson jam points hehe

  14. Charlie&TheLads
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Are Cancelo and Sterling coming on?

  15. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Periera the new Grealish?

  16. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 20 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

  17. djoker_nole
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    wake up gundo captainers its all over

  18. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    get those BAPS Ruben !!!

  19. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

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

  20. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Fell for the Gundogan trap. Sigh.

  21. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

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

  22. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    I cant believe the FPL experts didnt predict this

  23. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Well at least everyone failed this week together.

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Hand Ball?

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Foden might win pen...

  26. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Pen pls

  27. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    No subs no subs no subs no subs pleassseeeeeee!!

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

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

    Red arrow virtually confirmed

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 20 days ago

      VC? Not over yet mate.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 20 days ago

        Son

  29. Kaneyonero
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    Should've left the armband on Son

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

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

  30. UKG
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 20 days ago

    How is that now a pen?

    1. UKG
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 20 days ago

      Not...