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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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Handballll ffs

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Handball clearly

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

      But no but

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Absolutely not

  3. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling (c) but he is not playing. That is annoying. I have Son (vc)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Be very happy

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Bruno (vc) here

  4. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    that's never pen well done Coote

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Fleck the lot of you, sick of the poor advice on this forum.....

    1. thischarmingman
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lol

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Burke

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Fleck you too

  6. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Captain Sterling VC Son and Stones didn't start I have Bamford & Dallas on Bench

    1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Could be worse

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Let's.see

  7. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I like Bilva but that was a $h*t move to fake a head injury. Happy to prance around after he didn't get the foul.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      He'd be better with a ponytail?!

  8. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundo owners and cappers unlucky

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks that helps

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Why? He’s done nothing

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Lucky it’s not 0-0 that would have been a rough call to make.

  10. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundo (TC) penalty stolen by bad referee....

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Stolen by logic and the rules of the game

  11. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What is a hand ball nowadays.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not that

  12. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    10 captain fails in a row now with Gundogan. Have I seriously not suffered enough by now?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm on 9 from last 10 (one KDB assist in that time). Next week I'm gonna do a random number generator or something. Honestly no clue anymore.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I really don’t know what the hell to do right in this game anymore.

  13. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Thanks for ruining everyone’s weekend Pep!!!

  14. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I can't remember the last time my c scored a goal or got an assist

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      This is my 10th fail in a row.

      1. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I'm going to (c) Dias from now on. You know you will get at least 12

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I thought this last week, but then Kane had to go and get injured so I couldn't buy Dias.

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Trust me, the moment I get him he’ll drop dead or lose a leg in a freak gardening accident, or some such nonsense that will stop him getting any points.

  15. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundo(c) the big losers.

    Cancelo(c) and Sterling(c) got their (vc) at least. Even owners have their subs.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No, my vc is Richarlison

  16. ...al
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundogan peno denied 🙂

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Dias' is such a monster. Return after return every week. Incredible player and FPL asset.

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      He’s absolutely fantastic to watch

      Great all round awareness and positioning is great

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Jesus messes up Foden A

  19. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    That should be a pen lmao, what the actual f ?

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No

  20. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Wow.. I would have been so much better off if I C Dias last 7 GWs.

  21. ivantys
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Such a terrible finisher Jesus

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Massive Jesus miss, Foden pass.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale what a save

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale saves Foden assist

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Put on Sterling

    • Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Hand away from body, ridiculous not to give a penalty for that

      1. LarryDuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        The sodium chloride is strong in this one

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Come on now.. gundo owner, but that is never a hand ball.

    • REDMOND IN SANDALS
        3 months, 15 days ago

        what a save

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Crystal clear penalty not given, crazy.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          VAR my Lord.

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Gundo wide open.. play him in foden!!

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Genuinely didn’t know Bernardo was playing.