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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. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling now show, let's go captain Bruno(vc) 🙂

  2. Harper (Dallas Season Keepe…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    BASED Dias
    best CB in the league behind VVD

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No, the best ones are injured and usually plays for Liverpool. Michael Keane could play in that role when City plays like they do now. Watch first half vs Liverpool and you Will ser what i mean. Young so he could develop.

  3. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundog was always going to flop as captain.

    At least DCL was a flair fail.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      This.

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

      Lol can't disagree more.

  4. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ster (c)
    Gundo (vc)
    Cancelo benched
    Bam & coufal first two on bench

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Fails fails and captain fails

  6. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundogan you fraud

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

    DCL(c) and Gundogan(c) big losers so far.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Next you’ll be telling me that water is wet

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

        Stating the obvious is a good thing. Too many overthinkers.

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      How about Raz and Cancelo cap & vc?

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo and Stones owners not far behind

    4. Joburger
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling captain FTW.

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

    So glad i didnt fell for Gundo trap. Only casuals C him because they saw it on twitter.

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

      Rubbish. we saw it on here.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lol.

    3. Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Suggest you look at the top 100 players. Might be a shock to see a few casuals up there

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

    Autosub galore.

  10. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    OHHH PISS OFF GUNDAGON

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundogan was due a blank tbf

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Gundogan a bit unlucky in this game. Got into some good positions and wasn't picked out by teammates. Also could have had a pen. Oh well.

  13. ivantys
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yes no Sterling and Cancelo cameos.

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

        That's nice

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 15 days ago

            This actually felt like I dodged a bullet from pep roulette.

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

        8 from 5 with my captain played. Nice.

      3. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Dias on for 2 baps. Hold

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

        Heap of shite.

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

        Coufal in for Stones

        MAYBE - ESR in for Sterling

        Bruno (VC)

        Could have been worse I guess

      6. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Worst week ever what the heck 🙁

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

          Fleck*

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Fleck em

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

          Every week is for you, 10k finishes my a*se lol, cry more

      7. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Where are my fellow Gundo non-owners?

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

          Here but 11.4m of wasted Sterling

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            This 🙁

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

          Ranked 4m+

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

        Dias 2 bonus pts?

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          or 1

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

        Mitchell, Cancelo and Stones CS all banked. Happy days! Any baps?

      10. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Lets gooooo. Son captain now.
        Dallas coming in for Cancelo
        Stephens(hopefully for Sterling)

      11. SM001
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Fleck this. No more football for me.

      12. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        City's CS with Stones and Cancelo 8)

      13. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bamford and Wilson off bench!!! Boom!

      14. Alexis Nonsense
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Unless Salah hauls and my bench do something I think I'm in for the worst gameweek this season...

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

          Same for everyone

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

        Well playing Hitman 3 rather than watching any more of this garbage today is an easy call.

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

          No Man’s Sky for me

      16. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Gutted. Can’t get a break

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Same here. Feels like everything goes wrong.. Then you do mistakes and 50 50 calls are put wrong.. Digne over Dias, Foden 3 weeks ago over Gundo etc. And then you try to do a smart move with Rich over dcl and rich was much closer to get something but gives me No more points..

      17. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        AWB, BamBam & Coufal in for Cancelo, Stones & Sterling!! So glad I went Barnes (C)!

      18. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yet another Man City CS! Their defenders are FPL gold this season!

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

          Laporte and Zinchenko owners in heaven

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

          Unless you repeatedly choose the ones that get rotated when you start them.

        3. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Yes, as long as they play.