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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
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  2. Harper (No more Penandes)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    BASED Dias
    best CB in the league behind VVD

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 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
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Gundog was always going to flop as captain.

    At least DCL was a flair fail.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      This.

    2. tafrère
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Lol can't disagree more.

  4. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Fails fails and captain fails

  6. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Gundogan you fraud

  7. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Next you’ll be telling me that water is wet

      1. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      How about Raz and Cancelo cap & vc?

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo and Stones owners not far behind

    4. Joburger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling captain FTW.

  8. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 10 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Rubbish. we saw it on here.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Lol.

    3. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 10 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
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Autosub galore.

  10. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    OHHH PISS OFF GUNDAGON

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Gundogan was due a blank tbf

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 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
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Yes no Sterling and Cancelo cameos.

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      That's nice

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 10 days ago

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

  14. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    8 from 5 with my captain played. Nice.

  15. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Dias on for 2 baps. Hold

  16. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Heap of shite.

  17. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Coufal in for Stones

    MAYBE - ESR in for Sterling

    Bruno (VC)

    Could have been worse I guess

  18. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Worst week ever what the heck 🙁

    1. LarryDuff
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Fleck*

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Fleck em

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

  19. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Where are my fellow Gundo non-owners?

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Here but 11.4m of wasted Sterling

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 10 days ago

        This 🙁

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Ranked 4m+

  20. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Dias 2 bonus pts?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      or 1

  21. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  22. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  23. SM001
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Fleck this. No more football for me.

  24. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    City's CS with Stones and Cancelo 8)

  25. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Bamford and Wilson off bench!!! Boom!

  26. Alexis Nonsense
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Same for everyone

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      No Man’s Sky for me

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

    Gutted. Can’t get a break

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 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..

  29. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

  30. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Laporte and Zinchenko owners in heaven

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

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

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, as long as they play.