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

    2BP from Dias, lovely

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

      Really? Wow what a beast

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

      Nice!!!

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

      Remember some time ago someone said he wasn't worth £5.5, yeah right. And he hasn't even scored yet.

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      He’s a machine

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

    Gundogan(c)
    Cancelo (Dallas bench)
    Stones (Coufal bench)
    Digne (bought with FT)
    Areola (failure, played over Martinez)

    A clean sweep of fails so far!

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

      Love it!

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

        Will be impressive if I get 11/11!

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

      Take a few valiums dude

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

        Maybe a z00t. Such an irritating game this can be sometimes

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

      You need a bear! Or couple.

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

        Beer 😉

  3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Madison vc, meguire and targett coming in for sterling (c) and cancelo. Not that bad, right ?

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

    Brewster off the bench for Cancelo lol

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

      He got double the points he normally does.

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

    Of course, my biggest ML rival has Sterling as captain and Son as VC, while Gündogan plays 90 minutes straight and gets cheated out of a clear handball penalty.

  6. Andre W
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Just realised I’m down to 9 with no Saka..

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Who is on your bench?

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

    Not even a cameo appearance from Mitchell, down to max 9 players for the week!

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling (c)
    Son (vc)

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

      Same pinch

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

      so lucky

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

      Sterling (c)
      Richarlison (vc)

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Ouch

    4. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Salah here

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Lucky Sterling Cancelo captainers lol

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

      Bruno (vc) it is

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

      Why? Do you think that bench players like Soucek and Coufal against Liverpool would have done much better against a Sterling/Cancelo cameo ?

  10. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    12 from 2,will take it

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

      8 from 2

      Well... Not counting Cancelo or Stones

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

      Humble jam brag....

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Switched cap from Dias to Dias just before deadline,hardly any luck...

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          DCL*

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

      0 so far lol! Sterling c Mitchell stones

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

    Bench of Bamford, Dier and Holding.

    Will that make a difference?

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

      Sure

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

    Pages flying

  13. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Can't see Cancelo being benched again anytime soon.

  14. aborg
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    City just deserved a draw today

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

    Sterling, Stones out & Bamford, Dallas in with Son (c) amazing

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

      Wait, What

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

    Time to captain Dias every week I think

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

      Agreed

  17. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Thank you Dias and Ederson. No thanks Gundo.

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

      Subtle brag aha

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

    That could have been so much worse.

    Mane (c) it is and I’ll still have 11 players.

    Furious at myself for not getting Perreria, Barnes let’s see you match that 13

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Mane rumoured to be not playing btw

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

        Unlikely

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

    Dias owners only have him because they can’t afford Stones and aren’t brave enough to get Cancelo....

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

      Always preferred Dias over Cancelo due to naildness

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

      I have both

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

      What? Stones is cheaper than Dias?

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

      Because they can't afford Stones?

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      🙂

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

    Holding in for Cancelo. Christ.

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

    Wish Gundo had just been benched too to give a shot at Son(c). I know he’ll somehow haul now that I swapped the armband near deadline

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

    love you Ruben Dias

    all on you Salah (C)

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

    Punishment for going stones over dias

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Stones still a great pick Fudgy.

      #positivity4fudgy

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

    Ml rival..
    Sterling(c) , cancelo(vc) and stones.

    Gotta hurt.

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

    Pep masterclass, rested key players and solidified top spot

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

    Don’t mind that Gundo blank at all after getting his points last GW.

    Nice % of captain fails.

  27. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling (C), Barnes (VC), Wilson off the bench

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

    Nice to get a CS from Mitchell off the bench.

    ...

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Have him and Guaita was counting on double CS lol

  29. MarcoHammy111
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sterling captain -Jesus vice captain . Could be worse

  30. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    So when I dont own Gundogan City score 5. When I own him they get a cagey 1-0 win. Pathetic...

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

      Next week other way around