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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. Scoring freely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Has Sterling scored a hat-trick yet?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      He might have a hat-trick of completed passes.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Who assisted?

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    I'll take that assist

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Jesus

  4. Says
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Jesus did his best to miss, but still managed to score

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Jayziz G
    Torres A
    Gundo C
    Stones & Cancelo B

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      KDB I

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Season FUBAR

  6. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Now finish 1-0 please

  7. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    The floodgates are open

  8. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Gundo fail already

  9. DropkickMurphys
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Torres assist - Gabriel Jesus goal

  10. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Cancelo assist?

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Torres did well but that’s shocking defending.

  12. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    zzzzzzz

  13. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Amazon should sell a replica of Pep's bald head which FPL mangers can slap every time he wreaks havoc.

  14. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    3 baps decided for the day already.

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      are you watching Total Recall later?

      1. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Hah

  15. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    I give up!
    Jesus and Klich
    To
    Sterling(c) and Richarlison (-4)

    Fml

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Gundo mightn’t make 30’ today.

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    That would have been cancelo 🙁

  18. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Gundo (C) fail.

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Oof gundogan probably off soon to rest for mid week

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      It's the first 10 minutes 😆

  20. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    DCL - Blank
    Cancelo - Benched
    Stones - Benched
    Mitchell - Benched

    Week over before it began

  21. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Zaha back to LW?

  22. Scoring freely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    I'm writing a strongly worded letter to Pep that if I lose my mini league he owes me the desposit.

  23. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Sheffield defending like ManUtd here

  24. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 24 days ago

    got tired of Jesus, and got rid of him this week...

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Johnstone fail

  26. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Torres A
    Jesus G

    About as good as it could get for a low EO.

  27. casual69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    ampu(has to)do better there

  28. jammie26
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Baggies are brilliantly bad.

  29. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Cmon Sheffield come out of your penalty box and play!

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Quite difficult away at City you'd imagine.

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    BDCR G
    Mitro A