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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. PP6
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    I wAs GoinG to Put ReiD and JeSus in bUt bUt I DidNt

  2. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    BobbyDR no way you beauty!!!

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Areola penalty save would be dreamy

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    The 3 Mitro owners happy.

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Never ever play Johnstone again

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Imagine ever starting Johnstone

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      I can’t. It’s just too weird.

    2. ivantys
        5 months, 26 days ago

        No, imagine ever owning Johnstone

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          To be honest he’s decent back up as an emergency goalie in these Covid days. I’d rather have 1 than not as was proved when a villas games got cancelled late on

      • Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Why does the scout even bother recommending him? The best you can hope for is a pen save and save points.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Even Mitrovic outscoring DCL this GW

    4. fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Fat Sam getting sacked after their loss next week.

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Good bye West Brom clean sheet too.

      What a wonderful day

    6. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      suddenly I regret playing Johnstone over Sanchez

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        After he concedes? Understandable

    7. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      RMT is shite, thanks Johnstone

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        You don't need RMT to know WBA are terrible.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          When the tool is predicting points, needs scraping

    8. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      It seems that West Brom have not improved defensively at all. Annoying for Johnstone owners.

    9. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Mitrovic outscoring DCL...

    10. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Sorry lads, the run continues with sterling!!

      Captain picks

      Gw1 - Auba - 7
      Gw 2 - auba - 5
      Gw3 - KDB - 2
      Gw4 - KDB - 2
      Gw5 - son - 13
      Gw6 - salah - 2
      Gw7 - salah - 8
      Gw 8 - Kane - 9
      Gw 9 - Bruno - 11
      Gw 10 - Vardy - 5
      GW 11 - Mahrez - 4
      GW 12 - Kane - 9
      GW 13 - Bruno - 2
      GW 14 - Kane - 2
      Gw 15 - salah - 2
      Gw 16 - salah - 3
      Gw 17 - Son - 13
      Gw 18 - KDB - 6
      Gw 18 - KDB - 7 (TC) - fail IMO
      Gw 19 - Bruno - 2
      Gw 20 - Sterling - benched

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Who’s your next captain

      2. elchilangles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        please advise who you are captaining next week so we can avoid!

      3. squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Next week?

      4. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        What does this prove? There's enough returns in there. No one is entitled to 24 point captaincy hauls every week.

        1. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          does not prove anything other then poor luck with returns via captain that is all. Just showing that I have picked very poorly which is my fault, wasnt to prove anything

      5. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Salah (H) Next Week Gents..... please avoid

      6. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Tbf you were laughing GW7 to GW9

      7. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        you shd inform blackbox and scoutcast of captain choices every week so that everyone knows who to avoid

        1. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          hahah will do

          SALAH (C) VS Brighton

    11. elchilangles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      got rid of Decordova-Reid on a wildcard, could have come on for Cancelo!

    12. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Yesssss... Bobby Reid.... After letting me down in the DWG. Finally..

      1. Party time
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Finally 🙂

          Congrats buddy. Just waiting for Lookman now to get in on the act

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Why the eff did I captain gundogan lol. I deserve this blank.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          14 mins

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 26 days ago

            You don't know football if you think he's getting returns

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Sounds like you know all about it.

            2. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              All he needs is a pen Fudgy.

            3. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 26 days ago

              You somehow manage to come up with fresh drivel every week

            4. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Oh dear I feel sorry for your brain man

        2. 7_Dan_7
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Patience

          • MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Bit dramatic early in the game ha!

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

          All of my City players benched

          DCL blanks

          At least I avoided Degne (-4)....was so close to doing it

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            For who?

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Hate watching my captain play

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            At least your captain's playing...

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Haha

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

            I hate watching my captain watching others captains play

          3. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I'd take this to have a playing cap. Lol

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Haha unlucky mate

          4. Scoring freely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Subtle brag after everyone benched.

        5. ivantys
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Pep will save my GW if he at least doesn't sub in Sterling.

          • BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Hope Fulham get a penalty now. Guaranteed Johnstone save.

          • Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Looking difficult for Gundog, Sheffield are intent on sitting back in the penalty box here

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              I disagree

          • The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Any decent manager should have known getting Lewis and Wilson in, not Digne and DCL....

            I am so bad...

          • drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            This gonna be a shite gameweek

          • squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Kilman off the bench to save my gw

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 26 days ago

              3rd sub :(. Might yet need him though

          • Milkman Bruno
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Decordova Reid second on my bench

            • ivantys
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Guess I'm watching palace game, looks more exciting.

              • drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Chances off cancelo and stones coming on

                1. squits
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Cancelo 90
                  Stones 10

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Hopefully Cancelo and Sterling stay glued to the bench

                  • TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Both is quite low.

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      Pep likes this.

                3. Please Answer Me
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Should have never put DCL in...form over fixtures always