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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. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    I just want to apologise for my teams performance today. We lacked spirit and togetherness.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      That’s expected from Everton tbf, no need to apologise.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        We’ve done well lately. Ben Godfrey should have played.
        Same abject performance as our first encounter with Newcastle . Same result too.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          He has been very good playing oop, should be given his chance.

          Pickford needs to go too.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            He certainly does. Coleman should only be cover now as well. He’s lost all his pace.

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Do you still have the backing of the board?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I hope so.

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Huge problem in midfield for years now. Back four are good enough, front three are too.

      I like Doucoure a lot but it's just not clicking with any trio of him/Siggy/Iwobi/Gomes. When there's no drive there, the whole team falls apart.

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      My team lacks:

      Vision

      Enterprise

      Drive

      Commitment

      Hunger

      Intelligence

      Professionalism

      Patriotism

      Testosterone

      Courage

      Manliness

      And

      Guile

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 days ago

    I'll be lucky to get 20 points this week with my group of frauds

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Your rod needs new, better bait.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      delete ur team then and find a hobby u actually enjoy

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I like being part of the fantasy football scout community tho

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          We despise you, clown

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            I get lots of supportive messages

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Lmao! And no wonder, be a collection pot for you next

        2. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          We love you here Fudgy

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Thanks

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Lol

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Send be lucky if you left and went back to attending your mental health

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Bla bla bla

  3. GROBARI
      4 months, 21 days ago

      This is gonna be my worst GW ever

    • mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      The Cancelo benching now has me nervous, he's gone from 1 in 5 to 2 in 4 benchings

      1. squits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Need a strong bench to own him now

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Did you enjoy the 17 points though

        1. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Maybe time to take the points and run

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Walker full recovered from Covid & two fit left backs.

      4. FPL-Albion
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Only new Cancelo owners are allowed to moan. Anyone who had him last week can’t say a word

    • Fraser walk with Mee
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      City vs Sheffield has 1:1 (McGoldrick) written all over it...

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Gundogan will blanl

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Definitely. Was always the noob casual pick this week. Fabio Borges (world's best) went with Salah because he is a pro.

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Let's test your psychic abilities - what did I have for lunch?

        1. CasaBanter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          He’s on penalties against the bottom placed team and Pep said he’s definitely starting, cueing roulette on the others. Seems a reasonable captain pick to me.

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      DCL to BBDCRDVR?

      1. GROBARI
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Yes

        • Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          TBC

      2. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I captained cancelo. He'll make a last minute cameo

      3. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Hoping Grealish (c) ends up being a shrewd move.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Could be genius

        2. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Hope for you too, you were probably the only one saying he is a great captain choice, who is being overlooked

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Brewster looking dangerous.

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Brewdog is going to score eventually

          If a garbage man like Wilson can play EPL, then Brewdog has a future

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Wilson with 51 top flight goals out of 100

      5. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Dias to Stones cameo in 59. min will be next move from bald eagle

        1. FPL-Albion
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Don’t say that, I’d cry

      6. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Zaha up to his usual diving

        1. ivantys
            4 months, 21 days ago

            He could have deceived one there

        2. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Gondog is a Pumpkin again

          A captained Pumpkin

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Brewsters done a shot on goal.

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Brewster still thinking about his penalty miss for Pool...

        5. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Please let Sterling come on for a few mins cameo. Can suffer the DCL armband fail if oppos suffer too

        6. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Enjoying this so far as a Salah captainer

        7. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Sorry was very busy till now...
          Pep what a fraudster.... My Stones ad Cancelo benched!!!

          And Mitchell being benched doesn't help either..

        8. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          The gameweek is over isn’t it

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            No

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            It only gets worse from here too that's the sad thing

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Bamford hattrick still to come tomorrow

        9. ivantys
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Roy's another fraud bench Mitchell and let PVA defend against Neto

          • Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Foul throws should be -1 in FPL

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            City cannot even get the schoolboy stuff correct, 2 foul throws in first half.

          • BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Where is my Gundogan brace? I brought him in to do the same as last GW

          • The Senate
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            behave yourself Zinchenko! don't give pep any excuse to sub cancelo on pls

          • shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Sterling(c) benched meanwhile my 11 year old has Wilson and Gundog(c)

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Hahahahahahhahah

              Typical

          • Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Foul throws by a Premier league full back should be punishable by death

            1. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              harsh but fair

          • Il Capitano
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Johnstone save point, owners rejoice

              1. PLerix
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Best thing so far this gw

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Slowly getting back

              3. Custard Gannet
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 21 days ago

                I'll gladly take it

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Ruben Dias is so good

              1. ...al
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Gota be one of the best cbs in the PL this year

                Becoming one of my factory players

                1. ...al
                  • 12 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Yep, factory.

            • Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              At least this gameweek is over comparatively quickly to more recent ones and deadline's on Tuesday.

              We can all forget about our 25 point GW 21.

            • Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Laziest commentator comparison for a good defender: Rolls Royce.