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Laporte starts alongside Dias and Stones as Foden benched for Man City

Phil Foden (£6.2m) is the only Fantasy Premier League asset of note to fall foul of Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy in Gameweek 22.

The England international had started each of the last three league matches but finds himself on the bench for Manchester City’s trip to Burnley tonight.

He is joined there by Kyle Walker (£6.1m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) who appear to have lost their full-back place to Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) in Gameweek 22.

The Frenchman has managed to secure a start alongside Ruben Dias (£6.0m), John Stones (£5.2m) and João Cancelo (£6.0m) suggesting he is back in the left-back role has been known to play in the past.

It is worth saying that his inclusion could mean a back-three for Manchester City with Cancelo used in a midfield role.

Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m) extends his run of Premier League starts to 10 matches as he is included in midfield alongside Rodri (£5.3m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m).

Whether or not he has the opportunity to press into dangerous areas could depend on Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) though.

As we recently discovered, the Brazilian’s presence in the team usually limits how close Gündogan gets to the goal and he leads the line tonight, flanked by Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m). The Algerian has scored in each of his last four Premier League meetings with Burnley.

As ever, the Clarets turn up in a 4-4-2 formation but they are not quite at full-strength.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) are both missing with injury which means Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) and Matej Vydra (£4.8m) lead the line.

Meanwhile, Jack Cork (£5.0m) earns his second league start of the campaign in light of Josh Brownhill‘s (£4.9m) enforced absence with a foot problem.

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) remains sidelined with a hamstring injury so Erik Pieters (£4.3m) keeps his place at left-back.

Elsewhere, Leicester travel to Fulham with Brendan Rodgers following through on his promise to select a replacement for Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) based on the fixture.

After two matches at centre-forward, Ayoze Pérez (£6.0m) moves into a right-wing berth, pushing Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) to the bench and allowing Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.6m) to start up-front.

Harvey Barnes (£6.9m), who has blanked just once in his last seven Premier League appearances, starts on the left-hand side of the attack while James Maddison (£7.3m) is in the hole.

Rodgers has also tweaked defensive personnel following a 3-1 home defeat to Leeds with Hamza Choudhury (£4.7m) coming in for holding midfield Nampalys Mendy (£4.3m) while Wesley Fofana (£5.0m), stricken with a hamstring problem drops out for Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.3m).

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) earns his first Premier League start of 2020/21, coming in for the injured Timothy Castagne (£5.7m).

Fulham keep faith in their 3-4-3 formation although Kenny Tete (£4.3m) replaces the benched Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) as the right wing-back.

After starting, and assisting, against West Bromwich Albion, Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m) leads the Fulham attack with Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) either side of him and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) on the bench.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; Vydra, Rodriguez.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Laporte, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Gündogan, Rodri, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

Fulham XI: Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; A Robinson, Anguissa, Reed, Tete; Lookman, Mitrović, Loftus-Cheek.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Justin, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Choudhury, Tielemans; H Barnes, Maddison, Pérez; Iheanacho.

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1,424 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Damn why didn't I do Chillwell to Justin.. Instead I did Adams to Watkins and benched Soucek.. You know what's coming..

  2. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Could really do with Cancelo scoring 2nd half.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Ditto.... assisted by Gundogan

  3. DMil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Salah starts according to the usually reliable @TheKopHQ

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      And he just posted this as well
      #LFC v Brighton:

      Kelleher, Trent Henderson Phillips Tsimikas, Wijnaldum Milner Jones, Salah Firmino Shaqiri

      1. DMil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        That defence...wild. City attack might be one to target with Alisson out too!

  4. KUN+10
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 28 days ago

    If Zaha fit, what do you guys think of these moves?

    Stones to WanBissaka
    Holding to Dallas
    ESR to Zaha

    For -4. Have triple city defense and some tough fixtures ahead

    1. TheBiffas
        9 months, 28 days ago

        no no and no

        1. KUN+10
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Really? Zaha scored +20 against the teams ahead. If fit, should be a good punt.
          Stones seems like the one to drop out of Cancelo/Dias.
          Holding and ESR are cheapies warm benchers.
          Whats your reasoning?

    2. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      No Robbo tonight apparently

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Hope so

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Is it?

        Can't say the likes of him being out help the likes of Salah.

      3. MoSalad
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        That would really help me in the cup game.

        1. Wild Guus Chase
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Depends who your opponent has coming off the bench...

          1. MoSalad
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 28 days ago

            Ward Prowse

            1. MoSalad
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 28 days ago

              Shame it’s not Bednarek

            2. Wild Guus Chase
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 months, 28 days ago

              Oh...

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Might need to be dropping Digne for Justin or a United defender at this rate...

      Owning no Leicester this season certainly has hurt

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Or Stones (also own cancelo)

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah I would.

      3. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        naah, look at the next 4 fixtures, not the time to get Justin imo

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      #LFC v Brighton:

      Kelleher, Trent Henderson Phillips Tsimikas, Wijnaldum Milner Jones, Salah Firmino Shaqiri

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Nervous watching this then as a Robbo owner and Justin 1st sub 🙁

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah there's quite of few of them around

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          If struggling, he’ll be one of the first on, long evening ahead for you.

        3. JBG
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Same

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Damn. Hope Salah was out

    5. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 28 days ago

      Never been so happy for Salah to start as a non owner

      1. Party time
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Be careful what you wish for

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Any danger of Milner having a day off

      3. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Liking that Gundo assist...more of the same please

      4. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Hope Salah goes absolutely nuts. Need it this week after Bruno

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          He won't

        2. Niho992
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Same mate. GL !

      5. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Salah starts as expected. I told you guyzzz !

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          You should be banned

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 28 days ago

            He should be. Absolute joke and provides nothing to the forum. Mish mods did their job for once

        2. DK_13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Bro what crap. You literally started a thread saying wish you captain bruno with a comment you "heard salah was injured"

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 28 days ago

            At least the deadline had passed.

      6. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        That’s the end of Robertson in my team. He has been a complete and utter disaster

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          This

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Shame really. He looked the Liverpool defender to get not long ago.

      7. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Alright, I feel a fair bit better having done Robbo > Digne (-4) last week now.

        Still in the red, but one less concern this week. Would have sold him anyway ahead of City.

      8. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Hate Robertson. Been awful since I got him.

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Did he just concede?

          1. Royal5
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 28 days ago

            Benched.

      9. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        livefpl
        RANK CHANGE PERCENTAGE -45.85%

        Thanks Justin :/

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          I am on -72.08%

      10. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Cancelo shot blocked yet again

      11. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Justin goal a rank killer. FFS.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          He's getting near Son/Kane levels of rank killing

      12. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Need LCFC cleanie ZAPPED

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Well done, cheers

        2. teddypicker
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Lol

      13. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Did Mark started Justin?

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          *start

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Who cares?

      14. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Gundo looking good now.

      15. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        How many jammy Justin autosubs for Robertson will there be

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          A lot

      16. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 28 days ago

        James Justin should be in the next England squad.

      17. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        No Mane

        Or Allison

      18. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Is Robertson on the bench?

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          No lineups are declared

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Plays

      19. MoSalad
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling missed a 1 on 1, shock!

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 28 days ago

          Give the keepers some credit

      20. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling wtf

      21. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling you bloody idiot

      22. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 28 days ago

        STERLING MESSES UP GUNDAGON ASSIST