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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. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Salah starts

    Official

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Source?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Team sheets

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      They're not until 7.15 are they?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Leaked

  2. ivantys
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Fulham close

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah. Just round the corner.

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling misses an absolute sitter

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He's a waste of space when running in on keeper, more often than not by far he gets it wrong.

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      who to lose for son ? gundo or soucek ? thanks

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Why would you lose Gundo for a worse pick?

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling wtf

    • RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks to Pat Bonner, Mighty Hippo and TShelby for helping me start Justin over Dallas. People just blame this community when advice goes other way without realizing repliers give their most calculated opinion. Cheers to green arrow this gw too

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Now he has Robbo starting 😆

      Liverpool line-ups always a sheetshow.

      https://twitter.com/TheKopHQ/status/1357042734473895946

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Hope this is correct. ML rival has Justin 1st bench.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Been asking for weeks whether I should bring Justin in, of course I haven't!

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Just make your own decision then or don't moan about it

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Reliable source just tweeted this...

      #LFC v Brighton:

      Kelleher, Trent Henderson Phillips Robertson, Wijnaldum Milner Thiago, Salah Firmino Shaqiri

      Thankfully it doesn’t really matter at this stage...

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Salah in it so still not happy

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Robbo as well.. Ugh.

        2. Tango74
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Why not happy is Salah is starting, I have Salah and Bruno vc

        3. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Come on Salah and Trent

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I know Sterling scored a goal, but still not good enough

      3. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Robbo starts

      4. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Justin double-pointer get in

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Absolutely incredible what Sterling missed

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Should have squared it to Mahrez

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling 1on1... Bottles it!

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Wish I captained Bruno 3 in a row. He was my captain for 2 blanks in a row

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Robbo plays

        • ZEZIMA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Robbo is starting hehehe

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Klopp doesn’t own Justin so Robertson starts.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Probably

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling getting his misses out early in the second half...... I hope

        • Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          The 2 defenders I was considering to bring in this week - Shaw and Justin. Decided to save FT instead. Classic

        • Drogo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Why is it only my captains (Sterling) that misses thoses chances.

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Need another return from Raz

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Same mate

          2. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Big time, with no Gundo involvement

          3. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Hope so waiting

        • Differentiator
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Raz HUNGRY

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          At least wipe out that Leicester clean sheet Fulham

          1. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Pleease

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            No chance

          3. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            This

          4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Please!

          5. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Please!

          6. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Pleeassee

            And a Maddi yellow wouldn’t go amiss

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              And Justin

          7. OLEgend
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Please

          8. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Get another Justin! Show the haters!!

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Counting down till 60min.

          Dont want a Cancelo sub before.

        • Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          few mins left to 59.30 when Pep subs your player off

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Down 45% in OR so far for the GW with a “great team on paper”

          Can’t catch a break!

          Now I’ll get a LEI mid in for next week and they’ll blank for the next few won’t they 😆

        • Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Need Salah benched

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Playing.

          2. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Sorry

        • AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Salah captain
          Bruno vice captain

          Let's hope for a couple for Mo...

          He plays tonight!

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Come on Fulham. Just one goal.