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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. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Beginning to feel Gundo wasn’t such a trap after all

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He isn's and wasn't. I think the analysis article on here was overplayed, he was still getting in plenty of attacking positions last game but it just panned out the ball didn't find him that time.

  2. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Barnes, do something!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      please

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Amen

  3. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Robbo starts.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Why listen to Salah rumours?

    Same every game.

    He almost always starts.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Always drama on here 30 mins before kick off

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Every time.

      2. GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        never understand this, nothing anyone can do. can't change your team or c/vc so who cares

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Exactly mate. Don't get it either

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Because everyone loves a rumour

  5. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maddison is on fire lately. Went with Grealish over both him and Barnes last week due to Vardy being injured...

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah same.

    • Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley. 29% possession, zero shots. Man City are a machine.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Burnley are just crap.

        Even Pope is stalling when 2 0 down

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      In seasons past, if Liverpool’s game was a deadline one with that Robbo news 😮

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I'm pleased they moved the deadline to 90 mins.

        Makes sense.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Absolutely, much better. Just imagine the moaning 😆

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I guess that’s one good thing about the 1.5 hour deadline change!

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Commentator is really going for it on the pronunciation front. Glad Santi Cazorla has gone.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Latest thing I learnt is how to pronounce Bruno's last name correctly.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          My wife is Hungarian. Impossible language.

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        KATHORLEH

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Good ebening.

    • ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Can VAR be used for Offside when they ball is in net ?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Could be anything here with VAR and their lines...

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I have Dias, Cancelo, Stones, Konsa, and Mitchell. GW 23 I need to play

      Cancelo Stones Justin/Rudiger

      So I do Mitchell to:
      A. Justin
      B. Rudiger

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Rudiger. But I wouldn't make that transfer this week.

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Justin is GOATed man. He can blank for 2/3 weeks but then he'll haul in the next 2. Would much rather have that than a player who goes on a run then blanks for about 10 weeks

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Agree. Guy is massively underrated as a FPL asset on here. Noone ever talks about him.

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

        Shipped him in gw3 since common opinion was he'd lose his spot to Pereira any time. Worst decision of the season by far

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I recon var is just mike dean at stockley Park drawing lines on an etchasketch

    • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Salah injury?

      1. TheBiffas
          2 months, 6 days ago

          ha

      2. Sherif halawa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Justin for cup opponent, DCL hatty and Bamford blank my only chance

      3. LE CHARO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Noooo ! Really needed that Mahrez (C) goal

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Restecp

      4. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thank goodness Mike Dean is doing VAR again. Thank you Mike

      5. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Salah (c) fail

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Oh. Dear.

      6. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lingard starts Antonio Hatty confirmed....!

      7. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Everyone starts for everyone

      8. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cancelo is terrible.

        1. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          What??....Really??

      9. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Sterling back to wandering aimlessly around the touchline it seems...

      10. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Salah haul confirmed with no Mane!

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hope so my cup game relies on this.

      11. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lingard starts!

      12. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS – NO ALISSON; FIRMINO STARTS

        Team to play Brighton: Kelleher, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Phillips, Milner, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Salah, Shaqiri, Firmino

        Subs: Adrian, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, R Williams, N Williams, Davies, Cain

        BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS – BURN, ALZATE START

        Team to play Liverpool: Sanchez, Burn, Webster, Dunk, White, March, Bissouma, Alzate, Gross, Trossard, Maupay

        Subs: Walton, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, McGill, Wier, Tau, Zeqiri, Karbownik

        ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

        Team to play West Ham: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Barkley, Grealish, Watkins.

        Subs: Heaton, Traore, Trezeguet, Nakamba, Engels, Sanson, El Mohamady, Davis, Ramsey.

        WEST HAM TEAM NEWS – LINGARD STARTS

        Team to play Aston Villa: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Fredericks, Rice, Soucek, Lingard, Benrahma, Antonio.

        Subs: Martin, Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen, Diop, Johnson, Odubeko.

        1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          LoL @ Lingard starts in caps. The lord is back troll naysayers...

        2. TOPCAT1960
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No -7 Bednerak points coming off the bench (1st Sub) ... yeah

        3. mookie
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          2 right backs for Grealish

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Good spot

      13. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lingard starts!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          😆
          Brilliant stuff.

      14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        zinchenko coming on

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          is it 60 minutes yet?

      15. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Bloody Salah. Bruno VC points in the bin.

      16. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Rest Dias now !

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

        Zinchenko going to come on apparently.