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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. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    City conceded 2 goals in 13 games. Triple city defence anyone!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      fixtures turning now unfortunately

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        That doesn’t matter

  2. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Justin is the best choice of the year if owned since the beginning. Period

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      ...but Ricardo Pereira...!

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yup! I removed him on my wildcard GW5 and here we are

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Same - still hurts!

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Been great for me. Never talked about on here (people preferred Lamptey), but guy is nailed, fit as anything so can play every game, plays for a team that keeps CS, and has attacking threat.

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I was only thinking the same thing. Nothing obviously special and missed being axed on a handful of occasions for flavour of the week but still there and hauling. Has to be fpl player of the year or close to it now

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Dias early sub potential?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Got to be him. Laporte can slot into the middle.

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lord Lingard pushing Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals and Yarmolenko to the bench. GOAT!

  5. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Zincheko coming on.... got to be for Cannesello

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ye

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Atleast cleansheet points will be assured.

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lingard to bust Martinez CS!

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He will bust Fabianski CS

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Dean Smith is an FPL managers dream manager.

    No rests, no BS, just starts for the main lads every single game.

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      True

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

    Any chance of Justin clean sheet being ruined? Cant stand when he gets pts

  9. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Sometimes even a stopped clock is never right 😆

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23355355

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Too much rumour spreading with no or dubious sources. MODS need to do a better job banning these repeated posters....

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Gundogan ruling the BAPS

  11. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    This game is well and truly rigged. How the f is Gundogan on 33bps with one assist, like seriously?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      There's clear metrics and data showing how he's achieved it?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yep.

    2. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Read the rules mate .Obviously a huge contribution to the game so far tells the story

    3. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You not been watching the game??!

  12. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Need a goal here Fulham...

  13. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Has Lamptey been abducted by aliens and no one told us?

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Gündogan (35)
    Jesus (33)
    Laporte (26)
    Dias (26)
    Stones (24)

  15. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Gundo ahead on the baps

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

    Gundogan is insane value at 5.5m

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      So glad I got him

  17. Plagued by indecision
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    So Justin remains rooted on my bench with all my other players starting. Oh well, got Bamford in last week so I suppose swings and roundabouts. Hope for big hauls from everyone else to cushion the blow!

  18. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Gundo > Sterling has been a massive fail as it stands.... Note to self, stop trying to get ahead of the curve

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Shoot when Stones gives you the ball, Gundo. FFS.

  20. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Ilkay the Baps machıne

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Stones is perfect in a game like this, so good on the ball

  22. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo A Gundogan G would be amazing

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Sterling is a bit crap isn't he?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      And why are you only just realising this? 🙂

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    cancelo subbed

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo CS locked

  26. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Need to see a Dias goal, it’s due

  27. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo off mehhhh

  28. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wot no Allison

  29. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo CS banked. Time to score Burnley.

  30. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo CS locked