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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Cancelo OUT as expected. Worst player on the pitch

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      worse than burnley players?

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Why are you still allowed to post

      1. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        This

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

    Cmon Burnley! Grab a goal!

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Unbelievable, 5 players all return so far and still red arrow 🙁

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      No way, link?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes way just click my link 44 pts and top 10K avg 49.5

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Same here - 49 from 5 and red arrow!

  4. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Top 10k average is over 49 points, wow. 61% rank drop.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      They all have double Man City defense.

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I have Man City double defense too, lol. All 4 players returned.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      What the....

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Is it Bruno/ Sterling Captain influenced?
      34 points Bruno
      Or not having Leicester players.
      Your captains still to play?

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Off all of the defenders I didn’t think it’d be Cancelo.

    Pep is something else.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Saving him for the Pool match.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He does the most running by a distance

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lingard starts

  7. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ffs Fulham, score.

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    How now?

    4 played with Bruno, Dias, Stones and Gundo & livefpl says -77.75% OR change.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Check main threats to your rank, you will find Justin and co who caused the damage

    2. djman102
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It's crazy. Overall average is 35, but the average around my rank (600K) is 48!

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pep playing this like it's a training match.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Cup opponent 50 from 5!

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mines on 95 with 3 to go

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Share link

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Are you for real?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Average of top 10K

  11. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    32 points from 3 players so far and I've dropped 47% rank lol

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

      Bruno cappers

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Justin Maddison Sterling Bruno, all killers

  12. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Top 10k 5.5 players played, 49 average. Crazy week.

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

    On over 51% red and own Bruno, Gundo and double city defence. Wow

    1. doher.ty
        3 months, 8 days ago

        One person in my league has Rash, Bruno, and AWB + double city + Sterling - has risen like crazy!

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Captain is key.

    2. doher.ty
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Stones so far forward! Playing the Cancelo role!

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Isn’t it strange when you’re scoring well you continue to score well, and when you’re score badly it also continues.
        Never seen to go good then bad etc.

        Funny old game

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          *you score badly

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Anyone else with zero players starting in the wh villa game ?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I have 5 haha

        2. TheBiffas
            3 months, 8 days ago

            six

        3. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Shoot (!) more, City!!

        4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Cancelo CS locked. Dunno why u whining haha

        5. mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          45 from 4 and still predicted to get a red arrow. WTF?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Bruno

          2. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            50 from 5.5 average so you looking good needing 5 from 1.5

        6. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Barnes looking lively?

        7. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Good to see my Foden (c) punt paid dividends!

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            5 min cameo 200% guarenteed.

          2. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Who's your vice captain ?

        8. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sterling! Do something!

          1. Jindaljain
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Looks like he is done for the day

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            He already has? Scored didn’t he?

          3. doher.ty
              3 months, 8 days ago

              He's already scored

          4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Meh alright, CS and early rest to bail him on will do.

          5. Random Name
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'm in the gwk1 Justin gang

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Huge props. Player of the year

            2. PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Me too 🙂 Also the Justin bench gang 🙁

          6. aborg
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Perriera already looking dangerous. A double with him and Justin looks great !

          7. b91jh
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            (C)ancelo failed. Going to be punished by Salah..

            1. doher.ty
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Didn't you get a cleansheet? That's the risk when c a defender is that is often the max and everything else is much more difficult to come by.

              • doher.ty
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  If City losses this cleanie you'll be counting your lucky stars.

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                High scores are still a red arrow cause Justin has 115 points this GW...

                1. mad_beer ✅
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  I wish he had 115

              • fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Come on Fulham, just get everyone forward for Barnes to tap in!

              • acidicleo
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Cancelo cs locked...:)

              • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Weird one to sub Cancelo tbh but oh well.

                Cmon Gundogan and cmon Fulham!