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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. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Well at least it's not a cap fail with Cancelo (c). I'll take it I guess. Now just gotta jinx Salah... Where's my witch doctor at?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I kidnapped the fecker

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

      It is a fail tbf.

      The Bruno chap did alright...

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        It's better than my last 3 captains including my TC lol.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Zambian is on vacation.

    4. SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Was he injured or just replaced for tactics / rotation?

  2. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Whould should I replace Bednarek with?

    A) Cresswell
    - Higher attacking threat
    - Lower Top10k Ownership (22.96%)
    - On set pieces

    B) Coufal
    - Cheaper price point
    - Higher Top10k Ownership (49.88%)
    - Next opponents (Ful & Shu) prone to conced from his side

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

      A

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A. B is crap

    4. TheBiffas
        4 months, 9 days ago

        cresswell has become overpriced. B

      • Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Both play for the same team and appear as nailed as each other. Coufal looks more value for money. Ig a choice between the two then coufal.

        Targett not a bad competing option imo

      • HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Cresswell has 30 points more than Coufal - that's good value for 1m

      • HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Worth having a look at Ben Mee

    5. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Wheres Mitro when you need em?

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone going Antonio(c) this weekend?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Currently on Son(c) Antonio(vc) but may be swayed

      2. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Already locked in. Rash>Son and captain is my only other option

    7. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone getting SON for the west brom game?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        If I don’t cap Antonio. See above

    8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Justin please get booked or concede or score an OG or something lad

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        This!!!

      2. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Come on Fulham

      3. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Bednatrick Please.

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

      Robbie Savage has had enough of his co-commentator. Just gone silent 😆

    10. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      (C)ancelo 6 pointer sealed and delivered

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

      Jesus wastes a Gundo assist then dives...

    12. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Oh brilliant from gundo, some player

    13. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling Justin Gundogan AWB Bruno Maddison

      Cup opponent has none of them love to see it

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Oh, how we've swiftly revised expectations.

      2. Random Name
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Wouldn't call someone without Bruno an "opponent"

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Magic of the cup

    14. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Hmm to watch Liverpool vs Brighton or Villa vs West Ham

    15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Give Stones an early rest too Pep? Then Burnley G time

    16. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      penalty city incoming

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

        Ban

    17. tbos83
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I know it's had its ups and downs but this season of FPL is just epic

      • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Who is the better pick between Justin and Rudiger?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Justin

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Justin better asset, rudiger has better fixtures right now

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Are VAR just sleeping in the City game or what? That's ridiculous.

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

        That’s only a pen for the red side of Manchester.

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        How was that not a pen!?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Because Mike Dean.

      • Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        How is that NOT a penalty?

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Clear penalty

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Zero from consistency from var, more contact there form tark than form Bednarek last night

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          1000% agree.......I dont understand the rules or VAR anymore

      • jammie26
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Gundo is a fantastic player.

        • Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Gundogan denied pen. Would have been too jammy for the jammiest of owners.

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          God Gundo is good.

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          If thats utd mike dean given a pen eyes closed

        • All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          When you see the replay, quite the dramatic pause between Jesus getting pushed and him going to ground.

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Ive seen pens given for lesser contact this year.

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Come on Fulham

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

            Ban

        • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Martinez Watkins Antonio Salah(c) coming up... Coufal Soucek benchees.

          Nervous