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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What's going on??! How is that not a pen!?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wondering the same. So confusing what VAR does/doesn't do

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

      Because Mike Dean.

    3. Predator
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Horrible decision

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

        Do the VAR officials not speak in the ear of the ref??!!

        1. Predator
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Morons

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

    clear pen

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

    “Jesus plays for City, not United, no pen”

    - VAR booth.

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    2nd pen in two GWs denied for Gundogan!

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

    Last three gameweeks was hell for me, Soucek benched, then Bamford gone, and now all players I don't own just pouring in points 🙂

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    39 from 4 and 55% rank drop .... 😮

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

      Exact same here!

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

      38 from 4 61%

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I'm on less from more players, better not look.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Same score and 47% drop for me to 110k from 75k. Feel sick!

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

    VAR!!! What are you doing?

    1. Predator
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Crap

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Watkins or Bamford?

  9. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    That is so ridiculously clearly a penalty. How didn't VAR pick that up??

  10. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Gundo haul in spirit

  11. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Really need Grealish and DCL mega hauls after this Sterling fail

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Didn't meet high expectations but hardly a fail. Still time.

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    No Gundo penalty yet?

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

    71 but zero players from villa WH

    Time to hit the sofa

  14. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Do you think Walker (maybe more defensive and quicker) will start vs Liv or still Cancelo...

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

      Walker is absolute dross defensively.

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

      Maybe both

  15. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Gundo plays very well

  16. Scoring freely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Not watching the game, but it was a definite pen. Gundo owner here

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

      If it was United it would be a pen and red card no question

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

        It would be repeated after miss and GK not on the line.

      2. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 8 days ago

          🙄

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

      Come on Booby get a goal.

      1. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Whoops

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Gundo should’ve hauled tonight with that pen and the assists he’s been serving up to incompetent finishers

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Agreed. Why did VAT not check that?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Referee not the tax man

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

                They both screw us over

            • fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Beyond me mate

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Mitchel to Periera?

        • Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Gundo in for any baps?

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

            3

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

            yes, 3

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Nice one

        • gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Gundog denied a stone wall pen. VAR really is an utter joke. Clear and obvious error by the ref not to give it.

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

            Var is not the joke, the people running it are

            1. gooberman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yes indeed

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

          oh look another corrupt decision

        • UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/781065/event/22

          Yeah just a rival absolutely killing it, the luck

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            How has he been lucky? Looks a fairly template team with no bench points.

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Best team I've seen so far - killing it this week!
            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4696567/event/22

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Oh my god. Hope Foden stays on that bench (JUSTIN) but can’t see it

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Ederson YC

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

            Seriously? Sake.

        • TheBiffas
            3 months, 8 days ago

            wtf is jesus doing for these baps

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

              scoring helps?

              1. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  your point?

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

                    rest my case

                    1. TheBiffas
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        alright mate

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

                Absolute clown 😆

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

                that should be red for Ederson

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

                VAR and officiating in England really is atrocious

              5. Sack The Glazers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                need a lee-eve goal fest, bammy and dcl hatty each

                1. PP6
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  This

                2. Sid1891
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Yes please
                  Same here

                3. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  DCL will blank

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

                    Water is wet