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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. tuturututu
      3 months, 8 days ago

      How the f did Ederson get that yellow?

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

        He almost murdered Pieters.

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

      Gundo 9 pointer with just an assist. Truly the new KDB.

    • Tommie
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      The 1 week i get rid of Justin and he gets 15 pointer omg...

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Why would you ever get rid of him

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

      Ederson bored again doing Ederson things.

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Leeds absolutely flying out of the traps here

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

        They love an early goal

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

      VAR needs a serious fix. It’s simply way too inconsistent. How can you not give a pen for that? It makes no sense. What’s a pen one week changed the next. Joke of a system and I’m not even a City fan

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

        Simply baffling

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

        Agreed.

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

        Yeah. I’m trying to be anjective about it as I own Gundo. But that’s a pen.

      4. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yea united fan and it’s been wrong more than right all season

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Not wrong by the letter of the law I guess the whole system is just ruining the game though

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

            VAR in PL is not for justice

            It's a tool for somebody. You know what I mean.

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

          Leeds Everton hopefully a goal fest

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Their first game should have been like 5-5, hopefully more of the same with better finishing

        • ivantys
            3 months, 8 days ago

            A Burnley or Fulham goal would be great now

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

              just a fulham goal would do

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

            Surely a red for Ederson

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

            Old news, but I don't think I've ever seen a player come close to getting a -7 in FPL. Congrats and thank you, Jan Bednarek!

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

              Jonathan Walters or am missing something..

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

            What the hell man. On track for 39 from 6 so far with Stones Gundo Digne Bamford still playing now, but dropping almost 40k OR?!

            Killing me 🙁

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

              Yeah, I've had 5 play with 5 returns (if Man City gets a clean sheet), and am falling in rank. I have Bruno but didn't captain him.

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

            Feels so weird that 3 games are on at the same time

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Old skool fpl*

              *1 year and a bit ago

          • Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Come on Bamford

          • The Tinkerman
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Was Cancelo taken off due to injury? Or just rested?

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

              Rest

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Ready for the big one

          • Right In The Stanchion
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            My rival already has 100

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

              gulp

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

              How?!

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Justin Bruno (c) WanBissaka Rashford Dias Gundogan Sterling

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

                  Post a link or I would never believe a word you say. Seen your posts in the past and its usually BS

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

                    Just stop interacting with him. He clearly makes you upset.

                  2. Right In The Stanchion
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Go check your rank Brendon - 2.3m

                    Why would I post all those players and know it’s over 100.

                    Looooooool

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

                Gues it’s Bruno cap, AWB Justin Maddi Wilson 2 city defenders and a couple of others.

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

              Guy in my ML is on 101 with Robbo, Son, Bamford, and Tammy left.

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

            Really need Digne and Bamford hauls... lol

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

            Am I looking at the same pitch of Leeds vs Brighton... 😮

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Ederson yc knocks me out of the cup. What a way to get knocked out

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

              What, you ain’t feasting on that! Shock!

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

              You kidding right?
              Unbelievable

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

              Harsh

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

            Jesus hacking bps

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

              Its a miracle

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

            Joel Mumbungo. What a fun name. Need myself a fruit juice.

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

            If Fulham could somehow get rid of that Leicester CS, it would be great.

          • DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            DCL masterclass tonight would be lovely.

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

            Best forward for 9.5? Except Firmino, Jesus & Antonio.

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

            29 from 3 sounds like a good start yet a red arrow this week!

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

            Kick someone, Jesus.

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

              Hahahah

          • tbos83
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Surely no debate now - Maddison is the better Leicester mid

              1. tbos83
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  (speaking as a totally unbiased Mad owner)

                • Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    On recent performances

                • Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  DCL laughing at me on my bench

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

                  Get Foden on Pep

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

                  Is R. Fredricks really playing so high up the pitch?

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

                  68 from 6

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

                    excellent stuff man, sailing!

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

                      Feels good for once so I had to post. Unfortunately i did get AWB for Cancelo two weeks ago

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

                        Ahh you've every right to man, great score, me not so much, but captin still to play, need big things from robbo 🙂

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

                    Wow. My mate has 56 from 3.