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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. Pascal
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Keep JRod for Fulham or get rid ?

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

        Keep

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Useless Fulham, try to get a goal, push the keeper forward as well. Need that Barnes breakaway goal.

      1. ivantys
          3 months, 8 days ago

          He's already subbed

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

            Oh lol, thanks!

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

          Oh

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

        Score a goal Gundo ffs

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

          He's ticking along nicely

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

            Sadly my OR is not this week, despite almost 40 already pre-captain 🙁

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        How is the top 10k average 50 with 6 played? Crazy good

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

          Justin

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

            He really is a rank killer if you don’t own him

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

          Triple City points for everyone. Bruno. United defenders. Justin. Maddison.

        3. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Bruno, Double City Defence, Justin, Gundogan

      4. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thank God Cancelo played 60 mins .... That was close !

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

        Imagine owning Coufal

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

          What’s he done, he’s on my bench this week?

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

          What do you mean by that?

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

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

        1. Pascal
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Watkins or whichever Chelsea fwd finds some form.

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

          Foden cameo incoming. I can feel it. Need those Justin points!

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Everton 1 nil up

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

          Leess 0-1 everton

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

            Siggy g

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

          Goal - not DCL
          Assist - not DCL

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

            FFS

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

              Take it back. Digne assist 😀

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

            F**K sake

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

            Lol

          4. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Damn

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

            That’s very informative

          6. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Assist Digne?

          7. Homer21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Helpful

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

          If Salah hauls it's going to be a crazy high scoring GW

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

          Siggy G
          Digne A

          Brilliant cross.

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

            Ooooh Digne assist, lovely!

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

          DCL on my bench

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

          Siggy G
          Digne A

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

          Errr that's not DCL

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

          One of Maddison/Justin essential? Who to drop from:

          Cancelo Stones Digne // Coufal Dallas
          Salah Bruno Son Gundogan // Soucek

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

            No, fixtures are grim

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

            Could be Son if he continues this atrocious form

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

          For goodness sake why was that not DCL in the middle?!

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

            Literally the one spot he nearly always is (rolls eyes)

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

            Because he was jogging

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

              So typical

        13. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Digneeeeeeeeeeee

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

          Oh ffs dcl do something you Usless sack of crap

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

          Digne assist. Mmmmm

        16. Parsnips
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Let’s go. Digne owners unite!

          • djman102
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yay, Digne! I'll take it. Especially playing him over Bamford.

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

            DIGNE YESSSSS

          • Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yes Digne

            • DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              What a ball from Digne tho

            • ivantys
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Yes Digne A

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

                Awful marking in the box

              • Winners900
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                DIGNEEEEEEEE

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

                DCL should be there not Siggy.

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

                  THIS! I actually already started celebrating assuming it was him