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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. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Useless Bernardo shoot straight at keeper

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Bad goal for defenders BPS.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      this

  3. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling so wide

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yep
      Not good

  4. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Lots of goals here. Come on Cancelo!

  5. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Cancelo playing midfield

  6. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    World number 1 has Bernardo

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yep

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      When someone is a lucky faker 🙂

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yes, I think long run he might have smarter than us Gundo fans.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Jam City

    5. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      He’s smart

  7. Mika-eel
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    When Pope looks like Ramsdale. Not so funny now hey Dyche.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      lmao good one

  8. Earwicker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    How many red cards tonight?

  9. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Bilva ass?

  10. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    only interested in Cancelo and Barnes returns. Gundo returns would be a bonus

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Why aren't you interested in Gundogan points?

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        its called not raising hopes

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          Good luck
          (quietly)

  11. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    So Jesus was the third Man City we should have all jumped on?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      And then screamed when he’s benched next time

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      got rid just as he started scoring...

  12. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Are there Salah rumours ?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Too many

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Always

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Rumor is that he's mad AF that some folks went C-Bruno

      Now he is going to go Cave Man on Brighton

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    7 minutes in, I think its fair to say Sterling (c) failure- season over.

  14. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    How many will City score?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      4

    2. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      28-1 in last 7 matches against Burnley...so looks like at least 4...

  15. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling VC fail

  16. CFC1990
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    I find all these fail comments hilarious. We are 9 minutes into the game!!

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Exactly - they should say after 10 minutes

      1. CFC1990
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Hahaha

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      X1000

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      It’s just one of those things that will never not happen on here

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Attention seeking, very sad

    5. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      15 Minutes

      Sterling, Canelo, Gundo, and Foden FAIL!

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks you may sleep now

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    B Silva is such a low IQ pep robot. Always looking for Mahrez who wastes every attack.

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Gundo in the box a lot, nothing wrong with his position from what I can

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      It's a pre game thing...

      People tend towards negativity as a rule.

  19. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Pope setting up Jesus with a goal. Joke writes itself.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Haha!!!

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Had Stones got a perm 🙂

  21. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Leicester robbed, clear handball FK outside box not given

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Match fixers did not want the foul called.

      The new hand ball rule is made for match fixing.

      Like Targett's awesome save last week on Southampton.

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        New rule is so dumb, VAR should be checking for FKs as well.

  22. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Ya know like there’s a count for how many passes completed, how many tackles, saves etc.

    I would love a count on how many times Pep spits

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Disgusting with Covid-19 about

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Is really isn’t it, it’s like a reflex habit he’s developed

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          Spitting is disgusting & he is a role model

  23. aborg
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Justin single handedly blocked a sure goal for Fulham !!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Penalty?

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        No, I was not being sarcastic, he managed to block a close range shot from Mitrovic...goaler would have been beaten

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          So was i

    2. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Deliberate handball?

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Keep that cleanie and give us baps my son

    4. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      The way things went yesterday I thought you meant with a red card penalty challenge.

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Hehe no he did it the right way !

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    City goal without sterling involvement

    You LOVE to see it

    Oh yes you do!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Very early to be celebrating that...

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        2nd half post will be nowhere to hide one so using all the other ones now

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 17 days ago

          You're beginning to develop a sense of humour .... keep up the good work.

  25. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Is a Sterling hattrick too much to ask for today? Asking for a friend.

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Yes. Replying for a friend

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Tell your friend that Jesus loves him.

    3. Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      3 goals in the next 3 games from Sterling is too much to ask

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I'd much prefer 3 Sterling goals in the next 3 minutes

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        He was just gifted a 1v1 and took a horrible touch. I think you may be right. That's a few poor touches I've seen him have.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Considering he is mostly hugging the touchline you be lucky to get any return from Sterling other than 1pt for CS.

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        He's captained: 2 points for CS 😉

    5. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Needs a goal to tie Soucek goal haul

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Cancelo cappers will have the last laugh for sure

  27. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Ihenancho G

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Go Foxes!!

    2. tuturututu
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A?

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Maddison

  28. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling fail & Salah haul then I am out of world league

  29. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    1-0 leicester

  30. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Gundagon playing far too left for owners liking. Clearly a Pep instruction. His false 9 stint is over!