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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. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bamford goal time cmon let’s have a fest

  2. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling Assist / Goal please

    1. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Make it 3 goals xD

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

      This

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Dont own Dallas for CS points anyway

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    OR 164 has a back line of Ederson, AWB, Justin, Stones
    But they capped...Firmino - interesting pick!
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/2856059/event/22/

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Firmino will haul tonight trust. Without Mane he’ll carry more of a threat

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wow

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Do you just spend your time going through the top 500 teams or something 😆 . .

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not all my time.. 😉 😀

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Haha

  5. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    At least that Dallas clean is gone.

    1. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      We pick him for goals!

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Don't have him for clean sheets. Those are a bonus.

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

    Worst case scenario as a Dallas and DCL owner. This week man

  7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Cmon Gundogan a goal would be lovely

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

    Cancelo owners. Keeping or selling?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      😆

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Keeping

  9. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Nightmare start.

  10. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Digne's got a lot to make up .. bought him for AWB last week - Started the game 28 points down on the move

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Leeds United v Everton 80 mins + to go

  12. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Defence is the new attack, defenders really scoring some serious points this GW.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      And I here I am with Dallas and Holding

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Except Leeds and Arsenal. Who have been popular in recent weeks

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      figured this out before gw 18 wc

  13. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Jesus get booked pls

  14. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    DCL was in, poor shot at meslier

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    DCL big miss

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Omg

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

      Please dude. Good sings if he's getting the chances already at least.

  16. OLEgend
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Please score Fulham please

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      just isn't gonna happen is it really

  17. tbos83
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Jesus overtaken Gundo for 3 baps

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Jesus above gundy on baps

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Did that ages ages didn't he?

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Public service announcement, watch Everton Leeds. End to end

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Switched over just before the Digne assist.

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

        I have to watch City to make sure Sterling doesn't score any more 😆

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

        Cheers

    • Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      There will be plenty of goals in this Leeds Everton game. Very attacking both sides.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      omg dcl

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      DCL pls score

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Justin OG, or any type of Fulham goal, greatly appreciated

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cancelo = Can'tSellO

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Monster haul on here for DCL.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Fingers crossed for Fudgy.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          shut up lol

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Play nice

    • STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What is wrong with you! Serious question!

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

        Where do we start?

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who is this directed at?

      3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who

      4. Old Bull
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Is that you Dad?

      5. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        How much time do you have?

    • Random Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      DCLoL

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pretty much every defender I toyed with bringing in this week has done something... Wan Bissaka, Justin + now Digne. Creswell no doubt also does something now. Instead I got a Holding 1 pointer.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That's what you get for holding

        1. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Diamond hands

    • SM001
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Burnley goal please!

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        no

    • Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Eurgh. Dallas playing OOP was just too temping
      Expected a CS from Justin but not a goal too!