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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. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Sweet. 1st sub Justin in for Foden. 15 pts.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sweet

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I have Watkins

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nice.

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Very lucky and very poor decision

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        😆

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Foden is great value when you get your subs right.

    5. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Same here. Tense few minutes waiting to see if he’d use any subs!

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Had such high expectations tonight, only to be let down 🙁

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Just wait til Salah blanks

  3. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    5 at the back is the 3 4 3

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      5-4-1 the way to go.

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Alioski close

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Brilliant volley

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Post with a Cantona type volley from a corner to the edge of the box.

    Beautiful curve from Alioski

  6. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Think I should’ve benched Son and not Digne. Went back and forth. Fail. Own fault though.

  7. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    City game done now I can count my eggs from tripple city defence. *Logs into FPL to check points.*

  8. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    YES! Justin on for Foden off the bench. Just need Leicester to keep CS! Digne assist. Good few minutes

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Luck

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nice jam!

  9. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Justin 15 pts locked in!
    Woohoo

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Dias 6 points looks poor next to 17 from AWB and 15 from Justin.

  10. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What a volley that would of been from Alioski!!!!

  11. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Yummy cleanies from MC and LC!

  12. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I bought TAA for justin before this gw. 🙁

  13. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone see City conceding against Pool?

  14. STEP rOVERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Got to love Justin!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      despise him

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Gundo owners potentially scammed of a penalty and max bonus tonight 😛

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Just my luck

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Don't worry, I own him too.

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    James Justin unappreciation post

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Everyone getting bench points meanwhile DCL is rooted on my bench... 🙁

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Who cares? He sucks.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I think hes a good asset and will haul this game

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Not in form

  18. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Returns from 5 of 6 including Bamford and the arrow is red looooool

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      joke aint it

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Justin I presume? Bs

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      5 from 6 here as well, 63 with Salah as captain.

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Red arrow?

  19. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Can' believe I casually own Justin still

  20. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Justin feck off

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Don't own or benched?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Your best ever post

  21. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Of course it had to be the first time Mahrez failed to score against Burnley with City. Salah hat-trick incoming to punish my captaincy punt.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      what are you even doing with Mahrez?

  22. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    100 will be a red arrow this gameweek

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    James freaking Justin dumping red arrows on the FFS community.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Isn't he worth picking?

  24. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    As a (B)runo all I want is Salah to sign in and then sign off after a minute because of a hidden injury.

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      a blank will do.

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What does (B) stand for?

  25. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    God I hate Calvert-Lewin. Only owned him for 114 mins this season, but can't wait to get rid already.

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    struijk so close

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    40% rank drop... wow

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    nearly dcl own goal

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Blimey nice header Leeds. Close.

  30. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    My word. Olsen needs to start every game.