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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Maddison assist I think

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep

  2. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Madders!!!

  3. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Maddison assit

  4. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Was Gundogan a big dumb Trap?

    I feel like I own Emre Can again. Trap and unwise.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep. I’m selling

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Would rather have gundo at that price, I’m paying for sterling lol

  5. tuturututu
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeeaaah go Maddie!

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sterling wastes Stones assist

      1. tuturututu
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Noooo

        • Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          This is heartbreaking

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Would’ve been oerfect

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Maddest

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Ihnancho stealing Barnes goals. Rivals have Maddison - Do something Barnes

      4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling is so awful

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Proud owner 🙂

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Iheanacho goal??

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Nachos well and fully dipped.

      6. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Where was Pope going there? Off to the Vatican ffs

      7. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling is a shocking footballer

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Wet. Water

        2. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          He does have electric pace

      8. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Useless Sterling.

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          You should have told me before captain ing him

      9. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Burnley not had their wood and nails today.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Dyche is playing the look-alike game with his starting XI today.

      10. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling running with the ball looks like a baby bird flapping its wings for the first time

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Or a promiscuous T-Rex

      11. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling left back tonight

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          In the dressing room.

      12. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling is dreadful out of my team next week for sure!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I’m baffled every week by people’s trust in him

          1. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            I’ve only had him for 3 weeks that’s enough. Welcome Son.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Team with the most chances in the league . . you might hope he'd have one of them.

      13. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling do something

      14. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Brilliant assist from Madison. Wish I had owned him

      15. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling bby what you doin' to me, my capitan

      16. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Down from 75k > 97k so far.

        Not going to be my GW I feel!!

        Soucek > Maddi looking good

      17. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling (C) Fail idiot

        1. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          That's right, you picked him

      18. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling is just an overpriced Nathan Redmond.

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          dont insult Redmond

        2. OleBall
            4 months, 12 days ago

            You sure

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Hamez Maddison! Finally some hope.

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Tiago Carlos da Silva do Nacimiento Maddison ... if he played for Wolves

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          WTF Sterling?! Do something!

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Last week for Mr Sterling. Please be kind, Raheem, and score at least twice.

        6. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling to Son no brainer next GW

          1. MoSalad
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            100%

        7. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Tonight’s the night City lose their run of clean sheets. I hope I’m wrong though

        8. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Sterling should play for Arsenal!

        9. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          12th Gameweek captaincy fail thanks sterling

          1. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            You have to start looking at yourself at some point

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Harsh but fair...

              Just stick on the form players rather than pick and choose?