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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That's it I'm doing Soucek, Sterling to Son, Grealish.

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      So sure?

  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    How on earth is Jésus on 31 BPS??! That is complete nonsense.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Scored, shot on target against a defender a yard in front of him, failing to pass to Sterling gets extra points these days.

    2. ivantys
        3 months, 10 days ago

        24 for a goal, 3 for winning goal.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        24 for a goal?

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He gets a 24 point start with a goal.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        24 immediately for the goal.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I get that, but he's lost the ball more than once and had a blocked shot. Had a dribble and then lost the ball at the end of it.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Well Raphinha fit. Please don't do a Soucek, Soucek.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He's had his potato salad and ready to break hearts 😎

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

          I've already accepted it.

    4. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling to Son done

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Link your team liar

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Before Son has played and this match is done?

    5. tbos83
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ederson looks like a member of an experimental dance group

        1. Hooky
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Diver-City?

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        The question is, if Salah is benched will he come on if Liverpool are winning?

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

          Usually does.

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Hope not.

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Not if winning comfortably

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          What’s the score? What minute? How many subs already used? Is it raining?

          How would we know?

        5. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Came on against Palace when the game was over so I’d assume so

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cancelo close

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

          He can't keep doing this to me.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You mean crappy cross?

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        LEEDS TEAM NEWS

        Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Dallas, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.

        Subs: Casilla, Roberts, Costa, Hernandez, Davis, Cresswell, Shackleton, Jenkins, Huggins.

        EVERTON TEAM NEWS

        Starting XI: Olsen, Godfrey, Mina, Holgate, Digne, Iwobi, Doucoure, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

        Subs: Virginia, Keane, Delph, King, Nkounkou, James, Bernard, Coleman, Davies.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thank Godfrey!

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Digne still deeeeep?

          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah. Playing high fullbacks vs Leeds is tactical suicide!

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Left back.

            4-2-3-1

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Dallas and DCL goals please

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          HAMEZ!

        5. mookie
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Thank you!

        6. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          DcL & Bamford brace

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

          No James is bad for DCL man

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Raphinha and Bamford starts yessss

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Dias is just 23 years old.

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

          Lingard is 28.

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Is that his rating in FIFA?

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          The next VVD

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Scarily good already, won’t be too long before the big clubs come knocking.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            You crack me up Rainer, love your bait haha

          2. TheBiffas
              3 months, 10 days ago

              like city?

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

            Become an important player for city already

        4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Sterling the prime example of because he’s expensive on fpl he must be due a haul

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Timing is everything.

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Pope England’s #1 officially begins.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I hope. His distribution is not as a good as Pickford but otherwise he's much superior.

        6. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Massive Fail Sterling

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

          Sterling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        8. ivantys
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Perfect goal

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Man City 2

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Sterling 2 yards out

              Assist Gundogan

          • KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Raz G
            Gundo A

          • Meinhoff
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            RAAAAHEEEEEEM

          • sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Gundo A! Yay.

          • shiraz
              3 months, 10 days ago

              G Raz
              A Gundogan

            • Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Razzzzzzz

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Sterling G
              Gundo A

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Sterling goal but Gundogan assist ffs

            • zdrojo187
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Sterlingson

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              STERLINGGGGGGGGG

            • MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Surprised Sterling didn’t miss!

              1. shiraz
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  If he missed that sitter, it will be chaos here

                • AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  From 3 yards!

              2. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                CAPATAINOOOOOO GOAL

              3. Sack The Glazers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Gundo!!

              4. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Sterling the tap in merchant at it again!!!

              5. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Yesss! Sterling you beauty!