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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
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      So sure?

  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 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
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      24 for a goal, 3 for winning goal.

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      24 for a goal?

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He gets a 24 point start with a goal.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      24 immediately for the goal.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 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
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I've already accepted it.

  4. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling to Son done

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Link your team liar

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Before Son has played and this match is done?

  5. tbos83
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Ederson looks like a member of an experimental dance group

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Diver-City?

  6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Usually does.

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Hope not.

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Not if winning comfortably

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Cancelo close

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He can't keep doing this to me.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You mean crappy cross?

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Thank Godfrey!

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Digne still deeeeep?

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah. Playing high fullbacks vs Leeds is tactical suicide!

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Left back.

        4-2-3-1

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Dallas and DCL goals please

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      HAMEZ!

    5. mookie
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Thank you!

    6. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      DcL & Bamford brace

    7. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      No James is bad for DCL man

  9. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Raphinha and Bamford starts yessss

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dias is just 23 years old.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lingard is 28.

      1. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Is that his rating in FIFA?

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      The next VVD

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        You crack me up Rainer, love your bait haha

      2. TheBiffas
        7 months, 16 days ago

        like city?

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Become an important player for city already

  11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Timing is everything.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Pope England’s #1 officially begins.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  13. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Massive Fail Sterling

  14. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

  15. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Perfect goal

  16. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Man City 2

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Sterling 2 yards out

      Assist Gundogan

  17. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Raz G
    Gundo A

  18. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    RAAAAHEEEEEEM

  19. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Gundo A! Yay.

  20. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 16 days ago

    G Raz
    A Gundogan

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Razzzzzzz

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling G
    Gundo A

  23. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling goal but Gundogan assist ffs

  24. zdrojo187
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sterlingson

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    STERLINGGGGGGGGG

  26. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Surprised Sterling didn’t miss!

    1. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If he missed that sitter, it will be chaos here

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      From 3 yards!

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    CAPATAINOOOOOO GOAL

  28. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Gundo!!

  29. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling the tap in merchant at it again!!!

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Yesss! Sterling you beauty!