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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. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Captain oh Captain!
    What a GW!

  2. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Soyuncu goal disallowed

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Unlucky to all the people who just sold Sterling

    1. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Why would you sell?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        I did, -4 to get Salah...

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Someone did 5 mins back to Son!!

        If we can believe them?

  4. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Thanks Gundo!!!

  5. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Ah balls..

  6. SoShy
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Lord tap in

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Tap in = good team goal

  7. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    RAHEEEMM

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Hahahaha TAP IN

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Hahahahaha SALT

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 15 days ago

        Joking joking!

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Oh no it begins

  10. Kaneyonero
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Gundo(c)an

  11. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Casuals in heaven...

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Casuals captained Salah 😉

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Maddison owners?

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      For Gundo or Raz?

  12. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Finally after 3 months my captained scored..pheww

  13. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    RAHEEM (C) ALHAMDULILLAH

  14. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    One more Sterlo my boy, just one more

  15. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Amazing what happens when you put Sterling down the middle and not in the bleachers.

  16. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Gundagon hive

  17. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    GET SOME GUNDO! GET SOME!

  18. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Razeeeem Vice Capitano!!!

  19. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Very nice GundoAss

  20. shiraz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    I have gundogan as vc, hope more to come

  21. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Desperately need at least 1 more from Sterling.....

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    What a miss by cancelo

  23. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Cancelnooooo got to finish that

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Cancelo waster.

  25. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Leicester need to score more

  26. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Of course I picked Barnes instead of maddy...

  27. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 15 days ago

    Cancelo should score this

  28. Party time
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Come on Gundogan. Rack up them baps

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      Well it looks like I didn't screw up by benching Gundo at least.

      Was a toss-up between Gundo, Son and Bamford for my bench. Went Bamford...

    • dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 15 days ago

      More goals here for City..