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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
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Captain oh Captain!
    What a GW!

  2. ivantys
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Soyuncu goal disallowed

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Unlucky to all the people who just sold Sterling

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Why would you sell?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I did, -4 to get Salah...

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Someone did 5 mins back to Son!!

          If we can believe them?

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Thanks Gundo!!!

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Ah balls..

    • SoShy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Lord tap in

      1. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Tap in = good team goal

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      RAHEEEMM

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Hahahaha TAP IN

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Hahahahaha SALT

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Joking joking!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Oh no it begins

    • Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Gundo(c)an

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Casuals in heaven...

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Casuals captained Salah 😉

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Maddison owners?

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        For Gundo or Raz?

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Finally after 3 months my captained scored..pheww

    • Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      RAHEEM (C) ALHAMDULILLAH

    • Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      One more Sterlo my boy, just one more

    • Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

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

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Gundagon hive

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      GET SOME GUNDO! GET SOME!

    • fedolefan
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Razeeeem Vice Capitano!!!

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Very nice GundoAss

    • shiraz
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I have gundogan as vc, hope more to come

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

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

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        What a miss by cancelo

      • MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Cancelnooooo got to finish that

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Cancelo waster.

      • ivantys
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Leicester need to score more

        • Chucky
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Of course I picked Barnes instead of maddy...

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Cancelo should score this

        • Party time
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Come on Gundogan. Rack up them baps

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 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
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            More goals here for City..