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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. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Late to the party but juhuuuuuu Sterling get iuinnnn juhuuuu

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Gundo just a point less.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        2

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

    Justin bassicaly ruining my season

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

      He's good.

      I lost him in a stupid Blank GW trade that blew up in my face.

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

        Same

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

      Didn't you just sell Sterling to Son 15 mins ago?

      A minute or two before he scored.

      Perhaps you should look closer to home?

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

    Justin can't be any less than 6m next season.

    BAP merchant. Good attacker. Doesn't get injured.

  4. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Absolute rank killer that Justin goal. Maddison assist to run salt in the wound.

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Justin OG needed. Have hated never owning him but nobody I'd really drop for him

  6. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Justin returns are the worst

  7. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    God I despise you Justin, just had to be him didn’t it

  8. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Had Justin GW 1...Absolute rank crusher

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ughhhhh justin the casual Sarling strikes

    So jammy

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Darling*****

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

      Love it boyyyy

    3. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You love to see both Justin and Sterling score!

  10. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    There always one mistake you do with your team mine putting Justin on bench for Dallas hmmm damn

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

    Maddison might be essential.

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

      Only Fulham though aint it

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just 4 returns in 18 GWs for me last season... never again

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

    Barnes you show pony, score a goal or two.

  13. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Oh come on. I am going to stop looking at Scout Picks from now on. I played Holding over Justin just before deadline due to the Picks and Justin scores. I am ranting now.

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Your picks are supposed to be different from theirs

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Selling Justin on 1st wildcard back in gameweek 5 has been a huge regret ever since

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

        I sold him too

      2. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Same

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        GW 6. I don't regret it, but it was rank killer ever since.

      4. Yes Ndidi
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I had him from day one, but only as a stop gap until Pereira was fit. He's undroppable now.

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

      Justin on my bench luckily

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

        keep him there

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

        How can you keep him on bench for fullham game?

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

          I fancied Fulham to score, started..

          Shaw Stones Cancel

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Reckon Justin has just knocked me out of the cup. Wish I had him.

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Even if Salah doesn’t start, it’ll be nothing to do with the rumours. Just Klopp thinking for City next. But I think he should start him as we have to at least try and keep up with City.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        3 days full rest is plenty

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes hopefully he sees it that way.

    6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Despite the fact that I have only had Gundo Bruno Stones Cancelo play, I'm currently dropping over 30k in OR

      So frustrating...

      1. shiraz
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Same, have all 4 and i dropped 70k right now

      2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Justin Maddy love it

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

        Justin looks essential

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

        Goodness me this is getting worse by the second!

      5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Went Shaw over Justin yesterday. This week going from bad to badder.

      6. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Leicester are the most annoying team to pick

        1 week getting completely steam rolled by ‘whipping boys’ Leeds

        The next week easily winning

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 4 days ago

            They are good on the counter, not when they are the possession team, strange as Leeds are usually the possession team.

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

              This.

              An away side especially for Vardy.

          • Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I really can't stand them. It's like upgraded mid table team, best of the rest. No style, not a single thing unique in their game, nothing likable.

          • Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Ridiculous statements. Leeds are good side. Just because you can't pick a decent FPL team. Mind you, neither can I.

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

          Not a great half for a Barnes owner

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

          Need Robbo to go AWOL for those juicy Justin points.

          1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Won't happen.

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Hey what’s happened with Numan? I want more willy ads.

        5. trinzoo
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Chances Foden coming in before 60'?

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

            45%

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

          All this Justin hate.

          Just get him.

          I benched him but hey ho.

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

            Benched him too, started

            Shaw Stoned Cancelo

            Ah well

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah he just looks great.

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

            Would you start him in a 3 with these though?

            Cancelo, Stones, Cresswell, Dallas

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

              Easily there, how about mine though..

              Cancelo Stones Shaw Justin Digne 😀

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

            Why did you bench him?

          5. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Got him back a few weeks ago and he finally is paying off.

        7. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          All my good work instantly undone! Pi$$ off Justin !!!

        8. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Cancelo (c) looking good?