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Dias named alongside returning Aguero on Man City bench

Rúben Dias (£6.1m) is the latest victim of Pep Guardiola Roulette in the first game of Double Gameweek 24.

After missing Manchester City’s midweek FA Cup victory with illness, the centre-back finds himself on the bench for the first time in the Premier League.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and John Stones (£5.2m) are the heart of the Citizens’ back-four today with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and João Cancelo (£6.1m) occupying the left and right-back roles respectively.

Rodri (£5.3m) is fit which allows him to retain his holding midfield role and allow Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) to take up more advanced roles when Manchester City are in possession.

Backers of the German international might be somewhat wary of Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) playing through the middle as a centre-forward this afternoon, considering he tends to perform better when Guardiola goes with a false-nine.

And those days of requiring midfield players to spearhead the front-three could finally be at their end now that Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) has recovered to take a place on the Manchester City bench.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Phil Foden (£6.1m) are on the flanks of the front-three today and it will be interesting to see which of them occupies the left-hand side of that.

Spurs are second only Southampton for chances conceded on the right-flank over the last six matches – and they have named centre-back Japhet Tanganga (£4.9m) at right-back at the Etihad Stadium today.

Ben Davies (£4.6m), Eric Dier (£4.9m) and Davinson Sánchez (£5.2m) join him in the back-four preparing to face Manchester City’s in-form attack.

Still, there will be plenty of interest in Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) tonight. They sit in 22.1% and 53.0% of squads worldwide respectively.

Double Gameweek 24 Line-ups

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Cancelo; B Silva, Rodri, Gündogan; Sterling, Jesus, Foden.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; B Davies, Dier, D Sánchez, Tanganga; Højbjerg, Ndombele; Son, Lamela, Moura; Kane.

Double Gameweek 24 so far…

Burnley got their Double Gameweek off to a relatively positive start, although it came at some cost.

As expected, they secured a clean sheet against a Crystal Palace attack still yet to score a Premier League goal without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) in the team this season.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) secured an eight-point score thanks to three saves and a one bonus while Matt Lowton (£4.5m) score his first-ever goal for Burnley.

While it was a rare attacking return for the right-back, he capitalised on Crystal Palace’s well-documented problems defending their left flank of late, recently discussed in our Double Gameweek 24 preview article.

However, the second half produced two concerning injuries for Sean Dyche’s men.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) was taken off with a potentially serious head injury, receiving extensive treatment on the pitch and coming off wearing a brace.

And minutes later, Erik Pieters (£4.3m) felt a groin problem develop and was replaced by Phil Bardsley (£4.4m)

Fantasy managers invested in the Burnley defence will know the impact Mee has had this season and with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) still sidelined, their left-back position could also be a problem against Fulham…

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1,678 Comments Post a Comment
  1. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Poor from Lloris

  2. Greek Shamrocks
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GUNDO G Sterling (C) A -4 paid off.

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

    Gundog is the best 6.0M player ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Get in GUNDOOOOO!!!!

  5. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Gundo killing me softly all season,will get him next GW

  6. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Grrr ... have Gundo but captained Sterlo

  7. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    As a Sterling captain and Gundo owner, I don't feel too happy.

    Sad

    1. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Quit playing the game then. Something's obviously wrong.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Why? You are so funny

        1. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Cause you have points from 2 of your players incl. and all you can do is be a cry baby.

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

    Sterling (TC) please SCORE next

  9. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Time for a Raz goal now please.

  10. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Yay Soucek to Gundo(c) knee jerk for the win.

    Please be back for next game Dias

  11. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL
    GUNDOOOOOOOOO(C)
    I knew today is gonna be a great day for FPL

  12. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Still believe that he will be benched Vs Everton

  13. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    should have captained Gundo, not Pope

  14. Cruyff Turn
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    When did gks become so s**t?

  15. mrodgers91
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Finally gave in and got gundog, captain saving my week so far

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

    Sterling and gundoooo

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

    Owning Gundogan ahead of Sterling went absolutely awful

  18. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Give Gündoğan those 3 baps ASAP

  19. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Oh captain, my captain!

  20. jammie26
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Gundo!!!!!!

    • AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who assisted?

      1. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Raz

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

        Sterling

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Razz

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I didn’t get Gundo, I went Sterling.

      I’ll admit I hate Gundo and I’m a peasant for not jumping in

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

        Same, hate him

      2. jammie26
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Hate is a strong word.

      3. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Lloris captained Gundog

        1. Monklane
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Or Rodri

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

        40 and a DGW left to play for Gundogan (C). You absolutely love to see it.

      5. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Try to do something and get punished everytime. Sterling fail

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

          Assist, not fail

      6. SINGH
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Come on Spurs destroy that City clean sheet please!!!

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

        Sterling did really well to great the chance for that goal to be fair.

        Gundogan the poacher though!

      8. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Can Gundogan please not start the next game? Single-handedly destroying my rank here.

      9. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Oops
        Ster cap, gundo v/c

      10. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hello top 100k.. First time this season.. long time coming..

        1. Parsnips
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Hello top 10k for me

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Nice.. now you just have to stay there Was over 1mill in gw 17

              1. Zladan
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Same here!

                1.25m in GW17, now 85k live!