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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. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Completely shafted myself triple capping Sterling over Gundogan

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Same. Literally everything falling for Gundo atm, full Yaya Toure.

  2. Malcolm Tucker for England …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    currently 73 with 14 left to play, with bench boost planned in week 26.
    what a weird season

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nice

      1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        more luck than judgement, as the rest of my season proves! 😀

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Enjoy it!

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

    I guess with Gundogan and Sterling and just Cancelo at the back a Son goal ain't the worst thing...

    Taking a streak out of the ruthlessly on here?

  4. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How serious did Gundo's injury look?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Groin

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

      Twinge.

      Grimacing but could play Wednesday.

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

      May expect 1 to 2 weeks out

      1. evilfish
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        May expect hat trick wednesday

    4. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Holding groin can see him missing everton

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I’d predict somewhere between 0-8 weeks

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    3 - Gündogan (53)
    2 - Ederson (36)
    1 - Rodrigo (33)

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gundo on 38 pts .would have been on 70 if continued playing

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Why don't you have him?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Tbf I’ve only just bought him this week (and capped)

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

            Late to the party

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Very!

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              But nice to get his biggest haul of the season!

  6. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Come ooooon Sterling!!!! Scoreee

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      this please

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        :' (

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

    I tried to be smarter with captaining Pope over Gundo... 😐

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      At least Pope is guaranteed 2 games

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Well you got 8 points and 1 game left. So not the end of the world.

    3. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same, (C)ancelo from a few weeks back has made me go with some questionable captaincy choices these past few weeks.

      • Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same. But it’s not finished yet. Need to hope Gundo doesn’t play against Everton and Pope does well.

    4. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      25% rank drop caused by Gundogan haul 🙁

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Painful

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

        He's essential

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

      Sterling need a goal tonight

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I am praying to fantasy gods for it

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

      Really wish DCL hadn't gotten injured so I didn't need to play Son.. sigh.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Same mate! Bad luck

    7. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      82 points from 6.....

      Is this real life

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Inception Im afraid

      2. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        58 from 5 pre-bps
        Nice week for a change.

      3. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        79 here. Kudos!

    8. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ederson, Stones & Gündoğan(C)

      This is beautiful

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hold yer whist

    9. HaveYassineChikhaoui
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Villa please save me from humiliation.

      • jayzico
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        All the disbelievers with me triple captaining Gundo. WOW

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Doubt there was many

        2. Dele
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Well played geez

        3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          TC here too. I have looked for fellow TCs all week you are the first I have found. We got lucky on that Jam.

        4. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'll move up a few 1000 places I hope

      • C_G
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        76 with Kane and Son blanks, cant complain. shouldve played Soucek over Son

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cancelo, need you to join the rest of the party with a goal yourself.

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

        Can you guys believe that I actually switched my captain from Bruno to Gundogan at the last minute just coz he played 2 games. Thank god I did that switch and didn't go Bruno captain

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Gundogan injured or ?

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Edersoj and Gundo captain!!!!!!

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        59 points Gundo injured, failed DGW?

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

          too early to say

        2. as33
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Not really, i think nothing seriuos

        3. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          TC?

          Id be happy with that to be fair

      • Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        We trust in you Raheem

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Please deliver

          1. as33
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            lets do it

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Repost.

        Anyone know what was up with Son to miss out?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Great repost.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            😆 just playing. where you at TM? Having a good season?

      • Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Gundo, Mee and Dias injured, this double GW is slowly turning into a single GW for me...

      • Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        74 even without Dias

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        77 points so far with Grealish, Bruno, Shaw, Antonio and Bam to play!

        My first 100+ this season.

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

        Dias not coming on?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sterling not scoring a goal tonight is he?

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

          Nope =[

        2. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Hopefully rested for the 2nd game

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

        50:50 on Sterling or Gundogan (TC).

        Still time but damn

      • keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Quick poll Gundo owners when did you bring him in
        Gameweek 19 for me when he had scored 3 in his last 5

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

          19

        2. TOPCAT1960
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cannot remember exactly - may have been 12 or 13

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Grealish 30 pointer to get my to the tonne, come on big boy!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          *me

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

            Are you the big boy x

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Haha

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'm 15 away from the tonne with Martinez and Grealish to go

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Wow!! Fudgy where has this come from?!

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Must be something to moan about still?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yeah. Gutted I kept son, was set on a hit to rashy of hamez, feel awful about it. Also Barnes hit failed . I made mistakes

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Congrats on a great week so far

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Cheers