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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Penalty!

  2. SM001
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Get up Gundo!

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gundo wins pen but hurt.

  4. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ederson? Ha

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Jesus

  6. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    My ML direct competitor owns Lowton, but I have Mee and Tarkowski. Seems I lost.

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wonder who will miss this one.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      🙁

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      So many options

  8. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    wow

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ederson?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Interesting...

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Penalty?!

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri wtf

  12. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodrigo WTF

  13. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Either take it and score or Jesus take it and score man

  14. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wth Rodri

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri on pens

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Out of Syllabus

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      LOL - Pep troll

  16. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri essential

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gundo off Pens

  18. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I knew I should have gone with my gut with Digne > Lowton

  19. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ederson made his way to the box!

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He’s on the next one.

  20. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    VAR is having another good chuckle at rigging games today

  21. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Gundogan assist we take those.

  22. CRO KLOPP
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ederson angry

  23. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri on penalty nice 😀

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    LOL Ederson roaming forward, wants to take it.

  25. TOLV TUMS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodrigo?

  26. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Aw ffs. Gundo definitely off pens then. Dead pick

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He got the assist for it LOL

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Dunno that was a horrid penalty

    3. Kno
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      how many of his goals last week was pens?

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Awful penalty

    1. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Shocking

  28. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri just converts

  29. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Yes. Assist

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Just in 🙂