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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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is Sterling playing?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      According to the team sheets, yes.

    3. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, playing for the team

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Left side stands

  2. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    The difference with Gundogan 3 pts +bps compared to 5 or -2 wasn't significant imo. Has anyone calcaluted expected pts from spot kick?

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foden doing anything?

  4. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foden looked so much more comfortable on the right. Sterling never looks great wherever he plays this season so not sure why they switched.

  5. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who is marking Sterling? Is he doing a good job?

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nope. Sterling is playing so badly he doesn't need to be marked.

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        SO glad I brought him in. And captained.

        1. noone
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          same lol

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling sat in stands when last spotted

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        lol

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Cancelo has 1G 2A all season. Could do with him increasing that tally today.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Is he playing?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah just megged Son.

  7. Lets jump straight into it.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Spurs away kit is always black/dk blue/purple NOT green - it looks awful (like plymouth).

    Same for Leeds, their away kit should be yellow and or blue ....

    NOT GREEN.

    Football is dead.

    1. Josserz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You alright mate?

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Screw. Turning.

  9. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundogan looks so dangerous, like a prime Lampard the positions he's getting into.

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      this

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Foden on both corners, Rodri on pens.

    Gundo’s end is near.

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    City toying with Spurs with ease here, love that.

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Wish I did son to rashy for a hit now

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Be satisfied with your Lowton, greedy red bear.

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling playing right back?

  14. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling is useless

  15. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Nutmeg +5 BAPS

  16. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling yeah, I own you for you to hug the touchline and enjoy the action.

  17. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Why is Lamela still on the pitch?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Got the ball.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bwahhahah

  18. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Brazil vs Argentina is warming up nicely.

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    When was the last time Lowton scored? Was FPL around?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      In the Championship.

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

      During the First World War.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      About 2 hours ago. Yes.

    4. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      8 years ago in the prem apparently.

  20. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    whats a guy got to do to get booked

  21. Shultan
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Lamely lucky there!

  22. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundo getting so many touches in and around the box.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Its why his wife is so frustrated

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Haha

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Understandable. He was a tad wayward from the spot last week.

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Need my Gundo (C) to outscore rivals Sterling TC

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Rodri and Gundo racking up the BPS.

  24. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If i knew Sterling gonna play as RB i wiuld captain Tarkowski

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundo denied

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling spotted!

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundo G Sterling A blocked

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He should’ve scored that.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jesus wasted the Cancelo assist on the rebound.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Missed

  28. aborg
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ffs Sterling not getting much service. Bernardo refuses to pass to him each time !

  29. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gundo is just always in the right positions he's impossible to pick up. I wonder how much changed when KDB is back...

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Changes

  30. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Agony as a Sterling Gundo Cancelo owner