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Dias recalled for benched Stones as injured Gundogan and Calvert-Lewin miss out

Double Gameweek 24 comes to a conclusion as Everton and Manchester City meet at Goodison Park.

Kick-off on Merseyside is at 20:15 GMT.

The two most-owned players from these two teams don’t feature tonight although the no-shows from Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) aren’t shocks, with their managers having previously ruled them out in their pre-match press conferences.

Pep Guardiola gave an update on Gundogan ahead of kick-off:

The injured Gundogan is one of three players who started the win over Tottenham Hotspur who doesn’t feature in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.

The other two are Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and John Stones (£5.2m), who both drop to the bench.

Kyle Walker (£6.1m), Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) all return to the visitors’ side.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) makes his return to the City matchday squad following a month on the sidelines and is among the substitutes, along with Sergio Aguero (£10.3m).

Guardiola has threatened more changes when City head to Arsenal this weekend, saying:

If you see the schedule that we have… we have a game every three or four days, everybody is going to play. Against Arsenal, we are going to play new ones.

Carlo Ancelotti has gone one better than his opposite number, making four alterations from the defeat to Fulham at the weekend.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) returns from a rib injury, with Robin Olsen (£4.5m) making way to accommodate the England international’s comeback.

Yerry Mina (£5.5m), Michael Keane (£5.1m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) are also back in the line-up, with Seamus Coleman (£4.8m), James Rodriguez (£7.7m) and Andre Gomes (£5.3m) all dropping to the bench.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.

Everton XI: Pickford, Mina, Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Davies, Doucoure, Digne, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison.

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1,725 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Is DCL out for more games? Was looking at getting him for Bamford come GW26.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      I think he maybe back for Saturday

  2. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Best option for the team below ?

    1. WC and BB
    2. FTs and 1/2 hits towards 26, no BB, maybe TC

    Martinez/Martin
    Robo/Cancelo/Stones/Tarko/Coufal
    Salah/Bruno/Grealish/Gundo/Stephens
    DCL/Antonio/Bamford

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Please inject the next differential article into my veins.

  4. Bam Saka Laca
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    New article posted

  5. barcaa7
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    bench 1
    a-Cancelo
    b-Stones
    c-Mee

  6. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    99 points....
    + autosub Son!
    😀

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Welcome to the club

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      98 with just 6 from 3 tonight...

  7. Aster
      8 months, 1 day ago

      SOS! Help Sterling refugee! Tired of this dead weight in my squad really

      1 FT, 0.4 ITB

      De Gea

      Cancelo-Dias-Dallas-Mee-Shaw

      Sterling-Saka-Son-Bruno-Raphinha

      Antonio-DCL-Bamford

      Who do I replace Sterling with?

      A) Foden
      B) Gundogan
      C) KDB
      D) Someone else?

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Captain:

      A) Bamford
      C) Raphinha

      1. marcos11
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        A

    • Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      is 26 a dgw?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Probably

      2. marcos11
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Should be

    • Robman
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      surely, if GW26 was going to be a DGW, these games would already have been announced, no?
      Why has the Premier League not already determined the fixtures - what are they actually waiting for?

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        They were waiting for the cup games to determine who has to play, after that it takes a few days to sort TV deals etc

    • Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Just realised Martinez outscored Pope. Seriously what the hell...

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Same here

    • OleBall
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      GW26 BBers.

      What goalkeepers are we thinking of, Martinez and?

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        If Southampton goalkeeper situation is sorted then Mccarthy easily.

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Pope for me regardless of opposition

    • Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      So given the fact that gw26 will probably be a dgw I can't just get rid of Gündo...

      I'm trying to squeeze in Ings for Antonio but can't really afford him, without downgrading another player.
      What do you guys think of downgrading Barnes to Adams and then getting in Ings for Antonio?

      I'd then have Adams, Bamford, Ings up front.

      1. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        You are basically putting all of your eggs to the Southampton basket, which is currently not a good basket.
        No from me.

    • FantasyClub
        8 months, 1 day ago

        I know Everton have DGW’s coming so I’m not sure whether to get rid of DCL, but he’s a poacher, so he needs good service and Everton are playing like shite atm. Rodriguez is always on the ground, Ancelottis got to bubble wrap him lol

      • HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Are Cavani owners hanging on? It's a nice fixture should he be fit to play.

        Very tempting to just swap for Ings on a free. Or Watkins for Ings but if Cavani out decision makes itself..

      • TheBiffas
          8 months, 19 hours ago

          A) Gw25- Coufal -> Dallas
          Gw26- Antonio -> brewster
          Raphinha -> Son

          B) Gw25- Antonio -> Ings
          Gw26- Ings -> Brewster
          Raphinha -> Son

          1. dansully3
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 18 hours ago

            Madness moving raf