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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. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Save me Sterling

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This

      So much this

  2. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Where the Aina TCers at

  3. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    None of my City players played twice. Not fair.

  4. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Flashscore had Pope on 3 saves earlier.. Now only 2?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ball bounced off Lookman and he caught it, wasn’t a shot.

  5. tambourineman
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Ederson is 12/1 to score first, Richarlison 14/1

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo to score and City to win 2-0. 50/1

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Wtf lol

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Lol!! Ederson on the penalties then!

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He has to take one at some stage 😀

    5. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Haha

  6. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Foden time to repay me after GWs of disappointment...

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Behave - He got you 16 points just over a week ago against Liverpool FFS.

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who wins?

    1) 90 points with only Cancelo for now (also have Stones)
    2) 64 points with Cancelo, Dias, Sterling(c)

    1. Gemma817
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Just wait 105 mins

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        i think you know the answer

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I'm honestly questioning it. Leaning toward 1, but I was also supposed to have 6 dgw-ers (now only 2 playing), so who knows anymore.

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        26 points or Dias & Sterling (c) then...

        1, just!

      • Gemma817
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Cancel out Cancelo. 26 pts to make up. If Sterling hauls, very possible. Sterling dependent.

      • Towsor44
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Come on Foden, Dias and Sterling! Just need the 40 points to hit the ton!

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        i'd be happy with a 0-0

      • Gemma817
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Phil Foden, go crazy!

        • dando89
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sterlinho hattrick pls

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          GK dilemma next week....
          Pope v WBA
          Sanchez v CPL

          Also playing Tarkowski

          1. Gemma817
              2 months, 28 days ago

              The Pope

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Sanchez if no Zaha

              Crystal Palace have lost 17 of their last 19 Premier League games when Wilfried Zaha hasn’t played, failing to score in 15 of those 17 defeats. Vacant.

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Man city dominant so far

          3. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Carlo with double bus defense

          4. HM2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Quick vote: City defenders On wildcard?

            a) Stones
            b) Dias
            c) Cancelo
            d) Stones + Dias
            e) Stones + Cancelo
            f) Dias + Cancelo
            g) Stones + Dias + Cancelo

            1. Gemma817
                2 months, 28 days ago

                f

              • Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                F ... if you can’t afford ... D

            2. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cancelo sitter

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cancelo hungry.

            4. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cancelo yet again playing striker 😉

            5. Towsor44
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Ederson doing the Allison!

            6. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Laporte all over the place in the early stages

            7. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Laporte kicking fresh air, time for a rest lad.

            8. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Get a couple goals Joao

              You too, Lucas!

            9. Sif
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              only 1/4 dgw players plays twice :s
              Throw in Antonio

            10. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Digne playing as a CAM?

            11. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Save me Raheem

            12. casual69
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Laporte getting away wihh one

            13. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Dahoud goal

            14. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Would you get KDB on the WC?

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I'm considering it

              2. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Think better value in double def + Gundo and premiums being Kane/Salah/Bruno

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                No chance.

                Kane, Salah & Bruno all premiums ahead of him for me.

                I’d keep Gundo too.

                1. Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Yeah I'm leaning that way too, just been playing around with my team and I can't fit him in

            15. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Need Dias to score a thumping header

            16. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Would love a 0-0 here tbh.