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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
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Save me Sterling

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      This

      So much this

  2. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Where the Aina TCers at

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

    None of my City players played twice. Not fair.

  4. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. tambourineman
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Wtf lol

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Lol!! Ederson on the penalties then!

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      He has to take one at some stage 😀

    5. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Haha

  6. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Who wins?

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

    1. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Just wait 105 mins

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      i think you know the answer

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day 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.

    3. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1, just!

    4. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  8. Towsor44
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  9. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    i'd be happy with a 0-0

  10. Gemma817
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Phil Foden, go crazy!

  11. dando89
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Sterlinho hattrick pls

  12. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    Also playing Tarkowski

    1. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      The Pope

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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.

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Man city dominant so far

  14. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Carlo with double bus defense

  15. HM2
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      f

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      F ... if you can’t afford ... D

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo sitter

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo hungry.

  18. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Cancelo yet again playing striker 😉

  19. Towsor44
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Ederson doing the Allison!

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Laporte all over the place in the early stages

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Laporte kicking fresh air, time for a rest lad.

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Get a couple goals Joao

    You too, Lucas!

  23. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  24. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Digne playing as a CAM?

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Save me Raheem

  26. casual69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Laporte getting away wihh one

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Dahoud goal

  28. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Would you get KDB on the WC?

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

      I'm considering it

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      No chance.

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

      I’d keep Gundo too.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

  29. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Need Dias to score a thumping header

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Would love a 0-0 here tbh.