Dugout Discussion

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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Richarlison loses 4 pts because of that ffs

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      why i ever took a punt on him i'll neber know, he is garbage.

    2. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      His act is getting old. Touch him he falls, every decision must go his way or he throws a tantrum.

    3. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Still on 3 baps at the minute

  2. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Rich you disaster of a player. You dare not get sent off again.

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Your beautiful baps, Rich! ;(

  4. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Stones and Dias the way forward for CB partnership Pep!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Agree! Happen to be my two City defenders too

  5. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling cappers hoping City don't get a penalty

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He really flatters to deceive. Foden and Gundo on wildcard if I don’t go for double city defence ... sterling’s T-Rex panicking impersonations are just too much.

    2. abaalan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      TC'd him 🙁

  6. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I have Digne. Main rival has Richa. Figures. Half time sub for Rich right Carlo?! Bout to get thrown out.

  7. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Yep, just go and get yourself booked Richa, nice one.

  8. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Half time Sevilla1 -3 Dortmund, Haaland with 2 goals and an assist. Scored 18 goals in 13 Champions League games, and around 25 goals this season, if it happened wonder how much he would cost in FPL?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Will join city or madrid soon

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If he went to City he'd be 11.5m or 12m from the start.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      13m with City.

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      11m I'd say first season

    5. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He is utterly incredible - a genuine Complete Forward

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Like Timo Werner.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          🙁

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I won't lose faith in Timo, he will come good!

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Probably 11.5 or 12.0 as a City forward

    7. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Perfect for City. They need an out and out goalscorer with the likes of KDB, Gundo, Sterling, Foden all creating

  9. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Haaland 2 goals and assist

  10. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    What t f are people talking about Digne assist removed
    Its clear fantasy assist 100%

  11. BobbyV
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling invisible

  12. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    As a Sterling triple capper, that was disgusting to watch

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Same,bad GW

  13. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How many mins will sterling get here?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Is he even on the pitch?

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      As a captainer, I'd be delighted with 61. Can't see him returning anything

  14. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I am yet again the lowest scoring player in the top five of my league, everyone else on over 100 points and I'm on 89 with the below!

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Mee
    Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundogan (c)
    Bamford Antonio

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Just unlucky .stones Mee Antonio Gundogan all injured. It's all luck.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I don't understand how I can be constantly unlucky, doesnt make sense.

  15. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling about to ruin a great season for me . Lost in 1 week what have been building for 10

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not sure that's possible.

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It is. Slowly going to top 100K with small red arrows and with Sterling i went to 200K. 100% back and 15 GWs worth of work is ruined . Feel free to check my team link on my profile

        1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          *with small green arrows

  16. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Porto 2 juventus 0
    wow

  17. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Richarlison (23)
    2 - Foden (19)
    1 - Rodrigo (15)

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      End the game now please

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Wait, first Sterling needs to score

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    That half couldn’t have gone much worse

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah same.

    2. Shark
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Ok, with me.
      Foden (c).
      🙂

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      ANY worse

    4. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Happy days

  19. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hopefully Pep understands now that Stones is the reason behind all those clean sheets

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Busy schedule ; he's going to rest and rotate the team.

  20. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling to KDB if he comes on

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling to Elneny at this stage

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Sterling is glorified ESR

  21. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Who would have thought an Everton goal could cost me so badly, worst possible goal of the night scored, shock!

  22. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Come oooon Sterling!!! 1 goal and we are good to go !!!

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Could be an 8 point goal!

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It is 16pts for me

        1. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Cool! Bring it!

  23. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    watch Everon winning this.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Possible

  24. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    TEMPLATE RATING

    MODERATELY DIFFERENTIAL

    Thats my problem. The template is so strong . Huge red arrow too

    What's yours template rating ?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      moderately template
      nice green arrow thanks to Richarlison goal

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, as much template as possible is the answer

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          lots of differentials to buy still
          Creswell and Lowton did well for others this week

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      79%

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I don’t care anymore I just want a sterling hatrick now please

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      76% here

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That’s not your only problem.

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It is, fantasy wise

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          change your team
          gamble with (c)

    6. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Moderately template is the place to be in my opinion

      70-80%

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      MODERATELY DIFFERENTIAL

      +37.46% currently.

    8. im1974
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Moderately. 72% rise

    9. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This was the last week when that would be a problem. With the WCs in play the loss due to not having a few template picks will be lower(as the players will have a lower EO).
      Plus with kane kdb vardy etc back, there probably won't be a strong template in the first place

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Terrible day in FPL

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The dreaded 1-1 tie never helps.

  26. McPollolocco
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Which player for a 3-4 week long term?
      a) Rüdiger
      b) Lowton
      c) Dunk
      d) Taylor
      e) another 4.5 - 5.0 ml defender?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        E - Targett

    • Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      For wk 25 only

      A Dallas -4
      B Raphinia -4
      C save, play Mee and Lowton

      Cheers

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

        1. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks Zico

    • dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling 8 pointer would be as gutting as a 1 or 2 point captain in a single game week..please score man !

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Digne now has 9 assists from just over 2.0 XA

      Cresswell has 9 assists from 3.2 XA

      Whatever that means

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Could be time to sell creswell then for sure

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is xA measured by the position the assist was made from?

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        xG/A not a fan of headers.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Didn't know that....

      4. Shark
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Great stat.
        Vardy out performs the stats every season. Fulham have created more chances than Spurs too.
        Just shows the value of the eye test.

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Get Jesus off, KDB on and move Sterling centre and Foden wide.

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Hope Pep hears that.