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

    Richa kind of "overwhelmed"

  2. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which keeper to start this weekend?

    A....martinez v Leicester

    B...pope v wba

    Thanks

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

      Gotta be honest, Burnley have been unfortunate to concede.

      I see Martinez making plenty of saves, but I'm not sure about a CS.

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

      Logic says Pope, FPL 20/21 says Martinez.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If I play pope I'm going to end up with double Burnley as likely to start Lowton too....

        Expect I'll want to bench one of my 2 City defender's....

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Time to go all in on Pope till end of season & surf the catch up wave

      Martinez can’t keep putting up 10 points every week

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

        Are you challenging him?!

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

      B surely

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Burnley with the higher CS odds

      https://twitter.com/FPL_Salah/status/1361994229367640071?s=19

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers.....think I'll end up starting pope and Lowton....

    6. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pope but then benching martinez never works out does it?

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Whatever Ibrox says.

  3. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I once went on a picnic with Penaldo. I asked him to take me to his favourite spot and he took me to the penalty spot in Turin. Lost all respect for him that day.

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

      Keep them coming

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

      The Bruno one was bad, but this...

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

      Username was a nice blast of nostalgia

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rune scape goat

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

    Who plays 29, 6 or 8 teams?

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

      6 atm, Villa & Spurs might make it 8.

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

        Ta

  5. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    My rage transfer of Richarlison to DCL last week, wasting a FT that I would have used in Stones to Cancelo is looking great!!

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rage transfers just put you on the Carousel of Missed Points.

  6. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    If KDB comes on and looks even half functional I'm rage-transferring out Sterling for him.

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Same

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah he's gone if he blanks here

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Gone anyway. Useless pick.

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Missed a letter

  7. FantasyClub
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Just when I wanted to get rid of Digne he makes life harder and gets yet another assist!

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Him and Cresswell are assist machines

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I hear you bro. Not sure whether to keep him on wc

        1. FantasyClub
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I made my decision, he has got to go, only because of how bad Evertons keepers are! Can never be confident of a clean sheet. Pickford is horrible

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          He shot and missed the target, hardly creative

          1. FantasyClub
              2 months, 28 days ago

              You’re talking about a player that has 8 or 9 assists in about 15 games lol

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

            Got rid for Dallas for a hit

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Struggling for cheap keepers on BB, Olsen seems off the menu and McCarthy doubts too.

          Any ideas? Martinez and.....

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            sanchez

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              if only he had a double

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                plays 29

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  and 33

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              No double, thinking Areola? Got chance of a double at least

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Areola was my choice.

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

            LOL

          3. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Areola if he has the double

          4. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Johnstone has the fixtures

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              West Brom meh

          5. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            SGW only for less than 5.0

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

            McC a doubt?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Not sure if groupthink or not but comments floating around that Forster could be given an opportunity

          7. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Areola looks great as a double 😉

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Clever

          8. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Sanchez SGW should outscore the cheap DGW GKs

        4. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          unsure why Sterling owners are fretting, he'll get a goal or assist

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Not been involved in the game.

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            This is Sterling we’re talking about

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

            Don't see it

          4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Highly doubt it.

        5. 12steps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Supposed to have five players in action today. Pope, Mee, Stones, Cancelo and Gundo.

          3 points so far, and no cs for city.

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

            3? You show off!

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

            *4

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Brutal

          4. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            *4

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

          A lovely parting gift from Richarlison. About time you paid your dues, mate!

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

          Is there a more frustrating player in fpl then Sterling?

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Auba?

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

              At least Auba delivers against weaker opponents.

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Yeah - I'm just still bitter from having him at the start of the season. For too long.

            2. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Auba was the highest and second highest scoring striker in 18/19 and 19/20.

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                QED

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            All of the Arsenal defenders I've owned this season

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

              Holding has been excellent!

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Only owned him in GW1 🙁 At least he did a job that week. I got about 4 CSs from nearly 30 Arsenal games this season. Can't remember the exact figures.

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

            Salah could score so much more...

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              ...If he were a better finisher

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

            Yes, Fernandes when you don’t own him. Because if you don’t, it really opens your eyes to the shocking refereeing decisions in Man United’s favour.

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

              Haha

        8. Fantabulous KdB
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Why is Cavani flagged?

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

            Out of the game tomorrow night.

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Crossed the finish line

          3. Fantabulous KdB
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            He wasn't subbed in the game, do you reckon he will play against NEW?

        9. Konstaapeli
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Slowly catching the leaders in both of my cash leagues. Sterling blank + Foden brace would be lovely.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Wow

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

              Too much?

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            They still given that o.g. to Foden???

        10. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Coleman tightened up the game.

          Mahrez and Sterling to switch sides?

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

            Sterling would still be up against Godfrey which is just as hard a task.

        11. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          No changes at the break for either team, exactly what I didn't want to read!

        12. Netters2018
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Anyone else tempted to go city less soon, can see pep roulette wrecking my gameweeks!

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

            Gundo too cheap.

            Worth riding out this injury and occasional benching.

          2. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Nope. Will stick with Cancelo, Gundo and Foden. Cheap points.

        13. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Is Dias ever going to score a headed goal?

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            For Spain yes

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

              Spain?

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I'd wager he won't

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

          Need 8 more points from Digne/Cancelo to somehow hit the century.

          A goal from either of you would do boys

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I need 4 more :/
            Dias, Cancelo and Rodriguez...but it won't happen probably.

        15. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Is there any reason why the ball is not allowed to go out of play while in the air, if it lands back in play?

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Like rugby. Better rule..

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Perhaps corners could be a problem if it curves back in at the last second.

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Same reason it's not allowed to go out of play while it's on the land, I suppose.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Tennis, rugby, American football, basketball ... all allow the ball outside of the sideline if in the air.

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                I mean, I think there are good reason for it to be different in those sports. In Tennis, the goal the space on the ground; it's not an attempt to contain the gameplay in a playing space. American football is about holding/carrying the ball. So it matters where your body is, not the ball. I don't know rugby, really, but I expect there's a good reason, like American football.

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            It is if you're Man Utd ; scored against West Ham that way earlier this season. Turned the game.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Yea, true. Remember that one.

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

          Last 8 mins for Sterling

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I don't get it why he is not getting into the box when City are attacking

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

              Sooo wide!

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Not in the box - he wasn't even in the wide FRAME when Jesus got the ball in the box just now.

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Yeah, I don't get it

        17. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          DCL -> Cavani instead of DCL -> Ings was stupid of me...

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yurp

          2. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Depends when you planned to play your WC

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

              Around GW30

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Did it too.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Listened to all the pundits here saying United woudl thrash WBA while I said they would struggle to break them down.

            2. GE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Cavani -> Ings for you now?

        18. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Is Sterling playing left back?

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Looks like

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Sat in the left side bleachers for most of last game too.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Yep but at least he got into the box occasionally

        19. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sterling playing out wide with the lino

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Cancelo in attack he is the left back

        20. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sterling playing so wide and staying deep, on the edge.

          Man City missing Gundogan and KdB as much as Cancelo is probing.

          Everton looking solid enough with Coleman back.

        21. JJO
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Last time i owned Sterling

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

            Can't stand him as a FPL player
            Always hauls when I don't have him
            Looks awful whenever I do
            Never a reliable (c) option

          2. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            It actually looks like he's playing as a left back.

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

          Gundogan becomes all of a sudden a budget Aguero.
          Sterling at 11.7 does f--- all!

        23. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Please fantasy gods, 1 goal for Sterling is 18 pts !!!

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            16 sorry

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

          Sterling to Minamino done, get out of my squad you Herbert

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I am selling for a hit to JWP

        25. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Jesus terrible miss