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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Jesus is useless

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How he plays for City is beyond me. Pep made him a career out of nothing

    2. alsybach
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Blasphemous

  2. FantasyClub
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The way Everton are playing atm making it hard to get rid of Lewin if a DGW coming

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      C'mon Pep. Nice time to take off Sterling on 58' 😛

      In all seriousness, KdB probably coming on soon-ish. Bernardo likely to be sacrificed.

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You are close towards a ban 🙂 😛

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Phew, a rival has Jesus lol

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Why are you playing defensive LB???

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Typical Everton. Crap against Fulham and stubborn vs Man City.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jesus would get exposed like iheanacho if he left city

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Can’t believe Aguero still not been given any minutes yet

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah, he is Nacho quality

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I know. Why bench him if he's unfit?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            20 minute run out would make sense.

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        +1
        Even more

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Managed to have the most big chances missed of any player in the league last season (24)!

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Everton con’d me by getting battered by Fulham

    • dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cancelo playing central and Sterling hugging the touchline..I (c)an't

    • mr messi
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Which teams have a double in gw26? Do we know yet?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No confirmation yet, just very likely possibilities

        1. mr messi
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sterling to Gundogan for a hit?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Make sure you do it before the GW24 deadline & you may get the points.

    • FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sterling prove the haters wrong and score 2 goals
      Leggo!!

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Come oooon, prove the haters wrong

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Won't happen...subbed out soon

    • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Camera shows Stones

    • Towsor44
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This is rubbish from City, really rubbish

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Shows how important Gundogan has been the last few weeks...........

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Did I just hear grunting?

      1. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sounded awful whatever it was

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Brewdog will score more goals for City than Jesus.

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        For sure

      2. Vazza
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Keinan Davis will score more goals for City than Jesus

          1. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Connor Wickham will score more goals for City than Jesus.

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Indiana Vassilev will score more goals for City than Jesus

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  My third striker!! He’s not set my team on fire yet. Not sure he’s turning up to training.

          2. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Jesus is just a serial troll

          3. Bandwagondude
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Werner will score more goals for City than Jesus

          4. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Benteke will score more goals for City than Jesus.

            1. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              No one is beating this and I consider this thread closed.

        • Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Do you think Che Adams starts the next 2?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            You still have Adams?!

            1. Tcheco
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Even worse I'm thinking of bringing him in 😀

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Wow 🙂

          2. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            They haven't done well without him so you never know

        • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If he doesn't score i am never owning again. Never . Ever

        • dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Jesus isn't very good is he

          1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He is a fluke saved by Pep all this years

            1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              These

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

          3. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            An average striker lucky to be playing in a team that creates a lot of chances

        • Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No Gundo, no party?

        • Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Come on Dias one of these corners...

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            we can wish

        • Towsor44
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Rodri miss from Foden corner

        • Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thoughts on this BB GW25. Allows me to get it out of the way. Was meant to do it this week with Lowton but missed the boat. Sigh.

          pope (WBA) struijk Rapinha (wol, SOU) rudiger (sou)

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Surely Raphinha goes in your starting 11?

            1. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              He is a new signing. Hence not part of my original team. Otherwise guys would be posting they have Salah, Kane etc on the bench.

        • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Rodri almost becoming the highest scoring player in the doublen

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            That wouldn't have made him the highest scoring.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yes, Sterling 60th minute point banked!

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Give Pebbles some minutes!

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Sake, if City could finish from these corners Foden would be on mega points!

        • Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ings looking likely to rise tonight so decision time:

          Antonio > Ings or....Grealish > Raphina?

        • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          If DCL played for City he would have been on 30 goals

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          16 points for sterling cappers. That's a haul in my opinion.

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Dont