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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. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    1 assist in 6 goals for Sterling 🙁

  2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Dallas and Raphinna ownership rising fast. I have exact funds. I just do the trasnfers now. Right?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Done.

    2. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes

  3. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mahrez is better than half the players that starts every week for City IMO.

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Not IMO

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Post this on the Man City forums and see what kind of response you get, I beg you.

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        It’s true

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No, he really isn't. Goes missing an awful lot.

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Personally I like watching him, great on the ball, cutting inside, wonderful left foot. If he started every GW be a no brainer.

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I don’t understand how he rarely starts and Sterling starts every single week. Whenever I watch him he outperforms Sterling

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        FACT

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He’ll get a decent run in the side now

  4. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mahrez is a baller!!!

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mahrezzzzz!

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You own ?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        No, City fan.

  6. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Simply not a good GW. So be it.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Keep at it! Better weeks ahead

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ally McCoist creaming.

  8. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    This gw is adamant I'm not getting 100. That's a - 1 and I'm on 96....well 95

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Cmon cancelo

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Get the finger out, Pep.

    Arsenal not too far away...

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Gundodonkey will be back

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling Yc

  12. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Perfect. Sterling YC

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hahahahahahahaha

  14. Towsor44
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Raheem yellow lol!

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling YC 😀

  16. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Of course my main ML leader has Mahrez

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling lucky to only see a yellow

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      That's a ridiculous comment. FFS.

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Your lucky not to get your teeth knocked out. Idiot and an embarrassment on this site.

      1. jesus jesus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        lol - chill fella

  18. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling YC Thanks TC

  19. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Farewell Raheem

  20. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling YC

  21. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    FFS Sterling YC. What a captain fail

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Loler card for Raheem

  23. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sterling YC rage transfer incoming

  24. TheBiffas
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A) Gw25- Coufal -> Dallas
      Gw26- Antonio -> brewster
      Raphinha -> Son
      B) Gw25- Antonio -> Ings
      Gw26- Ings -> Brewster
      Raphinha -> Son

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling yc, it’s get worse

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He's an idiot

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Can it?

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Thank you Sterling you ruined my season

    • Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Unless he bangs one in from the touchline there's no way sterling is doing anything in this game. Such a frustrating player. Never captaining him again

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Loving that yellow

    • Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I can't wait to get rid of Sterling, never getting in my team again. Even if he scores tonight he's gone, absolutely cack.

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Definitely

      2. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Absolutely

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Sterling to JWP for a hit ? Will WC in GW 26

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I’m 80% there