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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. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling owners are actually lucky he managed to get a goal last match if you really think about it...

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He didn't.

    2. Towsor44
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      An assist

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      ... oh 😉

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    7 points for Raheem in a DGW is a fail IMO

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pope and Tarkowski outscored him

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No shi*

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      3.5 ppg

    4. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      My cap to, t/c kdb last dgw city had
      Thoughts dgw were meant to be fun

  3. PP6
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Only thing I can be thankful for is that i didn’t TC this fraud Sterling I was so close to...

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Always a silver lining mate.

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yessir

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don't speak too soon. Your triple captain could be a one pointer when you use it.

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’d rather use it on a one pointer..

  4. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Just transfered sterling out

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Haha brilliant

  5. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    One away from a red Sterling, go on 😆

  6. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling scuppering my chances of triple digits, ffs.

  7. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling you utter trash.

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling areola lowton cancelo

    7 points 🙂

  9. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    F off you fraud

  10. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling has been absolutely nowhere for both games... as a captainer I count myself lucky to have even an assist

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I jokingly posted above but that's simply not true for the Spurs match. He was pretty involved and had a good game.

      1. Jönny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He had moments but he spent waaaay too much time out on the wings. Not enough time in the box for my liking.

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    My rival matching my Pope, Tarko, Dias, Cancelo 9 points with his Andersen and Stones(0) !

  12. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling absolutely useless
    On WC Sterling to KDB??

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Why do I have Sterling in my team?

    Remind me?

  14. One of Those Days
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling fail again!
    Get out of my team

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Everytime. Such a fraud.

  15. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Goodbye Cancelo, you have no end product

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Jeez, I'm watching this as a non owner scared out of my whits

  16. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Instead of selling him for Gundo I gave him the armband. Amateur move and stupid one frome me (and us)

  17. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Duncan Ferguson makes a fine 4th official.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No one would argue how many extra minutes would be added.

  18. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hamez styling his hair before coming on

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      His hair isn’t the only thing going up...

  19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    getting the feeling cancelo is an expensive version of lamptey

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Haha!!

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lamptey still recovering well from December

      • Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Only difference is he stays fit

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sterling YC takes me down from 100 to 98 🙁

    3. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I've got effectively 4 players in this game and 3 of them have yellows. What a pathetic season!

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I think Sterling is going on my "never again" list, pathetic display - can't even control.the ball.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yep. Never ever ever again list

    5. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      2 pts from my captain tonight. Who can beat me ?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        gundo got 0

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He got 38

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Not tonight.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Same

      3. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        0 tonight from my captian tonight

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Plenty of DCL cappers out there

      5. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mr rivals TC is on 3 points tonight. So yeah, he beats you.

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      This is worse than I thought as a Sterling capper

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes. Too much patience with him at his price. Really pi55 poor.

    7. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      James on. Everton down to 10 man defence.

    8. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      One goal, Joao or Lucas

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Seconded. 1 goal for each of us?

    9. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      LOL at Sterling booked but Holgate literally tackles him round the head . . .no card.

    10. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Oh sterling. So wide. Bye bye.

    11. TheBiffas
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Any help appreciated

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

        B) Gw25- Antonio -> Ings
        Gw26- Ings -> Brewster
        Raphinha -> Son

      • AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        On 99 pts 🙁
        Rodriguez, Dias or Cancelo do something :/

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Rodriguez isnt even playing...

          1. Towsor44
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He's come on

          2. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Hahaha casuals

            1. Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Ha ha he is actually playing lol

          3. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Just came on. Up to 97!

          4. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He entered the game 5 mins ago...