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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,725 Comments Post a Comment
  1. marcos11
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Chances of Southampton vs Spurs being in gw26?

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It’s 50/50

    • Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      More quality from Pickford, Gareth will turn a blind eye mind.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      BERNARDOOOO

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pickford. “England’s number 1”

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      T-Rex arms with paper wrists.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah that world no. 1 coming into this week is one jammy SOB.

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wow Pickford dreadful.

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How the hell does OR1 have Silva? Wtf is going on?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Insane luck

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You make your own luck

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Great pick, might get him myself

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling is absolutely playing rubbish. He even doesn't want to run.

    • dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      KDB

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      OR 1 feels better now after capping Mee.

      1. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Silva(vc)...:(

    • Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hold the press!

      Sterling has a touch in the box.

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Haha

    • Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling -> KDB

    • Vazza
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Dias assist?

        1. Towsor44
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Mahrez wasn't it?

      • Towsor44
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        KDB coming on

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        KDB coming on!

      • Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ah Jesus. Non now KDB.

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Welp, (C)ancelo was a bust.

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Good try though.

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            760K, no real choice but to go punk rock about it.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Be typical of sterling to get one now once they have 3 absolute tap in merchant

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        World number 1 might be the luckiest player we've ever seen?

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          100%

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He’s not even on 80 pts for this week

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Is that not always the case

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling has been so bad, poor decision by me to captain and feel like I’ve got away with it as Gündogan would’ve been in the points tonight

      • Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        3 goals and nothing from Sterling, useless just standing there like a mug

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Everton should have gone in for Martinez. Pickford is relentless.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        C'mon Cancelo an assist or goal for the ton.

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Is A Digne goal too much to Ask?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        STERLING BLANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Chill

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          bUt He WaS tHe SuPeRiOr CaPtAiN cHoIcE?!

      • Towsor44
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling off, super job capt. Not!

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No one to blame but me. Sterling is awful awful player.

        Not watched a player so closely in a while and just always in the wrong place, not making runs and never looks dangerous

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Just so so angry

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling subbed

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        When you’re number 1, nothing you do goes wrong, could bring in Tuanzebe and he’d grab a hatty