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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. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Get out of my team Sterling you waste of space.

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

    Sterling off, completely usless, massive cap fail

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling off
    KDB on
    DGW FAIL!

  4. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Thanks Raheem. That was well played triple captain!

  5. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What a GW disaster

  6. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling(c) huge fail
    Kdb in the mix for the upcoming double as well now

  7. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling captain fail 🙁

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

      Yep

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

    Sorry but YESSSSS Rival has Sterling TC, was laughing at my Gundo non start

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

      lol

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

    Damn oh well never again

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      we all said again, for yet another season

  10. bored by december
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Decide on one:

    Sterling -> Salah (-4)
    Antonio -> Kane (-4)

    Team:
    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Maguire Dallas Coufal
    Sterling* Son Bruno Barnes Raphinha
    Antonio Bamford Brewster

  11. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling to KDB confirmed

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pretty much yes. Sterling has to go now.

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

    Cancelo has been a huge let down this dgw

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 26 days ago

        HE has outscored stones and Dias so what’s the problem

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

        True. Was a decent captaincy punt

    2. mattk lfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You’ve earned the rest Raheem, good lad

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hahahahahahahhaah

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Get rid of Sterling for a hit?

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

        You know as soon as you get rid he will haul

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Most probably benched against Arsenal

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

            Not if pep took him off early today

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I am this week to bring in Ings and raphinha

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

        For a -8.

      4. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes

      5. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Unfortunately I’ll keep for another week. Plan is/was to fund Kane

    4. tuturututu
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Who would you captain

        A) Bruno
        B) Bamford

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bruno

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

            Bam

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

          Welcome back KDB. Bye Ster Lo

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            KDB back to end City's winning streak. Possibly end it next game.

          2. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Don’t think will bother with either
            Ster cap this week
            Kdb t/c previously, kdb 3 goals, only 1 from open play ?
            Cant guesss the silva, foden, mahrez appearances / pts etc

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I think the only rule I’ve ever stuck to for the last two seasons is to never ever trust Sterling, not owned him once since, guy is absolute trash.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            This

            So much this

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I owned him at the end of last season and he did amazing. It's just about the timing really.

          3. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            We have had no Sterling bashing here for the last few weeks. He has been getting some returns. He blanks today, and it begins!

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I am however his biggest critic, and I despise him so there’s always that as well haha!

          4. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            He's a crap footballer

            1. Tinkermania
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              That's why he is playing for the worst team ever and a clueless manager 😉

            2. SackWenger
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Strange lad

          5. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Absolute drivel

        4. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Cancelo return needed for a green arrow... maybe Stones coming on would do it too... Minor red incoming, but already set for 25

        5. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Who gets dropped for KDB in this team

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Mahrez, Bernardo, Foden.

          2. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Foden

          3. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sterling. Foden or silva get moved wide and sterling can sit in the corner until he remembers where he left his ability

        6. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          ouch sterling owners

        7. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sterling hopefully out on a WC this week never in my FPL team ever again - did well enough last season but now in the troll pile.

        8. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sterling owners hoping for a bonus point or two now I guess now

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

          Absolutely beautiful Sterling fail after the smugness over Gundo being out.

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            10 MINUTES left

            stereo still has a chance

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Who is sterio?

        10. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          On 99 points, thanks for that YC Sterling. Digne or Cancelo could still get me that 3d triple digit score this season...

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Weird flex, but ok

        11. JJO
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Im just gonna take anothet hit for JWP
          What an awfull player Sterling is

        12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Loving Sterling today

        13. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sterling you useless talentless punk.

        14. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sterling 1 pointer!

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

          Sterling is on my never again list. I’ve wanted to believe the hype but I’ve never seen him play well

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I just stated the same and I mean it.

        16. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          On 99 pts. Can’t believe they took that save off Pope.

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Same here 🙁

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I didn’t see that. Why did they do that? Makes no sense?