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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. JOELIO8701
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    92 points with Sterling cap fail

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    142 all out for me I guess then. Pretty happy!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      BB fail tho

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah not great lol

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Always next season

      2. Lanley Staurel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeh disaster GW that....

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Cheeky bench boost then 😉

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        😀

    3. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well done! 104 so far for me. First ton of the season I think.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        My 2nd I think

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well done mate!

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Just moan about something anyway so it feels less weird

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Is KdB still on pens when he is on the pitch? I can’t remember

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yep

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      If he's not feeling too tired 😉

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ah yes haha

  4. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Never thought my highest scoring player would be the Fulham defender Aina on 20 points :0

  5. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Sterling to Fernandes worth a hit?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Why do you not own him already!?

      2. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling to Fernandinho is worth a hit

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Hahhaha

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling to Burke would be worth a hit

      4. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Lol thanks folks

      5. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Man City with a double in 26 and 27. Going to be loads of rotation but who would be your 3? Gündogan kdb and Dias?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          *possible/likely double

        2. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah probably. Id even stick Stones in there too.

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Going off Cancelo, and think Dias will play most out of any defenders

        3. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Ill probably just stick to ones you have which is Cancelo, Stones, Gundo for me. Different story if you're using a WC tho

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yep on wc

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yep same

        4. marcos11
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Dias, Stones and Gundo I think

          • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Ederson for guaranteed starts

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Have sterling Dias stones
            Would lose stones if I could but might not have that luxury for a hit.
            Sterling to Gund if he’s fit for gw26 to fund Kane

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Looks good moves. Would prefer Gündogan over sterling even if they were the same price

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Now you tell me hahaha
                Going Kdb to sterling over Gund has cost me around 30k rank

        5. matiakez
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Cancelo as good as he looks still only has that one game where he went big

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Flatters to deceive a bit, tempted to go Dias on wc for more secure starter

        6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Sterling is awesome to us (G)undo

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Legendary.

        7. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Pep: "cancelo you come central, Bernardo you shoot on sight, Foden , you do all the mazy runs"
          Sterling: " what should I do boss"
          Pep: " you go stand out of the way , over by that white line, there's a good lad"

          1. Hooky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Might have moved a bit more if he'd taken some white lines

          2. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I’ve literally never seen such a poor performance. Never in right place, lazily off side, lost the ball and then stupid yellow

          3. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Odd thing was that whenever the ball went out wide left, Sterling was nowhere to be seen

        8. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I think sometimes you just have to go with your gut

          Everyone on here was saying Sterling over Gundo (c)

          And Rich over Cavani

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            All a bit of luck ; it's really not a science.

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Total game of luck with this many players

          2. Muscout
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Cavani over Rich*

        9. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          G+A from Bernardo, finally a bit of fortune for the world no.1 this week

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Haha good one

            ‘Finally a bit of luck’ I mean....

            1. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Haha, I mean he's been hit pretty hard by not owning Gundo at all

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                The fact BSilva is even vaguely covering Gundogan points is insane luck in itself

                1. Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  'Cover' isnt really fair, he costs more afterall. He went for the risky differential pick and over the past few weeks it hurt him very badly.

                  He wouldnt be 1st without without the risks he takes so I think credits got to be given where its due, just got on the wrong end this time round

        10. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          What a let down this gw has been.

          TC Bamford just for laughs or?

        11. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          The worst bit about this is the moment I sell sterling he’ll haul

          1. MIDIMAN2010
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            He’s gotta go. I don’t care anymor

        12. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I have Sterling in my UCL fantasy team.

        13. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          -12 and green arrow, let’s try -20 next GW!

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            -48 has a nice ring to it

          2. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I’m nearly there

          3. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Cancelo is a funny one isn’t he

            For all his ‘attacking threat’ if you ignore the 1 game he got a goal and an assist he has done basically nothing from an attacking return perspective

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Watching him he has no end product, great stats but he’s the tadic of defenders!

          4. Winners900
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Do you think Stones will go up in price? Really have tough desicion where I might be forced to downgrade Dias

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Doubt it
              Lots of more casual players will probably sell him now as he is 'dropped'

          5. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Not a joke -

            Be careful on how you hate Sterling.

            A bulgarian kid actually lost his FPL world title over hating Sterling

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              He lost his world title for racist comments about sterling

              Quite a difference

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Bit of a difference from laughing at a blank vs racial slurs.

            3. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I think you mean a grown man was racist

            4. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Behave yourself with this nonsense

            5. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              That was ridiculous wasn't it

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                What a shock that someone as thick as you would defend it

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  When did I defend it lol wtf

                  1. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Saying that it’s ridiculous that he lost fpl for comments on sterling

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      I obviously don't think that lol

          6. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Laporte should be playing for West Brom

          7. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Need random Stones sub on for 100...

          8. Steinburg FC
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Cavani yellow flagged?????????????????

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Google

              1. Steinburg FC
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                thumps up

            2. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 28 days ago

              OGS mentioned he had a muscle injury, not sure how bad though

          9. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            and then casuals on twitter like lateriser and AbuBakar Siddiq said that Sterling is great TC option hahahah

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I know Lateriser always plays like this, but there's a reason he's struggling a bit this year.

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              He was. Pretty much any City asset is on a DGW.

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                He wasnt. Thx God i didnt listen them.

            3. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I think lateriser is a great guy but I’ve gone with him on a bunch of 50:50 calls this season and it’s cost about 80-90 points.

              All good logic and reason behind them and upside chasing is hard but just none of them hit

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                There's a lesson there.

          10. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Richarlison gone from a 9 pointer to a 5 pointer.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              He still out scored my Sterling Capt

          11. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Laporte won't be starting again. Been terrible today.

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Just a rest for john

          12. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Pep to Sterling: Raheem, stop licking the line paint, what have I told you man?

          13. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Sterling doesn't care, City are winning

          14. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Obviously it feels like a minus 20 is worth it at the moment but Sterling to KDB worth a hit?

          15. ajk1211
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Must not rage transfer Sterling... must not rage transfer Sterling...

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Too late, I just did -12

              1. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Yeah he’s gone

            2. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I did as soon as he got subbed off

            3. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              No way he'll play v Arsenal.

            4. ajk1211
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Im probably delusional (it’s been said), but what odds Sterling haul vs Arsenal after the shocking DGW?

            5. HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Gone - was thinking about it before the match, no brainer after the match

          16. bored by december
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Help me decide on one:

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

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

          17. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Why did everyone on here say Sterling was the outstanding captain pick for this gw?

            1. Rep Poulette
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Never again

            2. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Stats, streaky player and wasn’t due a rest.

              He stunk the place out but it was a good choice, just didn’t pay off

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              To trap others.

            4. teneighty
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              They didn't own Gundo.

            5. Tango74
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Because everyone is against each on here and give bad advice