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

    Sore knee.

    Dirty Hot Rod.

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

    Hopefully cancel is okay

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Cancelo scrapped

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

      My muppet punt for this week inflicted the damage too. Typical of this week.
      He will probably be ok though it’s just a kick.

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

    Foden over Gundogan on WC.
    I know in the past Foden has looked like holding a spot only to be dropped by Pep. But right now what is he doing wrong to be dropped. Game changer and working his ass off. Can’t see why he would be dropped but will he be?

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      KDB

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

        I know but how about dropping Sterling he is useless

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

      It's not really a case of being 'dropped' by Pep, more being 'rested'...

    3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I own them both, thought Foden impressed tonighy

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

    Hold on, did Martinez end up outscoring Pope? Lmfao.

  6. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Remember a lot of the previous DGW failures hauled afterwards - Soucek, Cancelo, Salah

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Cancelo knee capped?

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

    Cancelo down

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

      the tunnel, as it's full time.

  9. The VAR Team
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    You better use that last sub Pep! Go on bring Stones in for a stroll

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

    Sterling being subbed means he starts against Arsenal?
    Wouldn't want to get rid off a player for a hit who then starts at the weekend.

    1. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He was subbed with 5 min to go

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

        He was subbed on 78/79 mins.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I would get rid

    3. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Difficult to predict, chance of 40% to play from start

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

        40%?! How do you come up with that figure?! Lol

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He played 4 games in a row for pl.
          There is champions league on next midweek to be played, so i guess pep will rest him

  11. Releasebreaks
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    So, Ederson is the one to go, maybe Dias can also play 85% of remaining fixtures.
    Others maybe to stay away.

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

    So Martinez still outscores Pope and Areola...

    Do you think Leicester scores this weekend?
    Tempted by Areola home to SHU I just know how this plays out

  13. Vazza
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Cancelo down......

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

      Another meh DGW. They always feel like a let down in recent seasons.

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      KDB back & nailed now, be surprised if Gundo makes Arsenal, think it’s more than peps letting on.

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

        Based on what?

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

          My genius

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pope
      Tarkowski
      Stones
      Gundogan
      Sterling(c)

      6 points
      Fml

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Currently on 104. Two of those points due to dgw

      1. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Haha! I got 104 SGW 110 DGW

    • HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      City defender coverage on wildcard:

      a) Stones
      b) Dias
      c) Cancelo
      d) Stones + Dias
      e) Stones + Cancelo
      f) Dias + Cancelo
      g) Stones + Dias + Cancelo

      1. Vazza
          2 months, 26 days ago

          D hands down

        • Releasebreaks
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          H) Ederson, and thats it

        • KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          C

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

        Phil captain not a complete disaster in the end... Phew!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not bad after last week, like playing roulette, always leave some on the winner 🙂

          1. Nerdlinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            The gambler's logic!

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

        The only yellow card in the game was that of Sterling! Unbelievable.

        Lost ground to 3 of my ML rivals who had Gundogan. I had Mee, Martinez benched, Barnes benched and Dallas with -1 coming in for Antonio and Stones did not play today...disaster !

        I hope I can make good use of my WC and BB in 25 and 26 now.

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Richarlison got one too.

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

            For City I meant.

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

        fyi Bernardo Silva has started City's last 12 games in the league

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

          KDB is back

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

          Due a rest then! 😉

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

          Indeed and everyone ripped me for considering Bilva over Sterling.

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

        The joy of playing fpl

        Said no one ever

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

        Wow 264 gw rank wtf lol

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

          How on earth did 263 out score your monster

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

            Lol

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

          Nice one Fudgy. Season not over yet 😉

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

          Season over, should've got GW rank 1

      7. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        If your on wc who are your city 3?

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

          KDB, Gundo and Cancelo

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

          Cancelo, Gundo and BSilva/Foden I thinj

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

            *think

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

          Ederson
          Gundo
          Kdb

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

          KDB Gundogan Dias

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

        114 all out. Would’ve been 130 if I went through with Lowton. Should’ve been higher

      9. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        the scarf of champions

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

        Best City triple up?

        KDB Gundogan Dias

      11. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling on my 'Never Again' list.

        Who's on yours?

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

          Sterling, that's why I went for Gundo over him when KDB got injured.

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

          FPL trolls

          Sterling
          Zaha
          Richarlison
          Wilson

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

          He will be soon

          I just did a -4 for of Digne, Soucek and Antonio to Dallas, Raphinha and Ings

          So Sterling gets the Arsenal game.

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

            Nice moves.

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

          I said that about Kane, who I cant stand as a player in real life nor on FPL and made me take a break from FPL in 18/19. He's been in my team this season though...

          Captaining a goalkeeper I would say.

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

          Mahrez

        6. Nerdlinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Salah! Just don't like owning him as I get my timings with him all wrong and everyone else owns him anyway!

        7. abaalan
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          TC too? pretty annoying

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

        Did Cancelo finish the game or is he f'ed Up?

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

          Looks in a bad way yeah

        2. Garth Marenghi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Could be fine

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

          He finished the game. He was still feeling it.

          The kick from Rodriguez looks like it would have hurt but there's no telling if it was simply impact or not yet. Happened right at end of the game so may have just felt raw.

      13. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Absolutely NOWHERE to hide for Sterling owners

        U LOVE to see it oh yes you do!

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

          I empathise with Sterling owners. Paying double price for less than half the points. It is rather unfair.

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No empathy at all, I captained him for his -2 in GW 18, they can feel the pain 🙂

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

          Love to see the cockroaches coming out for the nightly crawl

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

          He is on the troll -never going in my team ever ever again- list if that’s what you want to hear 🙂

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

          Do you actually own any players? You say this for every single player lol

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

            I say it even when my players blank and i have nowhere to hide why shd i be exempt

            Luckily no sterling here this time

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

          It's getting HEATED in here.