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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Soucek + Richarlison > Raphinha + Ings for a hit?

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

      Nah. Could be goals in Merseyside derby and Ings' fixtures and Soton's form cr@p.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah not convinced by Soton at all atm but DGW... Cheers

      2. FantasyClub
          2 months, 26 days ago

          How can you be confident in Everton scoring goals after that performance...and Richarlison is a Flop, no football brain

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

        I wouldn't take a hit tbh, just Soucek to Raphinha

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Cheers

      4. FantasyClub
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ings definitely more likely to get a return for you than Rich

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

        Any reason KDB didn’t go down in price at all? Why are some players protected from price falls?

        1. Maeki2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          maybe his price is low already

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          High ownership in FPL Towers

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

          Prices protection when red flagged

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

          He may yet drop tonight?

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

        Cancelo is a recovery machine. Hope his knee is ok...

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

        So what is the deal on dgw26? Nothing confirmed?

        Any teams that definitely won’t have a double?

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

          Look at Ben Crellin's spreadsheet

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

          Most likely will be announced tomorrow

        3. djman102
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Possible confirmation tomorrow. Pep has already let slip that City-Wolves will be in 26.

          Teams who won't double: Arsenal, WHam, Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds. May be a couple of others.

          1. OleBall
              2 months, 26 days ago

              What did Pep say? If you know pls

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

          101 all out, nice. Appearance points getting me over the line

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

            99 all out for me

            We move

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

              Gotta find that extra point from somewhere mate

              Good stuff

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

            98

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

            98 here and moving up to 6k! Gutted I played Fabianski over Martinez tho.

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

            101 for me too!
            went into the game on 99 with Dias, Stones and (G)undo...juuust scraped by

          5. Igz08
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            101 here too lol

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

            Nice well done

        5. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          84pts and a drop from 6k to 8.5k, cheers Raheem

        6. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          And still don't know which teams have DGW 26 and use WC this GW or not ?

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

            Just check the spreadsheet

            Plus pep said earlier they play wolves and Southampton

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

            Pep interview before the game confirmed they’ll have a double so should be announced tomorrow I’d guess

          3. OptimusBlack
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cheers guys thank you

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

          Kdb going down in price tonight would be nice timing

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

            Got very little interest in him currently tbh.

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

              City with possible double in 26 and 27

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

                These doubles could come too early for KDB

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

                  Agreed, might be a bit too soon but pep seems to play him when fit

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

                    Considering he hasn't been missed. Could be eased back over a period of a few games.

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

                Maybe for 27 captaincy, but like my three City slots being used on 2 DEF + Gundo

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

            Absolutely no chance that happens

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

              Why?

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

                His price is rigged

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

              On -102.3 so quite likely

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

                He's been on -100 for days lol

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

                  Strange

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

              This

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

                Prices rigged by fpl this season

        8. marcos11
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Better combo for gw25 and gw26?

            a) Dallas (gw25) and Mitchell (gw26) -4
            b) Struijk

            1. OleBall
                2 months, 26 days ago

                B

            2. OleBall
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Does anyone actually know if there is going to be a DGW26 or is it just Ben who has said it?

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

                  There will be. Just be patient.

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

                  There will be, pep interview before the game told us they have a double so clubs have been told the fixtures

                3. 11 smelly shirts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  It's not official yet, but expected to be announced shortly. In fact, it's only Ben who said it, but he pointed out that there are no other options due to European involvement of some clubs. Guess we need to be patient for a couple more days. Guardiola however mentioned before the game that they would have 2 more additional games now

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Start DCL or Stones?

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

                Didnt cap gundo still went from 18k>16k, I'll take that. Now wildcard time. How does my draft look

                Martinez
                Dias Dallas Shaw
                Raphinha Son Salah Bruno
                Kane Watkins Bamford(C)

                Forster Gundogan Stones Targett

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

                  basically my team without a wildcard so i like it.

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

                  Looks decent but are you looking to BB in 26? Saints might have 3 doubles in a row so worth considering

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

                  Find a way to get Ings in.

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

                  Looks good, 8 players for GW29 (if villa play spurs) as well so pretty well set up

              • Mile Plankton
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                3 points from 2 extra games.
                That's what I call a DGW.

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

                  They don't make 'em like they used to.

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

                    sure dont, dgw used to mean magic

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

                  I got 4 points from 4... Jesus

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

                  Same with Gundo, Mee and Cancelo. Glad i brought Foden in instead of Sterling at least

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

                On Monday I was sitting on 95pts, with potentially 6 players including Gundo as captain to go. I was looking at a massive rank increase.

                Only 2 out of 6 actually played tonight - Pope and Cancello, and they both blanked.

                Finished on 99pts. Still a green arrow, but feels like a red. Sometimes I hate this game!

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

                  Yeah, if I were you I would totally delete your account with a score like that

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

                  Same, 4 points From gundo (c), stones, cancelo, areola, DCL and Mee ... What could have been.

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

                Sterling great differential captain they said.... right.

                1. OleBall
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Be grateful you didn't TC lol

                2. Bagheri Arce
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  2 extra points from 5 DGW players. Got to love the doubles 😀

                  1. Mile Plankton
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I thought my 3 pts were unbeatable

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

                      Sterling x2, Mee, Gundo and Stones

                      Will be a few in the same boat I expect. Haha

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

                    All about timing, last year I had him for the 4 goal game, went from 300k to 20k instantly.

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

                  Owning and captaining a player that “fails” in dgw = ups & downs of fpl

                  Coming on here to read the mass smugness of said non owners takes away most of the joy in actually playing fpl

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

                    Agreed

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

                  Would you be happy with this gw 26 team? Want Kane but not sure he’s worth wildcarding. 11 dgwers

                  Martinez
                  Stones Dias Tark Digne
                  Salah Bruno Son Grealish Gundo
                  DCL

                  1. djman102
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    What are your 29 plans, and who's on your bench?

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

                      Free hit 29 or WC 30

                      Bench would be Bamford Ayling Antonio

                      1. djman102
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Assuming Villa-Spurs gets put into 29, you can get 9 out that GW with FTs, so looks good then!

                5. Saka_me_sideways
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Already transferred Sterling out on my wildcard... might put him back in, so I can rage-transfer him back out again.

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

                      Nice one! 🙂

                    2. Geriatric Unathletic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      🙂 🙂 🙂 lol.

                  • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Well, never thought Digne would be my highest points scorer this evening!!! Thank goodness Barnsley won or it would have been miserable!! Haha

                  • Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    play double city defence vs Arsenal?

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      I'm not

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

                      Yeah, we won't score.

                    3. AMBELLINA PRISE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      If Laporte starts then Arsenal will score

                  • adam wigan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    I’ve been building up my transfer value and now working towards this team over the next few weeks:

                    Martinez, Sanchez
                    Shaw, stones, dallas, coufal, struijk
                    Fernandes, Salah, KDB, son, gundo
                    Kane, bamford, fodder

                    Got all the big hitters I want in it, but wonder whether there are too many weaker players too.

                    Shall I:
                    A- go for that
                    B- get fodder second goalie and improve defence
                    C- get fodder goalie and downgrade somebody else to get a playing third striker (maybe Maja if he looks consistent)

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

                      B

                    2. George Agdgdgwngo
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      What’s your tv? 107.6 for me.

                      Not sure if jump on KDB just yet

                      1. adam wigan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        107.8

                        Hopefully will be going up tonight as well! Thanks, he is one I’m keeping an eye on to get in a few weeks if he’s doing well. Kane is the first priority I think

                      2. OleBall
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          There is a pigeon in your bank account

                    3. Winners900
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Do you think Stones will rise tonight?
                      A) Yes
                      B) No

                      On WC if one to sell for Stones who would you sell first?
                      A) Cancelo
                      B) Dias

                      Appreciated!

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

                        C)Keep

                        should be an option also

                        1. Winners900
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          budget problems otherwise I would ofc kept them

                      2. adam wigan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Probably not, fpl statistics has him at 97.2% but rising slowly. It depends on the rest of your team, if you have enough bench options to cover for pep roulette I’d keep cancelo but otherwise maybe keep Dias

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

                      Hi....just wildcard and tc left. An to save wildcard to tidy up after bgw29.

                      Team for this week as below. Cash for Bamford to Kane to hopefully give 11 dgws in 26.

                      Am I good to save wildcard? Thanks

                      pope (martinez)
                      Cancelo dallas Lowton (dias coufal)
                      Salah Bruno grealish gundogan raphinha
                      Bamford dcl (watkins)

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

                        I would do DCL to Kane personally.

                        But yes, your team is fine. No WC

                        1. Flynny
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 26 days ago

                          Cheers.....I think dcl likely to have 2 good fixtures in 26.....thanks

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

                      MCY possible double in 26 and 27.

                      Don't ditch Sterling yet lads, he could easily haul 4 yellow cards

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

                      Exact money for this team?

                      Martinez
                      Shaw Vestergaard Struijk
                      Salah KDB Bruno Maddison (Raphina in 25)
                      Kane Bamford Watkins (Ings in 25)
                      Johnstone Stones Jorginho Aina

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

                      Old rank 128,926. New rank 128,858. Oh well, I’ll take the green.
                      Tough week when 87 points gets you nowhere.

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

                        Almost the fabled grey dot!

                    8. FPL_WILDCARD
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      For DGW26 to BGW29, is double Villa defence (Martinez + Targett) better than splitting with Lloris + Targett?

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

                        Keep Martinez regardless.

                        Maybe Dier Vs Target but even then Target a much better option and Villa may have another double before GW29

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

                      Right ... hurry up and confirm the doubles so I can hit the wildcard and dump the duds.

                      1. michaelington
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        Just trust Ben Crellin. He’s lives for this sh*t

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

                      Sterling to KDB for a hit worth it?

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

                        Yes