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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. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Completely against the run of play.

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Almost by mistake.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That’s what the commentator said.

        Soft lad.

  2. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is this the end of double city defence?
    Not an overreaction to the goal but seems rotation is/could kick in with extra games to be played and UCL.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes only going Cancelo

  3. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling can't even score 3 pts

    1. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If he gets a 2 pointer here he's gone for me..probably will be rested v Arsenal

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He'll play against Arsenal i think

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe but I need something now from him! (C)

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Richarlison goal, lovely 🙂

  5. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I know one of my rivals has Foden and Richarlson capt.

    1. Bandwagondude
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You’re not allowed to have 2 captains

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I see wat u did there

  6. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Digne assist given. Shame it wasn’t a goal

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What? Outrageous

  7. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    DCL to Richarlison worked out so..........:)

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Surprising tonight and not against Fulham but I’ll take it!

  8. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No Stones and they concede

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    The moral of the story is: No Stones, No CS.

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Rich with a heavy touch, would have been a goal

  11. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    COYBS!

  12. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    This sucks!

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No Stones No Man City CS
    No Mee No Burnley CS

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Stones the real winner here

  15. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Defo keeping Stones.

  16. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Come on sterling do something you plank.

  17. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    -12 green arrow perfect

  18. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No Stones. No cleanie.

  19. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Digne and Cancelo need goals here 🙂

  20. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Why has Pope lost a point?!?

    1. Towsor44
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Save taken off

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I know, annoying right. They should only add them if they’re 100% confident they’re legit and not taken away

  21. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    What a bizzare goal. Hit him in the leg he left there for the initial cross.

  22. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I am watching the game. If Digne gets an assist it is RIDICULOUS!! Absolute corruption

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You're joking, surely.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Chill, like less than 1% ownership surely

  23. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    As a Foden, Richarlison and Stones owner, it's been a good 5 minutes

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Digne so dangerous here.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Grab a goal & all will be forgiven.

  25. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    Cancelo, Stones, Dallas (Coufal, Douglas)
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Grealish
    DCL, Bamford (Antonio)

    With 2FT + 3.6 itb and plans to bring in Kane for GW26 what should I do?

    A) Antonio > Ings (just for DGW25)
    B) Douglas > Veltman (deepens my bench and provides player for GW29)

  26. SH@KTIMAAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    So painful to watch sterling.
    Just standing on the sides and doing nothing.

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Bruno will outscore Sterling this gw.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Ola Aina is already bossing him.

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Laporte down.

  29. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I’m missing Gundo......so are City

    1. TOPCAT1960
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Im not, have Foden and Richarlison

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4994459/event/24

  30. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Walker the weak link in City defence