Dugout Discussion

Gundogan, Dias, De Bruyne and Mahrez benched as Aguero misses Leeds match

As predicted, Pep Guardiola has rung the changes for Manchester City’s latest Premier League match, making seven alterations for the visit of Leeds.

Ilkay Gundogan (£6.0m), Rúben Dias (£6.2m), Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) and Phil Foden (£6.0m) are all among the substitutes for Gameweek 31.

Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) misses out altogether with an injury not hinted at until Friday night, confirmed only as Manchester City released their team news on Saturday morning.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) has also missed the cut, reportedly not “fully fit” according to the club’s official team-sheet bulletin.

His absence, and Dias’ benching means Nathan Aké (£5.4m) comes in for his first Premier League minutes since Gameweek 15, playing at centre-back alongside John Stones (£5.2m).

Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) and João Cancelo (£6.0m) are handed with the full-back positions while it looks as if Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) has been trusted with the central midfield role he often fulfils on international duty with Ukraine.

Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) joins him in the middle while Raheem Sterling (£11.3m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m) are the front-three this afternoon.

By contrast, Leeds make just one change for Gameweek 31; Jack Harrison (£5.4m) ineligible to face his parent club.

Hélder Costa (£5.0m) comes in as his replacement on the left-hand side of a midfield quartet alongside Stuart Dallas (£5.1m), Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) and Raphinha (£5.6m).

Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) remains on the bench with Liam Cooper (£4.3m) and Diego Llorente (£4.4m) earning a second successive start as a centre-back pairing.

Gameweek 31 Line-ups

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; B Mendy, Aké, Stones, Cancelo; Zinchenko, Fernandinho, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Alioski, Llorente, Cooper, Ayling; K Phillips; Costa, Roberts, Dallas, Raphinha; Bamford.

Gameweek 31 so far…

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1,303 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Gundo on ... Ake off

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Fernandinho CB

    Gundo DM 🙁

    1. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Goal scoring DM

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Set pieces at least hopefully, until KDB arrival anyways which is imminent by the looks of things

  3. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Kdb will be on soon too, no way pep let's kdb stay on the bench with score at 0-1/1-1

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

    Don't put Gundo on please Pep

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Is done.

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

      He's on.

    3. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It's already over

    4. Underdogs11
        2 months, 8 days ago

        So my Dallas points will stay on bench...

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      30 minutes Gundogan. Really need a bit of magic.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Might be on pens?

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Did Gundogan slip?

    6. tbos83
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Gundo hattie please!

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Before today since GW 20

        Martinez 65 points
        Meslier 57 points

        Look at fixtures and there's your budget keeper for home stretch.

        1. Underdogs11
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Mendy?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Not in budget bracket

              54 points so not outpacing Meslier

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Most GK’s will get 20-30 points in the last 7 GW’s

            Martinez has 8 games to the 7 or 6 that the others all have so he’ll be wishing 5-10 points of the top scoring keeper I’d say, despite the horrible fixtures

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Torres needs taking off. Offers zilch.

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Gundo on, lovely. KDB next please.

        4. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Gundogan on blocks Bamford bench points & stops any Jota captaincy haul.

          Rotten start to the week!

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Lol Gundogan almost scored.

        5. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Kdb warming up?

        6. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Alisson, Trent Phillips Kabak Robertson, Fabinho Milner Wijnaldum, Salah Firmino Jota

          https://twitter.com/TheKopHQ/status/1380866498919591939

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

            Damn

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

            As expected then.

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            3/3, lovely start. No Thiago again is surprising and a bit of a shame. Hope no-Mane Salah does his thing!

          4. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Is that guy trustworthy?

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yep

          5. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            No Mane but Milner maybe on pens.

          6. Forgetmeknot
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            As presumably the only mane owner on here please allow me this moment... eeeuuugghhhh

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              🙂

          7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            3/3 inc (c) 🙂

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

            This will be true but why has this been hulled and not both lineups in a few minutes?

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Wasn't me that did it, but the full lineups will be hulked as well. No harm.

        7. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          #LFC v Aston Villa:

          Alisson, Trent Phillips Kabak Robertson, Fabinho Milner Wijnaldum, Salah Firmino Jota

          No surprises from Klopp.

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

            No Mane isn’t a surprise?

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

          City not being able to score against 10 man Leeds sums up this season

          1. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Truer words have never been spoken

        9. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          My triple Leeds (Meslier Bamford Dallas) with 27 points on my bench as it stands

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            It was the GW for BB after all...

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

          Any news on Grealish?

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

              Thank you

        11. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          This is you 5 minute warning!!!

        12. mattk lfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Trent, Jota and Salah (C). 0-0 incoming

        13. SB007
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          My transfers this week. Dallas and Bamf. In. For Phillips and Laca.

        14. Drogo
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Dallas on second bench row.. -.-

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            You have 2 benches?

            1. Drogo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yea, Corona-times you know.. gotta keep 'em separated

        15. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          23 pre baps bench points from leeds at the minute, and burn the sub that's likely to come in.

          Can only laugh.

        16. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Leeds are almost daring Stones to score. Nobody seems to want to close on him

        17. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Cannot describe how awful Mendy is

        18. TherryOnWii
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hi all,

          Been out of touch with Liverpool for a while.

          Between Kabak and Philips, who is more nailed? Thanks.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Both are nailed imo. Kabak is more nailed though.

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Probably Kabak but Philips seems nailed on right now as well

          3. TherryOnWii
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Thanks all

        19. G-Whizz
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Alioski YC

        20. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          More Koch will help.

        21. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          KDB getting really warm.

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Come on! Get him in ffs!

        22. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Not sure about that team news as a Jota captainer

          Presumably this pushes Jota wider left and less central. More or less predicted it. But there we go

        23. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Seriously Alioski vs Zaha would make a great boxing match. Crazy vs Crazy.

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

          Will Pep pay the price for benching all 4 of his best players this season!

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 8 days ago

            What penalty? They will win the league regardless.