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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. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    My girlfriend is a big fan of Robin Koch

  2. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    This game is screaming for KDB.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Shut up. Please.

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    TORRESSSSSS

  4. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Goal Torres

  5. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    BSilva A
    Torres G

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    All 3 WC Liv I brought in start. Mo, Jota, Phillips.

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah c , jota, taa for me

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    TORRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSS

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      You have Torres?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        City fan + no Dallas cleanies and BPS

  8. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Goal city. Torres. Stay sat down Kev.

  9. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Finally Dallas loses some points

  10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    That Torres captainer is happy

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Indeed!

  11. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Cancelo 3 attacking contributions in a row. Come oooooon Cancelooooooo goal and assist combo, we know you can do it

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Useless. No Gundogan or Stones.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Wipes out Dallas cleanies

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Still got the goal tho

  13. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas mega haul gone ?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Hopefully.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Where’s the guy who C Torres ?

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Neves say Neves where are you?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Here! Can’t believe my luck!

  15. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Where's that dude who was on captain Torres?

  16. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Well what a rubbish goal

  17. UTFB
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Which players do you think will have a big price jump next season?

    Can see Foden going up to £8-9m

    Saka to £7-8m

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Gundo

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Gundo. Bamford. Dallas. To name 3 others.

      1. MightyGar
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Bamford will be overpriced next year, I don't think he will keep up the goal scoring. I expect Leeds to invest in a striker as well

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Jota

        1. UTFB
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          Jota good shout.

          £7m+ for Bamford or Gundo would rule me right out

          1. Werner Brothers
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 19 hours ago

            The same thing said on mahrez or foden this year, yet they're still bought.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Blew it up, ref.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      As if, nothing goal of course

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Winning goal would be lovely, Ilkay

    6. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Luke wins. Torres was good asset in UCL FF as well, he already delivered

    7. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      WGTA? Bilva for those wondering

    8. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Dallas from 15 to 8

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Phew

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Still points in the bag

      3. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Yay.

    9. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Booo

    10. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Come oooooon Cancelo !!!!!

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Offside?

      1. Lethargio Alcantara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        no need to check, this is City!

    12. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Bonus Points

      3 - Bernardo Silva (29)
      2 - Zinchenko (24)
      1 - Torres, Cancelo (21)

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Come oooon Canceloooo, goal and all 3 BP are needed.

    13. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Dallas has 40%+ and has been started by around 2%. How many jammy-ness do we expect?

      From 2% to ?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Not much, 5% increase? Gundo came on and most will probably have him 2-3rd bench.

    14. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      I think Stones has captained himself...

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Centre backs are the only players not man marked.

    15. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Stones conversion.