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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
    5 months, 16 days ago

    My girlfriend is a big fan of Robin Koch

  2. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    This game is screaming for KDB.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Shut up. Please.

  3. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    TORRESSSSSS

  4. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Goal Torres

  5. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    BSilva A
    Torres G

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Salah c , jota, taa for me

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    TORRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSS

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      You have Torres?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        City fan + no Dallas cleanies and BPS

  8. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Goal city. Torres. Stay sat down Kev.

  9. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Finally Dallas loses some points

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    That Torres captainer is happy

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Indeed!

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days 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
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Useless. No Gundogan or Stones.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Wipes out Dallas cleanies

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Still got the goal tho

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas mega haul gone ?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Hopefully.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Where’s the guy who C Torres ?

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Neves say Neves where are you?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Here! Can’t believe my luck!

  15. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Where's that dude who was on captain Torres?

  16. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Well what a rubbish goal

  17. UTFB
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days 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
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Gundo

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Gundo. Bamford. Dallas. To name 3 others.

      1. MightyGar
        5 months, 16 days 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

    3. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Jota

      1. UTFB
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Jota good shout.

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

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

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

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Blew it up, ref.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    As if, nothing goal of course

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Winning goal would be lovely, Ilkay

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

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

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    WGTA? Bilva for those wondering

  23. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas from 15 to 8

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Phew

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Still points in the bag

    3. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yay.

  24. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Booo

  25. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Come oooooon Cancelo !!!!!

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Offside?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      no need to check, this is City!

  27. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Bonus Points

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

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

  28. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days 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
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

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

  29. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I think Stones has captained himself...

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Centre backs are the only players not man marked.

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Stones conversion.