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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Meslier slipped 🙄

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He has one job, and decided to do that before the goal, unbelievable

  2. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Great punt on Sterling.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Some never learn

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Blame Mark and FPL tips

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He is always a big disappointment.

  3. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Come oooon Canceloooo get that attacking return and 3 BP!!!

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I want to punch you

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ditti

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Ditto

  4. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any sign of kdb?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Please no.

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Jota starts. Get in !!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Also dial up?

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

        Mane I guess

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Hits undroppable and Klopp knows it

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Jota*

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

      Dial up?

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I will be chuffed as long as Kev stays seated on that lovely warm bench.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I am late sorry for not hanging out here all the time.

        Just wanted to celebrate with fellow friends at FFS

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Leeds defense impressed me

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      They've been solid for quite a while

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah, even with a red card. Hopefully Tuchel is taking notes

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          There is that 🙂

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

    Sterling off for a KdB cameo would be mighty convenient right now.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not going to happen. Pep won’t risk him now.

  8. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Sterling is such a terrible finisher! He can’t score goals

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You are only discovering this NOW?

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He'll deliver a mega haul till the end of the season when no one will have him

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Standard.

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He doesn’t do hauls, he does fails

    3. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He had any chance to finish?

  9. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Get KDB on for a few Pep.

  10. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Time for Cancelo to deliver FPL points 🙂 A partying gift 😉

  11. hullcityfan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Get KDB on

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Be quiet.

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hell no.

  12. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bonus Points

    3 - Bernardo Silva (25)
    2 - Zinchenko (24)
    1 - Torres (21)

    Cancelo (20)
    Meslier (20)
    Dallas (19)
    Fernandinho (17)
    Stones (15)
    Jesus (12)
    Bamford (12)
    Phillips (12)
    Mendy (11)
    Llorente (10)

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bernardo top class as usual, what a player.

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo needs to get all 3. Bilva also got a yellow. Even a big chance created by him will do the job.

      Attacking return is even better

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Joke system as always

  13. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Baldie needs to get KDB in

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No.

  14. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So Pep can never beat Beilsa ?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      The apprentice can only match him.

      1. MessiGOAT
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hehe

  15. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I love how Pep has complained about not having 5 subs in the past, he's currently dropping points to a 10 man Leeds and he's only made 2 changes with KDB and Mahrez on the bench.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He prefers Champions league trophy finally

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It’s an irrelevant match, league won, CL midweek.

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Ya that's more than fair.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Have you seen the league table?

  16. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Gundo Captain what a nightmare

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Why would you do that

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Had a lot of rest recently.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Has he?
          He’s too important for City’ busy schedule, rest was expected so I sold for Salah alongside Jota

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Yes. First player subbed on.

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Less daft than Sterling captain ?

      3. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Is that a real question?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          No, fake.

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Still time

  17. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Jota Captainers UNITE!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hear hear!

  18. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Costa is the worst ....

  19. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Now kdb in for 1 pointer please

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Have a big down vote.

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Cancelo poor delivery

  21. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Blow up early ref. 😉

  22. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    KDB captains must be relieved ...

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bring him in now

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Still time

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Only if he stays on the bench. I’m sweating big time.

    4. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      God damn

  23. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I will never own Sterling again.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I became sober two seasons ago, never looked back

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Lol i too learnt this lesson a few weeks ago

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Lol

    4. tbos83
        2 months, 10 days ago

        He's been shocking recently

    5. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      People upvoting call for violence. Classic internet bullying imo

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ah well Sterling punt didn't work out. Was worth a shot.

    7. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I had enough pain from Sterling early in this season that even if I know he'd score a hatrick I still skip him ... Same as Salah

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Salah is far better though

        1. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Ofc but that captain blank streak destroyed my rank

    8. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      3 minutes. Stay sat down kev

    9. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      FFS is such a great acronym for this website because when you read through comments on match day, it’s precisely what comes to mind!

    10. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Who said we needed City players against Leeds?

    11. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Double Dallas Delight!