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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    OMG Dallas.

  2. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Leeds goal?

  3. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Wtf dallas

  4. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Dallas

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    OMGGGG

  6. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    SCENESSSSS

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Unbelievable

  8. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Leeds winner wow

  9. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    It’s up to Dan Burn not to feature to get Dallas points off the bench

  10. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Good. I hate man city

  11. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Shiiiiiiit!

  12. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    WOW

  13. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Oh f**k off. Anyone but him.

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Title race blown wide open.

  15. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    omg

  16. Il Capitano
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What on Earth

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      WCers spewing with Dallas out on WCs

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Most will have Dallas way down the bench who kept him anyway.

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Oh ffs

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Scenes....

      Autosubs will be mental this week

    • Hazz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      BRING KEV ON NOW

    • moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      scenes

    • UTFB
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Glad I swapped Dallas for Stones on my wildcard this week

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Took Dallas out on WC oops

    • tbos83
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Scenes

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Wtf is it with this game?

      • BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Shaw I swear to god, you better stay on that bench.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Dallas x2

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Bloody Dallas again!!! Eugh

      • Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        3rd sub but don’t care. What a player what a team!

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        booooom