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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG

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

    Great finish.

  3. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    That's what Pep gets for not starting Gundo, Dias and Kdb.

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

      Here here.

  4. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG DALLAD

  5. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Please shaw don’t play tomorrow

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I need Shaw AND Alonso not to play.

  6. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    2 shots, 2 goals

  7. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who shot Man City? Lol

  8. djman102
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Dallas does City. Ffs

  9. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    DALLASSSSSSSS

    1. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Thank you Lord for Parker dropping Tobin, now Dallas coming off my bench. Done no transfers this week either.

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

    Oh GET IN DALLAS!!! LOVE picking your points up off leg the bench, lovely man, hero!

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

    hahahahahaha nice try FA!

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sold Dallas for a hit in FanTeam 🙁

  13. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Chose Sterling as captain for first-time this season, what a mistake...sold Dallas as well...season sinking fast

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Dallas FPL player of the season!!!!!!!

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

    Franco-Baresi like from Stones

  16. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wtaf Stuart Dallas.

    Despite the probably negative effect of his EO, I’m so glad I sold on WC tbh because I would have definitely benched this haul

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Cancelo fail

  18. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    WHO ELSE HAS DALLAS 3RD SUB

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Me

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

      +1

    3. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      of course

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

      Second sub and he’ll be coming on lol

  19. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Probably should have kept Dallas...lovely lol

  20. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Why did I take Dallas out on my wildcard? lol

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

      Because he had three terrible fixtures in a row?

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I’m with you haha, Rudiger Alonso and TAA need big hauls

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

      Because his fixtures were poor.

  21. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    So who dropped or benched Dallas ?

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

      o/

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      and who was brave enough to play him ?

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Everyone

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

    Dallas I love you!!!!

  23. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Imagine not having Dallas, wow.

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

      Player of the season

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Gundo and cancelo with rivals getting Dallas off the bench for kdb

    Just can’t get anything going at the moment

  25. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Of course I took Dallas out this week.

  26. tbos83
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Pep roulette finally punished

    • osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Dallas third on my bench.

      1. Underdogs11
          2 months, 8 days ago

          First on mine. Even worse.

      2. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Dallas sellers club

        1. Arteta
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          🙁

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Nutmegs keeper 🙂

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

        How could we not have seen a Dallas brace away at City? We're all clearly casuals /s