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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas coming on for Dias 😆

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

      Go away

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      That’s pure jam

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

      Jammy jam

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Forgot the deadline. First time in years.

    5. Captain Warlock
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Me too

  2. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas brace, casuals win again

  3. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas last bench anyone?

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      O/

    2. Dthinger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yep

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

      Nope. Sold him.

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

    Hope live fpl will tell us how much Dallas jammy-ness will happen

  5. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    The outside of the boot assist, rolling it through Ederson's legs from distance under pressure. What a goal.

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas off the bench due to no Dias

    God bless!

    Do u hate me?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Same boat mate. Same boat.

      • MightyGar
          3 months, 16 days ago

          You deserve the points for having a strong bench, enjoy the moment!

        • djman102
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Well done! 3rd on mine. Think Alonso and Shaw need a break this week.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Praying for a Shaw no show

      • KAALI_DAAL
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Dallas first sub.

          Thanks Dias.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Absolutely disgusting and undeserved.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              soak it up

              breath it in

              you'll never see anything like this again

        • Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Dallas is a very good finisher

        • Tshelby
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Oh wait I have Veltman playing but he hasn’t play in a while?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Since last week.

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Stones returning to norm lately.

        • Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Dallas second on bench. But still getting him 😎

          1. MessiGOAT
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Ever watched a show called (I shouldn't be alive!) ? You remind me of it 😀

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Pure unadulterated jam

          3. Yozzer
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Wow you are such a lucky player. I have noticed a few times the way it goes for you. Hope you are as lucky as this in real life. Share your lottery winnings with me if so 😉

        • Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Oh, I don't know why he's scoring
          Or when he's gonna go
          I guess he's got his reasons
          But I just don't want to know
          'Cause for 24 years
          I've been living next door to Dallas

        • Says
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Poor by Stones for that goal

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          What happened there was Kaptain Kane making the play of the season by benching Rudiger for Dallas

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

            Even better after taking a hit to sort out his defence

        • moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I'm not even annoyed I sold Dallas. Would never had got the points off the bench anyway.

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

            Almost glad I sold him not to see those benched points

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          This is what u get when you rotate your best players...

        • Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Lads lads guess which Leeds defender I sold for TAA. This season just keeps on giving 🙂

        • Mr. Funny Name
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Anyone know where I can pick up Stuart Dallas pyjamas??

        • Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Really need a Rudiger benching to get Dallas on

        • 420king
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Any chance Phillips, Veltman or Cresswell are benched? 😛

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Phillips is starting. So 1 down.

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Full credit to those who kept and started Dallas
          Absolute jam for those who manage to get his points off the bench this week

        • Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Lol this wildcard is going well so far...

        • tbos83
            3 months, 16 days ago

            2 point haul from Gundo and Stones

          • Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Anyone playing WC this week 99% does not have Dallas.

            Welcome to FPL.

          • Bob_the_builder
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Serves Pep right. He of all people should have shown respect to Leeds given how he man crushes over Biesla.

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Dallas does Peppie

          • Jon Snow
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Sterling (C), Bamford and Dallas out on WC. Great start! *cries*

            1. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 16 days ago

              That's fpl for you. 40 percent luck

              1. Jon Snow
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Don't know what I expected, Sterling punt looked like a clear dud but i let myself dream anyway

                1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  I would have done exactly the same if I had a WC. Sterling captain seemed like a great choice.

          • AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Well done Dallas owners..no luck at all there

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            The only positive I can take away from this is Christina bigging up Sterling (C) has failed miserably, as expected.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Shame man.
              Im up to 19k even with Raz(c)
              😆