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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Shackleton MOTM

  2. moz_1983
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas 3rd on my bench. No chance.

  3. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Selling Dallas or Captaining Sterling

    More painful to watch?

    Sterling stealing a living again. Shocking.

  4. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Took a risk I didn't need to. Was top of my ML by some distance (54 points) but Son>Sterling (C) with a loss of 0.2 was a bad punt. Now hoping Kane & Son do not explode like the reverse fixture, as nearest rivals have (K)ane.

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    To the person who talked me out of getting Sterling as a 1 week punt instead of Son..

    Thank you.

  6. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    I see so many people with Dallas 2nd or 3rd sub.
    This is going to be a tense long gw

    1. moz_1983
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      3rd here. Have Rapha and Cresswell ahead of him.

  7. Mattymo23
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas second sub with KDB and Dias starting. What a relief!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Jammy! But well done

  8. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Casual's win again!!

    1. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      What?

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Hey?

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Always haha

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Not really

    4. Amsterhammer
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      You're going to need to explain that.

  9. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Can we all take a moment to laugh at Sterling cappers. Sterling is **checks notes** badly out of form and procedes to perform bad (again).

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Glad you're enjoying yourself

  10. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Okay shaw and Veltman chances of one not playing?

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Is it possible to see what % of top 10k managers are currently due to get Dallas off the bench?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Fantastic cheers

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Too many, whatever the number. Lucky sods

    2. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      4.54% increase in top10k according to livefpl

  12. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Mighty mighty Leeds.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      I would be happy for you if only I kept Dallas 🙂

      Bielsa masterclass!

  13. Mattymo23
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Rival will get Dallas on if Bale doesn't play- nervous wait

  14. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    My "lad" (36) is playing 3-4-3 with Dias playing, Smith-Row first sub and Dallas second. Not funny in family ML.

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Lol

  15. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas holders rejoice!

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Held!!.... 3rd sub!!! Grrr

  16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    What will Dallas be next season - 6.5 mid presumably?

    Any chance he’ll stay a defender?

  17. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas EO: 5.1% (LiveFPL).

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Ouch. Ouch. That's too much. Dias not playing is huge. It will increase

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      After autosubs?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Depends on rank

      11% down where I am
      2.8 % in top 10K

  18. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Time to get a light flu coufal, veltman or azpilicueta

  19. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    DCL (VC) coming in for anyone else? 😐

  20. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Sterling(C) and Gundo fail. Raphinha fail. What a start

  21. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Price prediction for Dallas next year ?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      6

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      5.5 -6.5m midfielder.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        More than 5.5 surely

    3. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Doesn’t really matter as he’ll be reclassified

  22. Rugga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    The guy winning my ML for once forgot to update his team. I'm second. And of course he has Dallas playing. Fml

    1. Abraham & Cheese
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Is it me?

  23. LE CHARO
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    KDB missing out already gets me closer from getting Dallas off the bench, now I need a second player to miss out. Shaw looks like a good candidate

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Shaw should start

  24. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Leeds xG 0.23

  25. Mika-eel
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Mate of mine forgot about the Friday deadline and still has Dallas in his 11. Lucky sod.

  26. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Chances of Antonio playing tomorrow guys?

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      0.5%

    2. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      He doesn’t play or some miracle should had happen

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Sorted cheers guys, just trying to defo confirm Dallas points 🙂

  27. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Need 1 of Cresswell, Azpi or Veltam to have a rest to get some Dallas jam

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Undeserved imo

  28. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Got what deserved when sold 4.5 attacking MF for attacking team

  29. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Put a tenner on Leeds. Dallas 3rd on my bench. You win some, you lose some.

  30. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Very happy for Leeds. Serves Pep right with that team.