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. toxik
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Dallas 3rd sub here but no Dias and if Tierney def out he'll play!

    1. trinzoo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You have it!

  2. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Why you couldnt do this vs wolves, sheffield, villa, fulham, west ham...

    No it had to be away at City!

  3. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Really need dan burn to bang his head on a low bridge or something.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Us Dallas benchers wishing small niggles on alot of ppl right now:)

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Need A cresswell no show to get Dallas in...

    1. tbos83
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Never gonna happen, sorry

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Chances of Antonio starting tomorrow?

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        0%. injured and it's worse than West Ham had hoped.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Brilliant, Dallas points ahoy! Cheers buddy

    3. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Going to get destroyed by all the Dallas benchers. Brilliant

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling(c) fail, Semedo auto sub for Dias though

    5. Roy Hudd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Dallas captain lovely jubbly. Get in there!!!

      1. Amsterhammer
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sad little man lying on the internet to get some attention.

        1. Roy Hudd
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hahahaha.... Wow. Don't be jealous pal, it's a horrible trait to have. Do you need help with your team?... Chin up son.

    6. Kane and Ablett
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Why did I doubt Dallas? Need a Shaw no show to get those points!

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Were you expecting him to get anything than 2pts against one of the best teams in the world?

          Seriously?

        2. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          That’s a proper Captain Hindsight there.

      • Bambi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Kdb no show means Dallas off the bench, can't be happier

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          🙁 this never happens to me. The max I get is 5pts. Never ever this happened to me in 11 years

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Bruno VC coming in for me. Not sure how I feel about it.

      • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Please no unexpected rotation till the end of the GW especially in defense

      • ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Can't believe I didn't get rid of Cancelo for Dallas for a hit!

        I'm sarcastic obviously.

        Many people with Dallas benched will be getting those points coming in which is part of the game.

        You own City players at your peril. High potential for lots of points but we all know what Pep is like.

        This is just a weird result in a weird season.

        Gotta enjoy those points when they happen and be entertained by the madness.

        I have Cancelo and no Leeds by the way.

        Can't be using hindsight on a single piece of data to judge whether or not a move was logical or not!

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Worst Pep B team fail ever?

      • threeputt
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        kdb dias and ederson only city players worth holding next season imo

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Maybe Haaland as well

      • Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Dallas will definitely be reclassified next season

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yep. £7.0m mid next season.

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          As we speak papers are reclassifying him from "that Northern Irish kid" to " that fantastic British player"

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Dallas 7.39% EO after autosubs in top 10k

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ouch. It was 2%. I hate this kind of 20 pts jammy things

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Leeds are the best cult team in the premiership since Keegan’s Newcastle

      • GoonerSteve
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Any chance Veltman or Coufal don't play?
        Dallas 1st sub.

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So it’s all up to Dan Burn not to feature to get Dallas points off the bench for me 😐

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Some unreal bench jam here!

      • aborg
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I thought that even 30 mins might have been enough for Gundo to get something but he was playing too cautiously not to get injured for the CL !!
        With Kane VC and others in my ML having him captained, I hope he now blanks. I can’t believe I have to hope for this !

      • Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Moved Dallas for TAA on wildcard. He would’ve been last on the bench anyways and Leeds fixtures are terrible, but of course it hurts to see him haul. This is how this game sometimes plays out, can’t be mad. At least liverpool key trio is starting so anything can happen.

      • BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        There's gonna be more jam than Hartleys this GW

      • Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        First missed deadline of the year: Dallas on the bench and the armband is on Cancelo. (I planned to captain Jota again for two weeks in a row.)Time for a rank free fall.

      • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        23 points from two matches!!!!!! ...... on the bench!!!!

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        At the moment, that Dallas haul is not really hurting non-owners that much. Most seem to have benched him and not as first sub.

        https://www.livefpl.net/autosubs

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          3rd sub here!! Was logical really!! Amazing for people who started him tho!!! Fair play!!!

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Dallas! Damn 2nd on my bench, congrats for those starting him!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Second on bench and shall be getting him

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sterling (c)
        No Salah
        Sold Dallas

        F***** love wildcards, me.

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Pep got what he deserved! Fair play to Leeds