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

    Advised my daughter to switch Dallas to Trent yesterday. I'm in the dog house!

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

      I did the same hit in FanTeam

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

    From 2 to 8%. It will only increase. Dallas that.

    We need a rule change.

    You get only 1/2 pts for players you get from the bench

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      6% of 17pts is 1pt. I'm not that bothered. Even if it increases to 10% it is only 1.7pts impact. Less than a 60 minute appearance.

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

      So what, who cares

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Cancelo benched = Dias 6 pointer

    Cancelo starts = city concede 2 and Dias owners in my ml get Dallas 18 points off the bench

    F*** off

  4. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Need 2 no shows from Mount Alonso and Reece. Possible?

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

    Can’t believe I brought in and captained Sterling against Leeds. What was I thinking. Should’ve brought in and captained Dallas. I’m an idiot

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Nutter

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 18 hours ago

      So obvious - we need our heads checked

  6. delux
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Can Dunk have diarrhea? Then I get Dallas third from the bench

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      *turd

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

      Remember Jaspn Puncheon? These boys sh*t and still play whenever they want.

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

    All City players out for -8 anyone?

  8. Captain Warlock
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Dallas on for Dias

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

      Why this never happens to my team

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

    The Dallas points are not something to worry about

    If anyone has got them congrats but it’s pure luck - no one wanted a Leeds defender this week

    Just one of those bits of jam to enjoy 🙂

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

      This is how I felt at 1-1 but the 2nd goal has made it so much worse

  10. BobbyV
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    Bamford coming in for KdB.
    Hopefully Dallas to come in for Antonio (is he definitely out)?

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

      He is out yes.

  11. fplking14
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 19 hours ago

    If you needed any indication that luck plays a massive part in this game, this was it.

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

      This is it

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

        The Strokes?

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

    LiveFPL
    @LiveFPLnet
    ·
    2m
    4.54% of the top10k will get Dallas haul off the bench.

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

      Booo... don't deserve them!

    2. DropkickMurphys
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        454 lucky people!

    3. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 19 hours ago

      Bt sport "off course man city will still win the league"

      I mean they more than likely will, but they could lose one more, tough game at villa park and get a little bit nervy.

      A big if, utd win 2 games in hand, it would be 8 points with 6 games to go.

      They most likely will win it, but to state it as fact is maybe too much.

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

        Wut? Not sure Pep will play a bunch of misfits again. And no one beneath them is winning all their games.

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

          Stanger things have happened.

          I said they probably will win it.. 95% chance plus, but for a broadcaster to state it as fact is wrong.

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

      Calling it now

      Targett will also score this week. He's the only player lower than Dallas on FPL stats. Also makes sense for those of us who sold Dallas for TAA

      1. SON of CITY
          28 days, 19 hours ago

          not exactly, it's just luck nothing else.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4130185/event/31

        OR76 getting Dallas in for Dias in addition to already getting a CS from Aina as he was subbed off on 83 mins!

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

          Wow.. just wow! When your luck is in, its in!

      3. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 19 hours ago

        Mother sterling trucker!

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

        If Burn doesn’t play it’s Dallas coming on for me.
        Nervous days...

      5. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 18 hours ago

        Did Mark end up captaining Sterling?

      6. gibson1314
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 18 hours ago

        Dallas and Bamford deep on the bench Dias never played but coufal on first sub 2021 FPL finest!

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 17 hours ago

        B@lls

      8. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 17 hours ago

        Yesss Mo!