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Guardiola rotation hits new unpredictable levels as Carson replaces Ederson

Pep Guardiola has found new levels of unpredictable rotation in his Blank Gameweek 36 team sheet.

Even Ederson (£6.1m) has lost his place this week, with Scott Carson (£ rewarded for his off-the-field service with a first Premier League start in 10 years.

Ruben Dias (£6.0m), John Stones (£5.1m) and Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) all miss out too with João Cancelo (£5.8m), Nathan Aké (£5.4m), Eric Garcia (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker (£6.1m) named in the back-four.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) are “not fully fit” for the game, according to a Manchester City press release so Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m), Rodrigo (£5.3m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) are the central midfield trio behind Raheem Sterling (£11.0m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m).

Despite recent Premier League rests, Riyad Mahrez (£8.0m) and Phil Foden (£6.0m) still do not start, each of them named on the bench for the Friday-night trip to Newcastle.

The Magpies are in 5-3-2 shape this evening featuring Joelinton (£5.7m) up-front alongside Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) while Callum Wilson (£6.5m) sits out the remaining matches of the season.

Blank Gameweek 36 Line-ups

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Ritchie, Dummett, Fernández, Krafth, Murphy; Almirón, Shelvey, Willock; Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Manchester City XI: Carson; Cancelo, Ake, Garcia, Walker; Gündogan, Rodrigo, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

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835 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    City players rested get a more competitive match on the training ground than the premier league games. Mo need to risk any injuries here

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Lost! Saint Max blank. Mini league lost. Rank drop. Switching off and going to bed

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Why do u have asm. Not great for fpl

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Still here? Go on then. 😉

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      4-3 vs City and you're switching off!

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Every time Pep rests Dias it just shows how immense he is for this City team

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yep that's why for me he has been player of the season.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The lack of clean sheets without Stones is ridiculous too, obviously Dias helping him along.

    3. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      player of the year surely

    4. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Happy birthday, Rúben! x

  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Mahrez please come on

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      ^this

      I'll happily take the 1 point amd have it cancel others subs and possible vc's

  5. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone remember Sterling?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      oh I haven't forgotten all his blanks when I punted on him for the captaincy a few times earlier this season

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Unless since Brexit.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He will be tops in Italy

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      yes I remember him, he used to play for Liverpool I believe and left under a cloud to go to City.

      When he left, people asked the question, "will he be a world class 7 or just another Aaron Lennon?"

      Whatever happened to him ?

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if he's sold this summer. Something really wrong with him this season.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        missing sane

  6. 420king
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Man, I was this close to picking Torres after news that Mahrez is unlikely to start. But I still chickened out, kept Mahrez...

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I was close to getiing top 500k too

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What news?

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        "news"

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Haha true

      2. 420king
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        There was a sort of a leaked lineup. "Stones and Foden won't play, Mahrez maybe" was the first news.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sort of?
          Where and by who?

          1. 420king
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            This guy called Sam Lee. Tier 1 or something *shrugs*

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Cancelo rested

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Avoids that fourth Newc goal

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I am totally happy with that

  8. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Ferran Torres wasnt even in the Predicted Lineup list.. fml for picking Foden!

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      We all knew the gambles going with city players this week

      Unlucky we picked the wrongs ones

  9. justaguy9
      2 months, 12 days ago

      lucky mahre cappers. now their vs salah or kane will get jammy points

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yep. Hate it

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        All subs made?

        Not watching

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nope. But won't come on

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Waste of a final ball there Newcastle...

    • Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez nailed for next GW.....?

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Got to be lol

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Never.

      3. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Depends if the dart lands on him.

      4. Vinyl78LP
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        After sitting out the last two he was nailed for this one..... 🙁

      5. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That's what we said about this one. Just avoid him and look elsewhere

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        As nailed-on as the Captaincy Article said they were today.

      7. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Wasn’t he nailed for this game?

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

        Wouldn't risk it...

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez and Foden owners could still get lucky

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        If they have a decent 1st sub?

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        yeah lucky if he doesnt come on....

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        *will

    • Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Andy Carroll route one last ten mins ?

    • Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Think I might bring Willock in next week as first bench warmer as part of an enabler in a double change. He isn’t having a bad game apart from the pen miss and if he happens to come on it will be against SHU.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone who contemplated Torres.

      TBF he never entered my mind.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        if i was on a fh he would have been definitely in. my squad

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Daniel +xFH points.

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Lol pathetic

          2. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thats you saying he'd score after the line up came out?

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              where is your comment saying he would score? where is your team with Torres in? he was many times in my UCL team this season and he always delivered. !!!

              1. Rassi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Stop. This is getting embarrassing.

                1. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  see bellow. see my teams with torres in them !!! scoring too !!!

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          If you auntie was your uncle she would have balls

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I was going to triple captain him but was told on here he wouldn’t start...

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          see my comment Rainer before the game started.

          1. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            https://www.fanteam.com/fantasy/dashboard/322380/5541056/6

            here it is. now shut up all please

              1. Rassi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                CL fanteam. Oh wow...

                1. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  that is proof that I rate him as a fantasy football team. If I was on a FH he was surely in my team. I am telling truth, don't know why people are attacking me

      3. Bossworld
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No, but brought in Aguero on a wildcard thinking his past Newcastle performances might earn him a start. Not even on the bench.

        Slightly tempered by having Gundogan and Willock.

        Torres would never have occured to me.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Kun didn't post a story on Instagram before the game that meant he is not in the squad. check his story next gw

          1. Bossworld
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I don't even know what this means

      4. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I was about to Triple captain him but I don't want to make my ML boring :p

    • goblin140
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      For next GW ONLY:

      A) Zaha (ARS)
      B) Mahrez (bha) -4

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Surely look elsewhere

        1. goblin140
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I have Zaha and 1.8 ITB, who else under 9 for -4?

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Greenwood, Mount maybe

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone who even considered Torres, please link the post providing the evidence...

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I had a dream he got 4 but missed deadline

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      League member brought in Foden as part of a hit.

      Bamford first on bench.

      Bamford haul incoming....

      1. Vinyl78LP
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        McGinn incoming for me for Foden hit - sod all incoming.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Carson on 1bps. Penalty saves a bit too highly rewarded in FPL IMO given you get a big bonus score and only about 75% of penalties are scored

      1. Vinyl78LP
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        BPS should also be halved if score from rebound 🙂

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        15 BPS is extreme.

        Maybe give it as a save (+2 BPS) then extra if it’s a decisive save in the game like GWG? Which Carson should then get here, but not 15 BPS.

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mendys was worth 20

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Spare a thought for the Sterling owners

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Probably just owner now

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        They’ve forgotten they even had an FPL team at this stage of the season.

    • The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Bringing in Ederson for a hit to field 11 players went well.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Feel your pain bother, did the same this afternoon ..... I bet Forster now starts to rub it in ...

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Weak Newcastle right flank theory holds up at least. Torres & Cancelo down that side.

      Time to target Stevens & Lookman.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Stevens essential! 😀

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Great FH from 1k OR player - Ederson, Carson and Torres!
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/171034/event/36/

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Wow

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          applause

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Crikey.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Carson cause he couldn’t afford Steffen 😀

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          He must have had the team. He has Reguillon on the bench so that money could have been used to get Steffan.

      4. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        How did he know to pick Carson instead of Steffan. Must have had the team

        1. Vinyl78LP
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Transferred him at 6.27pm tonight - dodgy.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          0.1m off affording Steffan. Couldn't make it up!

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            He had Reguillon on the bench who could have been downgraded

      5. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That's brilliant, he's obviously reacted to the Sam Lee news just before the deadline and adjusted accordingly.

    • Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How much does Andy Carroll get paid to not come on when 4-3 down with 5 mins to go - might send my CV to Steve Bruce.

      1. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        He has a myriad of kids to provide for 😆

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        35 million player FFS

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez owners going to get lucky with a no-show?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah good few captained him. Jammy Salah/Kane VC points.

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah. Mitchell to sub in.

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      C'mon, Toon!

    • Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone actually take a punt on Torres?

      Respect if you did

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      And breathe...Survived Mahrez Captain. Learned my lesson never predicting Pep again

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez/Foden owners - who you getting off the bench?

      Robertson and Coufal here : /
      +
      Salah VC

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You on Free Hit this week?

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yep - another chip disaster by the looks of it.

          Had Ederson too.

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mitchell and Phillips. Will be disappointed if they don't get 20 points between them.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Well on the way here

      3. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No one.
        Accidentally put him on bench after bringing him for a hit.
        Was gonna using FH but glad didn't

      4. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        no-one. despite having 2 FT and 10 players initially going into this week. FML. Nearly brought in dallas for a hit too after the news that mahrez might not start

    • Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      HWTL