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Iheanacho benched as Man City make mixed start to Brighton clash

Kelechi Iheancho (£6.2m) is on the bench for Leicester as they visit Chelsea on Tuesday evening.

It is the first time he has missed out on a Premier League starting line-up since Gameweek 25, Ayoze Pérez (£6.0m) his replacement tonight.

Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) keeps his place in the side while James Maddison (£7.2m) returns after featuring from the bench against Manchester United.

Chelsea are in 3-4-3 as per usual, with Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Mason Mount (£7.3m) either side of Timo Werner (£9.2m).

Elsewhere, there was a mixed start to Manchester City’s trip to Brighton.

Ferran Torres (£7.0m) earned a fourth successive start but it lasted no more than 15 minutes after João Cancelo (£5.8m) earned an early red card.

Torres was being used as a number nine, in the middle of Phil Foden (£6.1m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) after Pep Guardiola had praised his credentials for that role earlier this week.

Foden and Mahrez are making their first appearances since Gameweek 35 and 32 respectively with Raheem Sterling (£11.0m), Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) and Kyle Walker (£6.1m) deemed “not fully fit” according to the club website.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) returns from his recent muscle injury on the bench, where he is joined by Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m).

Goalscorer Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) are either side of Rodrigo (£5.3m) in midfield while Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m), Ruben Dias (£6.0m) and John Stones (£5.1m) are in the back four which now features Eric Garcia (£4.7m) on for Torres.

Leandro Trossard (£5.5m) was on the Brighton bench tonight with Alexis Mac Allister (£5.3m) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.4m) selected to support Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) in attack.

However, the Belgian international came on 30 minutes into the encounter following a thigh injury for Welbeck.

Gameweek 37 Line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: R Sánchez; Burn, Webster, White; Moder, Bissouma, Alzate, Groß; Mac Allister, Jahanbakhsh; Welbeck.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Gündogan, Rodrigo, B Silva; Foden, Torres, Mahrez.

Chelsea XI: E Mendy; Rüdiger, T Silva, Azpilicueta; Chilwell, Jorginho, Kanté, R James; Pulisic, Werner, Mount.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Söyüncü, Fofana, Castagne; Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Albrighton; Maddison; Pérez, Vardy.

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  1. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thought Mike dean was gonna just keep playing until he could book a few more players

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      showed amazing restraint to not send a few off i thought.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        It was strange as usually can’t wait to get card out. Maybe there was too many to book that he’d be there all night

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Champions League juhuuuu

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not yet

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Please dont jinx another thing

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    My butthole has been puckered tightly for the last 20 minutes. Finally I can release...

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cant imagine last weekend

  4. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    will happily take 9 pts from Rudi.
    man that Meslier benching hurts though. urgh.

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    FFS Leicester just fall short at final hurdle second season in a row

  6. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Announcer said that De Gea got the assist. FPL has to fix it

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Really?

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Wow the announcer.. must be legit then.
        Please stop, we get that you don't own bruno.

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I would take that lost Rudiger 15 pter if will mean Liverpool loosing top 4 on a goal difference

    1. BRFC1883
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What?

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        No idea

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    How did Rudiger not get a red ? Thats utterly pathetic

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Naaah. It wasn't red. Watched closely

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Did he ever get a yellow? Not showing on fantasy, that yellow is worth -2

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        no yellow no nothing.

  9. justaguy9
      2 months, 13 days ago

      how does leicester miss out on CL from the position they were?

      1. BRFC1883
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Something to do with points

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Wheels came off when Maddison got injured

    • jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I cant believe leicester have blown up 2 years in a row, and the perez miss was criminal.

      Its also hard to believe that Liverpool have worked themselves back into the reckoning!

      1. justaguy9
          2 months, 13 days ago

          thanks to their GK. that headed goal will go down as one of most unforgettable moments in football history

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Just seen the Chelsea score. 1pt for Mendy are you effing kidding me. Eff off you useless pri#k!

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Better than Meslier!

      3. ILOVEBAPS
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nacho & Rudiger on my bench.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          ouch - seems Nacho, Bamford, Rudiger, Dallas were all popular bench selections.
          I'm happy I started Rudi over Nacho - 3 extra points in the end. maybe too greedy to think i could have got them both right.

        2. easy_conners
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Me to

        3. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Both in my team despite looking at options to take them out.

        4. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Jorginho and Rudiger first and second on my bench and unlikely to come on for anyone.

          Nacho coming on blocked Jorginho’s bench points, but at least Nacho notched.

      4. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Captained Greenwood and have Rudiger and Nacho 2nd and 3rd sub. Thrown away 35 weeks of hard week in the last two!

      5. justaguy9
          2 months, 13 days ago

          great going. 5 from 4 here. cant get any worse can it?

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            nah that seems pretty dang bad.

            1. justaguy9
                2 months, 13 days ago

                mendy dias shaw greenwood

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            OR an ML rests on Kane vs Salah tomorrrow, then

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Kane wins imo

            2. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Similar battle in mine.

              Who you got? I'm on Salah (c)

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I'm on Kane 🙂

          3. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Only 1 more GW before the pain ends. Greenwood, Mendy, Raphinha....Rudiger and Bamford on the bench. 5 red arrows in a row.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yeah I got greens but still want to end

            2. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Tough week. Can understand those benching to be fair. Rudiger isn’t someone who we play for attacking returns and they did concede like most thought they would. Bamford hasn’t been great either and there are many other strikers doing the biz.

          4. justaguy9
              2 months, 13 days ago

              i benched pickford & digne & played the clowns mendy & dias

              EVE CS guaranteed tmrw

              1. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Amen

              2. Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Praying for Everton game gets cancelled. Have Digne and DCL with Rudiger and Bamford on the bench.

            • g_jannyg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              How is Ndidi on 2bps.

              Rudiger might not get 1. I need bonus from Rudi.

            • Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              If Kane is out Spurs could go much wrong if they get Kun for free

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                He can barely walk mate.