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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. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    OMG Burn

    1. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Burn City

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Timo G
    Mount A
    Offside

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Goals everywhere

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Conspiracy against Chelsea!!! !!!! !!!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Get real

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      2 off

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ha

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Clear penalty. And if that was Cavani they wouldn't have ruled it of for offside

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That's about as clear a penalty as you'l see. What is VAR doing today?!?!?!?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah clear clear penalty!!!

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Poor Timo

  6. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    BURN GOALLLLL

  7. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Had Trossard since Sheffield Utd and done nothing. Scores off bench vs city

    Held onto Shaw instead of just getting Dallas

    Please Antonio do something tomorrow to make it worth getting you over Bamford

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pep sacked in the morning!

  9. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Brighton are crazy

  10. Hazz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Werner PLEASE stay onside for once in your life.

    Serious Morata movement.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That REALLY wasn't Werners fault . . . how long do you have to wait to play in an open man???

  11. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Jesus on BSilva off

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Fans matter. See Brighton. Hopefully Burnley are next

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Should lift those third string Liverpool centre backs!

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Uhhh tell that to United.

  13. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Can't wait to triple up on Brighton for GW1 next year

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Shhhh... fpl towers are reading here they will inflate the pricing.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Plus Pukki

  14. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    City have conceded 6 goals now in less than 165 mins

    Great way to prepare for their first ever UCL final

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      that too vs Newcastle and Brighton lol

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd play my UCL final team in every game possible.

  15. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Var is being used at the Euros so we can look forward to it sucking out all the joy from international football as well...

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It will be used better than the joke of a job the english refs have done

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      At least some of the refs using it will be competent.

  16. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DAN BURRN OMGGGG THIRD ON MY BENCH HERO

  17. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    LOL @ Tuchel

    1. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Well well

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        well

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That's actually a funny comment

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Surprising isn't it?

  18. justaguy9
      2 months, 17 days ago

      i chose antonio or bamford
      i benched digne for dias
      i dont have bruno who gets ghost goals & assists & soft penalties.
      sums up worst ever fpl season

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dias yellow

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A Vardy goal will make me horny

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        2 goals in his last 23 games

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Hence...

    • BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Werner would be amazing at 5 a side.

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bloody crazy legged crane.

      All he did when I owned him was not show up when I needed him, and then have a 1 min cameo to stop me getting Dallas haul.

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dias YC

    • Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      What happened to Torres? Knew I should have played Lingard

      1. moz_1983
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Tactical following the red.

      2. Hazz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Tactical change after they went down to 10 men.

      3. Hits from the Bong
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Wounded. Thanks

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Still pissed. Man Utd assets killed me. Lost my ML because of Shaw and Greenwood...

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I love the competitiveness of English football.

      Both Manchester clubs load up and both struggle to get a result home to Fulham and at Brighton.

      Not weakened squads...

      Just a proper match!

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        City have fewer players though tbf

    • Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will gundo keep the 3bps?

      1. Hazz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        On for 43 right now but can't gain any more. Others may overtake him.

        1. Hazz
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          On for 3*

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dias best defender in PL they said!

    • Hazz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      City conceding for fun right ahead of the Champions League Final.

      Lucky for them Chelsea couldn't score in a brothel.