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Man City v Everton team news: Foden starts, Dias and Jesus benched

Gameweek 12 continues with Manchester City v Everton at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Kick-off is at 14:00 BST.

Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and Gabriel Jesus (£8.7m) drop to the bench for Pep Guardiola’s side, with Kevin De Bruyne (11.8m) and Jack Grealish (£7.7m) missing out completely due to Covid and a minor knock respectively.

As a result, 19-year-old Cole Palmer (£4.5m) makes his first Premier League start, and is joined in the starting XI by Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m) – who is available again after suspension – and Raheem Sterling (£10.6m).

Elsewhere, Phil Foden (£8.3m) has overcome a leg problem and could lead the line, while Joao Cancelo (£6.5m), who has been directly involved in seven goals in 17 games in all competitions for City this term, features at left-back.

Everton are unchanged from Gameweeek 11, with Andros Townsend (£5.6m), Anthony Gordon (£4.5m) and Demarai Gray (£5.7m) supporting Richarlison (£7.4m) in Rafa Benitez’s 4-2-3-1 formation.


GAMEWEEK 12 LINE-UPS

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo, Palmer, Sterling, Foden

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Dias, Ake, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Jesus, Mahrez, McAtee

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Allan, Delph, Townsend, Gordon, Gray, Richarlison

Subs: Begovic, Kenny, Iwobi, Tosun, Gbamin, Branthwaite, Rondon, Simms, Onyango


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  1. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Not quite Rudiger levels of points but getting Jimenez and semedo both off the bench for raph and Dias feels most excellent.

    Cannot remember getting such jamminess with bench points

  2. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Early thoughts on Foden to Jota with 1ft? Obv will wait till Friday before making the moves

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Looks decent

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Yup

  3. G B
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Do you think any of these players could come into your thinking soon?

    DCL, Rashford/Sancho, Lukaku.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Lukaku and dcl could easily be options when fit.

    2. Podge
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL maybe

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      maybe Rashford, DCL's injury must be really bad, would be surprised if he turned up before 2022

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah, good point. The likes of DCL and Bamford have been out a while. Will be probably need a settling in period...

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL the one but Everton flat on their face...

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Missing Doucouré and DCL I think. If they're back before the GW18 fixture swing, I think I could be interested...

        A few weeks away yet, but does affect how I want to structure my team in the next couple of weeks...

    5. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL in GW19. I think Everton's spine will be back by then, including him

      Lukaku is a ways away: GW28 for CR7

      Rashford and Sancho: prefer talisman theory, so Ronaldo for me in GW16

  4. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Could do with reguilon and Kane saving my gw

    1. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      +1.

  5. DF
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Chilwell's single digits stinking up my defence.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Hard Times on planet earth

  6. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Wow. In an almost unbelievable twist of fate, my bench points curse is lifted by Jesus and Raphinha no-shows, bringing Jimenez on from second on my bench.

    That's 61pts with a tasty S(c)one in Leeds to spread my jam on.

    In a cruel twist of fate, it seems I've been stood up by a date for the second day in a row. But at least I have some cream to spare for my scone.

    1. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      why do you have two dates in two days - are you Craig David?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I'm looking for the ones

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      You got turned down Saturday and Sunday...

      Time for a substitution maybe?

      1. ALI_G
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        On my way to see my friends who lived a couple blocks away from me (oh)
        As I walked through the subway
        It must have been about quarter past three
        In front of me, stood a beautiful honey with a beautiful body
        She asked me for the time
        I said it'd cost her name, a six digit number and a date with me tomorrow at nine
        Did she decline? No
        Didn't she mind? I don't think so
        Was it for real? Damn sure
        What was the deal? A pretty girl aged twenty-four
        So was she keen? She couldn't wait
        Cinnamon queen? Let me update
        What did she say? She said she'd love to rendezvous
        She asked me what we were gonna do
        Said we'd start with a bottle of Moët for two

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        These two dates at already substitutions! I'm going to have to dip into the reserves.

        (Because a joke about the U23s wouldn't go down well)

    3. PartyTime
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Haha

    4. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      So I guess Foden will haul again after I sell him before next weekend?

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Exactly right. High risk high reward with City prospects

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Yessir. If u get a city asset prepare to stick to the end or it'll just feck with u

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        He came into this game recovering from a knock, so got subbed early as City were cruising. He's been unlucky while doing well in previous games: post, ruled out for marginal stuff, etc. I like the prospects of such assets. And he's nailed

        I see absolutely wrong with keeping him until he gets injured or subbed

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          *injured or dropped, sorry

    5. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Non-fpl but wonder if Sessegnon could get a shout in a wingback system.

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I have 2 FTs.

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo Rudi Duffy Livra
      Mo Gallagher Raphinha Foden Mbuemo
      Vardy Jimenez Antonio

      A) Duffy, Mbuemo, Vardy > James, Son, Locadia for -4
      B) Mbuemo, Vardy > Brownhill, Kane for free

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Vardy worth keeping with Watford next? What about downgrading Antonio to get James in for Duffy

    7. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane(C) & Reguillon please save my gw! Go on lads!!

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        This

    8. JariL
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Who's the most important one to get first:

      A) Cancelo
      B) James
      C) Chillwell

      Somehow still doing pretty well without having any of these, but need to fix it.

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        A

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Ideally, you want all 3. As a priority, Cancelo due to upcoming fixtures. But I'd want the Chelsea two ASAP

      3. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Umm all of them

      4. F4L
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        wait to see if B+C play midweek

      5. JariL
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Thanks for the replies guys. Seems like Cancelo should be the first to target.

    9. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Why was Gray subbed. Injured?

      1. ALI_G
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        yep

        1. HellasLEAF
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          Can't believe I still have this bum. Wanted out for hit pre-City should have went for it..

          1. ALI_G
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 20 hours ago

            yeah me too. Too many other fires to fight. I have Gray, Sarr and Marcal all of whom I want out

    10. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane possibly destroying this Leeds team today?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Hopefully

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        This is the kind of quality he's been scoring hat tricks against recently

        This could get ugly

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Would be nice

      4. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Son. Hopefully

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        He's not in an England shirt.

        But got to turn soon...

    11. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Who to get first?

      A) Gallagher
      B) ESR

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        A or Cornet

    12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      How was Townsend today?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Probably the most dangerous player for Everton. But not saying much as they were awful

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          Interesting, might be worth be keeping possibly for Brentford next?

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Not a game to judge him. Brentford next helps.

    13. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Another Haller goal, by the way

      1. b91jh
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Found his level.

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          Been banging it in in the UCL as well.

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          Seen his UCL performance? Near the top of points in UCL Fantasy, which includes many greats 🙂

    14. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Are Foden owners keeping? Looks likely to be rested next week after playing in CL

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Foden to son

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        most likely yeah, happy to take the odd benching

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Definitely keeping, like Jesus, until they're dropped from the nailed XI or injured

        Jesus was a post-IB rest today, Foden an early sub after an earlier IB knock, and then 2 of City's 3 goals came late

      4. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Havent seen the game yet but not panicking about the substitution given knock earlier in week. Doubt I'll take him out unless e.g. dropped 2 games in a row. Although if I could switch for free I'd prob prefer Bernardo atm

      5. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I’ve got other fires and he’ll haul a few times over Christmas period so trying to be patient

        1. The Reptile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Thanks all

    15. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Best 6.0 and under forward to own for the next stretch or so??

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Armstrong or , pukki,

    16. Podge
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks for the replies;
      If I take out Mbeumo Mount and Vardy I have 23.9 to replace them so
      1 Son Jota Armstrong
      2 Son ESR Jimenez
      3 Kane ESR Gallagher

      Which would you pick ?

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I wouldnt pick before watching the Spurs game

        1. Podge
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Ah yeh I just want opinions now in case it’s not obvious after

    17. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Who on here said this Leeds team looked no good?

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Feels like many - and it seemed a reasonable thing to say with all their injuries.
        Lot of game to go but they started smartly.

    18. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Jota and BSilva