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Leeds v Man City team news: De Bruyne benched, Jesus starts again

After the omission of Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold from the Liverpool teamsheet in the lunchtime kick-off, there is another high-profile benching at Elland Road this evening.

Leeds United take on Manchester City in the 5.30pm kick-off and Pep Guardiola has left Kevin De Bruyne out of his starting XI, along with Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez.

That trio are among five changes from the midweek win over Real Madrid.

Oleksandr Zinchenko drops to the bench along with De Bruyne, Bernardo and Mahrez, while John Stones misses out through injury.

In come Joao Cancelo (who was suspended in the Champions League), Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish.

Jesse Marsch has made three changes to his starting XI tonight and it’s a defensive-looking set-up, as Junior Firpo, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk all come in for the hosts.

Dropping out are Diego Llorente, Mateusz Klich and Daniel James, so it’s possible that we might be seeing a five-man defence from the Whites.

GAMEWEEK 35 LINE-UPS

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Firpo, Koch, Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Rodrigo.

Subs: Klaesson, Llorente, James, Bate, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, Grealish, Foden, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.

Subs: Zinchenko, Steffen, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, McAtee.

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535 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Botman and Robben
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    City getting up their GD to beat Liverpool's.

  2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Get in Fernandinho!

  3. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thank F...oden for that.GJ City defence....

  4. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling assist? Am desperate lol

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Looked like it at first 😉

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      So am I but no. 9 goals in the last 2 games and nothing from Sterling. That is incredible bad luck.

      1. jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Capt him in both as well!

  5. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    2 players I got in on GW34 WC that need to be shipped out.

    Mahrez
    Coutinho

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Coutinho is a keep

  6. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Triple City defence working out well. Very fortunate to get the CS though.

  7. Paulo67
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The way those Leeds fans behaved today 4-0 wasn’t enough of a beating for them!

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      They disturbed even Raphinha when he was taking corner kick.

      1. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks don’t think this will be the end of it! I think the FA will get involved. Even Neville was saying how poorly behaved they were in commentary

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Laporte,Cancelo and Foden!!!

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same! Brought in foden and Watkins this week

    2. Yome
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same here

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who scores more in the last 3 gwks?

    A) Gordon and Son
    B) Mount and Foden

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

  10. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Foden and Cancelo. I’ll take that

  11. capoultra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Reasonably pleased with that Cancelo, Laporte, Jesus (c) combo

  12. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    10 from 3

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      See below. I’m doing worse than that.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think it's a success so far

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 19

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  14. WATERMELONS
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    We’re going down 🙁

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Who? Everton?

      1. WATERMELONS
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Leeds. Gutted

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Get a new link!

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm yelling "timber!"

  15. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    9 from 3

    Another successful start to a GW then.

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Havertz Kulusevski to Foden Maddison BB36 ????

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'll keep Kulu and get Foden

  17. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Cancelo the hero!

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cancello the bottler

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Huge 5 points

      1. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Should’ve scored

      2. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Everyone has him though..right? It’s those with the city def double who gtg

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Exactly - points for everyone!

  18. JT11fc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Relying on Chelsea, and spurs not firing now, not sure 30 from 7 is enough of a buffer against Son/Kane cappers

  19. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    BB 36 with this lot?

    Raya ¦ Zaha Gordon Amartey

    Y/N

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Downgrade Zaha and upgrade amartey then go for it

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Good to go

  20. OneArseneWenger32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Now to see if the havertz/Mount to foden transfer worked

  21. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling in my team always makes we angry.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Thinking of captaining Trent for 36. Just an fyi so you guys can avoid him.

    1. WATERMELONS
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers

  23. HashAttack
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    11 goals for MCI vs Leeds this season - Had Sterling and Cancelo in gw17, both benched, and KDB (C), Laporte & Cancelo this time
    Just 11 points in total for me ... I feel cheated

  24. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Can't believe I put Sterling in - had Foden but thought he may get Benched _ Sterling was rubbish today

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      To be fair to Sterling, he’s been rubbish a few weeks now

  25. Adderz
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah -> Foden
    Dubravka - > Ederson
    Weghorst -> Jesus

    Can't wait to cry

  26. WATERMELONS
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What to do with these three for BB next GW. I have 2 FT and happy to take a hit.

    Mateta, Broja, Schar

  27. cruzex
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    i am sick...sterling want to kill me

  28. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A Schar > Cash
    B Toney > Watkins
    C Save FT

    I already have 12 DGW players