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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Laporte to come off at HT?

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd think so if not sooner. Didn't look good.

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah no chance mate

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    So the safest City and Pool picks are Cancelo, Laporte, Ederson and Salah, TAA, Robertson?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Robbo to get a rest on Tues or in the double??

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If KDB rested today has he good chance of playing both DGW36

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    "Robin Koch is willing and eager..." Lmao.

    1. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Koch seems really excited

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Robin Koch is an arse, just like the majority of the leeds team. And their stupid fans as well who keep throwing stuff on the pitch.

  4. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I usually don’t succumb but gonna find it really hard not to rage transfer Mateta out now, the useless get.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      To who? Let's see Nketiah play first

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Anyone. Me.

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What happened to Robbo's bonus?!

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just checked wtf.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just read up on it - apparently the fpl intern added up wrong!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Poor effort. 😛

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Indeed, why can’t they automate the summing I have no idea!

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Opta changes after game ends.

    3. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It was taken away.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I need every point I can get the way this week is going so far!

        1. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          So do I...

  6. sulldaddy
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Why is there so much debris on the field an d sideline at Leeds?

    Looks like crumpled up banners or something

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      The wind.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Kalvin Philips contract drafts

    3. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A Leeds fan sneezed

  7. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Weghorst owners:

    What y'all doing with him?

    Cheers.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hiding on bench or selling.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      benching him

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I'm on Bench Boost and need to get rid of Broja. Think I'll just keep Weggy, the bloody menace!!

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Getting rid

    4. sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looking at selling

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Watkins Richarlison or Dennis

    6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Been planning to transfer him out since the last 8 gameweeks. Haven't been able to. Won't be able to.

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        There is such thing as -4

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          That -4 is being used often to put out other fires.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Put the tallest fire out 1st.

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              In 38 maybe!

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    city looking alright but doesn't look like a thrashing atm

    1. sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Doesnt even look like City gonna keep a CS to be honest

  9. The Reptile
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    This has the feel of another Sterling fail

  10. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    "Koch, driving with purpose..." Hahaha! I just can't take this commentary seriously.

  11. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    For next week I have 1FT and the following DGWers:

    Trent
    Robbo
    Cancelo
    Salah
    Son
    Kulusevski
    Gordon
    Ramsey
    Kane
    Hwang*
    Amartey*

    Plus Toney, Schar, Dubravka and Bachmann (Fodder)

    Toney and/or Dubravka can be swapped for DGW players for free or one hit.

    I have FH chip, so what do I do? Surely it’s not worth using it with the above roster right?

    Thanks for your opinions.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Should be obvious after midweek.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        What do you mean sorry?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Injuries etc.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Ah ok yeah

    2. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      FH 37 and 38 are other options.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Do you think I’m better using then than 36?

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      FH not worth it in 36, but don't go wild on the hits 😉

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers, thought so - yes will be a -4 max

  12. SonnyPikey
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Coutinho sheep pick fail

    • Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Leeds looks like they are going to score.

      1. sulldaddy
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Certainly looking more determined and energetic than City

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        They won't.

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Wasteful and wrong decisions constantly but spending a lot of time in dangerous areas

    • JBG
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure if I want City double def after watching this....

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Leeds normally trouble them.

    • mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Quintessential sterling

    • Dušan Citizen
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure who is more shocking in his job - Paul Tierney or Raheem Sterling.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Tierney. Sterling has an additional job of diving, and he does that well.

        1. Dušan Citizen
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          😆

          I don't even get excited when he's 1 on 1 with a keeper, same mood as if the ball is in the middle of the pitch.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If Liverpool ends 1 point behind i am blaming him and kavanagh, Kane the most obvious red in history not given at 1-0 with 60 minutes left.

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      100 mil of disappointment

    • AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Leeds better at MMA than football

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Well they do have an American as manager, that actually kicked Beckham in the balls in of Beckhams first MLS matches.

        1. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Wow is that true?

    • Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling you nincompoop chicken

    • PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Expensive Nathan Dyer doing what he does best

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Haha

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why leeds are so rushing? Seems like they are on steroids

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        1st time watching Leeds?

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Thought they have changed after bielsa

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        They always play this way - a joy to watch

        1. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Not if you’ve triple city it boys

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling????!!!????

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Lmao

    • Alan The Llama
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      KDB not being brought on in this game.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He'll be on 2nd half.

        1. Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Pep will be too concerned the Leeds players are just gonna kick him.

          1. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            For a reason also...

          2. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Almost(?) two concussions, Dallas stretchered out and so on...

        2. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          No point to risk him tbh

      2. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I reckon he's on after 60 mins, Leeds would be pushing hard if it remains 0-1.

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Did I miss something earlier?
      Why's there litter on the pitch.

      1. Alan The Llama
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If you don't know the answer, yes, you missed something earlier.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        The soft drinks contractor did a nutter - tore up his contract - wild stuff. Reintroduction of beer & all that

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dallas stretchered off.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Dirty as f, karma got him

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          5 fouls from him and no yc.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            The one he got injured on he could have done some serious damage to grealish. Don't wish injury on people but that is reaping what you sow

            1. AMBELLINA PRISE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Exactly

        2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yep, no sympathy. Was at our match at home to Leeds on Monday, so many dirty/cynical fouls they kept getting away with.

    • Feanor
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I swapped captaincy from Salah to Kane last night except I didn’t do it right. I didn’t realize till I checked my points after the Liverpool game ended.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lucky you didn't bench him then 🙂

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Leeds fans making some real noise, bet City players feel weird & insecure- Pep will probably have to explain them at halftime that it's normal and nothing to worry about.

      1. Dušan Citizen
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Poor attempt of a joke. City fans were louder a few times during the game.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          City fans and loud doesn't belong in the same sentence.

      2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        They were quiet at Selhurst when I was there Monday tbh - expected more.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Palace fans at home are amazing, visit to Selhurst Park in on my bucket list.

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            🙂

    • sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dallas injured.
      Looks bad, right knee

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Karma when you try to take someone out and injure yourself

      2. sulldaddy
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Stretcher

    • sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Dan James on for Dallas

    • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      HOLD Raheem