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

    Surprisingly quiet here... Pages not flying. Salah Cappers celebration something else than fpl?

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

      Watching snooker

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

        Labour (and students party) day elsewhere in Europe?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, it’s Walpurgis Night. Bonfires are ignited around this time.

          1. NorCal Villan
              2 months, 7 days ago

              And oh how they danced, the little children of Stonehenge

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hi who are the best 3 City players to get DGW36? Already own cancello so thinking Laporte & silva or KDB?

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

        Get Laporte and KDB if you can.

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

          I'd agree, but we must see what happens during midweek first.

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

            I got all 3 on WC this week. Don't mind this benching too much if he plays both in the double. He's going to be my captain.

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              That was my thinking if doesn’t play today be fresher for DGW36

          2. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Totally agree

          3. sulldaddy
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Definitely waiting for moves this week.

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

          Cancel Laporte and i d go foden or mahrez for a punt..with kdb injury not sure he plays a full 90 again in the league if city progress in ucl

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks guess depends how many minutes foden and mahrez play today / mid week

        3. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeh thanks agree although silva could be alternative if can’t afford

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

        Cancelo Laporte and Foden

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Like foden although if plays mid week slightly worried about minutes in DgW36

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

        My backline now is TAA, Cancelo, James, Alonso and Cash. Hard to fit Laporte or Robbo (who may get rested next) in. Silva I won't be touching. Kane to Jesus is also an option, but can see it backfire big time.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I need to sell Kane to find salah so Kane to Jesus an option

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Laporte and KDB are who I'd want. Lot of cash though

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

      Thank God I didn’t captain the fraud Sterling.

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

        Still 45 to go but yes thank God I didn’t do son out to Sterling to captain him 🙂

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

          Have Sterling VC, Son C.

      2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Own him, but never considered the captaincy. He's too painful to own as it is.

    4. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Leeds should play Jamie Shackleton more often. He’s renowned for his endurance

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

          Lol

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          +1 for that 🙂

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

        Cash or Alonso for run in? No fh or wc

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Prob Cash as 5 games v Alonso 3 (likely)

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Alonso for the excitement

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

            Cash is more nailed though. I have both, but I am going to bench Cash gw 38. Not knowing the team, Alonso if chasing.

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

          Alonso..gw 38 ruins it for cash if no chips

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

          Points over cash at this stage

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

            Cryptic this lol

        5. Botman and Robben
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          $

      • MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Game needs more Bernardo

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

          Well I don’t have him but if city keep a clean sheet they’ve him to thank for getting back on Rodrigo. Brilliant track back to be fair

      • BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I'll take 30 minutes Kev if you don't mind mate.

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

          I think they need him to be honest to just cool the jets and take control

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

            With his injury he shouldn’t play today.

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

        Hold Cancelo!!

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

          Hold Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte! I'd forgotten how completely unfun it is to have triple defence from a single team.

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

            Wow brave!

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

              I sold Saka to generate the fund to 'upgrade' Alonso to Cancelo last week so it's been interesting already

      • wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Do you think that Salah and Kdb will start both games in dgw36?

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

          Very likely.

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

            KDB could be rested again if Madrid game is frantic like the 1st leg.

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

          After this rest for both I'd say yes

        3. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Guess depends on mid week but must win games so good Chance

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

          Yes

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

        KDB warming up along with Mahrez and mini KDB.

      • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thought sterling was actually gonna get some points there for a second. Should have known better.

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

          Keep dreaming

          1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Be happy with 60 mins a CS

        2. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          hes such an annoying troll and year on year I still keep buying him

          When will I learn

        3. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Did you cap him?

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        ake goal

      • Alan The Llama
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ake goal, Dias assist

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

          The wrong two defenders!

          1. Hulk Smash
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            This!

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

        Ake goal

      • ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Leeds all fart and no poo

      • Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Weird goal. Seemed like somebody just left it?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Derp, I didn't see Ake's touch.

      • Botman and Robben
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ake's 3 owners are in dreamland.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          There must be some dead teams absolutely flying this week.

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

          Not now lol

        3. Critical Observer
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          There's a guy in my ML with Ake (C), Zinchenko (VC).

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Of f**king course the two defenders I DON’T have combine for a goal.

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

        Of course Dias Ake haul when you've got Laporte Cancelo 🙁

        1. Botman and Robben
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Just hope for 12 points.

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Zinchenko on for Ake

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

          In the 59th as well! I’d be sick if I owned him and he after scoring

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

            No one owns him

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

        Ake robbed of CS points.

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          injured ?

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

        Leeds have the worst fan. What are they? Animal? Wth is this

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

          The Millwall of the North

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

          Totally agree! When you seen them behave like this maybe they don’t deserve to stay up

        3. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          We as humans should stop insulting animals, we are far worse.

      • nolard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What is de bruyne's injury?

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          What are you talking about?

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

          Tired after midweek.

        3. nolard
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          People were saying he was carrying an injury.

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

            His ankles had been kicked and he was playing with pain.

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

          Rested, but he was said to played with pain and little niggles.

          1. nolard
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ta!

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

              U are welcome 🙂

        5. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          he has a crippling affliction known as redface

      • lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        KDB's mini me on for Ake

      • DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That feeling when you own two City defenders and the other two City defenders are involved in the goal

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Ederson and Zinchenko?

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

        Pep just does it deliberately to mess with FPL managers

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

        Is Gordon nailed on?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Check mins this season

        2. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

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

          I hope so. I have TAA and KDB and he's my only sub.

        4. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He’s Everton’s best player

        5. Alan The Llama
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah

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

          They need penalties.

        7. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Although I haven't seen very much Everton (or anyone else), from what I have seen he looks like the one who's actually trying. Probably as nailed as you're going to get for that money.

      • noissimbus
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Going 2 up and what does Pep do? He subs the fringe player who scored instead of the possibly concussed player as precaution.

          1. lilmessipran
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Ake was limping could be an injury issue

            1. noissimbus
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Ah ok. They're really stretched in defence here, can't wait for Egan-Rileyor Mbete-Tabu to get games.

            2. NorCal Villan
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Classic MacGruber!

            3. Pariße
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Matty Cash plays for Poland, I just found this out.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Recent switch. Polish grandparents wasn't it? Wasn't getting in the England setup with James/Trent etc - hence the switch (probably).

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

                I found that out as a surprise one year ago 🙂

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

                Yeah goes by Matheuscz Kashowski nowadays

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

                Are you talking about Mateusz Cashewski?

              5. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                He made that choice pretty recently

              6. NorCal Villan
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I thought he was Norwegian

              7. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Bought Ake in this week as a 1-week punt before a WC. Finally something went right! 🙂

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  59th min? Oh ffs...

                2. Botman and Robben
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yeah, too bad Pep yanked him early.

                3. Arteta
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Oh man. So unlucky.