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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Cancelos made quite a few mistakes today.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Has had a strangely poor game

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Has actually been a bit like this the last few games.

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Prob being at right back.

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Still on a bap for now surprisingly

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Lol nevermind

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not a good game

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB isn’t coming in is he?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Leeds goal needed probably.

    2. lilmessipran
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Was warming up earlier, who knows with Pep really ..might sub off Ederson for all we know

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Game was 0-1 at that time?

        1. lilmessipran
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yea probably that as well

  3. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Got KDB captain and Cancelo VC….stay on the bench please KDB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      2 less points.

    2. noissimbus
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Probably will get 2 minutes to prepare for mid-week.

    3. Mweene
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Can't remember a worse run I've had in FPL. Awful. Need Son (c) to score a hat trick or something.

      1. dshv
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Lets go son(c) for me too

      2. lilmessipran
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        What happened? Did someone captain Ake in your ML?

        1. Mweene
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Watkins, Robertson, VVD

    4. dshv
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I know i should do it havertz to foden this week not next…

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Cancelo yc

      1. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        FFS

      2. lilmessipran
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        My stream is still on Marsch yellow

        1. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Mu stream is late...

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Beautiful.

      4. JBG
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Such a soft YC imo.

      5. ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        wonderful

      6. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cancellow

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Haha!

      7. dshv
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Every game…

    6. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Marsch YC

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cancelo YC

    7. JBG
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      What combination of players look the best for BB?

      A) Havertz-Barnes-Gordon-Schmeichel-Matip

      B) Barnes-Raphinha-Gordon-Ederson-Matip

      C) Havertz-Raphinha-Gordon-Schmeichel-Walker(if fit)

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        A

        1. JBG
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks.

      2. JBG
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Oh I forgot to mention, my ML leader has Havertz as well(he just WCd him in). And he has no City players.

    8. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Got 13 DGW players already for 36, hoping to save FT to have 2FT for GW37…fingers crossed no injuries

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        How many Chelsea players?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          What does this mean? Tuchel told players are getting rotated or something or do have a magic ball?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Leeds before final, think about it.

    9. Pukki Party
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Can you pull off light blue skinny jeans if you're a 48 year old male?

      A) no
      B) no

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        b

    10. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ake won’t play both DGW36 will he?

    11. Muscout
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Something about my player getting a YC absolutely infuriates me…

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        could be the negative points perhaps ?

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        When you play FPL you realise how many yellow cards are given for pointless things.

    12. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Come on Leeds, score some lame goal.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Absolutely do not thankyoupleaae

        1. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          This

    13. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Get KDB on!

    14. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Leeds fans throwing flyers at Raphinha wtf

      1. Cantona's Kung Fu Kick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        shows you how trash they are

      2. lilmessipran
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Leaning more in support of the animal comment on the last page

    15. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Get those baps Laporte!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He's already on them. You just have to hope he doesn't lose them now...

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Baporte

    16. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Can anyone beat having 3 yc's from 6 players?? What an awful week.

    17. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      3 - Dias (39)
      2 - Rodrigo (38)
      1 - Laporte (29)

      Cancelo (26)

    18. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Smoothbrained Leeds fans throwing stuff at their own player. Classic.

    19. lilmessipran
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Just to get some perspective are there any better "left-footed centre backs" than Laporte in football right now?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is Dias primarily left footed? He seems comfortable on both but when he was playing with Stones he always played on the left.

        1. lilmessipran
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Dias is primarily right footed I think

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Probably Alaba

        1. lilmessipran
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ya he is the only one that comes to mind at the very highest level

    20. fedolefan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Come on useless Foden, score a goal ffs

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        He's Phil Frauden for a reason

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Now do Laporte please

        1. Horace Pike
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Useless laporte do something!

    21. JBG
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Oh ffs... Should have taken a shot earlier Cancelo!

    22. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Jesus goal foden a

    23. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      JESUSSSS!!!!! Woohoo

      1. Horace Pike
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Jesus saves!

    24. Kodap
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Went Coutinho over Foden this morning, lol

    25. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      foden off bilva on

    26. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      3 - Dias (40)
      2 - Rodrigo (39)
      1 - Jesus (37)

    27. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Was considering Werner to Jesus or havertz to foden ! Oh well

    28. lilmessipran
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Coutinho over Foden went well then

    29. Bobby Digital
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hey Zeus