Fantasy Football Manchester City Rotation Problems

Manchester City Rotation

Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy at Manchester City is causing Fantasy Premier League managers major headaches.

We had been lulled into a false sense of security with the Manchester City lineup as Pep didn’t rotate his team much in the early part of the season. Then Gameweek 9 came along: Jesus and Sterling were both benched. FPL managers who owned those two looked hopefully at Gameweek 10 for improved chances of starting. Then the League Cup happened, Pep started a strong team and some played 120 minutes. So, where does this leave us in FPL?

As Chief #FPL manager alludes to, it’s a complete lottery who starts for Gameweek 10.

Here was my thoughts after seeing the midweek team sheet. 120 minutes for Sterling and Aguero makes the likelihood worse.

Those Leage Cup minutes really turned our plans into disarray.

FPL Poker Player has provided a helpful graphic of minutes and rotation so far this season, which FPL Herald used in their analysis. Physio provides his outlook in a blog post in his brand new website.

FPL Heisenberg has provided managers with a fantastic strategy and FPL Viper reminds us of the depth required in our squads to combat this rotation. FPL Piglet reminds us what’s at stake.

So, where am I at? I’m on my wildcard this week and had initially thought I’d go for Aguero, Jesus and Walker. Jesus was subbed after 83 minutes so looks less prone to rotation than Aguero for next week at least. But Pep has said on record that Aguero needs minutes after his recovery from that car crash. I think both will probably start in Gameweek 10. I definitely want Aguero for the long term. The alternative to Jesus would be Silva and keep the final premium forward slot for Morata. I’m confident that Silva and KDB will start every Premier League game. I’ll be posting my final wildcard squad on twitter later this week. Here’s the community verdict from the Twitter poll.

Before you disappear, check out The Early Fantasy Football Gameweek 10 Preview and the popular Form and Fixture Charts for Gameweek 10.