We’ve got three fixtures to enjoy on this Sunday of Premier League action. After league-leaders Manchester United narrowly took three points yesterday at Villa Park, it’s time for the other two title contenders to respond. The Dugout Discussion opens for the juicy encounter at the Etihad Stadium between hosts Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. The team news is in, and is as follows…

Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Kolarov, Silva, Tevez, Aguero.

Spurs XI: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor.

Roberto Mancini makes four changes from last weekends goalless draw against West Ham, which includes the return of David Silva after a month-long lay-off. As for the visitors, Jermain Defoe misses out despite a midweek hattrick in the Europa League, which means Emmanual Adebayor lines up against his former employers.

Following events in Manchester there will be another tasty battle, this time in the capital where Liverpool travel down to Chelsea. In and amongst, at 3p.m., Newcastle United welcome the visit West Ham United.

You can take in all the action in our Dugout Discussion chatroom, which is open and can be accessed right here.

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  1. Breaking News: Chelsea have reported Howard Webb for the use of "inappropriate language". Apparently he called Fernando Torres a striker...

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
  2. Is Michu a real season keeper? I am little bit worried about him. He isn't producing lately. And I am talking about statistic point of view, not about FPL pts only

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
    1. I never rate him

      • 3 years, 19 days ago
      • 3 years, 19 days ago
  3. Hazard to???


    • 3 years, 19 days ago
      • 3 years, 19 days ago
    1. tough call I'd go with Mata

      • 3 years, 19 days ago
  4. This got lost on the last page. What do you reckon I should do?
    A) Hazard to Nolan and Crouch to Suarez for a hit (I have Mata)
    B) Vorm to Ruddy and Crouch to Berbatov (other keeper is Begovic)
    C) Baines to O’Shea and Crouch to Suarez
    Thanks, any other suggestions appreciated too

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
  5. Tevez to Suarez definitely.......One last chance for Caz to avoid a 4pt hit. Also, not sure to change him to Silva, Walcott or Valencia

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
  6. 62 pre baps, pretty happy, should see me into top 2k. Bap for RVP? Gotta be close right between Benteke, Roopig and RVP for the 1bp

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
    1. not any chance for RVP, Rooney baps here SIR, lol

      • 3 years, 19 days ago
    2. The pig shd get negative BPs

      • 3 years, 19 days ago
  7. Breaking News: Chelsea have reported Howard Webb for the use of “inappropriate language”. Apparently he called Fernando Torres a striker…...

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
    1. he played well today

      • 3 years, 19 days ago
  8. Come on update it. I want to see that green finally. 100K climbing is what I am hoping for. Only if RVP didn't make that assist

    • 3 years, 19 days ago
  9. In the hospital with horribly jerked knee :-) Ivanovic has 2 points from last 4 games, Chelsea's CS record gone south and further. Hammers CS looks good. Not sure how long Luis will keep finding that net but got him back. Mirallas injury status not sure but could regret this the most. A from an for Pienaar seems to make sense.

    Out : Ivanovic, Pienaar, Mirallas. In, for 8 pt hit : Reid, Fellini, Suarez.

    Defence now looks skimpy on paper but they'll be playing on grass :-)

    1.5 m in the bank. Bale and Bad Santi on the way for Valencia and Silva.

    Surfer Rosa :

    Cuellar, Sagna, Reid
    Mata, Sterling, Fellaini, Bale, Cazorla
    Rooney, Suarez

    Foster, Long, Gorkss, Clark

    • 3 years, 19 days ago

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Gameweek 14

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  • Ozil
  • Roberto Firmino
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  • Kane
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  • Bellerín
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Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 1:37pm
Player Club Factors
No Change De Gea MUN A, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV B, Vs
No Change Butland STO A, VsX
Up Myhill WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Pantilimon SUN A, VsX
No Change Hennessey CPL C, Rest, £
No Change Gomes WAT B, Inj
No Change Lloris TOT A, Vs
Up Cech ARS B, Vs
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No Change Stekelenburg SOT C
No Change Howard EVE C
No Change Hart MCI B
Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs


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Up Alderweireld TOT B, Vs
Up Zouma CHE B, Vs
Up Dawson WBA C, Vs
No Change Smalling MUN A, Vs
Up Kolarov MCI B, Rest
No Change Coleman EVE B, Vs
No Change van Dijk SOT B, VsX
Up Cresswell WHM C
No Change Dann CPL B
Up Van Aanholt SUN B, VsX, Rest
No Change Janmaat NEW C
No Change Simpson LEI B, £


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 1:29pm
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No Change Ozil ARS A, Vs
No Change Coutinho LIV A, Vs, Inj
No Change De Bruyne MCI A
Up Barkley EVE A, Vs
No Change Eriksen TOT B, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI B, VsX
No Change Mane SOT B
Up Hazard CHE C, Vs
No Change André Ayew SWA B, VsX
Up Bolasie CPL A
Down Deulofeu EVE A, Vs
Up King BOU B, VsX
Up Mata MUN C, Vs
Up Silva MCI C, Inj
No Change Wijnaldum NEW A


Last updated: 1 Dec, 2015 1:34pm
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No Change Lukaku EVE A, Vs
No Change Kane TOT A, Vs
No Change Aguero MCI C, Inj
No Change Vardy LEI A, VsX
No Change Ighalo WAT A
Up Pellè SOT C, VsX
Up Martial MUN C, Vs
No Change Giroud ARS A, Rest
No Change Benteke LIV B, Rest
Up Deeney WAT A

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VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
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Gosling BOU 4
Ritchie BOU 4
Cabaye CPL 4
McCarthy EVE 4
Huth LEI 4
Can LIV 4
Clyne LIV 4
Mangala MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Bassong NOR 4
Romeu SOT 4
Adam STO 4
Whelan STO 4
Williams SWA 4
Vertonghen TOT 4
Walker TOT 4
Capoue WAT 4
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