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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...

    • 2 years, 9 months 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

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. I never rate him

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  3. Hazard to???

    Mata
    Nolan
    Silva
    Walcott

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. tough call I'd go with Mata

      • 2 years, 9 months 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

    • 2 years, 9 months 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

    • 2 years, 9 months 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

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. not any chance for RVP, Rooney baps here SIR, lol

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
    2. The pig shd get negative BPs

      • 2 years, 9 months ago
  7. Breaking News: Chelsea have reported Howard Webb for the use of “inappropriate language”. Apparently he called Fernando Torres a striker…...

    • 2 years, 9 months ago
    1. he played well today

      • 2 years, 9 months 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

    • 2 years, 9 months 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 :

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

    Foster, Long, Gorkss, Clark

    • 2 years, 9 months ago

Scout Picks

Gameweek 4

  • Butland
  • Richards
  • Skrtel
  • Kolarov
  • Sánchez
  • Mahrez
  • Hazard
  • Ritchie
  • Benteke
  • Aguero
  • Wilson
  • Zouma
  • Chadli
  • Mame Biram Diouf

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 9:40am
Player Club Factors
No Change Butland STO C, Vs
Up Lindegaard WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Down Mignolet LIV A
No Change Boruc BOU C
Down Hart MCI A, Vs
Down Stekelenburg SOT B, VsX
Up Pantilimon SUN C, Vs
Down Ruddy NOR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C

Defenders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 12:31pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kolarov MCI A, Vs, Rest
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs
Up Dawson WBA B, Vs
No Change Francis BOU B
No Change Muniesa STO C, Vs
Down Skrtel LIV B
Up Cresswell WHM B
No Change Martin NOR B, Vs
Down Cédric Soares SOT B
No Change Azpilicueta CHE B
Up Bellerín ARS C, Rest
Down Darmian MUN A, VsX
Up Janmaat NEW C
Down Richards AVL C

Midfielders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Inj
No Change Sánchez ARS C
Up André Ayew SWA A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Pedro CHE B
No Change Y Touré MCI A, Vs
Up Lens SUN A, Vs
Up Redmond NOR B, Vs
Down Ritchie BOU C, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, VsX
Up Sako CPL A, £
Down Coutinho LIV B, Sus
Down Shaqiri STO C, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:20pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
No Change Wilson BOU A, Vs, £
No Change Gomis SWA A, Vs
No Change Mame Biram Diouf STO B, Vs
Down Benteke LIV C, Inj
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
Down Kane TOT C
Up Sakho WHM B, Vs
Up Rondón WBA B, Vs
No Change Vardy LEI A
No Change Pellè SOT B, VsX
Down Deeney WAT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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