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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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
    1. I never rate him

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. Hazard to???

    Mata
    Nolan
    Silva
    Walcott

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

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

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. The pig shd get negative BPs

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Breaking News: Chelsea have reported Howard Webb for the use of “inappropriate language”. Apparently he called Fernando Torres a striker…...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. he played well today

      • 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT 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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Player Team YC
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Livermore HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Fonte SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder