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Sterling and Aguero start as Lloris and Trippier absent for Gameweek 35 opener

Mauricio Pochettino has pulled the rug from under our feet yet again with a surprise line-up to face Manchester City today.

Both Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) and Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) are absent from the matchday squad.

According to the manager, the French goalkeeper has picked up a small problem ahead of this match, so Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m) is in goal for Spurs.

“He suffered some small problem, muscle problem, but hopefully it’s not a big issue and he’ll be ready for Tuesday.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Meanwhile, there are four centre-backs and one full-back named in the side.

It looks like Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m), Davinson Sánchez (£5.8m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) are the back-three, with Ben Davies (£5.6m) and Juan Foyth (£5.0m) on the left and right flanks respectively.

There is better news further up the pitch for Fantasy managers with Son Heung-min (£8.8m) lining up as a centre-forward alongside Lucas Moura (£6.8m), while Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) starts in central midfield.

On the bench for Spurs is Fernando Llorente (£5.1m) and forgotten man Vinent Janssen.

Manchester City’s starting XI is more straight forward, with Sergio Aguero (£11.7m), Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) and Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) all in the side.

Phil Foden (£4.5m) makes just his second Premier League start of the campaign in midfield.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Sterling, Aguero.

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Son.

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  1. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Is loris injured or rested?

    1. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago


  2. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who would you rather have?
    1. Mane + Aguero +4
    2. Sterling + Firmino

  3. Napoleon IV
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Jiminez jillickers

  4. Fpl Cursed
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    What a bunch of clowns Brighton are

  5. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Foster conceding and Valery no show has just cost me my ML after 6 months of being on top ffs.