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Aguero returns to Man City starting line-up

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) returns to the Manchester City starting line-up as Tottenham Hotspur come to the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentinian striker comes in for Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m), who drops to the bench.

Also coming out of the side is Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), who has been replaced by the returning Bernardo Silva (£8.0m).

Pep Guardiola has opted not to rotate his full-backs though as both Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Kyle Walker (£6.0m) retain their starting berths.

However, John Stones (£5.5m) drops out of the side altogether with a rectus femoris strain, so Nicolas Otamendi (£5.4m) comes in at centre-back.

Opponents Spurs have made just one change from the team that beat Aston Villa and it’s hard to argue that it’s the right one.

Christian Eriksen (£9.0m) featured only as a substitute in Gameweek 1 and transformed Spurs’ fortunes when he came onto the pitch.

Therefore, Mauricio Pochettino has put him back into the starting line-up for Gameweek 2, Lucas Moura (£7.5m) the man to make way.

Man City XI: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker; De Bruyne, Gündogan, Rodrigo; Sterling, Aguero, B Silva.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Rose, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Walker-Peters; Ndombele, Sissoko, Winks; Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.

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  1. fantasyfog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    hi yank, so wheres your sense of humour? is it an American thing or what

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      This is a very dispiriting top of the page post mate.

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        should of written FIRST

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        It certainly is. His personal trolling is going to get a backlash he can't imagine.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Don't let it get to you mate.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Oh it hasnt, and it wont, Marv...the mods don't go for harassment here and he's been warned by me - twice - and them once.

            1. fantasyfog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I just didnt understand your complete sense of humour failure pal, found it funny ever since

              1. fantasyfog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                thought thia site was good for banter ; )

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Good banter yes.

                  1. fantasyfog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    : )

  2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      3 months, 4 days ago

      39 with Vardy and Lund left, seems pretty bad. But I guess its ok unless you compare it to someone with Pukki?

      1. Bolivian Seaman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        its ok. I think the average is 29

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            3 months, 4 days ago

            yea im not dissappoitned with it, just a low scoring week so far. If Vardy gets soemthing that would be ncie and egt me to around 50 hopefully.
            Just need Man U not to get a cs basically, or that gonna be damaging

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lol i'm on 38 pts with pukki

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              3 months, 4 days ago

              🙂

        3. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Transfers tonight or wait Monday? Barnes and Pukki looks like rising

          1. The One True Marvin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            If you haven't already joined the Pukki party then what the hell are you waiting for?

        4. Podge
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Spurs 3 attempts

          1. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            High conversion rate!

        5. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Not sure whether now to keep Moura or not. What do you think?

          A Moura to Dendoncker and Wilson to Kane (2 frees)
          B Keep Moura and do Wilson to Pukki and carry free

          1. Podge
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            B

          2. Kevin de Blanke
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I did B, as I think there is more value in low budget forwards

            Keeping Moura for Newcastle and assessing later

            P.S. I did Wilson to Pukki as well

          3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              3 months, 4 days ago

              just keep and start Moura and have a playing sub to come on for him. If he doesnt start gw3 or feature for a good period then ditch.
              TBH he is on my choplist for his risk of minutes but I wont drop players in form, been bitten in the ass too many times doing that

          4. Crouching Tiger
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Pukki is going to be this seasons Mahrez. Want him in now.

            1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I think Trossard will be this seasons gem

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Boy I hope so!

            2. JustPark
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              What's with Lucas Digne?

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Hamstring niggle, could be something later on, could be nothing...one to monitor but is looking minor or nothing (as of now)

            3. teriyaki 69
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Best way to use a transfer?

              1. One of VVD or Robbo out.
              2. Son in for Perez.
              3. Pukki in for Jota.
              4. Kane(c) in.

              1. ChelseaGuy
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                3 at the moment

            4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                3 months, 4 days ago

                im so glad Spurs have Moura 🙂

              • Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Just realized Lanzini is getting 3 BAPS 😀

              • Wizard of Ozil
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                VAR IS KILLING FOOTBALL!!!!!!!
                GET RID OF IT. as a fan i want to see goals. the players are producing great skill to score what were perfectly good goals and then some stupid computer or imaginary line ruins everything.

                1. ChelseaGuy
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  And Offsides should be removed

                  1. Crossfire Harry Kane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    And goalkeepers.

                2. Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Okay, but you're not allowed to say the referee's need help (or moan at the ref at all).

              • Yankee Toffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Best 4.5 def not from BUR, AVL, BHA

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Leicester

                2. ChelseaGuy
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Soyuncu perhaps

              • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Hi, anyone keeping Moura?

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Me

                2. ChelseaGuy
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  On the same boat lol

                3. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  yes

                4. Old Gregg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yes keeping.

                5. Midlands Saint73
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  He was always a keep for 3 and then assess and so far doing ok. More likely to move Siggy currently.

              • Better Call Raul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Evening, currently sat with this lot and 2 free transfers:

                Pope-Button
                VvD-TAA-Digne-KWP-Rico
                Salah-KdB-Siggy-Perez-Donck
                Kane-King-Greenwood

                Current plan is Salah+King->Sterling+Pukki before Pukki rise

                ... or wildcard?

                1. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  no Liverpool attack?

              • KGFC
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Would you keep Auba with their upcoming fixtures against Pool and Spurs? Thinking if it would be better to get someone like Mane/KDB and change the formation.

                1. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  My plan was to go for kane and auba at start to eventually drop them for the kids and have mid priced strikers.

                  Kane our and son in and auba out and the jury was out for his replacement but I’m hoping it will be Ceballos

                  1. KGFC
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Yeah, I also think that the mids at 9.5 like KDB and Son are amazing value than either of Kane or Auba. Do you think Son will walk straight back into the team? I think he will in place of Lamela or Moura.

                    1. thepeen555
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Very very tough call right now with whether he does or not.

                      I may place someone to make it a 1 ft to slot son in once I know more

              • Skloppy Kops
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Best Digne replacement if he's out?

              • acesingh
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Had we not had that pukki rise last night we would’ve have had so many 6.5 (king, jota, delo, wood) -> deeney etc today

                Now I think Wilson -> Pukki will be the main move ..

                1. acesingh
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  To Pukki (not Deeney)

              • fantasyfog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                anyone made moves yet or waiting for tomorrow first

                1. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Depends who I guess as they (Pukki and Barnes) May rise tonight

                2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    probably do Pukki tonight if he is going to rise then the other 1 or 2 later on after all games. Not 100% on Pukki tho might wait on that also, he has already risen once so 0.5 is essentially usless anyway, one mroe rise isnt going to change that.

                    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      This.

                    2. thepeen555
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Very true for those that haven’t done it yet

                3. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Anyone know if you can check will Grealish get a BAP being on 26 with a b/mouth player

                4. Brendan95
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Is a WC on this team too hasty? - or should I do Wilson>Pukki now and wait till after Monday for the other transfer (considering Fraser>Martial unless any other issues arise before then)

                  Ryan/Button
                  Digne/Zinc/Robbo/Lundstram/Rico
                  Sterling/Salah/Moura/Perez/Fraser
                  Jota/Wilson/Greenwood

                  2FT 0ITB

                5. Rigid Digit
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Perez => Caballos.
                  Knee Jerk or sensible move?

                  1. thepeen555
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Wait for Perez to play first. I had always hoped that Ceb would be a starter and continue to do so as it’s a great option for that price. Rather than Pepe

                  2. diabydoesgallas
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Sensible but maybe wait a week

                6. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  TAA -> 4.0
                  Mo -> Mane
                  King -> Kane
                  Worth to do for a hit?

                7. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Thinking my midfield on a WC is looking like sterling, mane, son, Kdb, Ceballos.

                  Kinda what I thought at the start of the season a few weeks in. Would hope that the arsenal mid will keep his place as could be great value

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Son hasn’t played a minute yet and averaged 2.5 in his last ten and with Lamela doing nicely I just don’t see it yet.

                    1. thepeen555
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Maybe. But is still a good point earned and think he will come good. Pretty sure he has still been training etc

                8. Mrcjcullen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  64pts with Emerson, Martial and Jota can go... trying to smash that template

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Wow

                9. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Pukki is the Tammy Abraham everyone wanted

                  • Poppa Klopp
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Ok, I’m thinking madness

                    Salah to KDB (Liverpool’s mid needs sorting out)
                    Greenwood to Pukki (he’s the new Vardy)

                    Is that stupid?

                    1. Pepe Le Pukki
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I did Salah to Sterling earlier. Already have KDB