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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Also coming out of the side is Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), who has been replaced by the returning Bernardo Silva (£8.0m).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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1,856 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ppv
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Elmo 3 BAPs conceded 2 did nothing of note, how does that work?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah I wondered that - very strange even from a purely stats point of view

    2. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Presumably he played really well, despite the result. That's how BAPs should work 🙂 IMO

  2. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Kdb is too good

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      It's ridiculous that City managed to win the league last year without him for so much of thr season. He's amazing.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        I'm as big a spurs fan as you'll find, but he's been a joy to watch.

    2. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheap as chips

  3. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    If Bilva fails to impress I’m pretty certain on these moves...

    Bilva + Wilson > Mahrez + Pukki 2FT

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      He's playing well (drew play and passed to KDB for both croses). Just not for fpl

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Yes he’s been good but I feel in the easier games Mahrez starts. Will help break down teams unlike Bilva.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Quite possibly. I may sell him, but not for Mahrez - my subs aren't good enough to carry the benchings

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 23 hours ago

            Yeah mine aren’t either to be honest. Got money in the bank to upgrade the defence- I need to because have Rico and Guilbert.

    2. purple lamborGhini
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      but Bilva started over Mahrez.. o_0 dont get me wrong I love Mahrez but bilva started lol. Get KDB ofc

      1. purple lamborGhini
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        if that means u cant afford pukki then get jota instead

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          I’m .1 off getting KdB. I have Jota already mate.

    3. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Out of the frying pan

    4. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Mahrez... WHY?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Low owned, very good fixtures, will have over Bilva in the tough games, less likely to be rotated with Sane out.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Start over-

  4. Phillipsturn
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Salah + Moura + Wilson > Mane + Kane + Trossard -4?

    1. vityovics
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      I like it

  5. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    So want to do wood to jota

  6. Rude Reviewer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Just like many others...
    Pukki was in my team too.... lol...

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheers

  7. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Kdb is sometimes advanced, sometimes deep
    Today his role is really advanced

    1. $carface
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah no david silva and gundogan to cover

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Super advanced first gameweek as well. That's where he'll play this season

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Crucially he can get points from either. The season before last he played deep a lot more and was still excellent in FPL terms.

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        This - if he stays fit, he'll get 200 points

  8. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    That Digne injury might make me hit the WC button

    1. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      How bad is it ?

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      What happened to him. Was it bad ?

    3. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm in the same position. The danger with planned moves is something like this can crop up. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      He was walking around on the pitch at the end apparently. So may not be as bad as first seems.

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Walking and kicking a ball are two entirely different activities

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Better than him being in the treatment room / on his way to hospital or wearing a brace around his leg.

          1. Longlatini
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 23 hours ago

            True, hoping it was just cramp!

        2. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          WebMD over here

    5. Rude Reviewer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      yellow flagged.. but do we know more abt injury yet?

    6. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      bit foolish

      1. Guy Demel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Tipping point lad

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    The only thing that can save this game week is a Sterling red card. Hoping for some handbags and upped tension in the second half.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Then everyone gets my kdb next week 🙂

  10. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Pukki already 6.6?!

    1. purple lamborGhini
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      he rose after gw1 dude

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        haha oops

        1. purple lamborGhini
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          he will rise again tho..

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Rose last night

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Honestly I wouldn’t bet against him rising tonight despite whatever his percentage is

  11. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Has anyone figured out how price rises work this season?

    Are FPL doing them at any old time?

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      2:30 GMT

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        was 5 or 6 am previous couple of nights, hope it now settles to normal 0115 GMT changes (unless fpl towers have decided to keep changing the time to keep us on our toes lol)

  12. AnyLaporteinastorm
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Fraser and Murray to ndombele and pukki. Easy

  13. Hughes the Daddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Wildcards to get KDB in. Too good.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      not really, who's doing that?

      1. Hughes the Daddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Me. He'll score points every week so long as he stays fit.

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Surely you can find away to get 9.5 mid in your team without a wc

      1. Hughes the Daddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Usually WC within first 6 weeks anyway. Have found early can be better, good opportunity to give yourself a boost whilst others hold off. Each to their own of course

  14. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane in or Kdb??

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Kane but the 1.5 goes a long way

  15. money face bandwagon
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Wilson to pukki done

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      I approve of this move.

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Pukki gets injured in training incoming -4

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    "We hope nothing really special. He started to feel a bit more tired and gave me the sign to me to make the change" - Silva on Digne.

    https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1162775840180113408

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Cheers!

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Sounds good to me!

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Thanks Rainer

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Nice one, bud

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Deeney Salah Moura - > Kane KDB Trossard worth - 4?

    1. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Thinking about something similar. I like the idea of kane and KDB. Didn't like the look of Salah in the last games

  18. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    To those of you who've watched Norwich, how deep does this Cantwell lad play?

    1. Canary_Kid
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Plays quite attacking and has really stepped up his game from last year.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Nice, mate. Cheers!

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      he's an attacking mid. Hernandez injury could mean he becomes nailed

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Awesome. Cheers!

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Great 4.5 enabler I reckon

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks, mate!

    4. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      I’m interested as well, not sure if he really earned his 2 assists though or if Pukki made him look good. I have to watch the highlights

  19. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Can’t believe I ignored the Pukki train...

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      fixtures

  20. purple lamborGhini
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    that KDB cross was world class

    1. $carface
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah, very few players can produce such quality

  21. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Kdb is class

  22. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    I really want to wildcard. Only thing stopping me is 2ft ha

    1. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Same.

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Mini WC for - 4.

      Think that's what I'll do this week.

      1. FISSH
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        Yea. I wanna sell : Auba, Moura, greenwood, Wilson,

  23. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Gotta fancy Pukki against Chelsea and West Ham.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Fancy him against anyone right now.

  24. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    I'm wildcarding. Would you go for KdB or Son to start. No spurs cover and I have sterling.

    I fully expect to bring Son in...but would KdB be safer on case Son is eased in?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      get both.

    2. purple lamborGhini
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      kdb is the safer pick and already showing imense form

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Going both if WC - if one has to be KDB as we have seen he has form

    4. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      KDB. Get 3 City for the upcoming fixtures if you’re on wildcard

  25. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Pick one to get in

    A Kane Lanzini
    B Kdb Rashford

    Have Sterling Salah as rotating caps

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      B

    2. Artemis Titans
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      B

  26. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Why WC after 97 pts they said....

    😎

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Did you WC?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        oh yes.

        Pukki, Mane, Cantwell, Auba

        1. FISSH
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Wp

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Sterling(c)

        3. Goodish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Amazing start

        4. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Well done.
          Good attacking move.
          I may follow this week. Pukki,KDB and Kane plus some United.

        5. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 23 hours ago

          Told you Cantwell 😉 well done very good WC

    2. $carface
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Congrats!

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      won't last until the next flavour of the week players

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 23 hours ago

        cheer up.

  27. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Why is Aguero eating Foden's thumb in the header picture to this article?

  28. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Thinking VVD, Perez and Wesley -> Soyunucu, Martial and Jota. (-4) Obviously if Perez smashes it tomorrow it'll be a different story

  29. Phillipsturn
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Why did trossard miss GW1? Is he nailed on to start?

    1. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Missed GW1 because he isn't nailed on to start

  30. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 23 hours ago

    Have Deulo, Wilson, Digne, Fraser.

    Should i wildcard?