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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Also coming out of the side is Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), who has been replaced by the returning Bernardo Silva (£8.0m).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. Baberto
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Ryan Button
    VVD Robbo Coleman Zinch Lund
    Salah Sterling Perez Robinson Dendo
    Kane King Greenwood

    Got 2fts. Suggest transfers.

    1. The Mastermind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Almost the same as mine apart from Digne instead of Coleman and Auba over Kane.

      Going to bring in Maguire / AWB for Robbo

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      King to Pukki

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Also Robbo to AWB

    3. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If you had 0.5 itb and wanted to do Greenwood-Pukki, would you do
      (a) VVD-Montoya
      (b) Fraser-Ceballos
      (c) Keep both, wait

  2. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Can’t decide whether to hop on the Pukki train or not. Could go off form just as quickly, ie Mitro last season

    1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That's my concern. He'll win golden boot if he continues like this which is extremely unlikely.

    2. Phillipsturn
        2 months, 2 days ago

        2 FT. End up with one of these.
        (A) Rashford + Lucas
        (B) Wilson + Martial

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Lucas as in Moura? He's been benched in favour of Lamela today and Son is back next week

      • Davidinho
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Moura + Wickham -> Dendoncker + Pukki is a no brainer right? Also frees up some funds for future transfers.

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          May I politely suggest Moura + Wickham -> Ceballos + Pukki, if affordable?

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        City to lose and Bilva brace

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Digne > Zinky looking logical?

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 19

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. xtina
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Too late to join this?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Will reopen during the week.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        "Digne back out on the pitch at the end & walking round ok"

        https://twitter.com/spirit_blues/status/1162754720513089536

        Always a good sign.

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Great. Appreciate the info

        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Ta! x

      • Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is there anywhere to find Sterling’s EO?

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          141%

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks!

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            overall? Doubt it - possibly top 10K

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              That is top 10k

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Irrelevant number because top 10k is only people who triple capped Sterling.

              2. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                🙂 Thanks for the clarification

      • HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Barnes and Pukki in great form and good price. (With mixed short term fixtures)

        Surely we must go form over fixtures right? Thus catching price rises

        1. Stokelona
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I’ve got Wesley:(

        2. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I think early in the season, there is some sense to going form over fixtures...teams like Norwich can just go for it, play without too much inhibition and play with freedom. That tends to change later in the season if they are struggling to get points.

          Also, some fixtures seem difficult based on last season, but things may have changed for those teams. Needs a few more games for things to settle down.

      • pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That's a penalty. Wtf. VAR is stoopid

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            2 months, 2 days ago

            useless Lamela doing his best to give away a pen

          • Ha.
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Argie bias

          • Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            VAR isn't stupid. The administration of it is lacking.

          • BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I am Pool fan. Agree.

        2. Differentiator
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Aguero pen denied

        3. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Wood + Fraser > Pukki + McGinn for free before price rises ?

          I would love to do just one transfer and keep my 2 FTs, so I could just do Fraser to McGinn, but it's mostly Pukki I want...

          1. jimmy.floyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Ceballos better option then McGinn

        4. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          1 goal vs Liverpool Away
          3 goals vs Newcastle at home

          "Don't go chasing last weeks points lads".... "he has bad fixtures."

          1. Zlatanzo
              2 months, 2 days ago

              2 GWs is still too soon to say I told you so.

          2. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Am I right in thinking if I make 3 transfers now for -4, then use my wildcard later in the week, I won’t be deducted -4 points as the wildcard will cancel out those transfers?

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Correct

              1. BigBillyBass
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thanks

          3. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This is embarrassingly one sided

          4. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Have Fraser, Wilson, Trossard and no City defense. I'm really, REALLY tempted to WC.

            Pope - 4.0
            Laporte - Robbo - Digne - AWB - Lundy
            Mane - Martial - Sterling - Perez - Cantwell (MY MAN!)
            Pukki - Rashford - 4.5

            Have mitb to do Mane to Salah if required. Will play a 442 with this team.

            Thoughts?

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Trossard looked good didn't he?

                1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Eden Trossard

                  • Whats the Mata?
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Yep, but he has to go soon. Too many options in that Brighton team

                    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        transferring out trossard will be an epic mistake trust me

                2. Kun Tozser
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Robo, Fraser, Wood

                  Out for

                  Soyuncu, Son, Pukki

                  Yay or nah -4

                  1. Differentiator
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Sounds horrible

                  2. PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Knee jerk personified

                3. Zlatanzo
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Bring in Jota instead of Pukki to find an early bandwagon? Yes or no?

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      At least wait till Jota plays tomorrow...

                    2. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Better watch him play first

                  • Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    City fans have so little class. Booing and whistling all the time.

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

                      This

                    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Didn’t know there were any besides the Gallaghers

                      1. Business Cat
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Ricky Hatton...

                      2. Rashers
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Curly Watts too

                  • The Cherry Picker
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Welcome back to the Prem Villa lol.

                  • BigBillyBass
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Really tempted right now to do

                    Salah + Wilson + Fraser > Mane + Kane + Ceballos (-4)

                    Sound good? Or too soon?

                    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Go for it. Won't be another opportunity.

                      1. BigBillyBass
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        Cheers

                  • tiger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Raheem Sterling scores

                  • Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Fck

                  • Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Radio Raheem G

                  • Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    WOW Sterling
                    KDB A

                  • jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Wood has to make way for Pukki, but what else would you do (have 2FTs)? Pool defender out? Ayoze out?

                    Ryan, Pope
                    Robbo, TAA, Kelly, Dunk, Zinc
                    Salah, Sterling, Ayoze, Robinson, Donck
                    Wood, Wilson, Jimenez

                  • Would Ed Woodward
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      A very-non Sterling Sterling goal.

                    • Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Didn’t captain him but don’t care tbh

                    • Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Game over, Spurs look gash