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Aguero returns to the City starting XI as Bergwijn makes Spurs debut

Gameweek 25 comes to a conclusion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Manchester City the visitors to north London.

Kick-off is at 16:30 GMT.

Pep Guardiola has made a couple of changes to the side that beat Sheffield United in their last Premier League game.

The main one from a Fantasy perspective concerns Sergio Aguero (£12.0m), who replaces Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) as City’s central striker.

Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) also comes into midfield, with centre-back Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) not part of the matchday squad.

City look to be back in a 4-3-3 following their dalliances with a wing-back system in recent weeks.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) makes his 17th successive Premier League start in central midfield, while Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) retain their places either side of Aguero.

Jose Mourinho makes three changes to the side that started the win over Norwich City, one of which sees winger Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) make his debut following his £26.7m move from PSV Eindhoven.

Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) and budget FPL defender Japhet Tanganga (£4.0m) also come into the starting XI, with Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m), Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m) and Erik Lamela (£5.7m) all dropping to the bench.

Only two sides have kept fewer clean sheets than Spurs since Jose Mourinho took charge, although the Lilywhites have conceded fewer big chances than any other team in that time.

No team has scored more goals on the road than Manchester City in 2019/20, with Guardiola’s troops having found the back of the net on 34 occasions in their 12 away fixtures.


Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga, Winks, Lo Celso, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Lucas.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero.

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  1. ct mariner
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Thinking of using WC

    From:
    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Lund, Kelly, Sidibe, Rico
    Salah, KDB, Mane, Grealish, Hayden
    DCL, Ings, Vardy

    To:
    Hendo, McCarthy
    TAA, Basham, Fernandez, Stephens, Taylor
    Salah, KDB, Son, Barnes, Fleck
    Firmino, Jimenez, Ings

    Leaves 0.2 IB

    Any thoughts?
    Keep Lund?
    Barnes vs Traore?
    Other?

    1. ct mariner
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Got 53 points this week with 38 from Salah/TAA - slipped from 32k to approx 40k

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

      It's pretty good.

      Probably marginally prefer Traore until GW29 (mostly due to GW27) where it swings to Barnes... but he's in form now so probably good to have. (Besides, you have Fleck.)

      No need to keep Lund. Basham is a bit of an uninspiring pick, but best at 4.5m surely.

      The main issue you have is 4 BGW players and as such, would probably shift Basham or Fleck to compensate for that.

      1. ct mariner
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks for feedback.

        Could do:
        Hendo to Pope (as per advice to you below)
        Slight downgrade a defender e.g. Fenrnadez to Lascelles/Masina
        Fleck to Traore

        This means probably either Barnes or Traore on bench but reduces exposure to DGW

    3. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think you can save the WC. Your pressing issues are in defense which could be fixed with a hit or 2.iwouldnt get son over mane. And vardy fixtures gonna turn good soon.

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

    Who would you get as a GK now?
    (Assuming no sub GK.)

    1. Nightcrawler
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Pope

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

        Pope.

        Eases worries of needing to FH in 31 too.

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

          Did you get Son in?

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

            I did yes. Glad I didn't go all in on Grealish for the Bournemouth match!

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

          I'll probably FH given my team, but it's a good thought.

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yup, his holiness

      • matiakez
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        McCarthy still looks the value pick.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Pope, McCarthy, Henderson.

        I have first two.

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

        Thanks all. Frustrating having gone from Pope back in GW16 or so 😆

    2. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hey guys, 1 FT and 5.9 ITB. Should I keep Vardy for the nice run of games after his next two? Maupay has to go right? But to..

      A Jimi
      B Auba
      C Bobby

      Guaita
      TAA / Holgate / Webster
      Salah / Grealish / KDB / Traore
      Vardy / Ings / Maupay

      Button / Lund / Williams / Cantwell   

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Anticlimax of a week, good opportunity to make some ground with Martial and Auba, but got a big fat zero out of them.

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

        Be grateful City failed.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Got KDB, but have Auba to others Aguero and Vardy. Auba had two 1on1 chances himself.

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

            Aguero should have 10+
            Auba was rusty as an owner.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Pukki could've scored a couple too. He has to start converting those chances soon.

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          But yeah, lucky that Aguero missed his chances. Will have a small green with 63 pts this week.

    4. cigan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lundstram > Gomez done. I think I'm gtg for next GW?

      Can't see any clear essentials right now so I plan to wait and spend the 5.5 itb when it becomes clear who has to go first (Vardy, Maddison, Deeney, Guaita ...) and who's the best option (Son? Mane? Auba?)

      Guaita
      TAA Gomez Holgate
      Salah KDB Maddison Grealish
      Vardy Ings Deeney
      (Cathcart Lascelles Dendoncker)

    5. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Didn't know I have exact money to do Mane + Kelly > Son + VVD (-4) 😮

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Just Son

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

        Why You sell Mane when he returns against bottom table team?

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No certainty as to when he returns and Atletico game just two weeks away so could be rested.

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

          why rush him back for a game against bottom table team

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

            To regain form and match practice maybe?

    6. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ryan Button
      TAA Holgate Stephens Söy Lund
      Salah KDB Son Martial Cantwell
      Firmino Jimenez Ings
      1ft. 0.2 itb.
      Save or Lund/Söy out?

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

        Save

    7. ctirakis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Aguero out due to injury or not? Incredible movement by pep.

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

        Poor game probably.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          This & seemed troubled by foot.

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

          He stayed on the grass after the penalty. He didnt take the penalty... This is strange... Maybe injured...(?) After all he was close to score twice.

    8. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Kinda stuck for this week, which do you prefer:

      A) Vardy-Haller-Martial——>Jiménez-Son-Ings (-4)

      B) Vardy-Mane-Haller——>Kun-Son-Ings (-4)

      C) Other suggestions?

      Ryan
      TAA - Lunds - Soy - Taylor - Cathcart
      Mane - Salah - Kdb - Martial - Romeu
      Vardy - Haller - DCL

    9. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Can't see City winning the CL this year. Pep puts pressure on himself and the team with his comments.

    10. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lose,

      1,Holgate,
      2,Soy,
      3, Lundy

      For,
      A, Fernandez
      B,Tanganga,
      C,KWP

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Keep Holgate this week.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Save FT me thinks.

          Pope,
          Trent, Robbo, Holgate
          Salah,KDB, Martial, Traoré
          Ings, Vardy, Jimenez

          McCarthy, Maddison, Soy, Lundy

    11. Tinkermania
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I reckon he gets 0, 1 or 5 against WHU. Not featuring, cameo without or cameo with a goal

      • Henning
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Need some advice

        have 5 m in the bank and 1 FT
        My rival is onley 45 points behind what should i do?

        My team

        Ryan Button

        TAA VvD Lundstram Sidibe Stephens

        KDB Traore Perez Salah Grealish

        Ings DCL Vardy

        Rival

        Schmeichel Button

        TAA Lundstram Rico Sidibe Kelly

        Salah KDB Alli Son shelvey

        DCL Firmino Greenwood

      • H-Over United
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Have the same dilema like many others...

        Lundstram, Kelly and Ryan will drop in price... Have only one transfer but my defence is very weak:
        TAA, Stephens, Lundy, Kelly, Williams

        Have the funds for Lundy + Kelly -> Egan + Basham.

        SHE have three great home fixtures and maybe that can work?!?
        How du u see it?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Take the hit, will pay off over a few GWs

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Really tough to climb up ranking ... correct in captaining Salah with other premiums failed, yet only 5 points above the top 10K average. Not moaning, just feeling exhausted ... 🙁

      • wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Martial owners what's your plan?Keep or sell?

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

        5.5m itb to use on a striker upgrade.
        Preferably Greenwood > 9.9m Max.
        0.3m short of Deeney > Aguero

        Henderson
        TAA,VVD,Digne
        Salah,KDB,Son,Grealish
        DCL,Deeney,Greenwood

        McCarthy,Mooy,Lascelles,Williams

        1.Greenwood >> Jimenez/Vardy or Ings
        2. Grealish >> Barnes,Aguero -4