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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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2,087 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jesus probably would have had a hat-trick that half

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

      Nahh he is miles below kun

  2. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why isnt Kun on pens anymore?

    Canr remember so many missed pens from him...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lloris has saved from Aguero before = Kun nervous

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Missed two vs Lloris I think

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

      He gave it to Gundo apparently, did not want to go up vs Lloris again...

    4. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cant get it either

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

    Boring 0-0 just like the last 2 games... 🙂

  4. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jesus C vs WHU locked in

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kun playing really well though

  5. Sancidino
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Of course my captain is Aguero...

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry for destroying Kun for you. Should have warned you when I brought him in this GW.

  7. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Does Aurier never learn ?

    This guy is a walking disaster

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Should be playing RW, IMO. His crossing ability would make him ideal.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Attacking right backs benefit from the overlap and arriving late, playing as a winger you need a bit more control and dribbling ability

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hopefully doesnt get dropped for Villa game hehe

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      on my bench. will get 12 points

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He’s so rash, has no brain, consistently dives in when in the box and looks surprised when he gives away pens

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who are the ideal front 3 going forward from now? Kun looking ominous today

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kun jimmi ings

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Firmino, Samatta, Deeney

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is that your front 3 lol

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No. Wasn’t the question though

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bobby Deeney Deulofeu

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aguero | Vardy | Greenwood

      1. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That’s a front two.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Firmino/Ings/Jimi

    6. Esalman
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aguero Firmino Jimenez
      I'm probably selling KDB to fund Jimenez and the above lineup.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mike Dean smiling 🙂

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lots of camera time for the big man tonight

    2. tm245
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He is an absolute peacock.

  10. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Mahrez does nothing in big games

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Been one of their best players I thought. Unlucky not to get a Kun assist

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Agree, played well and only one to have had a run at the defence

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

      Nobody doing anything atm except getting cards!

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hes done more than anyone else for City..

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Need points dammit

    4. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Don't think he usually start big league games

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

    Lost 700k places in the last 4 Gameweeks. Went Mane instead of Salah for Double gameweek and now decided to put in Aguero... it's hard to love the game sometimes.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Game still not over.

      Can see Aguero score in second half.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mate sorry let me bringing you some tissues

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Had 5 red arrows in a row. Got Salah in this GW and cappod. Just hang in there.

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

        cheers!

  12. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Man City have to be the worse team at taking penalties

    As a owner you would be afraid of your FPL player stepping up to take one

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kevin needs trusting.

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Doesn't make sense how the player with the best technique in the league can't be put on penalties

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

      Well tbf Martial, Rash, Vardy and Deeney all missed recently too

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      People saying the same about Utd after the Norwich game

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kun has a great record, it's baffling that he isn't on every one.

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Worst*

    6. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy missed one

  13. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    spurs are city's toughest challengers. city just cant beat spurs.

    who will forget the incredible last minute winner by city but ruled out in the CL QF.

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How's Bergwijn been?

    Good replacement for Martial?

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

      Invisible so far. Will probably be eased in

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Disagree he looked quite active on the ball and battled well to intercept a few times

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

      Hard to give him a fair judgment really as Spurs backs were to the wall for most of the first half.

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

      Too early to tell. Spurs haven't attacked tons - didn't expect it massively this match either, although he put a cross into Alli earlier.

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

      Spurs been playing down the right through Son, looks decent but not an ft Pl option atm

    5. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He’s playing?!!?

  15. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who to Replace Lundy with?another Shu def or Stephens?

    1. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Or Stephens or Fernandez or Lascalles.

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

        What about C Taylor from Burnley? Quite good fixtures long term and three next really good (also blank gw). Is he nailed? Asking also for my Lund replacement options.

  16. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Love VAR, makes the game so much more exiting. People complaining about it need to STFU in all honesty. I am sure when they brought it in they really cared about the effects it may have on your fantasy football team 😆

    Pro pundit that !

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      😆

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      can I be a pro?

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I don't see why not. We can all be Pro's if we really want 😉

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          nice, thanks!

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You’re hired

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Great. Ill wait for the post to turn green

    4. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agree, even though it has cost me much more than gained. However, they need to be more consistant and clear with the rules surrounding VAR...

  17. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    salah has 32 of my 51 (55-4) points. This must be the highest percentage contribution of a single player to my total score. Anybody else similar?

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Aubameyang has 4 of my 56 points

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      wasn't there a BGW couple of seasons back when Salah got about 25 pts?

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

        yeah 29, 58 for cappers

  18. BillionairesClub
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    It's scary not owning Aguero or Mahrez, every attack they both look like scoring

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mahrez had been woeful today

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      it's also scary owning them bcoz u never know when they are benched & get 1 point cameos.

  19. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The Thick of It spinoff announced: The Pr!ck of It, starring Mike Dean.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mike Dean the new Doctor Who!

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think "The Thick as Sh*t" would have been worth considering as a title

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

        Doctor Poo!

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      u r the guy whose wife has a boyfriend? still same situation?

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah, they let me sleep at the foot of the bed now. Sometimes I get to see them cuddling, it's so cute 🙂

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

          strange man, strange life u have

  20. Nightcrawler
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How many dispossessions is kun on now? Lost count

    1. Nightcrawler
      2 months, 7 days ago

      On negative bos and thats without the post game deductions

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

    What is this, aren’t we’re going to get any points from Aguero and KDB eighter?

  22. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling has been awful for the 4 months

    Pep needs to drop him

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I think next week Kun and Jesus both start

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What about Bilva, Mahrez?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bilva starts

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He was always awful. Most overrated player ever

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Two best performances from Man City (vs Watford and Villa) were when he didn't start.

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Even his simple passes are scuffed

    5. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      i dont understand pep's stubborness.

      just play

      kdb kun mahrez

      any 3 midfielders with d silva the creator

      any 4 defenders

      ederson

  23. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    (K)un smartie pants hands up

  24. BillionairesClub
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Gundogan has always been an excellent penalty taker, just this time he missed. You move on

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      First time he's ever missed I think

      1. BillionairesClub
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Exactly. Scored pens all the time under Klopp for Dortmund

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Influenced by the team curse

        1. Bushwhacker
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Pep adding pressure by suggesting no one can take them ..

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Is that you Pep

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

      Was a very poor pen

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Stay calm, Salah had also blanked at this point yesterday 🙂

  26. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    In your opinion were the decisions correct?

    a) Aguero penalty
    b) Sterling penalty

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      YY, only minor issue is that it took about an hour to give the first one

    2. BillionairesClub
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The Sterling penalty, Lloris made no contact on the ball, but made no contact on Sterling either. Simulation, no pen

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A - not penalty
      B - not penalty and second yellow for diving

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ha ha, the first was a penalty

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Y
      Y

      Sterling should have got a second yellow

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      a) Yes
      b) Yes

      Which is why I am pro-VAR. The speed of decision making will improve over time as will the interaction with the fans. But the PL are anti-VAR and so are trying to deliberately botch its implementation

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

      A. Yes
      B. No, as should have been booked for diving

    7. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A) Yes
      B) Yes, no penalty but not really a dive either

    8. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes to both.

  27. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    GW27 looks like it has potential to use the BB....

    Pope(BOU) Stephens(AVL) Lascelles(cry) Cantwell(wol)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Decent, Cantwell a likely 2

  28. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Aguero looks menacing.

  29. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kun cap.. Feck this luck part of the game. I hate it. I know, should have capped salah but this game could be one if those 20pointers from kun and IT nearly were at half time.. 2 goals and assist it should have been.

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

      It was 0-0 in Liverpool game yesterday. Then it all went wrong (right) haha

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      How is it luck?

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Making a decision that is sound and Salah scrambled in that second goal, while Kun had that day when nothing goes in, when you compare the amount of chances to get points one have to say it is luck or unluck that one gets 16 and the other 2.

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

      Kun looks likely to score a bunch.

    4. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      All luck. There is no luck part of the game.

  30. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lundstram > Egan?

    Exact cash

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      yes bocz lund no longer nailed. get any sheffield defender u can afford- baldock probably best