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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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That was an awful pen tho - complete waste of a Kun assist

    1. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      out of the way Gundo was staying it was easy to read that shot for Lloris

  2. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    which should be my Lundy replacement?
    Have max. 5.0 to spend.

    A) C.Taylor
    B) Dunk
    C) Aurier
    D) sb else
    ..?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      O Connell if no other SHU def

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

      Thinking of A for me because of the blank gw. Is he nailed though?

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How was that not a red on Sterling?

    VAR makes no sense.

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

    Vardy to Auba/Kun kneejerkers. The grass isnt always greener on the other side ehh ?? 😀

    Just wait till Vardy goes on a crazy run in 2gws time

    nor AVL wat BHA eve CPL

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Will be back to Vardy by then

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Kun 2nd half hat-trick incoming to punish this arrogance.

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

        More like Taken off at 60 mins for Jesus

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

      posting this at half time is a great idea btw

    4. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too early

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

      You jinxed it

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

      Still 45 minutes to turn green yet, then can switch back to vardy easily for the crazy run thanks for the heads up

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

        The door for Vardy Party is always open

        Always glad to invite more

    7. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I forgot we're not allowed to swap back to Vardy

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

        Waste of 2fts to sell and get him back

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I didn't realise the scores for the next two and half games had already been released. My bad.

    8. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I forgot Vardy hauled this week

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

        You wont forget the damage he will do to non owners in 2gws time 😉

        1. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          We will see 🙂

  5. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bottomed

    Lundstram > Egan

    Exact cash

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

      Once you’re not short for 28, yes.

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Do it

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I did the same transfer

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

    Pressers going to be classics, regardless of the final score.

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes lol

    2. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      oh Yes

  7. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    feeling lucky as a aguero non-owner

  8. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    VAR gets some decisions right and some wrong. Referees also do this. Except for offsides, which can be objectively measured, what is the point of VAR?

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

      The foul on Kun.

      Clear and obvious foul that the incompetent ref missed.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Sure but every week there are other clear and obvious fouls that are missed by the ref and not given by VAR. My point is it doesn't seem to reduce the overall number of wrong decisions, it only changes which ones are given and not given.

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Will Pep for once have the balls to leave Sterling in the dressing room at HT?

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Auba owners, sticking with him or too much a winger?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Getting rid on WC

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

      Lacazette could be dropped soon though!

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Regret getting him on wc.

      Will probably give him Newcastle game and then move him on for Mané and a cheap forward.

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too much. Going to replace him with Kun on WC

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Don't own, but reckon he starts up top with Martinelli and Pepe on the flanks next game. Will make a significant difference to his returns.

    6. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I think it's less of him being on the wing and more Ars just don't look capable of many goals at the moment in general. At 10.8 I think you need that explosive potential

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Newcastle were pretty lucky vs Norwich. 50/50 on getting rid for me.

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

      3 home games & a blank.
      Can't see a mid or forward that I'd really want for him (have 3 Pool already)

    8. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yet to be absolutely convinced he's going to be explosive to splash 11m on him. Not just for the sake of using Mane money

      Its not like Arsenal has been pulling up trees and suddenly destroying teams under Arterta

      Okay they look slightly better but i dont think Auba justifies his price over likes of Firmino/Vardy/Jimenez/Ings /Wood etc just yet

    9. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Auba should have scored two today. Non owner.

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

      Holding

  11. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What happens to the BPS stats for those 2min before pen decision?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Good question, all get removed.

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

      Kun +
      Gundo -
      Lloris +
      Toby -
      Zinc -

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What has Son been doing on the right all game? Should be playing upfront or LM. Wasted.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Exactly, put Moura on the right he looks lost up front

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

      They are targeting Zinchenko

  13. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That Gundogan peno miss might cost City the title

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Heh.

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

      Season mode on FIFA?

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Could be your year

    4. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Our Year

    5. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Have you taken the screenshot?

  14. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Aguero needs to be put back onto Penalties

    Manchester City have failed to score four of the last six penalties they have taken - Gabriel Jesus x 2, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan.

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB needs to grow a pair

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I just don't get it

        He could blast it into the top corner every time

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

        This!

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

      No idea why aguero didn't take it, missed a few but usually buries the majority

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He has a bad record vs Lloris. So was nervous about taking it.

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ederson. If he really is the best then he should take them. Or is Pep chatting breeze as usual?

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, just cross your fingers when the ball goes down the other end.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wasn’t on the pitch for the other 3 too, iirc.

      The issue seemed to when Kun & Gundo weren’t on.

    5. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ederson takes penalties in training apparently

    6. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB!?

  15. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Have Kun, KDB and Mahrez, need luck in the second half because without luck they will miss 7 sitters between them and come out of the game empty handed.

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

      I wouldn't be too worried, city created so many chances and don't even look like they're on form yet. Whole half to go can't see spurs holding out

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hopefully. Been burnt so many times this season.

  16. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What if Spurs had scored in that 2 minutes before VAR pen decision?

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

      Wouldn't count

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Thats the same question I ask myself. Think it won't count.

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

      No goal.

      City pen.

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

      Disallowed.

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Would have been disallowed and gone back to the penalty. Think there is precedent for this from the Dutch league.

    6. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I guess it would have been disallowed but it would have been funny

    7. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Would of been ruled out

    8. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Goal removed.

    9. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Riot would of ensued

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That was my first thought.

    10. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      exactly - thats what i was thinking too

    11. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Disallowed.

  17. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 50

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I am on 53, with only KDB

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Should be ok. Aguero the only issue but only 24 EO

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers

  18. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What about Son? Thinking to rid of him on WC. Too expensive tbf...

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not before Hammers next.

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Definitely get rid on WC. Not worth the price atm.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Agree. 9.7 too much

  19. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    My team is in need of WC lol 44 from Liverpool players (nice) and 13 from the other losers hmmm

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Same for everyone, you have done better than many.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah 44 from my triple pool and 29 from the others.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Got 49 from Pool. Guess they are all I need.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Why doesn't KDB take penalties?

    Seems like he would be very good at them.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe he is not?

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

      1 taken 1 missed in the Prem.

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

      He prefers not too take them for some reason.

  21. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    The simple solution is surely just to play Walker in goal and Ederson at RB so he can take the pens 🙂

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I think its more of a mentality issue than capability. They are soo good in the open play why cant they take a spot kick?

  22. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Let's go Dele Alli, grab a goal against the odds!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      More likely to get sent off for a revenge tackle.

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He will...winning goal and max baps

  23. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    City to offer Liverpool £50m for Milner in the summer

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Still has a wage number on the database, convinent for all.

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

      Should have bought Haaland 12 from 12 as a pro.

  24. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier still losses points for conceding the pen, despite the fact it's misses, but Kun doesn't get the assist because it's missed. That rule has always stuck be as being odd. The points should be applied to both or neither.

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

      Aurier lost BPS
      Kun gained BPS

      Nothing else.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Had Kun scored the penalty, you'd want the goal and assist 😉

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      why should Aurier get credit for his error ?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        he wouldn't get a credit, he just would loss points.

  25. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling price next year should be 7.5

  26. nerd_is_the_werd
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Please, not another 0-0 game... 🙁

    • Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Aguero had Gundogan in his FPL team

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Gundogan had Lloris in his..

    • Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pep looks dejected

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Man City clownish. How have they not scored?

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Gundogan miss open net