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

    Sterling should be off

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

    If Sterling wasnt English that would have been red.

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

      I blame Brexit

    2. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What are you watching. Plays the ball completely, he can’t control where the opponents foot goes ; totally accidental.

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Kun racking up the shots in the box..

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

      Zinchenko and Sterling should get red cards

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

      The Sun will be seething.

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

      Not a red card??

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

      That looks painful.

    8. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No serious fpl player owns Sterling

      1. Nightcrawler
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No but kdb and kun wd have suffered

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          But red would surely affect Aguero and co.

        • Al Moon Yeah
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          So Mark in other words?

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

          I don't own any City players and have Alli so red wouldve been nice

        • Bushwhacker
            2 months, 7 days ago

            YOUR A CASUAL

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

          Clear and obvious red. VAR nonsense

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            First Robertson and now Sterling

          2. Bushwhacker
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Plays ball. Totally accidental. Bizarre the hate people have for Sterling.

          3. Pad Randa
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Should be a yellow for Zin just now, as well.

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

            legit. but would sound crazy 6 months ago

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

              that noone serious owns sterling

              1. Tinkermania
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Yes, I am not serious with my 83points + Sterling 😉

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

              Should be red all day long.

              Whoever says otherwise doesn't know anything about football.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Like the referee and another referee watching it on video. Your hatred blinds you.

                • Deulofail
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Your conviction is sexy. I love peacocks and chest beaters 😉

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

                Alli is the kind of player to get revenge later in the game. Just wait and see

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

                  Yeah,it would not be like Dele to let a challenge like that to slide.

                  Nor would i tbh.

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

                I might not be a PL manager but hypothetically given the role of managing Man City I would have formed a potent attacking quartet consisting of Aguero, Sterling, Maherz, and KDB. Then give them regular time (just like Klopp with Mane, Firmino, and Salah). in writing this I see something special in Mahrez that most cannot see. I rate the guy in the same level as Hazard, KDB, and Aguero.

                1. TONY123
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  "I see something special in Mahrez that most cannot see" special snowflake alert.

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

                  Just to prove my point, Mahrez a player I do not own will produce an attacking return in this game.

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

                  I think Man City saw it too as they paid £67 million for him.

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

                    Just look at his returns when given 90 minutes in the FPL site. I wonder why pep does not consider him as a pillar for the team. Him, alongside Kante and Vardy, were the reasons Leicester lifted the EPL.

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

                Sterling diving and should get a red card inside 12 minutes, don’t be fooled by his good guy act he’s a cheat through and through

                1. Tinkermania
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Bigger cheat than Kane?

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

                  VAR giving City some decisions to try cover it’s clear and obvious bias towards LiVARpool?

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

                    zzzz

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

                      zzzz

                      1. luk46
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        zzz

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

                  Would you bench boost this lot?

                  Pope(sou) Stephens(BUR) Cathcart(bha) Cantwell(LIV)

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

                    nope

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

                    Decent play there

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

                    No

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

                    No

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

                  That Sterling foul was very similar to the one Auba got sent off for

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

                    This

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

                    There is no consistency but this has always been the case in decisions

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

                    Auba is a foreigner, Sterling is English

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

                      Definitely a factor in the decision

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

                    1 key difference is the reason.

                  5. Bushwhacker
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Nope ; Auba was flailing and not in control.

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

                        Agreed. I think Sterling was a bit unlucky that Alli put himself in the way of his (slight) follow-through, as funny as it sounds. On this occasion, it kind of does matter that Sterling got the ball, as it was in a relatively reasonable or relatively controlled manner. It's borderline, but not an obvious red for me, which means it can't be an obvious error. Auba was a bit more reckless, though equally without intent.

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

                          zzzz

                        2. Bushwhacker
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Precisely. The hate for Sterling in here is troubling tbh

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

                      Awful game so far

                    • COYR
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Would you WC this lot?

                      Pope Woodman
                      TAA Soy* Lund* Kelly* Williams*
                      Salah KDB Traore Maddison* Cantwell*
                      Auba Vardy* Ings

                      100 points behind in ML and sitting at 500kish, feel like I need to change things up to have any chance.

                      1. DAZZ
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Week too late. You’d have flew up from 500K this week with SHU + Newcastle defence and double LIV defence.

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

                          if it's such a great idea then it isn't too late

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

                          Agreed. Was so close to pulling the trigger...sums up the season (too conservative)

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

                      17 captain points in 4 weeks since Salah's haul in GW21. Others have had 66 from Aguero and 80 from Salah. That's 129 points lost and for the first time this season I'm thinking there's no way back

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

                        Sorry to say there is little chance of a way back.

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

                        gutted for you

                      3. Tinkermania
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Why is it an old number?

                          1. Tinkermania
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              odd

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

                                Mane TC

                                1. Tinkermania
                                    2 months, 7 days ago

                                    Okay

                          2. sunzip14
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Arteta, from watching a team play like this to how Arsenal are playing!

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

                              Arsenal got Arteta in because they thought he would bring all of Guardiola's intelligence and methods to Arsenal. But it isn't that easy.

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

                            KDB wastes Mahrez assist...

                            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Mahrez owner ?

                          4. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Sterling draws a foul for falling over again

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

                            Mahrez heard the wrong whistle.

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

                            The Phantom Whistler

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

                            Aguero off the post

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

                            Kun post!

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

                            Aguero -bps
                            Mahrez +

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

                            Aguero close