Dugout Discussion

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

    That was a bizarre passage of play

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

    KDB too scared of missing them?

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

      Ye - this is an odd one - why doesn’t he get a go?

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

      Yep. He don't want to take them.

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

      He got no huevos

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

    i think there will be like 16 yellows & 2 reds at the end of this game.

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

    I'm sure I used to understand the rules of football.

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling riding his luck

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

    Loris clearly had contact with Sterling, but not enough for a penalty

    1. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He’s never getting to the ball.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He was off his line as well

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

    At least we got a bit of excitement

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

    KDB on pens next surely

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Imagine

    2. Effe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No one else left to try!

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Except Ederson!!!

    3. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why the hell did Kun not take it??

  9. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    One thing is to blame VAR for it's failure... But that's a clear referee goof up... What can be done for that??

  10. SB007
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Time for Jesus cameo.

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

    I don't think either was a penalty or dive

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

      109% pen on Kun.

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

      Agreed. He was kicking ball out of bounds. Until football rules start caring about that, these are just gimmick penalties.

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

    Pep.. just assign kdb as the pen taker ffs.

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

      He doesn't want them.

  13. Effe
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who’s taking the next Man City penalty, Ederson?

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

      Probably

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yip, Ederson

  14. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    KDB or Ederson to take next surely

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I want City to get a penalty just to see what will happen. Surely KDB

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

      Kun back on them you’d think

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

    Golden boy Sterling physically abuses Gomez, not his fault.

    Not allowed a red for dangerous tackles or to be booked for diving.

    Weird one.

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

      Are you a politician or a journalist?

      1. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Or a racist.

        1. Tinkermania
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Or all 3?

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

          Wtf

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

          What a silly thing to say.

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

    At this rate I’ll be happy with KdB and Kun not getting any YC.

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

      Granted! They'll get two missed penalties each instead! 😉

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling should have been off long time ago!

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

    Lloris off the line

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

      Ref blind.

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

      Zzzzz

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

      whole thing a farce

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

      zzzzzzz

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

      Zzzzzzzzz

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

    will aguero get the penalty earned points? I hope not 😀

  20. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who is the better player - Son or Mahrez ?

  21. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Must be De Bruyne s turn to take a pen. Allowed to take frees from 25 yards. Why not a pen from 12.

    1. Tinkermania
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Misses too many in training, I hear.

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

      Could be a good shout

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ederson

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

    Feel robbed here

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

      I feel violated

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I feel happy.

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

      kun wasnt confident so could have been worse if kun stepped up and missed

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

        He would of got the assist. He’s also smashed the post from a Mahrez assist. He’s also missed from a yard. I should be swimming in points!!

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

    I have one word for that first half: scenes

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

    Ederson on pens for DGW would be something else

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ederson with a clean sheet 4 saves a penalty save and a penalty scored

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

    Can't wait for next week's episode of the Mike Dean show 😆

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

    Ederson should have taken it

    1. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Had it saved, Spurs go to the other end of the pitch and slot into an empty net..

  27. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    VAR has officially got too bad today. Haha. Has to go for me if that’s how it’s to be used. I wanted it to come in initially but just terrible for the game wasting 5 mins of play before an in my opinion wrong decision like that. Gets the ball and Aguero was looking for it, as ref correctly assessed. Why on earth was it overturned. What happened to a clear error being required?

    1. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He got nowhere near the ball. VAR has been spot on.

  28. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bored now. No point owning City assets because they get cheated against

  29. Superballzzz
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Son not passing his audition at the moment.. he looks tired...

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

    So has been bad

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

      Good thing there's a nice rest till the next match.