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Foden starts for Man City as Guardiola benches Mahrez

Fantasy managers will get another look at Phil Foden‘s (£5.2m) credentials as he prepares to start against Liverpool in Gameweek 32+.

Interest in the Manchester City midfielder has abounded since the Premier League’s restart and that is sure to increase after making his second start since Gameweek 30+.

The last time he featured from the beginning, Foden backed himself a brace so the fact that Manchester City’s team-sheet appears to have deployed him on the flanks of the front-three is very exciting indeed.

He is joined there by Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m), while Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) must make do with a place on the bench.

Unsurprisingly, this season’s Fantasy darling Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) starts once again, while Eric Garcia (£4.5m) returns to the back-four.

Predictably, there are fewer shocks in the Liverpool line-up than Pep Guardiola’s.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) and Sadio Mané (£12.5m) flank Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) in attack while Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) offer their usual threat from the full-back positions.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Mendy, Laporte, Garcia, Walker; Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Jesus, Foden.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,894 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Old Gregg
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    A) Son + Saka > Mahrez + Foden (-4)
    B) Son + Saka > Mahrez + Pulisic (-4)
    C) Son > Mahrez ( And play DCL)

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Quite like A but don’t think Foden plays vs Southampton

    2. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Do you have KDB? Not A if you do, triple mid too much. B looks good but expect reduced mins for Mahrez, still worth it imo

  2. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Start Pope or Hendo?

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Pope

  3. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best defender up to 4.5 (except Burnley)only for the next two games?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Garcia

  4. CBS
      1 month, 10 days ago

      (using wildcard)
      A OR B?

      A:
      My team with Mahrez
      Pope (button)
      Saiss - Gomez - Alexander Arnold ( holgate, simpson)
      KDB - Mahrez - Bruno - martial - Salah
      Jiminez - Greenwood ( nikeath)

      B:
      My team with phoden:
      Pope ( button)
      Doherty - Robertson - Alexandor Arnold ( Holgate, simpson)
      KDB - Phoden - Bruno - martial - Salah
      Jiminez - Greenwood (connolly)

      1. gaz676
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B.

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just done Mount + DCL to Mahrez + Abraham.

      Sod it. If Abraham fails then he’s an easy switch to Ings.

    • Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looking at getting rid of Sarr. Im sure there is a haul around the corner but im losing patience. Quite keen on Foden obviously but would worry about mins. But quite like the look of Bowen? Been watching since he signed, and he looks impressive. Ultimate differential at 0.1% ownership! Anyone else?

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He's impressed me, though I don't trust West Ham to turn up regularly which limits his points potential. Direct and skilful player though and a decent punt.

    • Mo Mane No Problems
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Son to Mahrez? Yes or no?

        1. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yrs

        2. Ranger3
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not sure, Son can score against Everton, and next game is Bournmouth..

      • Whits
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Richarlison to Bowen for free?

        A - YES
        B- NO