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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. Babelcopter
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son & Davis -> Mahrez & Foden for free?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nice

    2. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm going Son => Mahrez and getting Foden post inevitable benching!

  2. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sterling thinks the next season starts today. Did anyone sort out their FPL team yet? What price is Foden?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No CL means same

  3. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any reason not to do son to mahrez ?

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I just did

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son out scored Mahrez?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good 🙂

    3. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm on that train

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Let's all fail together 😀

  4. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Grealish -> ASM now

    Salah -> Sterling next week?

    Cheers!

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who would you rather have this week Mahrez or Pulisic?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pulisic

  6. Reg83
    1 month, 6 days ago

    bergwijn (worst punt ever), rashford & saka

    to greenwood, pulisic & mahrez for -4?

    yes?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would

  7. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Salah played full.match, worth removing him for a City mid? Liverpoo on holiday as well it seems. Just nervous its AVL at home but 14mn is lot of.funds

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chill
      Just an off day
      All big guns will start IMO
      From there onwards, it's all guesswork

    2. Andy Ftw
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why City mid would you get?

      Liverpool on holiday after playing their toughest league game of the whole season? Possibly but wouldn't base it on this performance alone.

    3. Pat Bonner
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No chance I’d get rid! More chance your city mid is rotated. Liverpool will play a strong team...villa are in a relegation battle and they’ve just been battered 4-0

  8. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    All in on people roulette next week.

    Patricio
    Doherty, TAA, Maguire
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Mahrez (C)
    Jesus, Jiminez, Greenwood

  9. Pat Bonner
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How’s this team looking for next gw?

    Pope
    Taa Gomez boly
    Mahrez kdb Bruno salah
    Jimenez rashford Greenwood

    McCarthy Lacelles Egan mooy

    Cash for mooy to Foden next gw

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why mooy is so deep on bench ?
      Promote him

      1. Pat Bonner
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Fair point mate! Cheers

  10. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Jesus worth a punt still?

    Not convinced that Sterling will be played most games as false 9 surely?

    1. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't think you'll get much love for Jesus on here (or from me)

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He wasn’t great today. I’m taking the plunge regardless, need to do something different

  11. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son to
    A) Pulisic
    B) Mahrez

    1. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Neither, keep him

  12. Purse83
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Evening guys, thoughts welcome:

    A) Saka to Foden (for free)

    or

    B) Son & Saka for Mahrez & Pulisic (-4)

  13. Lindelol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martial + Rashford to Salah + Greenwood for -4 madness?

    1. Purse83
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Madness for me - Utd are flying, have great fixtures and you have the two guaranteed starting strikers.

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

        Had two captain fails in a row - so Salah could be a good captain choice. Should I just captain Mane then?

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

  14. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which transfer should I do?

    a) Basham --> Maguire / AWB

    b) Doucoure --> Antonio

    If it helps, I own Egan too

    1. Brendan95
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A for AWB

  15. RED_ARMY
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son + Saiss to Mahrez + Mendy for -4?

    1. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm on Son => Mahrez, but not sure Saiss => Mendy is best use of funds

  16. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any chance of price changes on Son, AWB, Mahrez, Lascelles, I'm drunk and have 0.1 margin for:

    Son + Lascelles => Mahrez + AWB

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Re-post
    What to do? 0.5 ITB.

    Allison
    Trent Doherty Justin
    KDB (C) Martial Bruno Foden Son
    Rashy Jimenez

    .McCarthy,Lascelles,DCL,Lundy.

  18. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who would you bench out of these?
    A)Mane
    B)Son
    C)Pulisic
    D)Greenwood

    1. Reg83
      1 month, 5 days ago

      no one

  19. Brendan95
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Appreciate any thoughts on what to do here

    2FT 1.4ITB

    Martinez/Martin
    Doherty/Saiss/AWB/Aurier/Lascelles
    Mane/KBD/Son/Bruno/Saka
    Jimi/Rash/DCL

    A: Use 2FT
    DCL/Saka > Pulisic/Nketiah(bench)

    B: Use my FH now as a lot of my players have tough fixtures
    Wolves vs Arsenal
    Spurs vs Everton

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why would you see Arsenal game as tough one for Wolves?

      1. Brendan95
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'm thinking that the chances of Doherty or Martinez getting a clean sheet could be pretty low.

        Do you think the 2FT are worth it to save the FH

        team for next week would be

        Martinez
        Doherty AWB Aurier
        Bruno KDB Mane Son Pulisic
        Rashford Jiminez

        Martin Lascelles Nketiah Saiss

        and would still have 1.2ITB

  20. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anywhere I can find the presser schedule for tomorrow?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Anyone?

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Giroud vs WAT(H) or Greenwood vs BOU(H)

    1. sminkypinky
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Mason imo. Well that’s how I went.

  22. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pretty set on Grealish -> ASM but not seeing him in many/any teams? Great form, Newcastle playing well, half-decent fixtures? Or better to go with Foden who presumably wont start next GW?

    Cheers

    1. sminkypinky
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I got ASM. Will swap to foden next week.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers. I was thinking Salah -> Sterling next week.

  23. sminkypinky
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    69 all out with Jimmy cap and no Auba is very decent I guess.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Good!

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes it is.

    3. Reg83
      1 month, 5 days ago

      66 i got (14 from bb)

  24. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Reckon Antonio is still safe and nailed ahead of Haller?

    Would love to punt on him at 6.9

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes, I think Haller (if fit) would play with Antonio rather than instead of him.

  25. Reg83
    1 month, 5 days ago

    anyone c on taa next week?

  26. Reg83
    1 month, 5 days ago

    too many captain options

    a. bruno
    b. mane
    c. taa
    d. mahrez
    e. pulisic

    reckon kdb is benched

  27. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pope Martin
    Doherty AWB TAA ?????? Kiko
    Mahrez D.Silva ?????? Martial Pulisic
    Kane Jimenez ??????

    A) VVD + Foden + Rashford (bench Foden in 33+)
    B) Ritchie + Bruno + Ings (bench Ings in 33+)
    C) VVD + Bruno + Deeney (bench Deeney in 33+)

  28. Purse83
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Reposting as can’t decide. Thoughts welcome please guys:

    A) Saka to Foden (for free)

    or

    B) Son & Saka for Mahrez & Pulisic (-4)

    1. Reg83
      1 month, 5 days ago

      i did b but with 3 transfers for -4

      1. Purse83
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Likewise - already did Deeney (don’t ask) to Greenwood

        1. Reg83
          1 month, 5 days ago

          i did rashford bergwijn (dont ask) saka

          to mahrez pulisic greenwood

          1. Purse83
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hahahahaha similar stories and strangely you’re (I’m assuming) born the same year as me and my sons name is Reggie so how can I not! Cheers!

  29. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Figuring out my free hit team. How does this look?
    Pope Martinez
    TAA Zivchenko Azpi lescallas 3.9
    Mane martial fernandes minamino mahrez
    Jesus rashford nketiah

  30. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    To bring in a defender for rest of season, is there any better option than AWB?
    (might want the 3rd utd spot for Martial)