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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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, 6 days ago

          Fair point mate! Cheers

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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)

      • 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

      • 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, 6 days ago

          A for AWB

      • RED_ARMY
        • 4 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

      • 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

      • 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.

      • 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, 6 days ago

            no one

        2. 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, 6 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

          2. 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, 6 days ago

              Anyone?

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

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

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

              Mason imo. Well that’s how I went.

          4. 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, 6 days ago

              I got ASM. Will swap to foden next week.

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

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

          5. 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, 6 days ago

              Good!

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

              Yes it is.

            3. Reg83
                1 month, 6 days ago

                66 i got (14 from bb)

            4. 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, 6 days ago

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

            5. Reg83
                1 month, 6 days ago

                anyone c on taa next week?

              • Reg83
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  too many captain options

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

                  reckon kdb is benched

                • ManUnitedComeBack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 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+)

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

                      i did b but with 3 transfers for -4

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

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

                        1. Reg83
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            i did rashford bergwijn (dont ask) saka

                            to mahrez pulisic greenwood

                            1. Purse83
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 6 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!

                    • FantasyHero
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 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

                    • Cech's Magic Hat
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 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)