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Foden benched for second consecutive Premier League match

Phil Foden (£6.6m) finds himself on the Manchester City bench for the second time in two Gameweeks as his side travels to face Sheffield United.

Despite coming into Gameweek 7 as the Citizens’ top option for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target this season, Foden will have hope for an impact substitute role again.

That said, the England international did the job last time out, coming onto score and register six points in a 1-1 draw with West Ham in Gameweek 6.

And, of course, this back-to-back benching is sure to slightly sure up his chances of start in Gameweek 8, although you never can tell with Pep Guardiola.

The two most popular Fantasy asset in Manchester City’s squad is in the starting line-up though, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) lining up in central midfield.

At 7.3% ownership, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) remains something of a differential, despite averaging 5.8 points per game this season.

The Englishman is joined the front-three by Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and it will be interesting to see if he occupies the false-nine position again with Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) still both out injured.

Pre-match reports suggest that Torres could be leading the line, as he did against Marseilles, which might benefit Sterling better, considering his ability to cause problems in wide areas.

Guardiola confirmed the Spaniard is occupying the striker role in his pre-match comments.

Meanwhile, Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) starts up-front for Sheffield United again. It has only taken him attracting 6.8% ownership to be the Blades’ most fashionable option for Gameweek 7.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Stevens, Egan, Basham; Lowe, Osborn, Ampadu, Berge, Baldock; Brewster, McBurnie.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne; Torres, B Silva, Mahrez; Sterling.

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1,117 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I could do Sterling and Barkley to Mane and Harrison for free. Do it or don't?

  2. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    4 from 3 ugh zaha,jimi,foden and this drip drip of matches is just crap ...

  3. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    What's the deal with Gareth Bale btw? Haven't been paying attention to Spurs news. Likely to start any time soon?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Was awful at Madrid the last two seasons and continuing that form for Spurs.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Too early to say for Spurs I reckon - could be a phoenix from the ashes 😉 Let's wait and see before we commit based on nout!

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bald fraud figured out it seems. City needs to move the ball quicker

  5. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Whichever Lateriser Captain this week , that player will not score its simple as that 🙂

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Sterling

    2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He is a legend no doubt about it .. but this season he is way off the form ( Like Sterling ) xD

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        It's not a predictable start - there are no experts 😉

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      perks of getting a spotlight

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Murphy's law

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          That is the central conceit and elephant in the room of this entire site. Hyping the whole fantasy football game into an 'industry' (please) and then anointing people (or many anointing themselves) as 'pros'.

          It's utterly ridiculous and a massive case of charlatanism.

          Frauds.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I like you

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            You make good points

          3. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            You should start a YouTube channel

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Not another one! 😉

          4. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I take it you like this forum though (or else you wouldn't be on here)? I agree with your points, but like the debate that occurs from time to time

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I come on here for team news and inside stuff, which can be useful. And I would like to have the odd decent debate when there's something worth talking about. But filtering out the worthwhile conversations from the dross is a pretty hard, sadly.

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Yep, it's been mentioned my many people in the past that multi-filtering would be a good idea. Unfortunately that hasn't come to pass.

                What has come to pass is a plethora of articles promoting questionable 3rd party betting sites.

                We seem to be heading to a 'rope a dope' scenario

          5. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            There's plenty of truth to that and some so called pros get by on absolute twoddle, but when you look at the records of the likes of Mark Sutherns and Lateriser, multiple season finishing in the top hundreds does prove they know what they are on about.

  6. ivantys
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Basing off fixtures being easy isn't even useful anymore as most of the easy teams are parking bus.

      1. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Southampton, Leeds, Brighton and Villa could have been classed as easy/captainable fixtures and they don’t seem to Park the bus.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Yeah I'm currently on 9 teams who do that and those 4 aren't part of them.

      2. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Only own Chilwell from the first 3 games so feels like a good start with the Jimenez, Zaha, Sterling, Foden blanks.

        Which is more reliable for price changes? FPLstatistics or FFFix?

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          FPLstats

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Thanks. Saiss is -50% on there and +40 on Fix so was a little confused.

            1. Blzbobuk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              It’s plus 50 and plus 40 not much price action at the moment as people wait for the games. Price won’t change for a few days on Saiss so wait to see other games.

        2. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          What I like on fix is the hourly rate of change

        3. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Nobody has sterling.

      3. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Liverpool next week for Sterling and Foden. Should be lot of goals in that game!

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          0-0 incoming

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Mitchell & Dunne on my bench sounds like a comedy duo. With Saiss, it is actually a comedy duo 🙂

      5. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ok didn't see the game so need some help. Time to get rid of Sterling?
        Who for if so?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Salah

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Or Mane if funds don’t permit

        2. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I am working out how to get city assets in for gw10 so probably not but 2 tough fixtures incoming... Could get on fernandes or Rashford early. Surely not your top issue in your team.

        3. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          KDB

      6. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I was hoping Reece James would complete the set of rotation risk defenders not playing this week to see if a rough with the smooth could have 5 non playing defenders.

      7. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What's the issue with Werner ? Is lampard trying to look bad again?

      8. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        werner starts

        Pulisic injured in warm up

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Really?

        2. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          ?????? Is this true?????

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            yes werner in

            Pulisic injured but not confirmed what the injury is

            1. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              What a lucky day as an owner. But. Werner against deep Burnley defence is not optimal.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                That can't be true surely ?

        3. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Lol rediulous

        4. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I brought hm in for Podence. Ziyech was my first choice but I let myself be convinced he was a big risk of not starting, should have gone with my gut and I'd have those sweet Ziyech points rather than a Taylor 1 pointer off the bench. Sigh.

      9. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Do people on here seriously expect their players to start all 38 games?

        1. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Lots have gone for get all the cash on the pitch so depends on strategy. A Mitchell/Kilman being rotated should be fine - a Reece James/Saiss needs a better bench and a person who doesn’t get frustrated. I am fine with Christmas rotation but I dropped podence for zaha(didn’t work out this week) as he gets subbed and looks more rotatable.

      10. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thoughts on Zaha vs. Grealish for the next few?

        - Think Zaha edges it on fixtures (LEE, BUR, NEW, WBA vs. ARS, BHA, WHU, NEW)
        - Villa almost certainly a better team (14 shots per game vs. 8 for Palace)
        - Zaha on pens, Grealish unknown
        - Zaha higher xG and xGI, but Grealish better in terms of chance creation
        - Zaha involved in 75% of Palace goals this season vs. Grealish 50% (but
        - Both the same price, but Zaha close to rising

        Seems really borderline to me

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          If Grealish on pens then him easily, if not then I’d say Grealish just still

      11. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Pulisic injured in the warm up, Werner on the bench #CFC #BURCHE

      12. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Getting injured in warmup you really have to be made of glass...

        1. Blzbobuk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Weetabix legs

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Good description 🙂

      13. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Hamez > Pulisic (-4) damn...

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Did the same move in Fanteam. At least I did Podence to Puli for free in the normal one, still hurts mind.

      14. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Zaha or Grealish for next 3 GWs?