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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. Sco
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    An absolute disasterclass from Mahrez so far today.

  2. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of a Dunne 1-pointer off the bench?

    1. Chhana
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      need this

  3. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Mahrez hangs onto the ball for FAR TOO LONG.

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    PLEASE REWARD THE FAITH AND SCORE BREWSTER!

  5. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Guys is Zouma is good replacement for Saiss?

    1. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

  6. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Should had put Dale Stephens as my 1st sub instead of Lamptey

  7. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Glad I didn't cap Sterling but bringing him in was a poor idea. No point taking him out now

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He could have had points on a different day.

      Still time...

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    As soon as I get rid of James he becomes nailed.

  9. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Not Mahrez's day

    Needed to 1 2

  10. djoker_nole
      4 months, 3 days ago

      KDB disgusted with Mahrez

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez never crosses does he? Pep first sub 81 min???

    • fr3d
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez wouldn't be a starter in any other top 10 team

    • yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Those celebrating team news you know Werner will come off the bench and score though right.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        It was always a possibility he’s benched. I sold Jimenez instead who blanked and Chelsea have nice fixtures after this week anyway.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Saiss and Werner benchings could be massive for potential rank boosts this week

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        For non owners of course

    • dshv
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If i remove sterling and Taa i will be rich. And then the rotations begin...

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Take the money and buy yourself a villa somewhere hot. Forget fantasy football.

        1. dshv
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          You are right

    • Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cancelo...how has looked? Seems to be starting the games...

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez is beyond daft with his decision making

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Such a selfish player

      2. ivantys
          4 months, 3 days ago

          He is always like this

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Worse at Leicester

      3. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Foden on yet?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yep

        2. ZLNR
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          81 mins he went on

          1. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Ramsdale must be careful with his legs now...

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Mahrez over Foden was a dreadful decision from the start and it showed

        1. ZLNR
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Agreed

      5. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        No mahrez no kdb no raz no foden no Werner and 6 points to from kilman.

        Is this finally the week for me?

      6. ivantys
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ramsdale on fire today

        • Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          There goes my Jimenez -> Werner plan for next week.

          1. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I’d rather Jimenez -> Martial if changing at all

        • COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Mahrez being disrespected a bit too much. Was City's 2nd best player last season.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Couldn't give a stuff about the past. He's a stupid player

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Why is he a "stupid player" ?
              Are you saying he's dim ?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Exactly that

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Rather a dim comment.

        • Chhana
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          A quartet of Zaha, Sterling, Salah & Son looks tasty... not so much niw

        • Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Time to sell Stirling?

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I think so.

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

            Probably. Until gw 10

          3. Chhana
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            once we do... he'll get a haul

          4. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 3 days ago

            GW10 is 2 weeks away, no point

          5. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            The Scottish football club?

          6. Easy Cheesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Sterling to fernandes for two weeks looks logical if no other fires

        • djoker_nole
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Ederson assist ruined

          • Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Kdb is such a flop.

            1. Shaw must go on
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Arguably the worst player of city squad!

          • AD2110
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Best Saiss replacement under 5.3m?

            Thinking Lamptey?

            Rest of defence below:
            Robbo, Chilwelll, Coufal, Mitchell

          • Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            City are an average side this season..

          • AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            No Werner is so annoying. Dunno if I’m Hoping for a no show (Soucek) or come on as early as possible

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Soucek could be good this week against a non existent central Liverpool defense.
              Regret starting Brewster over him