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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Torres goal?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Nope. Saved

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      First I’ve seen of it

  2. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    What position is KDB playing?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pretty deep, when he’s on edge of box he’s been playing through balls to the wingers

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      not a good one

  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Kdb playing the “assist the asssiter” role

  4. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Another 5 hours till the first FPL relevant game of the day...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Burnley Chelsea super-relevant..

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        LOL 😆

  5. Chhana
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Sterling fail

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Injured?

      1. Chhana
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        naaah I'm waiting for 'too early' comment

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      It's literally 20 mins in :/

  6. djoker_nole
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Laporte will be an excellent differential

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pukki goal, owners in heaven

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        45 GWs and wrong league but I'll take it.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Love to see it

    • Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Torres and Ait-Nouri both players I've had eyes on and high hopes for from the start of the season. Might now be the time they both get regular game time? V.attractive options if so. Torres in particular.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        No room for Torres when Aguero/Jesus return

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          True. But when will that be?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            in a couple of weeks

    • dopellganger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Guaita Steer
      Chilwell Saiss * Dunne * Mitchel Justin
      Salah Son Zaha Grealish Reed
      Dcl Kane Jimenez

      1.7 itb 1 ft

      A) Dunne - Coufal
      B) Saiss+Jimenez - Werner + 1 def
      C)Wait and see for Saiss
      D)Guaita - Martinez/ Mendy?

      I need some advice here plz!

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Is KDB playing like Ngolo Kante?

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        More like a Pogba

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Someone get Taggart, there's been a murdah!

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        more like Makelele 😉

      3. MarcusAurelius
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        He’s slotted perfectly into Fernandinho’s position

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          This is absolute BS and I don't know why we always get this nonsense about KDB 'playing CDM' etc.

          As an objective view, looks to me like he is on the right of a midfield three. But can turn up anywhere on the field as usual with him.

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            There you go. Was out on the left there, getting an assist.

    • The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I was on Mitchell to Cancelo all week then did Jorg to Foden I was swayed a bit by Scout picks

      I am kicking myself _ always trust your instincts is a lesson I should learn

      1. Cojiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        I always fail to learn that lesson

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        For me scout picks are now just a useful reference of who not to pick

        1. The Reptile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          You're right mate, they get it wrong so often

        2. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Chelsea to concede v Burnley then

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      KDB is dead as a FPL option 🙁

    • ivantys
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Sheffield playing 6 defenders and 2 DM. Glad I convinced myself not to cap Sterling.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 27 days ago

          We'll see if you're still glad in an hour

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 27 days ago

              I'll be happy whatever score he gets tbh. I'm just done captaining players against teams who park bus.

        2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          SHU always turn up against big teams

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            theyve got the points in the bag pretty much

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            So why have they turned up today?

        3. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          SHU improving lately.. notba walkover anymore

        4. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Anyone plan to go with 0 City players?

          Need to lose Kane to get some of their players,dont think its smart to cover their attack with 1.6 goals per game till now.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Don't think you've seen their fixtures from gw10

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Have seen it,think Kane + Grealish can match KDB/Sterling + 6.3m forward.

              Value tied up will be problem too,need to see big City improvement to sell Kane

          2. Joey Tribbiani
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Im hoping good fixtures -> form, so probs 1 of kdb, raz or kun

            • djoker_nole
                3 months, 27 days ago

                So you will wait till the average goes up and they have bad fixtures again?

              • Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                fixtures are too good

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Its becoming increasingly apparent that Fraudiola's City was just carried by the likes of David Silva and Kompany

            • Chhana
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Sterling Assist ruined by Tirres

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Ramsdale on fire after I finally sell him WTF

              1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Lol same 🙁

              2. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Me as well.

            • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              What a save

            • Dantedrama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Torres misses sterling assist

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Ramsale saves ticking up nicely

            • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              City growing into the game now

            • Takedog1
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Torres in for foden?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 27 days ago

                lol

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Not sideways?

            • The Reptile
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Cancelo getting the crosses in.... I def should have got him

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 27 days ago

                until he gets rotated next week

                1. The Reptile
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Yes there's always that but I think he'll get a clean sheet and an assist today to rub my face in it..

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Mahrez always looks like a square peg in a round hole when playing for City.

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Rich mans Perez

              2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                His days at Leicester were elite

            • Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              City's attacking not looking at their fluent best yet, but neither are Liverpool, Chelsea or Man U

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Walker Goal

              2. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                ??? Creating plenty against 8 man defence.

              3. Nikolai Volkoff
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Need City scoring 2+ goals per match to make their assets more attractive

            • Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Good day!
              Have a pretty solid situation for next week, but with 2 FTs, i have to spend at least one, any advice on where?

              Martinez
              TAA/Chilwell/Coufal
              Salah/Son/Pulisic/Grealish
              Wilson/DCL/Jimenez

              Button/Lamptey/Dallas/Gordon
              0.5 itb

            • Chhana
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Walker Goal

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              WALKER GOAL WOW