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

    Can Sterling stop hugging the touchline ffs

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Thats his position..

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

        left touchline is it?

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

      He’s better away from the action out there

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I hate position that he plays

      1. jwong23
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Don't put him in your team then

  2. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    KDB freekick chance now

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Don't understand Wilder's love for McBurnie. A forward who isn't that good at holding the ball up and has a terrible scoring record. Much better to put Burke in, sit really deep and try to use the pace of Burke and Brewster over the top on the counter.

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

      He is shocking... i had him last year when SHU had a DGW...

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He's actually very good at holding up the ball.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        But not much else.

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Disagreed. He is not useful for anything

  4. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone?

    So I was already thinking about getting KDB back in... how do I bring him in here? Or do I wait for a few GW's.

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Boufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - Son - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
    Kane - DCL - Jimmy

    1.3m itb, 1FT?

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

      Wait two weeks. Something like Trent Podence and Jimmy to Chilwell, KDB and Bamford/Antonio

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Exactly my plan man

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

      Downgrade Kane. Then podence/Zaha to Kdb

  5. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling playing good. Guess it will be a 2 pointer and another red arrow. Will never get anything here

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    shu improving imo, can see them getting the 3 pts

    every man city player fail

  7. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    KDB SOT worth a few baps

  8. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Im hiding behind the sofa everytime KdB gets the ball.

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    KDB the long forgotten elite asset

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't say forgotten - a lot of people took a few weeks out after injury, then form/fixtures though. Hope he comes through if you kept him

  10. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    RIP Sean Connery

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yep, sad news indeed - Finding Forrester is one of his lesser known movies - worth a watch

  11. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    When I watch Sterling play honestly I don't see him scoring like ever. How he manages to score 20 goals per season is unbelievable. FPL wise, KDB seems like a better option atm imo.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Tap-ins i.e. right place at the right time.

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He's further out today than usual... I think

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

      funny how 10 minutes ago people were calling KDB dead as an fpl option

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Really depends on tactics and available players

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

      Torres looks like more likely to tap in from open play.

  12. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This guy Fernando Torres for City could be decent punt for the fixtures

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

      Where does he fit in when Aguero returns? Bench

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He'll play

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Def MF though?

  13. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Already done Saiss > Boufal...

    Would you do Kane > Bamford & Podence > KDB for a -4?

    Or wait another week and do it for free? Already own Son & Jimmy.

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

      Wait another week

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

      2 games played this GW and you've already used an FT for next GW? wtf

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

        Yeah i was always planning on moving Saiss out after this week, no point waiting! Still got 1FT and probably gonna roll it again this week.

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

          No point in doing the transfer early. Half your team could still get injured

        2. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          And if Coufal gets injured later?

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Selling Kane already?

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

        Nah, just can't see a way of getting KDB without one of Son/Kane going, and their fixtures take a turn in a few weeks!

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yes in a few weeks. Can somewhat understand Saiss, but Kane/Son out now? Madness I tell ya with WBA up next 🙂

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

      Look forward to Boufal's red card later then

  14. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Foden isn't coming on is he?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I hope he does not.

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

      Foden will likely come on for one of Bilva, Mahrez or Torres in 2nd half

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He'll come on for Torres and go left, Sterling false 9

  15. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Sterling has been superb so far. Owners unlucky

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

      Ha

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

        Not even a joke. Instrumental in opening up Sheffield for the first goal. Get some glasses

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes. So frustrating.

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

      hard to watch as a captainer

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

      Twinkle toes

      ... Will Torres score tho?

    5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      His position is so hard to watch as an owner

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

      Your not "unlucky" for owning a LWB that costs 11.5 and doesnt get clean sheet points

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

        You're not unlucky to have misspelled your

  16. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Enough of this Foden dilemma. Going Foden + Podence + TAA to Bruno + Coufal + Bissouma

  17. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Cancelo new BPS Magnet?

  18. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    How come there're no comments like:

    "KDB's playing defense"
    "KDB the new CB"

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

      Because he has an assist so nothing to moan or jibe about

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He is not highly owned that's why

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

      Patience my good friend

  19. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    A bit too high cross for Brewster 🙁

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

    Which is the best option?

    A) Coufal
    B) Masuaku

    1. BlzE_94
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      I went for B

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

  21. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Torres can’t hit a barn door, can he?

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      yup

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

      On his day, he can.

  22. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane -> De Bruyne soon?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Kane > Bruno for me

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'd rather captain Son than Kane so having him is a bit pointless imho. KDB better value in this case imho.

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

      Can’t see Kane going City no

      1. Dexters Laboratory
          4 months, 3 days ago

          ?

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah this is my plan anyway. Kane/Foden to Antonio (Or Bamford/Wilson)/KDB

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

        Seems cruel on Foden that Mahrez is ahead of him in Pep's thoughts

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Its inane more than cruel. And Pep wonders why talented City youth leave to find more playing time.

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

        Brewster looking any good lads?

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Looking like a benchable 4.5

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

              Damn

        2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          One Kdb assist and people already selling Kane for him? Madness this community

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Check fixtures

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

              Form > Fixtures

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

            Comedy

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

            Must be joking 🙂 Or they are players who are looking to be in top 1 million first time ever.

        3. The Frenchie
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Pick one:

          A) De Bruyne
          B) Bruno Fernanees

          Take off one:

          A) Grealish
          B) James Rodriguez

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

            B x2

        4. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          News on Chilwell? I need him to play, three 0s in defense otherwise 🙁

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

            You'll find out in 45 mins

        5. Differentiator
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No-one serious is contemplating selling Kane

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

            On a gw9 WC yes

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

            Casuals

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

          How many minutes for Foden?

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            1 I hope

          2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            19

          3. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            30 ish I guess, Mahrez looking shaky

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

            28

          5. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I'll take 30 minutes as I can't see a half time sub being made by Pep in this game

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

            45

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

          Which one do I get rid off first?

          Foden or Podence?

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

            Pod