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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. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What to change here? 2 free transfers.

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

    Button/Lamptey/Dallas/Gordon
    0.5 itb

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Jimenez and Wilson to Bamford and Werner?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Or Jimenez to Bamford, Gordon to Bowen

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

    Cancelo ridiculous baps. Kevin on for 0 baps 100%

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hes done extremely well last couple gws

  3. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane to Torres done,
    then DCL to Brewster the following week

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

      ...

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

      Nice

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

      I like it

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

      No love for Boufal?

    5. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Torres ferran is midfielder ? Not sure how you done it

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

        This

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Any reason not to do:

    Barnes > kdb for free?

    Fot 5m itb and already have salah son kane

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

      ask again at end of this GW

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

    Bilva is useless. If only they had someone on the bench who could do his job but better

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

      Foden waving

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

        He’ll get his chance today. Everybody will get their 1 point in the 86th minute

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

    Mahrez looks awful. Zero justification to start him over an in form Foden

  7. mb1983
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Was strongly considering Walker as a Digne replacement but went with Chilwell. Typical that Walkers scores, and after the debacle that was GW6 I'm fully expecting the double whammy of Chilwell being benched!

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      `Why bench him when he can come on for a 1-pointer?

  8. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I can afford any of these next week and to keep for a while, who would you pick?

    KDB
    Sterling
    Fernandes
    Rashford

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      6.5 ITB to upgrade Podence

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Same choices

      I’m thinking of getting Rashford and then get Aguero in gw 11

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I think I'll get KDB, got a feeling he destroys Liverpool again from no.10 role next week

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 3 days ago

          same

      3. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        All toss a coin for me.
        Im probably planning for a sterling rashford combo myself.

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

        Fernandes

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

      Is Saiss injured ?

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

        I don't think so

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

        No he's just shite

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

          Harsh

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

        As good as

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

        "Unfortunately" not,
        he is being dropped.

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

        Rested

    4. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Need a parting gift from Mahrez 🙁

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        If u have mahrez u might as well keep him becuase anybody with him is presumably just playing for funnn

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          😀

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

        Looks horrendous

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

      Sterling plays well but may get only 2 pts.

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

        can't get points from the touchline unfortunately

      2. ivantys
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Probably 3

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

        How's sterling playing?

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

          Best player on the pitch

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

          Very well. A return would send him into 2BP territory immediately.

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

          good but bad for fpl

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

            Typical.

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

          Looking sharp, owners unlucky so far

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

          Like a failed Lateriser captain 😉

          1. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            xD

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

          Well. But Sterling doesn't get points when he plays well. He gets them when others play well and he nicks their goals and assists.

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

        At this point even if Cancelo gets benched he'll be excellent value... difficult to justify him when Mendy and Zinchenko exist ffs

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Thats just not true

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

            Depends on how much he gets benched

        2. djoker_nole
            4 months, 3 days ago

            he is a better left back than mendy, zinchenko will start after a while tough

        3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          As a Salah owner but non-captainer, what should I hope for tonight? A blank?

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Think EO is around 88%

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

            An assist we will take

          3. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Anything less than your captain

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

          People going to rip up their squads to fit in a 11.5m player who most likely won't repeat last season's FPL points. Crazy!

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

            Bruno is only 10.5?

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

              Yeah, Bruno is 10.5

        5. Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Scenes on here when Chelsea line up is announce.

          Today the day I think Chilwell will benched for Alonso.

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

            Reece James more likely to start ahead of Alonso.

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

            Based on what?

          3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Alonso has not even made the bench since WBA game mate.
            If there is any chance then it will be Azpi LB,Reece RB

          4. ivantys
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Alonso's chelsea career is over

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

              The whole squad is tired. It's just a matter of wait and see. Very unlucky if he'd out, is usually nailed on as LB.

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

              He’ll be benched. I bought him in this week. Believe me when I say the curse is real this season.

            • korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              to repeat these announcements before each game.

            • Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              What is the evidence behind this piece of supreme wisdom ?

            • Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              No idea why people post utter drivel such as this.

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

            Mahrez or Bernardo off at HT please. Both have been ineffective

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

              Bernardo's playing?

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

            KDB's assist came from left back, people need to settle down a little

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

              It was a lucky assist. Goal scored from outside of the box too

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

                Non owner?

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

              KDB will be an essential pick come GW10. Wait and see.

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

            Disgraceful that Foden keeps getting benched over Mahrez

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Did fodem play ucl?

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

                Sub

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Wow pep really must think he has a long way to go still

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

                  He started and played 90 mins. Was always a good chance he’d be benched. Still happy to own him.

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

                Yes and he played incredibly well. Baffling he doesn't start when City were toothless against West Ham without him.

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Maybe pep wants to save him for pool. He was motom last time they played them

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

                    Pls dont say this.... Trappppp

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

            Sterling & Jimenez stinking up my team. This is a disaster GW

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

            any reliable chelsea itk accounts? Soo nervous about the line-up...

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              The only reliable itk seems to suggest chillwell starts

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

                Source?

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

                He isn’t reliable lol

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

                full line up?

            2. ivantys
                4 months, 3 days ago

                The rotation should be mostly for the attackers. I don't think he dares to tinker his defence.

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

                Only 25 mins to wait

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

                  Praying he starts

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

                    I think you’re safe personally, Alonso can’t defend

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

                Mendy
                James Silva Zouma Azpi
                Kante
                Havertz Kovacic
                Ziyech Abraham Pulisic

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

                  oh dear

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

              So Saiss and Foden benched. Mitchell out with injury.

              Given how the gw is going, won't be surprised if Werner is benched next! 🙄

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

              Hope Havertz does bits

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

                Read that as Havertz does bite

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

              Kdb's assist doesn't prove anything, it was a sideways pass, Walker made the goal. He's still a player than can return well, with or without doing sideways passes. As for the Foden dismay, you know this rotation happens. Live with it or don't get him in the first place. Good value for me.

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

                Well said

                Though KDB's playing well despite the assist, final ball a bit off but that's an easy fix for him

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

                People do not need proof, people love memories

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

                The moaners must be supremely dim when they know full well the rotation risks.

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

              Have Foden and Mahrez 🙁

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

                That's completely your fault. Foden I understand but Mahrez too is ridiculous

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

                I've been sticking with Mahrez but think I'll shake it up.

                Glad i got KDB back in.

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

              Oh boy. Brewster in as 3rd sub if Foden no show

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

                Let's hooe Brewster gets 60 me ns today!

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

                  Autocorrect failed 😉

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

              Surely Foden has to be getting a bit restless at City? He's their second best midfield option behind KDB and yet can't get a start against Sheffield United

              1. djoker_nole
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  He is not even top 4 , the bias on here is crazy sometimes

                • Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Pep is confident team will win without him

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

                  Standard rotation. Played 90 in the champions league. Pep clearly rates him, nothing surprising or unfair about his benching.

              2. Manani
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                chance of foden getting subbed in?

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

                  probably

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

                  75%

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

                  If it stays 1-0 by the 55th min I'd say it's pretty likely he gets a 30 minute run out

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

                  Apparently he's "under the weather" according to sam lee so who tf knows

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

                A) Coufal
                B) Masuaku

                Which is the better option?

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Masuaku with much better expected stats, but may lose his spot if Moyes switches to 4 at the back to include Benrahma,

                  Let's see what happens against Liverpool tonight.

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

                    Yeah true, thanks mate

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

                  I chose A

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

                  Masauka
                  Twice as good as Coufal in terms of mins per xGI

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

                  Take Coufal. I'm sick of picking defenders that aren't nailed on.

                  James and Saiss stinking up my team.

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

                    Yeah, I’m looking for a nailed defender myself

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

                Sterling looks sharp as hell.

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

                  A Sterling on form is an incredible FPL asset, braces and hat-tricks all over the place