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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. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone seen Ferran today?

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

      Not shopping in my town

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

      ?

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

    Has Brewster ever touched the ball?

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

      no service

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

      No but still better than McBernie

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

      One failed header, but not his fault, ball was too high.

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

        Are you sure it's not his fault for being too short?

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

      Had a header right in front of the goal.

      But it's not his game to come deep and get involved in play. He's up top waiting for a tap in.

      Being involved in the game doesn't really matter in FPL.

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

      Untouchable = season keeper

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Waste of space, get foden on

  4. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    How is KDB playing?

    Considering Salah > KDB in a few weeks to free up cash for upgrades elsewhere.

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

      Just missed a sitter

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd rather do Son to KDB. Spurs got a tough set of fixtures fron GW9 onwards.

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

    Sterling or Mahrez subbed off before 60'?

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

      Won't be Sterling

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

    Going forward

    A. KDB + Ings

    Or

    B. Aguero + Rashford

    1. ivantys
        4 months, 3 days ago

        A

      • stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        A, wouldn't be touching Aguero.

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

        B. but it's big if Aguero is available.

    2. Wicked Weapon
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Anything from Sterling ?

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

          Hugging the sideline

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

          They just don't pass to him when they counterattack.

        3. Wicked Weapon
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Took a risk and went with Sterling(c)

            So ofcourse he will get me 4pts

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

              Brought him in on wc last week, two blanks incoming.

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

          13 minutes till lineups

          1. Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Are we expecting surprises?

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

              Some rumors about Chilwell Werner Havertz

        5. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Just one goal (S)terling please

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

            Lateriser is that you?

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

              Did LR captain him?

              1. Joey Tribbiani
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  yea

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

              What does the S stand for? Sad?

              1. Wicked Weapon
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah probably

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

              Torres and Mahrez having poor games while Foden sits on the bench

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

                Typical Pep

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

                Torres has not had a poor game. But Mahrez yeah sorta.

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

                  He's been wasteful to say the least

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

                  Very wasteful

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

                    But he's getting chances and linking play well. Mahrez has just blasted the ball into row Z a few times.

            4. ivantys
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Surely city aren't scoring 1 goal 4 games straight

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

                  With Torres Bernardo and Mahrez on the field they are

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

                De Bruyne is getting clattered out there.. Pep take him off..

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

                Just bring in the defender playing Sheff Utd each week = guaranteed CS

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

                  Brewster goal incoming

                2. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Except when you have double Pool defence.

                3. ivantys
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Says Arsenal and Pool

                4. david31058
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  what was that website they mentioned in the scoutcast where you could find out your score if you left it as gw1

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

                    Game change

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

                    need this

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

                      297 pts as GW1, 347 now... GW 1 Captain is Auba, score will be very close if Cap is changed each week

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

                  Mahrez 60 mins

                  Phew 😀

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

                    If you're looking forward to a 2 pointer it's time to get rid

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

                      its 3!

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

                      He’s going this gw

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

                  Brewster 60 mins!! 🙂

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

                    Yesssss!!!! 😉

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

                    The season when you enjoy even getting one point though 🙁

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

                      I just hope I don’t regret starting him ahead of Soucek!

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

                  via Twitter:
                  Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Havertz, Kanté, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Pulisic.

                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    werner?

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

                      rested.

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

                      Very likely he would be rested this GW given him playing 90 midweek in Russia and Tammy being used vs. weaker teams

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

                        Wouldn't be much use against a deep compact Burnley side anyway. Target man much more useful.

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

                          Yep. Burnley too deep for Werner's style.
                          Wonder who on pens if that line-up is true

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

                          Giroud over Abraham then surely

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

                            Yep, but you know Lampard...

                            Tammy is very strong in the air anyway.

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

                    Looks right

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

                    Source where?

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

                    Werner dropped?

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

                      Rested not dropped

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

                    Warner sellers rejoice! Did Werner to Kane at the right time it seems

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

                    No Werner.

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

                    Woohoo Reece James starts!

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

                      Abraham to aim at too. I like this if it's real...

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

                    If that is correct line up (not saying that isn't) I won't go anywhere near Werner. 9.3 is too much for rotation risk.

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

                      It's called a rest

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

                        Kane rests in midweek.

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

                      He is not a rotation risk, but he has been playing twice a week for the last 3 weeks. Its normal he is rested.

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

                    Who is Twitter? Is he reliable?

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

                    James!

                  11. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    casuals with jorginho spewing....

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

                    OMG.... I knew Werner will be benched!!

                    Having an amazing week after Saiss, Foden and Mitchell. 😥

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

                    Link the tweet please

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

                      Link pls

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

                    Puli maybe on Pens

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

                    Havertz on pens

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

                  Foden to come on for 1 point inevitable

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

                    Will probably score when he comes on.

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

                  Just.One.Goal.Sterling.Please.

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

                    Unlikely. More likely to b subbed

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

                    This

                10. ivantys
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Ramsdale easy haul with Torres and Mahrez playing

                  • boc610
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    kdb way off it today

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

                    Why is KDb so bad on baps? Even with a goal he won't get 1.

                    1. ivantys
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Even Ramsdale has more than him

                      • boc610
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        because most of his passes have gone to players in red and white

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

                      Brewster is the King of the Gamweek atm.

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

                      Havertrick today?

                    4. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Wtf werner

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

                        What happened?

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

                          He's benched?

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

                            2 min to go the line up? rumour?

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

                      It's gotten to the point I'm praying for a Foden last minute cameo. I have no subs at all and will take 1 point xD

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

                        Same here and now even more when Werner is even supposedly benched!

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

                          I am on borderline 11 players too. What happened to us? Is this GW only?

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

                      Come on Sheff U steal a point

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

                      Just pull the trigger there Mahrez 🙁

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

                      Lord is off target 😮

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

                      Havertz on pens?