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

    City holding on for the points

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

    Filthy stuff

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

    Lordstram chance

  4. ivantys
      4 months, 3 days ago

      damn it lundstram so close

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

      Mahrez isn't very smart is he

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

      Big Lundstram chance

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

      Lord miss, above the bar.

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

      Brewster misses a one on one, was offside anyway

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

      Brewster misses 1-on-1

      Then flagged offside

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

      Werner not even in squad

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

        Nvm, saw him

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

          Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Havertz, Ziyech, Abraham, Puligod

      2. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Niiiiiiiiiiice

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

        How did you see he wasn’t playing before the lineup, I can see anything on twitter earlier than 2pm?

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

      Werner officially benched

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

      How’s Brewster looking?

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

        Super apparently given it’s City

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

        Nothing special, but it's City they're playing anyway.

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

        No service can't really do much. Just hit an offside opportunity straight at the goalkeeper though

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

      I thought brewster was a clinical finisher

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

        Ederson was better

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

        Offside

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

          Still a bad finish though

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

      Get Foden on!!##

    • BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Someone update me on lockdown in the UK, what's going on?

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

        Football.

        Lockdown on Monday for a month?

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

        BJ addressing the nation at 4pm

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

        Likely to get announced on Monday. Its almost certainly going to happen.

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Jeez i knew that Werner could get a rest.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      NO WERNER OR JORGINHO

      Casuals look away NOWW!

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

        casuals blown away...

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

      Brewster big chance missed

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

      No Werner

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

      Chilwell..

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

        Is he starting please tell me he is

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

          Yes he is

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

      CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Burnley: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount, Ziyech, Abraham.
      Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Jorginho, Werner, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta.

      BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Chelsea: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Stephens, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood.
      Subs: Peacock-Frrell, Dunne, Richardson, Brady, Rodriguez, Vydra, Thompson.

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

        Ta!

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

        Get in

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

        Chilly check.. Taylor and stephens check too.. really needed both of them to start to cover Saiss and Hamez... 😀

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

        Love this Chelsea team.

        Kante Havertz Mount in a 433 I presume. Excited to see how that does. Also James overlapping Ziyech on the right is going to cause so many problems...

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

          Agree GB

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

        Zouma looks nailed

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

        Stephens starts too. Get in

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

        Imagine Chilwell on pens

    • PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Really thought Sterling would be in the points this GW after his midweek form. Nearly captained too.

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

        I'm so disappointed getting nothing from him both this and last week.

        1. PogChamp
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          IKR. Had all season but will probably sell now.

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

            I would keep vs Liverpool, then him to Rashford maybe.

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

        Only saving grace that we didn't. Time to get rid?

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

      Getting closer...

      C'mon Sheffield!

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

        1.1 incoming??

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

      Brewster kind of disappointed me

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

        He had a one on one, but Ederson saved it.

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

      No Werner CHE 0 BUR 0

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

      Out of interest, when the flag stays down but the player would have been offside, but the shot is saved and play is waved on.... is that recoded as a shot on target?

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

        It's a good question

    • AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Chilwell & Mendy double up..now just to pay off xD

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

      Oh James. only starts or gets CS when hes not in my team.

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

      @Camzy. Foden warming up

    • That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Who else dropped James before last game? Going to go on a little tear isn’t he?

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

        I kept him and played him. Let's hope he delivers!

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          +1 to this