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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. ivantys
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Can see Ziyech assisting Tammy so nobody getting points

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

        0.0 would be good!

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

      Lateriser's having a tough season

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

        Captaining Sterling when Salah/Son/Kane have those fixtures was just trying to be too clever though.

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

          Has to live up to the upside chasing name

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

            I know. But this week wasn’t the week to do it. Still time to go though.

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

            Surely upside chasing would be when the fixtures change, not when Salah/Kane and co also have a good fixture?

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

              Yeah. Last week was the week to do it, not this week. Surprising move tbh

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Downside-chasing

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

          😀

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

          Hahahaha

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

        He is miles behind and chasing.

        Your GW11 OR has a correlation coefficient of 0.8 with your final GW 38 OR.

        It is not perfect, but it is a good indicator.

        In FPL, you ned to get to be fairly highly ranked by GW11ish if you want to finish Top 10k. A by highly ranked I mean Top 500k. He is miles off.

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

          GW11 correlation coefficient my ass

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

            Google Marc Rubinstein and look for his twitter thread on it. He ran the maths on the correlation coefficients at each GW.

            Marc is a City hedge fund manager. The guy is smart and makes a hell of a lot of money out of using mathematics in his trading.

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

          Meh this is just untrue. Loads of people have been able to make top 10K even if they're at 1M OR with just 10 weeks left.

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

            Loads......

            How many is loads. 1000? 5000?

            The anecdotal evidence is strong on statements like that because people who achieve it brag about it on forums like this. You never hear about the guy who goes from 100k to 500k because who brags about crap performance.

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

              Well said.

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

              There are some. It's not as black and white as you make it seem. There is always a way to come back.

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

                I mean clearly it's a middle ground, your points don't contradict each other. Correlation is based on the majority and will be applicable to the majority. The 99th percentile climbing millions in rank due to triple captaining Antonio for 78 points don't change that. Anyone can be that guy, but most people won't be

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

                You've gone from saying 'loads' to 'some'. What you mean is a 'small minority'

                As I said, 0.80 does not mean a *perfect* correlation, but it does indicate how the start in FPL makes a significant difference

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              So what you're basically saying is you're more likely do well if you're already doing well. I don't think u need mathematical models for that.

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

                That's a simplistic way to look at things. A lot happens in the latter stages of a season, there is generally increased variance as teams get increasingly desperate/start visiting the beach, most experienced managers play they chips, etc.

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

            Rate your chances of beating last season's OR. I think 25%

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

        Man has Werner too...

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

        He speaks about adapting, now's the time to show it. Personally I wonder if his content-creating commitments and elevated status are affecting him. I think he needs to cut out the noise a bit and really refocus

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

          FPL General said the same happened to him last season, mentioned on his pod that he'd avoid that this season - working out very well for him so far.

    • CloudSky
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Foden and Gundo warming up.

    • Chhana
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      did JRod & Werner to Son & Werner... lucky me

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

        You'd be luckier with only one transfer

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

        You transfered Warner out then back in again ? Genius move.

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

          Sorry i meant Son & Ings

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

        Werner to Werner is a sideways move IMO

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

        still will only be fielding 10 players

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

        would be happy for Dunne cameo

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

      0 from saiss and foden and Burke and Mitchell injured!!!

      0 all round lads cheers

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

        Have the exact same 4. Big purge of my squad next GW.

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

        Same 4 here. Fun times.

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

      I’ve dodged James points like no other this year. Had him 2-5, whoops!

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

      Wish I had brought in Puli

    • ivantys
        4 months, 3 days ago

        City pulling a Wolves, 1-0s all the way

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        still better than Digne's -2...

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

        Knew I should have done sterling to mane.

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

        So I'm down to 8 players already in my starting 11 with Foden, Saiss and Werner benched... Wow!!

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

        GET IN!! McNeil starts

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

          Cool enjoy the 2 points

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

            Love it

      • ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Need one of Burke or Foden to come on otherwise it's ten men, go on lads get a cameo

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

          Same here. Very happy with my 1pt from Foden

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

        City trying to walk the ball in.

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

          The thing about Arsenal is...

      • PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        The people saying Chilwell would be dropped because he looked 'leggy', well that was really irresponsible. Luckily i ignored it.

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

          best to stay away from the boards in the final 24 hours before deadline. quality of this place has dropped tremendously around deadline.

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

        Sterling wtf. Just wtf

        1. ivantys
            4 months, 3 days ago

            He's trying to force an own goal so Mahrez doesn't get points

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ziyech

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

            Bless you.

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Thanks hun

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

            Well I kept Werner instead of Jimenez so not too bothered. Next week Chelsea will tear it up.

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

            Hamez to Ziyech for me this week...

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

          James could be a massive differential over the next 3. Nailed on and a bap monster. Might take set pieces of Chilwell too

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

            Nailed on?

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

            The nailed on part is doubtful

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

            "Nailed on"? Other than your usual trolling, how do you justify stuff like that?

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

              Touched a nerve I see

          4. El Magico5
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            He isnt nailed. Not in anyway shape or form and I'm and owner. Looking to get rid next week.

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

            Guess he isn't nailed on but has started the last 2 now

        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Glad I have 2 ft ...

        5. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Can't wait to get rid of Sterling. One of those ones it's like a weight lifted as soon as you click make transfers.

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

            Until he gets a hat trick in the next match.

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

              Doubtful.

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

            That’s how I feel about doing Buur to Kilman now

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

            Only the top goal scorer over last 12 months

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

              The last 12 months are utterly irrelevant when it comes to FPL.

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

          Foden sighting... My first points possibly!!!

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

            Same

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

          Foden in.

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

            Alright. Time for the late goal!

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

          Foden coming on

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

          Foden coming in

        10. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          So im gonna have 10 starters if Hamez doesn't play. None of my subs played 😛

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

            When* Hamez doesn't play

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Tomayto Tomahto

        11. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          A 10 minute hat trick would be nice Foden.

        12. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Who are you guys replacing Werner with ?

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

            Comical

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

            Just added Martial to my watch list - could be dropping to 8.7

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

          Everyone who wanted Foden on...

          He'll need to do something

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

          Has Sterling been subbed off yet?

        15. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Werner tears with 20% ownership

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

            Only dead teams though