Dugout Discussion

Sterling, Foden and Aguero on Man City bench for trip to Spurs

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m), Phil Foden (£6.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) are named on the bench as Manchester City visit Tottenham Hotspur.

The Englishman was dealing with a calf injury during the international break, so his lack of involvement in the starting XI is less damaging to Fantasy Premier League managers than it usually would be.

Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) are handed the wide-forward roles in Pep Guardiola’s 4-3-3 system, either side of Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m), who has scored in both of his Premier League starts this season.

However, his days as a reliable asset may already be coming to a close, considering Aguero’s return to full fitness.

The Argentinian has been missing since the Gameweek 6 draw at West Ham and, named on the bench tonight, is sure to complicate predictions of Manchester City line-ups once more.

There has been rekindled interest in Guardiola’s defence in recent weeks, João Cancelo (£5.5m) and Ruben Dias (£5.5m) at the heart of that – both of them starting in Gameweek 9.

There will be plenty of eyes on the Spurs line-up too, of course, as Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) remain hugely popular Fantasy assets, and both start for Jose Mourinho’s side.

In fact, only Bruno Fernandes (£10.7m) has been captained by more top 10k managers than Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Reguilón, Dier, Alderweireld, Aurier; Højbjerg, Sissoko; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, B Silva; Torres, Jesus, Mahrez.

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1,561 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Olson
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Who?

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Jackett in !!!!!!

  2. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    When did Spurs sign Rondon?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Joe Rodon is not Rondon

  3. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Barkley hammy bad news for Grealish owners?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Yep

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Indeed

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Grealish average points per game with Barkley: 9.8
      Overall points per game without Barkley: 4.0

    4. Olson
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      All villa attack

    5. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Who knows, not enough sample

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        no but the eye test tells you what Barkley does and how it effects them to lose him. It's a disaster basically.

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Villa not being that good a bigger one

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Two weeks craving real football.

    Two games and my gameweek in tatters

    1. doher.ty
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        2 points from 3 and I’m sure Son is about to punish me

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          13 from 5

          Son to Ziyech guarantees son double digits.

          1. doher.ty
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              It is what it is, this week was always going to be a mess lol

          2. Plant Based Footballer
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Negative points is kind of silly. We already get punished with 0 points and a suspension, too.

        2. Lukakuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Haha feel the same way

      • F4L
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Nice attacking line up for City, goals in this for Spurs.

      • wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Unlucky Watkins owners.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Grealish is the Pen taker

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Watkins was holding the ball

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Woah, did not see that, sorry, I thought villa had a shout for a pen but wasnt given

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 18 hours ago

                As a Grealish owner I was furious Watkins had it then laughed when overturned

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Watkins is

          3. MidTableFantasy
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            I dunno... Ollie had the ball at the spot :/

          4. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Watkins is and you didn't watch the game.Watkins had the ball in his hands.

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              I was watching some of it mr wulf

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 17 hours ago

                Ok mr Qaiss.

          5. doher.ty
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Grealish isn’t the pen taker though

          6. F4L
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            would have been very jammy, Watkins had a poor game today

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Standard game

        2. Il Capitano
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Yes

          • HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Owning Lamptey is tough. Benched him once this season (he scored). Red card today. Yet he looks great. FML.

            1. doher.ty
                11 days, 18 hours ago

                He should have had 2-3 assist. Put in on a plate for Lallana 8 yards out smh

              • Jack Burton
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 18 hours ago

                He is my guilty pleasure this season

                1. doher.ty
                    11 days, 18 hours ago

                    Same

              • Il Capitano
                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                  Reply fail to FR3D

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                  Defender transfer booked in the with Lamptey out. Probably hello Chilwell - or maybe Cancelo

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 18 hours ago

                    Just bench

                    1. Top Lad Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 18 hours ago

                      Oh I will, but my other 2 options to play instead are Saiss and Mitchell - so probably Saiss to Chilwell/Cancelo

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 17 hours ago

                        I see

                  2. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                    Castagne v Fulham perhaps?

                • Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                  Villa projected goals for season based on GW1-8: 97

                  hahahaha haha. Watkins

                  1. doher.ty
                      11 days, 18 hours ago

                      Strange post

                  2. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 18 hours ago

                    Punish those sellers now Son and Kane!

                    1. doher.ty
                        11 days, 18 hours ago

                        I sold Son, fully expecting a huge haul from him

                      • Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 18 hours ago

                        This oneeeeee

                      • No Salah
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 17 hours ago

                        +1

                    2. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 18 hours ago

                      Half the team played. On single figures. Right, Foden to save the day.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 17 hours ago

                        Ouch

                      2. No Salah
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 17 hours ago

                        Ok, who’s gonna tell him?

                      3. doher.ty
                          11 days, 17 hours ago

                          Uh oh

                        • Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          11 days, 17 hours ago

                          He can grab 2 goals in his 9 min cameo. I'm optimistic

                      4. F4L
                        • 5 Years
                        11 days, 18 hours ago

                        Grealish spent all day just falling over today. Not surprised he's always the most fouled, such a diver.

                        1. doher.ty
                            11 days, 18 hours ago

                            Lol stop

                            1. F4L
                              • 5 Years
                              11 days, 18 hours ago

                              It pisses me off though, look at his reaction to the Lamptey second yellow. Lamptey barely touches him and Grealish gets up ready to fight like he's been blind sided ffs.

                              1. doher.ty
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  I’m not saying that he doesn’t exaggerate at times but the dude is clipped, nicked, and pushed almost every time he touches the ball. Very similar to Hazard during his tenure in the EPL. He definitely could be stronger on his feet at times but I’m sure he’s just fed up having to run through all these tackles.

                            2. wulfranian
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 18 hours ago

                              After three games with England he was tired and out of ideas.

                              1. F4L
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                was just marked out of the game by a team happy to sit deep.

                                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                  • 10 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  will happen alot

                                  1. F4L
                                    • 5 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    meh, Brighton took it to the extreme today, especially by putting White in midfield for the second half.

                            3. mynameisq
                              • 7 Years
                              11 days, 18 hours ago

                              There wasn't a single dive, clueless

                              1. F4L
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 17 hours ago

                                of course there was, hardly any of the fouls against him would know you off your feet.

                                1. F4L
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  *knock

                            4. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 17 hours ago

                              I can’t put him in my team ; only he and Lamela are too digusting to ever endorse

                          • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                            • 6 Years
                            11 days, 18 hours ago

                            Why did I pick Raheem damn it

                            1. doher.ty
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                He was flagged so always a minor chance he misses out but still unlucky

                            2. Nanoelektronicar
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              11 days, 18 hours ago

                              With 2 points from 3 in this game, I think the red arrow this week is inevitable.

                              1. doher.ty
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Just the start, this was a tough GW

                                  1. Nanoelektronicar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    11 days, 18 hours ago

                                    There are so many players getting the points. And when your gk and third/fourth mid don't score, you're practically behind. Bamford and Zaha could punish me big time now.

                              2. Top Lad Dakes.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                A lovely 3pts from 3 lol.

                                Cheering on Son, Kane, Bruno(c) tonight now

                              3. Destroyer of teams
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                Hows she looking for next gameweek?

                                Martinez
                                Lampty Chillwell Bellerin/ Mitchell Kilman

                                KDB Son Grealish Mane Bruno

                                DCL Bamford / Brewster

                                1. Top Lad Dakes.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Lamptey's.... banned otherwise fine

                              4. Frucke
                                • 5 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                0 points frn 2. Is that good?

                                1. Frucke
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  From

                                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Depends who’s on the bench to come in

                                  1. Frucke
                                    • 5 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Its grealish and lamptey

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 3 Years
                                      11 days, 17 hours ago

                                      Oh....

                                      1. Frucke
                                        • 5 Years
                                        11 days, 17 hours ago

                                        🙁

                                3. potatoace
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Better than 3 from 4

                                  1. Frucke
                                    • 5 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    I feel for you fpl-brother from another mother

                              5. Hattrick Harry
                                • 1 Year
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                Spurs has chance now when Bale is benched, also nice to see Torres again in starting 11.

                              6. Make United Great Again
                                • 8 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                Son Kane Rashford Bruno(C)

                                Save my gameweek.

                                1. No Salah
                                  • 3 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  LOL! That’s my team!

                              7. smix
                                • 4 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                At this rate Vardy & Bruno will definitely fail. Talked up so much this GW !

                              8. Destroyer of teams
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 18 hours ago

                                Didn’t see the game, how long Lampty out for? Was it a straight red?

                                1. Forza
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 18 hours ago

                                  Second yellow, 1 game out.

                                2. F4L
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  just miss Liverpool

                              9. Willmissudimitrypayet
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 17 hours ago

                                Too much with Watkins + Grealish if Barkley is out? In that case, who to bring in? 1,7 ITB

                              10. Brosstan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                11 days, 17 hours ago

                                Did people really play Lamptey over Matty Targett?

                                1. Stormbringer22
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  I play Lamptey every game and regret it most of the games.

                                2. diesel001
                                  • 4 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  LOL. Weren't you complaining about Targett about 75 mins ago?

                              11. smix
                                • 4 Years
                                11 days, 17 hours ago

                                Spurs 3, City 0 pls ! Hattrick to Son with Kane assits

                              12. Inazuma X1
                                • 3 Years
                                11 days, 17 hours ago

                                Press: How ready are you?

                                Jose: We're not as ready as Sterling. He was resting all week.

                                Lol

                                1. Noah’s Ark
                                  • 8 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Clown. Just focus on your own team and getting them ready.

                                  1. doher.ty
                                      11 days, 17 hours ago

                                      Salty much

                                  2. Brosstan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Mou is based, Raz is cringe

                                2. Sun Jihai
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Fouls won this season:

                                  1) Grealish 36
                                  2) Mane 27
                                  3) Zaha 24
                                  4) ASM = Lamptey = Konsa 22

                                  I don't think FPL give bonus for this, but Grealish would be a bonus monster if so!

                                3. Noah’s Ark
                                  • 8 Years
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Punish the sellers Kane and Son

                                4. Stormbringer22
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 17 hours ago

                                  Have Kane, Son, Cancelo, and KDB (C). The entire week hinges on this game for me.

                                  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 11 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Just the 1st 3 for me. KDB quiet please.

                                    1. Stormbringer22
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      11 days, 17 hours ago

                                      KDB goal and assist please:D

                                  2. Lindelol
                                    • 2 Years
                                    11 days, 17 hours ago

                                    hoping for Rodri 1-1 Ndombele