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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Clear handball

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Clear as night

      • BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hand of the son of God.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Brilliant use of var

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      VAR ftw

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How is that handball lol joke

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Because it hits his arm

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Marginal and not clear from the replays they showed

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Looked pretty clear to me

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Marginal and not clear are really subjective words. Whats marginal and not clear to one person is quite clear for another

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        what are you watching

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          silly me forgot to never feed the troll

      3. Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Jesus controlled the ball with his hand, not allowed

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      you never could control the ball with your arm even before VAR

    6. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hand ball! No goal!

        Eric Diers clean sheet remains guys!!!!!!

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Dream on

        2. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Dier the GOAT

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        What happened to Bernardo Silva? Had a great season 2 years ago but has really gone downhill since

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Luxury player who scores when your 2-0 up and goes missing on the big occasion

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe. Pressing and controlling possession seemed to be his strong points but not so much anymore.

        2. Rligudfootiemanager
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes I’ve never understood the decline

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Laporte is a better finisher than Sterling 😆

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Pretty sure he has a better goal conversion rate than Salah as well.

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Not a hand ball. you've been swayed by the commentators.

          1. 4-4-who?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Agreed

          2. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Off his arm, onto chest. Consistent with some of the hand-ball penalties they have awarded earlier in the season. Very clear and honestly not very controversial at all.

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Absolutely no point in VAR, it is a bad joke

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            That was a demonstration of why VAR is required. Correct decision

        4. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          The comments on this site by the posters are mercurial in nature. Take Hojbjerg for instance: Last week I saw comments clearly bashing me, people were wondering what exactly he offers to this spurs team. On game later, he is the transformational engine in this spurs team.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            it took him about 2 or 3 weeks to gel, but he's been immense for Mou. His new Matic.

          2. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Dude...just breathe

          3. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Who's commenting about Hojbjerg?

          4. Manani
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            that's football fans in a nutshell. Overrated/useless in 1 game, score a penalty and he's world class

        5. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Son winning goal BPS intact 😎

        6. Manani
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          i think is a handball, but is ridicolous that that part of arm can be counted as offside but if you score/control with that it counts as a foul.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I don't think that's the case - it struck him below the sleeve from what I saw and that part of the arm can't be offside.

        7. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Not easy to build up the midfield now. Too many candidates.

        8. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Will Sterling come from bench ?

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I wouldn't bet against it.

          2. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Yes for 1p for owners

        9. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Son the furthest forward for Spurs, based on the average position map that Sky just put up on screen.

        10. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Cancelo playing centre midfield lol

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            David Silva role.

          2. mookie
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            City fullbacks are doing that since Pep took over. Even Zabaleta did it...

        11. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A) Saiss > Cancelo/Dias
          B) Son > KDB
          C) Both(-4)

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
          Bruno Son Grealish Zaha
          Kane DCL Bamford

          steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

        12. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Not watching, how do KDB & Cancelo look?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Haven’t seen Cancelo get forward much at all to be honest

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cancelo very advanced. KDB usual form. Promising.

          3. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Good and meh

          4. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            KDB as effective as Fernandinho going forward the way City play at the moment

        13. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thank god for regulon, mahrez would be completely rinsing Davies 1 on 1

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Anyone LB would eat Mahrez he's crap

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Mahrez is amazing, easily one of Cities best players. When in form, one of the best in the league.
                Look how he was for Leicester, his talent is scary

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Not gonna win anything with him in the team. He's way too slow on the ball. Have a feeling he was only bought to weaken Leicester.

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Imagine thinking it was a legit goal, 2 deflections, even the City players knew outside Rodrigo.

            • Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Seeing the amount of people that removed Son for a hit was amusing tbh. Have you not seen the documentary, this man is the heart and soul of this team...

            • ivantys
                2 months, 6 days ago

                And the wait for city to 'explode' goes on 😛

              • Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Anyone here captain Son?

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  I was very close, but went with DCL in the end, he has Fulham, could be a hatti

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Fart did

                3. Van der Faart
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Yes

                4. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  very close but finnally gone Bruno due to crowds

              • Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Should we buy Son back now?

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  You sold him?

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  The rest are selling for KDB

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

                  No but I did see a couple of people doing it or suggesting it. Fair play to them.

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Fail reply to Ogie

                4. Van der Faart
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  I captained him. Why would you get rid lol

                5. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Yes he is essential as it comes, shouldn’t have gotten rid

                6. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Next week seems tough, but would definitely want him for Arsenal
                  He's the most advanced player in the team

                7. THE KING CANTONA
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Not yet. Give one or two GWs for the new player(s) you bought in. 🙂

                  1. Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    I'm not gonna sell Ziyech too soon. I'm just wondering if maybe I should switch to 3-5-2 and have Son instead of Kane

                    1. THE KING CANTONA
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      I would keep Kane considering the advantage of being a penalty taker and not loosing a FT for sideways transfer.

              • FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Hopefully not a lot of Fernandes owners got Son. Need another goal from him and/or Kane

                1. Doctor Evil
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Got both and Mane

                2. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  The above combination is owned by 3204 managers (32.04%) in the Top10k
                  Would have been lower if not for the Salah COVID news

              • TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Amusingly I’ve held son for all his blanks, captained him for 2 blanks and missed 2 previous hauls and today’s.

                Wonderful

                1. Manani
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  that's part of the 'Son experience'

              • diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Mahrez getting owned by Reguilon so far.

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Mahrez struggling big-time so far this season.

              • el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Great bit of defending there.

              • Vazza
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Thoughts on this wildcard team

                  McCarthy
                  Coufal Zouma Targett
                  Salah Son KDB Grealish JRod
                  Vardy DCL
                  Bench: Forster Lewis Brewster Fodder

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    No liverpool?

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Not enough Sterling

                  3. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    No Chilwell, start again.

                  4. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Zouma to Chilwell