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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Had lined up a Son>Sterling for next week.
    Have KDB already.

    Thinking il hold and instead do Jim>Vardy/Martial.

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bad top post.Apologies

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How dare you

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        why do people apologize for top posts ffs you literally can't control where you are

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          This and what is good or bad post?

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Your post is bad

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              So be it

              1. fantasyfog
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                That's better 😉

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  You only comment on bad posts?

  2. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who can beat me this week? 2 from 8. 😀

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No way, surely thats impossible, are you including hits?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        -12. Got 14 including bonus.

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          well that's a bit silly, not sure why you took a -12 at this stage of the season

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Took a -16 a couple of game weeks back and rose about 800k. Got 88 pre hit so 72. Would have got 61 with previous squad. Sometimes it works sometimes not.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thoink it’s from 7

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes 7. Still shocking though. Oh well here’s to next week.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Chin up.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Live by the sword die by the sword.

  3. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Here is a famous Man U v WBA game from when West Brom were good. Hopefully a repeat tonight with a Bruno hatrick.
    Longer versions are available.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdqre2b3inQ

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno hatty maybe. West score 5? More chance of growing a second c0ck

  4. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    LMS safety score up to 6 with current bonus.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bugger. 2 from 8. Think it’s curtains for me this week.

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Fixtures over form casuals absolutely btfo. Deserved

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      fixture is for captaincy, form everything else

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

    Been planning to get this power mid all season and now finally have it for next week as long as nobody gets injured

    Grealish Salah KDB Son Bruno

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Grealish debatable

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Because he blanked today?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          4/5 are Captain option Grealish is not...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Agreed, but VFM he’s amazing

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        62 from 9 games at less than 8m. Bargain.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Zaha 54 from 8 so at a similar level, both talisman, but not premium level..

    2. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks like you’re destroying your team alright.

      1. Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Just got rid of Kane and Robbo and Biss for Bamford KDB and Lampty

  7. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    As an owner of Foden I'm happy to see him cover KdB+Sterling so well

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      We're ignoring the fact that City are yet to hit the ground running this season aren't we.
      I'm getting Cancelo this GW and will wait for a GW to decide who to get KDB or Raz or go for Salah Mane double up.

  8. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    At the moment there are 30 midfeilders with more points than KDB

    Is he really a must from gw10 onwards? City just not scoring enough to justify spending 11.6m on KDB

    Especially at the expense of Son whos on fire this season despite tough fixtures which he excels in

    1. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son stays anyways. You're getting KDB in at the expense of Hamez/Ziyech and a decent defence.

    2. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've been planning son to kdb. But just don't think it makes sense....

      May look to move kane on. To vardy or risk kun

      Going without city for their run of fixtures is scary even with their lack of form

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yh Kane seems to drop deep while Son is more advanced against tough oppositions

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Aguero will change things once he is fully fit.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not worried about rotation with Jesus?

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I don’t understand it. KDB could have hauled in every game this season so far except tonight. We know he’s a quality player who over performs his stats. City have had hard fixtures so far and plenty of injuries. With the fixtures they have coming up and the players back from injury he’s a must for me

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not a must have when likes od Son Bruno Ziyech and Grealish are in better form

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Be proactive not reactive

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Main decision for GW10, plan was C but now thinking B. Thoughts?
    A. Son > KDB [C]
    B. Kane > Vardy [C]
    C. Son + Kane > KDB + Vardy [C] (-4)

  10. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    So now that Son just scored, no one wants to sell him anymore?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still on the card to sell for KDB

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He went from being part of a -8 to being season keeper for Gudjohnsen

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Will see how rashford looks, as Soton game would suit him..

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It's strange because (presumably) they all knew Spurs players weren't going to suddenly stop scoring? The point was that the terrible fixtures would reduce the amount of goals they would likely score over that run.

      Unless you wrongly thought Son would stop being good entirely, a single goal shouldn't really change your thinking.

  11. F4L
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What was Ederson doing for the goal. Turned a shot on the edge of the box under pressure, into a one on one.

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He's made an awful lot of mistakes after the few seasons.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        *over the last few seasons

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He has, it goes under the radar because he makes good reflex saves, but his positioning is lacking.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He just loves rushing players to try and win the ball. So foolish.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He does that always but gets away because Pep & City are darling of press.

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Edersons positioning is one of the worst in the division, his blushes are saved coz of the club he plays for

  12. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What should the handball law actually be?
    - Anything about it being deliberate is doomed to fail because referees can't read minds
    - Anything about natural positions and silhouettes is too subjective
    - Any blanket rule that gives handball in every case of a ball hitting an arm would result in too many crappy penalties due to crosses hitting defenders arms from a yard away

    What is the solution?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      There isn't one. You decide what the least worst option is and go with that.

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The pre-VAR position, just without getting rid of VAR itself. If I was a player I'd consider wearing a straitjacket.

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      if you gain a obvious advantage. Jesus did. If the ball hit Jesus thigh/mid-drift first then I think the goal would've stood.

    4. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You take away VAR and let refereres make a reasonable decision

  13. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    so people WC just to sell the likes of Son.
    lol

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't think anyone was doing that

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        everyone that WC sold Son and Kane. Everyone.

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bunch of noobs

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They dont realize so called tough fixtures perfectly suita Son on the counter.

      1. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        They also saw Son miss that chance last week that my son could have have scored, and he doesn't play football...

  14. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Son's goal was literally the type of goal we were talking about for the past 2 weeks lol literally exposing a high line

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You need to get out more

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Big talk for a guy who claims to be a sexy monkey

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Here we have a Son seller in the wild

      3. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Also, replying with this on a FPL forum is hilarious

  15. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Missed the first half, what has been the eye test. Son scored I know, how was Kane doing etc?

    Cheers

    Russ

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Spurs not really that attacking. Very much smash and grab and now City struggling to break down Spurs' defence.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks mate

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

      Defending well

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kane looks good tbh but is everywhere except the penalty area. Son making a lot of runs for Kane but City completely dominating though.

  16. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any rumors about United lineup?

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      De Gea starts

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ole still looking like an over cooked pumpkin

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

      Son has scored 9 goals this season.

      Man City have scored 10.

      People are selling Son for City midfielders.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Madness isn't it. Son is simply class, can do it against anyone

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It s time for turnaround. Have Son but think im selling for Sterling. Also have WC to take back Spurs assets.

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Brilliant lol. Hope the sellers stick around for 2nd half for further punishment administration

      4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        City will turn it around

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

          Agree, but Son is also good. That's why I'm going big in midfield. Want all the things...

          KDB Bruno Rashford Son Ziyech my current 5. But looking to do Bruno -> Sterling soon for the double City. Then Liverpool mids in GW12...

      5. Vazza
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Haha!!!

        • Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          WTF
          Awesome stat

      6. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bernardo Silva is such a fraud. Terrible player.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not what he was a couple of seasons ago

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He is to football what you are to football forums.

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Obsessed.

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ah back with that nonsense again or are you speaking about your obsession with posting utter crap ?

              1. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Casual detected.

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  What on earth are you on about ? Your lack of intelligence knows no limits.

      7. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        is Son ➡ KDB still a way to go..?

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 1 day ago

            No, although KDB will be essential over the next month or so. Find another route to bring him in.

        2. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Son. Why you do me like this

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Martial(c) may save your GW

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You just know that Villa will be turning in to bit of a trap with all those lush fixtures 🙂

        4. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Rashford not starting, Martial plays left wing.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sauce?

            1. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Bechamel

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Very nice

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

            Camzy with the Jota (C) or a Rashy cameo then.

          4. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Not sure if Rashy made the bench, Cavani plays striker

          5. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cavani starting?

          6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Good I have son vc

          7. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Reported & ban please 😉

          8. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ban!

        5. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone else fall into the Barkley trap on WC this week? Jeez he was good, done me like a kipper in record time!

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            *puts hand up briefly*

          2. Epic ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I took him out this week.

            1. MikeBravo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              He was my third Villa player, with Grealish and Watkins. I made that space for him in the team by taking out Konsa...

        6. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Get Phil on!

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Slight problem there

        7. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hate when you buy cans of beer from the shop and dont notice there is little dirt all around the rim, so disgusting. Got to clean every can in the sink

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Serious issues to deal with I see

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

              lol i dont want to wash my beer!

              1. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Glass perhaps..

          2. Vazza
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Is your comment somehow relevant to FPL?

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

                yes ofc im washing and drinking my beer as i watch the game, its an integral part

              2. lespaul
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                at least he/she didn't post it 5 times

            • Epic ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nothing worse than tasting a dirty rim.

              1. ‘Tis the Season
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hahaha :-p

              2. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                😆

              3. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                lmao

              4. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                It's fine if you clean it in the sink.

                1. Gnu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Aye, but take the dishes out first.

          3. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Is N.Williams or Phillips worth getting in for lamptey?

          4. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Jesus handball... Again!

          5. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Jesus will be playing rugby at this rate

          6. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I need another goal from Son and a brace from Kane.

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

              Dont bet on that

          7. Troll hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Selling Son for Bruno was a mistake with hindsight for me. But basically I made early transfer to catch Bruno price rise, and only injury to him or Salah were the risks taken. I didn't consider it to be risk too high and this is a game. This time it didn't go well, but the damage is still unknown.

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Fernandes hasn't even played yet.

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Selling Son for Bruno was perfectly fine...

            3. Gizzachance
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Eh? As mentioned previously Bruno hasn’t even played !
              Who’s your cap?
              Forget price rise worry, it’s about points, if you did it to gain a 0.1 on Bruno , not for his potential pts , then can’t complain
              I brought Bruno in (c) for salah, for hopefully pts, not price rise

              1. Troll hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Would have been Salah to Bruno, and now I started Targett instead of Son.