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

    Seeing kane play LB and CDM, should we keep Son over him for the next few though fixtures?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      he also plays striker and CAM as well

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

        Yeah, keeper's only position I've yet to see him

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          he's got a couple goal line clearances already this season to be fair...

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

            He'll probably be the manager after Jose gets fired on boxing day

    2. Vazza
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes. Son is an underpriced out and out striker for a top six side. What is there not to like?

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

        Kane will chip in with points, but if you're not captaining, he's expensive.

        Haven't considered selling Son for future transfers just yet, whereas I'm already eyeing Kane > Vardy.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thing is Vardy thrives against high lines. Dont see any high lines in his next few games

      • Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Son is a midfielder and was 1.5 cheaper at there original prices. He has always been the better pick in my eyes, which is why I have kept him and not got Kane.

    3. Vazza
        2 months, 4 days ago

        My gosh... How much I’ve missed FPL??!!!

        1. Epic ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Dunno

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Same

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Son is this seasons troll for me. Sold him 3 times. 3 times he makes me pay.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            maybe stop selling him? or stop buying him even

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              He’s dead to me now. Except when he scores. 😉

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

                Still time to buy him before the final whistle

            2. james 101
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I mean, if he stops selling him, he won’t really need to buy him...

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He's no troll.

            A troll is a player that maybe hauls two games in a row and then does nothing for 6 games.

            Son is consistent

          3. KAALI_DAAL
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Its been less than 10 GWs FFS

          4. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Son 9 : 10 Man.City

          5. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Any news about Wilson injury? Is he expected back next week?

            1. Gizzachance
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Heard he will be, Bruce didn’t wanna risk him this week

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

              Seems likely - Steve Bruce said he was very close to being ready just not 100% and didn't want to risk him this week with the number of games coming up.

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

              Great to know, thanks guys!!

          6. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Anyone captained Son (c)?

          7. ivantys
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Gundogan warming up instead of Kun

            • Vazza
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Who is a better pick-

                A. Max Kilman
                B. Jamal Lewis

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Neither. Kilman has brutal fixtures and Lewis plays for Newcastle

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

                  Relax

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Sorry mate 🙂

                      I’m already planning my wildcard

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

                        You have a whole week.

                3. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Salah EO 12% by the top 10k

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

                    30% own though.

                4. Vazza
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Would you bring in Salah if wildcarding this week?

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

                      I would not

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

                      Is he starting?

                    3. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      let this GW finish first...

                      Wait for news and pressers.

                    4. james 101
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Not this week maybe

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

                      Wait for news and if he looks like starting yes

                  • aborg
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Sterling ready to come on. By the way this season has been going he will probably score from a cameo!

                    1. james 101
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      I transferred him out for Bruno this week

                      So, could be, yes!

                  • james 101
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Which player are you currently happiest you own?

                    Which player are you currently most unhappy you own?

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

                      A) Son
                      B) Podence

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

                      Steer

                      Steer

                    3. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Werner, Bruno, Son, Chilwell, Ziyech

                      Mitchell, Dunne, basically my entire defence

                    4. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Probably Son

                      Probably Nyland as he's a permanent red flag now

                    5. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Son

                        Mitrovic

                      • mb1983
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Fernandes

                        Jimenez or TAA

                      • The Sociologist
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Happy to own Chilwell, Son, Calvert-Lewin

                        Unhappy to own C.Taylor, Salah, Mitchell

                      • Gizzachance
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Son
                        Robbo

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

                        Son
                        Saiss

                      • ALI_G
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Son
                        Brewster

                      • james 101
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Son dominating responses.

                        Interesting as quite a few said they’d drop him this week

                        I’ve not been tempted to personally, though I went Sterling to Bruno simply based on output (actual points scored)

                      • 1zverGGadeM
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Son

                        Sterling

                    6. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      City will score. Probably Sterling when he comes on

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

                        Ye

                    7. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Dele Alli’s spurs career is over.

                      1. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Wow. He's a player I totally forgot about. Jose forgot too.

                        1. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Yep. Not included in any squads.

                          Apparently he’s for sale in January

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

                            Wish Arsenal would buy him lol

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

                      KDB has stopped passing to Mahrez.

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

                        Benching Foden for Mahrez is a criminal offense

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

                      Seriously regretting no Fernandes

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

                        Still time for kdb

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

                      Only one City player looks like scoring.

                      1. KAALI_DAAL
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Laporte?

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

                        Kdb is everywhere, the guy’s volume is insane

                      3. KAALI_DAAL
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Still hopeful that Dier will give me a cheeky clean sheet this GW

                        • Hybrid.power
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          KDB is a beast

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

                            It would be great if he picked up some points to show for it.

                            He's doing a Lamptey...

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

                          1.06 xG at halftime, need about 4 to score

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

                          Toby puts the boot in (to Laporte...)

                        • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          How is that not a penalty?

                          1. Hybrid.power
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            What?

                            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 4 days ago

                              Sissoko hand ball

                        • Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          KDB doesn't like Mahrez

                          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Niether does Riyad like him. Mahrez is just too selfish to like.

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

                          City: 17 attempts on Goal
                          Spurs: 2

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

                            Typical Jose game.

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

                          Bring on Aguero!

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

                          What the hell was that from Edersen?? 😮

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

                            Did the job.

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

                              More like Son did him a favor with his poor touch... A bit better and could have been another one

                        • BenDavies
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 4 days ago

                          Could've easily been a Son G Kane A if Son didn't mess up his first touch

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

                          Nice one son you fool ffs

                        • KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 4 days ago

                            Ederson was about to make the same mistake he did on first goal.