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. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours 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
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      he also plays striker and CAM as well

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

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

          1. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 14 hours ago

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

    2. Vazza
        11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours 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
          11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 14 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          Dunno

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              Same

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 15 hours 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
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            maybe stop selling him? or stop buying him even

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. Lukakuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Still time to buy him before the final whistle

            2. james 101
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 15 hours ago

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

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 15 hours 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
              11 days, 14 hours ago

              Its been less than 10 GWs FFS

          4. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Son 9 : 10 Man.City

          5. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 15 hours ago

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

            1. kopite65
              • 6 Years
              11 days, 14 hours ago

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

            2. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 14 hours 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
              11 days, 14 hours ago

              Great to know, thanks guys!!

          6. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Anyone captained Son (c)?

          7. ivantys
              11 days, 15 hours ago

              Gundogan warming up instead of Kun

            • Vazza
                11 days, 15 hours ago

                Who is a better pick-

                A. Max Kilman
                B. Jamal Lewis

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Neither. Kilman has brutal fixtures and Lewis plays for Newcastle

                2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Relax

                  1. Vazza
                      11 days, 15 hours ago

                      Sorry mate 🙂

                      I’m already planning my wildcard

                      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        You have a whole week.

                3. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 15 hours ago

                  Salah EO 12% by the top 10k

                  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    30% own though.

                4. Vazza
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    Would you bring in Salah if wildcarding this week?

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 15 hours ago

                      I would not

                    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      11 days, 15 hours ago

                      Is he starting?

                    3. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      11 days, 15 hours ago

                      let this GW finish first...

                      Wait for news and pressers.

                    4. james 101
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Not this week maybe

                    5. JONALDINHO
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Wait for news and if he looks like starting yes

                  • aborg
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours 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
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      I transferred him out for Bruno this week

                      So, could be, yes!

                  • james 101
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 15 hours ago

                    Which player are you currently happiest you own?

                    Which player are you currently most unhappy you own?

                    1. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      A) Son
                      B) Podence

                    2. JONALDINHO
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Steer

                      Steer

                    3. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Werner, Bruno, Son, Chilwell, Ziyech

                      Mitchell, Dunne, basically my entire defence

                    4. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Probably Son

                      Probably Nyland as he's a permanent red flag now

                    5. KAALI_DAAL
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Son

                        Mitrovic

                      • mb1983
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Fernandes

                        Jimenez or TAA

                      • The Sociologist
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Happy to own Chilwell, Son, Calvert-Lewin

                        Unhappy to own C.Taylor, Salah, Mitchell

                      • kopite65
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Son
                        Robbo

                      • Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Son
                        Saiss

                      • ALI_G
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Son
                        Brewster

                      • james 101
                        • 8 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours 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
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Son

                        Sterling

                    6. Hybrid.power
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      City will score. Probably Sterling when he comes on

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Ye

                    7. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Dele Alli’s spurs career is over.

                      1. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        1. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          Yep. Not included in any squads.

                          Apparently he’s for sale in January

                          1. Lukakuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

                            Wish Arsenal would buy him lol

                    8. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      KDB has stopped passing to Mahrez.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Benching Foden for Mahrez is a criminal offense

                    9. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Seriously regretting no Fernandes

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Still time for kdb

                    10. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      11 days, 14 hours ago

                      Only one City player looks like scoring.

                      1. KAALI_DAAL
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          Laporte?

                      2. rnrd
                        • 6 Years
                        11 days, 14 hours ago

                        Kdb is everywhere, the guy’s volume is insane

                      3. KAALI_DAAL
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        • Hybrid.power
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          KDB is a beast

                          1. Giggs Boson
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours 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
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          1.06 xG at halftime, need about 4 to score

                        • ClassiX
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        • slavkob
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          How is that not a penalty?

                          1. Hybrid.power
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

                            What?

                            1. slavkob
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 14 hours ago

                              Sissoko hand ball

                        • Inazuma X1
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          KDB doesn't like Mahrez

                          1. slavkob
                            • 3 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        • ClassiX
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          City: 17 attempts on Goal
                          Spurs: 2

                          1. Giggs Boson
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

                            Typical Jose game.

                        • Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          Bring on Aguero!

                        • KGFC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          What the hell was that from Edersen?? 😮

                          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 11 Years
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

                            Did the job.

                            1. KGFC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        • BenDavies
                          • 7 Years
                          11 days, 14 hours 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
                          11 days, 14 hours ago

                          Nice one son you fool ffs

                        • KAALI_DAAL
                            11 days, 14 hours ago

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