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. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    KANNNNNNEEE

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    He was on for 35 seconds. Wow

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

    Kane + Son going nowhere

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Kane > Vardy now

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      I might just do Bamford to Vardy and keep Kane.

  4. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Lo Celso is such a good player, him and Ndombele firing on full cylinders is just wow

  5. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Jesus, Ederson.

  6. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Ederson megged for the second time

  7. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Spurs are going to win the league.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      You would hope teams would wise up and sit deep vs Spurs.

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Kane assist means absolutely nothing with his EO

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Does if you dont own him

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Haha this

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      It does for those who sold him

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

      If in the top 10K

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    But...but..Spurs have rubbish fixtures

  10. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Ederson coming out and leaving two open goals. Both chances would have been dealt with by defenders. Pathetic.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      This

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      What defenders?

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Come on Son score another one

  12. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Please do ANYTHING Kevin

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Yellow?

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Most likely

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      He's looked decent

  13. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    As much as Edersons rushing out can be goal saving, they often result in unnecessary goals as well. Easy save that if he didn't rush out.

  14. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Ederson close your legs you muppet

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Spurs bench is actually potent

  16. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Fixture proof.

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

      City proof

  17. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Just like I predicted to spurs to win comfortably, absolutely great and Cancelo 1p secured, soon Sterling will get 1p too.

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

    Kane has been absolutely incredible this season. What a player.

    Needs a good manager like Jose to get the best out of him, but kudos to him for applying this different side to his game so well.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Best player in the league so far

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Amen

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Professionalism and attitude has got him this far, wonderful player

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    "Signing Cancelo a week before fixture swing can give FPL owners the edge"
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/11/20/signing-cancelo-a-week-before-fixture-swing-can-give-fpl-owners-the-edge/

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      It has. Edge of despair.

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      lol

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Push you to the edge

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

      Should have clarified, they meant cliff-edge.

    5. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      20 minutes left

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        What’s he gonna do? Score a hatrick

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

      Current 2 more than Lamptey

    7. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Signing someone to weak defense with tough fixture, its common sense that no advantage for such a stupid move

  20. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Bus and break is so effective against City.

  21. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Bit disappointed Salah being injured gave all the anti Spurs people an out on keeping Kane/Son tbh.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Yep. A lot more people would have sold to fund Bruno otherwise.

  22. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    More to come. They will destroy them on the counter now

  23. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Brutal for wildcarders.

    Was such a bad week to WC though...

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Hold on, time for Bruno to change the game

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Non-wildcarders bought Bruno too. 🙂

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Nothing will be worse than a GW3 wildcard. That week ruined thousands.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Checking in with 34

        1. Pavsboot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          Yep.... 35 lmao.

      2. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        I wildcarded on GW3: 42 points and a tiny green arrow (probably only cos my rank was already so bad). Set me up for some big green arrows since though. Definitely didn't ruin my season.

        Agree that this current week was a bad one for playing the WC, with all the injuries/COVID cases, and some dodgy fixtures (City vs Spurs a case in point). But the true impact of a WC has to be judged over a few weeks for sure.

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

        That was brutal

  24. On The Up
    • 11 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Magnus got rid of kane and son

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Casual

    2. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      true, terrible move

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

      Not great, but let's see how Bruno & Martial do first.

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

      Sacrifice pieces for the end game.

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Remember kids keep them together, Meg Nuts.

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Queen and Rook sacrifice.

  25. aborg
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    What the hell is Pep waiting to bring in Sterling !! They are two goals down ffs !

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Maybe he really is injured

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        I saw him warming up to come on though

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Mustn't be right.

  26. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Keeping Kane and Son was a good decision. Tough decisions to make now. Keep or sell?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Keep

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Keep.

    3. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Keeping Son but will sell Kame for Vardy

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Sell for kdb.
      Easy one for me
      Just think what people were saying after wba

    5. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      I'm just going to keep them. I reckon they'll still be better options over the next period but I can't count against Son/Kane in this form and I feel I'm simply better off targeting other positions to improve.

    6. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Just keep. They're getting the points.

    7. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Keep obviously!

    8. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Keep

  27. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next for Spurs. Another perfect game for them as Lampard plays his high defensive line, pressing, football.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Frank parked a bus against United.

  28. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Where are all those "morons wasted their wcs before this gw" posters?

  29. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Aguero coming soon

  30. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Come on kane assist Sonny now