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.

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,561 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why Kun, Sterling and Foden are still on bench?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Good question.

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Jesus and Torres were not quite effective, obvious changes. But Mahrez came out first.

  2. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is de Bruyne playing well? Is anyone else reconsidering their planned moves for next week of son and kane our to bring in de Bruyne and Watkins/Antonio

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He’s been ok actually. I’ll be keeping

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I brought KDB in for next few fixtures, not today's. So I'm gonna wait. At least until Salah is confirmed back.

    3. Utopsis
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kept enough itb to bring him in next week. Still doing the same bar injury /red card

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Spurs still have the best player in the world on the bench

      1. The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Davies?

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      3 - Lloris (29)
      2 - Son (28)
      1 - Ndombele (23)

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sterling and foden on

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bout time.

    7. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Almost Cancelo assist is Jesus controlled that better. Close....

    8. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Looks like jumping on City & Villa for the fixture swing for those that played their WC was not the way to go ... this game can be a cruel cruel mistress at times

      1. Pavsboot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        To be fair City really aren't in form atm so expecting them to beat Spurs is a bit silly. I still think they'll do alright over the next few but maybe they won't be smashing teams.

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        City's fixture swing hasn't even started yet. Villa will be on and off. But definetely worth it with those fixtures

    9. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ouch Foden & Sterling cameo

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nice

    10. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pep not making subs until the 75th minute. Sinking with the ship.

    11. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Foden coming on for his one pointer

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Gerrin. Every point counts.

    12. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I seem to recall two whole weeks of change Son and Kane because of fixtures...

      How many did?

    13. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      WEST BROM TEAM NEWS
      Team to play Manchester United: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Ivanovic, Townsend, Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, Pereira, Grant.
      Subs: Button, O’Shea, Harper, Krovinovic, Phillips, Robinson, Robson-Kanu.

      MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS
      Team to play West Brom: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Fred, Mata, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford.
      Subs: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Williams, Van de Beek, McTominay, James, Cavani.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Let's go Bruno. I know everyone has him, but I'd love a good captaincy haul.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Nice one thx

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Cheers

      3. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        C Rashford go mate

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Will Telles take some set pieces?

      5. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That WBA team is terrible.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          So is the United team

      6. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Is it handball if the ball hits Ivanovic's zimmerframe?

      7. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          :thumbsup:

      8. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rashford starts. Boom. That lad trolling on the previous page should be punished probably

    14. The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      People getting rid of Kane and Son because of fixtures is like getting rid of Salah because of fixtures. They are fixture proof

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Suddenly
        What was the case after wba though?

    15. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rashfoooord

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yesssss

    16. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sterling and Foden. Sterling goal incoming

    17. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sterling, Foden 1 pointers running in, comes better with every minute.

    18. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rashford check
      Bruno Captain check

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Same plus Telles check!!

    19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Another fake news saying rashford was out

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Camzy in dreamland.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I hope not - Lamptey first on bench

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        CNN story?

    20. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Son to Ziyexch for -4 managers where are you

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Did Podence to Ziyech -4 🙁

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          You can still be hopeful for podence RC

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        May well be doing the same thing in reverse next week for another hit.

      3. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Me! Captained Ziyech too.

    21. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Finally Sterling on. Let’s see

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah gamechanger

    22. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This game basically guarantees Foden and Sterling starts against Burnley and Fulham. This starting XI did nothing today.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If only that was true

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'd be really surprised if Sterling doesn't start the next game

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He will yes in midweek

    23. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Honestly think silva and mahrez should be dropped for good both trash who only show up Against small teams

      1. 4-4-who?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        What an ill informed point o view

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ok not mahrez, b Silva certainly

    24. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Everyone talking like Kane is on 15 points.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Seller by any chance?

        1. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I have him but moving to Vardy this week. 1 assist no bonus and people going crazy like he scored a hattrick

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        only 1 pen away from 12 points

    25. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Rashford & Bruno (C) let’s go

    26. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think I will reassess which City player to buy.
      Kane & Son going nowhere 🙂

    27. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Why is Torres still on the pitch?

    28. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What time will Bale come on for his 1 pointer and coc block Konsa from coming off the bench for me?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'm not sure they want to throw away a comfortable lead by subbing on Bale (gain).

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hopefully for me sake Hazz.

        2. Underdogs11
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yes. It would be quite un-Mourinhou-esqe.

        3. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Bale isnt needed, Moura came on.

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Rashford pulling off Sterling's international break trick, must have learnt from him

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Aurier bullying sterling

        • Chhana
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sterling C, Son VC :'(

          1. 4-4-who?
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I have Sterling but so frustrating to watch him this season - not sure he is a keeper right now. Why captain him?

          2. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            madness