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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. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Why Kun, Sterling and Foden are still on bench?

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

      Good question.

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

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

  2. Super Nashwan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours 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
      11 days, 15 hours ago

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

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours 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
      11 days, 15 hours ago

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

      1. The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Davies?

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

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

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

      Sterling and foden on

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

        Bout time.

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

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

    8. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours 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
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Ouch Foden & Sterling cameo

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Nice

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

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

    11. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Foden coming on for his one pointer

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

        Gerrin. Every point counts.

    12. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 15 hours 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
      11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Nice one thx

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

          Cheers

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

        C Rashford go mate

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

        Will Telles take some set pieces?

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

        That WBA team is terrible.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          So is the United team

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

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

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

        Cheers

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

          :thumbsup:

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

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

    14. The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours 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
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Suddenly
        What was the case after wba though?

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

      Rashfoooord

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

        Yesssss

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

      Sterling and Foden. Sterling goal incoming

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

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

    18. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Rashford check
      Bruno Captain check

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Same plus Telles check!!

    19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Another fake news saying rashford was out

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

        Camzy in dreamland.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        I hope not - Lamptey first on bench

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

        CNN story?

    20. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Son to Ziyexch for -4 managers where are you

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

        Did Podence to Ziyech -4 🙁

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          You can still be hopeful for podence RC

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

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

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

        Me! Captained Ziyech too.

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

      Finally Sterling on. Let’s see

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

        Yeah gamechanger

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

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

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        If only that was true

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

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

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          He will yes in midweek

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

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

      1. 4-4-who?
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        What an ill informed point o view

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

          Ok not mahrez, b Silva certainly

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

      Everyone talking like Kane is on 15 points.

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

        Seller by any chance?

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

        only 1 pen away from 12 points

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

      Rashford & Bruno (C) let’s go

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

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

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

      Why is Torres still on the pitch?

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

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

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

          Hopefully for me sake Hazz.

        2. Underdogs11
            11 days, 15 hours ago

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

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

          Bale isnt needed, Moura came on.

      2. ivantys
          11 days, 15 hours ago

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

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

          Aurier bullying sterling

        • Chhana
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 15 hours ago

          Sterling C, Son VC :'(

          1. 4-4-who?
            • 10 Years
            11 days, 15 hours 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
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            madness