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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. Manani
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 48 mins ago

    Cancelo blanking, but pretty involved in attack. Nice to see as owner

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 45 mins ago

      Good 1p if no yc coming

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 42 mins ago

      Why did you buy him this week?

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        8 days, 37 mins ago

        replacement for TAA

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 48 mins ago

    Fk for spurs in a nice area

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 48 mins ago

    Son on track for a 10 pointer

  4. Right In The Stanchion
      8 days, 48 mins ago

      I do find it bizarre that Spurs don’t have to pay off the billion £ stadium costs and can have £300k a week Bale on the bench.

      They should be investigated by FFP

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        They sold Bale for loads. They sold Modric for loads. They don't spend much on transfers in.

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            8 days, 44 mins ago

            They sold Bale and Modric over 7-8 years ago. They spent that money.

        2. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 36 mins ago

          TBF stadium costs, training ground costs, academy costs are all exempt from FFP.

          Taking a government loan at low interest rate to then spend in the transfer market was cheeky though.

          Especially after furloughing staff.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 47 mins ago

        Dier taking the FK.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 46 mins ago

          Looks essential.

      3. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 47 mins ago

        Oh, deary me! Where's the guy that triple captained Cavani this week? Wild punt gone horribly wrong.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 47 mins ago

          Damn. That is bold

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 45 mins ago

            It's just a game

      4. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 47 mins ago

        1 blank all season and it wasn't good for people.

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 47 mins ago

          TAA blanks whole season and he's a keeper.

      5. tbhogal
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        City have 0 punch, keeping Son and Kane

      6. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        Oh my.
        Sold Reguilon/Son and Kane

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 45 mins ago

          F

        2. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 44 mins ago

          Surely not

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            8 days, 41 mins ago

            Yes I did. The looked lacklustre to me last few games even tho they won.
            Don't really regret it tbh.

            Brought in PVA/Bruno(c) and Vardy and still have Salah + cash.

      7. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        Sigh, the one thing I hate as much as a short corner is when a player can't even get a free kick over the wall

      8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        Mr.Special destroying Spanish fraud

      9. b91jh
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        May just do KDB to Salah at gw12 rather than Bruno

      10. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 46 mins ago

        All that talk about Rashford and he starts, love it.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 45 mins ago

          Phantom international injury. Didn't believe it for a second.

          1. Pratik
            • 11 Years
            8 days, 43 mins ago

            Same! Got him in for Salah as a last minute hit, so was reasonably confident he'd start too.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 days, 41 mins ago

              Nice!

              Bruno (C) & Rashford double up too?

              1. Pratik
                • 11 Years
                8 days, 32 mins ago

                Yep! Now only need United to show up, not necessarily an easy feat these days but feel optimistic.

      11. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 45 mins ago

        Kane with 9 assists so far this season
        His previous season best was 7

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 44 mins ago

          KaneDB

      12. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 45 mins ago

        Almost punted on Jesus this week. Phew.

      13. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 44 mins ago

        Sorry, Ogie. Bale warming up.

      14. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 44 mins ago

        Bale coming on

      15. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 44 mins ago

        Will Bale come in for Son.?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          sadly yes

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 42 mins ago

            Not anymore

      16. Kannbury
          8 days, 44 mins ago

          Good news, Sterling on saves the Lamptey -1 from the bench 🙂

        • Dog and Fox
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          What a match from Hojbjerg, best player on the pitch by far!

          1. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 42 mins ago

            Underrated superdb midlefield maestro

            1. slavkob
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 42 mins ago

              Superb*

        • Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          Not a chance I get rid of Kane now

          And maybe even Son hmmm

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          Aldy groin perhaps.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 41 mins ago

            100%

        • Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          A) Son -> KDB
          B) Bissouma, Jimenez -> KDB, cheapie (-4)

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 42 mins ago

            So easily B

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          Bale not coming on as Alderweireld injured.

        • Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 43 mins ago

          Aldeweireld done.

        • Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 42 mins ago

          Bale sub cancelled

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 41 mins ago

            I missed a bullet there.

            Better be lucky than good. 😛

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 days, 41 mins ago

              Haha nice!

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 41 mins ago

            *sad face*

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 42 mins ago

          Toby injured 🙁

        • BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 42 mins ago

          If fixture congestion causes injuries cancel meaningless international matches

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 42 mins ago

          Rodon 5m

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 40 mins ago

            Could be nailed for a month?

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 days, 26 mins ago

            Dier 4.9

            Br owner, last on bench

        • slavkob
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 42 mins ago

          Come on City get a pen!