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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. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Pogba not in squad?

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

      Just hope he's being sold... Even if for a loss!

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

      Didn't travel

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Any particular reason?

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

          Knock

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

            Who’s there?

          2. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Thanks

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

    That guy that had bale blocking konsa just cracked the Champaign

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

      Thug life 😎

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

        Oh wow, that was pure luck! Well done

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

      Champagne. It’s not Illinois.

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

    Joe Rodon coming on ... class act

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Barkley trap snapped shut on owners today. You were warned, no sympathy

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

      You must have had a great day mate, so many punishments

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

      Messed up grealish in the end

    3. Manani
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      i mean if he blank, sure. But it was an injury, not like anyone can forseen that?

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

      He scored precisely as many as Grealish. Shut up.

  5. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Still selling Son (Son + Jimmy to Grealish + Aguero) for nothing. It hurts but it'll pay off

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

      No it won't. Get rid of Jimmy, but Son is a mistake. You have been warned.

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

    Surely people didn't expect City to do much against Spurs? So much disappointment

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

      You would normally expect City to be able to break down a bus. Without Aguero though they’ve struggled.

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

        Who among the EPL keeps on beating City?

  7. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Well played Jose in getting Pep to bench "injured" Sterling

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

      There's no way he's based his on-the-pitch decisions on that issue IMO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIPRIIETpGU

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

    Spurs depth showing now. Moura on, Bale chilling on the bench, Toby off for Rodon.
    Spurs are a different beast this season, win the league I hope, and Europa

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

      Lol

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

      Against a high line they're great, but I'm still not convinced in their abilities to break down a bus. They looked bad against Burnley.

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

        true but they still got the win. Winning even when you play bad is the sign of champions

        Spurs would not have won that seasons, past

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

          Spurs beat City at home last two season, wtf are you on about lmao

  9. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Should be shooting from there Kev

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

      Looked like a dreadful wall as well

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

    Sterling with spaghetti on his head

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

    Can see a burnley CS next week

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

      Hahahaha yes sure

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

      Yes! I've got Taylor

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

    City hitting long balls forward

    Pathetic

  13. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Tottenham for now is my favourite to win the league this season

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

      Same

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

      Chelsea for me. They can break down buses with ease, whereas Spurs struggle.

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

        I was at Wembley watching Spurs roll over Chelsea. Just saying.

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

          Spurs are great in the big games. Their counter attack is great.

          It's the Burnley's and West Brom's they struggle against.

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

        Only just though, I think it'll be close with City and Liverpool.

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

      Can’t see it ; Spurs still struggle against lesser teams where bus and break doesn’t work.

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

      Nah

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

    Some pace on Reguilon

  15. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    City now so boring imagine hos boring it would be with Messi

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

      How*

  16. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Any news on C. Taylor? Have Dier first bench :p

  17. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Still think im selling Kane and Son after this GW.

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Sellers gonna sell.

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

        Haters gonna hate.

        Losers gonna lose.

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

    Would be nice if United give West Brom a proper hiding

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Fernandes haul would be nice

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

      Bruno (c) but they’ll likely struggle. Mata starting is a big boost though.

  19. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Has AZ donated 20 quid yet?

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

    I activated my wildcard today to target man city players and they're really making it less exciting for me. They look absolute shite.

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

      Form over fixture.

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

    Jesus is garbage.

  22. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Credit where credit is due, Hojbjerg man of the match

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      He has been great but Kane has also. Such an intelligent footballer

  23. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Kane’s on another level to them all

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

    Dias yc

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Harry Kane > Messi. And its not even close.

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

    Torres yc

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

    Torres yc

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

    Kane destroyed Dias and Laporte today

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

    Reguilon mocking me from my bench 🙁

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

    The dummy did.

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

      For Steve above.