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

    Stellar game for non city owners, I love it

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

      This. Almost brought in KDB!

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

      Tbf why would anyone have any man city players, they are currently terrible

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

    I was sure city would score. Shows how much I know!

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

    Sold Son and Reguilon for Targett and Bruno for a hit..

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

      Oof

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

      Tbd

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

      If Bruno scores more than 20 you are good

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

        He's my captain

  4. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Not impressed at all by City so far this season. I like the look of Jimenez > Kun next week, but I'm not going to be ripping up my team to get KDB or Raz on this evidence.

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      I think they need a fit Aguero to get back in their stride

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

    Kane yc

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Fck

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

    Kane yc even better

  7. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    I think people on here are confusing City with the team that scores 100 points a few years back

    the one with a fit Aguero, Silva etc.

    this City team is nowhere near

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

      This.

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

      This.

      Someone speaking sense at last.

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

      For sure. no Kun, no party. Jesus not good enough

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

      Yeah Fernandinho and Silva were the two most crucial cogs imo. Big misses in the engine room.

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

    Kane to Vardy (C) hmm

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      For a hit... hmmm

  9. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    ManCity 19 shots 4 on target. Tottenham 4 shots 2 on target. Tottenham 2-0 Mancity. Stats don't always tell the truth.

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

      What’s the truth? City a far better side can’t breakdown 10 at the back. Spurs have been super solid.

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Meant if you have bben firing 19 times at goal surely one has to sneek in at some point. The city of old would have anyway

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      2-0 is the truth

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

      City conversion rate versus Spurs. LOL

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

      Stats: 2 goals vs zero

    5. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Those stats tell me City can’t shoot straight, therefore deserved to lose.

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Kane YC

  11. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Ban the filthy lads that said Martial is out for today’s game. Send them into the sin bin asap!

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Say it louder Hakim brother

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

    Kane yc 🙁

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

    Kane yc!!

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

    Kane YC

  15. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 15 hours ago

    Ferran Torres done anything in the second half?

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

      Too busy midweek

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

    Ah Harry!

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

    What a save Lloris

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

      Ok it was right at him but still...

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

    So, what about a Ivan brace like in the old days.

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

    Two whole weeks of change Son and Kane because of fixtures...

    How many did?

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

      Everyone on WC probably

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

      Kept both. But like many wanted Son > Kdb next week.

      Not sure now, also .2 short after ghost rises

    3. Utopsis
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        I sold Son (for Bruno), and I still don't regret it yet

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

      Diaz close

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

      Dias should have scored head it directly at Lloris

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

      What a save!

    7. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Why would we get rid of Son for KDB/Sterling ?

      Hmmm

      1. ...al
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        KdB doing well, just lacking the final bit of finesse from the players around him to score

    8. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      Not too late for a red card

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

      Form over fixtures. Sterling and KDB showing no reason to bring them in

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

        Totally agree. Flickers from KDB this season. Nada from Sterling. All the talk of jumping ship from Spurs to City to get ahead of the curve looks a bit silly now. Hindsight helps but never seemed like a sensible move to me given how well Son and Kane have delivered so far.

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

      Hang in there spurs. Need that cleanie.

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

      Lloris 10 pinter

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

        lager?

        1. Utopsis
            11 days, 15 hours ago

            Proper bender, that

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

        Cancelo miles wide

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

        Kane YC. Magnus sold him for Martial

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

          Magnus knows.

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

            how's he doing this year?

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

              Great

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

        Non Bruno owners prayer circle

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

          Indeed - can I join?