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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. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Make City Great Again?

  2. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Selling Son for a hit cost you 12 pts if your replacement just gets 2.

    Well done sellers!

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why being such a d*ck?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not owning Bruno could cost more.

    3. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      That's an unfair simplification, spread that over the next few games, and might still work.

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's a perfectly fine statement if you sold Son for Ziyech. Move along.

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lucky for sellers the decision gets judged over a run of games, not just one.

    5. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      What a Stupendous.

  3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mahrez has been terrible this season

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It’s weird as he was great for his country and last season. I think there’s unease in the camp, talk of PSG / rumours of bad words with KDB? I had a nervous hour having swapped him for Ziyech but his form continued and I think I have the better player now

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think he is unhappy because no sign of a new contract

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He’s been mostly terrible since he left Leicester, with 2 or 3 mini runs of form thrown in to remind you of how good he was that one glorious season.

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lamptey red, Grealish yellow and Kane yellow already for me today

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

      Don't include the assist.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Same but Lamptey first on bench ... but Grealish (c) 🙁

  5. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    KDB (BUR) or Salah (bha)?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son or Kane vs Chelsea?

  6. ...al
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Shame Kane won't get any bonus, motm confirmed. Great game from Harry

  7. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Foden haul

  8. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane and son owners.

    Are you keeping them both?

    If not, what is the plan??

    Thanks

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keeping for sure.

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why would I sell either let alone both?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Holding until they fade.

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane to Vardy (C) probably

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Games in midweek sort it out.

    6. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don't own Kane. Will do Son > Salah for Salah's Fulham game.

    7. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keeping both.

    8. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Selling both. Dont think Son or Kane won't score anymore, but this is good chance to have different players with higher ceiling.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Its a brave move to sell both!!

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah. Its hard to get excited If ur player scores and has over 50% ownership, but at the same time it can hurt big time. But i want to finnish this season in 10k not in top 1mil.

          And now is the perfect time to go differential.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Admire your bravery. Who are you bringing in?

            1. Pukkipartyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              KDB and Vardy (C).
              But thats just me 😀 it can backfire easily.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Good luck

  9. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    As a non Ziyech and KDB owner, I feel lucky

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ziyech is good though

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    People saying "form over fixtures" realize Spurs (A) wasn't a good fixture, right?

    1. The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Unless referring to people selling Kane and Son

  11. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Win. They miss Kun

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      And a proper left footed left back

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Probably sign another CB before that..Alex Telles was worth a shout but they dint empasize and Manutd could for a change get a player worth his prize

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      David Silva

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      And tiny Dave. Reas Soceidad top of La liga thanks to him

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Unlucky city

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane 1 blank in 9 GWs

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kaptain default

  14. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Jose Masterclass over bald fraud 😆

  15. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pheew great result with Son and Reguilon and no city players

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Same!!!
      Also, no Kane 🙂

  16. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mahrez and Bernardo shouldn't start again for City in the PL. Dreadful players.

  17. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Not the worst I guess (Kane C)

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Better than Grealish, KDB, Ziyech
      Matched Werner

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yellow card so one less than Werner

  18. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Prayer circle for us silly non-Bruno owners right here guys !

  19. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Right it’s Bruno time

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martial

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      For absolutely everyone so makes no difference

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not true

  20. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Get rid of son and kane they said lol!

    Going nowhere for me

  21. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    City tactically outplayed even though they had 4-22 in attempts. Typical Mourinho game!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hope I don't see "bUT we HaD MOre xG", finishing is a skill and this was a Jose masterclass.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It was indeed, old Jose is back.

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Son on for all 3 baps with winning goal bps??

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

      no

  23. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Wow city really are crap

  24. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Guess Form over Fixtures is way to go in this crazy season too same way it has been in normal seasons...Vardy and kdb tempt but need to see drop in fork of son and kane to warrant that. Mou always a second season wonder considering he even took Manutd to 2nd finish in a hapless time

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      you watched that City performance and are tempted by KDB?

  25. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Spurs won the same fixture 2-0 last season.

  26. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So who was advising transfers out of the league leaders?

    Own it...

  27. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    hopefully the ManU game is incredibly boring and WBrom win 0-1, will be perfect

    1. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Manutd has set up well with Mata factor giving them lot of possession and his intricate connection with Bruno will dismantle WbA, not to mention Telles is one notch above Shaw and same side as Bruno is helpful

  28. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Steve Bruce doing a great job to be 1 point behind Man City at this stage of the season

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      We are so lucky to have him. We don't deserve his incredible tactics nous

  29. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I mean Kane did get only 1 point more than Ziyech. Not exactly gloat worthy

  30. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So happy to see FPL back