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. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Triple city? Nah this isnt The City u want triple up. All the credit to Spurs though.

    Whats wrong with City they cant score...
    10 goals in 8 matches.

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Feels weird to go for Pep roulette with 1.25 goals per game but probably we will all go for it.

      1. Vlad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 17 hours ago

        The ultimate trolling by pep

  2. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Kane & Son essential?

    Who would get rid?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Nah.

      I own Son but I'll happily get rid of him for Salah for the Fulham game. Because fixtures are still king when it comes to captaincy and captaincy makes a pick more valuable.

      If you can keep them while also fitting in all the captain options you want, great. But if it's a choice between having the best captain options or keeping in-form players you're not going to captain, I'll take the captaincy picks every time.

    2. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      They didn’t score THAT many today, and 5 of their next 6 are against better teams.

      1. Vlad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 17 hours ago

        Better teams then mci? Or spurs ? Either way I see them struggling to score against Chelsea and maybe Leicester , all other they can score and they will

        1. Noisy Neighbour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 days, 17 hours ago

          Better than City.

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Might actually avoid City assets next week!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      If Burnley look competent it's far from a bad idea

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Considering that also. Burnley will defend and park the bus.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 17 hours ago

        Trouble is, the way I’ve set my team up I kind of have to get one of the mids with nearly 7ITB!

        1. Vlad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 17 hours ago

          I also have 4.4 itb lol

  4. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    LMS safety score currently 9

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Any Reguilón owners bench him here?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Nope

    2. Animo et Fide
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Yep, have Taylor starting so hopefully he misses out

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Yip

  6. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    What percentage of the game captained Bruno?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      19.8% mate

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 17 hours ago

        Not as bad as I thought!

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Enjoy the incredibly boring game inbound, why people think ManU will run wild is so funny. Its WBrom, and Manu are terrible at home this season.

    Have fun guys

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Ole struggles against anyone he can’t bus and break on. He has plan A and that’s it. Mata can change United though.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      We live in hope bro

  8. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else who was planning to WC this week having second thoughts?

    I might avoid city next week, keep Son and do Kane to Vardy

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Kane is essential imo

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Still using my WC. Need to sort out my defence and keeper situation. Might keep Son and get Vardy for Kane.

  9. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Top o' the league, Ma!

  10. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    City players worth hits and their heavy price tags?

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      No. Get Cancelo for now.

    2. alastair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      If you saw the game you know the answer

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Just get KdB

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 17 hours ago

        Or Sterling if you want to chase

  11. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    So I done Son Brewster out for minus 4 for Watkins Fernandez how many points would I need for Fernandez to score level.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 17 hours ago

      Can't you just work that out yourself?

      It's not like we know if you'd have played or benched Brewster, with alternatives coming in or not.

  12. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Interested to see telles now.

    I have double Chelsea defence. Not sure how ideal that is.....

    May look at james to telles... (also got chilwell)

  13. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 17 hours ago

    Any point in bringing in Sterling now?

  14. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 16 hours ago

    Time to ditch Chillwell?

    Chelsea fixtures not great for clean sheets and Ziyech stole him set pieces.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 16 hours ago

      He gets in the box so much.

      I'd say he's the best defender to have fill stop.

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 15 hours ago

    Pen but not to Man U!

  16. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 15 hours ago

    Feels a bit lucky tbh