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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Really good match 🙂

  2. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    brought in Cancelo, Ziyech and Grealish this week. At least I didnt sold Son lol

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Had my shirt off then ffs lol

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What a sight!

      1. 4-4-who?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Season ticker holder? North Bank lower me - missing it so much!

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lol oh dear

    3. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      On a promise ?

  4. King Carlos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What has happened to City defense? Bring kompany back? Lol

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      less about City defence, more about Spurs front 3

  5. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Whoa! What did lamptey do???

    They won! Last min red?

    1. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      2 yellows in the ladt 5 mins

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Wow

        1. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          The latter yellow was BS imho

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Grealish v/s Lamptey - what do you expect?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Feir

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair that is

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      2 late ycs. Was unlucky i thought.

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      ffs, first on bench if Sterling doesn't come on

  6. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Moment of silence for those of us who sold the spurs pair

  7. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodri should have done better. Free header at Lloris. KdB unlucky not to have returned so far

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Rodri you plonker!

  8. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Spurs looking good.

    Just can’t get transfers right. So many good other options that it felt hard to justify son and Kane.

    All week back and forth, then get rid of son to cover Chelsea. Wrong as usual

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Let's just transfer out one of the most highest scoring players in the game...

  9. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Son season keeper

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This, so much this

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lol

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      keeping Both Son+Kane as long as they perform. They dont look to stop scoring any time soon

      1. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This ^

    3. Craicer
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yep. No reason to get rid of him.

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No doubt. Forget about what fixture issue, it's rubbish.

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      You can't have them all though, I'm going with Kane Vardy Bruno Salah so can't afford him

  10. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Funny how so many FPL managers try to project what will happen in the next 6 weeks based on the performance of one game or even the first 10 minutes of a game. 😀

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What's even more funny is the fact that people justified selling Kane who has 15 returns in 8 games.

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    "The counter-attack for the tough fixtures" theory for TOT starts showing?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      the only tough game is Chelsea imo, still see a draw there

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nah only tough game is Arsenal, as they actually defend. Still not convinced about Chelsea defence against quality opposition.

    2. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Chelsea are better for Kane compared to Son imo

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        or Alli, I wonder if we see a surprise Alli inclusion. Its possible

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Dele's done.

          Mourinho hates players who complain. See Danny Rose

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Alli isnt done, Jose just wants to see fight from him. He would be very fired up to prove that vs Chelsea. I go out on a limb and say Alli will start vs Chelsea and haul if he does

            Its a big trust of Jose to do that, if Alli fcks it up he may well be done

      2. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Penalties?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son sellers BTFO... Always a silly transfer

      Son is a season keeper

      1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I am considering getting KDB for him.next week

      2. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Zzzzzzzzzz. Could set my clock by the monotonous predictability of the nature of your comments.

    4. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      "LOOK WHERE THE F*CKING LINE IS"
      "it's a circle"

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Was that Dier?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          KDB

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Think it was KdB.

      3. KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lol

      4. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        the "fixtures" approach is a total fallacy

        Villa CS vs Arsenal and not vs Brighton
        Son scores vs Man U and Man City

        1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I disagree. On average it is a good call

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            This.

            You can't extrapolate a theory out of one or two carefully selected incidents.

            Fixtures matter, absolutely. How you determine a good fixture is the tricky bit however...

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Villa beat liverpool 7-2 and lose to Brighton.

          Forget fixtures. Always form

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            based on form, Villa should have dominated Brighton

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Barkley

            2. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Villa had more possession more shots on goal, on target etc. Just couldn't take the chances..

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Same with Spurs last GW vs. worst team in the league West Brom (was very close to a 0-0)

        4. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          UpSiDe ChAsiNg

          1. Shifty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            so cringey this term.

            poor LR suffering trying to live up to the hype of his theory.

            1. Custard Gannet
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Seeing him pretending to be ok with his decisions so far on social media is actually hard to watch.

            2. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Maybe if you read the article properly you would appreciate that he doesn't use this approach all the time. Why is it a cringey term ? What would you call it instead ?

              1. ALI_G
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                points chasing

                1. Shifty
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  hahah

                  or 'points hoping'

              2. Shifty
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                found one of the uPsiDe ChAsErS

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  N0bhedd. Great to see you happy to criticise without offering any alternative whatsoever in return.

      5. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        It was one of those decisions where if you kept and they failed badly then you could just move them on with that information, but if you got rid and they hauled then you'd look back and wonder what on Earth you were thinking getting rid of the one or both of the two best players in the game.

        I didn't have any idea really what would happen but with those decisions it's easy to choose which way you'd rather fail

      6. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        oh gawd I forgot I had Guaita

      7. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Currently on 4 points from 5 players after my -4 for Salah > Bruno(c).

        Martinez 1
        Lamptey -1
        Grealish 1
        Kane 1
        SON 6

        1. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          All depends on captain

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Only been 20 mins, plenty of time for Grealish.

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Two of them got 70 minutes to play.

        4. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I'm doing worse

      8. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Who sold Son and who captained him or Kane?

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Kept him because I had other problems in my team. Will defo keep for now.

          1. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            With how reactionary you are, that'll last for 2 hours

      9. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Any one spotted recently that man city are really terrible

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          As I said elsewhere, last time they played like the Citeh you'd except was GW1.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            GW2*

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lol City have been good

        3. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lol. Garbage.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Harsh. He has something of a point - the table doesn't lie.

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I don't think that they can be termed "really terrible". Under performing maybe.

        4. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I was after dias, aguero and kdb next week (-4) for robbo, son and jimmy....

          But now thinking f that

      10. rnrd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Højbjerg has transformed that spurs team this season

      11. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Has Kane ever scored against city?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Twice

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          For sure he has

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Sorry about the laziness guys. Could have googled it.

      12. Shifty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        son has sooo much space. good chance he gets more than 1 return.

      13. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Plan was Son > KDB GW10 ... and I always said 'regardless' his form ... now I am being properly tested!

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          To be fair KdB could have already had a goal and assist

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            True

      14. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        So, this is probably going to jinx him, but Alderweireld not doing too much wrong so far...

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Toby is a decent fantasy option tbh, just when fixtures permit
          His long balls are pretty good

      15. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Great game

      16. tsm
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What’s Kane’s role, is he still hanging back?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Central defence atm

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 25 days ago

            The engine in Spurs counter attack.

        3. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          No chance I come out of this with a Reguilon cleanie or return ffs

        4. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          OMG laporte

        5. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Laporte goal

          1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Handball check

        6. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Laporte goal